Trainer InfiniteSkills Releases Rhino 5 Tutorial Series for Product Design

by Chris Johns April 29, 2013

The Canada-based training company InfiniteSkills Inc has developed a 27-hour training video series on the newest version Rhinoceros 3D, the popular NURBS-based design and modeling suite developed by Robert McNeel & Associates. With both a beginner-targeted and more advanced course, the company has launched its two titles individually on DVD-ROM for $99.95 and as a […]

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Looking for a Product Designer?

by Mike Ayre April 11, 2013

In a recent article, BU99 outlined some of the key qualities of particularly productive creative types. We’re inclined to agree with the skills they’ve identified and wanted to share them with you – along with some real life examples where Crucible Industrial Design has demonstrated those skills with incredible results. If you’re looking to outsource a product […]

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New 3D Printing Template Marketplace Attempts to Commoditize 3D printing with the help of Designers and a Growing Printing Network

by Macon Speed March 14, 2013

With 3D printing growing at a rate that is much faster than many people expected, the idea that the consumer market will be greatly impacted very soon by 3D printing isn’t a thought that is too far fetched. With the ability to print in a rage from gold to abs plastic, many consumer goods fall […]

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Measuring Creativity in Design Law: Apple v. Samsung

by IMPRS-CI January 22, 2013

After three days of deliberations last summer, a jury in northern California found Samsung had infringed several of Apple’s design and utility patents, awarding Apple over one billion dollars in damages (Verdict Form #22). Yet the decision is just one small piece of a mosaic of related intellectual property disputes between the tech titans that […]

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TECA Studio Roadtrip

by Dina Guth December 24, 2012

As one of the first UK Design companies to establish ourselves in China the experiences and adventures over the years have been exiting and at times bewildering but always memorable. We first decided to drive ourselves in China after years of scary taxi rides, the crunch came when we were trying to return to Shenzhen […]

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How 3D Scanners Give Engineers Digital Accuracy Across a Range of Different Design Projects

by Doug Thomas December 19, 2012

Project managers overseeing design, prototyping, replicating and reverse engineering projects turn to advanced 3D scanners for the accuracy and usability they need to make their projects a success.  The Konica Minolta RANGE 7 3D laser scanner is an example of an instrument that returns highly accurate measurements in a host of different applications. Using advanced […]

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How to Fund Developing Your Invention

by Ben Inder December 15, 2012
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Sometimes an idea really is just that good, and you simply will not be able to sleep through another night without being able to see it through to its full potential.  However, bringing inventions to life can cost money, you have design costs, finance costs,  you may have to hire people to fulfill certain costs, […]

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If Blackberries Were Apples

by Julian C. Caraulani December 7, 2012

I believe RIM has one of the most valuable brands in its hands, and could have been the Microsoft of smartphones..the model of a leading corporation that has little soul but astronomic income. Long story short, things have changed ,and while clinging for a long time on plastic keys, they struggle to get back into the […]

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Designing with Energy – Time to rethink our material world.

by Rich Gilbert December 3, 2012

There is an elephant in the room and you may be sitting on it. The energy that goes into manufacturing our material world is the largest component of our energy consumption and something designers have a direct impact on. Yet few people understand this embodied energy or actively design with it in mind. This struck […]

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