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Watch Professional Blacksmith Torbjörn Åhman Forge a Pair of Fireplace Tongs from Scratch

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Although a majority of people may be more interested in analyzing the construction details of the latest iPhone design rather than something that came out of a blacksmith’s workshop, blacksmithing…

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Meet the Maker | How Independent Designers are Disrupting the Manufacturing Status Quo

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I want to introduce you to someone. Let’s call this person Gary. Gary works nights and weekends in a garage on a project based on the same technology you work…

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Size Does Matter | Jon Almeda’s Incredible Small Scale Pottery

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As if throwing a ceramic vase, bowl or tea kettle on a wheel doesn’t already demand enough skill and patience with your hands, one can only imagine the amount of…

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FormLabs Announces Their Toughest Resin Yet

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Considered by many to be among the best desktop 3D printers for creating high resolution parts, the SLA-based Form 1+ from FormLabs is also unique in that it is capable…

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UMake is The Freeform 3D Sketching App You’ve Always Wanted

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Some would say sketching is severely limited in most 3D design software. Some wouldn’t even call it sketching, but more a fork jab into the gum-line process of tediously picking…

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The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 27.15

4 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 toy dinosaur get made from scratch…

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Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff: Week 27.15

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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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Sony Launches Their Own Crowdfunding Platform to Test Concept Products

6 days ago

As more small and medium-sized businesses continue to find success – both financially and in terms of testing a market – using crowdfunding methods, it would only seem natural that…

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Creative Technologist Blair Neal Releases App for Converting Songs into 3D Models

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Although using the visual data from sound waves to create a number of designs – both 3D and 2D – isn’t necessarily a new concept, the clickity-clack process of gathering…

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SolidSmack Radio | Extrude and Be Boss Pt. II

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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….