Work & Activities

New Partnership/Collaboration!

What a perfect match! The fine folks over in printmaking and the gang in the IMRC labs have teamed up to work together using new technologies (laser etching and CNC) to compliment the traditional methods of printmaking! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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Small Town America Music Video

Chris Soper, a local musician, wrote a song Small Town America that is inspired by the closing of the Bucksport paper mill, and shared an amateur video on the internet. His song became viral in a short time, and received more than 30 thousand hits on social media. Chris approached IMRC for a professional music video […]

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Coming soon! CNC Training on the Shopsabre!

Great news! Coming very soon, training on the IMRC’s Shopsabre CNC router will be available! This training will be open to anyone (student, faculty, Maine resident) who has already gone through all of the appropriate safety training! If you have any questions, just stop in and speak to us! We’d LOVE to answer any question […]

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Cherry Gibson Les Paul body with carbon Fiber highlights

AUTODESK FUSION 360 Creates a Guitar Body

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Lately I’ve been teaching myself Autodesk’s new software Fusion 360. It’s not only a simple to use CAD platform but it also fuses some CAM capability into the framework. This allows […]

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Monument Making

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] The Veterans office has asked us to install a new monument to the fallen soldiers of UMaine since the war of 1812. These military seal prototypes are just part of the installation […]

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Logilase Laser Now Has Feed-Through!

Hey all!   If you’ve ever wanted to cut or engrave something using a laser but couldn’t because the material was too big, well, your prayers have been answered! Sean Taylor, Travis Higgins, and Wade Warman have developed a feed-through system that allows an infinite amount of material to be passed through and etched/cut on […]

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High-tech/Low-tech printmaking

Hey all! Check out the high-tech/low-tech printmaking being done at the IMRC! For the high-tech portion, a laser cutter was used, for the low-tech portion, a wooden spoon! Wanna know how it was made, from start to finish? Come by the IMRC and check out the labs! We’d be happy to show you this technique […]

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[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Hey cats, the project that I’ve been working on at the end of summer has been put on hiatus because of school starting again, but here’s my most recent piece. Because […]

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Laser printed automata

  Hey all! Here’s just a sneak peak at the latest automata I made. In order to create this as rapidly as possible I created this almost entirely using one of our laser cutters. In fact, this was the second I made this week, so I averaged one per two days! Not bad! If you’re […]

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What you should know going from Boxmaker to CNC.

I recently created a simple box using BoxMaker online (boxmaker.connectionlab.org). By using finger slots cut into the edges of the board we can create a light but strong stand for our new belt sander.  This type of box-making cuts down on wasting 2×4’s and other armature pieces. In order to use the finger joint style […]

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