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Hong Kong International Optical Fair opens today

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6 November 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA), the 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair opened today and runs until 8 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year’s fair welcomes 810 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions to showcase the latest design trends and eyewear products.

“As a major production centre and exporter in the global optical industry, the value of Hong Kong’s total optical exports in the first nine months of this year exceeded HK$15.3 billion, which was on a par with last year,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “An emphasis on design, technology and quality management continue to bring success to Hong Kong eyewear companies in an increasingly competitive world. The Hong Kong International Optical Fair provides an important one-stop marketing and sourcing platform for the industry.”

Mr Chau noted that the HKTDC has organised 81 buying missions from 55 countries and regions, bringing more than 5,200 buyers to the fair. Among the participating buyers, more than 80% come from emerging markets such as Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. More than 6,700 buyers have pre-registered to visit the fair.

The HKTDC has enhanced its free shuttle bus service for the fair to take event participants between the exhibition venue, major hotels and transportation hubs. HKTDC Services Counters are available in the buffer halls at Hong Kong International Airport, where buyers can find fair information and register for buyer badges in advance. Buyer Concierge Desks have also been set up to strengthen connections with exhibitors.

Innovative technologies on display

The fair includes a total of 12 group pavilions representing France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Visionaries of Style (VOS) as well as the HKOMA. It also features several group pavilions from the mainland including Yingtan in Jiangxi province, Danyang in Jiangsu province, Mayu in Zhejiang province and Chongqing. The IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment zone, which made its debut last year, will continue to be a popular draw in 2019, showcasing innovative eyewear technologies, including eyewear customisation software nuVision that allows people to “try on” a huge range of sunglasses virtually (Booth: 1E-A34).

The fair also showcases French brand McLaren’s pure titanium eyewear made using the latest 3D printing technologies (Booth: GH-B05). Local brand OSSII SOUND presents Connector smart glasses that combine eyewear with Bluetooth earphones (Booth: GH-R03). Other product zones include Frames, Lenses & Parts, Eyewear Accessories, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, Kids Eyewear & Reading Glasses, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Contact Lenses & Accessories, and Diagnostic Instruments.

Brand Name Gallery showcases latest global designs

The Brand Name Gallery features 230 renowned international brands, including new participants Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Hong Kong), Maserati (Italy) and NANOVISTA (Spain). Other renowned brands include Paul Hueman (Korea), BMW (Germany), Stepper (Germany), Etnia Barcelona (Spain) and Savile Row (UK). Highlighted products include:

  • UK brand LAURA ASHLEY’s artistic Four Seasons Series features pink lenses decorated with floral patterns in a design that’s both romantic and fashionable. (Booth: GH-J01)
  • MATSUDA is a company that anchors itself in the tradition of craftsmanship with a rich history of making eyeglasses for Japanese emperors. At the fair it showcases a new eyewear series including flip-up sunglasses crafted from titanium. Each finished creation is an object of art. (Booth: GH-F14)
  • Italian brand MOMODESIGN uses stainless steel frames in unique colours, while the arms are made with malleable acetate to make the eyewear lighter. (Booth: GH-R01)

    Several Brand Name Gallery eyewear parades are staged throughout the fair period, with models showcasing the latest collections from trendsetting eyewear brands.

    Spotlighting local creative design forces

    To promote Hong Kong’s original brand designs and help Hong Kong eyewear companies expand into the global market, the HKOMA is showcasing the latest collections from 30 local eyewear designers at the Brand Name Gallery and Hong Kong Eyewear Good Design. Participating brands include BIG HORN (Booth: GH-L04), HACHILL (Booth: GH-D10) and P+US (Booth: GH-B39).

    New exhibitor Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Booth: GH-E40) brings eyewear created specifically for Asian faces and made from natural bullhorn to showcase local craftsmanship of Hong Kong. Kevin Ching, the award-winning designer from Hong Kong brand BIG HORN, has been striving to create designs that combine innovation, creativity and fashion flair. He presents eyewear inspired by the costumes of Chinese ethnic minorities, with diamond-shaped patterns on the lenses and Swarovski fine stones along the arms.

    All the award-winning and finalist entries of the 21st Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition are on display at Hall 1D during the fair period to showcase Hong Kong’s creative prowess to international buyers. Details of the prize-winning pieces can be found at: https://bit.ly/2BYhDda

    Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium

    The 17th Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium will be held tomorrow (7 November) on the theme “Advancements in Optometric Specialties”, with Dr Tony Ko, Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, delivering the opening remarks. Experts including Prof Rob Jacobs, Associate Professor at the University of Auckland, and Dr Frederick R Edmunds, an optometrist from the United States, will explore topics including aviation optometry, sports vision, and the application of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology and optometry.

    The symposium has been certified by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) for the first time this year. Optometrists participating in the symposium can apply for COPE credits, which are approved by optometrist associations and supervisory committees from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. As for local certification, the symposium continues to be certified by the Hong Kong Optometrists Board, allowing participants to apply for three or six Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for half-day attendance and full-day attendance respectively.

    Other events at the fair include today’s “Quick Take: Disruption in Eyewear”, at which Albert Chan, Head of Hong Kong Office at renowned international market research institute Coresight Research, examined the latest trends in the global eyewear market and explored how start-ups can enter the market through innovative ideas.

    Held alongside the Optical Fair, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair runs from 7 to 9 November, featuring 1,075 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions to showcase their quality wine and spirits.

     

    The 27th HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair

    Date

    6-8 November 2019 (Wednesday to Friday)

    Venue

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Time

    6 November (Wednesday): 10am-6:30pm

    7 November (Thursday): 9:30am-6:30pm

    8 November (Friday): 9:30am-5pm

    No. of exhibitors

    810

    Product zones

    Frames, Lenses & Parts, Contact Lenses & Accessories, Diagnostic Instruments, Eyewear Accessories, Kids Eyewear, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Reading Glasses, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment

    Fair website

    hkopticalfair.hktdc.com

    Event details

    https://bit.ly/2PjpVUw

    Supporting service

    https://home-uat.hktdc.com/en/s/autumn-fairs-open

    Media enquiries
    Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

    Snowy Chan Tel: (852) 2584 4525 Email: snowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org
    Natalie Wong Tel: (852) 2584 4472 Email: natalie.hy.wong@hktdc.org

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    GeekList Item: Item for Geeklist "3D Prints for Board Games"

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    An item Board Game: Age of Steam has been added to the geeklist 3D Prints for Board Games
              

    HELP in BIG SIZE 3D with STM32 & IHM03A1 (1 reply)

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    Hello Guys,

    We are development a 3D printer (Big size) with a old cartesian 3D robot (stepper motor comsuption around 8 AMPS) and we are trying to use STM32 driver IHM03A1 (10 Amps and we can move the machine withot firmware). We don´t know if is possible that marlin manage the STM32 with these kind of driver (without ramps). Is part of our final degree, in the past the 3D was working with powelolu (GermanRepRap) but the drivers was broken and no is possible to buy it.

    Thanks you so much.

    Best regards from Spain.

    Sergioroca
              

    Bed leveling fails with BL Touch clone (3 replies)

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    I have an MPCNC build running as a dedicated, large format 3D printer.

    For 3 days, I have been fiddling with Marlin trying to get the MPCNC configured correctly and to complete 1 automatic bed leveling. I have been through every forum it seems like and tried every variation, but none of them have worked. I have started over 3 times now with a clean copy of Marlin each time. So far the errors I have had included:
    • Z probe past bed
    • probe fails
    • and currently - no error code, the z stepper just tries to keep lowering the z-axis through the glass bed

    Can someone show me what is wrong in my config file? I have tried to follow various bed leveling instructions, but I am now at a complete loss...

    MPCNC build
    MK8 extruder w/ 0.8mm nozzle
    Ramps 1.4
    BL Touch clone
    Marlin 2.0 (config uploaded below)
              

    UBL Delta Calibration for Square Printing (no replies)

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    Marlin 1.1.9 UBL Delta Leveling for Accurate Square 3D Printing

    Problem: Using Marlin’s UBL for helping with creating a perfect first layer does NOT help overcome the printer’s geometric build inaccuracies which cause severe measurement discrepancies.

    Note: This is a given, but you might find that while you may be able to print calibration pieces and they come out accurate (Example below); when you go ahead and print a piece that is as large as your print bed, you will continue to run into accuracy problems (I am talking about stretching/squeezing in a triangular fashion). I guess what the crux of the matter is that UBL might give you a false sense of security because it can force the printer to print no matter what.

    Example: You check your towers to be at right angles to the print bed within less than 1mm. You run G29 P1 to establish your mesh bed. The mesh bed looks like it is tilted according to the numbers in the array when you check G29 T. However, you might think, “what does it matter,” UBL is compensating for that and everything is fine. So you continue to print a calibration piece to establish X/Y/Z accuracy. (My calibration piece is 3 intersecting rectangles that are 150mm x 4mm.They are in line with each tower. They are offset more towards the towers.) The nice thing about UBL in this case is that you can go ahead and mess with your Steps/mm for every tower and then run G29 P1 and not have to worry about anything else. This allows for a quicker Steps/mm calibration (don’t get me wrong though, this process still takes a long time). You keep reprinting the calibration piece until you are very close (in my case within .5mm). So you think great, UBL is compensating for the bed leveling and I have just established corrections to the steps/mm for each tower to print correctly, I am done here. But then you get a huge surprise when you print a large square or rectangle that reaches to the edges of your print bed to find out that the print is not square. One end of the square will measure (in my case) .060” off the other side (and I talking measuring the Y distance at the maximum X and at minimum X). What is more frustrating though is that when you had Marlin 1.1.8, the bed leveling which adjusted end stops, radius, and tower angles never solved this issue either which completely threw me off track. This just goes to show that bed leveling is completely blind to X/Y and probably Z measurement accuracy. With all that said, UBL is probably the best tool to also solve the problem above. But to do so, you have to follow several manual steps and use your best judgement, when UBL or Bilinear/Trilinear bed leveling can’t.

    Here is a process that I have developed to help eliminate triangular stretching/squeezing of your printed objects:

    1. Best place to start is to look over the mechanics of the printer.

    a. Tighten your (GT2) belts. I would even recommend getting a force gauge or deflection gauge to ensure that the tightness is very close amongst all 3 towers.

    b. Have an L square ruler and check that each tower is at a 90 degree angle to the print bed or at least very close. If it is not perfect, make sure you spread the error evenly amongst all 3 towers by adjusting the bed.

    c. Also check that the towers are at right angles to the joiners of the structure. That may be tricky and I would just simply recommend to build the base and top very carefully in the first place. Make sure that the joiners are equal length in the first place and then when you fasten them to the corners, ensure that the corner and joiner lines up as perfectly as you can.

    2. Make sure that you have Marlin 1.1.9. with UBL enabled and a probe sensor. Else this will probably take you months to do this iteratively. I’m not even going to go into doing this completely manually. You will also need a program like Pronterface to see the mesh once it is constructed by your printer and to input commands very easily.

    3. Run your first mesh using G29 P1. You will likely see that the figures you get are not even close to each other. Each tower position will be off from each other and all the areas opposite of the towers will not be close to the tower offset.

    4. So knowing that physically, your bed is level with the towers, you can establish that something else must be off.

    5. First place to start are the tower end stops. Either using firmware offsets (be careful, they are in steps, not in mm) or manually adjusting your end stops, ensure that the point closest to the towers is close to equal to all the other towers. Adjust, then G29 P1, then G29 T, look at the difference and then do it again until you are close. Hopefully less than .1mm.

    6. Now that you have those values close to one another, evaluate whether those values are close at all to the center point. If not, then the horizontal radius needs to be adjusted until it is. Once again, you’ll have to adjust, test and re-test. However, this is where UBL makes this process so much easier because your mesh is your map and it is easy to read.

    7. So now you have your center point offset very close to the tower offsets. But you might notice that the spaces in between the towers are quite different than those points. There might be more offset between Z and X towers than Y and Z towers for example. This is where adjusting the tower angles comes in. In the case described, you will go positive on the angle of the Z tower to compensate. Once again, this will be trial an error. The goal is to have the values on the mesh array very close to each other all around.

    8. Afterwards do G29 P3 so that Marlin can expand the mesh one point outward and guess the figures. This is great when you are printing using the whole bed because otherwise if you go beyond the measured mesh, the printer will go back to zero offset, causing your print head to hit the print bed or go up too much.

    9. After this is done, you save your work with G29 S0 (could be 0 through 7). Then you figure out your Z offset (M851) by homing your print head to the top (I don’t use G28 because it might sometimes reset the mesh or at least unload it). Using pronterface controls, scroll the print head to the print bed, leaving only a gap of .1mm. Sometimes that may be an issue if you need to go negative on your Z axis, in which case M211 S0 will allow you to go negative. Take a look at your printer display and take note of the Z position. If it is not 0, then use command M851 Z x.x (X being your value and it could be positive or negative). Then do M500 to save.

    10. You can now start printing your calibration piece. But first you have to load the mesh using G29 L0. My calibration piece asks to draw a straight line from each tower, then through the center 150mm. Once that is done, you take your measurements and see where you are at. Then you start adjusting the Steps/mm for each tower. I would not do this mathematically because things don’t scale when there are 3 towers involved. Adjustment to one tower will slightly adjust the other 2.

    11. Once you figured out your new steps/mm values, you will need to setup a new mesh again and save it and print another calibration piece until your lengths for each tower are within ~.5mm. Once you got the steps/mm figured out to print equal size rectangles for each tower, you will have to now look at the mesh again and see where adjustments are needed to make the plane flat and equal again on the whole print bed.

    a. If the mesh points nearest to the tower are off, then it is the end stops that need adjustment again.

    b. If the mesh points between the tower and center are off, then it is the radius.

    c. If the mesh points between the towers are off, then you need to adjust the tower angles until they are all pretty much even.

    12. Now once again print a calibration piece and see where you are at. Eventually you should be on point and then you will be able to print squarely.

    Note: Now this may seem like pieces of information from doing calibrations manually years ago and they are but the UBL mesh bed makes your precision so much better that you can make your printer have just about perfect precision. Also, I would like to emphasize that in Marlin 1.1.8., the auto bed leveling feature would adjust all the tower end stops, horizontal radius, and tower angles, but it would only do so to print flatly on the print bed. And so I would probably not recommend going to 1.1.8. or using bilinear/trilinear bed leveling and then using those values for what I have just described. The goal of those routines is reaching the print bed across the whole X and Y plane, and not printing with precision. When I was using trilinear I believe, my parts were off .060” or more from one end to the other. I don’t really understand why it would do that but I guess it would just optimize the print head movement to take place on an angle or something. Hope this helps someone because I have not seen this type of information addressing this specific issue with delta printers. Took me a few weeks of trial and error. The only online info you will find is to adjust scaling in your slicer when things are too big or small. Nothing about triangular stretch or squeeze. Good luck.

    -Michael N
              

    Heating failed (2 replies)

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    Hello everyone

    I am building a 3D Printer

    every time I try to print, The extruder does not heating up "stays at room temperature" , while the heatbed heating up, but after 10 minutes an error appears

    Error:Heating failed, system stopped! Heater_ID: bed
    [ERROR] Error:Heating failed, system stopped! Heater_ID: bed
    
    Error: Printer halted. kill() called!
    [ERROR] Error: Printer halted. kill() called!


