2015 Hawaii STEM Conference: CAD Competition

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The 6th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference concluded this past weekend and we had the honor of being part of it once again. Once the students had completed the task, they then presented their design outcome, photo renderings, anticipated material costs and packaging designs/options to a panel of expert judges. Titan grew up in Hawaii and fought an uphill battle for a good portion of his life and has come out on top.

2015 Hawaii STEM Conference: CAD Competition

3D Innovations

The 6th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference concluded this past weekend and we had the honor of being part of it once again. Once the students had completed the task, they then presented their design outcome, photo renderings, anticipated material costs and packaging designs/options to a panel of expert judges. Titan grew up in Hawaii and fought an uphill battle for a good portion of his life and has come out on top.

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3D Printing: Discover New Design Possibilities

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Metal 3D printing, increased productivity and material selection are all areas that have seen rapid growth in recent years. 3D printing technology, also referred to as additive manufacturing, allows you to explore design possibilities without typical design constraints.

3D Academy: Educate to Innovate

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Think about all the times you are reading material and ask yourself “why”—Why is that? It is inviting a different teaching approach into the classroom and allows students to engage with material in a more hands-on way.

The Changing Landscape of STEM Education

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Engineers will address the complex societal challenges of the 21st century by building a new generation of machines, materials, and systems.

3D Printing Heading Towards a More Sustainable Future

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Plastic, specifically ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), is a top material used in 3D printing; however, there has been a push to develop more environmentally friendly materials, such as PLA ((Polylactic Acid). Manufacturing Material Waste.

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Exploring 3D Printing Technology for Business

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Researchers are finding new and novel ways of using the technology, material selection is rapidly expanding, and a range of businesses are now developing 3D printers. 3D Printing is a topic that quickly captures your interest and your imagination.

3D Printing: Competitive Advantage of the Technology

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Researchers are finding new and novel ways of using the technology, material selection is rapidly expanding, and a range of businesses are now developing 3D printers. 3D printing has been around for decades but has gained the most attention within the last five to eight years.

3D Printing Trends to Watch for in 2019

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Businesses wanted to expand beyond the traditional materials associated with 3D printing and into something more durable. Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is on the rise, as the material is ideal for producing lighter items at higher production rates.

Design Patents and Utility Patents for Startups

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With a design patent, you are able to use the coveted phrases, patent pending and patent issued on all marketing material, and have confidence that your invention is protected for the next fourteen years. Patents, copyrights and trademarks are all forms of intellectual property.

The Importance of 3D Design for (Efficient) Manufacturing

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Without some idea of size, number of cavities, complexity, shape, and design, a manufacturer cannot accurately advise on the manufacturability of your product or help you choose the right materials and color.” ( Extreme Molding ). 3D Design Reduces Material Waste.

Is 3D Printing Right for Your Project?

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As design software advances and material selection increases, 3D printing will continue to shift the manufacturing landscape and prove that it is a very useful tool for professionals and makers alike.

2015 Advanced Manufacturing Conference

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Industry leaders in Hawaii understand that major manufacturing shifts are taking place, and want to assist the local manufacturing community in harnessing and implementing these emerging technologies. Currently the manufacturing community in Hawaii is still relatively small, but with a heightened focus on economic development, workforce development, energy infrastructure and policies there is significant growth potential.

Protect Your Invention

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Changing materials or mechanics is difficult once your patent’s been filed.). 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping 3D Innovations business design design firm engineering Hawaii idea innovation invention patent patent Hawaii patent process prototype prototyping Patenting your product is an important step towards success but not necessarily one of your first orders of business.

Intellectual Property Protection for Hardware Startups

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On the manufacturing side, everything about the design, even the smallest details, must be accounted for when selecting materials and where to manufacture the product.

Three Things Successful Hardware Startup Founders Understand

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Between product prototyping, testing, material selection, manufacturing and quality control (just to name a few), many days it seems like there just isn’t enough time to get it all figured out.

FAQ: The Basics of Intellectual Property and Manufacturing

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On the manufacturing side, everything about the design, even the smallest details, must be accounted for when selecting materials and where to manufacture the product.

Developments in the Metal 3D Printing Segment

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Jan Schroers, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale University and Desktop Metal, Inc., 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping Manufacturing 3D Innovations 3D Printing 3D Printing Hawaii 3D Printing Honolulu Additive Manufacturing design innovation manufacturing metal 3D printing Product Design Product Development technologyAs Terry Wohler’s put it best, this is the year of metal 3D printing.

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Design for Manufacturability

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These include lead time, cost, surface finish, detail and resolution, strength and material properties, and functional behavior for form and fit checks and engineering evaluation.”

Intellectual Property Strategies for Hardware Startups

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Like a utility patent, a design patent also lets you use the phrases patent pending and patent issued on all business-related material. Intellectual property (IP) protection is an important consideration for any startup, and possibly even more so for hardware startups.

2015 Advanced Manufacturing Conference

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Industry leaders in Hawaii understand that major manufacturing shifts are taking place, and want to assist the local manufacturing community in harnessing and implementing these emerging technologies. Currently the manufacturing community in Hawaii is still relatively small, but with a heightened focus on economic development, workforce development, energy infrastructure and policies there is significant growth potential.

