An International Team of 80 Uses SOLIDWORKS to Design Lifesaving Medical Devices

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We began Project Firefly with a team of students from the MIT and Rhode Island School of Design team in the Product Design and Development class. After a successful clinical evaluation, we handed the beta prototype SOLIDWORKS database over to our manufacturing partners MTTS in Vietnam and their plastic injection molding partner e-Bi in China. SOLIDWORKS Design That Matters DtM MIT MTTS Pelican Pelican pulse oximeter Rhode Island School of Design SOLIDWORKS 2015

DIMENSIONEXT: Toy Time Turns Tech Terrific As 3D Systems Team.


The Rhode Island-based toy company Hasbro announced a partnership with 3D Systems on Friday to "co-develop, co-venture and deliver new immersive, creative play experiences powered by 3D printing for children and their families later this year." Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT. Toy Time Turns Tech Terrific As 3D Systems Team With Hasbro. Toy Time Turns Tech Terrific As 3D Systems Team With Hasbro.

Insulated Connectors Excel in Harsh Climate Conditions…

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ETCO ( [link] ) manufactures precision stampings, as well as rubber and plastic molded products used in a range of industrial manufacturing, including the automotive, appliance, aviation, medical, information technology hardware, and networking markets. The company has factories and a research complex in Bradenton, Florida, and a factory and engineering center in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Structural Analysis Engineer: The New Summer Lifeguard

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I grew up near the French Mediterranean coast so sun and water are a home from home for me and now that I live in Rhode Island water everywhere. These buckle clips are made of plastic, they need to be easily and securely inserted but be secure enough to not open when pulled on. In addition, the plastic material of the clip buckle has a nonlinear load deflection response.

Design that Matters Saves Newborn Lives with Help from SOLIDWORKS

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The team of MIT and Rhode Island School of Design students who generated DtM’s first Pelican pulse oximeter concept using SOLIDWORKS as part of their Product Design and Development class. From quick SOLIDWORKS sketches, we used our Makerbot 3D printer to create these simple plastic pulse oximeter models to bring to nurses Haiti.

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EASTEC-Skilled Labor Facts and Trends

Additive Manufacturing

Connecticut’s nearly 4,500 manufacturing firms represent a number of key industries, including transportation equipment (primarily aerospace, submarines, and automotive), chemicals, fabricated metals, electrical equipment, computer and electronic products, machinery, food and beverages, and plastics. Rhode Island manufacturers employ 40,700, or 10 percent, of the state’s workforce. Rhode Island experienced an increase of 1,000 manufacturing jobs in 2013.

Boston Festival of Indie Games : 3D printing boardgame Round Up

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After testing the pieces, we brought them to our caster in Rhode Island for Step Four. In the end, there are two plastic pieces integral to MQE, the moon and the post it spins on, but I experimented with many, many more. This weekend I attended the Boston Festival of Indie Games. Independent game designers exhibited a huge array of both tabletop and digital games.

NASA-Students Selected for Winning Designs of 3-D Printed Tools for Astronauts

Additive Manufacturing

William Johnson, Littleton, Colorado – Plastic Replaceable Astronomical Screwdriver (finalist). Logan Castaldo, East Greenwich, Rhode Island – Rope of Usefulness (semifinalist). John Humpherys, Treasure Island, Florida – Handy Helper (semifinalist). NASA Release. NASA , January 30, 2015-After three months of designing and modeling, a panel of judges from NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation (ASME) and Made In Space Inc.

NanoSteel-Engineered Iron-based Alloy Powders for Additive Manufacturing (AM) Applications Requiring High Hardness and Wear Resistance

Additive Manufacturing

The NanoSteel Company , with corporate headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island, fabricates proprietary nano-structured steel material designs including sheet metal, powder metals, surface coatings and foils. In 2014, NanoSteel announced it was expanding its engineered powder business to include additive manufacturing (AM). As a demonstration, the company produced a fully dense crack-free part using a proprietary high-hardness metal alloy.

When a Medical Part Requires a New Process

Design 2 Part News

At Putnam Plastics , engineers led the 33-year-old medical extrusions firm, based in Putnam, Connecticut, into new manufacturing techniques and materials to meet the demands of OEMs that asked for smaller parts and higher quality. Putnam Plastics manufactures tri-layer extrusions via its trademark Total Intermittent Extrusion (TIE™) process that eliminated problems found in other manufacturing processes. By Mark Langlois, Design-2-Part magazine.

DIMENSIONEXT: The Art Of 3D Printing: From STEM to STEAM.


In 2011, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) worked with Rep. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT. The Art Of 3D Printing: From STEM to STEAM Education. The Art Of 3D Printing: From STEM to STEAM Education. The Arts. To some this subject raises ideas of a leisure activities for the retired, something that infants do with crayons, and modern Art installations which they find to be both a waste of money and time.

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