    Using MK2A heated pcb bed (200x200)

    when I turn on the bed and extruder from the software, the extruder reaches the temperature that i need, while the bed keep heating up until that the same error appears "after around 10 min"
              

    Tomtop WW, 73% OFF for Anet A8 Plus Upgraded High-precision DIY 3D Printer

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    Tomtop WW, 67% OFF for CREALITY CR-10S Pro Upgraded Auto Leveling 3D Printer DIY Self-assembly Kit

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    Cafago WW, 75% OFF for CREALITY CR-10S Pro Upgraded Auto Leveling 3D Printer DIY Self-assembly Kit

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    75% OFF for CREALITY CR-10S Pro Upgraded Auto Leveling 3D Printer DIY Self-assembly Kit | Cafago WW

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    67% OFF for CREALITY CR-10S Pro Upgraded Auto Leveling 3D Printer DIY Self-assembly Kit | Tomtop WW

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    2019-78698 - Engineering Intern

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    主要职能类别/行业 : 支持/进步的方法
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    A glimpse at the job: At Safran Electrical & Power, our mission is smarter electrical solutions for a better flight. In the role of Engineering Intern, you will follow and manage the quality and logistic performances for a panel of suppliers. You'll have the opportunity to obtain and lead the implementation of supplier's improvement plans to allow continuous progress, ensure the consistency of initiated improvement actions with all supply chain stake holders, and take part in the actions of evaluation in the pre-selection of new sources. If you're looking for the opportunity to apply your talents and demonstrate your passion for the aerospace industry, this could be the position for you! This position contributes to our mission by: • Interfaces with product engineering, manufacturing leadership, and support teams to meet business unit goals; • Supports standardization initiatives across business units; • Coordinates with engineering team to implement company engineering strategies; • Defines material sorting and grouping to match the process sequence and aid manufacturing; • Documents sorting to match the process sequence; • Resolves problems related to the manufacturing process; • Capitalizes projects using the “I see I do" process; • Provides support to improves process layout to optimize product flow; • Uses video analysis to improve work methods and procedures; • Handle in day-to-day administrative tasks • Assists the Process Engineers in management of major projects • Adheres to safe work practices and contributes to the evolution of the health, safety, ergonomic, and environmental program and culture; • Regular, predictable attendance is required; • Design and 3D Printing fixtures and poka-yokes

    Ongoing initiatives, like ILLUMINATE: Brightening the Path for Women and our engagement action plans, have helped to create an inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture and workplace, making Safran Electrical & Power a great place to work. Education and Experience • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Decision Science; prefer a field of study in Aerospace Engineering • Minimum Junior year or with equivalent credits • GPA 3.0 or higher • Needs to qualify to work under ITAR regulations • Prefer experience with project management, lean manufacturing and/or time studies Safran Electrical & Power offers competitive salaries, recognition programs, comprehensive benefits, retirement plans with employer match, corporate university training courses, professional development programs, tuition assistance, flexible work scheduling and paid leave. Candidates for positions with Safran Electrical & Power must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Employment eligibility verification will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position. This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic data or other legally protected status. Safran Electrical & Power is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. To verify the information in the
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    ExOne Announces Collaboration With Global Tungsten & Powders

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    The ExOne Company, a North Huntingdon, PA-based provider of sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, and Global Tungsten & Powders Corp. (GTP), a global manufacturer of tungsten metal powders, have entered into a collaboration to advance tungsten-based metal 3D printing using binder jetting for cutting tools and more. 

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    Pittsburgh International Airport Announces New AM Epicenter

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    Pittsburgh International Airport has announced plans for Neighborhood 91, the world’s first development to condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing /3D printing supply chain into one powerful production neighborhood concept.

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    I need this sculpture for 3d printing

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    I only have these 3 photos, If I find more I will post them there will be some good modelers working on this.. If your not a good modeler, please save your time Thanks final file will be a .obj or .stl no bad modeling errors inside the model or full of holes (Prize: 175)
              

    Assistant/ Associate Professor - Food Engineer

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RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate is expected to use a multi-disciplinary systems approach to develop a nationally recognized research program in understanding engineering properties of foods containing macromolecules and micronutrients for advanced manufacturing and delivery of food using technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D printing) to achieve targeted functionality for improving health, quality and safety. Research will focus on developing technologies to deliver nutrients in bioavailable form. The candidate will engage in multidisciplinary research to harness data to determine science-based personalized formulations using systems approach. Research will explore the interaction of formulations and process conditions to achieve desired food quality. The research may involve investigating food processes and human digestion process to understand breakdown, changes in properties, and release of nutrients. This position will complement faculty in the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and in the College of Engineering on advanced food manufacturing, human nutrition and health needs. The candidate will develop an extramural-funded state-relevant research program, teach food science/engineering undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and serve as the research advisor for PhD and MS students as well as undergraduate honors students in both departments. The candidate will actively engage faculty from other disciplines and physical locations and aggressively pursue extramural funding for their program. The candidate will also serve the Department, Division and College committees as assigned, and as opportunity and expertise permits. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. APPLICATION: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background, employment experience, and publications, 3) a one-page statement of research plans and goals, 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 4) transcripts of all college course work, and 5) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references. Applications should be submitted electronically at *********************************** Address inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Griffiths Atungulu; ***************** or the department head of food science, Dr. Jeyam Subbiah; *****************. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Food Science, Food Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, or closely related discipline. For associate professor, demonstrated experience (5-7 years) in establishing a nationally renowned research and teaching program is required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated potential to excel in conducting and publishing high-impact research, developing an independent research program, collaborating within interdisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists and successful grant writing. Strong speaking and writing communication skills. 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Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for empl...oyees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
              

    Intro to 3D Printing

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    3D Printer Printing House
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    Haute Create
    Wednesday, November 6 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.

              

    Intro to 3D Printing

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    3D Printer Printing House
    Main Library
    Haute Create
    Wednesday, November 6 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.

              

    Intro to 3D Printing

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    3D Printer Printing House
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    Haute Create
    Wednesday, November 6 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.

              

    Intro to 3D Printing

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    3D Systems announces new FDA-cleared NextDent 3D printing material

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    3D Systems has announced a new FDA-cleared biocompatible dental material developed for use on the NextDent 5100 3D printing platform.
              

    Big Dog Productions and Jay Leno Team with Stratasys to Engineer High Performance 3D Printed ...

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    Host of “Jay Leno’s Garage” in Collaboration to Use FDM Technology for 3D Printed Parts on Demand for Nearly 300 Amazing Vehicles Las Vegas -- (Business Wire)--Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced it is collaborating with Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage and Big Dog Productions to provide access to Stratasys FDM 3D printers that keep the host’s unique collection of extreme and classic vehicles in top running condition with custom parts. This collaboration...
              

    mitchlikesbikes e30 part out: mtech1 wheel, rx7 BBK, kooglewerks spoiler, etc

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    I forgot how to forum and messed up all the pictures. I’ll fix them ASAP. Hey guys, recently decided to part out my e30 because i was never using it and didn't have any luck selling the whole car. bummer. anyway, i have a lot of parts for sale. prices shown are shipped unless noted otherwise (such as on the spoiler that i would need to quote first). most of this stuff was put on the car less than 3 years ago and has under 10k miles unless otherwise noted. this isn't everything i have so i will update this as i have time to take more pics and list more stuff. on to the goods: $220 shipped- Mtech1 steering wheel (its the larger 385mm one). freshly rewrapped by jordan at stitchedwheels about a year ago. the car never really sits out in the sun so it is still mint. black stitching. horn buttons, center emblem, and m stripe badge are all in good condition. {"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/live.staticflickr.com\/65535\/49022056151_8a13a0221c_k.jpg"}Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hFURoF) by mitch allen 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src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49021534568/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49021534568_788e0708e1_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>\ <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022054671/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022054671_493243f93d_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49021535503/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49021535503_d55ef7b9e7_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49021534468/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49021534468_ec0e1f5e75_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49021533393/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49021533393_1c3b37494c_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> $275+ shipping- Kooglewerks handmade aluminum spoiler with joe's racing billet support rods. handmade by forrest at kooglewerks. super nice and unique. i dipped it black to see if i liked it before coating it so it can be peeled back to bare aluminum and you can do whatever you want with it. the support hardware is silver and black anodized. the spoiler alone is $300 and the support rods were about $120 for all 4. i will be traveling to orange county ca for thanksgiving so if you're in vegas or anywhere south of LA i can meet you and sell it in person (with it mounted on the trunk too if you want) and we can dodge shipping cost/hassle. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022056206/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022056206_e29312999e_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022055216/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022055216_e2d6c2e339_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49021532728/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49021532728_b9d9537219_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> $60 shipped- E30 stud conversion kit from apex hardware with black steel lug nuts. i can't remember the exact length but they accommodate up to a 10mm spacer safely(see next listing for 8mm spacers that can be combined with these for a better deal). the studs and lugs are in good shape. when i ordered them i accidentally ordered the 5 lug kit but lost one of the lug nuts so there are only 19 total (4 extra for a 4 lug e30). i don't use impacts on my lug nuts and i don't let tire shop monkeys touch them either so the lugs are in good shape and there's no stretching of the studs or anything like that. $40 shipped- set of hubcentric 8mm spacers for e30. full set of 4. no name spacers but work great. i used them to clear my rx7 brakes with my konig wheels. or take the stud kit and spacers for $80 shipped <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022054751/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022054751_61b1fb325a_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022055891/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022055891_4b42b5ad74_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022259962/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022259962_12efac667c_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022054786/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022054786_9645087ddd_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022056091/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022056091_4f5918ccad_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> $100 shipped- Treehouse racing CABs. the solid lollipops that started it all. in good condition. rattle canned black but not the prettiest. bushings are still tight and solid. i bought these used about 5 years ago when i first got my e30 but have never had a single problem with them. i kept a little grease on the bushings to make them last forever. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022259677/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022259677_1cd7749a03_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022258452/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022258452_8bd0846cf0_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> $75 shipped- MassiveBrakes dead pedal. powdercoated supergrip black. the finish is perfect, just looks funny in the pictures because it was still wet from being washed. had it mounted in my gutted e30 using rivnuts as pictured. its more of a universal part so you could mount it however you want in a variety of vehicles. lee at massive usually does a limited run of these and even then they're pretty pricey plus come uncoated. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49021534858/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49021534858_a587963b9c_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022258082/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022258082_dae6725309_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022055141/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022055141_c0ac1c2307_k.jpg" width="1536" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> $240 shipped- FC RX7 front BBK kit. comes with everything you need to bolt up and go. brackets are from cameron avery who was one of the first to produce these kits. the calipers were purchased as remans from rockauto so the seals and everything were new less than 10k ago. pads are hawk HPS with almost full life. the rotors are meyle hd corrado rotors that were professionally machined, not blown open with a grinder like a lot of people do on this setup. no track or autocross days on any of it. i also am including my custom brake ducts that i made for a late model e30 if you want them. i made the backing plates by hand and the duct adapters for the valence were 3d printed. the adapters are for late model ducts only but could probably be adapted to use on an early model if you're handy. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022260002/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022260002_57cdbb1cfa_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022055801/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022055801_4aecfea953_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" 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charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022258522/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022258522_4e53af1b48_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> $FREE with any purchase- Garagistic hockey puck clutch stop. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/159006595@N05/49022054181/in/datetaken-public/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49022054181_5e31d53ed2_k.jpg" width="2048" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
              

    Man Uses 3D Printing Pen to Painstakingly Create an Accessible Rubik’s Cube For Blind People

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    Ukranian Rubik’s Cube expert Evgeny Bondarenko decided that he wanted to share his favorite activity with those who are blind. Bondarenko quite expertly peeled off the iconic stickers from the cube and painstakingly filled in the blank squares with unique designs he created using a 3D printing pen. Each design is completely tactile, allowing the...

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    Industrious 8th Grader Develops an Ingenious Projection System That Eliminates Driver Blind Spots

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    Alaina Gassler, a really industrious eighth-grader who lives in West Grove, Pennsylvania, created an ingenious system that essentially eliminates the treacherous blind spots that plague every driver on the road. Gassler’s system was built with a webcam, a 3D printed part and an LED screen that would create projections that gives the driver complete information...

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    Siswa SMK Puspajati Ikuti Seminar 3D Printing

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    KEBUMEN (kebumenekspres.com)- Sedikitnya 500 peserta terdiri dari Guru, Karyawan dan siswa SMK Puspajati Kecamatan Buluspresantren, baru-baru ini, mengikuti seminar Teaching Factory (TEFA) 3D Printing. Seminar digelar sehari penuh di pusatkan di halaman sekolah setempat.

    Kegiatan ini sekaligus sebagai upaya mempersiapkan diri bagi para siswa untuk menghadapi era inovasi Revolusi Industri 4.0.

    Hadir kemarin, Koordinator pengawas SMK Provinsi Jawa Tengah Drs Bambang Trisuro dan Pengawas binaan SMK Drs Purnomo, Ketua Yayasan lembaga pendidikan Pahlawan Untung Suropati, R Suman Tri Usodo, Kepala SMK, SMP/Mts se Kabupaten Kebumen, Camat Buluspesantren, Suis Idawati, S Sos, praktisi pendidikan dan tokoh Masyarakat seluruh guru dan karyawan dan siswa SMK Puspa Jati.

    Kepala Sekolah SMK Puspa Jati, Zaenal Mu'taid S Pd mengatakan seminar Teaching Factory 3D Printing ini sesuai dengan kebutuhan dunia usaha dan industri saat ini.
    "Seminar 3D Printing ini untuk menyongsong revolusi industri 4.0. Dengan materi yang ditekankan yakni untuk kemajuan - kemajuan dengan melakukan inovasi.
    Kemampuan inovasi ini yang harus mulai dimunculkan dalam berbagai aspek keidupan, Karena itu sebagai langkah menghadapi Revolusi Industri 4.0," katanya didampingi Pengawas binaan SMK Puspa Jati Drs Purnomo.

    Pada kesempatan itu, para peserta menyimak penjelasan dari narasumber dari HAL-Tech Yogyakarta, Deni Andriyansyah S Pd M Eng yang menjelaskan
    pembimbingan penyusunan dokumen Teaching Factory. Menurutnya, dokumen teaching factory mencakup legal aspect, sumber belajar, perangkat pembelajaran dan bussiness plan.
    "Teaching factory harus memasukkan value industri ke dalam SMK, khususnya dalam pembelajaran. Seperti penekanan sikap dan etos kerja, kedisiplinan, serta keamanan dan keselamatan kerja. Terlebih, kegiatan dalam TF adalah transfer skill mengimbaskan kompetensi standar manufaktur atau industri yang nantinya akan memunculkan sebuah invasi,” ungkapnya dalam seminar.

    Selain itu pada momentum tersebut ditampilkan berbagai tari kreasi dari para siswa SMK Puspajati dan juga diserahkan hasil Akreditasi Sekolah. Dilanjutkan peninjauan hasil pameran karya seni dan 3D Printing. (Fur)


              

    Research Scientist - Flexible Sensors

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    UES, Inc., has a position available for a highly motivated PhD researcher to join our advanced sensor team working at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, OH. The scientist will perform research in the areas of flexible electronics, smart sensors and actuators, and real-time materials characterization.
    Job functions include sensor materials processing using film casting, evaporation and 3D printing, device fabrication and packaging, sensor operation and performance testing, real-time electrical monitoring, and characterization. Materials of interest include polymers, nanocomposites, two-dimensional materials, carbon nanotubes. Excellent communication and writing skills are required. Experience with implementation of machine learning tools for data analysis and interpretation is desired. Some programming experience is desired. Data analysis, summary and reporting, and presentation of results are required.
    This position will work closely with the Associate Scientist position posted concurrently.

    Requirements:

    • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required
    • 1-3 years of experience in related flexible electronics and/or sensor research
    • Record of excellent communication skills, to include peer reviewed publications and conference presentations
    • Ability to travel to conferences and/or workshops
    • This position is working on-site at a government facility and will require U.S. citizenship


      Additional Information
      UES, Inc. is an innovative science and technology company providing customers with superior research and development expertise since its inception in 1973. Our long-term success is a direct result of a strong commitment to the success of our employees. We look forward to reviewing your application.
      UES, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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    Technology Support Associate (Quad Cities)

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    POSITION PROFILE Jump start your career with a leader in technology solutions. Start an innovative career with a global, future-forward technology and solutions provider. As a Technology Support Associate at Ricoh, your mission is to support a core set of products and solutions while fostering strong customer relationships. Those who excel in this position are self-starters who thrive under minimal supervision. At Ricoh, you'll learn technical skills and earn industry-wide certifications that give you the knowledge you need to advance and fulfill your career ambitions. JOB REQUIREMENTS - Familiarity with PC and associated software applications - Valid driver's license and minimum level of auto insurance coverage - High School Diploma - Professional interpersonal and communication skills - Completed classes and experience involving computers, electronics, mechanics, basic network and basic connectivity and printing software application preferred - Prior customer service experience strongly preferred Ricoh Technology Support Associates succeed by applying problem-solving expertise to products and high-tech solutions. Because this is a customer-facing role, you'll have the opportunity to exhibit a winning spirit by always looking for opportunities to champion your team and Ricoh. Ricoh Technology Support Associates get the opportunity to work with many emerging technologies, including: - Multi-functional Document management systems - Intelligent Whiteboards - Digital Lockers - Robotics - 3D Printers Our Technology Support Associates work in fast-paced environments and value teamwork, diversity and sustainable practices. Ricoh employees have the highest standards of ethics and integrity and are motivated to transform the way people work by helping them to work smarter and faster with technological innovations. You'll join a highly collaborative team and have plenty of opportunities to partner with Ricoh engineers and other technicians of all levels. The Technology Support Associate position comes with a competitive starting salary and generous employee perks and benefits that include: - Vacation eligibility after only 30 days OTJ - Company provided mobile device (latest generation technology) - Company provided laptop - Mileage reimbursement program - Seven paid holidays plus five paid floating holidays per year - College Tuition reimbursement - 401K matching plans - Health, dental and vision insurance - Employee discounts at a variety of retail outlets - Wellness programs Apply now to the Technology Support Associate position or you can opt in to our Talent Community to be updated on future job postings. Ricoh is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.
              

