Accelerating Personal Electric Vehicle Innovation Through Rapid Prototyping
05/21/2020 3D Digital Fabrication
“I’ve even given up on going to the grocery store just two blocks away.” Revolutionary personal electric vehicle company WHILL developed its mobility device with a single wheelchair user’s voice in mind. WHILL’s development department uses Roland DG’s MODELA MDX-50 milling machine to prototype their products.
Face Shields Made Easy With A Laser Engraver
04/28/2020 Corporate Activities, 3D Digital Fabrication
With the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly around the world, many people, companies, and educational and research organizations have been uploading free ideas on the internet for making their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items to protect against infections. Here is information on how you can make your own face shield using Roland DG’s laser engraver.
Giving Olympic Figure Skaters a Cutting Edge – Yamaichi Special Steel
04/25/2019 3D Digital Fabrication
Japanese figure skaters are among the best in the world, and many famous skaters hail from Nagoya in Japan. Nagoya-based Yamaichi Special Steel Co., Ltd., a high-grade steel-work company, has been working with Nagoya native and 2010 Olympic figure skater Takahiko Kozuka to develop a new set of blades used for figure skating. Roland DG’s photo impact printer was used to imprint the catchy logo on the surface of the blades, so we decided to find out more about the development process.
MEGANE-YA STRIKE – Pioneering the Bespoke Eyewear Trend (Part 2)
02/14/2019 3D Digital Fabrication
MEGANE-YA STRIKE, a bespoke eyewear maker located in Kobe that works closely with customers to handcraft one-of-a-kind frames, uses Roland DG’s milling machines to fabricate eyewear. Following on the first part of the series, store owner Daisuke Higa explains how his individually tailored eyewear is made and outlines future plans for the shop.
MEGANE-YA STRIKE – Pioneering the Bespoke Eyewear Trend (Part 1)
02/07/2019 3D Digital Fabrication
MEGANE-YA STRIKE is a bespoke eyewear maker located in Kobe that works closely with customers to handcraft one-of-a-kind frames. Through its combination of fabrication studio and full-scale bar, they provide a unique customer experience as an eyewear shop by day and a bar at night. The studio features numerous fabrication devices, including Roland DG’s MDX-40A milling machines. Every stage of the fabrication process is handled in store—from ordering to machining. Store owner Daisuke Higa, pictured above, talks in detail about his shop concept in this two-part series.