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Undercuts are like the forbidden fruit of product design. They’re incredibly enticing, especially for young design students who are eager to create esoteric shapes. I specifically remember the first time I learned about undercuts back in design school. It seemed that every cool shape I wanted to create had an undercut. However, I was told that […] Read more >>
  • November 27, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro
You’ve Come to the Right Place If… …You are looking for a material that, when appropriately understood and utilized, can be the durable foundation of your product, design, and business. Greetings designers, visionaries, and entrepreneurs, My name is Tim Jahnigen, and as the inventor of the One World Futbol and Co-founder of the One World […] Read more >>
  • October 04, 2018
  • | by Tim Jahnigen
Most designers are fully aware of the important role that material plays in their design, but many overlook the need for — or the potential of — using multiple materials when a design is particularly complex. Bringing in another material can complement a design’s primary ingredient. Designing products with injection molded foam offers an easy […] Read more >>
  • April 12, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro
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
When potential customers come to us looking for a design partner to bring their ideas to life, they usually have two main concerns: consistency in part size and shape and the delivery schedule. But more recently, we’ve seen an interest in material traceability.It makes sense: Designers want to ensure the products they’re bringing to market […] Read more >>
  • October 06, 2017
  • | by Randy Millwood
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