Monthly Archives: April 2016

Festo: 3D Cocooner


Just like a caterpillar, the 3D Cocooner spins delicate lightweight structures freely in space. With the help of a high-speed handling system, the spinneret is precisely controlled and glues a glass fibre into the desired bionic lattice shape with UV-curing resin

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Project Wing


With Project Wing they are building the next generation of automated aircraft, and working toward the day when these vehicles deliver everything from consumer goods to emergency medicine – a new commerce system that opens up universal access to the sky

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They just made history

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SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time! And here is the video:

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Production of the future


What will the production world of the future look like? How will humans and machines communicate with each other? A well made but old (produced 2012) concept video!

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We are the Innovators!


“At Lockheed Martin, innovation is at the core of all we do. We strive to see things differently and to solve our customers’ greatest problems with cost-effective solutions that consistently drive industry forward. We have a rich legacy of engineering breakthroughs in flight and technology. It is through this spirit of innovation that We’re Engineering a Better Tomorrow”

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Pushing the Envelope


New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. Engineers pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast

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3D Printing: 100x Faster


What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over … slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that’s 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

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