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HP Announces Hybrid Sintering-Printer Jet Industrial 3D Printer
on 11/17/2014

HP has not announced prices, but Nigro said it would be competitively priced against other industrial 3D printers on the market today that run between $100,000 and $1 million.

HPs 3D printing technology is unique. It combines the attributes of binder jet printing, where a liquid bonding a...

Lockheed Skunkworks Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor
on 11/17/2014

Led by Thomas McGuire, an aeronautical engineer in the Skunk Work’s aptly named Revolutionary Technology Programs unit, the current experiments are focused on a containment vessel roughly the size of a business-jet engine. Connected to sensors, injectors, a turbopump to generate an internal...

Aerojet Successfully Tests Thrust Chamber w/ 3D
on 10/17/2014

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket engine Thrust Chamber Assembly (TCA) using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. This testing, conducted for the first time in the industry, was done with ...

SpaceX - Boeing Land NASA Contracts
on 10/06/2014

The contracts landed by Hawthorne-based SpaceX and Chicago-based Boeing Co. are aimed at continuing the final development of spacecraft that will take astronauts to the space station.
Under the contracts, the companies will have a goal of performing a test flight to the space statio...

Tesla Plans $5B Solar Powered Giga-Factory for Lithium Batteries
on 09/08/2014

"California lost, and Nevada won, but at the point of a huge incentive."
The LA Times outlined the breath of the incentive package that was offered to Tesla.
Under the terms of the proposed deal, according to Nevada documents, Tesla would receive up to a 100% tax abateme...

Agilent - Keysight Spinoff Takes Form
on 08/01/2014

With 1,200 new employee badges and an expansive row of new executive offices, the Santa Rosa facility of Agilent Technologies stands poised to serve as headquarters to the world’s top electronic measurement company.
On Friday, the hilltop campus on Fountaingrove Parkway is slated...

California Senate Introduces Incentives for Tesla
on 06/09/2014

Two state lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation backed by Gov. Jerry Brown to clear away red tape and regulatory hurdles and to dangle financial incentives in front of Tesla. The bill, SB1309, is co-authored by state Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, and state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell S...

Icon Aircraft to Open Facility - Takes 140,000 s.f. Vacaville Location
on 05/15/2014

VACAVILLE — ICON Aircraft founder and CEO Kirk Hawkins on Wednesday said this manufacturer of a new generation of amphibious light sport aircraft will be moving all company functions from Los Angeles to a 140,000-square-foot facility near the Vacaville airport in coming months.

This...

Fab Equipment Spending to Increase 20-30 Percent in 2014
on 03/06/2014

March 5, 2014 — The release today of the SEMI World Fab Forecast update reveals a 20 to 30 percent projected increase in semiconductor fab equipment spending in 2014. The uptick to 30 percent depends on specific fab projects in the Europe/Mideast and Asia regions, as detailed in the report....

Tesla Plans $5B Solar Powered Giga-Factory for Lithium Batteries
on 02/27/2014

PALO ALTO -- Tesla Motors on Wednesday announced an audacious plan to build a $5 billion "Gigafactory" for batteries, saying the massive facility by 2020 will produce more lithium-ion batteries than the entire global supply for 2013. That will be enough, it said, to power 500,000 electric vehicle...

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