Modern Machine Shop. April, 2021, Vol. 93 Issue 11, p78, 7 p.
Haas Automation Inc. -- Capacity, Haas Automation Inc. -- Production management, Tool and die industry -- Capacity, Tool and die industry -- Production management, Machinery industry -- Capacity, Machinery industry -- Production management, and Business success
Two years ago, Mike Budde purchased Toolrite Manufacturing, a tool and detail shop in Dayton, Ohio. It was a successful company, but Budde wanted to build off of its tooling [...]
The British Journal of Sociology. June, 2020, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p503, 17 p.
Social sciences and Sociology and social work
Keywords: curatorial interventions; public frictions; smart city; urban laboratory; urban prototyping Abstract The use of prototypes as testing instruments has become a common strategy in the innovation of services and products and increasingly in the implementation of 'smart' urban policies through living labs or pilots. As a technique for validating hypotheses about the future performance of products or policies, prototyping is based on the idea of generating original knowledge through the failures produced during the testing process. Through the study of an experimentation and prototyping project developed in Santiago de Chile called 'Shared Streets for a Low-Carbon District,' I analyse the technique of prototyping as a political device that can make visible (or invisible) certain entities and issues, determining what the experimental entities can do and say. I will show how the technique of prototyping defines modes of participation, what is visible and thinkable, what can be spoken and what is unspeakable. In this sense, I examine two ambivalent capacities of prototyping: as a mechanism of management and enrolment that seeks to prescribe normativities (problem-validating prototype) and as an event that can make frictions tangible, articulating matters of concern and ways to open up alternative scenarios (problem-making prototype). Byline: Martin Tironi
Background: Reconstruction intramedullary nail spanning the whole length of the femur has been the gold standard treatment for complete atypical diaphyseal fractures of the femur (ADF). However, in cases of incomplete ADF combined with severe bowing, this approach might have complications and lead to iatrogenic complete fracture. We report two cases of incomplete ADF with severe bowing using a precontoured plate (PCP) after rapid prototyping (RP) of the deformed femurs with three‐dimensional printing (3DP) technology. Case presentation: Two patients presented with gradually worsening thigh pain, especially during walking. The patients had been using bisphosphonates for 4 and 10 years, respectively. Radiography showed an incomplete fracture in the lateral cortex of the right femur shaft. The lateral bowing angles measured in the affected femurs were 15° and 14°, and the anterior bowing angles were 20° and 16°, respectively. In bone scans, both patients showed hot uptake in the right mid‐shaft of the femur. Preoperatively, the affected femur of the patient was reconstructed by 3DP RP using CT, and the plate was bent to the shape of the bone model. The ADF was fixed with a PCP using the minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis technique. Both patients were encouraged to start full weight‐bearing and return to their preinjury activity level in daily life immediately after surgery. At 2 years postoperatively, radiography showed healing of the fracture site without recurrence of thigh pain and implant‐related problems. Conclusion: Although intramedullary nailing is the standard surgical treatment for complete ADF, PCP using 3DP RP could be an effective treatment option for incomplete ADF with severely curved femur. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]