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International Space Station Goes Into the 3D Printing Business

Senior Editor Bill Koenig

11/26/2014

The International Space Station is now part of the 3D printing industry.NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore installed a 3D printer in the space station Nov. 17 and on Nov. 24 produced a replacement part for the printer, according to a statement on NASA’s website.The space agency said two test prints were made before the first part was produced.  Full Article

3D Systems Enters Agreement to Acquire Cimatron



Press Release - 3D Systems and Cimatron

11/24/2014

Combination strengthens design and manufacturing technology and product portfolio, extends direct sales and channel reach, creates value and completes the digital thread for enhanced customer experience. Full Article

Heller Receives Innovation Award for NANOSLIDE Technology



Press Release - Heller Machine Tools

11/21/2014

The US tech-specialist magazine, R&D Magazine, chose NANOSLIDE® as one of the 100 most important high-tech products launched in 2013. NANOSLIDE® is an innovative cylinder coating technology which reduces friction in combustion engines. Full Article

Equipment Finance Confidence Index Rises



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

11/20/2014

An index measuring confidence in the equipment financing industry rose to its highest level since May.The Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry for November rose to 64.2, from 60.4 in October, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation said in a statement today. The index in May was 65.4. Full Article

SME Elects Nine to Its College of Fellows



Press Release - SME

11/19/2014

During its 2014 Fall Awards & Installation Banquet in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 9, SME recognized seven of the nine individuals who were elected to its 2014 Class of SME Fellows. These nine, from industry, government and academia, join the more than 360 members who have been elected an SME fellow since the programs’ inception in 1986. Full Article

FABTECH 2014: Google Pitches the Benefits of the Cloud to Manufacturers



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

11/12/2014

Silicon Valley, meet Main Street. Google Inc., which has the world’s biggest search engine, is using this week’s Fabtech conference to reach engineers and small- to medium-sized companies to pitch the benefits of its cloud-based computer services. Full Article

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