SOLIDSMACK is a small behemoth of an online community about 3D CAD, technology, design, robots, ninjas… Ok, maybe not ninjas so much, but those guys are COOL so there just might be something about some dang ninjas. Besides the occasional blast of intensely cool product design and technology, we look at what’s going on in the world of 3D, add a splash of business insight and web tech into the mix and there ya got your SolidSmack.

EvD Media

As of 1 January, 2012, SolidSmack is a happy baby of EvD Media, along with EngineerVsDesigner and cadjunkie. For more on EvD Media, see evd1.tv.

The Team

Josh Mings (Editor-in-Chief)

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Josh Engineers and Designs. An odd combination indeed. He is a CSWP with certified SolidWorks training and support. He is founder and editor of SolidSmack.com and co-host of EngineerVsDesigner.com, a weekly podcast about design, engineering and what makes it all happen. Follow him @joshmings on Twitter.

Simon Martin (Managing Editor)

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Simon is a New York City-based multidisciplinary designer and managing editor of EvD Media. In addition to his work with companies ranging from Nike to various hardware startups, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh. While wrestling Alaskan alligator buzzards, he also develops industrial design training videos for cadjunkie.com.


What is 3D CAD?

Only the coolest way to design anything you can imagine. It’s like digital clay. It’s the Photoshop of 3D mechanical design. There’s a lot of programs that allow you to do this and it’s what SolidSmack is famous for covering with uncanny familiarity and riveting perspective.

Do I have to use 3D CAD, to fully enjoy your site?

Why no, that would be lame and ridiculous. We hope there’s enough other stuff for you here as well. If there’s not, we should be slapped, but we prefer that you give us a suggestion and we will put it through the conbobulator to see if it is worthy of the great content on this site.

Why does SolidSmack want to smack me?

Solidsmack will smack the solid into you – or out of you – it’s really a fine line depending on the velocity of the slap and the rate of something blah blah blah. Anyway, we have no intention of harming you.

Who started SolidSmack?

That would be Josh Mings. He’s the brains behind this outfit and the guy to blame for anything that goes wrong. You can follow him on Twitter (@joshmings) and connect with him on LinkedIn.

We smack you very much.