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6 Times AI Didn't Live Up to the Hype

February 20, 2018

ADM CLEVELAND IS BACK!

New Battery Management Technology Could Boost Range, Longevity of Big Packs

February 20, 2018

Makers of electric vehicles may soon have a better way of squeezing more range and greater longevity from their battery packs, thanks to the development of a new equalizer circuit for battery management systems.

Olympics’ USA Luge Team Builds a Better Sled with Additive Manufacturing

February 16, 2018

When the United States luge team had exceptionally unique needs, it turned to additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

Luge is the only sliding sport timed to one thousandth of a second. Milliseconds can make a difference between medaling and merely finishing in a sport that can reach speeds of 90 mph. The US luge team was seeking to build a better, faster sled, recalls David Dahl, Applications Engineer for Stratasys, and they wanted to do it in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics currently underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Material Developed That ‘Feels Pain’ for U.S. Army Research Lab

February 16, 2018

The human body is a remarkable machine. When it’s damaged, it sends pain signals (“ouch!”) to the brain as a kind of damage report. In response, we engage in “maintenance” by attending to the injury before it worsens. Imagine being able to transfer that kind of sentience to machines to boost the power of preventive maintenance.

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6 Times AI Didn't Live Up to the Hype

By Chris Wiltz | February 20, 2018

ADM CLEVELAND IS BACK!

New Battery Management Technology Could Boost Range, Longevity of Big Packs

By Charles Murray | February 20, 2018

Makers of electric vehicles may soon have a better way of squeezing more range and greater longevity from their battery packs, thanks to the development of a new equalizer circuit for battery management systems.

Olympics’ USA Luge Team Builds a Better Sled with Additive Manufacturing

By Tracey Schelmetic | February 16, 2018

When the United States luge team had exceptionally unique needs, it turned to additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

Luge is the only sliding sport timed to one thousandth of a second. Milliseconds can make a difference between medaling and merely finishing in a sport that can reach speeds of 90 mph. The US luge team was seeking to build a better, faster sled, recalls David Dahl, Applications Engineer for Stratasys, and they wanted to do it in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics currently underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Material Developed That ‘Feels Pain’ for U.S. Army Research Lab

By Tracey Schelmetic | February 16, 2018

The human body is a remarkable machine. When it’s damaged, it sends pain signals (“ouch!”) to the brain as a kind of damage report. In response, we engage in “maintenance” by attending to the injury before it worsens. Imagine being able to transfer that kind of sentience to machines to boost the power of preventive maintenance.

Engineering Jobs and Salaries Are Growing

By Rob Spiegel | February 15, 2018

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