Friday, May 20, 2016

Bracelet and prepping prints for branding

Missing my SNAG buddies but it is proving to be a productive end of the semester.  I am comparing prints versus CNC milled items.  We have two more weeks left!  So much to do.   

Sunday, May 8, 2016


I am currently running a contest to pay someone to create a new brand/logo/identity system. I am using 99 designs 

So far the process has been great.  I have some serious potentials. If anyone knows a graphic designer and they want to make a few dollars send them my way.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

some great projects happening!

My students are using 3D scanning Zbrush Rhino and sculptris to make a selfie/cameo CAD/CAM II project.  We just pulled one off the printer.  Looking good so far. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Junior CAD/CAM class

Here are a few images of the necklaces made by my students in the CAD/CAM II class here at RISD. I am very excited what doors these pieces will open for the students.  So many options for them now.  Its a whole new world. Go team! 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

quick visit to lee allen eyewear

I received an email from a friend at ASU about an eyewear company near providence that was interested in a collaboration/buying equipment/renting space. When I arrived I was thrilled to see a mini manufacturing plant in an old mill building. It had everything all in the space of a few studio spaces.They are designing, prototyping and manufacturing limited runs. I was thrilled to see a ton of CNC machines, pneumatic punches, ultrasonic welders, mass tumblers. It turns out that one of them graduated from the Appstate metals program! Go Neers! 

Decland and Lee were kind enough to give us a tour.  We basically just went around to each machine making a pair of glasses. Machine by machine we cut, milled, routed, CNC'd, welded, injected and branded a complete pair of glasses. It was a great experience and I hope we can figure out something to do with them in the future.

I was sooooo excited I forgot to take more photos!  

Thanks for the tour.