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James Fields: Acuity Partner & Outdoor Enthusiast

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: There has to be a better way!

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 […]

A 3D printer on every engineer’s desk at Ford.

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 […]

3D Printing at Acuity Design

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 […]