James holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an MS in Education from Concordia University Wisconsin and has done further graduate work in applied mathematics at the University of Montana. He worked for seven years as an engineer at Mercury Marine and Kohler Engines, and then three years as adjunct faculty […]
MICHAEL MANHARDT Michael has been applying technology to create simple concepts for products or solutions to household problems for as long as he can remember. His goal is to give people the tools and knowledge so they never again ask themselves the question “why didn’t I think of that”? Michael Manhardt earned a Mechanical Engineering […]
On Friday, April 5th from 5-8PM Acuity Design will be hosting a First Friday 3D Printing Event! There will be live demonstrations of Acuity’s 3D printers accompanied by an exhibition of finished 3D art pieces on display. Learn more here.
Sometimes you just want to print something tiny.
Ford Motor (F) has caught the DIY revolution and now puts 3D printers at workstations for its engineers. Furthermore, the car company plans to put the smallerMakerBot replicators at every engineer’s desk in the coming months. Ford pitches this as its commitment to engineering, but I see it as the future of distribution if the desktop replicator […]
Best thing about updating MendelMax Printer firmware? An excuse to “test” print busts of Yoda.
Seems like there’s been more innovation in the last few years than there were in the preceding two decades thanks to expiring patents and the generosity of the open source community. bit.ly/YVDtCa
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is knocking down the financial and logistical barriers that have traditionally prevented inventors from prototyping their ideas. 3D printers work similarly to inkjet printers, but have an additional axis of movement allowing the print head to move up and away from the print surface, and print plastic or […]