HOUSTEX 2015 Student Summit Offers 3D Printed Wind Turbine Challenge for Houston Area High Schoolers


3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed turbine blades 3d printed wind turbine high school houstex 2015 houston SME Society of Manufacturing Engineers student design students wind energy wind turbine Because Texas is indeed the ‘Heart of Manufacturing,’ that is the theme for this year’s HOUSTEX Student Summit, sponsored by The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), which endeavors to introduce area high school students to the... View the entire article via our website.

Rice University receives $5 million grant for 3D printed cancer research

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Rice University in Houston, Texas, has received a grant for $5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Fregly cancer Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas cancer research Houston medicine patient specific models Professor B.J. The money is enabling. Medical & Dental 3d modeling B.J. Fregly Rice University Texas

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3D Printed Lens Converts Smartphone Into Microscope


3D Printing Science & Technology 3d printed lens biomedical optics express elastomer lens fluorescence microscopy lego lens microscope optical microscope smartphone smartphone attachment university of houstonI have to admit that I was not an early adopter of the smartphone. Nor was I enthusiastic when I finally caved and bought one (read: couldn’t find a phone with buttons). It has about 99. View the entire article via our website.

Shapify Booth Allows Houstonians to 3D Print Themselves


3D Printing 3D Scanners 3d makery 3d printed figurines 3d printed portraits artec artec scanners houston shapie shapifyIt’s hard to get a lot done in 12 seconds or less. If you are Michael Phelps, you can swim about 80 feet and if you are a Vine fan, you can almost watch... View the entire article via our website.

ExOne to Refocus US Industrial 3D Printing Efforts, Expanding Production Centers in Troy & Houston


The ExOne Company has undeniably been on top of their game over the past few years within the 3D printing industry, from opening a new service center in Sweden to adding to their lineup of 3D. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business Metal 3D Printing binder jet printing DNA exoneration exone ExOne Company industrial 3d printers the exone company

Seven-Year-Old Hailey Dawson to Open Game 4 of World Series with 3D Printed Custom Prosthetic Hand from Stratasys

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Due to the publicity she got for her pitching goal, she was invited to open Game 4 of the World Series this Saturday, October 28, as the LA Dodgers face the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

National Institutes of Health funds $6.25 million center for 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering

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million to fund a Center for Engineering Complex Tissues in Houston, Medical & Dental CECT Center for Engineering Complex Tissues John Fisher National Institutes of Health Professor John Fisher Rice Rice University University of Maryland Wake Forest UniversityThe National Institutes of Health biomedical research organization, headquartered in Maryland, is giving $6.25

Cosine Additive 3D Prints These 1,000 Ounce Coca Cola Bottles


The machine, which was launched by Cosine Additive, a Houston-based startup looking to transform... View the entire article via our website. Back at the end of July we covered the launch of a brand new large-scale 3D printer called the AdditiveMachine1. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed coke bottle Coca-Cola bottle Cosine Additive huge 3d prints large 3d prints

Seven-Year-Old with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand to Throw Out First Pitch of World Series Game 4


Currently, the series is tied 1-1 between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Saturday, Game 4 of the World Series will take place. It’s been quite a series so far. I admittedly. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printed prosthetic hand 3d printed prosthetics baseball e-nable Fortus 250mc Hailey Dawson Major League Baseball stratasys Stratasys Fortus 250mc University of Nevada Las Vegas world series

The Gigabot Gets Even Bigger: re:3D Announces the Release of the XLT 900 3D Printer


In March of 2015, Houston, Texas-based company re:3D launched what would ultimately be a successful Kickstarter campaign for the open-source, large-scale Open Gigabot 3D printer, a re-imagined. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing gigabot Gigabot 3+ Gigabot 3+ XL Gigabot XLT 900 large-scale 3d printing open gigabot re:3D XLT 900

Laser Institute’s LAM Workshop Explores State of the Art in Additive Manufacturing

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This year, on February 21 and 22, 2017 laser gurus will gather in Houston, Texas to explore advanced additive manufacturing technologies and their applications, as well as all that is required to produce parts in this new digital fabrication world.

