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by hatts
October 22nd, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: 3D print - Elasto Plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 2862

Re: 3D print - Elasto Plastic

Solid Concepts. Expect a price several times that of Shapeways but a lead time measured in days, not weeks.
Their PolyJet machines can print in an elastic material.

https://www.solidconcepts.com/materials ... materials/
by hatts
October 2nd, 2014, 2:55 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Antimicrobial Materials for Plastic Injection Molding?
Replies: 20
Views: 5650

Re: Antimicrobial Materials for Plastic Injection Molding?

Well, of course, if something's reinfected...much like touch-up paint doesn't work very well if you re-scratch a car...? But I like one of your final points; the surfaces that would benefit most from antimicrobial properties in the first place are those that are probably the highest-traffic. So unle...
by hatts
October 2nd, 2014, 10:47 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Antimicrobial Materials for Plastic Injection Molding?
Replies: 20
Views: 5650

Re: Antimicrobial Materials for Plastic Injection Molding?

Copper is certainly a powerful one. Why do you think we're making IUD's out of them? :) After incubation for one hour on copper, active influenza A virus particles were reduced by 75%.[41][42] After six hours, the particles were reduced on copper by 99.999%. Influenza A virus was found to survive in...
by hatts
October 2nd, 2014, 10:35 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Antimicrobial Materials for Plastic Injection Molding?
Replies: 20
Views: 5650

Re: Antimicrobial Materials for Plastic Injection Molding?

A little bit off-topic, but it's worth mentioning that copper is the real wonder material when it comes to antimicrobial materials.
by hatts
October 2nd, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Antimicrobial Materials for Plastic Injection Molding?
Replies: 20
Views: 5650

Re: Antimicrobial Materials for Plastic Injection Molding?

iab wrote:The ONLY claim you can make by an antimicrobial additive (or coating, there are a few out there) is that bacteria will not be able to degrade the plastic part itself.

You CANNOT claim that it will stop/slow the spread of bacteria from the plastic part to human hands.
This is great info
by hatts
September 30th, 2014, 8:18 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Feeling uninspired
Replies: 12
Views: 1747

Re: Feeling uninspired

Gonna put out a cynical response here but...if it's inherently a weak brief, and you've got other stuff to work on, then just complete it to it's clichéd level and don't waste any more thought on it. Some projects just pay the bills and not much more. Disregard this advice if the project is meant to...
by hatts
September 25th, 2014, 2:20 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Making a highly detailed aluminum mold
Replies: 5
Views: 2227

Re: Making a highly detailed aluminum mold

There are ways to do this with your existing tools, or with other options. 1) Depending on the density/size of your mesh, you can use Rhino's MeshToNurb command. This will quite simply create one NURBS patch for every one polygon. This results in super heavy data, but can work if your vendor can han...
by hatts
September 10th, 2014, 8:00 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Apple watch and new iphone
Replies: 97
Views: 20103

Re: Apple watch and new iphone

Firstly, I gotta say, I truly don't see myself wearing a screen on my wrist in the foreseeable future. That being said, I really like some of the decisions they've made here. I'm a sucker for the pillowy metal bezel. Also I feel like the typography is a subtle step away from their previous text trea...
by hatts
September 8th, 2014, 4:18 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: How to Choose the Best 3D Software for You
Replies: 18
Views: 5741

Re: How to Choose the Best 3D Software for You

Nice overview. The only critique I'd lend is that the software section gets a bit anecdotal. I know you state that they're only your thoughts on software, but to an impressionable young mind you might be making overly bold claims in some cases. My nitpicks: - 3DSMax is indeed old but it's far from d...
by hatts
September 8th, 2014, 4:05 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: COPIC or PRISMACOLOR
Replies: 15
Views: 6873

Re: COPIC or PRISMACOLOR

+1 what sketchroll said. Do go with Copics; just very few of them.

I only have a couple warm grays, a couple cool grays, and maybe 5 - 10 colors, none very dark/saturated.
by hatts
September 5th, 2014, 8:08 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Replies: 31
Views: 14618

Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

When I look at old Miatas I don't see a successful nod toward sports car heritage (in terms of styling), I see a poor imitation of it. Take an approximation of a 1960s British sports car and drown it in vanilla and as much cheapo ABS as you can muster. Not knocking the performance or fun factor of a...
by hatts
September 4th, 2014, 10:16 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Replies: 31
Views: 14618

Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Aesthetically speaking, that's easily the sexiest Miata ever
by hatts
September 3rd, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Metal look with 3D print?
Replies: 15
Views: 11273

Re: Metal look with 3D print?

+1 for CNC, you'll only ever get half-there with an RP/spray paint solution.

Furthermore, alumide doesn't lend well to hand finishing, and DMLS can be prohibitively expensive.
by hatts
August 22nd, 2014, 12:49 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Laptops with stickers on them..Unprofessional?
Replies: 35
Views: 9414

Re: Laptops with stickers on them..Unprofessional?

Some guy who thinks he's a hot shot racer, probably had more money than sense, and not someone I would trust with subtlety. That can be a dangerous assumption to make... A large percentage of industrial designers that I know have a pretty catastrophic sense of fashion. If I assumed that this would ...
by hatts
August 5th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: KeyShot vs Octane or maybe Maxwell?
Replies: 8
Views: 6908

Re: KeyShot vs Octane or maybe Maxwell?

Both Octane and Maxwell can produce outstanding results, and both of them have a serious learning curve. It's about workflow, etc. Download the demos for each of them and make your own decision; neither of them is "higher quality."