    2019 Roundup Sponsors So Far!

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    2019 Roundup Sponsors So Far!

    Posted: Nov. 5, 2019

    Conference Sponsors

    The Boeing Company
    OEDIT

    Bronze Sponsors

    General Atomics Electromagnetics
    United Launch Alliance

    Community Sponsor

    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    Exhibitors

    Affiliated Engineers Inc
    The 3d Printing Store
    Critical Path IP Law
    The CPI Group
    Teledyne Brown Engineering
    Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
    Glenair
    Red Canyon Software
    Manufacturers Edge

    Morning Break Sponsor

    Palmetier Law, LLC
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    Solving the world's food problems or just processed extruded junk?

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    Beyond vegan burgers: next-generation protein could come from air, methane, volcanic springs

    by Thin Lei Win | @thinink | Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 12:06 GMT
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    Products in development combine cutting-edge technology and age-old fermentation processes with the aim of reducing agriculture's massive carbon footprint
    By Thin Lei Win
    ROME, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It may sound like science fiction, but in a few short years the family dinner table may be laden with steak from a printer and other proteins produced from air, methane or volcanic microbes.
    With the explosive success of vegan beef and burger substitutes developed by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, the alternative protein sector just keeps growing.
    According to investment bank Barclays, alternative meat sales could reach $140 billion - or 10% of the global meat industry - within a decade, or a 10-fold increase from current levels.
    A new generation of products in the works melds cutting-edge technology with age-old fermentation processes to turn otherwise harmful or everyday elements into essential food ingredients, with the aim of reducing agriculture's massive carbon footprint.
    According to the United Nations, agriculture, forestry and other land use activities accounted for 23% of total net manmade greenhouse gas emissions from 2007 to 2016, soaring to 37% when pre- and post-production activity were factored in.
    Livestock meanwhile are responsible for about 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
    Enter Solar Foods, a Finnish company working on an edible protein powder called Solein which uses water, air and renewable electricity as a way to separate food production from agriculture.
    "You avoid land use impacts like clearing forests for agriculture, use of pesticides and use of fertilisers that release greenhouse gases and so on," co-founder and CEO Pasi Vainikka told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
    Solein is made by putting microbes into a liquid and feeding them small bubbles of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, a process similar to making beer or wine, apart from the lack of grapes or grains, Vainikka explained.
    As the liquid thickens, it is dried into a very fine powder which is about 65% protein and tastes much like wheat flour.
    In September, Solar Foods struck an agreement with Nordic food company Fazer to develop products using Solein, which can be used in existing plant-based products or future offerings such as lab-grown meat.
    Solein will cost about €5 per kilo ($2.50 a pound) to produce and will hit the market by 2021, Vainikka said.
    "There's a lot of climate anxiety," he said. "And people are looking for hope and solutions and they're happy to see companies like ours, so that's encouraging."
    FERMENTATION, FERMENTATION, FERMENTATION
    Another company tackling agriculture's emissions through fermentation, Bangalore-based String Bio, is working to convert methane, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide as it traps 28 times more heat, from waste and natural sources into protein powder - initially for animals.
    "We said this is probably the best impact we humans can have in this world, where we take something that we don't need for the environment and convert it into something we do need," said Vinod Kumar, who with his wife Ezhil Subbian set up the company.
    Such environmental considerations, along with concerns over animal welfare and human health, have driven both demand and supply of alternative proteins, said Dan Altschuler Malek, Managing Partner at investment firm Unovis Partners.
    Just 10 years ago he said retailers saw alternative proteins as a risky bet, but "today they realise there is a huge demand for all these products."
    Unovis manages New Crop Capital, a fund that invests exclusively in start-ups developing meat, seafood and dairy replacements, including Beyond Meat.
    New Crop has also invested in Nova Meats, a Spanish company that uses a special 3D printer to produce steak that can mimic the taste and texture of meat.
    The printers produce three-dimensional vegan steaks using cartridge-style syringes which extrude plant-based proteins.
    VOLCANOES AND TINY ORGANISMS
    Some have criticised plant-based alternatives flooding store shelves as highly processed and high in sodium, and Harvard scientists recently questioned their role in a healthy diet.
    Others such as the Center for Consumer Freedom, which is backed by the food and beverage industry, have launched campaigns decrying so-called "fake meat" as loaded with chemicals.
    Proponents counter that burgers have always been laden with fat and sodium and were never exactly considered health food.
    The new generation of proteins are also less processed, said Thomas Jonas, CEO of Sustainable Bioproducts whose protein is based on microbes found in volcanic hot springs at Yellowstone National Park.
    In that barren, other-worldly and dangerous landscape, researchers "discovered a bunch of life forms that across millennia evolved to survive in this environment," he said.
    Having raised $33 million in February, the company plans to produce "a hamburger equivalent" next year through a "novel fermentation" of the microbes.
    At full capacity its 35,000-square-feet (3,250 square metres) plant in Chicago could produce burgers equivalent to those made from cows grazing on 15,000 acres (6,100 hectares) of land, Jonas said.
    For investors like Altschuler Malek, alternative proteins are all about options for consumers, with three essential caveats:
    "It needs to taste great, it needs to meet certain price points and it needs to be able to be manufactured in large volume," he said.
    "There are amazing chefs all over the world that are doing plant-based products. But If you cannot convert that into mass manufacturing it's really hard to see how that can actually make a change in the world."
    It is also an opportunity for a radical shift in agriculture which, despite incremental improvements, has remained much the same for centuries, Jonas said.
    "Fundamentally we are surviving on this planet based on an agricultural system that has barely changed in the past 11,000 years... when we domesticated a handful of plants and animals."
    "New technologies are really giving us tools for a second domestication - things that we didn't even know were there."
    (Reporting By Thin Lei Win @thinink, Editing by Chris Michaud (Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, climate change, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, and property rights. Visit www.trust.org)
    A protein powder Solein made by Finnish company Solar Foods is seen on a plate. Photo provided by Solar Foods.
    Unovis manages New Crop Capital, a fund that invests exclusively in start-ups developing meat, seafood and dairy replacements, including Beyond Meat.
    New Crop has also invested in Nova Meats, a Spanish company that uses a special 3D printer to produce steak that can mimic the taste and texture of meat.
    The printers produce three-dimensional vegan steaks using cartridge-style syringes which extrude plant-based proteins.
    VOLCANOES AND TINY ORGANISMS
    Some have criticised plant-based alternatives flooding store shelves as highly processed and high in sodium, and Harvard scientists recently questioned their role in a healthy diet.
    Others such as the Center for Consumer Freedom, which is backed by the food and beverage industry, have launched campaigns decrying so-called "fake meat" as loaded with chemicals.
    Proponents counter that burgers have always been laden with fat and sodium and were never exactly considered health food.
    The new generation of proteins are also less processed, said Thomas Jonas, CEO of Sustainable Bioproducts whose protein is based on microbes found in volcanic hot springs at Yellowstone National Park.
    In that barren, other-worldly and dangerous landscape, researchers "discovered a bunch of life forms that across millennia evolved to survive in this environment," he said.
    Having raised $33 million in February, the company plans to produce "a hamburger equivalent" next year through a "novel fermentation" of the microbes.
    At full capacity its 35,000-square-feet (3,250 square metres) plant in Chicago could produce burgers equivalent to those made from cows grazing on 15,000 acres (6,100 hectares) of land, Jonas said.
    For investors like Altschuler Malek, alternative proteins are all about options for consumers, with three essential caveats:
    "It needs to taste great, it needs to meet certain price points and it needs to be able to be manufactured in large volume," he said.
    "There are amazing chefs all over the world that are doing plant-based products. But If you cannot convert that into mass manufacturing it's really hard to see how that can actually make a change in the world."
    It is also an opportunity for a radical shift in agriculture which, despite incremental improvements, has remained much the same for centuries, Jonas said.
    "Fundamentally we are surviving on this planet based on an agricultural system that has barely changed in the past 11,000 years... when we domesticated a handful of plants and animals."
    "New technologies are really giving us tools for a second domestication - things that we didn't even know were there."
    (Reporting By Thin Lei Win @thinink, Editing by Chris Michaud (Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, climate change, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, and property rights. Visit www.trust.org)

              

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    What’s in Your Toolbox?

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    by Mark Schneider, Y Soft

    In today’s climate of MFP vendor mergers and reorganizations, you might be wondering how this impacts your business. If you are a dealer that is seeing shrinking sales of MFPs, you have probably thought about adding print management software to your MPS options. (Many dealers tell us that customers find 80 percent of cost reductions come from our print management software, which represents only 5 percent of the total MPS contract). But that is another story.

    A good dealer knows that finding a solution that is "sticky" – one that customers will renew easily once the contract renewal time arrives, is an important item in his toolbox. And print management is one such service. But a forward-thinking dealer knows that a portfolio of these kinds of sticky solutions in your toolbox puts you in the best situation. Having multiple solutions increases the likelihood that you can upsell or at least show additional value to your customers making that renewal process a no-brainer.

    Dealers who have already shifted from selling hardware to selling solutions are a step ahead. But is that enough? What other solutions can you provide your customers?

    What about 3D printers? In many ways, it is very much like selling 2D printers. You are selling a box that uses consumables and needs to be serviced. We see our 3D printers exploding in many verticals such as education, manufacturing and medical – anywhere where fast prototyping of design ideas, custom manufacturing or finished good manufacturing is done.  Is there something else?

    While print management and 3D printers are still in growth stages, Y Soft is thinking about future solutions for your B2B toolbox. And you should be too. For example, the Internet of Things.

    In a December 2015 report, Gartner[1] noted  “A majority of business processes will be impacted by the Internet of Things (IoT), creating pressure on IT leaders to evolve systems and infrastructure to adapt.”

    And that is why Y Soft announced YSoft Labs – an internal innovation center where our R&D teams can experiment with emerging technologies for potential new enterprise solutions for your toolbox. We are still setting the bar high on innovations in print management and 3D printing solutions (stay tuned for more on that soon) but we also recognize the need to look several steps ahead and consider the broader trends in meeting the needs of the enterprise. IoT and social business process management are two of the new areas we are exploring.

    And for you, this means potential new, additional solutions to add to your toolbox. 

    Mark Schneider is National Sales Manager, Y Soft 

    [1] Gartner, Predicts 2016: Unexpected Implications Arising From the Internet of Things, Ted Friedman, et al., December 3, 2015  #G00293264


              

    The MPSA Represents in 2015

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    by Patricia Ames

    I started writing this blog thinking I would highlight the top news stories of 2015 and talk about the HP split, the financial woes of some of the major OEMs, the big mergers and acquisitions of the year and maybe mention a few of the big lawsuits. I then decided to change direction, thinking a year in review was not very original. So I decided to concentrate instead on some of the big themes in 2015 — security, the renewed focus on the SMB, new technologies revolutionizing the industry, our challenges incorporating millennials in the workforce and maybe touch on some of the hype surrounding 3D printing.

    Then I realized the biggest story of 2015 for the MPSA was really about the astounding amount of talent the association has gathered and the unique voices of its members. When I look at some of the most widely read industry articles and blogs of 2015, a large percentage involved the MPSA community in some way. I don’t want to steal any of MPSA vice president Doug Bies’ thunder, as Doug will be covering specific MPSA contributions and achievements in his blog in early 2016, so I will focus on the broader industry contributions.

    Here is a recap of some of the notables:

    GreatAmerica Financial Services was active all year, sponsoring events, exhibiting at trade shows and OEM dealer events, continuing major integrations with top vendors in the industry, winning awards and holding workshops to help educate their dealers, including the stellar managed IT workshops led by Paul Dippel. Somehow amidst all of that activity, they also managed to contribute to the community by writing articles and blogs. Jennie Fisher wrote an excellent piece discussing dealership transformation, and gamification was the topic of this blog by Lynette Bossler. Kim Louden is a current board member and co-chair of the Standards and Best Practices committee and Josie Heskje is co-chair of the Marketing Communications committee.

    Muratec was also a dynamic presence in 2015. They formed a significant partnership with Intellinetics, released a number of new devices and Lou Stricklin, treasurer of the MPSA, weighed in on selling to the SMB.

    Canon had an active year and was a top contributor of subject matter expertise to the community in 2015.  Canon amazed the industry with their innovations at the Canon Expo in 2015, which occurs only every five years.  Dennis Amorosano walked us through taming the dragons, and on the lighter side, Canon was the sponsor of the now infamous copier drop. Active Canon MPSA members include Vice President Doug Bies and Marketing Communications committee co-chair Ann Priede.

    Powerhouse supplier Clover Imaging Group had a major rebranding in 2015. Parent company to MSE, West Point Products, Depot International, OPRA and more, they made a big splash in the news by announcing major partnerships with Konica Minolta and most recently, Sharp. One of the most active Clover executives in the MPSA is longtime member and current Secretary Sarah Henderson. She is also one of the most consistent educational content contributors to the industry, writing about Six Sigma as it can apply to MPS and giving tips on successful supply management. In addition to Sarah, Team Clover has Aldo Spensieri as chair of the Education committee.

    Supplies Network/Distribution Management is a longtime member of the MPSA. Their Gear eXperience program takes resellers beyond traditional MPS to a portfolio of holistic solutions. Ron Alphin serves on the board of the MPSA and is the sponsor of the Standards and Best Practices committee.

    One of the best parts of this amazing industry is the willingness of the companies and individuals to give back to the community. MPSA corporate members Muratec, Clover and YSoft are teaming up with MWAi to support the Jillian Fund, following MWAi’s 2015 charity motorcycle ride across the country to honor one of the industry’s most beloved dealers, Bobby Shields and raise funds for cancer research.

    Corporate members were not the only contributors however. Individual members also got their voice out in the community and made an impact.

    Former president of the MPSA and current board member, Greg Walters, is a prolific writer with a book already published and reams of articles and blogs designed to spark provocative discussions on just about every theme germane to the industry. His blog on the HP split was one of the most read of 2015.

    And last but not least, let’s not forget Doug Johnson, founding member and former Treasurer of the MPSA. A long-time contributor to the MPS community, Doug has been weighing in recently on channel strategy, invoking Yogi Berra. It can’t get better than that.

    There are many, many more generous contributors from the MPSA that have not been mentioned in this blog and I apologize if you were not included. The fact that there are too many to mention is perhaps the greatest gift of all, and the reason 2016 will be a spectacular year for the MPSA — the industry can only benefit from that. Happy New Year everyone and thank you all!

    Patricia Ames is an analyst at BPO Media, which publishes The Imaging Channel and Workflow magazines. Ames has lived and worked in the United States, Southeast Asia and Europe and enjoys being a part of a global industry and community. Follow her on Twitter at @OTGPublisher or contact her by email at patricia@bpomedia.com.


              

    Talking Business Transformation: KMBS Partners With MWA Intelligence

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    by Robert Palmer

    In this industry, there is no shortage of announcements covering strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions. The phrase “partner or perish” is a term that resurfaces on a regular basis and always seems to find its way into industry blogs, articles, and presentations at various conferences and events. There are so many partnership deals these days—particularly between OEMs and software/solutions providers—that it can be difficult to sift through the numerous cross-functional relationships.

    Last week, however, an important strategic alliance was announced that is likely to have major implications for the printing business. On February 17, MWA Intelligence Inc. announced that it has partnered with Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) to offer MWAi’s FORZA platform to dealers and other providers in the imaging channel. Built on the highly successful SAP Business One platform, MWAi’s FORZA offers dealers an alternative to current business systems and third party software programs by providing an open architecture ERP system designed specifically for the office equipment channel. 

