Additive Manufacturing: 3-D Systems grows R&D with Xerox merger

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Blog Written by Hutch Hutchison, Director, Technology & Engineering Matching, FuzeHub Xerox and 3-D Systems announced a merger on Wednesday, December 18, slated to help both companies grow. 3-D Systems acquired the product  design, chemistry, and engineering portion of Xerox’s Warrenville, Oregon R&D Facility for $32Million. The R&D Facility, originally acquired by Xerox from Textronix in 2000, will add 100 …

Gov. Cuomo Announces Fuzehub Initiative For Manufacturers

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Manufacturing.net Albany, N.Y. (Manufacturing.net) — New York Governor Cuomo last weekend announced the FuzeHub, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) with state resources, such as the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, economic development agencies and more. More

How to Commercialize Innovation and Support Manufacturing

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Production in Innovation Economy (PIE) commission isn’t satisfied with how the United States is commercializing innovation and supporting manufacturing. Although America still has deep reserves of innovation capacity, decades of decline in our manufacturing base have made it difficult for companies to bring new products and technologies to market.

At September conference, the PIE commission summarized its findings, offered recommendations, and asked tough questions that require answers from more than just manufacturers. After collecting data and conducting hundreds of interviews with industry leaders, MIT faculty members explained how the U.S. can turn its strengths in science and research into businesses, products, and jobs.

CNY: ExportNY – New Session Begins January 22

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Exporting is one of the most effective means of expanding sales and markets for healthy businesses. Is your company eyeing – or already exploring – markets abroad? If so, you could benefit from the ExportNY program offered by the Kiebach Center for International Business Studies at Syracuse University and TDO, in collaboration with the Central New York International Business Alliance.

Additive Manufacturing: An Update!

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In my blog: Additive Manufacturing – A new tool in the toolbox, part 5, I discussed several bio-3-D Printing projects, like skin, and I mentioned Organovo. It is a California company that was pioneering the 3-D Printing of organ tissue, with an eye toward actually printing organs on demand. They have had excellent results of late, actually printing functional liver tissue. The liver tissue, created using actual cells from donated human livers, is created by printing each type of liver cell, as well as vascular cells in a hex pattern, and providing nutrients so that the cells “grow” as they would in a human liver, to form the liver tissue structure, as well as replicate the liver functions.

N.Y. creates one-stop shop for manufacturers

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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle New York state has enormous resources to help manufacturers succeed, but sometimes it’s still difficult to determine exactly where to go if you’re a business owner who needs a problem solved. Enter FuzeHub, a program developed to help small- and medium-sized companies and spur economic growth in New York state.  More

2013 Life Sciences Summit

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As a registered FuzeHub resource, I just wanted to give a quick update on the 2013 Life Sciences Summit I attended last week. The 2013 Life Sciences Summit was held November 20 -21, 2013 in the Convene Center (formerly Sentry Towers) at 730 Third Ave in New York City. The Life Sciences Summit is dedicated to bringing emerging companies and innovators together with capital and industry in a setting that facilitates collaboration and networking. The Summit’s robust program featured Business Leaders, Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Emerging Companies and Innovators – all with goal of accelerating the development of new therapies to address unmet medical needs.

Web hub launched for NY manufacturers

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WCBJ Officials at Empire State Development recently unveiled FuzeHub, a new collaborative resource web platform developed by state and federal partners to spur the growth of New York manufacturers. A federally funded initiative, FuzeHub aims to better connect small and medium-size manufacturing companies to state technology resources, including the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, universities, economic development organizations and …

NEXT 2013 Conference

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Blog Written by: Jim Roberts, Director, University Relations, Empire State Development (NYSTAR) I attended the NEXT 2013 conference in Syracuse on November 13th.  The event, focused on Technology, Manufacturing and Innovation, was a great platform for demonstrating the nexus between the manufacturing and technology industry. One clear demonstration of this was Dr. John Wen’s (RPI CATS) presentation, entitled Co-Robots: Robots and Humans …

New York Announces Fuzehub Initiative To Help Manufacturers

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Economic Development Blog New York State has launched a collaborative resource platform called Fuzehub to connect small and medium sized manufacturers with State technology resources.  The platform, accessible online at www.fuzehub.com, allows companies to submit their requests online. Once they submit the request on Fuzehub, a team of manufacturing and technical professionals will respond back within 48 hours. More