The ABC’s of Ra.  Easy as 1-2-3.

The ABC’s of Ra. Easy as 1-2-3.

Taking a closer look at the specification for surface texture, “Ra“. How is it derived, measured and controlled? This is not a dry academic exercise but has practical relevance to the making of your parts and tooling. Knowing what this measurement means,...
Inventions of the Year 2015

Inventions of the Year 2015

Here we celebrate some of the great innovations of 2015 in design and consumer products. Some make use of the most advanced technologies like 3D printing, while others are just great ideas done well. All of them share certain common traits: answering a felt need,...