GRB-Locator-Array – Incase Of Emergency – Science Gallery Dublin 2017 Fiona McDonald

GRB-Locator-Array for the exhibit Incase Of Emergency at Science Gallery Dublin 2017. The project builds on work initiated while I was artist in residence at Parity Studios & later with the High Energy Astrophysics Group at UCD School of Physics. The collaborative project GRB-Locator-Array uses real-time GCN data, which records the distribution of GRB locations detected by the spacecraft Integral, Fermi and Swift, to position parabolic mirrors on our sculpture to point to the position of the most recently detected GRB.Data is tracked in real time, but as GRBs have travelled billions of light years from distant galaxies before they are detected by the spacecraft, in some ways, the exhibit lets us look into the past.

Our project was complex on many levels from engineering to hardware & software. While I was working with U3D at UCD who printed our 3Dprinted Steel connectors, I was very lucky to be introduced to Engineer Dr. Peter Knief  cared.ie. Peter created the threads in software for our already existing 3Dprinted metal connectors. Later when we needed some help to reassemble & troubleshoot some engineering issues on sight at the Science Gallery Peter jumped in to help. Under the very tight time frame of one day Peter realised on the spot inventive solutions. Peter was calm under pressure completely dedicated to seeing all the issues resolved in good time. I can highly recommend Peter Knief for any engineering solutions (as that was the part of his expertise we needed) Fiona McDonald

IMPACT The worlds first 3D printed Gumshields

2.5 years ago, I had this mad idea to start manufacturing 3D print custom fit Gumshields for players of contact sports through the world. The only problem was I had no knowledge about 3D printing and how to develop a plastic that would have the right flexibility, accuracy and print reliability to print this product. The other big issue was that this has never been attempted before any where in the world.
Luckily for me I met Peter. Over the period of 18 months, he managed to take a concept that I had and turn it in to reality. He helped to invent a new form of 3D printing filament, help develop our patent pending software that allows us to create our Gumshields and testing rig to prove that our Gumshields are better then anything else on the market.
I can hand on my heart say I have never met a more knowledgable, inventive and dedicated man in my life, who is driven to find the perfect solution for the problem at hand.
We are now the only mass manufacturers of 3D printed custom fit Gumshields in the world, that should tell you everything you need to know about Peter
IMPACT GUMSHIELDS
James Murphy Founder and CEO

Phone: 1890 876 848Email: james@impactdental.eu
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CF-Pharma – UCD – 3D printed Bio Sampling Kit

Together with the U3D – the 3D print hub at UCD, and our engineering expert, Roohollah Ebrahimi, we are realizing prototypes for the rapid screening of parasite oocytes in stool samples. Particular focus is put on physical properties, dimensional accuracy and surface quality of the prototypes. Our services stretch from alternative design considerations in relation to application and material properties to pre-emptive troubleshooting.

U3D allowed us to greatly accelerate our prototype development, allowing us to make numerous model alterations on a micro level with the expert advice and cooperation of U3D. They delivered a turn around time was hours rather than weeks that we were achieving with more conventional solutions which is invaluable in a research project that is dependent on physical properties. The service was exceptional, the finished products were exactly what we requested and we were never disappointed. I can recommend U3D print to any company looking for a solution to prototype development. ” Patricia McOwan

Syntec’s Significantly New Disk for Homogenisation

The task was to find a solution and new better disk when added with our other disposable containers to improve Sample preparation for PCR testing within laboratories for our customers.

“We were delighted with the combined effort and enthusiasm and we found this was a very practical and affordable way to develop our prototypes. The result was we found a new design of our disks which improved the end results significantly” Ray S., Syntec Scientific – www.syntec-international.com

Rainwater Harvesting Solved (DIY-Water)

The task was to find affordable ways to enable house-owners to install comfortable rainwater collection systems that do not necessarily require re-plumbing.

“After seeing this rain water harvesting system in operation I decided this is the one for me.The layout and installation was explained to me and with minimal disruption, was easy to carry, out with expert knowledge.To summarise, NO hassle,No fuss does the job DELIGHTED.” Patrick H.