    As a true ERP system, FORZA enables real time business decisions by capturing all critical information across various departments, including sales, customers, operations, finances, and service, making information instantly available and accessible. As a result, FORZA can help dealers replace disparate legacy business systems to provide improvements in data access and integration, while meeting the needs for system automation and big data analytics as the industry continues to evolve. Meanwhile, FORZA supports and in fact expands functionality in many of the core business components that are essential to office equipment dealers, such as meter management, CPC and MPS contracts, rentals and leasing, service dispatch, and the list goes on. 

    Why is this deal so important? As the office industry continues to evolve it is putting increased pressure on dealers and service providers to diversify and expand their businesses. Transformation is yet another buzzword that has become synonymous with the office imaging market. Yet, business model transformation does not come easy. There are explosive growth opportunities in adjacent businesses such as managed IT services, digital signage, 3D printing, and workflow solutions, but many dealers are often stymied by limitations with existing business system software, which could be decades old and not designed to support the integration of new business lines. 

    What FORZA with SAP Business One provides is a platform for growth. The office-imaging channel has enjoyed great success over the years by creating a high-value service model that attracts customers and turns them into long-term clients generating significant annuity business. The channel has demonstrated a unique ability to adapt to changing market conditions over the years, but the game is definitely changing. The idea that legacy systems designed specifically for the copier/MFP business could be customized to support multiple business models is no longer a safe bet. In reality, dealers need to optimize not just to support a new line of business, but instead to support any new line of business. 

    What is interesting and quite telling is that Konica Minolta has recognized this trend and is partnering with MWAi to help its dealer base make the transition. Of course, Konica Minolta is transforming its own business by moving to a services-led model, fueled by the acquisition of All Covered and its growing position in the IT services space. Konica Minolta understands the importance of shoring up its core printing business, while at the same time diving deeper into adjacent markets to drive growth. Now, it is partnering with MWAi to help its dealers achieve similar transformation. The partnership between KMBS and MWA Intelligence could well represent a watershed moment for the imaging channel.   

    Robert Palmer is chief analyst and a managing partner for BPO Media, which publishes The Imaging Channel and Workflow magazines. He is an independent market analyst and industry consultant with more than 25 years experience in the printing industry covering technology and business sectors for prominent market research firms such as Lyra Research and InfoTrends. Palmer is a popular speaker and presents regularly at industry conferences and trade events in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He is also active in a variety of imaging industry forums and currently serves on the board of directors for the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA). Contact him at robert@bpomedia.com.

    In this industry, there is no shortage of announcements covering strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions. The phrase “partner or perish” is a term that resurfaces on a regular basis and always seems to find its way into industry blogs, articles, and presentations at various conferences and events. There are so many partnership deals these days—particularly between OEMs and software/solutions providers—that it can be difficult to sift through the numerous cross-functional relationships.

    Last week, however, an important strategic alliance was announced that is likely to have major implications for the printing business. On February 17, MWA Intelligence Inc. announced that it has partnered with Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) to offer MWAi’s FORZA platform to dealers and other providers in the imaging channel. Built on the highly successful SAP Business One platform, MWAi’s FORZA offers dealers an alternative to current business systems and third party software programs by providing an open architecture ERP system designed specifically for the office equipment channel.

    As a true ERP system, FORZA enables real time business decisions by capturing all critical information across various departments, including sales, customers, operations, finances, and service, making information instantly available and accessible. As a result, FORZA can help dealers replace disparate legacy business systems to provide improvements in data access and integration, while meeting the needs for system automation and big data analytics as the industry continues to evolve. Meanwhile, FORZA supports and in fact expands functionality in many of the core business components that are essential to office equipment dealers, such as meter management, CPC and MPS contracts, rentals and leasing, service dispatch, and the list goes on.

    Why is this deal so important? As the office industry continues to evolve it is putting increased pressure on dealers and service providers to diversify and expand their businesses. Transformation is yet another buzzword that has become synonymous with the office imaging market. Yet, business model transformation does not come easy. There are explosive growth opportunities in adjacent businesses such as managed IT services, digital signage, 3D printing, and workflow solutions, but many dealers are often stymied by limitations with existing business system software, which could be decades old and not designed to support the integration of new business lines.

    What FORZA with SAP Business One provides is a platform for growth. The office-imaging channel has enjoyed great success over the years by creating a high-value service model that attracts customers and turns them into long-term clients generating significant annuity business. The channel has demonstrated a unique ability to adapt to changing market conditions over the years, but the game is definitely changing. The idea that legacy systems designed specifically for the copier/MFP business could be customized to support multiple business models is no longer a safe bet. In reality, dealers need to optimize not just to support a new line of business, but instead to support any new line of business.

    What is interesting and quite telling is that Konica Minolta has recognized this trend and is partnering with MWAi to help its dealer base make the transition. Of course, Konica Minolta is transforming its own business by moving to a services-led model, fueled by the acquisition of All Covered and its growing position in the IT services space. Konica Minolta understands the importance of shoring up its core printing business, while at the same time diving deeper into adjacent markets to drive growth. Now, it is partnering with MWAi to help its dealers achieve similar transformation. The partnership between KMBS and MWA Intelligence could well represent a watershed moment for the imaging channel.   

    In this industry, there is no shortage of announcements covering strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions. The phrase “partner or perish” is a term that resurfaces on a regular basis and always seems to find its way into industry blogs, articles, and presentations at various conferences and events. There are so many partnership deals these days—particularly between OEMs and software/solutions providers—that it can be difficult to sift through the numerous cross-functional relationships.

    Last week, however, an important strategic alliance was announced that is likely to have major implications for the printing business. On February 17, MWA Intelligence Inc. announced that it has partnered with Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) to offer MWAi’s FORZA platform to dealers and other providers in the imaging channel. Built on the highly successful SAP Business One platform, MWAi’s FORZA offers dealers an alternative to current business systems and third party software programs by providing an open architecture ERP system designed specifically for the office equipment channel.

    As a true ERP system, FORZA enables real time business decisions by capturing all critical information across various departments, including sales, customers, operations, finances, and service, making information instantly available and accessible. As a result, FORZA can help dealers replace disparate legacy business systems to provide improvements in data access and integration, while meeting the needs for system automation and big data analytics as the industry continues to evolve. Meanwhile, FORZA supports and in fact expands functionality in many of the core business components that are essential to office equipment dealers, such as meter management, CPC and MPS contracts, rentals and leasing, service dispatch, and the list goes on.

    Why is this deal so important? As the office industry continues to evolve it is putting increased pressure on dealers and service providers to diversify and expand their businesses. Transformation is yet another buzzword that has become synonymous with the office imaging market. Yet, business model transformation does not come easy. There are explosive growth opportunities in adjacent businesses such as managed IT services, digital signage, 3D printing, and workflow solutions, but many dealers are often stymied by limitations with existing business system software, which could be decades old and not designed to support the integration of new business lines.

    What FORZA with SAP Business One provides is a platform for growth. The office-imaging channel has enjoyed great success over the years by creating a high-value service model that attracts customers and turns them into long-term clients generating significant annuity business. The channel has demonstrated a unique ability to adapt to changing market conditions over the years, but the game is definitely changing. The idea that legacy systems designed specifically for the copier/MFP business could be customized to support multiple business models is no longer a safe bet. In reality, dealers need to optimize not just to support a new line of business, but instead to support any new line of business.

    What is interesting and quite telling is that Konica Minolta has recognized this trend and is partnering with MWAi to help its dealer base make the transition. Of course, Konica Minolta is transforming its own business by moving to a services-led model, fueled by the acquisition of All Covered and its growing position in the IT services space. Konica Minolta understands the importance of shoring up its core printing business, while at the same time diving deeper into adjacent markets to drive growth. Now, it is partnering with MWAi to help its dealers achieve similar transformation. The partnership between KMBS and MWA Intelligence could well represent a watershed moment for the imaging channel.   

    Robert Palmer is chief analyst and a managing partner for BPO Media, which publishes The Imaging Channel and Workflow magazines. He is an independent market analyst and industry consultant with more than 25 years experience in the printing industry covering technology and business sectors for prominent market research firms such as Lyra Research and InfoTrends. Palmer is a popular speaker and presents regularly at industry conferences and trade events in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He is also active in a variety of imaging industry forums and currently serves on the board of directors for the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA). Contact him at robert@bpomedia.com.

              

    Understanding Business Challenges Creates Opportunity For the Imaging Channel

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    by Robert Palmer

    I am fortunate to be able to spend a good portion of my time on the road in front of customers, vendors, and channel partners. This experience offers valuable feedback and provides insight from those working hard in the trenches. It is interesting to note that the key issues driving corporate decision making today are fairly consistent among businesses of all sizes and target markets. Of course, the ranking and priority varies, but in my experience the top IT concerns among business professionals remain constant regardless of organization type, products produced, and even the markets that are served.

    Controlling expenses and reducing operating costs remain at the top of the list for just about every organization today. Any conversation focused on current business challenges usually starts and ends with this issue. The economy is a driving factor, but there are other outside variables forcing businesses to focus on streamlining operations and strengthening the bottom line. 

    Security is obviously a major concern for all organizations and is the primary issue for many. Security today involves everything from securing computing devices to the protection of data, networks, and processing power. These issues have become even more complex with computer processing and content moving to the cloud, and with both mobile and network devices being enabled for applications and Web-based content. Today, virtually any device that is attached to the network becomes an access point to business assets and corporate information. Security concerns are exacerbated by the promise of the fully connected office and the Internet of Things (IoT).

    The remaining issues often get lumped together because they are so intertwined. Moving from paper to digital, supporting mobile device platforms and mobile work processes, dealing with an increasingly distributed workforce, streamlining workflow, and meeting the needs for globalization -- all of these are key issues facing businesses today. When you boil it all down, the primary goal for most organizations is to increase operational efficiencies and become more productive.

    So, what does it all mean for this industry -- particularly when you think about transitioning from a business world dominated by paper to one that is increasingly digital and mobile? I think the most important aspect is the timeline. The transition from paper to digital is happening much faster than most people realize, and the impact to all areas of our business is likely to be greater than many expect. 

    The old view is that paper will be around forever. Some say the paperless office is no nearer to reality today than it was when the concept was first introduced decades ago. The other argument is that paper is so entrenched in today’s business process that it will prove difficult to remove. But office users are quickly migrating to digital display as a preferred medium for information consumption. In reality, there will always be pockets of opportunity and areas of need for the printed page, but there is little doubt that paper usage is and will continue to decline.

    Suppliers are reacting to these changing market conditions in very similar ways. As print volumes continue to decline, vendors and their channel partners are investing in strategies to expand beyond print. In some cases, it is a movement toward additional services -- whether that is managed IT services, managed print, or managed document services, for example. There is good strategic reason for this: vendors and the imaging channel already have a strong service infrastructure and a service-oriented sales model already in place.

    MPS has been viewed in recent years as the growth engine for the market, but the reality is that print is only a component of the entire IT infrastructure, and the overlap between IT services and MPS is a strong growth opportunity for service providers.

    We are also seeing strong movement toward value-add solutions and services such as document management, content management, capture and conversion, and workflow solutions. These high-value solutions allow providers to take advantage of expertise within the document arena and leverage that in ways to grow incremental revenue. Meanwhile, some vendors are pushing into adjacent business opportunities such as 3D printing and digital signage.

    The combined effect of these trends is shaping the future of our industry --most especially the future of the office equipment channel. One the one hand, businesses continue to migrate toward managed print services (MPS) as a means to gain better control over the document infrastructure and, ultimately, reduce document output costs. But increasingly, organizations are looking to gain better, more strategic value from their MPS engagements. This requires service providers to develop MPS solutions that are built around a core set of document services and solutions.

    Whether it is expanding into adjacent markets or complimentary services, there is no one strategic play that is necessarily more effective than the other. What is important, however, is the ability to develop strong expertise and intellectual property steeped in process automation and document workflow. By integrating ourselves within our customer’s workflow we can solve more business problems, address specific problem areas within the IT infrastructure, and in turn drive additional revenue opportunities. 

    Robert Palmer is chief analyst and a managing partner for BPO Media, which publishes The Imaging Channel and Workflow magazines. He is an independent market analyst and industry consultant with more than 25 years experience in the printing industry covering technology and business sectors for prominent market research firms such as Lyra Research and InfoTrends. In December 2012 he formed Palmer Consulting as an independent consultancy focused on transformation, mobility, MPS, and the entire imaging market. Palmer is a popular speaker and presents regularly at industry conferences and trade events in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He is also active in a variety of imaging industry forums and currently serves on the board of directors for the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA). Contact him at robert@bpomedia.com.


              

    MPSA Takes Center Stage at Photizo Transform Conference

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    by Robert Palmer

    The Photizo Transform Global conference, held June 2-4 at the Galt House in Louisville, KY, was an interesting mix of the old and the new. As its name implies, Transform is positioned as a venue to showcase the transformative nature of the imaging and printing industry. With its roots firmly planted in managed print services (MPS), the Transform event has evolved to address a much broader array of issues facing our industry, including the ongoing transition from hardware to managed services, document workflow, 3D printing, and other market dynamics.

    The event kicked off with a rousing keynote delivered by Jim Lawless, a well-known motivational speaker and CEO of The Velocity Corporation. Among his many feats, Lawless has advised companies globally on creating organizational cultural change. If you have never heard Lawless speak before I highly recommend it. He leverages tips from his bestselling book, Taming Tigers, along with personal experiences to explain how individuals can overcome life’s obstacles to achieve goals and transform their lives -- either from a personal or business perspective.

    Lawless has accepted numerous challenges over the course of his own life to help prove his point. In August 2010, he used his techniques to become Britain’s deepest free diver, the first in Britain to dive below the 100-meter barrier on a single breath of air. In 2003, he accepted a challenge to become a televised racehorse jockey in just 12 months. At the time, he was notably heavy by traditional jockey standards and had never once even ridden a horse.

    Accomplishing that goal was a foundation of the keynote speech at Transform. Lawless spoke with great fervor about the discipline and determination required to lose the necessary weight and gain the appropriate training required. By the end of the session, he even had the entire audience standing up and mimicking the ride of a jockey to help visualize the experience -- a sight that many of us never expected to see. Considering that this year’s Transform was held in Louisville, the whole scene seemed entirely appropriate.

    Recurring Themes

    As is the case with many industry conferences, there were a couple of recurring themes running throughout the course of this year’s Transform event. The first was the future of printing -- a topic that continues to foster significant debate regardless of the forum. Some interesting discussion in this area came on day two during Photizo CEO Ed Crowley’s keynote session: Print is Dead…Or Is It?

    Crowley focused his comments on the traditional market metrics, suggesting that Photizo is forecasting only slight decline in overall page volumes for the next five years. Nevertheless, that statement was followed closely with a chart showing more troubling news: the rate of growth for laser and inkjet cut-sheet paper shipments in the office has steadily declined over the past few years. Clearly, this is an indication that the market for office pages is shrinking.

    Crowley says that Photizo is forecasting slight declines for media and hardware through 2017, but the firm is projecting growth for MPS and advanced document services over the same period. Like most other research firms following the imaging market, Photizo remains bullish on the opportunities for document-based services, particularly for what Crowley describes ad “outcome-based” services -- those that provide high value add focused on solving customer needs as opposed to delivering products or solutions.

    According to Crowley, as the overall market continues to shrink it will lead to an increasingly competitive environment. It could be argued that entry-level MPS is already commoditized, with basic fleet management services providing little differentiation and low customer value. Of course, there are pockets of opportunity for growth but the trick is developing expertise combined with the proper solution set to target those markets. That is why most vendors and channel partners alike remain focused on vertical solutions and a more vertical approach to solutions selling.

    MPSA at Transform

    The other recurring theme at this year’s Transform event was the consistent visibility of the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) and its members. Of course, the MPSA has always been an integral part of the Photizo conference, but this year the relationship seemed even more significant.

    To begin with, MPSA members were highly represented among the speakers for the various conference and breakout sessions. By our count, 20 of the 25 Transform sessions were led by current individual or corporate members of the MPSA. This is an amazing statistic that speaks volumes as to the depth of knowledge within the MPSA membership, as well as the influence that the organization has within the managed services marketplace.

