How Much Do Engineers Make?

Wohlers Talk

All in all, engineers do pretty well, but of course they should. Earlier this year, Machine Design magazine revealed the results from its annual salary survey. According to the April 24 issue, engineers make from about $68,000 to $148,000 annually. Vice presidents of engineering earn nearly $129,000, while consulting engineers get $148,000.

Engaging Students is Key

Wohlers Talk

student when he began to apply concepts in hands-on courses. Some of them are beginning to bring additive fabrication (AF) and 3D printing into their courses, which is a perfect fit. The U.S. has dropped to tenth place worldwide in high school completion, according to the September 2007 issue of Manufacturing Engineering. In 2004, the average annual income for a high school drop out was about $16,500, compared to more than $26,000 for a graduate.

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Workshops for Warriors Adds Additive Manufacturing to Veteran Training Courses

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Those who attend the nonprofit training center have the opportunity to enroll in either machining or welding for a 16-week accelerated course, and both courses lead to nationally recognized credentials accredited by: The American Welding Society (AWS).

Multiple materials

RepRap Blog

This, of course, will allow us to use different support materials, and also fun stuff like silicone rubber and Field''s metal. The Java host software is now set up to handle objects made from any (reasonable) number of materials.

New Board: Stepper Motor Driver v1.2

RepRap Blog

Of course, you can easily just have an IDC connector on one end and route the individual wires to where you want. I sent a new board off to production earlier this week, the Stepper Motor Driver v1.2. This board is a minor upgrade from the previous Stepper Motor Driver v1.1 board.

A day with PLA

HydraRaptor

A bit slow and course compared to my other tests but I always start slow and move up in speed. Adrian Bower has kindly given me a small sample of polylactic acid (PLA) filament to evaluate and some parts to make the new geared extruder are on their way.

Bits from Bytes RepRap now in Subversion

RepRap Blog

In addition we have started to upload the same parts as STL files so that, of course, RepRap machines can make them too.

Back to black

HydraRaptor

It is a bit warped of course but it doesn''t really matter. I have used up all of the 5lbs of ABS that I bought from the RRRF with just a couple of plastic parts left to make to complete my Darwin.

Knobs

HydraRaptor

Of course I needed some plain nuts, but they are a lot cheaper and easier to obtain. I wanted some wingnuts to let me quickly clamp the bed material to the table and release it again. The XY table came from the US so it has 2BA, rather than metric threads, in it.

Open sesame.

RepRap Blog

The trick, of course, is not to raise the Z Bed too high; then the head doesn''t collide with it when you''re moving the head about. using a reprapped door handle.

Serendipity

RepRap Blog

And, as it gets a bit tatty, you can double its life by turning it over, of course. The MDF base of my Darwin is getting a little worn where I keep building experiments on it then ripping them off. I decided to bolt something sacrificial onto it to build upon.

Stepping up production

HydraRaptor

The first layer is far too course to build upon so I put two layers of fine zigzag the other way on top. As HydraRaptor seems to be working so well with ABS I decided to put my high temperature extruder design on hold and go for making a set of Darwin parts in ABS.

Made in China

RepRap Blog

Of course, she got hammered for spamming. Last month, a little company that makes stepper motors in Shanghai posted a thread on the Reprap forums. Annie Fan from CW-Motor basically said that her company makes steppers and that they wanted to do business.

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Richards SolidWorks Blog: Happy Birthday Mom - Typepad

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

Pasta Testing Stage: The Beginning Tests » May 02, 2008. Many things happen over the course of a lifetime if you are blessed with a long life. May 02, 2008 at 08:34 PM in Engineering Related Items | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me.

Award for RepRap?

RepRap Blog

And we wouldn''t dream of nominating ourselves, of course. Do you think RepRap should get an award? (I I do, but then - I''m biased :-)) I just got the following e-mail: "The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is now accepting nominations for its RTAM Industry Achievement Award. If you know of someone that has done fantastic work in the additive manufacturing (RP) industry, please visit [link] for details on submitting nominations.

Some estimates.

RepRap Blog

mm, of course. (No Assuming that the convex surface of warping is spheroidal and assuming that Chris'' measurements for warping on his 40x10x20 mm test block were taken at the extreme midline rather than the corners I come up with a radius for the spheroid of 425.3 mm for the warping of 0.47 mm for his 50% fill HDPE test block.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Where are the Limits with SolidWorks?

