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Serious Fun: Art Toys for Adult Toddlers - By Donald Kuspit

One can get tired of it all and want to be entertained, but the media outlets for distraction can look old hat and boring. So why not turn to art for a bit of uplift and fun? Why not abandon the daily grind, in which one has made all that life - draining progress in one's career, and get a little...

Tags: | Features |

Terms and Appropriate Vocabulary for Metal Corrugation - By Trish McAleer

Metal corrugation is a unique roll-formed process whereby a precise and specific repetitive surface pattern is achieved when processing thin gauge annealed 36 -24 sheet metal or wire. Metal is processed using special tools manufactured with corresponding matching and enmeshing fluted gears that are...

Tags: | Fold Forming |

Installing New Tapered Bezels Using Tack-Welding Technology - By Mark B. Mann

This ring is in for repair and reconstruction. When it was originally made, 6-prong settings were used to mount the customers diamonds. All prong tops are severely worn and one prong has broken. The customer has requested bezel settings, so the prong settings were removed from the ring. The ring was...

Tags: | Fusing & Welding |

Low-Cost RP Systems Take Model Making to a New Level - By Tina Wojtkielo

Five years ago, if you wanted to buy an additive manufacturing machine to grow rapid prototype (RP) models in your shop, you had to be prepared to shell out close to $50,000. Today, due to technological advances in Digital Light Processing (DLP) by Texas Instruments, you can buy a machine with the...

Tags: | CAD/CAM | Jewelry Mass Production |

Inquire Within: The Holloware of David Huang - By Ann L. Larsen

Several disparate techniques and a clear personal philosophy came together over a period of years to produce these extraordinary pieces. Born in 1971 in Michigan, Huang settled on visual art as a career even before he entered high school. By his senior year, five of his six classes were studio art,...

Tags: | Features | Behind The Design |

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