Category Archives: FAB

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Five Ripping Videos That Document the Snowboard Design and Fabrication Process

4 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

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

1 week 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’

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

1 week 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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Stereolithogrphy down to 1/10 of a micron – Old World Laboratories’ Nano 3D printer

3 weeks ago

Most desktop 3D printers used by hobbyists, such as RepRap and MakerBot, manufacture objects using the ABS ‘extrusion’ method, which is great for producing objects at resolutions at 100 microns…

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Working Iteratively?: Norwegian Designer is Making a New Wooden Spoon Design Each Day For a Year

3 weeks ago

In an effort to show how many forms are possible for a single, simple wooden spoon design, Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud has committed to carving one spoon per day…

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Watch These Master Blacksmiths Design and Fabricate ‘Captain America’s Throwing Shields’

4 weeks ago

When it comes to superheroes, their weapons of choice are almost just as iconic as the heroes themselves. Superman has his superpowers, Batman has his Batarangs, Iron Man has his…