Welcome to eMachineShop

Various authors, Aug 19, 2004
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is interesting. The website describes it as follows: "eMachineShop is the remarkable new way to get the custom parts you need - the first true online machine shop. Download our free software, draw your part, and click to order - it's that easy! Your part will be machined and delivered. Even better, your cost is low due to the Internet, software, and automated machines." The L.A. Times quotes Ohio State University engineering professor Taylan Altan as commmenting: "One of the biggest problems we have today in American design and manufacturing is that designers know very little about manufacturing" -- and eMachineShop overcomes that deficiency by building the knowledge of a machinist into the design software. Of course, I look at something like this and imagine the learning possibilities. Via NewsScan Daily.
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