Updating Turing’s model of pattern formation

In 1952, Alan Turing published a study which described mathematically how systems composed of many living organisms can form rich and diverse arrays of orderly patterns. He proposed that this ‘self-organisation’ arises from instabilities in un-patterned systems, which can form as different species jostle for space and resources. So far, however, researchers have struggled to

Decathlon boosts supply chain with Figure 4 3D printing

Global sporting goods leader Decathlon has integrated 3D Systems’ Figure 4 additive manufacturing technology into its supply chain. The French retailer claims the resin-based technology has streamlined functional part development and shrunk production cycles, while providing a “major competitive edge in terms of speed, precision, and versatility”. Savings at the additive manufacturing lab The line

BAE Systems installs fourth Stratasys F900 3D printer in ‘Factory of the Future’ initiative

Multinational aerospace company BAE Systems has announced the installation of its fourth Stratasys F900 system, as the business continues to drive down costs as part of its ‘Factory of the Future’ initiative.  Installed at the defense contractor’s manufacturing site in Samlesbury, UK, the 3D printer will be used to produce prototypes, tooling, and end-use parts

​Echosec Systems Releases API for Dark Web Data Access

Echosec Systems has launched an API, providing direct access to previously unavailable data feeds from fringe social, deep, and dark web sources. Some of the most imminent digital and physical threats now originate on obscure social networks and paste sites that are notoriously difficult to access and integrate into threat intelligence processes. The Platform API

Artificial intelligence predicts which planetary systems will survive

Why don’t planets collide more often? How do planetary systems — like our solar system or multi-planet systems around other stars — organize themselves? Of all of the possible ways planets could orbit, how many configurations will remain stable over the billions of years of a star’s life cycle? Rejecting the large range of unstable

Researchers present concept for a new technique to study superheavy elements

Superheavy elements are intriguing nuclear and atomic quantum systems that challenge experimental probing as they do not occur in nature and, when synthesized, vanish within seconds. Pushing the forefront atomic physics research to these elements requires breakthrough developments towards fast atomic spectroscopy techniques with extreme sensitivity. A joint effort within the European Union’s Horizon 2020

EOS adds eight new metal powders and processes to AM material portfolio

EOS, the global leader in LB-PBF systems, has expanded its offering of AM materials with the release of eight new metal powders and processes for use with its M 290, M 300-4, and M 400-4 3D printing systems. The new material set consists of one PREMIUM and seven CORE products, characterized by their Technology Readiness

Researchers publish open-source, lower cost design for 3D printed robot dog

Researchers from The NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Tübingen and Stuttgart, Germany, have designed and 3D printed an open-sourced quadruped robot dog called the ‘Solo 8.’  When compared to the price tag on Boston Dynamics the automated pooch relatively low cost and is easy and

Functional airbag housing container produced via 3D printing with CRP Technology

Joyson Safety Systems (JSS), a Michigan-headquartered mobility safety specialist, has used SLS 3D printing with CRP Technology’s carbon reinforced composite material Windform SP to manufacture a functional airbag housing container prototype. Looking to explore the potential of additive manufacturing in its production processes, the JSS Core innovations team sought to manufacture a functional Driver Airbag

Elastomeric masks provide a more durable, less costly option for health care workers

A cost-effective strategy for health care systems to offset N95 mask shortages due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is to switch to reusable elastomeric respirator masks, according to new study results. These long-lasting masks, often used in industry and construction, cost at least 10 times less per month than disinfecting and reusing N95