    Indeed, the MPSA itself was afforded its own time slot with a prime spot in the overall agenda: a general session immediately following the opening keynote. In a session titled “MPSA Managed Print Services Framework – ITIL in Motion,” six different MPSA members took the stage as a panel to discuss one of the most important initiatives to come from the MPSA Standards and Best Practices committee.

    The intent of the Managed Print Services Framework is to outline most of the elements that businesses need to consider when developing a Managed Print Services (MPS) program, as well as an accompanying framework to identify best practices and solutions for MPS implementation. The MPSA Framework is based on a proven method and format using the ITIL Framework Service methodology as a guide. The session produced a lively discussion regarding the need for standards in the MPS space, not only in terms of definition and implementation of MPS, but more importantly in the addressing the emerging overlap between managed print services and other ongoing IT strategies.

    It should also be pointed out that the MPSA held its fourth annual awards ceremony during the Transform Global 2014 conference. (Read more on the awards here).

    The Great Debate

    Another session that sparked significant interest was “The Great Assessment Debate: To Have or Not to Have.” This session pitted two MPSA members, Kevin DeYoung and James Duckenfield, in an open debate regarding the need for MPS assessments. DeYoung, who took the “devils advocate” position to argue against the need for assessments, quickly pointed out at the beginning of the session that he is indeed pro-assessments but for the purposes of the debate came fully prepared to build his case -- and indeed he did.

    DeYoung did a masterful job, arguing that assessments are designed primarily to benefit the dealer and not the customer. In other words, the assessment is performed for the purposes of allowing the dealer to sell something to the customer. At the same time, he planted the notion that MPS assessments typically only provide a snapshot in time, while also leaving customers with the thought that the added time to perform the assessment will lead to additional cost in the overall program. Meanwhile, Duckenfield played his role quite nicely by vigorously promoting the obvious benefits and need for MPS assessments.

    By the debate’s conclusion, both sides were well represented and no clear winner was declared. Nevertheless, the session prompted heartfelt discussion among audience members about the importance of understanding customer needs. DeYoung, in particular, noted that the entire process caused him to think much differently about how he and his organization will approach assessments in the future. A fitting end to what by all accounts could be considered a very successful Transform Global conference -- both for Photizo and the MPSA.


    Robert Palmer is chief analyst and a managing partner for BPO Media, which publishes The Imaging Channel and Workflow magazines. He is an independent market analyst and industry consultant with more than 25 years experience in the printing industry covering technology and business sectors for prominent market research firms such as Lyra Research and InfoTrends. In December 2012 he formed Palmer Consulting as an independent consultancy focused on transformation, mobility, MPS, and the entire imaging market. Palmer is a popular speaker and presents regularly at industry conferences and trade events in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He is also active in a variety of imaging industry forums and currently serves on the board of directors for the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA). Contact him at robert@bpomedia.com.


              

    Podcast Radio

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    Tuesday. We're into the work-week proper, having made it through Monday. If we've made it this far, certainly we can continue on. And continue on we shal, all the way back to the weekend. I know to help things along for me, I listen to some gaming podcasts. So, let's get to it.

    This week on the dial we have: Anonymous Tabletop Episode 38: Turning Tricks for Treats; Nerdherders Episode 124: They Live; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 158: Flotilla; Game Classy Episode 198: Slaves to Dorkness; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 184: Ankh’or, Stronghold Undead First Look, Warhammer Feast of Bones, Haka Onna, Terra Mystica Expansion, Mega Moose Con; Geeks of the North Episode 87: Fan made apps; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 72: Dungeons & Dragons and the Satanic Panic; All Us Geeks Episode 95: Something’s Fishy When The Geeks Act KOI; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 72: Tapestry & Teslas; The Secret Cabal Express Episode 54: The Midnite Spook Show Halloween Horror Movie Monster Party; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 30: Painting Small Models; and Tabletop Talk Episode 46: Insider Insight: M3e Crew Builder App.

    Anonymous Tabletop Episode 38: Turning Tricks for Treats

    Welcome to Anonymous Tabletop Episode 38.

    In our 4th Annual Halloween episode Tim tries to be spooky but fails with some very lackluster intros, Lathan’s update is so long it needs a top ten list and a speed round, and Jean takes a nostalgic trip to Thra and talks about some Gelflings.

    Then, we find out who among the crew deserves to wear the crown when Dave breaks out the buzzers for another horror movie trivia contest in the much-anticipated return of The Addams Family Feud.

    And finally, we plug a truly terrible Halloween decoration, Geeky Jean plays favorites, and Celebrity Deathmatch welcomes back a previous champion when he’s forced to pick on someone his own size.

    Oh, and don’t forget Tim’s Sack. It’s just scary the things we always seem to find lurking in there.

    Nerdherders Episode 124: They Live

    What? You thought the Nerdherders had cast their last pod? Nonsense! The boys are back to fill you in on what’s been going on in their geekery.

    Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 158: Flotilla

    1) The Pegs discuss their recent game plays including Bloom Town, Gates of Delirium, Detective: City of Angels and many more;

    2) All the Pegs review the tile-laying, hand-building game Flotilla; and

    3) Look back at Thing: Infection at Outpost 31.

    Game Classy Episode 198: Slaves to Dorkness

    Chaos, Bonebois, and ogres

    Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 184: Ankh’or, Stronghold Undead First Look, Warhammer Feast of Bones, Haka Onna, Terra Mystica Expansion, Mega Moose Con

    In this fine episode, we revisit some of our adventures at Marty’s annual BooBQ party and the local con that Mark Kale hosts, Mega Moose Con. During these events, we got to the table a brand new game from Space Cowboys that has found its way onto our shelves and might even be that filler that will be the go to when the chance presents itself. I am talking about Ankh’or and if you looking for a light Splendor type game, give this a try.

    We also got to play a proto copy of Stronghold Undead and we give our first thoughts on this game that we have been waiting for for a few years. More on that because Ignacy will be joining us on a later show to give us some more intelligent thoughts than what we can supply.

    Adam comes back to the show to share his thoughts on Warhammer’s new Feast of Bones box. He and Marty go all miniature and give the details on what is included in this expansion and their thoughts on if you need to add this to your Warhammer collection.

    Geeks of the North Episode 87: Fan made apps

    Hello geeks,

    This week, we talk about fan made game apps, their benefits and drawbacks. We then sneak some teasers about the list of games we want to showcase in the next few months. We also talk about the 3d printable Kickstarter by Rogue Sculpts, the Relicblade 2.0 pre-order by Metak King Studio, the Hyperborea Kickstarter by Aradia Miniatures, and the latest Burrows and Badgers Kickstarter by Oathsworn Miniatures.

    So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!

    Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 72: Dungeons & Dragons and the Satanic Panic

    This week, Morrus and Peter spend this Halloween season looking at the scariest time for roleplaying, the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. In the news, Tyranny of Dragons reprinted for D&D, Vampire: The Masquerade miniatures, Strange New Worlds released for Star Trek Adventures, a one-page random dungeon generator, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch!

    All Us Geeks Episode 95: Something’s Fishy When The Geeks Act KOI

    Jeff and Jordan review KOI, from Smirk & Laughter. Things get heated when Jeff calls out Jordan’s comments about solo rules in games. Ok, heated is strong. It’s really just a day ending in Y around here.

    The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 72: Tapestry & Teslas

    What’s this? A full house? Back to the normal format? Something must be amiss. Yes, the full complement of Polyhedron Collider are back with some more board game chat.

    We start as ever with a breakdown of the latest news, have a bloody good chat about Stonemaier Games’ latest Tapestry and Jon tells us about his Tesla…again.

    The Secret Cabal Express Episode 54: The Midnite Spook Show Halloween Horror Movie Monster Party

    In episode 54, a special fifth Wednesday edition of The Secret Cabal Express, Steve, Jesko and Jamie celebrate Halloween by geeking out over the horror movies they love! And we meet a new member of the Secret Cabal monster squad, The Creeper!

    The D6 Generation Pip Episode 30: Painting Small Models

    Craig discusses a potpourri of topics including painting small models, British vs Pirates, Joan of Arc expansions, & the challenges of conjugating the verb "to dive."

    Tabletop Talk Episode 46: Insider Insight: M3e Crew Builder App

    Join Craig as he talks with DZ - the man responsible for the M3e Crew Builder App. DZ explains how the idea of the app started and how, in a few short months, it went from concept to release. We also give a tour of the key features so have your phone handy to follow along. Lastly, DZ reveals some features you may of missed but are too cool not to mention.

     


              

    Study finds that desktop 3D printers can negatively impact indoor air quality

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    Last week, 3D printer manufacturer RIZE became the first company to attain UL 2904 GREENGUARD certification for its RIZE One 3D printer. The certification, which addresses 3D printer particle emissions and safety, followed a multi-year study conducted by the Georgia University of Technology and UL, a leading global safety science company. Now, the Georgia University of Technology […]

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    Offer - Opportunities for the global 3D printing materials market to reach $4.1 billion by 2024 - USA

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    According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the global 3D printing materials market looks promising with opportunities in the automotive, consumer, medical, and aerospace industries. The global 3D printing materials market is expected to reach an estimated $4.1 billion by 2024 with a CAGR of 19% from 2019 to 2024. The major drivers for this market are rapid acceptance of 3D printing technology from prototyping to final product manufacturing and reduction in manufacturing cost. In this market, photopolymers, thermoplastics, metals, and ceramic materials are used in additive manufacturing. Lucintel forecasts that photopolymers will remain the largest material for 3D printing due to the increasing demand in medical, consumer electronic, and aerospace industries. The metal material for 3D printing is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period due to increasing demand for titanium in the aerospace & defense industry. Within this market, 3D printing materials for medical industry is expected witness the highest growth during the forecast period due to increasing adoption of 3D printing in medical devices and tissue engineering products. Fused deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA)/digital light processing, selective laser sintering (SLS)/multi jet fusion, and material jetting are the major technologies used in the 3D printing industry. Fused deposition modeling will remain the largest technology segment over the forecast period due to its increasing demand in automotive and consumer end use industries. Asia Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth over the forecast period due to the growing awareness of 3D printing technology and increasing adoption of 3D printing materials in medical and dental implants. Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include use of bio-inks and gels in the medical industry and increasing use of composite materials. 3D Systems, Stratasys, The ExOne Company, Arcam, EOS, Voxelijet, Arkema, Hogonas, Concept Laser, and Carpenter Technologies are among the major manufacturers of 3D printing materials. Lucintel, a leading global strategic consulting and market research firm, has analyzed growth opportunities in the global 3D printing materials market by material, end use industry, technology, and region. Lucintel has prepared a comprehensive research report titled “Growth Opportunities in the Global 3D Printing Materials Market 2019-2024: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis.” This Lucintel report serves as a catalyst for growth strategies, as it provides comprehensive data and analysis on trends, key drivers, and directions. 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For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or visit us at helpdesk@lucintel.com. Lucintel offerings include advanced materials reports, composite materials market report, strategic growth consulting, market research due diligence and business strategy consulting. About Lucintel Lucintel, the premier global management consulting and market research firm, creates winning strategies for growth. It offers market assessments, competitive analysis, opportunity analysis, growth consulting, M&A, and due diligence services to executives and key decision makers in a variety of industries. For further information, visit www.lucintel.com. This report answers following 11 key questions: Q.1 What are some of the most promising potential, high-growth opportunities for the global 3D printing materials market by end use industry (automotive, aerospace, consumer, medical, and others), material (photopolymers, thermoplastics, metals, ceramics, and others), technology (fused deposition modeling, selective laser sintering/multi jet fusion, stereolithography/digital light processing, material jetting, others), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World)? Q. 2 Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.3 Which regions will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.4 What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the market? Q.5 What are the business risks and threats to this market? Q.6 What are emerging trends in this market and the reasons behind them? Q.7 What are some changing demands of customers in this market? Q.8 What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments? Q.9 Who are the major players in this market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth? Q.10 What are some of the competitive products and processes in this market, and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share via material or product substitution? Q.11 What M & A activities did occur place in the last five years in this market?
              

    SuperSizeArt Oversize Framed Prints – Limited To 9 Only – Bowie, Queen, Genesis, Hendrix, Free & More

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    We’re pleased to introduce selected “Oversize Framed Prints” from the catalogue of SuperSizeArt These are strictly limited – just 9 of these Oversize Prints are created from each original 3D print construction on fine art [...]
              

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    Intro to High Tech Tools for Schools - SOESD Lending Library

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    This FREE, student-centered, teacher-friendly professional development opportunity, which is being offered once a month through May, introduces educators to the SOESD STEAM Lending Library. Alli French of Talent Maker City will provide participants with an engaging, hands-on introduction to everything in the STEAM Lending Library--including SNAP circuit kits, Makey Makeys, laser engravers, 3D printers, green screens, and Lego robotics. Please join us for a day of play and learn how to incorporate some of these new and FREE educator tools into your classroom, courtesy of SOESD. 

     
              

    3D printing revives skeletal study program at Countway – Harvard Gazette

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    "Now, staff members at the Medical School’s Countway Library are reviving the initiative with a 21st-century twist. They’re planning to assemble new boxes of replica human bones and skulls rendered through 3D printing in a program they’re calling Beyond the Bone Box.... The library houses an anatomical museum, which is expected to preserve rare anatomical specimens in perpetuity, but as part of the library system, it also has an educational mission. Creating 3D models of rare specimens allows the museum to safeguard the originals while still allowing Countway’s special collections to be used as teaching tools.... “A bone box is mostly about access,” Hall said. “With a collection that has human remains in it … education is critical to your existence. Otherwise this is just a strange horde that you never share, and ethically that’s irresponsible.” ..."
              

    Atum3D en Mitsubishi Chemical ontwikkelen nieuw UV-hars

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    Atum3D en Mitsubishi Chemical hebben een nieuw UV-hars ontwikkeld voor DLP-printers. Diabeam is onder andere geschikt voor interieurtoepassingen in de automobielindustrie vanwege de krasbestendigheid, naast andere specifieke eigenschappen. Atum3D presenteert daarnaast een nieuwe DLP printer met een heel nieuwe lichtbron. De Nederlandse fabrikant van DLP 3D printers Atum3D werkt sinds een jaar intensief samen met […]

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    EY Global 3D Printing Report 2019 toont verschuiving van de AM markten

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    Het aantal bedrijven dat nieuwe verdienmodellen ontwikkelt omdat het Additive Manufacturing inzet, is in drie jaar tijd verdubbeld. Dat is een van de conclusies uit een wereldwijd onderzoek door Ernst & Young (EY). Het rapport toont ook aan dat Duitsland als AM gidsland is voorbijgestreefd als het gaat om de toepassing van de technologie door […]

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    Poly Products neemt CEAD Prime grootformaat printer in gebruik

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    Poly Products gaat op de CEAD Prime 3D printer als een van de eerste opdrachten elementen printen voor een BMX fietsbaan voor op scholen. Als materiaal gebruikt men gerecycled kunststof, dat met korte glasvezels wordt versterkt. Op termijn wil men zo voor de productie van BMX-banen een gesloten kringloop creëren. Composietverwerker Poly Products in Werkendam […]

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    Desktop Metal Fiber HT en LT: desktop 3D printen met continue vezels

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    Desktop Metal stapt in de markt van 3D printen met lange vezels, een van de in potentie grote groeimarkten. De Amerikaanse fabrikant introduceert twee desktopsystemen: de Desktop Fiber LT voor PA6 materialen versterkt met continue vezels en de Desktop Fiber HT voor de PEEK en PEKK met een kern van een continue vezel. Beide 3D […]

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    World: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at a "Celebrating World Humanitarian Day" Event

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    Source: US Agency for International Development
    Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, United States of America, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

    For Immediate Release
    Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
    Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

    Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Washington, DC
    August 20, 2018

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

    As we begin, as we call it in Congress, I'd like to start with a point of personal privilege. I'd like to take this opportunity this morning to express our sadness over the death of Kofi Annan. He was a giant who has spent his entire life advocating for peace, and the for the protection of humanitarian workers, something that we'll be talking about today. As he so often said, "People, not states, should be at the center of what we do." His passing makes this World Humanitarian Day even more poignant.

    This morning, on behalf of USAID, I hope to convey two important messages to all of you. The first is, as Dan was alluding to, relates to the rapidly-evolving nature of humanitarian relief and assistance.

