Shariff DMC powerful desktop CNC machine hits Kickstarter

Shariff has created a new affordable yet powerful desktop CNC machine aptly named the Shariff DMC1 which is launched via Kickstarter this week to raise the required funds needed to make the jump from prototypes to production. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the desktop CNC machine, capable of machining the toughest materials and metals to industry-standard tolerances. The Shariff DMC1 is a powerful 3-axis desktop CNC milling machine, designed with one goal in mind, t”o bring you the core capabilities of a job shop industrial CNC machine in a smaller, affordable and just as accurate form” says Shariff. Thanks to its robust steel construction and dual ball nut driven axe the Shariff DMC1 CNC machine offers accuracy and power for under $3,000. “The DMC1’s cutting capabilities are almost unlimited. It’s not an engraving machine or a router. We’ve packed a 1500 watt (2 horsepower) precision variable frequency driven spindle, so that you can cut aluminum, steel, stainless, or even titanium… Basically anything you have a suitable end mill for. The spindle has both the torque and speed to accommodate different cutting requirements for maximum efficiency in any m...

Dalai Lama Fellows Assembly coming to Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Next week, the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia will host young leaders from nearly two dozen countries as part of an annual event. More than 40 people from 22 countries will participate in the event, which is part of a one-year fellowship that integrates contemplation and social-emotional skills with leadership and social change projects. Some of the projects they will be working on include efforts to address gender equity in Nigeria, indigenous rights in Colombia and youth empowerment in India. “The Contemplative Leadership Assembly gives young leaders the opportunity to connect deeply with themselves and others who are similarly compelled to contribute to profound social change,” said Dalai Lama Fellow Associate Director Anthony De Mauro. “The fellows come from all parts of the world and walks of life, with different faiths, beliefs, perspectives, and histories. It’s this diversity, along with several key components of the assembly that make it so powerful and distinguish it from traditional leadership seminars.” This is the second year the center at UVA will host the assembly....