Category Archives: FAB

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GE is Crowdsourcing Home Appliance Designs Like Local Motors Does for Cars

2 days ago

Having worked out considerably well for Local Motors, the crowdsourced design business model is certainly something on the radar of companies in other industries. The approach not only stirs up…

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Behind the Design: Neon Distributors’ Handcrafted Neon Sign Process

3 days ago

If you’re going to be in Portland, Oregon this next week, be sure to add Design Week Portland to your list of things to do. The annual October event features…

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Behind the Scenes at the “One Man, One Engine” Mercedes-AMG Manufacturing Plant

3 days ago

Founded by three former Mercedes engineers in 1967, AMG was created as a way for Mercedes-Benz to experiment with new technologies in the automotive racing world before passing those technologies…

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The XFAB 3D Printer from DWS Lab Offers Multiple Material Options on Your Desktop

6 days ago

As we all know, not all 3D printers are equal when it comes to the printing materials. Depending on the fabrication process, 3D printers can use any number of materials…

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Netflix Premieres Their ‘Print the Legend’ 3D Printing Documentary Today

6 days ago

Earlier this year SolidSmack reported on ‘Print the Legend’, a feature-length documentary that focused on the 3D printing revolution and what has become of it. Starting today, the film will…

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‘Project Silkworm’ Translates Rhino and Grasshopper Geometry Into G-Code for 3D Printing

1 week ago

3D printers rely on the input of G-code to print CAD-based models layer by painstaking layer over what seems an inordinate period of time. These slicer apps are inherently ‘non-customizable,’…

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Five Ripping Videos That Document the Snowboard Design and Fabrication Process

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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…