ganter on February 24, 2010

Nicholas C. Lewis is another student who has taken several of our RP classes.   He has always been pushing us to print  interesting things.  Last term, he designed a most interesting ceramic horn (think hunting horn).   February has seen many hearts in our lab and Nick did not disappoint. After working on an assignment of […]

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ganter on February 23, 2010

If you look at our formulas and our strategy, you will see that we put the adhesive in the powder and the “binder” is, in fact,  just a solvent.     While each new powder that we attempt in our lab goes through a set of tests for adhesive/binder compatibility, we have had great success with the […]

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ganter on February 18, 2010

We were very excited to be visited by Paul Mathieu and his Troupe from Vancouver, BC.   We have been working out the details since October 18, 2009. Paul Mathieu has been teaching ceramics in the Faculty of Visual and Material Cultures at Emily Carr University, since 1996. His work in ceramics uses function and decoration […]

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ganter on February 17, 2010

Yesterday’s news from Unfold Fab as reported both on their site and BoingBoing…. => “Unfold was founded in 2002 by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen, after they graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven as a platform for everything they did and would do. The Antwerp-based duo developed a strong multidisciplinary background in design, technology […]

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ganter on February 14, 2010

We received an invitation to the February Meeting of DorkBot — Seattle from Dominic Muren. All presentations were taped (link given below). The most amazing things that I took away from this meeting was the energy and excitement of “the crowd” and the genuine desire to  make things.   Making things is a fundamental way that […]

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ganter on February 10, 2010

Trevor is one of our Mechanical Engineering students that has taken our RP classes and appears to truly enjoy the process of “create, design and build” which our lab seems to promote. We have been hearing about this amazing vase that he has started, scrapped, and started again The other day, he stopped in and […]

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Grant and Renuka have been working with a post-consumer recycled glass that is quite course (maybe 150-200 micron particles) but readily available at a low cost .   This glass doesn’t do very well with fine details (check out “A New Part for Testing Different Powders“). I asked Grant to put a couple of Cubist Moai […]

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barnett on February 3, 2010

A recent article about openness in consumer product labeling has got us thinking about control points and new technology.  Regulators are apparently looking at how inkjet cartridge OEMs label their product.  Seems consumers can’t easily figure out which cartridges are cost effective, and what the long term cost of ownership of a particular printer and […]

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ganter on February 2, 2010

If the “child” inside you still longs to play, perhaps you might like to check – Makedo.   Makedo is a set of connectors, various hings, and a simple construction tool.   The Makedo folks are “seeking to inspire social change through playful creativity”.  All parts of the system are made of Nylon plastic (recycled one hopes?). […]

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