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Warping Material Strengthens Curved Structures

Warping Material Strengthens Curved Structures

Architects demonstrate that warping material across two dimensions provides enough strength to cut down on material use.

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Early Registration is OPEN for E-Fest West!

Early Registration is OPEN for E-Fest West!

E-Fest West will be held March 23-25, 2018 at Fairplex in Pomona, CA! Register by February 16 to save $50!

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ME Magazine: Not Far from the Tree

ME Magazine: Not Far from the Tree

Farmers are redesigning their orchards to make them easier for workers to pick. That makes them perfect for the first wave of robot harvesters.

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  • News

    5 Hot Trends at CES 2018

    CES 2018 is a rocking way to begin the year, especially if you are an engineer. Held from January 9 to 12 in Las Vegas, the show provided a harbinger of what's to come in technology, devices, and trends.

    February 05, 2018

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  • AABME

    From AABME: Robot Helps Doctors Perform Delicate Microsurgeries

    A new robot helps surgeons suppress tremors during reconstructive microsurgeries and allows more of them to perform those delicate tasks.

    February 12, 2018

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  • Article

    Engineering and Reshoring: Creativity Matters

    Reshoring, or bringing manufacturing work back to the US, is a big issue for the manufacturing industry and the economy in general right now. As usual, efficiency and cost are the critical factors.

    January 22, 2018

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  • News

    Nominations Due Soon for Nearly 30 Society Awards

    The ASME Honors and Awards Committee will be accepting nominations for 29 ASME awards — including the ASME Medal, Honorary Membership and the Henry R. Worthington Medal — over the next two months.

    January 22, 2018

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  • Video

    Video: Additive Advantage

    Siemens demonstrated the potential of additive manufacturing to speed the development of turbine blade development by eliminating casting in the prototyping phase.

    February 12, 2018

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  • Journals

    CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems

    Papers are being accepted for the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems, which provides a forum for the communication, discussion, and dissemination of advanced research related to NDE, SHM and Prognosis.

    December 11, 2017

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  • Article

    3D Printing Technologies Rise to New Levels

    Augmented polymer deposition (APD) technology makes 3D-printed parts much stronger than those made with standard materials.

    January 02, 2018

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  • Sponsored

    White Paper: Why Lead Screws, Plastic Nuts are Viable Alternatives to Ball Screws and Metallic Nuts

    This white paper reports on the benefits of a lead screw system made for applications requiring frequent positioning, like power transmission applications moving high axial loads. Learn about speeds and loads, lead screw geometry, nut materials, and relevant industries.

    January 16, 2018

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  • Standards

    ASME Publishes New Draft Standard for Trial Use on Additive Manufacturing

    As part of its ongoing efforts to better serve emerging technologies, ASME recently published Y14.46-2017, Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing [Draft Standard for Trial Use].

    January 16, 2018

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  • Conference

    SAVE THE DATE: ASME 2018 V&V

    Practicing experts in diverse disciplines will be invited to submit abstracts on this emerging field. Share your expertise and leadership, gain recognition, and showcase your organization’s work by presenting at this leading conference in this rapidly evolving area.

    November 13, 2017

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  • Article

    At the Nexus of Robotics and 3D Printing

    Researchers at MIT have developed a system using a 3D printer that will let non-experts design and create miniature, origami-inspired robots from 2D designs in just a few hours.

    December 11, 2017

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  • News

    IMECE Keynote Speaker Chuck Hull Explores the Topic of 3D Printed Organs

    During his presentation at the Opening Keynote at the ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Tampa earlier this month, Chuck Hull discussed what he believes is an important frontier for advanced manufacturing: regenerative medicine.

    December 11, 2017

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  • Membership

    SPOTLIGHTS ON: Robotics & Manufacturing

    ASME has a wealth of resources for members working in all areas of engineering technology, including these hot topics.

    December 11, 2017

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  • FutureEngineers

    New Future Engineers Challenge Asks Students to Create with Efficiency

    Space may be the final frontier, but as for actual space on the International Space Station, it’s a luxury. The recently launched Future Engineers challenge poses a simple question: Why use two things when one would be better?

    October 09, 2017

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  • Article

    Drivable Cars for Kids with Mobility Issues

    To give kids with mobility issues a way to move and explore their world independently, a new initiative is retrofitting battery-operated toy cars.

    November 13, 2017

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  • Proceedings

    Check out the IMECE 2016 Proceedings!

    IMECE 2017 has come to a close, and while the conference proceedings aren't yet available, you check out last year's in the digital collection!

    November 13, 2017

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  • IMECE

    COUNTDOWN TO IMECE! Top 5 Reasons to Attend IMECE: Hear from Experts and Industry Leaders

    3D printing pioneer Chuck Hull kicks off the program by bringing the audience through the journey of additive manufacturing from the 80s through cutting-edge innovations today.

