[Jobs] Back from Vacation, and am now seriously looking
Andrews, David B (DEED)
david.b.andrews at state.mn.us
Wed Aug 15 21:25:30 UTC 2018
The 3D printing is a creative and clever solution. I think it might work in some situations, but not all.
Not to be negative -- but here are the drawbacks. It takes time to prepare the files needed to drive a 3D printer. Also, the kind of equipment you would need to do to create large, flat representations, like a blueprint model, could get expensive. The machines we read about for a few hundred bucks do small objects, just a few inches cubed.
They are also slow, taking hours to do most objects. So, for semi-permanent, or permanent objects, this might be a workable solution, but not for situations where things change rapidly or often.
David Andrews | Chief Technology Officer
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From: Jobs [mailto:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Karen Rose via Jobs
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:08 PM
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Cc: Karen Rose <rosekm at earthlink.net>; Jobs for the Blind <jobs at nfbnet.org>
Subject: Re: [Jobs] Back from Vacation, and am now seriously looking
Oh – fantastic idea
> On Aug 15, 2018, at 1:11 PM, <mevers421 at gmail.com> <mevers421 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think that a 3D printer might be the way to go for him to have an
> accessible way to interpret blue prints.
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> From: Jobs <jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Karen Rose via Jobs
> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:47 PM
> To: Jobs for the Blind <jobs at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Karen Rose <rosekm at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [Jobs] Back from Vacation, and am now seriously looking
> I think it is fantastic that you won the blue ribbon! Smile I do know
> that at some of the NFB centers there is wood shop training in that
> blind people are using power tools at all levels. Actually it sounds
> like it would be a great teacher for such. :-) Unfortunately I know
> almost nothing about the type of industry that you are moving toward.
> I wonder if there could be a way of emailing the electronic version of
> blueprints to braille printer which would provide the blueprints for
> you in raised line drawings? Karen
>> On Aug 15, 2018, at 12:38 PM, Dave via Jobs <jobs at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hello Karen,
>> I live in Seattle, and there are many AeroSpace Companies in the area.
>> Some small and a few, not so small.
>> I would like to work at a smaller company, although, there are some
>> benefits working for a large one.
>> Smaller is better, at least for me, since in a smaller group, I can
>> sell myself better, and I won't be just another Employee with a Number.
>> As for knowing what other jobs my current skills would transfer over
>> to, this is one of my larger questions.
>> There are a Ton of jobs out there, and most of them, frankly, I have
>> never heard of before, let alone, know what requirements they may
>> demand in order to do them.
>> One of my other skill sets is that I am very Mechanically inclined.
>> I have used Hand and Power Tools since I was a kid, and can usually
>> put together the average piece of Furniture, or Kids Toy, or even
>> stuff more complicated.
>> I inherited my Grandfather's Wood Shop, and one of the things I did
>> after losing my sight was to spend time in the Shop making stuff.
>> This freaked everyone out, and rightly so. they thought I would cut
>> off a hand or finger etc. But, I knew how to use those tools, and
>> had been doing so for years before losing mys sight. I know the
>> Blade is sharp and what danger it comes with. I started making
>> stuff, and ended up entering items in the local Country fair, and
>> actually won A Blue Ribbon for an item I had done on the Wood lathe.
>> And it was a real Self Esteem booster, as I was competing with
>> everyone, and not just in a Sub Class of folks with some kind of
>> disability. The Judges never knew the item they awarded the Blue Ribbon was made by a blind guy.
>> Today, the shop is gone, had to move, and when moving, sometimes you
>> need to get rid of a few things.
>> I still have a lathe and a few other tools. My wife loves to give
>> Gifts, and she will ask me to Turn a Writing Pen for her to give to
>> someone every once in a while, but my Wood crafting talents are put
>> aside for the time being.
>> My first job after moving to Seattle was doing the Lathe work for a
>> Cabinet Shop that did all kinds of Kitchen Cabinetry, some of it
>> quite fancy.
>> To get back on topic-
>> I was looking for work as some sort of Assembler. There are
>> different levels of Assembly work.
>> When it comes to the Aerospace jobs, they have some nice paying jobs
>> putting together all kinds of Avionics gear. this is where there is a
>> requirement to read Blueprints, Schematics and more. And almost all
>> Assembly jobs seem to require at least the ability to read
>> Blueprints, and written instructions.
>> Now, from my past experiences, it isn't always required to read the
>> Blueprint because you already know what the tolerances are, or are
>> expected, as well as any other changes that need to be considered.
>> but, there is that time when I will need to know what the Blueprint is
>> asking me to do. So then what? This is where I find the small Group
>> working conditions a bit easier, since I will establish
>> semi-friendships, where we end up helping each other, and to have
>> Tom, Dick, or Mary take a couple of minutes to update me on the
>> changes in the "Blueprint isn't a Big deal.
>> However, if I am just another employee, and everyone else just keeps
>> their heads down and does their own work, and rarely helps another,
>> then not being able to read the Blueprint would be an obstacle. Not
>> an insurmountable one, but one that will need a solution.
>> Grumpy Dave
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