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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
Think about the soft seats on the playground equipment your kids use, the rowing shoes you wear to work out, and even the spa pillow that supports your neck during relaxing baths. In all these cases, you — the end user — have a relationship with the product. That’s where EVA-based injection molded PopFoam really […] Read more >>
  • August 06, 2018
  • | by admin
Oftentimes, finding the right material for your new innovative product can feel like half the battle. It’s difficult to know ahead of time how a specific material will perform in certain applications, especially if you’ve never worked with it before. To make things even more difficult, most designers are working within constraints created by a […] Read more >>
  • March 01, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro
First and foremost, designers think of foam as a functional material. It’s used to fill upholstery, insulate roofs, and package products. But it’s a mistake to think of foam only from this functional perspective. These products, like upholstery or packaging, all utilize open-cell foam — a material sought after because of its disposable nature. Designers […] Read more >>
  • February 22, 2018
  • | by Troy Lewis
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