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Bridge Building The Portland Way

ENTRY 9Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Moving a large object, for instance, a 40 foot wooden beam, might involve some brainpower, but not too much. Sliding a 1,000-foot long bridge requires a fair amount of genius. Not only did Sundt Construction propose the novel idea of tempo…

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​The Power of Clean Air in 3D

ENTRY 11Tualatin, ORMonday, June 16, 2014

When Louis Pasteur developed the germ theory of disease, he was building on the work of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis who introduced hand washing to the medical community in 1847. Such a practice seems incredibly basic, but it was overlooked as a way …

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Cutting, Grinding, And Welding For The Greater Good Of The World

ENTRY 14Emeryville, CAFriday, June 20, 2014

Fun. Dynamic. Masterful. Effusive. Lively. Brilliant.A few words that describe Jeff Tiedeken, owner and creator of a modern day machine shop called Monkey Likes Shiny. This is not a hobby shop, but a shop of a full-time tinkerer, a career mak…

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A Motorcycle Built For Any Road: Carducci Dual Sport SC3 Adventure

ENTRY 19Sunnyvale, CASunday, July 6, 2014

Over 10 million motorcycles are on the road in America. A subset of those are known as dual sport bikes – motorcycles you can take pretty much anywhere you want off-road or pavement. Jim Carducci and Sherry Cordova are co-founders of a limite…

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Industry – A Portland Design Firm Building A Bicycle

ENTRY 20Portland, ORSunday, July 6, 2014

Community comes first for INDUSTRY, a design firm in Portland, Oregon. Walking around their studio and workspace, you know you’re surrounded by creative people, but more so, people who are intimately tied to the local community. That’s what p…

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Bertha, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Mario Kart Tunnel Under Seattle

ENTRY 26Seattle, WASunday, July 13, 2014

The biggest thing about the Seattle Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project is not that a large, two level, above-ground freeway will be completely removed. It is not that there will be a new, relatively quiet tunnel for cars, trucks and buse…

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Step Inside A Virtual Ford Mustang

ENTRY 29Dearborn, MITuesday, July 15, 2014

Today I experienced a piece of the future, of manufacturing in particular, but of design, too. This collaborative virtual reality (VR) lab at Ford, led by Elizabeth Baron, is remarkable. They call it the FIVE lab -- Ford Immers…

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Charge Your Cell Phone By Walking Around

ENTRY 36Pittsburgh, PASunday, July 27, 2014

In developing nations, a mobile phone is the technology choice. People cannot afford to have a computer and the feature and smart phone is the path to freedom in many ways. But for most, the simple act of charging their phone is a chore, a ma…

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Videos: Monkey Likes Shiny

ENTRY 39Emeryville, CATuesday, July 29, 2014

On May 20th, the 3DRV visited Jeff Tiedeken, owner and creator of a modern day machine shop called Monkey Likes Shiny. Here are two clips where Jeff talks about his passion for vintage machines and creating unique metal trophies usi…

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Bending Metal In 3D

ENTRY 49Dearborn, MIThursday, August 28, 2014

The English Wheel is a tool, some call it a machine, that allows a sheet of metal to be formed. It requires a skilled craftsman to use it, and although it is a time-consuming process, it can create a variety of shapes and forms by stretching …

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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello: Rich for 3D Reality Capture

ENTRY 55Charlottesville, VAThursday, September 11, 2014

While the 3D RV did not make an official visit to Monticello, a visit to Virginia is not complete without visiting one of our nation's Founding Fathers. Plus, we knew that the facility was undergoing some significant renovation…

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3D Scanning and 3D Printing with Autodesk and Geek Beat

ENTRY 68Dallas , TXFriday, October 17, 2014

Next week, the 3DRV will roll into Dallas to hang out with the Geek Beat TV team. Over two days, a team from the Autodesk Reality Computing department will head out to Dallas to laser scan (using Faro laser scanners, of course) the Geek House…

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Rural Studio: Design Build From The Heart

ENTRY 71Newbern, ALSunday, October 19, 2014

A person’s character is revealed when you drop in on them unexpectedly. The character you want to experience is a gracious one, as both Gayle Etheridge and Brenda Wilkerson demonstrated, when you stop by unannounced as we did when visiting Ru…

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Savvy On 3D - Motley Fool Interview Conversation

ENTRY 80Washington, DCWednesday, November 5, 2014

One of the leading publications to cover 3D (and all financial stocks) is the Motley Fool. I have long been a fan and was excited that they wanted to visit with the 3DRV. Rex Moore is a writer and analyst for the Fool and he spent a bunc…

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Nashville Electric – Laser Scanning And More

ENTRY 105Nashville, TNTuesday, November 18, 2014

Electricity does not bring to mind 3D design or 3D scanning, at least not to me, but I was amazed during and after my visit to Nashville Electric in Tennessee to see the various ways this organization is using 3D technology. Sure, I’m bullish…

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Strong Robot Muscle and Smarter 3D Printing With Rise Robotics

ENTRY 93Somerville, MAThursday, November 20, 2014

One of the things that blows my mind about this new age of invention, this new industrial revolution that many call it – is how people change and adapt. It could be that technology has removed the barriers, or it could be that we are facing a…

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