Browsing the blog archives for June, 2011.

Would You Build a Bridge This Way?

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This week, software bugs took the Netflix website down for a weekend and significantly delayed United Airlines flights all over the country. ┬áMassive software failures like these are becoming more commonplace. ┬áThe reason is that there’s not much engineering going on anymore in the Software Engineering field.

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Promise of 3D Printing

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The full promise of 3D printers didn’t really hit me until recently. These are printers that build 3D objects from resin like materials. The specifications for the objects come from digital representations.

The technology is in its infancy and there are still advancements to make. The printers need to get cheaper and faster. The strength of the objects produced need to get stronger. These are significant challenges, but I think the solutions are within reach.

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