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AFTERBURN: Sustainable Design – Oct 20, 2016, 6-9 PM

Afterburn User Group

AFTERBURN: No more blank stares … Breaking the myths of sustainable design THEME Sustainable Design WHAT Design Engine is hosting our AfterBurn networking event with a discussion in our Chicago studio.  Join us Thursday, October 20th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 120 N. Green Street # 605 – AFTERBURN  = AFTERWORK presentations with friends (and beer). …

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Five Steps to Using Sustainability Data in Design

How and why of using environmental impact data in design Have any of these innovative ideas for products with a strong ‘sustainability’ story crossed your desk lately?  Edible cutlery becoming mainstream just as France is outlawing disposable flatware; shoes that can now be made from carbon emissions or ocean plastic; LEGO  is spending $150m to find a sustainable replacement for their signature …

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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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New, More Affordable 3D Printers In Development

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo new 3D printers are already crossing the price barrier, dropping to prices comparable to consumer-grade printers. One, the M3D Micro, is tagged at $349, and the other, the MOD-t, at $149. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a company called M3D concluded three weeks ago, with more than $3.4 million raised through the sale of …

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AFTERBURN: A Group for Engineers and Industrial Designers In Chicago

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AFTERBURN: A group for Engineers and Industrial Designers in Chicago DESIGN-ENGINE EDUCATION will continue our Afterburn User group meetings held after work on the last Thursday night of each month.  The Afterburn meetups are great way to let like minded designers and engineers to network and enjoy intelligent conversations. Maybe some debates too. These after work meetings can present any of …

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