Michigan Technological University
Until now, 3D printing has been a polymer affair, with most people in the maker community using the machines to make all manner of plastic consumer goods, from tent stakes to chess sets. A new low-cost 3D printer developed by Michigan Technological University’s Joshua Pearce and his team could add hammers to that list. The detailed plans, software and firmware are all freely available and open-source, meaning anyone can use them to make their own metal 3D printer.
A new collaboration of five Upper Peninsula manufacturing technology companies, along with the Houghton tech business accelerator MTEC SmartZone and Michigan Technological University, is pitching its expertise to the aerospace and defense industries.
Joshua Pearce is not one for understatement. “This is the beginning of a true revolution in the sciences,” says the author of “Open-Source Lab.” For cash-strapped researchers, he could be right. His new book, published by Elsevier, is a step-by-step do-it-yourself guide for making lab equipment.
Mechanical engineering faculty from a private Indian university will soon be pursuing their Ph.D.’s from Michigan Technological University.
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They grace the covers of magazines. They star in a hit television series. And, they are featured in a popular new game on campus. Although from the world of the undead, zombies have certainly been enjoying their new star status. Now, there’s another venue to celebrate them — “Undead U: A Zombie Symposium,” set for 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, on the campus of Michigan Technological University.
Solar farms are a no-brainer in warm and sunny places, but what about in northern climes, where snow is measured in feet, and can cover and even shut down the panels? Michigan Technological University’s Keweenaw Research Center is now part of a two-year study that will help answer that question.
Michigan Technological University has a track record of amazing presentations on the Tech Tour. It didn’t disappoint this year either.
Greetings from St. Ignace, the lakeshore town at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge, where I pulled in for the night to write up Friday’s Technology Report before starting my 2013 Fall Tech Tour at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, still five hours distant.