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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

The All-In-One 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC Machine

In the ever changing world of 3D printers, it can be hard for a company to set itself apart from the competition. Snapmaker plans to do just that with its Kickstarter campaign for its extremely reliable and durable 3D printer featuring an all-metal design that can be converted in a laser engraver or CNC machine […]

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Volkswagen’s Sedric, The Self-Driving Lounge on Wheels

Imagining a world dominated by self-driving vehicles is something many automobile companies have taken part in. Volkswagen (VW) recently released their newest autonomous concept car, which they have aptly named Sedric – as in self-driving car. Sedric is VW’s first concept car created for level 5 autonomous driving. Meaning VW imagines Sedric as a fully […]

Industry News

Uber for the Sky: Drone Taxis Set to Fly in Dubai This Summer

It would be another world’s first for the city of Dubai – autonomous taxi drones are set to take flight this summer. Emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed plans for the Chinese-made EHang 184 drone to carry passengers to their destination without the need for a pilot.  While it may seem many years away, RTA […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

High-Tech Compost, Zera, Turns Food Waste Into Fertilizer in 24 hours

While most traditional food composts are made to be kept outside, the Zera designed by Whirlpool’s WLabs, is an attractive indoor food recycler. As part of an Indiegogo campaign, the company claims the Zera can convert a week’s worth of food waste into homemade ready-to-use fertilizer in just 24 hours. According to Whirlpool, the average […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Toyota Thinks We Should Be Emotionally Connected to Our Future Cars

Toyota believes vehicles of the future should be built with the philosophy of “kinetic warmth,” the belief that mobile technology should foster an emotional connection with the user and should be warm, welcoming and most importantly, fun. For this, Toyota’s CALTY Design Research team designed the Concept-i, an autonomous vehicle with onboard AI Agent “Yui” […]

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Design House – Revitalizing Chicago’s manufacturing prowess, one company at a time.

Two years ago, we wrote about a new development in Chicago design called Design House.  What have they been up to since then? A quick refresh on the Design House concept and mission:  the organization seeks to help revitalize...
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Floating Plaza Proposed for Florida’s Waterfront

Architecture office Carlo Ratti Associati has proposed a floating plaza that uses submarine technology for West Palm Beach’s Currie Park in Florida. The project, once completed, would include an organic restaurant with it...
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The $79 Device for Controlling Your Devices with Just Hand Gestures

In a world filled with touchscreens, Bixi is the device determined to make gesture controls the new way to interact with our technology. Bixi is a hexagon-shaped device that brings wireless gesture control to smartphones, table...
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The Future of Materials

In our last post about sustainability in design we talked about how to use tools already in your design toolbox (i.e. CAD software) to quantify the environmental and social impacts of your designs. So now you have clear goals a...
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Creo Training Class

Creo Training Class Course Duration: 40 Hours Tuition: $2,800 USD or contact Design Engine at 312.226.8339 for an onsite estimate. This cost includes 3 months access to the Design-Engine Training Delivery System and a lifetime...
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Solidworks Surfacing Training Class Week One

Week Long Solidworks Surfacing Training Class Course Duration: 40 hour course Next Course: Week of October 31st 2016 Tuition: $2,500 US Solidworks Surfacing Class Overview: Learning Solidworks Surfacing is a must in this comp...
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