March 17th, 2014:In the business we are in we make quite a lot of prototypes and do quite a bit of testing.  This work requires lots of tools, materials and space.  Although a nice prototype is very...read more
March 10th, 2014:While working through the product design process, at some point it becomes necessary to begin prototyping concepts.  Nothing helps bring an idea from concept to creation faster than the...read more
Posted in: 3D Printing
May 28th, 2013:As someone who grew up in Tennessee and now lives in Boston, I feel a fond affection for smoked meats. I had the fortune of being married into a family that owns Rowland Farm that just happens to...read more
Posted in: DIY, Food, Hobbies, Summer Fun
May 15th, 2013:Mash potatoes, gravy, corn, some meat, salad, a little extra here a little extra there. Piling higher and higher, spilling over the edges, our metaphorical plate of responsibilities are usually more...read more
Posted in: Food, Summer Fun
May 8th, 2013:This past Saturday was the Fourth of May, or better yet May the Fourth. Many of you know what I am talking about but if you don’t, try to complete the following sentence, “May the fourth (...read more
April 30th, 2013:I know the GTI blog has talked about 3D printing to death, but I couldn’t help myself after finding out that San Diego based Organovo successfully produced 3D samples of human liver cells using a bio...read more
April 18th, 2013: It's a look and a culture. The small space a person carves out around them to fill with furniture, machines and clothing from an era they do not belong to.  "Well things were just made better...read more
April 1st, 2013:The last article I wrote was about printing organic transistors, pretty neat stuff. Synthetic biologists at Stanford have one upped that feat however by creating the first biological analogue of a...read more
March 26th, 2013:It seems that these days nearly everyone (including certain engineers) is talking about 3D printing, rapid prototyping and its future. It’s a popular topic, and recently people have been singing the...read more
February 20th, 2013:It’s vacation week on the Vineyard and the alarm clock rings at 3 o’clock in the morning.  I respond with a tap on the snooze and the pillow over my head.  I’m trying to recall my genius...read more
Posted in: Hobbies, Summer Fun
February 12th, 2013:Researchers at the University of Maryland have now successfully printed semi-transparent transistors on transparent ‘nano-paper.’ Despite the high tech name, nano-paper is still made from cellulose...read more
January 21st, 2013:With the snow starting to fly at the beginning of a new year, it’s quickly becoming apparent that winter is in full swing and it’s time to get out and hit the slopes! Skiing has always been a...read more
January 16th, 2013:The lockout is over, training camps are starting, and we are only a week away from this year’s belated Christmas gift, opening night of the 2012 / 2013 NHL season. Thankfully both sides have realized...read more
Posted in: Engineering, Hobbies
September 5th, 2012:Technologies, companies and practices that don’t move with the times always end up in the history books. Most organizations see the benefit of updating their technological knowledge and keep up with...read more
August 21st, 2012:How was your morning routine? Did you get up before the alarm went off or after multiple snooze hits? Reach into the fridge for breakfast or get that large coffee from the fast food chain on the way...read more
Posted in: Food
August 16th, 2012:As an engineer, I can appreciate when testing goes wrong – especially when you are on the verge of some overwhelmingly revolutionary discovery. I thought it was funny – yes, I can have a dark sense...read more

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