Grow, ferrofluid and robotic

A nice creative process mixing kinect motion tracking abilities, robotic, sculpting and ferrofluid, allowing creator to 3d sculpt an object in air. Xavier MONTOY Guillaume ANDRE / FablLab-ENSCI Le projet Grow a pour but de permettre au plus grand nombre de prendre part à la création d’un objet. Grâce à Kinect, l’utilisateur n’a plus besoin…

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Are Audio handmade speakers

Are Audio is a handcrafted boutique speaker manufacturer based out of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Are Audio speakers are produced by the pair, allowing for the utmost attention to detail. As well, it allows for the aesthetic of speaker to be completely customized to suit your taste. You choose the hardwood, and the colour, too. Visit…

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wood 3d printing, kind of ….

Kaipa has created a partially wooden filament for 3D printers. Called LAYWOO-D3, the stuff is 40% recycled wood with the rest of it being a binding polymer.Well it smells and feels like wood at least , unique ability to print with wood alike amterial with tree rings. ( thanks core 77) check it out

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Glass Snowboard : tempering curved glass

For this month’s episode, Signal Snowboards’ Founder Dave Lee leaves the factory to travel across the sea to an Italian glass factory to create a handmade glass snowboard—the most delicate build to date! The glass snowboard is cut, pressed, tempered, and ever so carefully transported to the slopes. Signal Snowboards Italian team rider Giorgio “Iannino”…

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volvo FH trucks : combining shape, function and identity

Truck design is about much more than just picking out attractive colours and shapes. Behind the new, safer, larger and more ergonomically optimised Volvo FH lies a significant design challenge. “Coming up with solutions where design and function go hand in hand was one of our most important tasks,” says Rikard Orell, Design Director at…

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nike innovator :Mike Friton

Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker, weaver, paper sculptor and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. His innovations are responsible for many elements of athletic footwear that people wear today. Each of his crafts informs one another and he is constantly exploring the fringes of his field. Mike’s work is a great…

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Marc Maingard guitars: Making Trees Sing Again

“It’s like taking a magical tree that has been cut down and killed, but it lives. It still lives, the pores of the wood are still shifting, and drying, and changing. It’s almost as though the tree has a chance to sing again, with the wind blowing through its branches again.” – Marc Maingard A…

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Moiré

Moiré is an enquiry into material and process. My interest lies in where craft processes lie in contemporary design. In this project I have subverted one of the oldest crafts in existence, the coiling of clay, by automating the process using an extruding machine. Once fired this uniform layered construct of ceramic produces startling results,…

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Day Glo, fluorescent pigment factory

DayGlo Color Corp. factory to learn how they make the famous fluorescent paints that light up traffic cones, black light posters, hula-hoops and so much more. In the 1950’s, DayGlo founders Bob and Joe Switzer developed a unique pigment production process that led to a boom in their fluorescent paint business and, more recently, earned…

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Flamenca, the flamenco guitar

Pieces of wood, love, knowledge and 299 hours of work, condensed in a 3 minute film. The new episode from the series ‘The Art of Making’, titled ‘Alma Flamenca’, is available for you to enjoy. The ‘Art of Making’ series of films, aspires to display and highlight certain people, which go against the spirit of…

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the red dress.

When an idea materializes in to paper and the paper is transformed, magically, into a deep red textile, the only thing you can do, is to let go and follow your heart.We hope you enjoy it!

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Multi-Axis Laser Cutting & Welding

Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. in Machesney Park, Illinois is pleased to begin offering the service of Multi-Axis, Laser Machining and Welding to our region with the recent purchase of the 5000 watt TRULASER CELL 7040 from Trumpf, Inc. With a working range of 13 feet X, 5 feet Y, and 30 in the Z axis,…

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New Balance’s 577 Farmers’ Market shoes

The film follows the step-by-step manufacturing process for a pair of New Balance’s 577 Farmers’ Market shoes. Inspired by Farmers’ markets from around the UK, these limited edition shoes live up to their name and celebrate all that is British. New Balance is the only athletic footwear brand to manufacture in the UK and the…

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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo – the design process

From a clay model to the world premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show: Accompany designers Michael Mauer and Mitja Borkert to our R&D center in Weissach and watch exclusive footage of the development process of the Panamera Sport Turismo in this video. More information on http://www.porsche.com/sport-turismo

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recycling plastic the right way : TED talk by Mike Biddle

Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled — compared to almost 90% of metals — because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. Frustrated by this waste, Mike Biddle has developed a cheap and incredibly energy efficient plant that can, and does, recycle any kind of plastic. Read Mike’s…

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laser cutting san francisco map by cut maps

check out a typical laser cutting video uploaded by  cut maps. Cut Maps are laser cut street maps of the world’s most famous and recognizable cities. These maps are cut from high quality recycled mounting board and framed. http://www.etsy.com/shop/CutMaps

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