Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee, and get comfortable with this week’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.

The Weekend Reader features a handful of the most interesting articles featured on the ‘Smack over the past week ranging from tips and tricks to inspirational designs, processes, and more. So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.

Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.

How Swissomation Delivers Precision Manufacturing Using Fusion 360

I’m not sure what you think when you hear the term ‘precision manufacturing’ but when I saw the 7+ axis micro-machining capabilities of Swissomation, I was completely floored. They take precision to the ultimate level.

Coreform Uses Exact Geometry (Not A Mesh) to Bring You Next-Gen FEA

Remember when you had to create a mesh of your model to run any sort of simulation? If Coreform has their way, that question may not seem so strange in a future with the old ways of FEA archived alongside fidget spinners and smartphones. It’s a new take on geometry analysis and the team behind it makes the possibilities even more convincing.

This Modular Furniture System is a Nod to ‘The Universal Brick Making Machine’

While not feasible for every product out there, ceramic materials are one of the few natural materials available to us that can be formed into just about anything. Best of all, it’s a sustainable and cheap material to work with.

6 Exploded Product Animation Examples (And Why We Love Them So Much)

People love seeing how things work, and through that, they see the value in what they are paying for… you’re reminding your audience that you aren’t buying a simple piece of plastic, but rather, something much more valuable.

These Skateboarders Figured Out How to Ride Cobblestone Streets Via Tram Tracks

Faced with rough cobblestone streets instead of smooth and paved roads, these creative skaters created a workaround by modding their boards to fit the tram tracks embedded within the cobblestone streets…effectively providing an ultimate smooth ride.

Odd Camera Design Shows Power of Personal 3D Printing

The camera project in question was undertaken by Paul Kohlhaussen, a photographer and designer based in London. Kohlhauseen, like some professionals, has an affinity for the older film approach to photography, over the current trend in digital.