    September 25, 2017

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  • Article

    3D Printing Creates Electronic Fabric

    Engineers at the University of Minnesota have developed a one-of-a-kind printer that produces a tiny swatch of what they call stretchable electronic fabric.

    October 02, 2017

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  • Awards

    First Ever Manufacturing USA Awards on November 18!

    Manufacturing USA wants to honor the best and brightest minds in manufacturing by recognizing students and mentors throughout the US who demonstrate what it means to “make”.

    October 16, 2017

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  • IMECE

    COUNTDOWN TO IMECE! Top 5 Reasons to Attend IMECE #1

    Mechanical engineers don’t follow one pathway, so our program gives you the flexibility to attend sessions most relevant to your interests. At IMECE, you can choose your own technical program adventure that extends beyond one topic to include several areas of focus.

    September 11, 2017

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  • News

    ASME Launches Certification Program on Latest Y14.5 Standard

    ASME has expanded its geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDTP) personnel certification program this summer to align with its latest 2009 Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard.

    September 18, 2017

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  • Standards

    Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards Project Team on Evaluation of Additive Manufacturing

    On August 9, the newly redesignated ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards (BPTCS)/ Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards (BNCS) Special Committee on Use of Additive Manufacturing for Pressure Retaining Equipment held its first meeting.

    September 18, 2017

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  • Article

    Robotic Suits May Transform Manufacturing

    Wearable robotic suits that increase the wearer’s strength and aid with heavy lifting and repetitive motion are poised for widespread adoption within the manufacturing industry.

    August 21, 2017

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  • Journals

    Check Out the Latest Issue of the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology

    The Journal covers a broad spectrum of issues regarding experimental, computational, and theoretical studies of mechanical properties of materials, mechanics of materials issues in metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, biomaterials, and nanostructured materials.

    September 18, 2017

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  • IMECE

    ADVANCE Registration for IMECE 2017 Is Now Open!

    IMECE ADVANCE registration is now open! The largest interdisciplinary mechanical engineering conference in the world, IMECE plays a significant role in stimulating innovation from basic discovery to translational application.

    August 07, 2017

    Get your ADVANCE tickets now!

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  • Article

    Four Technologies for Advancing Remanufacturing

    One way to reduce waste is not to trash things. Instead, we should remanufacture what has fallen into disrepair, refurbish them, then warranty them as if they're new. Now newer additive and automated methods are allowing remanufacturing to expand.

    August 07, 2017

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  • Training Course

    New Public Courses in Additive Manufacturing

    Offered for the first time ever, these courses will be held in Boston, MA from November 27 – December 1, 2017.

    August 07, 2017

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  • News

    ASME Congressional Briefing Highlights the DOD’s Manufacturing Engineering Education Grant Program

    On July 25, more than 120 Congressional staff and industry stakeholders convened at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., for an ASME-sponsored Congressional Briefing focusing on the Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Engineering Education Grant Program.

    August 21, 2017

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  • Article

    ISHOW USA Provides Financial, Design and Business Support for Three Winning Teams

    Social entrepreneurs addressing eye care, cooking and food preservation in low-resource settings were the winners among 10 teams competing as finalists at ASME’s recent Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) in Washington, D.C.

    August 07, 2017

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  • Conference

    New Poster Session at FPMC2017

    A poster session will take place for the first time at FPMC2017! If you are interested in presenting a poster, please submit an abstract before July 31st, 2017 (400 words limit).

    June 26, 2017

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  • Article

    Three Winners Named at the ASME ISHOW in Kenya

    The creators of three new social innovations—a device for detecting malaria, a portable science lab, and a glove that translates sign-language—were named the grand-prize winners at the recent ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) in Nairobi, Kenya.

    June 19, 2017

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  • Article

    Shape-shifting 3D Structures

    Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique to make 2-D plastic sheets curve into 3-D structures, such as spheres, tubes, bowls, and even more complex shapes.

    June 26, 2017

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  • Conference

    Register Now for 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control (DSC) Conference

    The DSC Conference is the showcase technical forum of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division. It provides a focused, intimate setting for discussion of state of the art dynamic systems and control research, with a mechanical engineering focus.

    July 17, 2017

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  • E4C

    Building Materials and Methods: E4C’s Essential Online Resources for Professionals

    Check out our formerly internal list of top resources for building professionals working in resource constrained environments. The following five resource libraries have proven to be useful references for questions on everything from plastering to plumbing.

    July 24, 2017

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  • E4C

    Packable Solar Picnic Grills Subsidize Sales in Underserved Communities

    The history of solar cooking as we know it reaches deep into the 1950s, but solar ovens remain a niche product. New designs seem capable of changing that dynamic, however.

    June 19, 2017

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  • E4C

    Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2017

    Prototypes are pushing the field of global development technology forward as they evolve in workshops, universities, laboratories and garages. We asked our international network of experts to recommend the innovations that they believe we should keep an eye on.

    June 12, 2017

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