FuzeHub Builds Connections That Help Manufacturers to Succeed

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FuzeHub connects New York State manufacturers to the resources, programs, and expertise they need to succeed. By helping small to mid-sized companies take technologies to market, this federally-funded initiative promotes innovation, commercialization, and business growth. “FuzeHub is about building connections,” explains Laura Mann, Director of Strategy and Operations, “and these connections are helping companies to achieve their goals.”

Additive Manufacturing – Great news for small business and consumers

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3D systems has rolled out several new products at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas including:

Cube 3, the latest version of its consumer printer, that prints 2 colors/2 materials in ABS and PLA, 6” Cube build volume, and costs around $1000. It is allegedly twice as fast as its predecessor, but it is still committed to use 3-D systems materials, in the cartridges that fit the machine.

FY14 Omnibus Includes $128 Million for MEP

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Last evening, the House filed the FY14 omnibus with the Rules Committee giving a first glance at the very tightly held bill. The $1.012 trillion bill includes funding for all 12 Appropriation Subcommittees and is expected to pass both bodies of Congress prior to the end of the January 18th CR extension. The 1,582 page bill includes $128 million for the MEP …

Industrial Robotics – Empire Robotics 'gets a grip

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Empire Robotics, a startup formed by two Cornell University grad students in 2010, has entered production of its unique robot gripper, the Versaball. The gripper uses simple vacuum packing technology to force granular particles inside an enclosure to interlock when vacuum is applied. Think how hard a vacuum-packed container of coffee grounds is, until you open it and break the vacuum. The gripper, whose early prototypes had coffee grounds inside a balloon, uses that simple analogy to conform to an object’s shape with no vacuum, then grip tightly when vacuum is applied.

Energy Frontier Research Center

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ESD-NYSTAR has received approval to offer co-funding for Energy Frontier Research Center applications submitted by NYS institutions of higher education and non-profit research organizations. In conjunction with NYSERDA, ESD-NYSTAR anticipates New York State will once again provide a 10% match of the federal funds awarded for work conducted in New York State, up to $2 million per EFRC and $6 …

How the MEP System Powers New York Manufacturing

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Twenty five years ago, Americans watched as Japan became a formidable economic rival. As the U.S. saw its trade surpluses shrink and trade deficits grow, millions of high-skill, high-wage manufacturing jobs were lost. The pain was especially acute across the “Rust Belt”, a swath of states ranging from the northeastern U.S. to the Midwest. By the end of the 1980s, stopping the decline in U.S. manufacturing was more than just a matter of trade policy. In response, the MEP system was born.

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: Industrial Robotics News

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New York’s very own Industrial Robotics guru, John Wen, was honored recently by IEEE’s Control Systems Society. He won the 2013 Transition to Practice award, for his breakthrough work on Optical Microscopy. His invention of an Adaptave Scanning Optical Microscope, overcomes the issues faced with industrial automated optical microscopes, where field of view challengesrestricts image resolution. His ASOM provides a …

Sustainability in Manufacturing: Standards on the way!

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NIST working on prototype for Sustainability in a variety of industries.

Manufacturers who are inclined to be engaging in sustainability, rejoice! A source to help navigate the dynamic and complex minefield of regulatory, voluntary, and performance aspects of sustainability is making great progress!

NIST, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, part of the Department of Commerce and parent of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, (MEP) (our benefactor at FuzeHub and the NYSTAR Regional Technology Development Centers (RTDC’s) has been hard at work to create a systematic means to adopt and implement sustainability in US Industries, particularly manufacturing.

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 …