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  • This is Better than Foam

      We’ve been using a specially developed cellular elastomeric material in all our OESH shoe soles for several years now. And now we’re 3D printing that material into our Athena sandals. The material is much more expensive than traditional foam used in shoes soles. Moreover, the process to make shoe soles with this material is much more complex. There was a research article in the […]

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  • STEP AHEAD – Women manufacturers rock

      It would seem that the “STEP Ahead” Award that I got last week, along with 129 other amazing women, would have something to do with making shoes. Well, it does, but not in the way that you think. STEP stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Production” and last week, we were each awarded the 2016 STEP […]

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  • It’s all “foot” business in Charlottesville

    If you are a lover of business news, we have one for you, oh and what a nice piece!  Featured in  the Charlottesville Daily Progress Business Journal, you can read the full article by clicking the link below. . Thank you so much Allison Wrabel for telling our OESH story!

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  • STEP Ahead – Women in Manufacturing

    Dr. Kerrigan is being honored by the Manufacturing Institute with a 2016 STEP Ahead award. The Manufacturing Institute launched the STEP Ahead initiative in 2012 to celebrate women in the manufacturing industry that are making a difference through advocacy, mentorship, engagement, promotion, and leadership. The STEP Ahead Awards highlight the achievements of real women in […]

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  • OESH Charlottesville receives some political love

    The OESH Factory is located in an industrial area of Charlottesville, Virginia. Unlike many cities that have substantial issues in managing heavy volumes of industrial waste, for the most part, Charlottesville’s urban economic area is vibrant without being overtly grimy. We’ve always felt fortunate to be embedded in our community as OESH grows–it’s great to […]

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  • OESH’s Dr. Kerrigan Featured in ‘How to Become a Product Designer’

    Autodesk–the world’s leader in 3D Design, Engineering, Architectural, and Entertainment software–today published this wonderful article by Matt Alderton about OESH. This feature appears in the “Success Stories” tab of their Line//Shape//Space online magazine, entitled How to Become a Product Designer OESH has had several excellent articles written about our unique successes, but today’s  might be […]

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  • Where Building Construction Meets Shoe Fabrication

    This past week we were recognized by Autodesk in one of their fabrication blogs. Autodesk’s Reality Computing blog entitled Where Building Construction Meets Shoe Fabrication highlighted the recent collaboration between OESH and Melissa Goldman’s The World is Flat class at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture (previous post here). For those unfamiliar with Autodesk, they are a software company […]

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  • Newest Member of OESH Family

    Hello extended OESH family! My name is Sarah and I am the newest member of OESH. This past December I graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Virginia and have been with OESH since. I’ve always been interested in making, and in the years between undergraduate (BS in Architecture, University of Illinois) and […]

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  • OESH is Inventor Connection’s “Innovator of the Month”

    In recognition of “pushing the boundaries of design and innovating in the industry,” I’m featured today in an article in Inventor Connections entitled “Fusion 360 Enables OESH to Take a Fresh Approach to Shoe Design.” Cool beans. To access it, you need to register to become a member of here. However, if you are not into all things CAD (computer […]

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  • The Juiciest Scientific Article I’ve Ever Written

    The National Library of Medicine is the best resource to find out what scientific articles a certain individual has ever published. For example, to see what I've published, you type in my last name, Kerrigan, followed by my initials, dc, and up will pop a list of most every peer-reviewed scientific article I've ever published, including [...] Continue Reading