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The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 31.15

2 days ago

Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader. This week we saw everything from a profile on why the laser cutter…

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Friday Smackdown: Hair Bubbles

2 days ago

The bubbles rose in front of our faces, nearly lifting us off the plateau along with the wee furry beasts from whence the bubbles exploded out of their neck hairs,…

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Sugru’s Head of R&D Explains the Process of Casting Objects Using Sugru Molds

2 days ago

As the Head of Research & Development at Sugru, UK design engineer Jude Pullen has undoubtedly spent more time kneading the ‘moldable glue’ than most of us – and thanks…

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The ‘Print to Build’ 3D Printed Joint Collection Explores the Future of Rapid Manufacturing

2 days ago

Although manufactured toy construction sets – such as Tinkertoy – have been in existence for over a century now, it wasn’t until the desktop fabrication revolution a few years ago…

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Watch Custom Knife Maker Trollsky Transform a Busted Old Wrench Into a Knife

2 days ago

Having made knives from everything from an old Jeep spring to a railroad spike, custom knife craftsperson Trollsky has proven time and time again that he can upcycle just about…

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3D Hubs Co-Founder Brian Garret Discusses the Company’s 20,000th 3D Printer Milestone

3 days ago

Since it was founded in Amsterdam in 2013 by co-founders Brian Garret and Bram de Zwart, 3D Hubs has grown into the largest network of 3D printers with over 15,000…

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The Arc Wall Light Uses Tesla Coils to Wirelessly Power LED Lights

3 days ago

When it comes to interior lighting options, few designs ever openly encourage users to actually interact with light bulbs beyond placing them in a socket – however the Arc Wall…

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Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff: Week 31.15

3 days ago

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This…

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Keim Turns to Vacuum Laminating to Develop a High-Strength Hollow Wood Bike Frame

4 days ago

When it comes to bicycle frame design, the decision to use a light-colored wood such as white ash isn’t always a feasible design decision – but who the heck needs…

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SolidSmack Radio | The Milled Ends

5 days ago

This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new playlist of face-melting great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days….