Archive | November, 2012

U.S. manufacturers are making more products than ever

30 Nov

Rock Center | Aired on November 09, 2012

A member of the society of manufacturing engineers posted a link to this video with the following caption:

” American manufacturers say that the idea that American manufacturing is dead is a myth. In fact, U.S. manufacturers are making more products than ever, and the United States leads the world in manufacturing” .

Mary is the ceo of the Vermier corporation in iowa, a company that builds an array of machinery sold in 70 countries around the glob for mining, farming, construction, landscaping. She explains the manufacturing sector and its innovations to grow during these financial times.

Looks like there is still hope for us college students.


Building a trebuchet with the dit engineering society

26 Nov

Building a trebuchet with the  dit engineering society

Last year I got together with DIT’s engineering society to lend a hand in building a trebuchet. Long hours and determination brought this project to its final completion. I was part of a team of around 20 or so people all engineering students from different years and different backgrounds. When the project was complete we successfully test fired it in front of a journalist from RTÉ radio.

The following pictures are the assemble of the rig.

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