    The second, as we mark this day, is simply our deep, deep admiration and gratitude for the many heroes of our humanitarian work. They, and many of you, are truly extraordinary and heroic.

    I have to say that before I joined USAID, I didn't really appreciate the scope and range of what it is that we do in our humanitarian work. You can see it in some of the numbers. In 2017, USAID responded to 53 crises in 51 countries. For only the second time in our agency's history, we had six DART teams, Disaster Assistance Response Teams, deployed simultaneously around the world. The first time that happened was the preceding year.

    At this very moment, we have pre-positioned resources and experts in just about every part of the world. We have seven emergency stockpiles in places like Djibouti, South Africa, and Malaysia. We have full-time response staff in 30 countries. We have six regional offices and 11 adviser offices, located with partners like the military's combatant commands.

    One of my most vivid memories from my first year as Administrator was, essentially, a crash course in how some of this works. One day, during last year's UN General Assembly meetings, we received word of a terrible earthquake, the second one that had struck Mexico City. One evening that week, I was walking down the street between back-to-back dinners with two different mobile phones: one with the White House, one with the DART team leader.

    I was dodging pedestrians, I'm sure looking ridiculous, while the disaster professionals were helping me navigate something much more serious: how to rapidly mobilize an emergency response team to Mexico City to help our neighbors to the South respond to its second earthquake in just a few weeks' time.

    The government said to us that they'd welcome the assistance of a highly-specialized type of international search and rescue team, something really hard to find, especially in a hurry. But, thanks to the White House, our talented team here in D.C., our network of first responders, and the DOD, we were able to transport and stand up just such a team in Mexico City before breakfast the next morning. I'm honored to be part of a network, which includes many of you, that can make something like that happen.

    But, as we gather to mark World Humanitarian Day this year, we have to acknowledge that natural disaster responses no longer epitomizes today's humanitarian work. We still do that, to be sure, and I think we do it well. But, these days, we face vast other challenges all around the world.

    Our humanitarian resources are increasingly being deployed, not for storms and quakes and the like, but for man-made disasters, from conflict-driven displacement to tyranny-driven economic collapse.

    Our DARTs are more likely to be deployed for those types of crises, and by far, most of our humanitarian assistance dollars are being allocated for those kinds of needs. There's the ongoing tragedy in Syria, a horrific conflict in its seventh year and one of the most complex crises of our time. Over 13 million people, more than 80 percent of the current population, need humanitarian assistance. There's the ongoing struggle in Afghanistan, where 3.3 million people need humanitarian assistance. A recent upturn in violence has claimed 1,700 civilian lives this year alone.

    A dozen or so years ago, I travelled to Afghanistan as a congressman. And, in those days, our presence was measured by the tens of thousands of military boots on the ground. These days, we still have some troops there, but our boots on the ground are increasingly humanitarian and development workers, some of whom have been back to work in Afghanistan two, three, and even four times.

    Nine hundred aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan in the last decade.

    There's South Sudan, the most dangerous place of all for humanitarian workers. Seven million people in South Sudan, including 1 million living on the brink of famine, depend on international assistance just to survive.

    Then there are the man-made crises far closer to home. One of the most underreported catastrophes in the world today is what's happening in and around Venezuela. More than 2.3 million Venezuelans have already fled. It's the largest single mass exodus in the history of the Western Hemisphere. And it's ongoing. I saw this first hand when I visited Cucuta, in Colombia, and the Bolivar Bridge last month. Five thousand new migrants enter Colombia each and every day. They're desperately seeking food and emergency medical care. They're seeking survival.

    This isn't merely Colombia's challenge. Venezuelans are fleeing to places like Brazil and Ecuador, as we read over the weekend, and northward to the Caribbean. The list of man-made, conflict-caused, and regime-driven humanitarian crises goes on and on. After all, there are roughly 70,000,000 displaced people in the world today.

    Since humanitarian needs and crises are changing, we're doing our best our to change and to respond to them, with the best tools and ideas that we can find. We're applying lessons learned over and over again. And we're fostering innovation.

    This past February, USAID and our British cousins, DFID, joined in launching the first-ever Humanitarian Grand Challenge. The Grand Challenge mechanism is a way for the world's best thinkers, from organizations large and small, for-profit and non-profit, business, academia, to offer new ideas in helping (inaudible) relief to the most vulnerable, hardest to reach communities in the world.

    It's a chance for us to identify and invest in the best and the brightest. We've already received 615 applications from 86 different countries, including a third from women and nearly half from lower and middle income countries. We're excited to see and mobilize the results, and they're due out this fall.

    Given how much of our humanitarian response is in conflict zones and fragile states, we're paying more attention than ever to the obstacles and challenges that factions, gangs, militias, and corrupt officials are throwing at relief teams. Case in point. In April of this year, a leading humanitarian agency reported that it had encountered no fewer than 70 checkpoints on the 300-mile trip from Aden to Sanaa, in Yemen. I'm sure those were just helpful citizens offering directions along the way.

    But it's the kind of situation that caused us to launch the Strengthening Field Level Capacity on Humanitarian Access and Negotiations program last August.

    It's aimed at helping relief team members better understand practical negotiation techniques and safe, effective field-level decision making.

    Because there is nothing more important to us, nothing more important to me, than the safety and security of our humanitarian network, that's the area that we're especially focusing on. We must stay ahead of threats and potential threats. So we're supporting organizations dedicated to improving security standards and training for NGO staff. We're modifying our policy so that security, costs for equipment, staff, training and site enhancements can be more easily built into your contracts and grant budgets.

    We're investing in new tools to help us map and minimize risk to operations at the most basic level, the level of, for example, moving food from a plane to a truck, to a warehouse and distribution center. But, let's face it: we can take every possible step to minimize risk. We can't make it go away.

    And many of you here know that all too well. One of the most inspiring and humbling parts of my job is getting to meet the heroes who know the risks but carry on just because they care.

    I saw firsthand, when I visited IDP camps just outside of Raqqa. I heard stories of challenges that humanitarian heroes face each day, as they strive to bring water and food and medical care to those who've been victimized by the years of conflict. With Assad's regime still holding sway in parts of the country, there's no real, legitimate government partner with whom to work. And their path is riddled with unexploded ordinance, which is going off at the rate of, roughly, three dozen per day.

    The shelters they sleep in at night shake with the dropping of bombs each and every day. And yet, somehow, because of their commitment to others, they wake up the next morning and they do it all over again. These are the heroes that we hold high this World Humanitarian Day.

    People like Iraq's Salam Muhammad. When Anbar and Kirkuk were liberated from ISIS at the end of last year, humanitarians were the first ones on the ground, providing food, water, and medical care. Iraq staff with the U.S.-funded NGO spend their days clearing mines and educating their neighbors about the dangers the ordinance poses.

    Salam decided to joint this particular NGO after witnessing several tragedies that left some of his relatives and friends injured, or killed. He was one of the NGO's first recruits in Iraq. Every day is challenging for the de-miners; any accident can be fatal. But Salam and his staff love their jobs and show up for work every day filled with passion because they know what they're doing matters.

    There's Jay Nash, a regional adviser who has lived and worked for USAID in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the past 20 years. The DRC is, as you know, no stranger to aid worker attacks, with 210 people being killed, wounded, or kidnapped since 2000.

    In 1999, while visiting a university in the DRC, Jay was ambushed by a mob of students who thought he was a spy for neighboring Rwanda. The mob torched the U.S. embassy vehicle he had been driving, but Jay escaped after a group of brave students made a ring around him, guarding him until they were able to duck him into the girls' dormitory.

    Sitting in that dorm, trapped for hours with a mob threatening to break down the doors, Jay said he had one thought: he thought of the children with disabilities that he was helping in his free time. DRC has a higher than average rate of disability. And he thought to himself, if he died in that girls' dorm, who would take care of those kids?

    After eight hours, he made a run for it, and he didn't look back. Not only did he stay in DRC working for USAID, in 2001, he started his own NGO called StandProud. It provides treatment and equipment to young people with disabilities, helping them gain dignity, mobility, and independence.

    There's Fareed Noori, one of the victims of last month's attack on a government building in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The blast killed 15 people. Fareed had been working in Afghanistan since 2010 for a USAID partner the International Rescue Committee, as a water, sanitation, and hygiene engineer. As his colleagues noted, whenever there was an emergency, Fareed was the first in the field to help with whatever was needed.

    Fareed was in an emergency meeting at the time of the attack. He was killed doing the work of helping others, to which he had committed his life. Fareed leaves behind four children, two girls, two boys, all under the age of 9.

    Another victim of that attack was Bakhtawara; it's a pseudonym, a bright and impressive 22-year-old woman. She was working for the International Organization for Migration, another USAID partner. She had married very early and had a child by the age of 16. But, despite being a young mother in a conservative community, she fought for her education and learned English. After school, she knew she wanted to help people. She convinced her family to let her, not just get job, but get a career as a humanitarian.

    When her husband was killed in a bombing three years ago, she continued working as a 19-year-old single mother. Her job took her to the very government offices that were often targeted by insurgents. On the day she was killed, she was attending one of the meetings that she had hoped would help her find better ways to deliver aid to people in need. The building was bombed and then overrun with gunfire. She died doing what she focused her life on, helping people build a brighter future.

    Extremist insurgents in Afghanistan like to target these workers. There's a special place in hell...

    There's the story of the seven aid workers killed in South Sudan in March of this year. They were killed when their car was ambushed along the 185-mile route of the badly rutted roads in South Sudan's remote east. Their vehicle had been labeled as belonging to an NGO right down to the license plates. It didn't matter. Six of the seven worked for a small Sudanese NGO called the Grass Roots Empowerment and Development Organization, GREDO, which is supported by USAID and worked to promote sustainable development at the grassroots level.

    Three of the victims were helping to build a youth center. Two taught English. One was also a driver and the father of a newborn. Three were new recruits. Humanitarian heroes, one and all. And there were thousands of others. And I stand in awe of what they do.

    Final thoughts. Why do they do it? What causes them to go out and take these risks? I learned the answer, and (inaudible), when I visited Bangladesh and Burma with Secretary Pompeo earlier this year. In Bangladesh, I went to a Cox's Bazaar, and I saw the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who are barely surviving in that camp.

    They are vulnerable to monsoons and cyclones and without the humanitarian workers, life would be very different. It's bad enough already.

    And then I went to Burma, and I travelled to an IDP camp near Sittwe. And what I saw there was the most disturbing thing I have ever seen in development. I saw young families trapped. I saw young families unable to go to school and completely dependent upon the emergency food assistance that we provide.

    So, those workers take the risks because they are all that is standing between an even worse catastrophe and death in these young people, these victims. Today we celebrate them. Thank you.

    MODERATOR: Thank you. (inaudible) I'm also the director of the Humanitarian Agenda, as Dan mentioned, which is what this event is a part of, it's a new partnership as as we have this conversation. Firstly, I want to ask you -- well, one, congratulations; it's been about a year now since you've been appointed, and you've been back one year? So, happy anniversary.

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Pretty close. Thank you -- ask my staff.

    MODERATOR: (inaudible) We're all very happy that you were chosen to be in this position because, as Dan alluded to, your deep background in international developments. One of the things that you said a lot in this position is talking about, "The purpose of foreign aid is to end the need for its existence." It's one of your key messages that we hear time and time again. So, I want you to elaborate on sort of how that squares with humanitarian assistance. Right? There's a big difference of international developments for, you know, economic growth and being self-reliant. But humanitarian assistance is so often, as you mentioned, driven by tyranny and regimes, and it's about saving lives. So, how do you marry those two?

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, first off you're right. What I've said since the day that I was first announced is that the purpose of our foreign assistance must be ending its need to exist. And what I mean by that is, we should look every day at ways of helping people take on their own challenges. Not because we want to do less or walk away, but because we believe in human dignity, and we believe in the innate desire of everyone -- every individual, every family, every community, every country -- to want to craft their own bright future.

    In the area of humanitarian assistance, what I always say is, look, we will always stand with people when crisis strikes because that is who we are, that is in the American DNA. But at the same time we'll also look for ways to foster resilience so that we can help countries and communities withstand future shocks. And we've seen promising results in places like Ethiopia. You mentioned on the food security front, Ethiopia's a country that's had six consecutive years of drought and yet not falling into full famine. And that obviously is about much more than the work we're doing, but I think we're making a difference in helping Ethiopians build their ability to withstand consecutive years of drought.

    So, I see the two as fitting very well together, and the other piece to it is, on the humanitarian front, again, we have natural disasters and man-made disasters. The man-made disasters are coming at us fast and furious. It's also about preventing the next generation of crisis and conflict. I'm often asked what it is that keeps me up at night, and what keeps me up at night are our children being born in camps, and growing up in camps, and getting educated in camps. And when, God willing, the walls come down and the gate opens up, the question is, are those young people going to be prepared to take on the challenges of the world? Are they connected to the communities around them?

    And so with the humanitarian work that we do in many of these places, it's really aimed towards the future. And so I think it fits in well; it's a longer term of view, but I see them -- really is all going in the same direction.

    MODERATOR: I'm actually headed out to Nigeria in a few weeks and doing some research looking at Feed the Future portfolio there, but really looking at the nexus between that humanitarian and development assistance, you know, how that would work in an unstable environment. So, I'm anxious to see what I learn from that as well. You know, the Trump administration has called for reduction, of course, of U.S. foreign assistance, but, regardless of that, the U.S. continues to be -- and dominate as the largest donor worldwide.

    When you're talking to your colleagues in this administration, what is it that you talk about in terms of why it's so important for us to sustain this leadership? I mean, I could throw out numbers and I'll do a little bit.

    In 2018, the U.S. pledged 29 billion foreign assistance. Five billion of that was dedicated to humanitarian assistance. I was looking this morning at how that compares to others, and, I mean, the UK -we're event twice what they do. So, you know, we're such a leader in this space. Why is that so important? Why should we dedicate American tax dollars or more importantly to cleaning up other people's wars?

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, first off, you're correct; we're far and away the world's humanitarian leader, and, quite frankly, two or three or four of them together don't really add up to what we're doing. We need other countries to do more because, with those challenges that I laid out, those man-made challenges, I don't see an end in sight, quite frankly, in any of them. So, these are open-ended challenges, and while we are proud to be the world's leader, we need others to step up to the plate. I will tell you, what I worry about is, because these man-made disasters, man-made, often regime-driven disasters, because they are open-ended, there's a real risk that it will begin to take up so much of our budget that it threatens our ability to do some of the development investments that we all want to do, including quite frankly, some of the resilience work that we want to do.

    So, we do need others to step up to the plate. But in terms of, you know, what I say to the rest of the administration, it's not a hard cell, you know, pushing them to open a door. The administration is very supportive of our humanitarian work; we continue to be the world's leader; that's not going to change. And I think it's really -- the arguments for it fall on a number of different fronts. Number one, this is an expression of American values. This is who we are and always have been. It is a projection of the American spirit, in my view. So, I think that is very much alive and well in the American psyche, in the American DNA.

    But secondly, it's in our interest. Just take for a moment the assistance that we're providing to Colombians, supporting Venezuelans who have fled the border, doing the same thing in some other countries. There is great American self-interest in supporting the ability of these communities to withstand this migration, to help afford some of those costs, because the instability that results from not being able to provide support, I think, is an issue, is a diplomatic issue, is a national security issue. And, as you heard me mention, I think particularly what is happening in the Western Hemisphere is completely underreported.

    When I was at the Summit of the Americas, I heard from a number of countries, including Caribbean states, that they were starting to feel the presence of Venezuelans fleeing. And while they're all supportive of their neighbors, clearly it's not without a cost. But the same thing is true in many other parts of the world. So, the investments that we make on the humanitarian front are oftentimes in our self-interest. I look at the work that we're doing on the humanitarian front with an eye towards providing a lifeline so that those who've been displaced in parts of the Middle East can return. That's in our interest. That's a stated foreign policy priority. So, you know, yes, there is certainly -- I think the morality that we -- the expression of values that we've always supported. But I also believe it's in our interest and our national security interest.

    MODERATOR: And thank you for reminding us in your speech about humanitarian heroes and what World Humanitarian Day is about. You talked about the unfortunate situation that in today's crises a lot of the time aid workers are targeted specifically. So, I want to ask you whether you feel like there's an erosion of international humanitarian law over, you know, that you talked about the evolution of humanitarian assistance. And so as the world gets more and more disorderly, we see more and more protracted conflicts. Do you feel that both governments and non-state actors alike are violating this law, and is there anything that we can or should be doing more I guess, particularly from the donor or U.S. government perspective, to hold them more accountable?

