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Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature, wireless track pad.

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology News Office.

Pocket NC, a desktop-sized 5-axis CNC milling machine that has been in development for the last 4 years, has launched on Kickstarter, looking to raise $70,000 in funding to go into production.

Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet technology delivers the ability to print fine-feature electronic, structural and biological patterns onto almost any substrate, according to the company. The process utilizes aerodynamic focusing to precisely deposit electronic and other materials in dimensions ranging from 10µm up to centimeter scale. The process begins with a mist generator that atomizes a source material.

Making a 32 x 32 grid of 0.05 diameter holes on plastic film.

The University of Louisville and UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, in May announced plans for a 3D printing training facility -- named the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center -- that is set to open this fall adjacent to the university campus.

A video tutorial from Ronald D. Schaeffer, Ph.D., the chief executive officer of PhotoMachining Inc.

Ametek captures slow-motion video during the creation of a brass lenslet using two industry-leading ultra-precision machining tools.

With a new extension set for its 3D printer, Nanoscribe, Eggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany, offers a complete solution for microfabrication by combining hardware, software and polymer printing material components that are adapted to each other, according to the company.

FDM End-Use Parts Webinar thumbMICROmanufacturing magazine organized this webinar, titled "The Value of FDM End-Use Parts," in partnership with Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials.