Sometimes in cosplay (costumed play), you will use a beautiful two-handed sword. Butit will most probably be built from light and soft material in order to limit the risk of useless accidents. Forget all that and move to real middle-aged battle league: Use a two-handed Great Sword made of true good steel. To be sure…
Manufacturing a football
Keeping my continuous aim at showing you videos of some of the marvels of the industrial world, I found this video (promotional but interesting) where we can discover the manufacturing process for a football (relatively similar to our own rugby ball). YouTube link
Have you seen a 3D printer before?
Here is a Dimension SST 1200es 3D printer on the job of building 2 interlocked cube frames out of production-grade thermoplastic. YouTube link
Testing Boeing 747-8F brakes
YouTube link It ends with 5 minutes of cooling down for the brakes. If you want to see why and to have a better detailed view of it, look into it on a similar Airbus A380 brake test.
The other day, I was talking with Frank about exceptional software programmers able to influence notably a whole company by their own activity or impossibly better than the rest of the programming crowd. This person is the one you need to hire when you have an exceptional entrepreneurial project or the one you want to…
Microsoft Word (or OpenOffice Writer) are excellent software tools with only advantages when you compare them to twhat was available to us a few years ago. The discovery of WYSIWYG:
1 year ago, BP should have had this computer
As a matter of fact, many years ago, Texas Instruments was proud of the computation power of its portable calculators explaining how easy it was to check whether or not there was a risk of explosion from over-pressure in an oil rig. Precisely one year ago, BP should have followed this excellent advice and checked…
Reliability of lead-free soldering
For those of you who asked for more details about the reliability of lead-free soldering (see the end of my previous titled “Manufacturing of electronic boards“, I have found an interesting and useful analysis from Numonyx (now Micron Semiconductors). Lead-free and leaded package soldering compatibility – Backward and forward compatibility This white paper explores the…
Manufacturing color crayons
In our series of videos about how things are manufactured, here comes a colorful one: Crayons.