Cappasity Showcases ‘Easy 3D Scan’ Software for Ultrabooks at GDC 2015


Houston, Texas-based start-up Cappasity Inc. announced it will release its new software, Cappasity Easy 3D Scan, in May. Ahead of the full release, Cappasity will introduce Easy 3D Scan, the company’s high-quality scanning solution, next week at... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Scanners 3D Software 3d printing 3d scanning 3d scanning software Cappasity Easy 3D Scan Game Developers Conference GDC 2015 Intel RealSense 3D camera Ultrabook

Here are the cities where manufacturing hiring is strongest

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Douglas and Joe Martin, Houston Business Journal. Houston saw a slightly different trajectory. And while Houston saw a slight decrease between 2011 and 2016 — an atypical trend for the 107 cities surveyed — the GHP says the manufacturing sector is expected to increase in 2017. .

Jaws –- The 3D Printer Extruder Drive Bolt with Bite


Matthew Fiedler and the Houston-based team at re:3D have developed a novel extruder bolt,... View the entire article via our website. No, there’s no ominous John Williams score to accompany this article, just smooth and consistent extrusion of 3D print filament. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d filament extruder 3d printer extruder 3d printer extruders 3d printer filament extruder 3D printing extruder re:3D

Extraordinary People

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Jim Lovell is the former astronaut that made the line Houston, we have a problem famous. I have had the privilege of meeting some high achievers in the past. They have provided inspiration to me and many others. A number of them have been affiliated with NASA space program. Alan Shepard was the first American in space, and he walked on the moon. I was lucky to be seated next to him on a flight from Denver to San Francisco in 1995.

Perryman announces advanced manufacturing campus

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Perryman Company, based in Houston, Pennsylvania, has announced a planned expansion intended to support long term strategic growth. The company has supplied titanium wire and bar for additive manufacturing applications for the past 10 years. Products include wire for direct feed as well as wire and bar used to produce titanium powder. Now, the company […]. Materials Frank Perryman Perryman titanium

SpaceX Dragon Splashes to Earth Carrying Precious 3D Printed Cargo

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On Tuesday, flight controllers from the Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center in Houston robtically positioned Dragon to release from its deorbit procedure and perform a parachute-assisted splashdown.… By Michael Molitch-Hou.

The 3D Printing Store Announces a Fifth Location

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The Denver chain of 3D printing stores is expanding with a new location opening in Houston, Texas. By Scott J Grunewald. This is the fifth storefront for The 3D Printing Store and this will be the first location opening outside of its home state of Colorado.

Drones are Speeding Hurricane Harvey Response by 800%

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The FAA has placed flight restrictions on non-commercial drones within 100 miles of Houston through Tuesday, and 30 miles around Rosenberg through Sept. The FAA provided 8 drone licenses to a railroad operator to inspect damage to their railways in Houston.

Space: The Final Frontier for Passenger Planes

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Houston, we have a passenger. Why did humanity seek to visit the stars? Because they were there. Human scientific achievement has always been about conquering the seemingly impossible. Now, is science about to make space travel a reality for the masses?

Survey: US August factory activity at 6-plus year high

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” Refining capacity, raw materials and the ability to deliver products all have been drastically affected by the storm that lashed Houston and nearby areas and shut down oil refineries, plastics plants and the Houston port — the second-busiest in the nation.

Raising the Alarm for US Manufacturing

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million manufacturing jobs between 2000 and early 2010, or roughly the populations of Chicago, Houston and Indianapolis combined. By Steve Minter, IndustryWeek. Rebuild Manufacturing: The Key to American Prosperity. In her latest book chronicling the state of U.S.


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This year’s annual event will take place May 4-7 in Houston, Texas. See you in Houston! The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is a leading event for energy professionals to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.

HOUSTEX 2017: Cybersecurity, Manufacturing Skills Gap, Automation, Oh My!

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HOUSTON, Feb. Brown Convention Center in Houston from Feb. Following the group panel on Wednesday, Dan Alford, president and owner of Houston-based company ARC Specialties, will discuss the integration of 3D technology and robotics.

