Freedom of Design: How Free-D is using 3D printing to empower women

“3D printing expertise, especially in countries like India, is sought-after. If we can provide consultants who already have the experience and skills needed, they could be highly in-demand.” One UK organisation is helping disadvantaged women in India to gain high-value digital careers in the jewellery industry. Deputy Group Editor, Laura Griffiths, speaks to the founders about how they’re using 3D printing to break the cycle.  According to the latest statistics from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), for every 1,000 people in the world, there are 5.4 people living in modern slavery. Over 70% are women. But “knowledge is power” and London-based organisation, Free-D wants to use 3D technologies to empower women from at-risk backgrounds by giving them the opportunity to gain sought-after skills which lead to secure, high-value employment. The aptly named, Free-D was founded by Katherine Prescott and Siavash Mahdavi who first met at software start-up, Within, later acquired by Autodesk. With over two decades of experience in the 3D printing industry working across medical, aerospace, automotive and footwear, they started thinking more about the technology; how ...

Sweden’s Granges halts plans for U.S. aluminum joint venture

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s Granges (GRANG.ST) put on ice on Friday plans to form an aluminum manufacturing joint venture in the United States with Japan’s Mitsubishi Aluminum Co (5711.T), saying that the project was less attractive in “current circumstances”. It did not specify what circumstances it was referring to though a Granges spokeswoman later said they were related to the feasibility of the project and did not have to do with U.S. tariffs on aluminum imports. U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on imported aluminum and steel as well as on a long list of imports from China, which include many machinery parts or products needed by manufacturers, prompting retaliatory measures from Beijing. The venture aimed to combine Granges’ and Mitsubishi Aluminum’s expertise in aluminum rolling and establish a new U.S. production facility to manufacture advanced aluminum materials for brazed automotive heat exchangers for the North American and Mexican markets. “Granges has decided to halt the plans for a joint venture in North America, as the project isn’t sufficiently attractive for Granges from a risk-reward perspective given the current circumstances,” the co...

It happens to the best of us. We power up our project and immediately run into

It happens to the best of us. We power up our project and immediately run into issues. Be it spotty communication or microcontroller reset or any number of bugs that have us mystified and picking though our code… only to find that it’s a power supply issue. Anyone who has tried doing Raspberry Pi stuff and depended on the USB power from their PC has certainly been bit by this. It’s the same with larger, more power hungry projects as well. [Nerd Ralph] has been running a mining rig for a few years now, and has learned just how important proper power supply management can be. His strategy involves using interlocks to ensure everything powers up at the same time to avoid feedback problems, running a separate ground wire between all GPU cards and the PSU and running the supplies at 220 for the NA folks. For the voltage setting, I thought that wattage equaled volts times amps? Shouldn’t the waste heat be the same regardless of whether it’s drawing ten amps at 120 or five amps at 240? Or is it more complex and nonlinear than that? I’m curious. Five vs Ten amps is a big difference in heating in the power factor correction circuit of his power supply. If you find a data sheet for simil...

I first saw the Everglades more than 30 years ago, as a kid dragged along by my

I first saw the Everglades more than 30 years ago, as a kid dragged along by my parents from Chicago. Buggy, hot, and flat, what I laid eyes on then was a sodden grassland, and I wasn’t much impressed. But there’s a reason the Glades remained wild well after the continent had been “conquered,” why the migrant Seminoles were able to hide so long in its redoubts from the U.S. Army. Even today, this national park is massive. Its 1.5 million mostly inaccessible acres make it the third-largest national park in the lower 48 after Death Valley and Yellowstone. Now, after living on its doorstep for 20 years, I’ve become enthralled with its untamed nature. A catchall term for many different ecosystems, the Everglades once stretched more than 200 miles, from the Kissimmee River in Orlando, south past Lake Okeechobee, to the state’s southernmost tip and the Gulf of Mexico. Today the national park preserves just 20 percent of that, and cities, suburbs, and agricultural land abut its very edges. But the preserved Glades are as wild as it gets. Crocodiles and alligators, the Florida panther, manatees, and a vast number of flora, fauna, and invasive species of all sorts call the place home. Fr...

China Wins: I Lost the (Simulated) Battle for the South China Sea Thanks to 1 Thing

Worst of all, in order to bring what meager firepower each had to bear against the enemy, the LCS had to bring itself within range of multiple Chinese weapon systems. The year is 2016, and two of the U.S. Navy’s latest ships are backing a key ally in the tinderbox of the South China Sea. They’re facing down the Chinese navy halfway across the world with the latest weapons and systems the United States can get its hands on. But is it enough? For more than a hundred years, the U.S. Navy has been using naval wargames to test ships, tactics and strategy. Today, thanks to the ability of computers to process massive amounts of data, sharply accurate, procedural “hard” simulations are possible. One such sim is Command: Modern Naval/Air Operations, a new game that attempts to model modern sea and air warfare as closely as a game for civilians can. Command is particularly suited for attempting a high-fidelity simulation of modern naval combat — it included an admiral and staff from the U.S. Naval War College in the game’s beta testing — and we’re going to take a page from the Navy and put America’s latest fighting ship to the test. The result isn’t good — and a harrowing lesson to be cau...

