Patrick Kalahar

I have over 11 years experience in the aerospace industry doing Mechanical Engineering and Design work.

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5 Options for Building Large Scale Prototypes

3D printing is a fantastic solution for building fast, cheap prototypes. Small enclosures? Piece of cake. 5 variations of a door handle? No problem. But what happens when your dimensions surpass that of a 3D printer build bed? Here are a few alternative methods for building prototypes larger than 1-2 ft. 1. 2-Dimensional Cutters CNC […]


Guide to Foamcore Joining Techniques

Foamcore (also known as foamboard) is a lightweight building material that typically consists of a foam inner layer covered on top and bottom by paper. It’s cheap, easy-to-use and can quickly create scale models. There are 2 main applications for working with foamcore: 1. Early user testing Working with foamcore makes sense for applications where […]