Author: Hod Lipson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-01-22
Fabricated tells the story of 3D printers, humble manufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory and into schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk. Fabricated describes our emerging world of printable products, where people design and 3D print their own creations as easily as they edit an online document. A 3D printer transforms digital information into a physical object by carrying out instructions from an electronic design file, or 'blueprint.' Guided by a design file, a 3D printer lays down layer after layer of a raw material to 'print' out an object. That's not the whole story, however. The magic happens when you plug a 3D printer into today’s mind-boggling digital technologies. Add to that the Internet, tiny, low cost electronic circuitry, radical advances in materials science and biotech and voila! The result is an explosion of technological and social innovation. Fabricated takes the reader onto a rich and fulfilling journey that explores how 3D printing is poised to impact nearly every part of our lives. Aimed at people who enjoy books on business strategy, popular science and novel technology, Fabricated will provide readers with practical and imaginative insights to the question 'how will this technology change my life?' Based on hundreds of hours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from a broad range of industries, Fabricated offers readers an informative, engaging and fast-paced introduction to 3D printing now and in the future.
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Mannheim, course: Neorealism, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the novel American Psycho by the American author Bret Easton Ellis and his place amongst other writers of the "blank generation." The term "blank generation fiction" will be defined by citing those literary critics who extensively examined this trend, namely Elizabeth Young, Graham Caveney and James Annesley. Based on their work it will be shown how violence in blank generation fiction has not to be taken literally but can adopt symbolic meaning. Furthermore we shall see in an anlysis of American Psycho how this symbolic meaning develops in this novel in direct relation to the vast consumerism and the hyperreal quality of life in the 1980s. It will be closely examined how the seemingly unmotivated murderous behaviour of the novels main protagonist can be interpreted as a direct, logical, if exaggerated result of mass culture and the principles of the free market. Finally it will be examined how Ellis integrates chapters written in the style of music journalism into his novel to stress both the fragmentation of the main protagonists mind by the media and the perversity of the consumer who can easily switch from witnessing an act of extreme violence to unworriedly reflecting on something like music, another mass cultural phenomenon.
Author: Andrea Rae
Release Date: 2017-11-15
"When one's identity is removed of all social constructs, when one's security blanket has been shed, there is a failure to achieve ego." FABRICATED contains a multitude of digital photography, soft sculpture, and mixed media both representational and symbolic in nature. This work is about exploring humanity's correlations rather than our differences.
Author: Rosa Córdoba Castillo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-10-08
This thesis constitutes a detailed study of functional nanostructures (ferromagnetic, superconducting, metallic and semiconducting) fabricated by focused electron/ion beam induced deposition techniques. The nanostructures were grown using different precursor materials such as Co2(CO)8, Fe2(CO)9, W(CO)6, (CH3)3Pt(CpCH3) and were characterized by a wide range of techniques. This work reports results obtained for the morphology, the microstructure, the composition, the electrical transport mechanism, magnetic and superconducting properties of nanostructures. The results offers exciting prospects in a wide range of applications in nanotechnology and condensed matter physics.
The story of Jacob Cheers, a 17 year old high school student who doesn't have much going for him. Jacob has never had much with the ladies and is somewhat antisocial when it comes to his parents. However meeting a girl named Jessica changes most of that around. Only problem is, she is in head and he can only see her when he's dreaming. He begins to struggle with right and wrong, based on whether it is okay to be with Jessica. Will Jacob give up on reality and be with the woman of his dreams? Or will he keep up the fight to retain his sanity and become the high school junior he was meant to be?
This brand new textbook by one of the leading engineering authors covers basic sheet-metal fabrication and welding engineering principles and applications in one volume - an unrivalled comprehensive coverage that reflects current working and teaching practice. It is fully up-to-date with the latest technical information and best practice and also includes chapters on non-technical but equally essential subjects such as health and safety, personal development and communication of technical information. Roger Timings covers these areas of mechanical engineering and workshop practice in a highly practical and accessible style. Hundreds of illustrations demonstrate the practical application of the procedures described. The text includes worked examples for calculations and key points to aid revision. Each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with exercises which can be set as assignemnts. The coverage is based on the SEMTA National Occupational Standards which makes this book applicable to a wide range of courses and ensures it also acts as a vital ongoing reference source in day-to-day working practice. All students, trainees and apprentices at up to and including Level 3 will find this book essential reading, particularly those taking: Level 2 NVQs in Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 and 3 NVQs in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Level 2 NVQs in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering C&G 2800 Certificate and Level 3 Diplomas in Engineering and Technology SEMTA Apprenticeships in Engineering * Welding & Fabrication topics presented together in one text, in line with current teaching practice * Fully up to date with the latest specifications for fabrication & welding course units for all the most popular qualifications * Written by a leading engineering author
Evelynn is a high school student, living her day-to-day life in a constant state of annoyance. Her classmates are intimidated by her and her parents are tiring of her, but she doesn't care. No, she lives her life how she wants to, and there isn't a soul that's going to get in the way of that. But what Evelynn doesn't realize is that her life isn't real. Liam and Isaac are fixers, entrusted with the task of making sure that people like Evelynn don't find out that their entire life is constructed from code; that they have been unconscious for almost as long as they've been existing. When Evelynn begins to notice the strange, unexplainable things interfering with her life, Liam and Isaac are faced with a choice that could change their very world. And, unlike Evelynn's, their world is very real–and the consequences are too.
Author: Christopher Bools
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2007
This groundbreaking new book is a major contribution to ongoing development which will safeguard and promote the welfare of the children who have illness fabricated or induced (FII), previously known as 'Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy'. Promoting a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach with a parent and carer focus, this book is the ideal ready reference for the busy children's services professional. It includes reports from both healthcare professionals and victims of FII, and features tables, case studies, examples, appendices, an index, a glossary of terms and is referenced for further reading. The information is wide-ranging and is a collaboration from professionals with varied backgrounds. This book supports national guidance on FII and is vital for all health, social care and education professionals and the Police. It will also be invaluable for therapists including psychologists, psychiatrists and mental healthcare workers.
Author: Bernard Glassman
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Benjamin Disraeli utilizes previously ignored or little known sources to provide new insights into how one of the most famous Jewish converts was viewed by the Jewish community he ignored and by the larger Christian world that would not accept him. This book shows how a myth can take on a life of its own in the collective memory of the Jewish people, as well as in the thought processes of a variety of anti-Semitic groups. Its fresh approach to the life and lore of a colorful Victorian figure also raises the issue of ethnic identity and minority acceptance in our pluralistic society.