CEB Press v4 – Flash Mob – Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
We are organizing a Flash Mob of contributors familiar with machine design and/or access to CAE/Finite Element Analysis technology. The Flash Mob will be on Friday August 3, at 3:00 PM C.D.T. and will require a computer with an internet connection. Please contact me at [email protected] if you would like to participate as our digital space is limited and we will respond with specific instruction for participating.
Please view this introduction video
Marshall Hilton P.E. – Production Director
Hello, I am Marshall Hilton and I am currently acting as the Production Director at Factor E Farm. I grew up in St. Louis, MO, and have been in San Franciso for the past 4 years as a professional Mechanical Engineer and a bike mechanic at the Bike Kitchen. In 2011 I bicycled to Oaxaca, Mexico from San Francisco and apprenticed at CACITA building bicycle powered machines. I took an 87 hour Urban Permiculture Design Course at the Urban Permiculture Institute in San Francisco. I have also been volunteering and taking classes in machining, welding and blacksmithing at the Crucible. My Bachelor’s is in Architectural Engineering and I have a Masters in Architecture from Kansas University and am a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California. I have a passion for metal (including Slayer) and machine work and creating a sustainable built environment. I continue to be connected with my employer, Arup, and aim to facilitate their 10,000 engineers, designers and planners around the world supporting the efforts of Open Source Ecology.
My objective while at Factor E Farm is to redesign the Liberator, the Compressed Earth Brick Press, and refine the production process down to the minute so 8 people can fabricate one press in a single day. This will enable the work of 8 people one day per week to yeild $20k/month. I will be designing v4 of the press, while hosting flash mobs and developing graphic instructional material for parallel fabrication of the press. My current contract with OSE is to the end of September.