Bernie Graham, an inventor from North Bay Ontario, Canada, likes to read from a popular tablet. But some functions, such as typing and gaming, are more difficult to do on tablets than others, especially if you need to hold the tablet with at least … [Read more...] about Engineers with a good idea get a boost from Quickparts
The 2011 MD&M West is over, but the contacts and connections made there continue. If you weren’t able to visit the show, here are a few of the highlights pertaining to Make Parts Fast. This year’s show was primarily about investigating the … [Read more...] about If you didn’t make it to MD&M West . . . .
I love the phrase “you don’t make mistakes, you simply produce results.” In the competitive business world, more engineers and managers would do well to keep this idea in mind; it makes it easier to change a pattern and produce different results. As … [Read more...] about Drive to improve quality is rooted in lessons learned from mistakes
The FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D handles detailed measurement and documentation with intuitive touch screen control. It is four times lighter and five times smaller than its predecessor. It uses laser technology to produce detailed three-dimensional … [Read more...] about Lightweight Laser Scanner Delivers Photo Realistic Scans
Imagine the body parts of a full size car coming off of a 3D printer. Stratasys and its development parter Kor Ecologic, a Winnipeg engineering group, did just that. Introduced under the code name of Urbee, it is the first car ever to have its entire … [Read more...] about Look What 3D Printing Makes Now
Boa Technology Inc., developed a unique reel system for lacing items such as sports shoes, buckles, ratchets, and Velcro straps. The company’s engineers designed all of the components for the S1 27 mm Reel Closure System for specialized S-works … [Read more...] about Lacing Up has New Meaning
EOS debuted a new metal material, EOS NickelAlloy IN625, and two new materials for plastic, PrimePart FR (PA 2241 FR) and PrimePart ST (PEBA 2301). The new metal material offers high tensile strength, excellent processability and uniform corrosion … [Read more...] about EOS launches new metal and plastic materials