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, first off, we in the U.S. demand adherence to international law, international humanitarian law. So, we demand that unfettered access is provided, for example, in Rakhine, in Northern Rakhine in Burma. So, that's always been important for us. But if you're asking whether some non-state actors like ISIS are breaking international law, yeah. Having been to both Raqqa and Northern Iraq, what has been done there by ISIS is truly evil. There is simply no other word to describe what they've done: the desecration of graves, the desecration of churches, the disappearances of Yazidis. It's staggering and truly evil. Of course they are breaking every standard that we all know.

    Yes, it is a challenge to international law; one of the best ways that we can respond is to say that, and to say it often, and to keep coming back to it. Because I do think the American opinion matters. And to say all across the political spectrum here in this country that we stand united and demand adherence to those standards and that what is happening is unacceptable.

    MODERATOR: You brought up demanding unfettered access. I want to let our audience know that the Humanitarian Agenda will be going to the capitol this fall, and we're focusing specifically on the issue of humanitarian access. You brought up, of course, in Yemen, that's 70 choke hold points that David Miliband also talked about when he was here in Yemen -- in April on Yemen. I also want to say we're publishing a policy piece on Yemen here at CSIS that will come out this week.

    I have many more questions, but I think we'll turn to the audience, so that we can engage them as well. So, if you have a question, please raise your hand. We will take it in rounds of threes, so announce yourself and where you're from. Please keep it concise, and at the end of it, there should be a question mark. So, who has a question? Yes, sir, right over here. Thanks, gentlemen.

    QUESTION: I'll ask a real fast question, my name is Rob, I work for USAID, thank you, sir. My question is about the environment, I'm just back from the Congo, where Ebola is happening and I was just in Madagascar where there was a plague outbreak. A lot of the disasters you talked about have an environmental component, and we're doing some in the United States, but some people think we really need to do more, and that's a little bit against maybe some people in the administration, so I would love for you to talk about your thoughts about that.

    MODERATOR: Great question. More? Let's do Julie Howard right there.

    QUESTION: Thank you. Mr. Administrator, thank you for your comments. Could you comment on the recent story in the Washington Post about the potential pullback of $3 billion in foreign assistance funds and how that may affect our ability to respond to humanitarian as well as the resilience opportunities you described?

    MODERATOR: And, Julie, will you introduce yourself for those that don't know you?

    QUESTION: Sorry?

    MODERATOR: Would you introduce yourself?

    QUESTION: Oh, yes, okay. So, I'm a non-resident senior adviser here at CSIS, thank you.

    MODERATOR: Julie and I are also going to be travel partners when I go to Nigeria. It's actually Julie that is leading that study. Let's take one more question right back here. Yes, thank you.

    QUESTION: Hi, my name's (inaudible) a reporter from Voice of America. There are a number of humanitarian assistance and also food aid to North Korea spended by the United States Government. What are the key principles that all the United States Government providing assistance to North Korea and under which scenario can assistance to North Korea be resumed?

    MODERATOR: Thank you.

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Sure.

    MODERATOR: Easy questions, right?

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: On North Korea, simply put, there have been no discussions that I'm aware of regarding assistance into North Korea. I certainly haven't been part of any such discussions.

    Secondly, on the pullback, while we haven't received official notification of anything, I've heard of nothing that would change our status as the world's leader in humanitarian assistance. I haven't seen anything. Third, on -- first off, it's interesting that you visited Ebola country and you talked about conservation, because their linked, obviously.

    I think that's one of the reasons we've seen the outbreak of Ebola in other formerly, entirely rare diseases in some of the areas where we've seen deforestation and such. What we're trying to do at USAID, many of you are aware, we're developing metrics that are aimed at helping us to better understand a country's capacity and commitment in a number of sectors, and conservation's one of them.

    So, we're looking at things like biodiversity and how resources are managed, because we think it's important, and it's something that we hope to be able to incentivize in the future and have conversations around. I have a personal interest in the conservation front and as you know, we recently made some announcements regarding assistance to Colombia and helping them in their natural resource management. So, I think it's an important area that shouldn't be divorced from the rest of development.

    We think it is one of those key areas that needs to be assessed and looked at as we help countries, in what we call, as you know, probably ad nauseam as I talk about the journey to self-reliance. One of those areas is, in fact, conservation, biodiversity, and the capacity to manage resources.

    MODERATOR: Let's take another round of questions. Raise your hand high. Joel?

    QUESTION: Joel (inaudible) from Norwegian Refugee Council, thank you Administrator Green for your excellent remarks. I'm afraid I have to follow up on the rescission question. We're not going to let you off so easily.

    What's been reported is that there's going to be a cut of a billion to UN peacekeeping operations, and that has the potential to not only disrupt work in South Sudan and Somalia and the Congo, but it also has the potential to disrupt, through further chaos in refugee flows, neighboring countries that we care about that are our allies, such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, and so on.

    I guess -- the argument is that, even if USAID itself doesn't lose funding or doesn't lose out through the rescission, the work will lose out, I feel, if this really goes ahead. So, if you could just offer more thought on -- I mean, you said you're pushing on an open door when it comes to international work, and, honestly, it's not always obvious to see that from the outside. Thank you.

    MODERATOR: Thanks, Joel. Let's do these two right here in the front, Haley, yep.

    QUESTION: Thank you. Hi, good morning. Nicole (inaudible), I'm a senior associate here at CSIS. Thank you, Administrator Green, for your great comments. You mentioned briefly -- you touched on young people and so, given the disproportionate (inaudible) of people in these countries and how often humanitarian crises can disproportionately affect children and young people, can you talk a little bit more about some of the focus that you're keeping in these initiatives and on the work that you're doing to remedy the situation for youth? Thanks.

    MODERATOR: Great, and I think there was a question right behind you if there still is, yeah.

    QUESTION: Hello, my name is Jessica (inaudible), and I'm a Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. You mention in your remarks about the man-made nature of a lot of the ongoing conflicts, and I was wondering if you could speak to USAID's role not only in providing humanitarian response in that context, but also the active role that the agency is taking in countering and preventing ongoing violent extremism.

    MODERATOR: Great question.

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: That's a great question. Joel, on the budget front, I really don't have much more that I can provide. Part of it is I'm not attempting to duck, I just literally don't have more, I'd refer you to OMB quite frankly. But again, you know, they is simply looking at the numbers of the last year and what we're doing on the humanitarian front. There is simply no argument that we have backed away from our role as the world's leading humanitarian assistant. Just objectively, we are far and away the largest humanitarian donor.

    We're the largest humanitarian donor in Syria; we're the largest humanitarian donor in conflict after conflict. I do think it is fair for all of us to talk about how it is that these resource needs can be met in the future. I don't mean just the immediate future, but the open-ended nature of these conflicts and this instability and this displacement is staggering.

    It is what worries me, because these conflicts that we're seeing -- South Sudan; Yemen -- you and I have talked about Yemen a great deal in recent months. It's open-ended, and I do worry about that. I do worry about our ability to meet resource needs and, you know, the world meeting these resource needs. They're significant.

    On the question of young people, particularly in displaced settings, we are looking at a number of ways of accelerating crisis situation education, conflict community education. We've received generous support from Congress, along with generous directives from Congress, in the area of education. What we've been trying to do, and Congresswoman Lowey has long been a great leader on this front, is to try to make sure that we are able to prioritize these crisis needs, and I do think that it's a crisis. It does worry me a great deal.

    So, we're looking at some of the use of innovative technologies to see if that can help us in these settings, but it is a very focus and as we develop our basic education strategy going forward, I think you'll see a particular focus on those areas, because it is, as you suggest, very important for the future.

    In terms of preventing violent extremism, we have, as you know, an important role under the National Security Strategy. We are investing in trying to identify the drivers of violent extremism.

    One of my strong beliefs that comes, actually, from my time at International Republican Institute is that we shouldn't jump to conclusions and try to draw global assumptions and lessons. Instead, we need to look at local drivers. Experience shows us that it's often local drivers, community drivers that become flashpoints for extremism. And so, we're certainly investing research there, and some of the preventative tools that are there; from my days as an Ambassador in Tanzania, I often point out that after the terrible bombing, embassy bombing, the work that we did with our Tanzanian partners in the wake of that, to take on some of the drivers of poverty and despair, I believe was an important down payment for preventing violent extremism. So, I'm a big believer in tackling those drivers and tackling that which can lead to despair. So, that will always be a key part of our work.

    MODERATOR: Mr. Green, at Davos this year, you talked about the importance of tapping into the creativity of the private sector, and how innovative financing mechanisms and other innovative technologies can really create better development outcomes. In your speech today, you talked about the Humanitarian Grand Challenges. Are there any specific companies or partnerships or technologies that you're most excited about right now. The things that you see that are happening in the field, you've been in in this career -- I mean, you've had a career for decades that are all related to development --

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Don't say decades.

    MODERATOR: Okay, sorry -- you're very young. The last year that you've been an administrator, what are the -- what are the cool, new technologies that we should know about, that are out there, that the mainstream audience has no idea how we're delivering (inaudible) humanitarian assistance?

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Yeah, I mean, to be honest, there are countless. During global innovation we -- which we had last fall, whenever it was, and I had a chance to walk through the marketplace at the Ronald Reagan Building, and take a look at some of the innovations. Everything from lunchbox-size solar batteries allowing us to power work in refugee and displaced persons camps to some of the weather forecasting stations that are created with 3D printers. You go through there and it's extraordinary. And it fills you with great hope for our ability to reach out and touch more people in more settings than ever before. In the area of financing -- we announced in India last fall, the world's first Development Impact Bond for maternal and child health, and the largest development impact bond of its kind. So, what we did through that is to set outcomes that we needed to see in order to repay the investment, but in terms of the means, we turn the private sector loose.

    And in the follow-up conversations that we had, you can see that our partners, some of whom are based here in D.C., were terribly excited. Because for the first time they didn't have us micro-managing each step along the way, but saying, "Look, these are the outcomes that we need, you go get them." And really tapping into the private sector, nonprofit and for-profit. Also, in the area of displaced communities on World Humanitarian Day, the use of biometrics to establish identification of refugees and IDPs as well as some of the digital technologies for delivering resources -- assistance so that recipients have modest purchasing power in surrounding communities, thereby not only providing assistance, not only holding onto human dignity and allowing them to make some decisions, but also providing a tangible benefit to those host communities which are often placing a disproportionate burden by those who are there. So, it -- it's really using business principles, human nature, and I'd like to say there are new technologies, but my kids will tell me very quickly they're old technologies, just new to someone like me. Tapping into these, I think, creates enormous, enormous hope for reaching into places we haven't before.

    MODERATOR: I want to continue on that "hope" trend for a minute. So, you know, when you think about the crises, many of which are located in Syria, Yemen, in South Sudan --

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Is that the whole part?

    MODERATOR: Now, I know. Well, this is where I'm kind of heading with this. Is there a crisis that you have your eyes on that you do see any reversal in terms of reversal trends, or any progress? Is there a place that you do think we're going to be able to see some positive outcomes in the next -- I should say decade there, because I know it takes time. But is there one that you see not going the wrong direction?

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Oh, sure. There are lots of promising stories. I think Ethiopia and Eritrea provide tremendous hope. One of the challenges, again, as an old democracy guy, one of the challenges that I saw was the enabling environment, for civil society and NGOs in a place like Ethiopia, and with the transition to a new government, we're having conversations that we didn't have before, in ways that I think will be very helpful. Also, I think that their willingness to partner with us more and more will help us make some investments in those areas -- in those resilience areas that will not only help Ethiopia and Eritrea, but also, quite frankly, I think will save us money in the long run. So, there are lots of stories like that, I think all around the continent of Africa and elsewhere. But there are -- every hopeful story is replaced by a new challenge. None of these challenges are inevitable, as problems. But they do require us to be innovative. They do require us to be engaged, they do require us to invest up front, and to be innovative in those procuring methods and how we partner. All of those things need to be done if we're going to turn -- either prevent the challenges from becoming crises, or turn problems into solutions.

    MODERATOR: Thank you. I lived in Ethiopia for three years, and I have to say it's quite exciting to see the change that's happening there. I'd like to just turn it onto -- are there any more burning questions? No hands are shooting up; let's do one more right here in the front.

    QUESTION: Hi, this is Chris (inaudible) with the State Department. Thank you so much for your leadership of USAID and development. I have a question regarding the nexus between humanitarian assistance, you've been mentioning the nexus with conflict development stabilization -- how does humanitarian assistance fit in, or is it just a one piece element that is disassociated from political issues?

    MODERATOR: Great, and as you answer that and any other final remarks you'd like to make as well.

    ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Sure. Thank you and again, thanks to all of you. So I think from the National Security Strategy, you see -- also the Stabilization Assistance Review, you see, I think, a clear multi-agency, multi-department approach to many of these challenges. Our relationship with the State Department is as close as it's ever been. I've received nothing but support and affirmation from Secretary Pompeo. We are working, as you know, closely because all of these challenges touch each of us in different ways and we each have different capacities.

    You know, I think it's probably never been more clear than in a place like the Burma-Bangladesh crisis. So, you know, when Rohingya in one place their IDPs and when they're in another place, they're refugees, and then of course we all look at that and say, "forget the labels, they're people who we need to help out," and invest in, and so we do. Also, I would say that both State and AID have as close of a working relationship with DoD as we've had in a very long time. As many of you know, we have a couple dozen detailees over at the Pentagon and the Combatant Commands. DoD has made it clear that they don't want to do what we do or State does, and we certainly don't want to do what they do. So, I would think those seamless teams and close communications are helping us. And going back to the budget question, they have to; there's not enough money for duplication. There's not enough money for bureaucracy. We just have to stay in constant communication.

    As to (inaudible) final remarks, I really would like to leave off with where my remarks, my opening remarks left off -- or left off. On this World Humanitarian Day, I would ask that we all think of those men and women who are in places in far places in world, in conflict zones, in fragile settings, day after day, delivering emergency medical assistance, food assistance, water and hygiene under the most trying of circumstances, difficult security situations. They do it because they care. They're my heroes. I'm sure they're your heroes. They are patriots. And what a wonderful expression of values and our priorities that with what they're doing each and every day. Thank you.


              

    Volkswagen Hits Key Milestone in Journey to Mass Production with HP Metal Jet

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    Last year Volkswagen selected HP Metal Jet, the world's most advanced 3D printing technology for the high volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts, as the foundation for its strategy to industrialize additive manufacturing with a multi-year design and production roadmap. With a production run of more than 10,000 high quality parts produced by HP and GKN Powder Metallurgy in just a few weeks to support the visionary ID.3 electric vehicle launch event, Volkswagen reached a k...

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    Is It Possible to 3D Print a Meat Alternative?

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    UKenGB wrote: Is LinuxCNC suitable to control a 3D printer?

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    I think that is debatable, as the G-code consumed by 3D printers (and that produced by slicers) is a lot different from standard G-code.

    To the extent that, possibly, a different interpreter for LinuxCNC would make sense to parse it.
              

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    UKenGB wrote: What about a vinyl cutter?

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    Living Skin Can Now be 3D Printed With Blood Vessels Included

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    Couldn’t we all use a pita band-aid or a drink-pouch wall?

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    Israeli industrial designer Shaul Cohen churns out tongue-in-cheek creations in his spare time using 3D printers.

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    ToyBox and PlayTable Partner Together For Blockchain Enabled Toys, Souvenirs, and Collectibles

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    In conjunction with the 2nd Annual San Francisco Blockchain Week last week; PlayTable and ToyBox announced they’ve entered into a strategic partnership focused on enabling blockchain for toys, souvenirs, and collectibles designed and printed on the Toybox 3D Printer. PlayTable and Toybox look to capitalize on the tailwinds and fusion of blockchain for collectibles and […]

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    Introduction to Traditional Animation Ages 12-16

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    Wednesday 4:15 - 6:15 pm

    Ten-week class beginning January 8, 2020

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    Turn your imagination into reality through 3D printing! Learn the basics of 3D modeling software and 3D printers to create your very own objects. Students will take home 2-3 small printed objects of their own design, and the knowledge to use Tinkercad, a free software available online. All Digital Media Department students have access to Maker Lab equipment during scheduled, monitored Open Studio hours throughout the term.

