Machine Builder Forum: Heard On Discrete

Inevitability? 3D Printers in Space

Made in Space Inc. (www.madeinspace.us) in Moffet Field, Calif., reports that on Nov. 24, the first 3D printer built to operate in space successfully manufactured its first part on the International Space Station (ISS).

Results Are in: 43% Still Don' t Get IoT

Approximately 43% of 175 industrial respondents still do not have a full understanding of IoT capabilities or applications, whereas over 20% had made some form of investment in IoT to date.

Robotic Arms Make Adaptive Manufacturing That Much Easier

Thanks to high functioning robotic arms, weaving composite parts from long strands of light and strong carbon fibers could make life in the manufacturing industry that much easier.

Engineers at Stanford Develop Ant-Size Radio to Realize the 'Internet of Things'

The 'Internet of Things' could soon be contained in a radio the size of an ant.

How Dr. Seuss Would Automate Quality Management

How would Dr. Seuss have approached quality management?  Certainly not conventionally. Here’s Brenda Percy's tribute to the prose of Dr. Seuss…with a quality management twist.

Supplier Meets Customer

Potential Customer Meets Potential Supplier...what could possibly go wrong?

Britain's Newest Aircaft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Takes Her First Dip

HMS Queen Elizabeth's 65,000 ton aircraft carrier takes her first dip at the dock she was assembled at in Rosyth, Britain.

3D Printing — Helping Shape the Future of Innovation

MakerBot and Florida Polytechnic team to bring 3D printing technology to STEM students and faculty. 

Purchasing an Encoder? Check out Amazon.com

Previously focused on consumer products, the online shopping site Amazon.com also provides fairly highly engineered devices. 

Even Female Engineers Would Wear Hard Hats

Should industry create a different or more modern representation of the profession than that of the "hard-hat engineer"?