Stratasys F370 FDM Printer package for sale. This is a complete package of printer, accessory print heads to print PLA, ABS, PC/ABS, ASA, and flexible TPU materials. The machine has been serviced and under constant contract with annual PM completed on schedule. Has been operated in a temperature and humidity controlled environment since new. Package also includes soluble support removal tank and line protection UPS power supply, materials, and current maintenance contract paid from Nov 2022 to Nov 2023. Everything includes works perfectly and is ready to put into service immediately.Continue reading “Stratasys F370 3D Printer for Sale”
Signs of aging – taking inventory of things.
The main Lumenique.com web site has been live since 1997, making it 25 years old. The name itself is another decade older.
While Lumenique has always had its roots in lighting, it took a left turn in the late 1990’s into some automotive interests, as well as a few art moments, while I was engaged with lighting companies doing design or marketing (Visa and Kim). When that period ended it returned to represent my Consulting business starting in 2006, with the addition of artworks created that incorporated light (and some that didn’t, as well as some graphics work, etc.). The transition to art interests was made in 2020, and will continue there for the foreseeable future, with growing content on photography as that work evolves.
I have retired from lighting application, product design, engineering and marketing as of 2020. I enjoyed a great career that spanned 41 years, from lighting application to product design, through marketing. My experiences have included virtually every aspect of the industry, providing me many opportunities to learn and grow. The application of light – placing it in spaces – to creating products that emit it, has been my passion and focus. This included investing in the development of 3D printer uses in lighting products, which culminated with my presentation at Lightfair 2022 on 3D printing in lighting products.
An Organic Career Track
I believe in organic career development. If what you do makes you happy and attracts paying customers – it’s a win. If what you do is enjoyable, but is not creating income, it’s a hobby. If it’s hard work and not completely fulfilling, while producing no revenue – it’s a waste of time. For decades, lighting was both satisfying and attracting customers and employer interest – so I stayed the course. This led to a wonderful exploration of the industry from multiple perspectives that few have experienced. Unfortunately, in contemporary business think, this diversity, entrepreneurship, and length of time in service becomes a liability. Unable to find a good match between my passions in the business with customers or employers, I decided it was time for a change.Continue reading “From Applying Light to Recording It”
A meme running around social media that raises an interesting point about how suppliers address their customers.
When the customer says “Can you do it cheaper?”
While humorous on its surface, it raises a few questions:
The reason the meme is funny…Continue reading “The Strategy of Shaming Customers”
I am actively seeking opportunities to provide products and services in support of those in need of physical product creation or design. I employ a strong sense of the need to keep costs low, while realizing the highest level of craftsmanship in delivered results. I am comfortable working for any size organization, and tailor services to suit requirements. My studio facilities employs the tools of a model shop, which include CAD design, high quality 3D printing (Stratasys F370), manual mill and lathe, woodworking, forging, small glass forming, sheet metal fabrication, finishing, wet paint, and dry powder coating.
My experience spans four decades in the following activities:
- Product, Vehicle, Industrial and Art Photography
- Prototyping and model making
- 3D printing for decorative, art sculpture, and prototype end products
- Lighting application design (retired)
- Lighting product and accessory design and engineering (retired)
- Interior and architectural accessory, display, and furniture design (retired)
- UV cure systems development and prototype building (retired)
- Task light system design and production (retired)
- Trade show display design and build-out (retired)
- Marketing asset creation, Sales Sample kit development (retired)
My Current FocusContinue reading “Seeking Opportunities to Contribute”
I have spent the last many months working on the process of creation in order to allow me to produce more at a more desirable price point for patrons. The result of this considerable effort has been that all of my current works have been re-priced. These are now reflected in the products offered at the Lumenique Studio Store.
Exploration Behind the Curtain
While many artists are rarely concerned about process costs, the ones who manage to survive or make a living at it do. Their is a delicate balance between finding a price that suits customers and managing to cover costs and extract a little to live on – to continue to make new work.Continue reading “Pricing and Artistic Progress”
There are a few folks who are going to hate this post, and I sympathize with them. But, it’s time we stop skirting around what we all know. Lighting needs to be elevated as a profession, and I believe licensure is key to that.
Professional Licensure is a Necessity for Credibility
Architecture, Structural, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering are licensed professionals, as these practices have the potential for causing harm to human occupants, the environment, and their clients. These professions operate under the guidance and direction of code authorities, and best practices, which establish the foundation for safety, security, and asset protection.
General contractors, and most sub contractors are licenced practitioners. All must pass qualifications of time (including apprenticeship) and academic knowledge.Continue reading “It Is Time for Lighting to Become a Licensed Profession”
Art is an exploration of ideas. The operative word here is exploration. This means following paths that are not necessarily well worn, just to see where they lead.
Focus and Development
My collection of sculptural work is a product of developed craftsmanship and process. While many of these have included light sources, my recent works in process do not. Lighted or unlighted, I welcome any opportunity for commissioned work where I can apply the craftsmanship developed over decades toward realizing the desires of customers. This includes art as well as commercial model making.Continue reading “Behind the Scenes – Art is an Exploration”
I generally don’t reveal details from customer projects publically. My approach has always been that it is the choice of the homeowner to expose their homes, not mine. This has left me at a disadvantage in promoting design services, as many projects I have done the most extensive work on are custom homes. I have made a few exceptions over the years, mainly construction process images of details, or projects in which the owners have later given tours of for various reasons.
When a home is put up for sale, the proverbial cat is out of the bag – so I feel it’s fair to share what is being published at that time.Continue reading “Retrospective – A Custom Home”
The Lighting Industry suffers chronically from the ‘Law of the Instrument’ – a form of cognitive bias:
If the only tool you have is a hammer, it is tempting to treat everything as if it were a nail.Abraham Maslow