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Common Product Design Software

How much do I have to learn about common product design software? In reality, as with many topics in the physical product business, the more you learn the better.  You should know enough about using the software to be able to have an intelligent conversation with your designer about the models. However, you definitely do […]

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Question Answered: Why is SolidWorks preferred over AutoCAD for 3D Design?

Question: Why is SolidWorks preferred over AutoCAD for 3D Design?   Answer: AutoCAD is normally associated with 2D drawings (manufacturing, architecture, electrical schematics, piping diagrams, etc.)  But newer versions of AutoCAD do have 3D capabilities. AutoCAD is the industry preferred solution for these 2 dimensional tasks and is the most capable of the programs out there. […]

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Sugru – Advanced Material for Creating Prototypes

Sugru: Great for Prototyping and mock-ups Sugru is a material that I recently found and it appears to be a great one to pick up for prototyping. Though you could form your entire product from this stuff, that may not be the best approach. The easiest way to describe this stuff is to copt and […]

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Product Example: Supercharged V12 Espresso Machine

Automotive Inspired Coffee Machine by Espresso Veloce A very quick post today on a great design forwarded on to me by a colleague: A Supercharged V12 Espresso Machine. This is a highly designed (or is that highly engineered?) espresso maker in the form of a 12-cylinder automotive engine.  Old school fuel injection and all. Now […]

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Product Design Approach

Product Design – Turning your idea into a functioning design. It is now time for some product design since you have defined your idea, determined the benefits that it will present to your customers, as possibly even sketched out some ideas on a napkin or back of an envelope. Going through the product design process […]

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Product Design Process – Initial Glimpse

Here is your first glimpse at the product design process steps required to move a physical product from the idea stage to being a real item for sale. The length of time it takes for you to run through this precess really depends on the amount of time you can devote to this project every […]

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