Posts by Leslie Gordon

Get it now, or never: world's first open-source CNC mill

The Shapeoko from Inventables in Chicago is said to be the world's first open-source CNC mill that can create precision parts from plastic, wood, and....More

Autodesk introduces its cloud-based PLM

I just returned from San Francisco, where Autodesk held its Media Summit 2012. The point of the event was to hear about all the newest products from....More

Attention inventors living near Cleveland, Ohio!

Hudson, OH, March 15, 2012 – Hudson Inventors Club welcomes all inventors or those who are interested in any aspect of invention. The club holds its....More

Placing small stones in neat piles

I am currently in Florida, not on vacation, but to visit my elderly parents, one of whom is now in a nursing home suffering from dementia. I visited....More

Engineering students: check your simulation moxie

A Honeywell competition challenges engineering students to solve manufacturing issues using simulation software. The UniSim Design Challenge is held....More

PI's piezo physics app

A leading manufacturer of precision motion control systems, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. says it is the first nano/micropositioning company to offer....More

SolidWorks 2012: Mike Rowe and the beauty of Dirty Jobs

"Dirty Jobs" is a well-known show on the Discovery Channel where a guy named Mike Rowe goes around and does the dirty jobs that most people look down....More

How to get that iPhone app

Several readers have written in and asked how one gets a certain iPhone app. You can typically get it by searching for it by name after tapping the "....More

Reuse instead of recycle

The company repurposedMATERIALS ( says it is looking for by-products from industry that would be candidates for “....More

More hope for U.S. manufacturing?

A national Program Office for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) has been established at The National Institute of Standards and Technology....More

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