• manufacturing
  • UCSF 3D Printing Face Shields

    UCSF is one of many universities taking on the challenge of producing much-needed shields and other personal protective equipment. The team is using the school’s 3D printing infrastructure to produce 300 shields per day, while sharing their procedures with anyone who wants to print them on their own machine.

  • learning
  • The Future of Flight (Sim)

    Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Have you been following the recent evolution of Microsoft Flight Simulator? Here’s the latest! After the end of a five year breakup, which saw the tech behind the outdated software sold off to Lockheed-Martin as a training tool, a special team at Microsoft has taken on reinventing the once-dominant simulator. It’s development was kept completely […]

  • sci-fi
  • Space Concrete

    Nasa’s ‘Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification (MICS) Project’ is exploring the results of mixing concrete in space. Concrete could be a very useful tool in building habitats and structures to protect against meteorites and cosmic radiation. But until now, we have not had useful data on the strength of the material when mixed in micro-gravity.

  • manufacturing
  • Canon 120MP Video

    Canon has been long working on a video camera that records at 60x full HD video. The sensor is slightly bigger than the APS-C, found in most DSLRs, but smaller than full-frame. This means fitting it in a consumer product, is a matter of when, not if. However processing these images in-camera will be no small feat, […]

  • business
  • Evolve to Advance 3D Printing

    With little post-processing required, Evolve part finish will rival injection molding at lower costs than current additive processes. This will be ideal for runs of 5,00 to 20,000. Unlike most current processes, the materials available will be standard injection materials, not requiring compromise to meet process. Evolve are nearing commercial production.

  • tech
  • Design to Improve Your Ride

    Designmind article from Frog about improving motorcycle safety and experience through improved design. “The technology available to motorcycle riders is insufficient in part because the product design process often relies on conventions and norms established by car drivers, even though motorcycle riders have less time to look at displays, less time to react to dangerous […]