OpHeart: 3D Printing is the Game-Changer for Infant Heart Surgery

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OpHeart will host the Wild Game Roast Inaugural Fundraiser in Houston, Texas on November 30, 2015. “The Million Dollar Tool” – A Must See Video on 3D Printed Infant Heart Surgical Models.

Fastest Growing Manufacturing Metros of 2014

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Dallas, San Jose, Minneapolis, and Houston each created more than 5,000 new manufacturing jobs. By HeadlightData.com.

By The Numbers: Top Metros For Manufacturing Growth

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Michigan and Texas tied for most impressive manufacturing employment stats; MI metros Flint and Monroe and TX metros College Station and Midland made the top 10 list for highest growth, while Detroit, Grand Rapids, Dallas and Houston made the list for most jobs created.

Outfitting the Future of Robotics with 3D Printing


Wyle’s Integrated Science and Engineering Group in Houston designed Robonaut 2 (R2), a robot produced for tasks requiring dexterity. The science fiction genre has brought hundreds of iterations of robots into our culture, inspiring a future of machines operating alongside humans.

Where Manufacturing Is Thriving In The U.S.

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Houston, the nation’s third-largest manufacturing center, has seen industrial employment drop since 2011 by 5.49% to 220,900 jobs amid the skid in energy prices. By Joel Kotkin and Mike Shires, Forbes.

HOUSTEX 2017: What’s Ahead for Southwest Manufacturing, Oil and Gas

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HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2017 – HOUSTEX , a manufacturing trade event that brings together leaders of Southwest manufacturing to explore and evaluate new technologies, makes its return to Houston Feb.

Laser Institute of America bring additive manufacturing workshop to Texas

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The Laser Institute of America (LIA) will host a Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM®) February 21-22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. This isn’t just a workshop,” says. Event Fraunhofer USA GE General Electric Gigaom HP IPG Photonics Jim Naugle Laser Institute of America LIA Milan Brandt optomec OSHWA Peter Weijmarshausen RMIT University shapeways Trumpf

The ASME Foundation and NASA Launch “Future Engineers”

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And perhaps maybe even an astronaut on the space station radioing down to Houston will say, “Hey, you know Houston I could really use that tool up here…….”.

OpHeart: How One Baby’s Heart Condition Brought Together a Team of 3D Printing Experts


OpHeart will be hosting their first annual charity fundraiser, the Hand to Heart Ball, on November 30 th , 2015, in Houston, Texas.

The Cities Leading A U.S. Manufacturing Revival

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since 2009, ranks sixth, and Houston, where the industrial workforce has expanded 19.8% Houston now is home to 257,300 manufacturing jobs, the third largest concentration in the country. As in Detroit, Houston’s industrial rise is powered by more than by brawn.

Robots With More Common Senses

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Recently, a team from the University of Houston was able to realize this goal with the use of a stretchable material that can be used with robotic hands to sense the difference between hot and cold water, as well as other sensations. By ThomasNet.

Student Inventors and Entrepreneurs – the Extreme Redesign Challenge is On!

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Betty Reese, Instructor, Elsik high school, Houston, TX. The Extreme Redesign Challenge provides an opportunity for students to use technical and innovative skills to design an object, redesign an existing product to improve it, or find a new way to complete a task or solve a problem.

Medical engineering’s future frontiers

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By Catherine Bolgar*. Future technology to detect and treat diseases is coming from some surprising sources. We talk about “fighting diseases” or “fighting cancer,” for example. Well, how about using military technology for medical devices?

There’s Something Curious About 3D Printer Stores


We’ve been informed of the opening of the fifth The 3D Printing Store in Houston. Sure, it’s a good thing The 3D Printing Store is expanding, providing greater accessibility to 3D printing tech for the proud citizens of Houston.

Designer Spotlight: Daren Strange – East Tower Design

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I have sold more Houston and Los Angeles models. Daren Strange is the designer behind East Tower Design , a Shapeways Shop that boasts some beautifully designed architectural models and cityscapes from around the world.

Design of the Week: Carl Sagan Bust


This week’s selection is the detailed Carl Sagan bust by Mushogenshin Kyakunohoshi of Houston. There’s not much too it: this item is in fact a detailed 3D model of Carl Sagan on a pedestal. Why do we find it interesting? Two reasons.