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by studiomkllc
February 16th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Augmented Reality Design Tools. I need your help!
Replies: 3
Views: 5573

Re: Augmented Reality Design Tools. I need your help!

Hi, I currently design AR glasses and might be able to shed some light. Forgive me but i cringe a bit when i see people lumping VR and AR. Both are very different in my estimate. And therefore require different design approaches. As im sure you have seen VR didnt quite have the impact everyone expec...
by studiomkllc
August 17th, 2017, 5:02 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Short run sand casting or similar
Replies: 3
Views: 4168

Re: Short run sand casting or similar

Thanks will check out!
by studiomkllc
August 17th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Short run sand casting or similar
Replies: 3
Views: 4168

Short run sand casting or similar

Hi, I'm looking for short run sand casting places that do smaller decorative parts. Thus far most places only do automotive parts and arent interested. The part is a .25" thick disk with a slight bend in it, to be made from aluminum. Like a small dish with one edge bent upwards. Im open to other pro...
by studiomkllc
July 9th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Power surfacing vs Solidworks Industrial Designer
Replies: 2
Views: 6482

Re: Power surfacing vs Solidworks Industrial Designer

Ok thanks so much! Been leaning towards power surfacing
by studiomkllc
July 7th, 2017, 6:28 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Power surfacing vs Solidworks Industrial Designer
Replies: 2
Views: 6482

Power surfacing vs Solidworks Industrial Designer

Hello, i'm evaluating these two products and was curious if anyone has experience with either and their thoughts? Try to do quicker iterative forms and more surfacing control.
by studiomkllc
April 25th, 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: design research
Topic: Ergonomics - Glasses
Replies: 3
Views: 14227

Re: Ergonomics - Glasses

Thanks really a fun project, and am in the very early stages of quantifying fit to tell us how many different size versions we have. Unlike regular glasses ours have battery and electronics so weight distribution, heat and fit become very critical. Currently we have massive amounts of raw data measu...
by studiomkllc
April 24th, 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: design research
Topic: Ergonomics - Glasses
Replies: 3
Views: 14227

Ergonomics - Glasses

Hello, Im currently working to improve the overall fit of my companies glasses and could use some help. We have quite a number of good quality head scans across different ethnographic groups. Also a lot of technical research and data points. But am unsure how to translate that into fit models. Ideal...
by studiomkllc
March 17th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Silicone Seal Advice Needed...
Replies: 5
Views: 4397

Re: Silicone Seal Advice Needed...

Would an Oring in a tongue and groove not work? I use those on things that need high IP ratings. Could also you an RTV by doesnt allow for clean rework if necessary.
by studiomkllc
March 2nd, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?
Replies: 39
Views: 15141

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

@brian_donlin I too have been curious about this. A few options i found (some from thread here on the LAPKA piece). In mold decoration; looks good but easy to scratch off potentially. Adding higher or lower temp polymer in your plastic; may take a lot to dial it in to prevent mold flow/smearing. Fle...
by studiomkllc
February 21st, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: making a profit out of your ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 6824

Re: making a profit out of your ideas

Reminds me of the story of the Supersoaker. No patents but a lot of persistence and good business skills. Was able to sell but but spent next 20 plus years trying to collect royalties. Patents are a road bump essentially, enough can be worked around but run the risk of litigation. Patents can be wor...
by studiomkllc
February 21st, 2017, 1:49 pm
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: making a profit out of your ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 6824

Re: making a profit out of your ideas

Haha thats kinda awesome. Gotta love the bluntness. Agreed it is possible. But a better more likely route would be patented ideas. There have been quite a few medical professionals who due to their in field experience were able to patent their ideas and therefor have a much better value add to a com...
by studiomkllc
February 21st, 2017, 11:17 am
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: making a profit out of your ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 6824

Re: making a profit out of your ideas

Yes if you can make this work, please share with the rest. I personally think times have changed quite a bit from Karims days. For starters he got his start with Sottsass which im sure opened the doors more than his ideas. Perhaps im living in a bubble in the bay area, but this area is flooded with ...
by studiomkllc
February 20th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: making a profit out of your ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 6824

Re: making a profit out of your ideas

I'll be honest, unless your idea can be patented successfully and be able to enforce that patent its not easy. Everybody and there brother has an idea for another furniture piece. Doubt youll be able to find any company interested in your designs. Not that they might not have merit, but what is the ...
by studiomkllc
February 16th, 2017, 8:31 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Overmolding alternatives, especially for tools
Replies: 19
Views: 9561

Re: Overmolding alternatives, especially for tools

Yeah lets be honest this is the dirty secret about ID. A lot of the materials we use have such varied an amazing qualities: grip, texture, detail, color, economics, but atleast from my experience they are all toxic and less than ideal for the environment. I actually did work in school on injection m...
by studiomkllc
February 16th, 2017, 6:51 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Overmolding alternatives, especially for tools
Replies: 19
Views: 9561

Re: Overmolding alternatives, especially for tools

Going to be extremely difficult to reproduce the same qualities. Overmolds are often chemically interlocked and mechanically interlocked. Essentially making the two inseparable. Its also the most economical way to get soft gripability and the strength of the main plastic body in large volumes. Tryin...