Inspired.Lab—a Source of Innovation in the Heart of Tokyo
02/24/2021 Digital Printing, 3D Digital Fabrication
Located in Otemachi, Tokyo, Inspired.Lab serves as an open innovation hub that operates beyond traditional company confines to assist users in coming up with fresh new products and services. It consists of an open office area as well as a work area for bringing ideas to life. Roland DG’s UV printer and milling machine are set up in the work area.
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.