Industrial/Product Design News

3 Tips For Designers: Making People Love to Work with You

3 Tips For Designers: Making People Love to Work with You

To be a great designer, you don’t only have to walk the walk, you also need to talk the talk. I’m a product development project manager with a small New York start-up in China and I love to work with creatives from around the world. Here is my very short list of the simple things […]

Electrification 2.0 (A Second Act for Tesla)

Electrification 2.0 (A Second Act for Tesla)

Tesla Motors the company that brought back the electric car form the wilderness and in fact gave allure and glamour to electric cars in the guise of the boutique 2 seater performance car is now gearing up for what may be the make or break of the California based company. The introduction of the Model […]

10 top inventions for 2011

10 top inventions for 2011

Popular Science picks out this year’s best innovations.

Bridgestone Unveils Airless Tires

Bridgestone Unveils Airless Tires

Designers have been having a field day the past few years, coming up with innovative ways to make cars, motorcycles and other vehicles more environmentally friendly. But one thing tends to remain constant — the tires. For the most part, they’re still rubber, they’re still full of air, and they eventually wear out or go […]

Army Developing Next-Generation Helicopter

Army Developing Next-Generation Helicopter

The featured image above is a computer-generated imagery of one of several configurations that the US Army is looking at as part of the initial development work on its next-generation helicopters. (US Army imagery), WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and the U.S. Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching Science & Technology effort designed […]

02 Pursuit Motorcycle Runs On Compressed Air

02 Pursuit Motorcycle Runs On Compressed Air

A vehicle that runs on air. It sounds like a fantastic idea, but energy is still needed to compress the air and the losses that go hand-in-hand with converting energy still have to be taken into account, just as in fossil fuel-based propulsion systems. Pros and cons aside, we still haven’t seen air powered transport […]

A Design Grad’s Perspective: The “ Why “ Manifesto

A Design Grad’s Perspective: The “ Why “ Manifesto

Having decided that my first contribution to the design community would not be a sterile technical article but something that could reach beyond our all-knowing-decision-taking cortex all the way down to the limbic system, I decided to share what has been my first “industry experience” as a senior student within a product design company based […]

Real World Design Challenge for Future Engineers

Real World Design Challenge for Future Engineers

There’s nothing quite like real world experience for engaging students.  And engineers, notorious for their passion to work hands-on, know this better than anyone.  That’s the motivation behind the Real World Design Challenge sponsored in part by PTC.  Every year RWDC presents high school students across the US with an actual design challenge being faced […]

GrabCAD Review: Engineering Community with Free CAD Library

GrabCAD Review: Engineering Community with Free CAD Library

GrabCAD is a community founded by mechanical engineers. It is also a place for engineers to share their talent, expand knowledge, find a dream project and work with tools and features that make life better. Their HQ is located in Boston, MA with the development team in Estonia. Becoming a Member for FREE GrabCAD is […]

CAD Upstart Gives Designers Holographic View

CAD Upstart Gives Designers Holographic View

Objects in zSpace appear “solid” in open space, allowing users to manipulate them directly as if they were real physical objects. “Talk about an unusual and cutting-edge way to interact with CAD and other design tools. Infinite Z, which bills itself as a startup although it’s been around in development mode since 2007, has launched […]

Awesome Art: SRAM Part Project

Awesome Art: SRAM Part Project

Here’s a box of 100 SRAM high-performance bike components. Now make something of it. That’s the challenge SRAM laid down for a group of noted artists from across the country, handpicked by Milwaukee’s art Guru Terrence Coffman and SRAM’s very own Marketing Chief David Zimberoff. The participating artists more than met this challenge. The works […]

X2CV – HIGH SPEED MILITARY VEHICLE

X2CV – HIGH SPEED MILITARY VEHICLE

The XC2V FLYPMode is one imposing looking vehicle. Also known as the Experimental Crowd-derived Combat Support Vehicle, DARPA has billed this mean machine as the “first crowd-sourced, militarily relevant vehicle design.” After being selected as the winning entry to DARPA’s design-the-next-Humvee competition, Local Motors tricked out the XC2V FLYPMode in just 14 weeks. For now, […]

A History Lesson on Alias 3D Software

A History Lesson on Alias 3D Software

Understanding the history of a particular software and why it was created in the first place can be exciting and insightful, especially for those who are interested in or are currently using the software. Not only is the vision and idea behind the creation important but also the driving forces, the people behind it, and the projects and productions that utilized the tool. The founding of the Alias software changed the face of 3D Modeling and Animation as well as the engineering, design, gaming, entertainment, and film industries.

Lustrous Children’s Torpedo Scooter…

Lustrous Children’s Torpedo Scooter…

Design Engine appreciates sleek design in whatever form it may take. Anyone who knows Bart knows that his true love are motorbikes. Here, we’d like to showcase a new children’s ride that’s sure to empty your wallet.

EARLY PRESS RELEASE: T-Splines exhibiting at SolidWorks World 2011

EARLY PRESS RELEASE: T-Splines exhibiting at SolidWorks World 2011

T-Splines, Inc., creators of precise and flexible 3D surface modeling and organic design tools with full industry standard compatibility, today announced that it will exhibit at the SolidWorks World 2011 Conference, being held from Jan. 23 – 26, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.

Pro/Engineer is Stealthy!

Pro/Engineer is Stealthy!

In the future, drone aircraft will sustain more gravity forces than the human body can withstand. Drones can already stay deployed longer than a human can stay awake. The F35 maybe the last strike fighter with a pilot in the aircraft.