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  • Femur Scan Using FARO 3D Scanner

    The Engineering Machine Shop recently acquired a Faro arm laser scanner, and one of the first people to use it was Leah Taylor. Leah is a 1st year’s Masters BME (Biomedical Engineering) student, who does research in the UI Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab (UIOBL). She scanned a model of a human femur. I asked her why, and got this elegant description of the orthopaedic surgical skills simulator project she is working on.

    February 27, 2015
  • Student projects using 3D printers

    Finals week fall 2012 meant lots of work for the 3D printer.

    December 27, 2012
  • Building a Bicycle, Part 2

    When Angelina was in the fourth week of the bicycle class. I asked her what she was learning and what software she would use to design her bicycle. This image of a bicycle with parts labelled was a recent quiz; the class had to label all the parts of a bicycle.

    February 16, 2015
  • Building a Bicycle, Part I

    To meet interesting students and find out about their projects, I suggest going to the Engineering Machine Shop, G450 SC. That is where I met Angelina Boulicault, who is taking the hand-built bicycle course, TDSN:4250, this spring. The class is described this way: “Building a bicycle frame by hand; use of CAD modeling and development of fabrication skills to create a modern-day work of art.” This series of articles will follow Angelina’s progress in designing and building her bicycle.

    February 05, 2015
  • Cutting Cork on the Waterjet

    All of the things that I have seen cut by the waterjet cutter have been metal. But recently that device cut several 6” slabs of cork. Why cork? And who would do that? Alex Zeppieri, who is a CEE major with an art minor, explained how he came to have thick chunks of cork cut in the Engineering Machine Shop. He elucidated:

    December 10, 2014
  • Napoleon

    Napoleon's death mask came to the Engineering Machine Shop to be scanned in October 2012.

    October 16, 2012
  • Printing Cases for CERN

    Detector element cases printed on 3D printers for CERN.

    October 29, 2014
  • 3231 Rebuild

    This computer classroom was rebuilt with new tables and chairs, lecturn, and projector.

    August 19, 2014
  • New Welding Equipment: Why, How, Who

    A student employee noted that the welding equipment was out-of-date and what happened.

    July 24, 2014
  • Cool Logos from OMAX WaterJet Cutter

    Created on OMAX waterjet cutter by EMS employee and student Andrew S.

    November 04, 2013