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Weekly Staff Picks, December 4, 2011

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Dec 4, 2011 1:15:19 PM

Here are our staff’s pick for this week.   Science, art, and technology are represented by these links.   The videos for the last 4 links are very interesting.   Please enjoy!

The Material Connexion   This is a database of innovative and sustainable materials.   Very cool. - Christine

Audi quattro   This is a great video about Audi’s quattro all wheel drive system.  (Subaru pays Audi a licensing fee for ever all wheel drive Subaru they sell.) - Adam

Invisibility cloak that uses the scientific principles of mirages to work. - Brandon

The art of Japanese Sword making still exists in Japan.   The video shows sword smithing and discuses the cultural importance of the art. - Gregg

The Bicycle Wheel Animation   This is really neat.   The video shows this art form much better than it can be described by words. - Yulia

Topics: bicycle, animation, quattro, swords, invisibility, Uncategorized, nextfab, material-supplier, sustainable-materials, all-wheel-drive, japanese-art


Posted by admin

Jan 21, 2011 1:45:14 PM

This is a short animation showing a simplified SolidWorks model of the Morgan Press clamping a blank mold shut.

I started modeling it yesterday before I left, and finished it this morning. I would say the total modeling time was about 3 hours. The oddest part of the whole experience was probably modeling a part in 3D based off of a drawing from 1977. I can only imagine what CAD programs were like at that time!

Topics: animation, solidworks, cad, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, injection-molding


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