Category Archives: RESOURCES

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

7 days 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.

2 weeks 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

2 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?

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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)…

MCAD Forums: Surface a Skateboard Deck in SolidWorks

4 months ago

We’re workin’ on something pretty smokin’ for The Smack this week, and in the process we put together a quick tutorial. Check it out on MCADForums. While you’re there, consider posting a question or something so we can make fun of it help out. Have fun kids.

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DIY Weekend Smack 04: Protect Your Desk From Pesky Co-Workers With This Nerf Sentry Gun

4 months ago

Office warfare can come in many forms. For some it involves competitive games of ping pong or foosball…for others it involves spitballs and the occasional foam dart. Perhaps you even…