Can Computers Design Better Products Than Humans

What if a computer could automatically generate hundreds of design variations of to solve a specific problem? Autodesk's Gordon Kurtenbach reflects on the possibilities.


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Spinning Blood Vessels

No matter how good an artificial implant, it's not likely to beat the human body's original design. With this in mind, Viennese researchers have created an artificial blood vessel that biodegrades over time.


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PODCAST: Terry Wohlers: Will the 3D Printing Boom Continue?

As the 3D printing market continues to skyrocket, where will the maximum growth be in the next five years? Terry Wohlers, the president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., shares his predictions.


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Get ready for ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)

In his 2014 IMECE mini-talk, Dilshad Sulaiman shared how communication plays a vital role in bringing consensus among collaborators across the globe. Attend 2015 IMECE for more great talks.


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From ME Magazine: AM Needs MEs

In this ME Magazine feature, Professor Timothy W. Simpson says that Additive Manufacturing is rewriting the rules of how we design, make, and qualify parts, and 3-D metal printing needs all the help it can get from mechanical engineers.


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