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The Jig is Up: Our Intern Created 3D-printable Jigs for Startup

Posted by Laate Olukotun

Sep 29, 2015 10:30:00 AM

In the Summer of 2015, an intern named Wei Zhen Li joined the young team of engineers and project managers working at a little startup called ConnectDER.

It’s unusual for a summer intern to have a lasting impact on a company, particularly one that's working at a break-neck speed to affect the course of America's energy grid, even more so when that intern is fresh out of high school.

Topics: intern, solidworks, jigs

Weekly Staff Picks, November 6, 2011

Posted by admin

Nov 6, 2011 11:11:36 AM

Here are our Staff’s prime picks for this week.   These range from intelligent prosthetics to not being able to believe what you see.   Please enjoy.   

iWalk   Cutting edge prosthetic leg company founded by double amputee and MIT professor, Dr. Hugh Herr, who lost both legs to frostbite in a mountaineering accident. Still an active climber, Dr Herr related how with certain customized limbs, he has been able to climb better than a 100% natural human. - Evan

Zen and the Art of Making   This is a great newsletter post from MAKE: Magazine about the journey from beginner to expert maker. - Gregg

Pantorouter   This is about 3D Routing the hard way, without CNC. - Carter

Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs on Vimeo   Cool video showing a software interface which allows for 3D objects to be inserted into 2D pictures with realistic lighting and other effects.   “A method to realistically insert synthetic objects into existing photographs without requiring access to the scene or any additional scene measurements.”   There is also an interview with Kevin Karsch, who is the guy responsible for it. - Alex

Topics: solidworks, 3d-modeling, Uncategorized, woodworking, nextfab, kevin-karsch, 3d-routing, photography, learning, prosthetics


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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