Three Technologies Transforming the Hardware Startup Landscape

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It is defined as, “the action or process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.” As the material selection continues to expand, so does the application use for additive manufacturing.

Tips To Help You Launch Your Hardware Startup Faster

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Between product prototyping, testing, material selection, manufacturing and quality control (just to name a few), many days it seems like there just isn’t enough time to get it all figured out. Intellectual Property Manufacturing Product Development Startups 3D Innovations 3D Printing 3D Printing Hawaii 3D Printing Honolulu Additive Manufacturing design engineering entrepreneurs hardware hardware startup manufacturing Product Design startups

Protect Your Invention

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Changing materials or mechanics is difficult once your patent’s been filed.). 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping 3D Innovations business design design firm engineering Hawaii idea innovation invention patent patent Hawaii patent process prototype prototyping Patenting your product is an important step towards success but not necessarily one of your first orders of business.

Protect Your Invention

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Changing materials or mechanics is difficult once your patent’s been filed.). 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping 3D Innovations business design design firm engineering Hawaii idea innovation invention patent patent Hawaii patent process prototype Prototyping Patenting your product is an important step towards success but not necessarily one of your first orders of business.

Functional Prototypes are Critical for Success

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A prototype allows you to fully test the design, try out different materials, and really dive in to figure out what works and what doesn’t. The ability to effectively communicate your idea with a functional prototype is one of the many benefits of prototyping.

Prototyping to Production—What’s 3D Printing Used For?

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With the rapid expansion of 3D printing materials and colors available, you have more options than ever when it comes to product design materials. This can include anything from guides for precise drilling, dies for forming or cutting raw material into a specific shape and measurement tools, like gauges, to jigs and fixtures that hold a part in place while other operations are performed.

Prototype Development Using 3D Printing Technology [Case Study]

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Thermoforming is a process of taking thin sheets of plastic material, typically High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), (PET), or Polypropylene (PP) that is heated and formed over a mold. CASE STUDY. The Challenge: Develop Functional Prototypes To Mimic A Molded Part. Our customer required Product Development support for a new product that was to be introduced to the market.

Virginia Tech Students to Launch Experimental 3-D Printer on NASA Rocket Ship from Wallops Island

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After that, the group hopes to improve the printer and send it on a second flight, potentially with the ability to print multiple materials. BLACKSBURG, Va.,

3D Printing Predictions for 2015

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Here it’s new developments such as affordable multi-material printing that are going to get product, furniture, fashion and technology designers exciting – and we’ll all reap the rewards of their efforts.” 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping 2015 3D Printing 3D Printing Hawaii Additive Manufacturing benefits design innovation Product Development Prototyping technology the future

Optimizing Design for 3D Printing (CADSpeed Interview)

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Development of new materials and technology to build parts is evolving and a fast pace. 3D CAD 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping 3D Innovations 3D Printing 3D Printing Hawaii Additive Manufacturing CAD Cadalyst CADSpeed design engineering innovation Manufacturing Product Design Product Development Prototyping rapid prototyping Recently Collin Kobayashi, President & Chief 3D Officer of 3D Innovations , was interviewed by CADSpeed.

3D CAD Speeds Up Product Development

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Multi-platform collaboration is extending to investors, part suppliers, and other product development team members, as the digital designs are used congruently to develop marketing materials, packaging, and customer demonstrations. 3D CAD 3D digital designs 3D Innovations 3D Printing 3D Printing Hawaii 3D Printing Honolulu Collin Kobayashi engineering innovation Manufacturing Product Design Product Development Prototyping technology

The Benefits of 3D CAD to the Design Process

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This multi-platform collaboration extends to investors, suppliers and other team members, as these designs are used congruently to develop marketing material, packaging and demonstrations. While direct focus is on product manufacturing, the marketing team will be using this same 3D digital design to create photo renderings behind-the-scenes to produce distinctive packaging designs, testing of packaging materials and design demonstrations for early investors.

Simulating a Cleaner World, From Molecule to Metropolis

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trillion pieces of plastic, which lies halfway between Hawaii and California, is roughly twice the size of Texas. This material, he adds, “can help build a framework that enables a plane to travel farther while requiring less power.”

Pineapple Express: Printing a Planet that Dreams with Darlene Farris-Labar

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But that didn’t stop me from paying homage to Hawaii’s favorite fruit, the pineapple, by capturing its spiky beauty in my university’s printing lab at East Stroudsburg University. My hometown of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is far away from the warm tropical breezes of the Hawaiian Islands.

Automate to Dominate: Automate tasks within Enterprise business systems

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For example, imagine your frustration if you booked a hotel room in Hawaii, only to find upon arrival that the reservation you made was not shared with the hotel. One of the most important pieces of data when a product has to be built is the Bill of Materials (BOM).

You Could Save Lives by Taking the “Oxygen Valve Splitter Challenge”

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Paulina Perepelkin, Challenge Manager for GrabCAD, explains, “For everyone in the room it was important to develop a Challenge that would solve a real world problem using widely available materials. What do a Mars colony and a refugee camp have in common?