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February 2019

Doubling Down on Vegas

So I am writing this on Sunday morning on a plane on the way to Las Vegas for a glazing contractors conference that starts today. Before you say, “Wait Deb, you’ve got the wrong week; there’s a glazing contractor’s meeting in Vegas next week,” let me explain. I am attending the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) annual meeting being held at the Mirage hotel through Thursday February 27. IMPACT is an organization of Ironworkers and the contractors who employ them dedicated to addressing mutual concerns and advancing more work for both groups. It’s always been full of forward-thinking education for owners and managers of companies that employee ironworkers… Read More »

Clear is Near

The quest for a totally transparent façade came a step closer to reality recently when researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) moved from theory to the controlled production of formed glass via 3D printing. Since the pieces of glass that are being created are still quite tiny, this might seem like just one small step for glass. In reality though, it is one giant step for glasskind. Let’s review the technology, then I will explain. MIT researchers Chikara Inamura, Michael Stern, Daniel Lizardo, Peter Houk and Neri Oxman call their system G3DP2 and describe it as “a new AM platform for molten glass that combines digitally integrated three-zone… Read More »

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