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Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Google Glass is out, Sony Smart Glasses are in.   Google has given up on this round of its Google Glass experiment. The com­pany has announced it is ending the Explorer program and it will spin out the Google Glass group as a stand­alone project headed by Tony Fadell, formerly of Apple and founder of […]

Ultimaker wants a piece of that 3D printer Maker action

Ultimaker wants a piece of that 3D printer Maker action

A team of Dutch engineers are winning awards and gaining attention using an open source ethic and off-the-shelf parts. A small Dutch company hopes its combination of open source ethic and engineering prowess will propel it to the top of the market for small, hobbyist-class 3D printers. Ultimaker’s first printer won Best in Shootout from […]

Unlocking the secrets of the human heart with the help of Creo

Unlocking the secrets of the human heart with the help of Creo

PTC collaborates with University of Tokyo to build better replacement hearts.

A word about representing screen resolution

A word about representing screen resolution

You can’t just draw bigger boxes to describe better resolution. When some people make comparisons of resolution, they do so by drawing boxes, like this one. The above diagram is a mathematical representation of resolution, showing more pixels per line and more lines, while holding the pixel size constant. The other misrepresentation of resolution is […]

By January 2, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
2014 wasn’t that bad, was it?

2014 wasn’t that bad, was it?

Product introductions from 2013–2014 will make for an eventful 2015 By Kathleen Maher This year saw a return of optimism even as the problems of the en­vironment seem impossibly bleak. Our faith in technology has re­doubled and people are starting to talk crazy: we’re going to live under the sea, we’re going to move to […]

By December 30, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
“What’s with them?”

“What’s with them?”

The most talked about companies and products in design/engineering software in 2014, and how they will be trending in 2015. By Randall S. Newton As managing editor of JPR’s GraphicSpeak website, I travel to a wide variety of industry events in the course of the year. I sit through presentations, conduct interviews, and generally try […]

By December 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Energy scooter student project awaits Kickstarter fate

Energy scooter student project awaits Kickstarter fate

Makeosity is connecting Bronx students with design and business training. Now a novel scooter is awaiting Kickstarter funding. A group of Bronx, New York tweens and teens is hoping to attract enough interest on Kickstarter to fund completion of their Energy Scooter, a novel two-wheeled kid scooter that also charges a mobile device. The kids […]

By December 22, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Custom orthotics allow disabled dog to run for the first time. [Editor’s Note: There is a link to a YouTube video about Derby at the end of the article.] A New Hampshire dog born with deformed front legs is running for the first time, thanks to kindhearted humans who used 3D technology to create a […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

3D printing is growing rapidly in Europe. Stratasys is in leading vertical markets, building a complete ecosystem, and accelerating product development. Correspondent Tom Lansford reports from Frankfurt, Germany. By Tom Lansford Ten years ago at Euromold, 3D printing and related technology occupied a small corner of Hall 11. Today, 3D printing dominates the show and […]

By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
3D printing for the Space Station

3D printing for the Space Station

Made in Space and NASA have brought 3D printing to Outer Space, to create all the little things they left behind. Could you live in space? As space exploration and research is becoming com­mercialized, new compa­nies are being built around answering the question of what it would take to live in space. According to Mike […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →