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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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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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Slideshow: 3DRV Hits Toledo, OH!

ENTRY 38Toledo, OHMonday, July 28, 2014

One of Autodesk’s customers, SSOE in Toledo, OH, was eager to have the 3DRV stop by for a visit. So much so, they wanted to host an event! SSOE employees, local engineers and members of the local BIM User Group, came out to learn more …

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Extreme 3D Machining: Shark Attack

ENTRY 44Waltham, MAFriday, August 8, 2014

Irritating a great white shark is a bad idea, but it can be survivable, if you have the right equipment. The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) known as the REMUS 100 lets you stay safe, while taking on the hazards of being in the water for …

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3D Printing Lab At Ford

ENTRY 50Dearborn, MIFriday, August 29, 2014

For many people, 3D printing sounds like magic – pulling a part out of thin air. nd sometimes, it looks like it, too: Here's one of the team members, Eric Kouba, 3D Printing Supervisor, at the Ford 3D Printing Lab pulling a #3dprinted part ou…

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Reinventing Edison – Build Your Own Lightbulb

ENTRY 63Atlanta, GASunday, October 5, 2014

After visiting GE earlier in the 3DRV roadtrip, we have spent some time pondering Thomas Edison’s legacy. His boundless energy and enthusiasm for creating, inventing, and making are legendary and many children read about him and are inspired.…

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Soft Shoulders In Mississippi: Attitude Of Gratitude

ENTRY 69New Orleans, LAFriday, October 17, 2014

All across America, you see signs about shoulders. Enroute to Louisiana from Alabama, after visiting Rural Studio, we crossed through Mississippi. It was late, dark, and there were no highway shoulders. It was a hair-raising drive, I can tell…

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Come Try The DotProduct DPI-7 Scanner In Houston

ENTRY 72Houston, TXSunday, October 19, 2014

Engineers are often focused on one goal: Change. That goal has two objectives - to know what is possible, and to draft the ways to make it possible. This is true for engineers across multiple industries and engineers are often out in the fiel…

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Why Pie Is So Important To 3D

ENTRY 73Newbern, ALMonday, October 20, 2014

Pie. It brings people together. It makes travel much more enjoyable. It is the basis of an entrepreneurial and design-way of thinking. I bet you didn’t know that last part.When we decided to go to Rural Studio in New Bern Alabama, we did a fa…

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Seminole State College STEM Efforts Powered By UAV Drones

ENTRY 78Lake Mary, FLFriday, October 24, 2014

Another gem discovered in Florida, thanks to the FARO event in Lake Mary. I met and admired the work of Seminole State College and its program with more than 100 Seminole County high school students. Jason M Gaschel, Director, Academic Innova…

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3DRV Visit: USAFA Reality Capture Showcase: Lt. Col. Patrick Suermann

ENTRY 108Colorado Springs, COWednesday, November 12, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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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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