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  • Objet Printer Arrived in EMS

    EMS recently took delivery of an Objet 3D printer. Objet printer in box The Objet 260 is manufactured by Stratasys, the company that also made the Dimension and Fortus 3D printers. The Objet 260 Connex is a photo polymer UV cure 3D printer that will provide extend the sort of prototyping possible with the existing 3D printers.

    June 27, 2014
  • 3D Printer at Work

    Are you curious abou how a 3D printer works? Watch this video. One of the shop engineerings took this video of the Dimension ST 1200es 3D printer, one of two 3D printers in the EMS, printing more of the Hawkeye momentos that were first produced for the April 2013 ETC (ECS / EES / EMS) open house.

    October 15, 2013
  • 3231 Rebuild

    Over the summer 3231 SC was closed so that the room could be reconfigured. The work is completed, and these photos give you some idea about what it takes to completely reorganize this space. The new layout is similar to the old layout -- tables with computers lining 3 walls of the room and seating in the middle for listening to a lecture or watching the instructor demonstrate something. What is new and improved is that the seating in the middle includes power so that students can use their laptops while seated there.

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


    Earlier this summer Al Altmaier (left above), a mechanical engineering student and EMS employee, said to his boss that the shop's welding equipment was wearing out, no parts were available locally, and it was obsolete 20 years ago.  Doug Eltoft asked Al to do some research and propose what new welding equipment he should purchase. Al spent a few days learning about the various welding equipment available and local support for any purchase.

    July 24, 2014
  • Cool Logos from OMAX WaterJet Cutter

    In July 2012 EMS took delivery on the OMAX waterjet cutter. This past summer the shop added the angle cut head and terrain follower to the waterjet. With that hardware upgrade, users can create offsets to their designs.  Andrew Sterling, a student employee in the shop since April 2013,  talked to the installing technician and got interested in using the new feature. Since then, Andrew has created 3 different paperweights cut on the waterjet.

    November 04, 2013
  • Napoleon

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

    October 16, 2012
  • Heart parts

    The project started with a motor to drive a lathe assembly, a machine that would make tubes of a bio-synthetic material.

    March 08, 2013
  • Student projects using 3D printers

    The last week of classes means lots of use of the Fortus 400 3D printer. Students in Ozbolat's Design for Manufacturing class designed cars for a long-jump competition. Students in the art 3D design class made objects, some of which included articulated joints.

    December 27, 2012
  • Oskaloosa mammoth bones

    The Engineering Machine Shop scanned and printed a mammoth toe bone found near Oskaloosa, Iowa. Visitors to the UI Museum of Natural History can handle those reproduced bones, something you would not want to happen with the original bones.

    January 25, 2013
  • Blood Vessels

    One of the items that came from the Fortus 3D printer this week was a 5" x 5" model of a 6mm x 6mm blood vessel in the human eye

    February 19, 2013