Category Archives: CULTURE

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The New Art of Getting Made: The DIY Inventor and the Desktop Revolution

6 days ago

I get asked the question, “How do I become an inventor?” – a lot. I think people ask me that because I’ve been turning ideas into physical objects for the…

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SolidSmack Sessions | Interview with Braun Global Design Director Oliver Grabes

7 days ago

Among others who have had a profound influence on the history of industrial design, Dieter Rams is among the most prolific designers whose opinion is still sought after today. The…

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New 3D Printing Service Print a Thing Takes on Shapeways and 3D Hubs (Interview)

7 days ago

As interest in consumer-based 3D printing continues to grow, many new users are still finding themselves on the fence about actually purchasing a desktop 3D printer or using any number…

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The Layered Generation: A Brief Look at 3D Print Week New York

1 week ago

Without surprise, this year’s annual NYC 3D printing extravaganza has been the biggest, ever. After starting from humble roots with just a few tables and a sparse speaker offering less…

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How to Convince Your Company to (Finally) Get on the 3D Printer Ownership Bandwagon

2 weeks ago

The 3D printer; an expression, a symbol, a icon. I got on board the additive manufacturing awesomeness express 12 years ago and the ride just keeps getting better. Wonder why…

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Once a Designer Always a Designer…Even at 91-Years Old

3 weeks ago

In an industry dominated by the young, 91yr old Barbara Beskind is breaking the glass age-ceiling, and now works as a designer for IDEO, where according to the Wall Street…

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The 100 Day Project. It’s All About the Process.

3 weeks ago

Remember when you use to make things? Potholders, paintings, LEGO creatures, messes? You need to get back to that, and  The 100 Day Project may just be the kick in the…

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Optimizing the Design Process: When to Design Fast and Loose Versus by the Book

3 weeks ago

We live in a world full of amazing design software and hi-tech automated machines. These “tools” are designed to reduce design cycle times and leverage productivity. Companies spend a lot…

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Dragon Innovation Unveils “Seal of Approval” Program for Hardware Crowdfunding Campaigns

3 weeks ago

While it’s common knowledge that crowdfunding has changed how products are brought to market, the process of going from grassroots Kickstarter campaign to viral success has also introduced entirely new…