Category Archives: RESOURCES

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Going Old-School: Learn How to Render with Pastels in New Scott Robertson Video

22 hours ago

Last time we checked in with master design sketcher (and even-better sketching instructor) Scott Robertson, he was releasing his second interactive design tutorial book How to Render. The book, which…

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DIY Weekend Smack: 3D Printed Pebble Smartwatch Charger

4 weeks ago

Since raising over $10 million USD on Kickstarter in May of 2012, the Pebble E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android (AKA Pebble Smartwatch) has gone on to be one of…

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months 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

4 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?

5 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

6 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…