Happy New Year from Light Paint Hack

New Year’s Eve Light Painting Image – How It Developed

On New Year’s Eve I put together a quick 2017-2018 light painting image. Here’s a quick run down of how it came together. The Scene It’s cold here in south-east Michigan, so I didn’t want to go too far in temperatures around -15degC, so my backyard it was. The original plan was to use the trees as part of the …

A Quick LED String Swing using Olympus LIVECOMP mode

A Quick LED String Swing Using Olympus LIVECOMP mode

A few nights ago I sat in my basement staring at my cache of light painting tools trying to figure out what to do. I messed around with a few torches with filters but nothing was quite turning out the way I wanted. Then came my go to for fun – the $2 battery powered LED string. As light painting …

Friction Drilling

An interesting process that creates a very useful hole in metals is friction drilling or flow drilling. Rather than using a fluted drill bit to cut a hole, friction drilling uses a conical bit coated made of a high heat-resistant material from the ceramic family to form the hole. In this process the bit is pressed into the target body …

High Speed Video Of Drill Tool

I love to see what is really happening at the interface of a cutting tool and there is no better way to see it that slowing down a high-speed video. Ingersoll Cutting Tools have once again made a high-speed video of one of their tools in action. This one is their Quad Drill+ cutting a half hole in 1018 mild …

3D Printing Assembly Jigs And Fixtures

Stratasys shares how Rutland Plastics utilises Polyjet 3D printers to make jigs and fixtures for their operation in this video. According to Rutland Plastics’ engineer Simon Grainger, by manufacturing their jigs and fixtures using a Stratsys Objet350 Connex 3D printer they save time and money when compared with the alternative of machining them from wood, metal or plastic. It also …