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

Some Final Pictures of the Offset Tower Project » August 08, 2008. Their design was meant to provide housing for sleeping comfortably, getting cleaned up, including clothes washing and of course food and drink. August 08, 2008 at 03:03 PM in Engineering Related Items | Permalink.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Pasta Testing Stage: The Beginning Tests

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« Happy Birthday Mom | Main. | » May 08, 2008. That is of course with some variables like inaccuracies in my methodology of testing. May 08, 2008 at 08:45 PM in Engineering Related Items | Permalink. Posted by: bashir | October 15, 2008 at 07:28 PM.

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Richards SolidWorks Blog: My SolidWorks Buddy - Typepad

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Happy Birthday Mom » April 28, 2008. I sit on a curriculum committee here in my school district and it is our job to choose courses and course materials like software applications for our students that are handpicked to attend our six Academies of the Sciences.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Nice things to have on hand. - Typepad

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

My SolidWorks Buddy » April 21, 2008. Of course we still do not know about what might have been injured there with that crash, if there is anything there. Sincerely, April 21, 2008 at 09:00 AM in Engineering Related Items | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog.

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Richards SolidWorks Blog: SolidWorks for Architecture? - Typepad

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A Much Deeper Appreciation Now » December 27, 2008. It is not easy to use a non-architectural program to build a dream house but his city college courses are teaching him things to help make this gentlemen determined to do it. December 27, 2008 at 09:36 PM | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs. Designing without limits. Ecology, Environment, Mother Earth. Educating Yourself.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Learning the Hard Way - Typepad

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» November 03, 2008. Of course that killed the chance that I wanted to experiment with for the ability to keep things facing into the sunlight. November 03, 2008 at 08:49 PM in Educating Yourself | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs. Designing without limits. Ecology, Environment, Mother Earth. Educating Yourself. Engineering Related Items. Reviews and Reports. Schools and Education.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Artists; Visionaries; and the rest of us.

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Learning the Hard Way » September 15, 2008. Of course you only need a computer and an internet connection to see somebody’s ideas they shared with you in an eDrawing. September 15, 2008 at 04:35 PM in Current Affairs | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs. Designing without limits. Ecology, Environment, Mother Earth. Educating Yourself. Engineering Related Items. Reviews and Reports.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: The World in Peril: The Signs and.

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Mother Earth Sobbing » November 07, 2008. Perhaps this is a valid point to make because someone out there will of course say that it is trick photography. Of course someone will blame this on wind or earthquakes. November 07, 2008 at 07:56 PM | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs. Designing without limits. Ecology, Environment, Mother Earth. Educating Yourself.

Comments - Richards SolidWorks Blog: - Typepad

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» May 23, 2008. Of course I grew up in a time when just pencils and paper seemed to be a fantastic idea. Of course you cannot but perhaps some have tried to look at their drawings from various angles. Yes, there are exceptions to every rule of course and that is why we are discussing this changeover that is taking time to achieve. I liked my old world better than the world I live in today, with of course many exceptions to that statement.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Can SolidWorks Help me with this Wabbit?

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My Search for Knowledge » June 04, 2008. The weather is very nice most of the time but of course not all the time. I had to place him into a new plastic garbage bag, a weally big one of course and send him on a trip to the dumps for burial. June 04, 2008 at 01:47 AM in Current Affairs | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs. Designing without limits. Ecology, Environment, Mother Earth.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: A Good Place to Start; The Beginning

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» April 13, 2008. Of course some are better than others, starting from the basics and progress to wherever you would like to be at. Sincerely, April 13, 2008 at 09:00 AM in Educating Yourself | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs. Designing without limits. Ecology, Environment, Mother Earth. Educating Yourself. Engineering Related Items. Reviews and Reports. Schools and Education.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Out of the Box Thinking - Typepad

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A Good Place to Start; The Beginning » April 02, 2008. Research, research, research, studying, reading, spelling and of course S cience, T echnology, E ngineering, and M ath. April 02, 2008 at 04:32 PM | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs. Designing without limits. Ecology, Environment, Mother Earth. Educating Yourself. Engineering Related Items. Reviews and Reports. Schools and Education.

