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The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 51

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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 DIY 3D printed vinyl cutterhead project…

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Friday Smackdown: Candy Laden Furballs

3 days ago

When you’ve thrown all the plates and have begun tossing furballs laden with gum and colorful candies, you shouldn’t be surprised if they come flying back at you. For the…

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Learn the Workflow of Scanning an Object with Your iPhone and Manipulating It in SolidWorks

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For anybody who’s been wanting to get the most out of their 3D scanner or smartphone 3D scanning app, the new MODO for Repotology series from industrial design training site…

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The Genius Behind The SLIM Lamp – Graffiti And Urban Design

3 days ago

We can’t fault Seth Manlove for being unsatisfied with the kind of lamps we find in the marketplace these days. While innovation in some like Slow Wood’s Teca Lamp is…

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GIY Kit Allows You to Use Mushroom Material for Fabricating Product Designs

3 days ago

Earlier this year, MoMA’s PS1—a satellite extension of the Museum of Modern Art—was home to the Hy-Fi, a cutting-edge structure made out of mushroom material. The entirely compostable structure was…

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Jacob O’Neal’s Animagraffs Beautifully Explain Engineering Principles

3 days ago

Before the ‘How it Works’ Discovery Channel and YouTube explosion, Neil Ardley and David Macaulay’s The Way Things Work book was oftentimes the go-to source for satisfying the natural itch…

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Get that Warm Vinyl Sound with this DIY Record Cutterhead

3 days ago

They say vinyl produces the best sounding reproduction of music. It’s a big debate that seems to run in circles again and again. Get it? Well we can settle one question…

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#ConfessionThursday: Dassault Mainly Sells To Ewoks

4 days ago

On a Thursday in December, the truth finally comes out and we learn more about the the target demographic and messaging for large, 3D software development companies. According to Aurèlien…

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10 Last-Minute Gifts for Product Designers and Engineers

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Unless you have your holiday shopping down to a ‘T’, chances are there are still some purchases needing your attention as we head into Christmas next week. Thankfully, Amazon has…

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SolidSmack Radio | Los Exploding Parts

6 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….