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This is some fantastically up-close footage of a Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series being assembled. The quarter-of-a-million-dollar car is assembled largely by hand with machine assistance, and it's fun watching the various parts come together, and seeing anal touches like the testing guy checking the hood tolerance with a
Brian Way is a cabinet and millwork installer in Connecticut who specializes in commercial projects. The work is frequently spread out over large areas—as it was on the hospital project that inspired him to hack his miter saw stand. The crew was installing trim in long corridors and faced the
Quartz has got a great article up called "There's a trillion-dollar global black market for fake 'designer' chairs." Anyone interested in the problem of design piracy, and how to combat it, should give it a full read. (Kartell, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen, Knoll, Carl Hansen & Søn / Graphic
Cabin is the latest release by DesignByThem founders Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis—otherwise known as GibsonKarlo. The new collection of armchairs, lounges, ottomans and booth style structures utilize a series of upholstered log modules, exploring geometric forms to create playful and personable pieces for the office or home. The inspiration
We're always thrilled to see, for one, how active the Core77 discussion boards can get and secondly, how creative and insightful some of the conversations going on can truly be. There are also always great sketches and challenges to get inspiration from, which is precisely what arose a couple weeks
Children who visit The Warther Museum in Dover, Ohio each get a special gift on their way out: A working pair of wooden pliers, carved from a single block of basswood. The gift is appropriate since the museum houses the work of Ernest "Mooney" Warther, an American master woodcarver.
We all know flexible LED screens are possible, and that someone will eventually come out with a folding smartphone/tablet. The question is, who? Apple? The newly-resurgent, design-focused Microsoft? Judging by the video below, it looks like it may be none other than Lenovo. Take a look at the prototype they
The responsibility of the CAD sculptor lies in translating and defining the design intent of the industrial designer using the CAD software while working with mechanical engineering, manufacturing and tooling requirements. 3D CAD data is used to develop product concepts, detailed appearance models, and renderings as well as production level surfaces used for engineering and tooling.
Over thousands of years, the building science of timber framing developed independently in both Northern Europe and China. But one big difference between the regions is that China, by virtue of its size and geological traits, is prone to devastating earthquakes. Ancient Chinese builders thus needed a way to create
We receive a lot of questions about how to reduce the cost of 3D printing. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure your model fits on a smaller build bed to ensure the fastest build time on the cheapest machine available to produce your part. In
[Mild spoilers ahead.] We've once again gone through last night's "Game of Thrones," lightening shots to catch invisible details. The show is broadcast to be so visually dark that it's often impossible to see what's happening on-screen. As an example, when Euron Greyjoy's ship finally shows up, what I
We've seen "car vending machines" before in the U.S. and China, but now a dealership in moneyed Singapore has one-upped both of them. Autobahn Motors, which sells Porsches, Bentleys, Ferraris, Mercedeses, Lamborghinis, McLarens, etc., stores their inventory in this rather ostentatious automated structure: "We needed to meet our requirement
The Octaspring, a European patented innovation, developed out of the necessity to create a better sleeping surface, is the first and only of its kind, foam spring technologies with the support capabilities of a traditional spring, but made entirely of pressure-relieving foam. Pressure-relieving and open to air flow, each Octaspring features eight reinforcements
Vatn was my senior design project at SCAD that was extended after graduation in order to build functional proof of concept prototypes. Early in the project, I learned that amputees have to add and remove socks throughout the day to maintain the fit of their sockets. There are market solutions that address this problem.
We modern-day consumers have inconsistent aesthetic choices that affect certain factory lines in odd ways. For instance, we want our cars, smartphones and appliances to look brand new, but a subset of us want our jeans and furniture to look old and beat-up. This latter preference has resulted in some
Looking for a gift for the tool user who has everything—and I mean everything—how about an Urushi Ratchet Handle? For a mere $2,000-$4,000 you can get one of the handful of these things made each year. Urushi is obtained from the sap of the lacquer tree and is so central
New Jersey based studio is growing and we are looking for an exceptional full-time, Junior Packaging Graphic Designer. As a part of our team, you will collaborate on all phases of the design process. We are a leader in consumer electronics with over 60 years experience. We need a Graphic Designer with BA, BS or BFA in Graphic Design/Visual Communication who would be responsible for creating packaging concepts, comps and artwork
This small Danish Modern mid century cupboard Measures 27.5" wide x 15.5" deep x 28" tall. This piece features two teak sliding doors which open to two bays- one with an adjustable shelf. The mahogany case is mounted on tall base with a canted bookshelf. The model
Most of you have heard of SIGGRAPH, but if you haven't it's "the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques." This year's conference starts at the end of the month, and this teaser video shows you some of the astonishing CG advancements that
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Goddard entered into a partnership with Hill-Rom and Allen Medical to design and develop a next generation operating table specifically for spine procedures. The process began with our team working closely with Allen Medical’s to evaluate the current approaches and procedures used by surgeons in the Operating Room (OR). We participated in ongoing patient cases to observe how the existing tables were being used and interviewed surgeons and physicians’ assistants to better understand the use case.
The Kimono Armchair is a piece of furniture that explores the formal essence of the traditional Japanese clothing. The fluency of the kimono's textile, the horizontal panel that wraps around the torso and the covering of the human body are all aspects considered when aiming to reach a specific grade
It might be tough for me to sell you an inch-thick cross-section of Douglas Fir for $125. But if I encased it in acrylic and placed a live colony of termites in there, maybe you'd give it a second look. That's the hope of the folks behind the Termitat, a
With more and more of us traveling more frequently these days, luggage design has become a hot category for design entrepreneurs. As one example this Samsara design, billed as "The world's first aluminum smart suitcase," recently sought just $15,000 in pledges but pulled in a whopping $293,192. New luggage
With so many cordless tools to choose from, it's easy to forget what it's like to drive fasteners by hand—or why it's frequently preferable to do so. German hand tool company Wera has not forgotten and continues to develop new and better hand drivers. The Kraftform Kompakt Pistol RA is
Conant Metal & Light works closely with Designers and Architects nationwide to design and fabricate custom lighting and metalwork of significant scale, scope and story for residential and commercial clients. Among the last year’s projects are custom cast glass sconces for a private natatorium, reproduction vintage sconces for NYC’s Augustine
For a concept shoot in Bali, surfing rag Stab Magazine towed a floating dock out to where the waves break, then set Volcom's surfing team loose. Here's what happened, and it looks as fun as it does dangerous: The Dock from STAB on Vimeo.
For today's woodworker, tool buying is as much a part of the experience as actually working wood. For better or for worse is a matter of opinion—I'm going to stay positive and say that without tool buying much of the economy of woodworking would fall apart. No woodworker can deny
For those of you that still use physical calendars, maybe you like having a dozen photos of hapless kittens or shirtless firemen cycling through the months. But a subset of you might prefer a single grid that will serve for the entire year and that doesn't have any pages to
Combination squares come in very handy in the shop. But the thing I hate is that I'll often set the depth, then need to leave it at that setting for various stages in a project, and I basically can't use the square for anything else in the meanwhile. For that
Every product starts as an aspirational vision for how the finished result should look, feel, and function in the consumer's hands. However, the design process to transform ideas into mass manufacturable products is a road paved by technical reality and practical compromise. Mitigating risk before investing in mass manufacturing is
When Zack Dettmore replaced his old work van he went to extremes to organize the interior of the new one, outfitting it with a manufactured bulkhead and home-made shelving designed for the tools he carries. I've seen a video of the setup he once used in his contracting business
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