RepRap: Blog: Big RepRap Refereed Journal Article

RepRap Blog

It is, of course, a scholarly engineering article intended for academics. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Thursday, April 14, 2011. Big RepRap Refereed Journal Article. We have just published a paper in the journal Robotica about how RepRap started, its development, and how it has got to where it is now. But it is - we hope - also a good read for everyone.

RepRap: Blog: Rewriting history

RepRap Blog

Erik, of course, has done a superb job of estimating the World population of RepRaps together with RepRap-derived machines like MakerBots and 3D-Systems/BfBs. I, of course, replied that - like the other 7 billion of you - I didnt have a clue. February 21, 2008 - Zach Smith (now also of MakerBot) gets his Darwin working. [20]. February 22, 2008 - Ponoko have a lasercut version of Darwin. April 2008 - Nophead starts printing Darwin parts on his Repstrap Hydraraptor. [60].

RepRap: Blog: Join us at 2014 Midwest RepRap Festival (MRRF.

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3D PRINTING CHALLENGES See some of the most difficult prints take shape over the course of the weekend, and some fun printing challenges too, like the hand-fed extruder print challenge. RepRap: Blog.

A 3D Virtual Tour is Underway for Recently Discovered Sunken Ship

3DPrint.com

In 2008, an Australian ship called the HMAS Sydney was discovered in the Indian Ocean, about 200 km off Australia’s west coast. Well, of course, sunken ships always evoke. Why is this important? View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Software Science & Technology 3D modeling 3d reconstruction 3d shipwrecks Andrew Woods David Satterthwaite HMAS Sydney Magnus Pawsey Supercomputer Centre

RepRap: Blog: RS Components distributing RepRaps

RepRap Blog

For more details see RSs blog post here , and, of course, their catalogue here. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Monday, December 02, 2013. RS Components distributing RepRaps.

RepRap: Blog: Reprap Prusa Iteration 2 Build Event in Cologne.

RepRap Blog

Signup by email, kliment.yanev @ gmail.com Included in the course price are all the parts as well as some plastic print material. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Sunday, November 27, 2011.

RepRap: Blog: Quality - Open Source for the Win (Part Deux)

RepRap Blog

It took a while under those conditions, of course - 5 hours. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Quality - Open Source for the Win (Part Deux).

RepRap: Blog: Print any colour you like.

RepRap Blog

Of course the full design will be on the wiki as soon as we can get organized. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Print any colour you like. without added stripes.

RepRap: Blog: A Tipping Point of Print Quality (Open Source for the.

RepRap Blog

Of course we have always had some people who had epic build quality for years now ( See Nophead ), the big change is that the barriers to entry have dropped significantly: Thanks the the new Volumetric Skeinforge (Skeinforge 41), and the fork of Skeinforge called SFact by Action68 (Ahmet Cem TURAN ) even makes the slicing of the models straight forward. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer.

RepRap: Blog: Announcing AMRI: Advanced Manufacturing.

RepRap Blog

As part of the mission of AMRI Rice, the Fellows will also take part in a 4-day Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course where they will receive a 32-hr crash-course in all the very latest in tissue engineering research from thought leaders from around the world. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Surface-Oriented CAD, Math, & Telescopes

RepRap Blog

Some people may be most interested in the final section, in which I discuss my attempts to 3D print a telescope (designed with surfcad, of course) and the problems Im running into. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: UK RepRap Master Class

RepRap Blog

For a fee of £575, participants will be provided with all of the hardware and software, along with expert guidance, over the course of the weekend, to build and commission their RepRap 3D printer. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Why is 3D printing such a powerful way to make solid.

RepRap Blog

You are absolutely right - rate of volume deposition is another dimension that needs to be controlled, as of course, are time and one or two temperatures. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer.

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How SOLIDWORKS Turned Ernesto Mosqueda’s Life Around

The Solidworks Blog

Although he began to struggle using the software, his interest in the program propelled him to look up training courses on SolidProfessor. Ernesto continued to progress his skills in SOLIDWORKS, as he would constantly look at training courses in SolidProfessor. Ernesto Mosqueda.

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RepRap: Blog: Vapor Treating ABS RP parts

RepRap Blog

ideal of course is 2 one way valves of some form. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Vapor Treating ABS RP parts.

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