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Slideshow: What You Missed at Pacific Design & Manufacturing

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78RPM
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The 3D microscope sounds cool
78RPM   2/19/2014 12:27:55 PM
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I was most inspired by the 3D microscope. I assume you saw the Design News Gadget Freak artist Andrew Morris there.

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Re: The 3D microscope sounds cool
Charles Murray   2/19/2014 6:18:44 PM
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We actually had the honor of having dinner with Andrew. He's an amazing inventor (not sure, but I believe he said he had 13 patents). The Gadget Freak column could not have had a better or more talented representative.

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Microscope
Charles Murray   2/19/2014 6:21:06 PM
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The 3D-printed face is amazing. I'm equally impressed by the microscope. For those of us to have struggled to look at an image through a microscope, it's a big step forward.  

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armorris   2/19/2014 11:00:56 PM
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Thank you so much for the kind words. I do indeed have 13 patents. I would have had 14 patents, but my employer closed down the facility where I worked and laid us all off before the final step in the patent process could be accomplished, namely finding 2 qualified people to witness my invention. That invention, a digital motor speed regulator algorithm is now in the public domain and is the basis of one of my winning gadgets. I'm glad that the patent fell through, as now others can use it. I wouldn't have gotten any money from it anyway. It is a published patent application, which anyone can find in a patent search. I bought and reverse-engineered a cordless floor sweeper that has my invention in it. Good for them! I'm glad that someone else has found it useful.

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Dental 3D fabber
TJ McDermott   2/19/2014 11:45:16 PM
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The dental appliance fabber shown in image 9 is a perfect use of a small fabber.  Imagine going to the dentist in the morning for mold-taking and returning in the afternoon for your finished appliance!  I haven't had a crown in some time, but it took days for it to be manufactured.

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High Hopes
Daniyal_Ali   2/20/2014 1:46:55 AM
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It's very impressive to see the developments being done in 3D printing. Most of the projects mentioned in the slideshow are of 3D technology, which in turn makes us realize the fast and efficient growth being done in this area by different firms.
Now it's only a matter of time, when we would be making actual products through these printers instead of the prototypes.

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Rising Engineering Star
armorris   2/20/2014 2:20:57 AM
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While in Anaheim, I attended the "Golden Mousetrap Awards" ceremony, where I was handed my "Gadget Freak of the Year" trophy. There was a young woman there, named Justine Haupt. She's a real genius. I estimate her age to be in her late 20's or early 30's. She won the "Rising Engineering Star" award. The things that she has already done in her young life makes my accomplishments look like nothing, IMO.  I'm not complaining. She deserves it. She said in her acceptance speech that she is on a campaign to encourage young women to go into engineering.

Here's the link to her story.

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?doc_id=270761

 

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Re: Microscope
Ann R. Thryft   2/20/2014 1:32:00 PM
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I agree. The face is eery, but technically, the microscope is incredible.



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Re: Dental 3D fabber
andyk1   2/20/2014 1:35:44 PM
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Dental CAD?CAM is great. You can have the measurement, manufacturing and application of a crown in one sitting, possibly with a lower cost.

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NadineJ   2/20/2014 4:22:22 PM
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I agree.  This is great.  It could possibly bring more complex dentistry to parts of the world that need it.  Dental health is an issue in many places.

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