Manufacturing

Wouldn’t it be great to see how all the gears and the whatchamacallits inside that product actually work? We can make that magic happen.

  1. May 20 2014

    3D Printed Layers of Design: Part II

    By Nick Nakadate
    Related Solutions: Events, High-tech, Manufacturing
    Related Skill Sets: 2D, 3D

    This is  the second installment of our Stumptown 40 2014 entry. For those of you who missed part I, here it is: http://animationdynamics.com/2014/04/30/layers-of-design-part-i/ I received the 3D laser sinter (SLS) print from our friends at Rapidmade, and it looked great!  The SLS process is, basically, is a high-powered laser sintering or curing layers of the CAD file out of powdered material in a bed.  I was happy to see the detail in the model coming through in the SLS print. Once on the workbench, I drilled holes into the car body so as to…

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  2. April 30 2014

    3D Printed Layers of Design: Part I

    By Nick Nakadate
    Related Solutions: Events, High-tech, Manufacturing
    Related Skill Sets: 2D, 3D

    As a part of our preparations for this year’s Stumptown 40 races, we picked a winner from several design ideas. We decided early on that we would 3D print our car as a part of our Art Class entry.  The goal being to push a design that had technically challenging design to take advantage of 3D printing, as well as aesthetic qualities.  A part of 3D printing requires a “water-tight” 3D model (one with a continuous closed surface); this allows the 3D printing prep software to evaluate the 3D model, and…

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  3. February 28 2014

    What’s Printing for Dinner?

    By Nick Nakadate
    Related Solutions: High-tech, Manufacturing
    Related Skill Sets: 3D

    With the arrival of 3D printing, there has been a huge wave of manufacturing and single-person advances.  So many items, whether tools, machine parts, jewelry, or other items can be printed and used, sold, or made for further prototyping.  Machines making or replicating food was envisioned years ago by Gene Roddenberry in Star Trek. What’s that?!  Food you say?  Yes, there are currently 3D printers on the market that make candy, and even pizza, among other foods.   Much of the focus is on candy due to the ease of using crystallized…

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  4. July 15 2013

    Future of the body

    By Alex Miller
    Related Solutions: Consumer, High-tech, Manufacturing

    I went to the parents house the other day and once again watched commercials on this “cable” thing. Amongst all the common advertisement for fast food and soda there was one commercial that caught my attention. It looked and sounded like a drug ad, you know the ones for depression or sleep aid, but it was for… a prosthetic knee. Now prosthetic bones are nothing new but the way they advertised this was very casual, not something that was specifically for the elderly or the crippled. Something much more like…

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  5. May 30 2013

    Wait Till Next Year

    By Sean Hutchinson
    Related Solutions: Events, Manufacturing

    She was a shimmering beauty in blue. All glitter and more valuable than gold. Officially, she entered the Stumptown 40 as Blue Steele, but we all know her as Mariah Carey. This year was supposed to be different. No double eliminations, just a straight shot to the top. We had Jackson, our good luck charm, right there track side. Things started off positively enough: a no-show opponent allowed us to breeze through to the second round. “Bluey” put in her paces for sport. The south track seemed to be running faster. And…

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