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by jon_winebrenner
Yesterday, 8:53 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Larger Product, Low Volume Prototyping and Manufacturing
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Larger Product, Low Volume Prototyping and Manufacturing

I figured something like vacuum or pressure forming could work. I haven't worked with either in 25 years. Like riding a bike, right 😉

Thanks for the pressure forming direction.

Jon
by jon_winebrenner
Yesterday, 2:53 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Larger Product, Low Volume Prototyping and Manufacturing
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Larger Product, Low Volume Prototyping and Manufacturing

I've been working on products smaller than a breadbox for pretty much my whole career. I have recently been working on a product that falls into the category of "large cabinet", or vending machine in stature. It is a product that the client seeks to create an iconic brand vision through design, so m...
by jon_winebrenner
Yesterday, 2:44 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 277
Views: 176120

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished "Use of Weapons" by Iain M. Banks. Coming to really appreciate his style of story telling. This one has quite the ending twist. "Becoming" by Michelle Obama was a great read. In particular how it shapes my vision for how I guide my daughter into the future. This is relevant as I went t...
by jon_winebrenner
February 2nd, 2019, 2:11 am
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 277
Views: 176120

Re: What are you reading?

I just finished "The Player of Games" by Iain M. Banks. Two moments in the book that caught me off guard in the relevance to today's politics. The biggest one was the use of the term "Fake News" in the exact context of how it is used today. The book was published in 1988. I'm on to "Station Eleven" ...
by jon_winebrenner
January 30th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Chrome Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 6739

Re: Chrome Finish

That's a 12 year old bump....just goes to show, there ain't nothing new ;)
by jon_winebrenner
January 9th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What headphones do you use?
Replies: 61
Views: 52219

Re: What headphones do you use?

I got the JBL Headphones for Christmas. I hadn't used this style of headphones since the early 80s (yes, I'm that old). I got them because my Pixel 2 USB C connector sucks ass and can't hold a connector in it for more than a few minutes before it squirts it out like a slimy pumpkin seed. I love the ...
by jon_winebrenner
January 8th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 277
Views: 176120

Re: What are you reading?

I have been juggling between listening to audiobooks while walking the dog, and reading traditional novels. Reading Game of Thrones for the second time through. Even better the second time. Trevor Noah's "Born a Crime" is fantastic so far. About 25% through. Just finished listening to Stephen King's...
by jon_winebrenner
October 6th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 277
Views: 176120

Re: What are you reading?

yo wrote:
October 4th, 2018, 8:55 am
I didn't love it but I appreciate it for what it is.
This is probably a more accurate description of my feelings for Dune. My angst towards it is more driven by my complete lack of understanding as to why it constantly gets such rave reviews.
by jon_winebrenner
October 4th, 2018, 1:28 am
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 277
Views: 176120

Re: What are you reading?

yo wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 10:12 pm
I just started Dune. I can't believe I've never read this! With a new Dune movie coming out in 2019 I figured I better read it.
Ugh, I hated Dune and in particular the follow ons. Almost as bad as the follow on books to Ender's Game.
by jon_winebrenner
August 31st, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Whiteboard Materials/coatings
Replies: 8
Views: 8499

Re: Whiteboard Materials/coatings

That metal looks fantastic! Thanks for that.

How about plastic? Anyone know of a formable plastic that would act as a whiteboard? Possibly coated?

I'm pretty sure a polypropylene sheet would work...but I'm guessing it is porous enough that it will leave ghost marks.
by jon_winebrenner
August 31st, 2018, 12:39 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Whiteboard Materials/coatings
Replies: 8
Views: 8499

Re: Whiteboard Materials/coatings

nope....is it a coating that is suitable for production? I'm looking for production quality materials, not a home solution.
by jon_winebrenner
August 30th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Whiteboard Materials/coatings
Replies: 8
Views: 8499

Whiteboard Materials/coatings

I've had whiteboards on my mind lately.

I need to find a coating or material that can make a very high quality whiteboards. Price is less the issue than the creating of a very high quality, long lasting whiteboard.

Thoughts/suggestions/contacts?
by jon_winebrenner
April 25th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Your Go-to Prototyping/Low-volume Vendor
Replies: 6
Views: 10981

Re: Your Go-to Prototyping/Low-volume Vendor

I forgot about Model Solution. Spoke with them about 10 years ago, I believe I even tried them out. Thanks.

Thanks, Ralph....I'll have a look at Tenlita, too.
by jon_winebrenner
April 24th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Your Go-to Prototyping/Low-volume Vendor
Replies: 6
Views: 10981

Your Go-to Prototyping/Low-volume Vendor

I'm needing to find a new rapid prototyping vendor. I had been using one in Taiwan that has diminished in quality with a change of ownership.

Who do you go to for your photo ready cosmetic models and low volume prototype/pre-production manufacturing?
by jon_winebrenner
April 24th, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: QUIRKY
Replies: 9
Views: 10851

Re: QUIRKY

I have a personal vendetta only because in ~2005 I won a housewares competition for a rotating surge protector (which included a sketch of nearly the exact pivot power design even though that wound up not being the final concept) and applied to get a utility patent on it through the university whic...