Category Archives: RESOURCES

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Rent-a-Build Wants to Rent You a 3D Printer…Delivered to Your Door

3 days ago

Although 3D printer sales have grown exponentially in the past few years, the cost of purchasing a desktop 3D printer hasn’t changed drastically enough for a new generation of ‘non-prosumers’…

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Finally Plan and Finish Those Side Projects with the Goal-Oriented Spark Notebook

1 week ago

Whether it comes down to finally setting up the workspace of your dreams, refreshing your portfolio with side projects, or simply just committing to doing a given task on a…

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New Scott Roberton Book ‘How to Render’ Releasing Friday 11/21

1 month ago

Before the YouTube explosion of self-produced design sketching tutorials, a large amount of the industrial design, concept art and design engineer community learned how to ‘draw through’ and hone their…

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How Much Should You Charge as a Freelance Product Designer? This New Tool Might Help.

1 month ago

If you’re a product designer or engineer, chances are that side projects have come up on occasion and just like any other design discipline that goes into freelance-land, requires some…

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Five Tips for Becoming a Next Generation CAD Designer and Rapid Prototyper

3 months ago

As time goes on, we are quickly seeing an ever-changing job market. Many employers are looking for new designers with additive manufacturing skills in their bag of tricks. Along with…

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Shapeways Introduces ‘Material Torture Tests’ on 3D Printing Materials…How Do The Materials Stack Up?

4 months ago

If you’re familiar with Shapeways, chances are you’ve heard of Shapeways’ Designer Evangelist Duann Scott. The enthusiastic spokesman for the popular on-demand 3D printing service is not only a great…

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Plethora Gives You Instant Quotes to Machine Your SolidWorks or Inventor Parts

4 months ago

There are five things I want after designing a part–a damn part, damn fast. 3D printing was suppose to be the revolutionary technology that made all our manufacturing woes go…

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DIY Weekend Smack 05: Show Your Date How Much You Love Him/Her With a Death Star Vase

5 months ago

Few things go better together than true love and a bag of Quikrete. Well, perhaps we can sit on that one for awhile but in the meantime, this Death Star…

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Get Planked! Here’s a Roundup of the Top Ten Wood Pallet Hacks

5 months ago

As a follow-up to the Tramline Ride showcased last week, we’ve rounded up ten delightful DIY Pallet Hacks to add to your summer project list. Sourcing used (or even new)…