Posts by Leslie Gordon

"Infinite computing"; Autodesk Univ

Autodesk is a big believer in the cloud and says it is a mistake to liken the cloud to the old mainframe/client configuration. The cloud allows what....More

New forum on materials, bonding

Working with flexible materials can give design and manufacturing engineers a headache for several reasons. A material might exhibit nonlinear....More


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Good reasons to buy American

The following thoughts were forwarded by a reader, and I totally agree. "My physics teacher in high school told us students that while one....More

Why does the U.S. lack skilled workers?

Why do manufacturing companies constantly complain they can't find skilled workers, especially among the younger crowd? With everyone worrying about....More

Machine Design at Maker Faire 2011

Machine Design is hosting a booth at the Detroit Maker Faire 2011. We are here to showcase our Inventor's Corner section of the magazine, a no-cost....More

Ways for job shops to stay strong

Even if U.S. job shops wanted to offshore, they might find it difficult to do so. So says Derek Singleton in his blog posting 5 Technologies Driving....More

Video: Why Makers boost engineering.

Check out this video of one of the more sophisticated Fab Labs in the U.S. Although it's currently limited to students, the lab will soon be open to....More

Inventors: Try DIY manufacturing?

Fab Labs (short for fabrication laboratories) around the globe provide resources including PCs for designing objects and digitally fabricating them....More

RAPID: the "additive" Vegetable Lamb

A good way to showcase additive technologies such as those being featured here at the RAPID 2011 show in Minneapolis is with "artistic" pieces such....More

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