Additive manufacturing helps students to racing success

Battery housing features integrated cable ducts and cooling channels for an electric-powered race car

Advanced manufacturing optimises satellite technology

Faster production of thermally highly stressed components by using additive manufacturing technology for metal parts

FDA awards first approval for 3D printed polymeric cranial implants

OPM’s additive manufactured cranial implants offer improved patient outcomes at reduced surgical costs

Sports drone takes off thanks to 3D printing

AirDog is a‘quad-copter' that operates via a wrist-worn tracking device and accommodates a standard GoPro sports camera

Metal 3D printing helps rebuild motorbike crash survivor’s face

Belgian company LayerWise produced patient-specific titanium implants as part of a pioneering facial reconstruction

Rugged handheld for outdoor computing

Juniper’s new Archer 2 device features bright 4.3-inch touchscreen and the long lasting battery

Software upgrade for advanced magnetic inspection

Inspection of permanent magnets in R&D, quality control, production of sensor systems, electric motors, medical devices and consumer electronics

MagNet for SolidWorks coming in 2014

Embeds an electromagnetic field simulator as an add-in to Solidworks 2013 or later

x86-based embedded computer with Intel Core i5/i7

The V2616A series embedded computers are based on the Intel Core i5/i7 processor, and feature two RS-232/422/485 serial ports, dual Gigabit LAN ports (M12), and 3 USB 2.0 hosts

Tube bending CADCAM solution

Extracts and generates bending data from CAD models in seconds; cuts program development time

3D printers help energise developing regions

Companies using FDM 3D printing technology to create innovative energy solutions that aid those without reliable electricity

Big data and 3D printing set to reform supply chains in 2014

The rise of ‘big data’ to the mainstream and emergence of 3D printing will be two of the big issues affecting supply chains leaders in 2014

Internet of Things – making every second count

Jonathan Wilkins ponders the Internet of Things concept and what effect it could have on automation processes such as the repair and replacement of industrial components

New screen technology behind extra-bright display

Archer 2 hand-held computer suits a wide variety of data collection purposes including industrial and military markets

2D/3D laser profile scanner for automation

Micro-Epsilon has developed a compact, lightweight laser profile scanner. The scanCONTROL 2600/2900 optoelectronic sensor with integrated controller is enclosed in a 380g aluminium housing

When the Internet of Things meets Big Data

The ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Big Data’ hold the promise of one big interconnected world that will allow people to harmonise with machines and gadgets. Boris Sedacca investigates whether it is all vapourware or whether there are real life examples in practice

Control projects focus on quality and cost

Installation of powerful control systems on chemical plants can bring substantial savings in terms of improved energy efficiency, reduced raw materials use, easier maintenance and larger capacities. Sean Ottewell reports



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