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The Magic of Pixar and Maya

Last Friday we went on a work field trip to discover the magic behind Pixar Animation Studios through an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. Since we offer classes using Maya software, we wanted to understand Pixar’s relationship with it, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. We […]

Open House Events

Design Engine Open House

We have settled into our new neighborhood, but we haven’t had a chance to throw a get together with food, drinks, and friends yet. So, we will be doing that on July 26! This is a great opportunity to network with those in the design and engineering industry or to ask questions about our services.  If […]

Neocon2018 Events

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 […]

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NeoCon 2008

Walking NeoCon can be exhausting, all 1.2 million feet of it. The crowds, waiting for elevators, 3D forms, and colors can be exciting and after five hours certainly exhausting. Of course you will be meeting new customers while ...
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Transformers: Ratcheting Up Hard Body Surfaces

Transformers required some of the most complex modeling and animation ever attempted at Industrial Light & Magic. When exec producer Steven Spielberg gave the go-ahead to make Transformers (Paramount/DreamWorks, opening Ju...
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Barber Motorcycle Museum

The Barber Motorsports Motorcycle Museum Leeds, AL. When a designer or engineer thinks of a Museum we think of MOMA or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Or perhaps we think of the Museum of Science and Industry? Probably the last...
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