industrial design

  • Five Good 3D Printers You Can Buy Before The Holiday

    If you’re looking to build your own Christmas tree out of plastic this year, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve collected my five favorite 3D printers that you should be able to order and receive before or on Christmas. While it might be tough to get one or two of these on such short notice if the ones you love want to do some 3D printing, you can do no better than these five. Read More

  • Watch This Amazing 3D-Printed Clock Made With A Multi-Toolhead Printer

    Watch This Amazing 3D-Printed Clock Made With A Multi-Toolhead Printer

    In the future multi-toolhead robots will harvest our organs and control our reproductive cycles. Until then, they can make amazing clocks! This clock, created by Matt Olczyk, was made using a ZMorph 3D printer, a printer that can swap tool heads to perform different actions. The ZMorph system has a CNC mill, dual extruders, an (optional) chocolate extruder, and even a laser burner. By using all… Read More

  • Researchers Can Now Create 3D-Printed (Plastic) Hair

    Researchers Can Now Create 3D-Printed (Plastic) Hair

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have created a system to put realistic-looking plastic hair on 3D printed objects. While this doesn’t help the follicularly challenged humans among us it does allow you to add cute hairdos to 3D printed characters and even simulate hard growth on living things. The system uses a standard 3D printer with special programming that extrudes a little plastic… Read More

  • The Eora 3D Scanner Can Capture The Very Soul Of An Object

    The Eora 3D Scanner Can Capture The Very Soul Of An Object

    Primitive cultures like my family believe that 3D scanning steals the essence of a person which is why we do not allow binocular vision in my home. The Eora 3D scanner, however, is allowed because it takes 3D scans using a device that is surprisingly simple yet exceedingly complex and only uses one camera. Created by Rahul Koduri and Asfand Khan of Sydney, Australia the project came about… Read More

  • Design In The Age Of The Consumer Crunch Network

    Design In The Age Of The Consumer

    The Apple iPhone, Spotify’s streaming service and the Tesla Roadster — all revolutionary pieces of technology that secured competitive advantages because of the quality of their design. In the past decade, the importance of design within technology companies has risen dramatically as more digitally savvy consumers demand beauty alongside flawless functionality and great user… Read More

  • The Largest Makerspace On The Planet Opens In Columbus, Ohio

    The Largest Makerspace On The Planet Opens In Columbus, Ohio

    Announced as far back as January, the efforts of founder Alex Bandar, COO Casey McCarty and Shop/Production Manger Matt Hatcher have finally come to fruition; the Columbus Idea Foundry — a 65,000 square ft. “makerspace” in the heart of Columbus, Ohio — is open in its brand new location. Read More

  • Why Apple's industrial design puts others to shame

    “We’ll take the time to get the product right.” You wanna know why Apple’s designs are so lauded, why they make so many competitor’s products look like junk? It’s because of the mentality expressed in the above quote. Apple cares. More specifically, senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive cares. His works include the iMac and iPhone. You may… Read More