Thermoplastic sedimentology.

Thermoplastic sedimentology.

I’m pretty sure our work with plastic media will never end. I’ll be 90 years old and still messing with the vagaries of color, cost, shape, density, and size. Though we’ve talked to a lot of sedimentologists, it just now occurred to me that...

We host, build, ship, and design.

We host, build, ship, and design.

We have a lot going on now, and it’s all good. How about some pictures? Greg Wilkerson from SIUC brought a couple of his grad students by this week for a visit. Shipping an Emriver to Minnesota with our friends from Rodeway. A couple of very young researchers...

The water pig squeals; my work published, sort of.

The water pig squeals; my work published, sort of.

Taking a break from my incessant administrative and computer – based tasks, I worked on an old design for a small flume this week. I originally built a prototype last year that was, with some cruelty towards me, nicknamed the “water pig.” With a...

Media research with a microscope.

Media research with a microscope.

Once again we’re doing R&D on plastic media, this time analyzing color for the Emriver Em2 models. This one is tricky because the stuff is post-industrial recycled. We have to keep the cost down, and can’t pick the colors exactly, but must deal with...

Liberally supplied with media.

Liberally supplied with media.

We received over twenty 250-pound drums of plastic media this week. Much of this is the specially ground Em4 material, but quite a bit is the standard Emriver Em2 mix. It’s probably safe to say we are now the world’s largest holder of plastic river model...