Welcome to another edition of Hardware Roundup! September was a busy month for product announcements, partnerships, and events. Read on for links to cool videos on bolts, gears, ships, iPhone hacking, crazy manufacturing processes, and more.
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Watch 30 days of a container ship’s voyage thru 80,000 combined photos in this beautiful time-lapse video. If you’re interested in learning more about container ships, I highly recommend the eight-part “Containers” audio documentary.
Spencer Wright + Zach Dunham spoke to John Barnes about his career in materials research, aerospace engineering, and additive manufacturing, including his nine years at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and six at Honeywell. [via The Prepared]
Scotty Allen, the guy who made his own iPhone in Shenzhen, is back with another hardware adventure. This time, he modified the iPhone 7 to add a fully functional headphone jack. Scotty ended up designing his own circuit board for the challenge and went through three iPhone 7’s and countless spare parts. [via Strange Parts]
Here are some manufacturing processes you probably haven’t heard of: Read up on explosive forming, exothermic welding, cold spraying, electrical discharge machining, and hydrographic printing. [via Engineering Clicks]
Are you looking for affordable co-working space in San Francisco with access to a laser cutter, CNC Bridgeport, and manual lathe? Check out Surya Design’s Dogpatch Space.
Do you have any recommendations for domestic vendors who can match color and finish on anodized aluminum parts? Get in touch with Will on the Fictiv Builders Group.
Looking for work? Fictiv is hiring across the board; check out our open roles.
Ever sat in traffic, contemplating how you would fix gridlock? In “Freeways,” you are the traffic engineer. You’ll learn how vehicles' AI interacts with your road designs and keep tabs on efficiency, measuring traffic flow and the amount of concrete wasted.
That’s all for now!
Fin, Hardware Evangelist at Fictiv
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