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An Open Letter to Design and Engineering Managers

While Chicago’s Design Engine has earned a reputation for providing customized 3D training for both industrial designers and engineers, we feel it important to articulate why our teaching style is deemed more effective than more conventional standardized training classes and why our program can be more effective at raising the fluency and skill level of your […]

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You Can Now Buy This Unique Electric Scooter

One company seems to believe electric scooters can come in many shapes and sizes. The BOXX e-bike features an unusual shape and a rather small size – measuring up at just 1 meter long – and now what was once only an idea, is currently available for purchase. Despite it’s small size, BOXX claims that users […]

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M3D’s New $500 3D Printer Offers Impressive Features

M3D has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the M3D Pro, an affordable and reliable 3D printer specifically aimed for consumer use. M3D’s first Kickstarter campaign, the M3D Micro 3D Printer, was a big hit and managed to raise about $3.4 million from backers, however the final product didn’t work quite as well as M3D […]

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Dubai’s Latest Luxury Floating Homes Offer a New Level of Privacy

Dutch developer New Living on Water (NLW) has created a new luxury floating home set to be unveiled at Cityscape Global in Dubai. The concept home is based on an “organic” circular design and the current model being presented at Cityscape is slated to cost roughly $11 million. If you can afford the hefty price […]

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Chicago’s Futuristic Cable Car Skyline Project

The “Chicago Skyline,” a proposed project by architecture firms Davis Brody Bond and Marks Barfield, plans to create a network of aerial cable cars to provide visitors with a unique perspective of Chicago. Preliminary designs call for this 17-story high system of cable cars  to connect Navy Pier, the lakefront and the Riverwalk with downtown […]

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Onak Canoe: From Suitcase to Canoe in 10 Minutes

Conventional canoes take up an ample amount of storage space and aren’t very easily transported. The Onak canoe features a pre-folded design that can be easily and quickly converted into a carrying case making traveling and s...
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Google Launches Project Bloks, a Physical Toy System to Teach Kids Coding

Learning to code can be a difficult process that involves sitting in front of a computer screen for hours. To make it more fun and to cater it to children, Google has developed a Lego-like toy system named Project Bloks. This s...
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Phantom 3 Vector Vinyl Wrap Downloads

That’s the lovely Sondra Ellingson acting up as we often do with the Chicago skyline.  Drone Attack! At Design Engine, we dabble with vinyl wraps, as we have an on-staff graphic designer that needs to stay busy. The Ph...
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An Engineer’s Perspective on the Museum of Science and Industry

I’m an engineering student, not an English or Journalism major. But, like my boss and Design Engine owner, Bart, says, “Engineers can do about anything. All they need is practice.” So, here goes a little bit of my writing...
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Rolls-Royce Unveils Its First Driverless Concept Car

A self-driving car with red carpet lighting that rolls out for its passengers – the future of a Rolls-Royce. The Vision Next 100 103EX concept car is designed to give a glimpse into what luxury vehicles might look like in 20 ...
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Google Cofounder’s Secret Flying Car Startup

Zee.Aero, a startup company that has patented designs for “flying cars” is being financed by Google cofounder, Larry Page. While originally started by Ilan Kroo, a professor in Stanford’s Department of Aeronautics and Ast...
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