Material World http://machinedesign.com/blog/23941/feed Giving high fives and shout outs to innovative materials, processes, products, and the people who design and develop them. en Nine hardware pitches at San Francisco ‘Maker’ Startup Weekend http://machinedesign.com/blog/nine-hardware-pitches-san-francisco-maker-startup-weekend <div class="node-body blog-body">Startup Weekend events are now pumping out hardware devices such as a NEST for pools and just-in-time liquor delivery systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/nine-hardware-pitches-san-francisco-maker-startup-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/nine-hardware-pitches-san-francisco-maker-startup-weekend#comments connected devices entrepreneur freelance hardware IoT products startup startup weekend Editorial Comment Material World Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 39361 at http://machinedesign.com <p><a href="http://startupweekend.org/">Startup Weekend</a> is an entrepreneur bootcamp that takes place over the course of a single weekend. The events are hosted in various locations around the world yet they connect local communities of investors, coaches, sponsoring businesses, and of course&hellip;seasoned and wanna-be entrepreneurs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 6 engineering challenge web sites http://machinedesign.com/blog/6-engineering-challenge-web-sites <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Global collaboration is now in full swing as open innovation network challenges appear all over the web. Have you stepped up to solve an online engineering challenge? </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/6-engineering-challenge-web-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/6-engineering-challenge-web-sites#comments challenges contests engineering open innovation problem solving Editorial Comment Material World Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:40:00 +0000 38741 at http://machinedesign.com RAPID 2014 takes the 3D printing world to Detroit http://machinedesign.com/blog/rapid-2014-takes-3d-printing-world-detroit <div class="node-body blog-body">This year's RAPID show will be the largest in over 24 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/rapid-2014-takes-3d-printing-world-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/rapid-2014-takes-3d-printing-world-detroit#comments 2014 3D printing additive manufacturing RAPID Editorial Comment Material World Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:01:00 +0000 38211 at http://machinedesign.com New Zealand abolishes patents, and U.S. also gets it wrong http://machinedesign.com/blog/new-zealand-abolishes-patents-and-us-also-gets-it-wrong <div class="node-body blog-body">Patent-infringement fights abound at a time when the winning strategy is to foster innovation.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/new-zealand-abolishes-patents-and-us-also-gets-it-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/new-zealand-abolishes-patents-and-us-also-gets-it-wrong#comments america invents apple google new zealand paten war patents samsung Editorial Comment Material World Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:45:00 +0000 36951 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Patent-infringement fights abound at a time when the winning strategy is to foster innovation.</p> Paperless manufacturing: This time, not a false alarm http://machinedesign.com/blog/paperless-manufacturing-time-not-false-alarm <div class="node-body blog-body">Manufacturers of all sizes are adopting manufacturing information technologies, which eliminate a lot of paperwork. The technologies have been around for decades, though, so why are manufacturers seeing value in them now?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/paperless-manufacturing-time-not-false-alarm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/paperless-manufacturing-time-not-false-alarm#comments Arena MES MESA International paperless PLM savings siemens Sustainable Engineering Material World Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:03:00 +0000 38841 at http://machinedesign.com 2014-2015 Calendar of materials events http://machinedesign.com/blog/2014-2015-calendar-materials-events <div class="node-body blog-body">It all starts with materials. Here's a list of tradeshows featuring advanced or new materials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/2014-2015-calendar-materials-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/2014-2015-calendar-materials-events#comments composites exhibits expo papers plastics speakers tradeshow Materials Metals Plastics and Composites Community Material World Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:36:00 +0000 36181 at http://machinedesign.com <p>It all starts with materials. Here&#39;s a list of tradeshows featuring advanced or new materials.</p> Calling all plastics experts: Submit your know-how for the Business of Plastics Conference http://machinedesign.com/blog/calling-all-plastics-experts-submit-your-know-how-business-plastics-conference <div class="node-body blog-body">Do you have what it takes to present at NPE2015?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/calling-all-plastics-experts-submit-your-know-how-business-plastics-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/calling-all-plastics-experts-submit-your-know-how-business-plastics-conference#comments expo papers plastics speakers tradeshow Material World Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:36:00 +0000 35541 at http://machinedesign.com Learn the power of powder-based manufacturing at these upcoming events http://machinedesign.com/blog/learn-power-powder-based-manufacturing-these-upcoming-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Powder Injection Molding (PIM) industry has estimated sales of nearly $1.5 billion and could potentially double over the next five years. Want to learn how to successfully enter the market, assist in the transfer of technology, or be the first to hear about new developments?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/learn-power-powder-based-manufacturing-these-upcoming-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/learn-power-powder-based-manufacturing-these-upcoming-events#comments 2014 conference injection mold metal injection molding powder metals Material World Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:30:00 +0000 33651 at http://machinedesign.com 4-H Club churns out engineers http://machinedesign.com/blog/4-h-club-churns-out-engineers <div class="node-body blog-body">A husband and wife team up with 4-H Club to fill voids in STEM education.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/4-h-club-churns-out-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/4-h-club-churns-out-engineers#comments 4-H Club FIRST Robotics STEM students Material World Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:31:00 +0000 28681 at http://machinedesign.com Call for papers for PM 2014 World Congress http://machinedesign.com/blog/call-papers-pm-2014-world-congress <div class="node-body blog-body">Call for papers for the PM 2014 World Congress is due September 20th, 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/call-papers-pm-2014-world-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/call-papers-pm-2014-world-congress#comments courses Education events powder coating trade show Community Material World Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:30:00 +0000 29731 at http://machinedesign.com