Making Stuff Beyond 3D Printing

Those new to personal 3D printing may still glow from the thrill of creating objects simply by pushing the "print" button. It is always amazing to see objects appear from nothing and then hold them in your hand. Not necessarily. Newbies may think of their 3D printer as a black box that produces objects, which is of course true, but there is much more you can do by thinking of 3D printing in a different way. Think of 3D printing as a type of manufacturing process. It's one of MANY ways you can build things.

China puts USA in semiconductor shade

China has managed to overtake the US in semiconductor manufacturing and according to SEMI’s latest report, the trend is more than likely to accelerate, reports Quartz. 

Apple cuts profit margin with new iPad

Apple's making a smaller profit on its new iPads than on the previous model, a teardown by research firm iSuppli indicates.

A $529 million loan - to manufacture cars in Finland?!

The Obama administration is taking a lot of heat for handing out $529 million to Fisker Automobile who then turned around and manufactured a luxury vehicle in Finland.

HP cashing out on the TouchPad

Hewlett Packard has confirmed that it will be manufacturing and shipping a "limited quantity" of webOS-powered TouchPads up until October 31st, 2011.

New manufacturing method could lead to LED TVs

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have taken a big step forward in the development of high-quality LED televisions and displays.

How to grow your own bike from nylon powder

A British company has created a bike that, it says, could be grown at home by consumers too lazy to go to the store.

Invented in 1960, Gorilla Glass takes off at last

It sometimes takes a while for a new technology to really come into its own. Fifty years is rather a long time - but that's how long Corning's Gorilla Glass has taken to find its niche.