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    ToyBox and PlayTable Partner Together For Blockchain Enabled Toys, Souvenirs, and Collectibles

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    In conjunction with the 2nd Annual San Francisco Blockchain Week last week; PlayTable and ToyBox announced they’ve entered into a strategic partnership focused on enabling blockchain for toys, souvenirs, and collectibles designed and printed on the Toybox 3D Printer. PlayTable and Toybox look to capitalize on the tailwinds and fusion of blockchain for collectibles and […]

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    Transport company Wabtec invests in GE Additive H2 metal binder jetting

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    Rail transport company Wabtec Corporation has just announced its investment in GE Additive’s new H2 binder jet 3D printing technology. The 3D printer will be used by the Pennsylvania-based company to print large, complex parts, enabling it to grow its use of additive in the transportation industry.

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    Comment on Trade 2030: The Future of World Trade by alizav

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    It is interesting on how a growing percentage of a products value is from the software and technology aspects of the products design. For example Susan Lund of McKinsey Global Institute provided an example of how 10% of a cars value is from the software whereas 20 years ago there was no added value for the software. Another panelist gave an example of how with 3D technology and 3D printing that in the future people may be printing their goods and rather than buying a finished product, they will instead buy the code for printing a product. Technology is having a bigger and bigger role in production and finished goods.
              

    Comment on Trade 2030: The Future of World Trade by sf4444

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    I found the video very interesting in its analysis of how technology is changing trade. I really enjoyed hearing Freund's perspective on how technology has changed continues to change the world of trade. I enjoyed hearing how she started out by describing how she has seen so much change in trade due to technology, and how it continues to change after with the introduction of technologies such as 3D printing. In the future, I am interested in seeing how much more of world will be changed by technology, and how the fashion and textile industry will be changed. Additionally, I am interested in how 3D printing could change the trade industry, and if one day textile or apparel products could be traded this way.
              

    eTwinningu kogemus Taani lasteaedadest

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    Eesti lasteaiaõpetajad Jelena Rattik, Tiiu Tommula ja Elo Sepp naasesid hiljuti Taanist, kus toimus eTwinningu koostööseminar lasteaiaõpetajatele.

    Seminaril osales kokku 41 inimest Eestist, Taanist, Norrast, Leedust, Põhja-Makedooniast, Tšehhist, Sloveeniast, Maltalt, Bosnia ja Hertsegoviinast ja Belgiast.   

    Seminari alustati tervitustega kohalikelt lasteaedadelt. Seejärel tutvustati, mis seminaril toimuma hakkab ja mis on kokkusaamise eesmärk. Räägiti Taani kontekstis põhjamaisest traditsioonilisest pedagoogikast. Taani lasteaedade õppekavas on esmakordselt sees termin “teadus” ja rõhku pannakse tehnoloogia mõistmisele. Nende jaoks on oluline, et lapsed oleksid loovad nii mängus kui õppimises, teeksid koostööd tehnoloogiliste vahenditega, arendaksid kriitilist mõtlemist, oleksid inimlikud inimesed. 

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    Siis tegelesime haridusrobotite Ozobottidega. Osalejad ise pidid aru saama, mida sellega teha tuleb ja kuidas see töötab. Eestlastel raskui ei tekkinud, oleme Ozobotte kasutanud. Pärast seda pandi lauale robootikakomplekt LittleBits. See oli suures osas füüsika, ühendasime juppe ja patareid, et see asi tööle läheks. Mõni andur näitas temperatuuri, mõnel hakkas ventilaator tööle jne. 

    Pärast jagati osalejad kahte gruppi vastavalt sellele, milline on tase ja kogemus eTwinningu projektide tegemisel. Algajatele seletati, kuidas eTwinningu keskkond töötab. Edasijõudnutele, keda ei olnud palju, räägiti headest praktikatest ja mis teeb ühest projektist hea projekti. 

    Järgmisel päeval olid lasteaedade külastused.  Meid jagati nelja gruppi ja eestlased otsustasid, et lähme kõik erinevatesse lasteaedadesse ja pärast jagame nähtut. Nende külastuste eesmärk oli näidata, kuidas Taani lasteaiad kombineerivad tehnoloogiat ja teadust õppetööga. 

    Esimene lasteaed oli omapärase ehitusega, oli tunne, nagu oleks kuskil puuonnis, kus on ääretult põnev. Lasteaias oli 3D printer, BeeBot-robotid ja Easi mikroskoop, mida saab juhtida tahvelarvutist. Toodi näiteid, kuidas neid õppetöös kasutatakse. Põnev oli rohelise ekraani (ingl green screen) kasutamine õppetöös ja seda protsessi nägime ka pärast rühmas. Rühmad ise olid pisikesed, aga hästi liigendatud. 

    Teises lasteaias polnud nii palju tehnoloogilisi vahendeid, aga nad rääkisid, et on oluline, et lapsed õpiksid kriitilist mõtlemist, kuidas asju ning nähtuseid lahti kodeerida. Näiteks kuidas jõuab lehmast saadud piim meieni. Lapsed pidid panema pildid õigesse järjekorda. 

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    Õuealad olid lasteaedades suured ja lastel on palju vabadust. Ühel lasteaial oli ronimispuu, kuhu otsa lapsed võivad ronida, aga nad ise peavad enda võimeid tundma. Kui laps alla kukub, siis teab ta järgmine kord, kui kõrgele ta minna tohib. Võib öelda, et nad ei hellita lapsi liigselt, vaid lapsed ise õpivad enda võimeid ja oskusi tundma. Õuealal ja kohati ka siseruumides ei olnud suurt korraarmastust, mis tekitas pingevaba ja lapsekeskse õhkkonna. Oli kohe näha, et seal on kindlasti lapsed. Õppetegevustes polnud ei lastel ega ka õpetajatel kiire, kõige jaoks võeti aega. 

    Silma jäid mõned ootamatud asjad: lasteaedade ruumid on väiksed, kuid ruumi on rohkem. Lauad on õpetajale mugaval kõrgusel ja pisikesi pudinaid kõrgetel taburettidel vaadata oli päris hirmus.  Aga nad ei kukkunud sealt alla, vaid nihelesid rahulikult ja õpetajad ei muretsenud. Üllatas, et lastel olid tehnikavidinad käepärast ja mitte ainult tunnis tegutsemiseks.

    Järvest ja metsast toodi kaasa loodusmaterjale ja neid uuriti pisikese munakujulise digimikroskoobiga. Lapsi viiakse metsa ja järjepidevalt - kord kuus nädal aega on iga rühm metsas, hommikul viiakse ja õhtul tuuakse. Metsad on sealkandis muinasjutulised. Nagu ka meil, kus metsa on.
     
    Teises lasteaias mängis õpetaja 2-3aastastega COSMO mängu. Umbes 10 cm läbimõõduga plastikust eri värvi põlevate kivikestega sai muusikat teha, aga ka reaktsioonikiiruse mänge mängida. Väiksed patsutasid mõnuga kivikesi, proovisid ka kaaslase omi. Õpetaja küsis pidevalt laste arvamust, mida edasi teha (muusikat? mis pille?).

    Õueala oli suur ja elu nagu seikluspargis, ronimiseks oli kõikvõimalikke puid, roikaid, kaste. Äkki tuli väike 5aastane poiss ja läks lahti metalliotsimise mäng. Metalliotsijaga tuli leida liivast lusikaid.  Asjad olid mõnusalt liivased, lillepeenras oli digimikroskoop, millega sain muinasjutulise pildi lille sisemusest. Kohe ilmus välja ka õpetaja tahvelarvutiga. 

    Seal tekkis mõte, et meilgi hakataks tehnoloogi vahendeid rohkem igapäevaselt kasutama, kui hirmud vabaks lastakse - kui juhtub midagi, siis ei juhtu midagi. Kuna tehnika on meil õpetaja palgaga võrreldes kallis, siis tehnikat  kasutades on kuklas mõte, et kui katki läheb, mis siis saab? Kas jaksan oma taskust kinni maksta, et tüli ei tekiks? Lihtsam on loobuda kasutamisest. 

    Pärast lasteaedade külastusi said grupid jälle kokku ja oli aeg leida projektipartnereid ning hakata eTwinningu projekti planeerima. Üllatas, et tehnoloogilisi vahendeid projektides kohe ei kasutatud, ehkki seminari fookus oli just tehnoloogia kasutamisel eTwinningu projektides. Ma tahtsin, et projekt oleks minu jaoks väljakutse ja et ma ise õpiksin ka midagi. Leidsime siiski ka tehnoloogiahuvilisi ja tegime projekti “Space Class”, kus kasutatakse kosmose-teema õpetamisel tehnoloogilisi vahendeid. Veel loodi projektid “Welcome to my country” ja “Playing today and yesterday” koos Taani, Slovenia, Norra, Bosnia ja Hertsegoviina, Belgia ja Eesti partneritega. 

    Alguse sai ka projekt “Stories of names”. Igal lapsel on nimi ja lugu, kuidas nad oma nime said. Projekt on nimedest, et lapsed õpiksid kirjutama oma nimesid, illustreeriksid need ära, küsiksid vanematel oma nimede lugu ja Twinspace’is siis jagavad kõik neid omavahel. Projektiga on liitunud partnerid seitsmest riigist, loodame, et sellest tuleb edukas projekt. 

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    Taanis toimunud seminar oli suurepärane võimalus näha, kui efektiivselt saab tehnoloogiat ja teadust õppeprotsessis ära kasutada. Kindlasti püüame edaspidi oma töös tehnoloogiat rohkem õppimisel ära kasutada. 

     

    Muljeid eTwinningu seminarilt Taanist jagasid Jelena Rattik, Tiiu Tommula ja Elo Sepp. Autorite fotod. 

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    Crashed Space Ships 1

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    Crashed Space Ships 1Publisher: Aether Studios

    This set of 3D-printable terrain, Crashed Space Ships 1, is from contributing artist Jeromy K Smith. We loved his designs at Aether Studios and were so pleased he accepted our offer to publish it. Included in this set are 9 .stl models for 3d printing. 

    • Layer Size: 0.15mm recommended, 0.1mm for smoother features.
    • Infill: 10% for all models recommended. Less infill is possible, but models will be less sturdy.
    • Top/Bottom Layers: 6 (or 0.9mm if using a different layer size than 0.15mm)
    • Side Shell Count: 2 (or 0.8mm if using a different nozzle size than 0.4mm)
    • Raft/Brim/Supports: none

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    Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Terrain Expansion: Drive Thru Coupe STL

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    Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Terrain Expansion: Drive Thru Coupe STLPublisher: Modiphius

    The abandoned wrecks of civilian vehicles are often found scattered throughout the wasteland. Whether teetering off the soaring flyover freeways or burned out on winding country roads, these forlorn reminders of lost civilisation provide handy cover when the bullets start flying.

    Requires a 3D printer and understanding of 3D printing to make. This is a digital file and NOT a physical model.

    • 1 x Coupe scenery piece.
    • Digital STL file
    • 32mm scale.
    • Supplied unpainted.
    • Assembly may be required.
    • No base included.
    • Contents may vary from those illustrated. Scenery shown for illustrative purposes only. 

    This product is designed to be used for games of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. 

    WARNING! This is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 14 years of age. Choking Hazard due to small parts. 

    Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is a 32mm scale skirmish narrative adventure game set in the world of Fallout. The game features innovative narrative mechanics, solo and co-operative play with a full AI system and scenario lead gameplay.

    ©2019 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. FALLOUT, BETHESDA and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

    Ages 14+

    Copyright 2019 Modiphius Entertainment. All rights reserved. Made in the UK. 39 Harwood Road, Fulham, London. SW6 4QP. www.modiphius.com - support@modiphius.com

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    adidas 4D range expands with new reflective ALPHAEDGE 4D running shoe

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    adidas today announces that it expands the 4D range with a new reflective ALPHAEDGE 4D running shoe. The distinctive 3D printed design now features across the sportswear brand’s running, Stella McCartney, Originals and Statement product categories. ADIDAS 4D was first revealed as concept release from FUTURECRAFT - adidas’ innovation incubator – in 2017. The midsole is printed with light and oxygen using Carbon Digital Light SynthesisTM technology pioneered by Silicon Valley based company,...
              

    High-pressure processing equipment supplier Hiperbaric launches Hot Isostatic Pressing technology for metal 3D printing

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    Spanish high-pressure processing equipment supplier Hiperbaric has announced its move into the additive manufacturing space through the launch of a Hot Isostatic Pressing platform.
              

    3devo expands desktop filament extrusion and recycling business to U.S.

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    3devo opens new office into the U.S. in response to the growing success of desktop filament extrusion and plastic recycling solutions for the 3D printing market.
              

    Evonik and Voxeljet to co-develop material systems for binder jet 3D printing

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    Evonik’s strategic innovation unit Creavis enters research collaboration with Voxeljet AG to develop material systems for next generation binder-jetting.
              

    The FLOSS ecosystem of PLC and robotics

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    Open Source robotics has now been present for more than 10 years and has achieved some success, at least in research and education. There are numerous projects for open source robotics

    Although less known, it has been possible for more than a decade to deploy a complete  solution for industrial automation based on free software and open hardware. The first success case was demonstrated by SSAB in Sweden in a fairly large factory which produces steel.

    This page tries to collect all success cases and initiatives related to open source robotics and industrial automation. It is a work-in-progress. Feel free to contribute by write to sven (dot) franck (at) nexedi (dot) com or by suggesting new entries on Nexedi's contact page.

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    Integrators

    Presentations

    Tutorials

    Articles

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    • Modbus is one of the most open standards for PLC integration over TCP/IP with I/O from WagoAdvantech (ADAM) ou ICPDAS
    • DIN Rail is a standard format for industrial enclosures

              

    3D printed conductors inside 3D printed solids offer little resistance

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    Engineers at Rutgers University are claiming 11.8μΩ.cm for conductors printed inside plastic structures, created by printing a novel silver ink and exposing it to high intensity light. The ink has both silver nano-wires and silver nano-spheres within it. These are fused using ‘intense pulsed light sintering’ with a xenon lamp, that is brief enough not to ...

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    Cleaning the 3D Printing VOCs with EnviroKlenz

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    Man Uses 3D Printing Pen to Painstakingly Create an Accessible Rubik’s Cube For Blind People

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    Ukranian Rubik’s Cube expert Evgeny Bondarenko decided that he wanted to share his favorite activity with those who are blind. Bondarenko quite expertly peeled off the iconic stickers from the cube and painstakingly filled in the blank squares with unique designs he created using a 3D printing pen. Each design is completely tactile, allowing the...

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    Snapmaker Launching 2.0 Version of Combination 3D Printer, Lasercutter and CNC Mill (and Selling the 1.0 at a Discount)

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    I'm typically skeptical of tools that claim to do multiple things. (One notable exception is the LogOx, which I've confirmed performs all of its tasks well.) I'd be extra-skeptical of a tool that claimed to be able to handle three separate digital fabrication operations. But 5,050 Kickstarter backers were not skeptical, and thus a couple of years ago the Snapmaker Modular 3-in-1 3D Printer was successfully funded, and the company has thrived.

    Snapmaker's invention is a desktop machine that can 3D print, and do lasercutting, and do CNC milling. The metal-framed machine has different heads that can be attached, depending on which operation you'd like to perform.

    This year they announced version 2.0, which is faster, larger and more powerful than its predecessor:

    The 2.0 has already been successfully funded--this time by 7,388 backers--and can be pre-ordered here starting at $1,199. (Note that the price is due to increase on December 1st.)

    The 2.0 comes in three different sizes…


    …and can be custom-configured according to your needs:

    Here's the thing: Snapmaker's still got some 1.0 versions in stock, and to liquidate them they're selling the $800 machines for $700. The $100--off sale runs up until the end of December, so if you've got an entry-level digital fabrication enthusiast in your life, click here.


              

    A Quick Fix

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    Normally this would be the end for the entire piece of hardware and the entire thing would need to be replaced. Luckily the bottom is easily removable and small pieces of plastic can be 3D printed.
              

    11/13/2019 - Once a Week Geek

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    Miss Lisa will Lead students in grades 4-12 in STEAM activities including engineering, coding, robotics, video making, 3D printing, fun with math, and more.


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