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Locking Fire Hydrant Design Patent

The Sigelock Spartan hydrant, invented by George Sigelakis and Engineered by Adept, Inc. founder and lead engineer Matthew Hayduk has been granted its seventh patent for Locking Fire Hydrant Design. On September 4, 2018, the U.S. Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 10066373 to the Sigelakis team. The idea began with Sigelakis, then a New […]

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3D Printer Unboxing: Adept Takes Delivery of the Raise3D N2+

Adept had a bit of a false start with its previous 3D printer selection. After 6 months of frustration and disappointment, they decided to hit the reset button, do some extensive research with blog and forum communication…and chose the Raise 3D N2+ We will wait a bit before providing a full review (this time). But […]

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Review of the Leapfrog Bolt 3D Printer

Leapfrog Bolt Review Adept has brought 3D Fused Filament Fabrication, (FFF) in-house and reviews the new Leapfrog BOLT 3D Printer. The Additive Manufacturing sector is expanding rapidly. It would be difficult to find an industry not utilizing and considering how additive manufacturing could enter into their business model. Engineers have been using these technologies for […]

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George and the Forest

Previously I’ve been discussing the engineering process and prototyping… important subjects… dry… but hey, it’s engineering. Not so dry for those of us that live it. I’d like to thank everyone who has appreciated and contributed to follow-up, discussion and praise. However, I’m going to shift gears and share with you an anecdotal experience that I believe […]

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To Prototype or not to Prototype?

Previously we spoke about 3D printers, their promise or lack thereof! I will admit I have been a bit cynical of their reliability, accuracy and actual usefulness. There is absolutely no doubt that 3D printers are here to stay and promise great things for our future. Sadly, for most of us, it still remains in the future. Despite the fact […]