Micro Visions’ July 4th Holiday Hours

June 28th, 2016 by Pamela Michael

2016 MVI July 4th

Our offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th, 2016 in observance of Independence Day.

As always, our technicians will be available around the clock for emergencies.

Simply dial (844) 776-0400 to reach our on-call engineer.

 


Earl Grey Tea, Hot: 3D Printing and Food

June 14th, 2016 by Jennifer Lough

I’ve never been quite clear on why a guy named Jean-Luc Picard, presumably a Frenchman, is such a quintessential Englishman. I suspect the character’s creators either neglected their research or set out to smash some stereotypes (or both). Fortunately, said creators were a bit more successful at popularizing the replicator than at giving their captain a convincing name, and lately the replicator has become a more realistic possibility than a distant scientific fantasy. 3D printing inspired the PancakeBot  and fancy shmancy sugar thingies (for the Earl Grey, naturally), but recent developments have yielded a few legitimate food printers. They’re eerily reminiscent of the replicator.

A character by name of Anjan Contractor has recently printed himself a pizza . The pizza must be baked after it is printed, but it’s a pizza nonetheless, and Contractor’s prototype has also been successful in printing chocolate. Read the rest of this entry »