A great product represents a successful collaboration between a designer and a manufacturer. Both sides add something important, but it’s their joint efforts and shared investment that ultimately lead to a great product.   The manufacturer wears many hats, but one of the most important is educating designers about the performance and characteristics of key product […] Read more >>
  • February 06, 2018
  • | by Steve Cartier
When we discuss PopFoam with new clients, we like to sit down and get a feel for their expectations — starting with performance and durability requirements. Oftentimes, we’re compared to other foam molding processes, including molded polyurethanes. Most molded PU designs are flexible polyurethane or reaction injection molded (RIM) polyurethane. Each has its benefits, to […] Read more >>
  • January 21, 2018
  • | by Randy Millwood
Inventions are not the products of “Eureka!” moments. In almost every instance, they develop through a slow and systematic process. It starts with prescreening. A great idea isn’t necessarily a great product, and there is no reason to move forward with a invention’s design that the market doesn’t want. Understanding the market conditions, production costs, […] Read more >>
  • January 15, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro
The most successful products are a direct result of solid collaboration. But for such collaboration to work, designers need to grasp the purpose of the intended product and understand the fundamentals of the manufacturing process. As manufactures ourselves, our highest priority is to relay the specifications of the application and then work with designers to understand […] Read more >>
  • January 05, 2018
  • | by Randy Millwood
There are lots of ways to define a “disappointing product.” But there are few things more frustrating than a product’s design that breaks or wears out sooner than you expect. From the consumer’s perspective, the purchase begins to feel like a trick. This is an important fact for product designers to keep in mind. The right […] Read more >>
  • November 08, 2017
  • | by Troy Lewis
Every designer knows that guiding an idea from being a burst of inspiration to being a product on the shelves is a grueling process. Bringing new inventions and ideas to life requires countless trips to the drawing board, endless iterations, lots of setbacks, and at least a few crises of confidence. The fact that product design […] Read more >>
  • October 16, 2017
  • | by Steve Cartier
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