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Five Ripping Videos That Document the Snowboard Design and Fabrication Process

3 days ago

When it comes to snowboards, the process of getting from sketch to a final ridable design requires more patience-testing steps than most people would probably assume. Between sourcing the base…

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

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

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

7 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’

7 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

7 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

7 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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Frank Howarth’s Process Videos Just Keep Getting Better

2 weeks ago

If you’ve been hanging around the SolidSmack block for awhile, chances are your hands are sticky from drinking too much root beer and your stomach hurts from eating too many…

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Where Science Meets Art: Inside Nike’s High-Tech Product Design Research Lab

2 weeks ago

Considered by many as being one of the most innovative companies, Nike doesn’t just earn that title by chance. Sure, Adidas and New Balance are innovative in their own ways…as…