Metroto-WHAT?

Author: Sam Passenger

Recently, I was presented with a set of problems. A customer was struggling to measure a complex three-dimensional surface on a small plastic part. The feature in question is critical to the function of the component. Often, conventional laser scanning is the solution to analyze such features; however, the particular material used for this component is too translucent to be… Read More

Business Leadership Award

Disher was honored this past week to receive the Business Leadership Award from the West Coast Chamber of Commerce.  Jeff Disher received the award on Friday, September 18th at the chamber’s annual meeting. Below are his remarks: “What an honor it is to be recognized for what this award stands for. On behalf of our team and our company I… Read More

From Engineering Geek to Passionate Leader

Author: Bob Soeters

“Conventional Wisdom says that leaders are born, but I don’t believe that’s true. We can all learn – then teach others – how to understand and apply the principles of successful leadership.”  – Tony Dungy, The Mentor Leader   I have been passionate about developing leaders for over 25 years, however I never set out with this in mind.  As… Read More

Michigan SmartCoast: Story of Invention

How do you go from an idea to a design solution? Join the Michigan SmartCoast engineers for a fun, interactive engineering event on Tuesday, September 29 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. See first-hand how the innovation process works at Charter House Innovations, a design, engineering and manufacturing company that has mastered the art of going from an idea to a… Read More

Hand-Moldable Plastic

Hand-Moldable Plastic

What is it? Hand-moldable plastic allows a designer to create real plastic objects with bare hands.  Simply heat up the plastic with hot air or water, allow it to cool slightly to the touch, and mold away!  Think of it as play-doh for big kids.  After setting, the materials can be machined with conventional machining methods. What can it be… Read More