That’s the hook gear for a Singer 111w155, an industrial sewing machine much-beloved by (and cloned for) those who produce upholstery and heavy-duty sewn goods. It was originally produced in the 1950s and virtually built to last forever, so a well-tuned machine like this will run you over $500. I bought mine for $5 , because that hook gear was worn out; the owner deemed it junk and was planning to give it to a scrap metal guy
Things are getting a little futuristic in Manchester, England, where police recently arrested a man for allegedly 3D printing gun parts. They seized said parts, but after the images made their way online, the internet fired back with a startling revelation
Scanning and 3D printing is a match made in heaven. Character artist, Matt Bagshaw, shows how you can make your own head bust combining our 3D printing technology with Autodesks 123D Catch app . Matt: “My head bust was actually created using a combination of 123d Catch and ZBrush , I know you can print directly from 123d Catch now and get pretty good results, but if you like you can export the model to a 3D sculpting package and add a little more polish to your project.” “We captured my head using Autodesk 123DCatch
As industrial designers, a lot of us dream of having product design hits, where we design something so popular that those royalty checks start piling up. But the obstacles are manifold. To sell units in the thousands you’ve got to find a deep-pocketed manufacturer to sign on, unless you’re able to front the tooling costs yourself, you’ve got to hope that the raw materials supply, marketing and distribution all work out, and of course you’ve got to design something that thousands of people really want or need in the first place.
There’s a movement among us. I’m sure you’ve heard of it at one point or another. If you haven’t heard it by this particular name, you most likely will
We’re back for our second tutorial : Today our Product Designer Bert, will tell you more about 3D printing techniques: “the techniques have matured gradually and nowadays 3D printing is seen more and more as a production technique rather than a prototyping technique.” Bert: “Once you decide to 3D print something, it’s important to understand the different techniques. In general they can be split up into 2 groups: direct and indirect 3D printing. The main difference lies in the fact that the design is made from 3D printing (direct) or 3D printing was used in the process of creating your model (indirect): Have fun designing and get ready for our next tutorial! Link: Tutorial Summer: 3D printing techniques
Fashion shows are weird. Half of the clothing shown at the events are never commercialized, but are rather just an excuse for a designer to get all post-modern on some fabric. We haven’t seen anything quite like that in the world of 3D printed fashion just yet, but we’re slowly getting there.
This week on Dezeen the focus has been back on 3D printing , with a prototype of the world's first printed room (pictured), laser-sintered accessories to fit any body shape and a custom cast for fractured bones . Read on for a roundup of the week in architecture and design plus Dezeen Music Project track of the week. (more...)
You don’t know what Sugru is? It’s a peculiar substance that is malleable when first exposed to air, but then solidifies into a rubber-like material that can be bent but snaps back to its original shape.
Interview: German industrial designer Richard Sapper has launched a new website chronicling his work dating back to the 1950s. In an interview looking back on his career he tells Dezeen how he turned down the chance to work at Apple, how design has been "degraded" by commercialism and how 3D printing could help solve unemployment (+ slideshow).