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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

Against the Odds at MTM



Edited by Senior Editor Michael Anderson from information provided by Seco Tools

10/22/2014

The odds are often stacked against May Technology & Manufacturing Inc. (MTM) when it comes to its aerospace work. For starters, the Kansas City, MO, shop operates in an intense high-mix/low-volume production environment, which affords little, if any, time for job setups and test runs. Full Article

SWE Honors Cindy Hoover, Emily Howard and Carol Weber with Prism Award



Press Release - Society of Women Engineers

11/5/2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce it bestowed its Prism Award on three recipients: Cindy Hoover, vice president of the 737 MAX program at Spirit AeroSystems; Emily Howard, senior technical fellow at the Boeing Company; and Carol Weber, senior engineering team leader at Caterpillar. Full Article

SWE Honors Frances Hurwitz with 2014 Achievement Award



Press Release - Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

10/28/2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce it bestowed its 2014 Achievement Award on Frances Hurwitz, senior materials research engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.The Achievement Award, SWE's highest honor, is awarded to a woman at the pinnacle of her career who has made an outstanding contribution to her field. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Modig Machine Tool—The Most Respected Machine Tool Builders You've Never Heard Of



Senior Editor Michael Anderson

9/11/2014

They’re quietly walking through the aisles of IMTS 2014, taking a few meetings and looking at the technology—but if you passed them, you wouldn’t know who they are. They’re David Modig, the third-generation president of Modig Machine Tool Sweden, and David Waldron, president of the newly established Modig Machine Tool US. Full Article

Automated Assembly on the Moon



George N. Bullen, President and CEO, Smart Blades Inc.

10/24/2014

A number of years ago I was asked to participate in a study at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, to determine the best approach to build an inhabited vehicle for Mars exploration. At the time, President George W. Bush had approved a plan to return to the moon and proceed onto Mars as an extension of Project Constellation. Full Article

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