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Online Prototyping Directory, Job Board,
Forums and Social Network

Friday, March 4, 2011
Visit Prototype Today, a new information-packed internet portal for the prototyping and product design, to peruse an industry directory complete with photos and videos. Directory categories include 3D printers and scanners, coating and painting, and CAD. The site also features a job board and numerous interactive tools developed to encourage collaboration—a forum, chat room and a media area loaded with videos, pictures and podcasts.

Future Products Adds
Makino High-Speed Wire EDM

Friday, March 4, 2011
Die-tooling and machined-components manufacturer Future Products, Clawson, MI, has added a Makino DUO43 CNC wire EDM to its stable of equipment. The machine boasts a 28- by 22-in. work table and 17.7-in. X axis, 11.8-in. Y axis and 12.6-in. Z axis. The machine features high wire-tension technology developed for optimum shape accuracy, says Makino literature, particularly in corner geometry. Positioning accuracy and repeatability are rated at ±0.00006 in. (full stroke) in 1.6-in.-thick tool-steel plate; roundness accuracy is ±0.0002 in. in 1.6-in. plate with a 0.8-in. hole diameter. Future Products is online at

Midwest Consortium to Develop Modeling
and Simulation Solutions for Manufacturers

Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) reports that the Obama administration is awarding $2 million to create a new public-private partnership that will help Midwest (OH, IL, IN and MI) institutions develop high-tech computing solutions for small- to midsized manufacturing companies. The Council on Competitiveness (, a collection of CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders “working to ensure U.S. prosperity,” will administer the award. The money will be used to develop “a Midwest Project for Modeling and Simulation,” says The Plain Dealer article, “which will help small and medium-sized companies enhance their productivity through the use of technology that is more typically used by larger businesses."


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