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We Got Up Close and Personal With Local Motors’ 3D Printed Car

13 hours ago

Earlier this week, SolidSmack reported on Local Motors’ latest project, the Strati. Having began with a crowdsourced design competition, the Strati is a single-print 3D printed electric car that is…

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SolidWorks Hump Day Tips 04: Methods for Fine-Tuning Splines

1 day ago

The ‘Hump Day Hot Tips’ series from our industrial design training site cadjunkie has been off to a great start after three weeks of looking at splines in SolidWorks. This…

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Stupefying ButterUp Knife Cuts Like A Dream (Interview)

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We all have lived through those excruciatingly painful moments when a knob of cold, hard butter refused to spread easily on a slice of bread. Whose fault is it –…

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Stratasys Acquires GrabCAD to Further Accelerate Collaboration and Adoption of 3D Printing

3 days ago

We’ve been known to like GrabCAD a whole lot here on SolidSmack. While the list of reasons ‘why’ is quite long, we can sum it up by saying that similar…

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SolidSmack Radio | Jelly Doughnut Face-Smash in B Minor

3 days ago

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

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Artist Roxy Paine Builds Entire Airport Security Checkpoint…Out of Wood

3 days ago

Previously, SolidSmack reported on Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud and his commitment to carving one spoon per day for a full year. While carving 365 entirely unique wooden spoon designs…

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Behind the Scenes at McLaren: When a Factory Becomes an ‘Operational Theater’

3 days ago

When it comes to manufacturing supercars, keeping every last detail in the manufacturing process organized beyond the levels of normal human brain capacity is of the utmost importance in order…

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Local Motors Takes Their Single-Print 3D Printed Car for a Test Drive

3 days ago

Whether or not 3D printing an actual car makes absolute sense, somebody had to be the first do it properly. Naturally, that would be Local Motors, the crowdsourced automotive design…

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Behind the Design: The (Re)Making of an Already-Successful Quirky Product

3 days ago

Along with other Quirky hits such as the more recent Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner, the Pivot Power falls in line with one of Quirky’s well-positioned design strategies: make existing…

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SolidSmack Radio | Jelly Doughnut Face-Smash in B Minor

3 days ago

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