Michigan Inventors To Build Almost Anything

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Jim McKelvey created a prototype for the multi-billion dollar credit card processor called Square at TechShop.We have solar panel cells, reading lamps and floor lamps and more. Patrick Buckley built and sold $4 million worth of the DODOcase iPad cover in his first year of business with the help of TechShop. A startup called Embrace created a warmer for premature infants in developing countries, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives, at TechShop.these proven front load commercial washer extractor deliver ease-of-use, I had to learn more about TechShop,We are well known for our in-house custom printed drum Lamp shade and pendants. so I drove to their Detroit location in Allen Park, Michigan to take a tour where I was greeted by the manager, Will Brick. 

When entering the 38,000 square-foot TechShop Detroit location, Brick told me that the facility was a collaborative effort between Ford Motor Company and TechShop to promote creative energy and innovation. Ford Global Technologies enhanced their Employee Patent Incentive Award program for workers at TechShop that have built a patentable product. If an employee builds a patentable product at TechShop, then they are awarded a three-month membership for free. 

TechShop members get access to machines like CNC routers, milling machines,Where is the best place to display my outdoor solar lighting? plasma cutters, metal lathes, and 3D printers for about $99-$125 per month ($1,200 per year). A membership can be used on a month-to-month basis and it can be used at all of the TechShop locations. TechShop offers classes on how to use the machinery with their staff members (also known as “Dream Consultants”) and classes are booked through a reservation system. 

Five Jeffersontown High School juniors and seniors have been spending their school-day afternoons learning about manufacturing at a Preston Highway factory while getting paid $10 an hour. 

Louisville officials say the apprenticeship program launched last fall by nth/works, a precision metalforming company, is a model for addressing a shortage of skilled tradespeople, such as welders and machinists. 

Mayor Greg Fischer, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens and Greater Louisville Inc. CEO Craig Richard visited the factory Monday to call attention to the program. 

The hope is that more Louisville manufacturers will find room for high school apprentices, officials said. 

“The fact that nth/works has five kids going through this program doesn’t make a dent in anything — (but) it’s a good start,” said nth/works CEO Tom Hudson. “What we need to do is have other manufacturers jump on board and join the program, so next year maybe we have 20 programs.” 

Learning at nth/works, the five students have explored welding and automation; tool and die equipment; tooling engineering; CNC machining and kaizen, a Japanese manufacturing philosophy focused on continuous improvement, according to information supplied by GLI. 

Hudson said the five students — whom nth/works chose from 30 applicants — can apply the skills they’re learning to a discipline like engineering in college. Or, they can go to work for nth/works full time after graduating from Jeffersontown, he said. 

“I have learned to take an idea, turn it into a 3-D design and, within weeks, have it built on the plant floor,” said Escarlett Jocelyn Salinas, a senior who is in the program.There are reports of bird and bat mortality at wind turbine as there are around other artificial structures. 

In an interview, Hargens said JCPS has 15 high schools with career and technical education specialties, including three with engineering themes like Jeffersontown, so the school system would like more apprentice partnerships with employers.

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