Leslie Gordon


Leslie serves as Senior Editor - 5 years of service. M.S. Information Architecture and Knowledge Management, Kent State University. BA English, Cleveland State University. Work Experience: Automation Operator, TRW Inc.; Associate Editor, American Machinist. Primary editor for CAD/CAM technology.

Inventor's Corner: Device turns milling machine into a CNC LATHE
The Sturges Turning Head by Dan Sturges of Sturges DesignWorks, Portland, Oreg., lets users produce prototypes, one-offs, custom machines, and devices that require CNC lathe parts.
When symbols are just as important as good design
North American plumbing-fixture manufacturer Moen, N. Olmsted, Ohio, needed a way to communicate “hot” and “cold” around the world
Accuracy in Additive Manufacturing
A common mistake is to confuse high resolution with accuracy
Made in America?
What it takes to competitively manufacture in the U.S.
Professional desktop 3D printer is easy to use
The Mojo is a new desktop printer from Stratasys, Eden Prairie, Minn., that I really like. At $9,900, it opens the door to more users such as small shops and small teams
Does model-based engineering make sense?
The concept of “model-based engineering” (MBE) has generated a lot of buzz lately and perhaps rightly so. As you probably know, this approach tackles product development using a kind of digital “master model” (not necessarily CAD)
FEA for "fat-finger syndrome"
Realistic simulation helps design better mobile-device keypads.
Merging medical imagery with CAD
Obesity is a problem in the U. S. and even software has joined the battle to eliminate it. For example, a Dicom image-processing program called Slicer
Inventor's Corner: Lockbox secures software dongles
The DongleLockbox lets users secure a software dongle — an electronic device that protects software from illegal copying
Smart features help users do complex math problems
Maple 16, technical computing software for mathematicians, engineers, and scientists, introduces new tools and techniques in its clickable Math collection
Shot peening shapes thin ceramics
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institutes for Mechanics of Materials IWM and Production Systems and Design Technology IPK in Germany have developed
TurboCAD creates organic shapes, and more
TurboCAD Pro v19 and Pro Platinum v19 3D CAD software boast enhancements such as better design engines, including updated ACIS v22, LightWorks v8.3 and Redsdk v3 Rendering
Form should follow function, and more
Good design should be elegant, useful, and as simple as possible. This certainly seems like a possible goal. So why is there so much bad design? My pet peeve: plastic consumer packaging
“Speaking” design
In industrial design, socalled “visual-brand language” (VBL) is a unique “alphabet” of design elements — such as shape, color, materials, finish, typography, and composition
Software Products 4/05/2012
The 2012 releases of Patran and MSC Fatigue provide engineers with significant modeling productivity, extended nonlinear and failure event simulations, and improved capabilities for predicting product fatigue life
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