Global Single-Row Ball Bearings Market Insight 2019 – 2025 : SKF, The Timken, General Bearing Corporation, NSK, NTN, Spyraflo, JTEKT, Fed

The “Single-Row Ball Bearings” market report is created by taking-on an outstanding research process to gather key pieces of knowledge of the global market. This evaluation process has 2 major arms, specifically, secondary research and primary research. Primary research is conducted in parallel to the secondary research regarding region, conveyance channel, and product type. In the meantime, secondary research is used to select a sensible Single-Row Ball Bearings market knowing in view of which the whole global Single-Row Ball Bearings market is segmented and significant players are differentiate. The Single-Row Ball Bearings market is a wide field for players SKF, The Timken, General Bearing Corporation, NSK, NTN, Spyraflo, JTEKT, Federal-Mogul, AST, Schaeffler Technologies and offers huge growth avenues. Free Request Sample is Available Single-Row Ball Bearings Market Report @ www.marketresearchstore.com/report/global-single-row-ball-bearings-market-report-2018-289918#RequestSample A couple of essential meetings with key market onlookers, assessment pioneers, and specialists are spearheaded in the middle of every data point involved in the secondary research and it is checked...

Semi-automatic edge banding machine Market Production Market by Major Players, Volume, Development, Opportunities, Market Dynamic Forces & Forecast 2024

This Semi-automatic edge banding machine market report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Semi-automatic edge banding machine industry by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries. . Semi-automatic edge banding machine market research report likewise canters on to potential chances of market, showcase patterns, benchmarking of products and vital examination. In a word, this report will help you with setting up new business trends in Semi-automatic edge banding machine Market. Semi-automatic edge banding machine market research report 2015-2024 report portrays definition, an investigation of significant improvements in the market, profound aggressive examination and budgetary investigation Request for Sample Copy of Semi-automatic edge banding machine Market Report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/request-sample/18113 Chapter One Introduction of Semi-automatic edge banding machine Industry 1.1 Brief Introduction of Semi-automatic edge banding machine 1.2 Development of Semi-automatic edge banding machine Industry 1.3 Status of Semi-automatic edge banding machine Industry Chapter Two Manufacturing Techno...

6 Heavy Machine Maintenance Tips to Extend Longevity

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Whether it is a mining project or a manufacturing unit, no business wants to experience downtime. Unplanned downtime comes with enormous financial costs and may even cause your business to lose its competitive edge. According to a study sponsored by Service Max and conducted by Vanson Bourne of GE Digital, 82% of companies have experienced unplanned downtime over the past three years. Those outages lasted an average of four hours, costing an average of $2 million. As a result, zero unplanned downtime has now become a high priority for almost 72% of organizations. However, in most manufacturing units, heavy machinery is the backbone of the business. The proactive maintenance of your heavy machinery is perhaps the best way to avoid unplanned downtime. Preventive maintenance also ensures better performance, saves fuel and energy consumption, and fosters a safe work environment. All types of heavy equipment rely on lubricants for better functioning. These...

59 Hidden Gems On Amazon That Practical People Will Go Wild For

A practical person always thinks ahead — especially while shopping and trying to weigh the pros and cons of a product. If this sounds like you, you’re going to love this list of hidden gems on Amazon that practical people will go wild for — there isn’t a product here that won’t appeal to your sensible side. No one has to tell a practical person that there are countless gadgets and devices out there that are pretty to look at, but will likely sit in your drawer for decades after you purchase them. You can spot a dud from a mile away — but you also know a good deal when you see it. These lesser known, useful AF products on Amazon belong in that last category: they’re affordable, cleverly designed, and so functional that you can find a use for them every single day. This list includes everything from kitchen gadgets to elastic no-tie shoelaces to a pair of killer leggings with pockets that reviewers say fit like a dream (and can fit your smartphone because they’re also practical AF). If your motto is something like: Why buy a spatula when you can buy a spatula, slotted spoon, and knife in one, you’ve come to the right place. When you’re sea...

Best to go coffee cup to buy in 2019 – to go coffee cup reviews

There are more than 12 new to go coffee cup being introduced in the market every quarter, and many of them have some or the other unique and advanced features you’ve never heard before. That being said, if you choose any random to go coffee cup, there are possibilities of facing some of the serious issues which can come from choosing the wrong product. You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to find the best to go coffee cup for your purposes. There is a whole range of to go coffee cup and prices that can deliver the features you need. If you are looking for the top to go coffee cup, a lot of factors are going to be important considerations. You might think that all to go coffee cup are the same but much like other products, there’s a lot of variety and the options can be a little overwhelming (especially if you’re new to the market). Whether you want to just get started with a to go coffee cup, we have  affordable models or if you want to feel like you don’t miss out on any of the capabilities we have more expensive models. Read through this summary of the top products and find the best one for you to try. Here is a short list of the top to go coffee cup products from ea...

Should you use solid-state or electromechanical relays?

About the author Mike Bacidore is the editor in chief for Control Design magazine. He is an award-winning columnist, earning a Gold Regional Award and a Silver National Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Email him at mbacidore@putman.net or check out his Google+ profile. Sometimes, choosing a component is up to the customer’s discretion. Sometimes, it’s based on the application. And sometimes it’s just what the machine builder is most familiar with. With relays, there are a few clear-cut ways to go, but many times it’s a matter of trade-offs. Choosing between electromechanical relays (EMRs) and solid-state relays (SSRs) is sometimes more difficult than you get credit for. Mike Bacidore is the editor in chief for Control Design magazine. He is an award-winning columnist, earning a Gold Regional Award and a Silver National Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Email him at mbacidore@putman.net or check out his Google+ profile. This panel of industry veterans will give you a few insights that might remind you of some basics you already know and could help you make a more-informed decision on your next machine. Thomas Stevic i...

Preference Driven Layout Overview of Global Security Turnstile Market 2019 in Research Sector and Consumer Preference

Preference Driven Layout Overview of Global Security Turnstile Market 2019 in Research Sector and Consumer Preference Till 2024. Global Security … Al Metallized Film, Al Metallized Polypropylene Film – Haoda,https://www.capacitorfilmhaoda.com/