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Hilarious Patent Drawings To Laugh At
Patent’s require drawings that show off what exactly the product being patented is. The drawings allow everyone who looks at the patent to get a common understanding of what exactly the patent protects. These drawings are a critical part of every patent application and they require skilled professionals to do the illustrations. These drawings can
How 3D Printers Work – 3 Levels Of Engineering
3D printers are taking the world by storm and changing how industries are making their products! The new technology is fast, flexible, and opens up the creative possibilities of innovation. Engineers around the globe are now utilizing additive manufacturing to make 3D printed rocket ships, 3D printed hearts, and 3D printed homes! The possibilities truly
Bike The City – Engineering in Buffalo
Buffalo is becoming very bike friendly! Ever since 2016, the city and local companies like GoBike Buffalo have been investing in bike infrastructure and making getting around the city more accessible and affordable. This is an amazing effort that requires lots of people to come together to plan, implement, and maintain these bike paths across
3 More Ancient Technologies We Don’t Understand
This is the second article in a series we’re doing about ancient technologies that we as engineers don’t completely understand. The purpose of the invention or the method of manufacturing have been completely forgotten to history. We know of their existence, however, we do not know much more than that. We’ll discuss 3 examples of
Short Stories: Inventing Duct Tape
Duct tape is an engineer’s best friend. Use the right tool for the job of course, but when the right tool isn’t there, duct tape is a great bet! People trust the tape to keep their car held together all the way to duct taping their shoes. But how was it invented? Duct tape began
Funny Patent Drawings To Enjoy
Patent’s require illustrations and drawings that convey what exactly the patent is about. They act to give a deeper understanding of an invention through visual learning. These illustrations are always a critical part of any well-done patent application, sometimes they take WEEKS just to get 1 drawing done! Sometimes these drawings are quite hilariously bizarre!
Riverworks Ferris Wheel – Engineering in Buffalo
Buffalo is full of awesome engineering projects! The city is constantly growing and improving with new things to see and do. A recent example of new things coming to the city is the Buffal-O Ferris wheel at Riverworks! An engineering consideration made early in the project was where the wheel would be placed. Earl Ketry,
Short Stories: Inventing the Band-Aid
Band-Aids are a part of normal everyday life! They save the day for minor cuts and are such a simple solution that prevent deadly infections. Like many inventions, the Band-Aid was made out of necessity to solve a problem. In 1920, an employee of Johnson & Johnson named Earle Dickson invented the Band-Aid for his
3 Ancient Technologies We Haven’t Figured Out
Believe it or not, there are many technological advancements from the past that we don’t understand! The inventors of the past have created many of the necessities and luxuries in our lives, however, some inventions are still secrets to us. They were created long ago and the purpose or method of recreating them had not
Short Stories: Silly Putty
During World War 2, there was an engineer named James Wright who was looking for a cheaper substitute for synthetic rubber. He was working at the GE lab in Connecticut where he combined silicone oil and boric acid and found his goal! When he dropped the acid in, he got a substance that was stretchable
How To Identify Your Next Big Idea
Sometimes you see something so amazing that it’s hard to imagine how that person thought of something so fantastic. Then you think about how Thomas Edison had 1093 patents for many of his inventions. Not only is it amazing to have just 1, how did he think of so many novel ideas to get 1093?
Tresca’s Work Featured In TV Commercial Before Bills Game
Work that the Tresca Team has done for ACV Auctions has been featured in a TV Commercial before the Thanksgiving Buffalo Bills game! ACV Auctions had our work featured in a TV commercial during the Thanksgiving Bills Game! 2 devices that we worked on together were shown off in their commercial with Basil Auto. We’re
3 Exciting Applications of Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on a near-atomic scale to produce new structures, materials and devices. Nanotechnology is usually defined as engineered structures, devices, and systems. Nano-materials are things that have a length scale between 1 and 100 nanometers. The technology is used to improve industry sectors such as information technology, homeland security, medicine,
3 Reasons Why Not Every Solution Is Feasible
When you have a problem that is causing you pain every day, you may constantly be thinking of solutions on how to fix it. When engineers try to solve problems, they often try to think of as many solutions to the problem as possible. This way, they get their ideas written down on paper no
3 Popular Biometric Verification Technologies
Biometric technology refers to the use of technology to identify someone based on a unique aspect of their biological identity. This type of authentication is used in high security scenarios such as bank vaults, critical databases, and even your smartphone! It can also be used as a surveillance measure used to identify people that require
3 Developing Technologies to Fight Climate Change
Engineers are tasked with analyzing complex problems and designing simple solutions for them. Finding technological solutions is what engineers know how to do best. One of the biggest problems for as long as anyone can remember is climate change; this is the biggest problem humanity has faced and has only become more apparent from generations
The Importance Of Copywriting In Engineering
First, are you wondering what a copywriter is or what they do? Well, copywriters are in charge of producing engaging, explicit text for advertising mediums such as websites, print ads, or catalogs. Copywriters are responsible for constructing wording that will catch the attention of consumers, producing easy-to-understand written content, as well as proofreading their work
How AR & VR Are Used In Engineering
In recent years, you may have heard the terms AR and VR, but what do those terms actually mean? Simply put, virtual reality requires a headset device whereas AR can be accessed with something as simple as a smartphone, something the majority of people have today. Virtual reality supersedes your surroundings and essentially transports you
What Is An Engineering Firm?
