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Neocon 2018

NeoCon Interior Design Showcase Neocon is an annual furniture design showcase held at the Merchandise Mart in Downtown Chicago. This year, Design Engine went to cover the 50th installment of the most important event of the year for the commercial furniture design industry. The world’s leading furniture designers come to showcase their incredibly talented work […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Daniel Streng and IDEE

Daniel Streng is a designer of furniture. He is quite knowledgeable about design and marketing strategies and sometimes uses these strategies to reach potential clients. For some years now he has worked with IDEE, a Japanese furniture company. I had the chance to interview him and in this article I’ll introduce IDEE and Daniel Streng’s […]

Creo Workshops

Die-Casting — an Overview

(Above image courtesy of Metal Technologies) Die Casting Die Casting is a process in which molten metal is forced under high pressure into a mold cavity. The molten metal is is forced into a split metal die. Certain metals are cast in a “hot-chamber” die-casting machine, and others in a “cold-chamber” machine. Metals with melting […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Sketching — Another Way for Engineers to Communicate Ideas

                    Engineers need to possess many skills, most of which being technical, however, especially for engineering design, creativity is also required. In order to innovate, creativity is essential.    Visual thinking and the Generation of ideas  Visual thinking is key in creativity and design. What is […]

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“The Future of Work is Learning” – Heather McGowan

Automation and Artificial Intelligence are words that are used interchangeably but are very different. Automation is defined as “automatically controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human labor” (Merriam Webster) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)  is the ability of machines that can mimic intelligent human […]

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Design For Humanity Part One: The Solar Powered LED Lamp

Over the past several years there has been increasing awareness about how certain simple often taken for granted in the developed world products or devices can greatly impact the quality of life in the less developed parts of t...
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Next Generation Survival Suit

By: Bob Duncan A little history first…. As a pilot for Alaska Airlines, I have always been amazed by the fortitude of Alaskan fisherman. For three years I flew into Dutch Harbor; to say that it is a challenging airport to lan...
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What Does It Take to Race In A Rally Race Like This?

Lake Superior Performance Rally, the Oldest, Toughest and Meanest Rally on the Rally Circuit is based in Houghton, Michigan and happens every year in October. Design Engine being very interested in any form of racing decided to...
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Oakley Launches Goggles with GPS, Bluetooth, Text Messaging, Jump Analytics, and More

Oakley has just rolled out what might be the goggles to rule all goggles. The technology-packed AirWave snow goggles have GPS, jump analytics, caller-id, text messaging, Bluetooth, and music controls, all available from a heads...
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Chicago Pro/Engineer User Afterburn: Modifiability Between Creo 2.0 and SolidWorks 2012

Design-Engine’s Chicago Pro/Engineer User Afterburn: Modifiability between Creo 2.0 and SolidWorks 2012: How robust is your modeler? What Design-Engine hosted another monthly Chicago Pro/Engineer User Afterburn on Tuesday...
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Cannondale’s CERV Bike Dynamically Adjusts to Changing Terrain

The curved drop handlebars long found on racing bicycles are pretty nifty, right? If you want to get down low to reduce your wind resistance you grab hold of the lower part, and if you’re climbing a hill and need to get a bit...
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