Today in the shop our model makers are carving foam. That can only mean one thing – besides a mess – topography! A topographic model depicts the 3D nature of a particular terrain, accurately… Continue reading
KiwiMill recently shipped out a model of the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission. This is a NASA launch set for 2014, where 4 identical spacecraft wil be sent in a capsule to probe Earth’s magnetosphere. http://mms.gsfc.nasa.gov/. The… Continue reading
Out the door and on to our client, Carestream. This sales model is 13x its original size. It’s part of a Digital Radiography System used by dentists for x raying teeth.
Today I posed this question to a few of our model makers – What is your favorite model making tool? Tom: CNC Mill Chris: 3D Printer Joe: Trim-O-Saw Mike: Bandsaw Scott: X-Acto Knife Jim: X-Acto Knife CNC Mill… Continue reading
I recently noticed some jelly-like blob soaking in the shop sink. What? It prompted a discussion with, Tom, one of our model makers, about making molds for models. I grabbed the camera, took… Continue reading
One of the more appealing characteristics of model making is the excitement generated around each new project. Most model makers appreciate the fact that their work is varied. Each assignment brings with it research, skills, materials and building… Continue reading