Simply put, an engineering firm is a company of engineers who provide professional services to clients to solve their engineering problems. Engineering firms often organize themselves by industry or discipline. This means that they often focus on a specific industry’s problems or a discipline of engineering such as mechanical engineering. For example, Tresca is an
Engineering Breakthroughs Due To The Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic completely altered everyone’s world including engineering related industries. Engineers everywhere had to respond to the pandemic in order to help the public find a way through the problems that occurred. So the question is, what are some ways engineers are playing a role responding to the pandemic in order to help reduce
Inventions From Buffalo – Pacemaker
Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day and about 35 million times in a year! During an average human lifetime, the heart will beat an astonishing 2.5 billion times! That’s a lot of work your heart is doing every day with you thinking about it. However, a person’s heart may beat erratically and sometimes
The History Of 3D Printing
People love bringing their ideas to life. They want to have things such as parts or entire physical objects accessible exactly when they need them. 3D printing makes it possible for our thoughts to be made into a physical reality. Here at Tresca we utilize our fleet of 3D printers to do this for our
Checkers the Inventor Visits the Tresca Office
The Tresca Team had the opportunity to be a part of a Checkers the Inventor video to teach 3D printing to young STEM students. Recently, Joey Hamilton, better known as Checkers the Inventor, came to the Tresca office to take a look at our fleet of 3D printers. Joey and his sidekick Snoozer teach kids
What Does A Product Development Engineer Do?
A part of what we do here at Tresca is developing products for everyone from individual entrepreneurs to large corporations. Our team of engineers has years of experience developing products to ensure our clients are happy with the results. However, what does a product development engineer do? In this article, we’ll talk more about their
3 Productivity Apps For Engineers
Work smarter, not harder. This is a common saying for engineers because our job is to build simple solutions to complex problems. Every day we are asked to solve problems that no one else has already solved. So working smarter is often the better choice when compared to working harder. In the modern age of
Three Factors To Consider When Choosing An Engineering Firm
When looking for help on your latest project, it’s important to find an engineering partner that is right for you. However, it’s hard to know if a potential partner is right until you begin working with them. It can seem like an impossible choice, how do you choose to trust someone when you haven’t had
Why We Believe Anyone Can Be A Genius Inventor
Being a researcher, scientist, or inventor seems like an impossible task! Just imagine how amazing you have to be to create something for the first time ever. A concept that you came up with and then brought into reality! That sounds crazy, right? NO! At least we don’t think it’s crazy. When it comes to
An Engineer’s Guide To Ideation
As engineers, our job is to solve problems and help people! People come to us with their projects and usually, their goal is to solve a problem. Now it can be easy to just let your brain run wild with ideas on how to solve the problem at hand, but that isn’t always the best
The Constant Struggle For Engineering Projects
Sometimes you have a problem that affects you every single day and you finally think to yourself that you’re going to do something about it! You sit down and think about how you are going to solve the problem. You spend hours thinking about the perfect solution and finally, it comes to you. Now, you
What Should You Look For When Choosing An Engineering Firm?
Engineering skills are highly sought after when working on new and exciting projects. However, it can be difficult to choose the right firm for you. Whether you are a manager at a large engineering company looking to outsource some of the design work to meet your timeline or first time inventor, it is important to
Why “Tresca” Design?
Naming things is hard. Finding a name that is memorable, easy to say, easy to spell, and is meaningful to you is a difficult task! However, a good name is something that can make or break a product, creative content, or company When starting Tresca Design, trying to figure out a name wasn’t an easy
Where to Get Quotes for Engineering & Prototyping
Research is key to getting great value in most cases. Understanding your options and getting quotes and estimates from multiple sources on your engineering & prototyping is no exception. Customers who do their research often get the most value so it’s important to weigh your options! So who should you get your quotes from?
5 Commonly Outsourced Engineering Services
Are you looking for engineering services to support your in-house design team? Engineering can be successfully outsourced to save your company time and money. In this article, we will look at the five most frequently outsourced engineering services and explore why organizations decide to outsource. 1. 3D CAD Modeling Creating a Computer-aided design(CAD) model of
Engineering Consultant vs Engineering Partner Firm
When working on fresh and intriguing projects, engineering talents are in high demand. However, selecting the best firm for you can be challenging. Whether you are a manager at a major engineering firm looking to outsource some of the design work to meet a deadline or a first-time inventor, it is critical to select the
What Is The Engineering Design Process?
The engineering design process is an important series of steps that engineers and designers follow to create products, solutions, and processes. The process is used in all of the work that Tresca Design does and we will utilize it while working on your project. The steps of the process are predetermined, however, steps are often
Tresca Design Receives Additional Investment From The Prentice Family Foundation
Buffalo, NY June 16, 2021 – Tresca Design, a world-class engineering firm based in Buffalo, New York, announced today that it has received an additional investment from The Prentice Family Foundation. This funding, together with the Foundation’s investments in 2020, will provide Tresca financial backing as it continues to grow, create jobs and make a
Congratulations to fellow Buffalo start-up, ACV Auctions!
The Tresca Team gives a huge shout-out to local Buffalo start-up, ACV Auctions. On Wednesday of this week (March 24), ACV officially became a publicly traded company with their IPO on NASDAQ. ACV is Buffalo’s first ever unicorn (privately held startup company with a value of over $1 billion.) They’re also the first Buffalo company