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by BryanBrutherford
December 28th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Paper mockup
Replies: 17
Views: 18746

Re: Paper mockup

We did a ton of paper and cardboard models at Pratt in the early 2000's and many of them were mind blowing in quality and detail. Most of that work was done with just pencil, ruler, xacto and white glue with the occasional illustrator file to layout some lines. I try to do paper sketch models as a s...
by BryanBrutherford
August 22nd, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Glue for Polyurethane Resin Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 15423

Re: Glue for Polyurethane Resin Parts

I've glued thousands of rigid pu parts and the two things I've had the most success with are -if you can modify/rough the surface polyamide hot melt works but its thick and dimensional -if you can't modify the surface, alcohol prep + loctite primer + loctite 401 i've skipped the primer when i didn't...
by BryanBrutherford
May 3rd, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Dream Office
Replies: 19
Views: 28126

Re: Dream Office

Where Midwest are you moving? Just curious. . i'm not moving anywhere, i get to build the creative team around me in NJ/PA the home office has been in Wichita for 30 years and we just moved from an old converted grocery store to a brand new, shiny, ultra modern 100sf corporate headquarters and ware...
by BryanBrutherford
May 3rd, 2018, 7:34 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Dream Office
Replies: 19
Views: 28126

Re: Dream Office

those look great to me, i have always found ways to build my primary workspace in to a fortress of solitude. i'm a pretty social dude and love collaboration on concept and development projects but when it comes to the tasks that can only be solved by focused work i like to just put my head down and ...
by BryanBrutherford
April 26th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: QUIRKY
Replies: 9
Views: 10767

Re: QUIRKY

Not to sidetrack the original conversation but I'm curious how your experience has been with licensing agents? Finding licensees has been a nightmare in my experience. It has been a relatively good experience, most of these types of agents want to factor their fee as an additional percentage of sal...
by BryanBrutherford
April 25th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: QUIRKY
Replies: 9
Views: 10767

Re: QUIRKY

I've recently been involved with a licensing agent who was pitching a portfolio of potential licensors to partner with and they pushed Quirky hard. Went on and on about the value of the name and the crowd source model. I listened to the pitch and then asked "did't they go bankrupt after spending an ...
by BryanBrutherford
April 13th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Designer To Entrepreneur
Replies: 8
Views: 10424

Re: Designer To Entrepreneur

i started as an in-house designer where i worked for 10 years, during that time i also moonlighted as a contract designer for other product categories.. around year 8 i started a new hobby, buying old educational manufacturing equipment, restoring it and then using it to produce collectibles. eventu...
by BryanBrutherford
April 13th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Dream Office
Replies: 19
Views: 28126

Re: Dream Office

thanks for all the feedback. We literally just opened a brand new, huge, modern office/warehouse in the Midwest as the corporate HQ. It's predominantly open space with offices for the CEO,CFO, etc. I haven't even seen it finished yet, I'll be working there next week. Our owners and CEO are still com...
by BryanBrutherford
March 30th, 2018, 2:43 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Dream Office
Replies: 19
Views: 28126

Re: Dream Office

Wow, thanks so much for sharing all of that. It's great to see your planning and thought process. Right now I'm submitting my wish list for the space we need to find and what i want to put in it aside from employees. Our corporate headquarters is actually in the Midwest and we're building the creati...
by BryanBrutherford
March 30th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Dream Office
Replies: 19
Views: 28126

Dream Office

I am in a fortunate position right now, i get to spec and build out a creative office and and assemble a new creative team. I've done this a few times before and each time i learn more, the first time was 15 years ago when i was fresh out of school and the process happened organically over many year...
by BryanBrutherford
March 13th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 11052

Re: Experiment

I agree with your points, i'm a big fan of decentralized everything... manufacturing, banking, power my point was that you cant just assume there is no change in any cost but shipping and in my opinion if were talking about anything other than simple parts the cost will go up. but if you want me to ...
by BryanBrutherford
March 13th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 11052

Re: Experiment

First, I am a big supporter of local manufacturing and shipping data rather than goods whenever possible. I think there is a fundamental problem, you assume that if you can reduce shipping by transferring data to a another location then all other costs stay the same. You're taking the "mass" out of ...
by BryanBrutherford
February 6th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What is your workflow/design responsibilities as an IDer?
Replies: 4
Views: 4983

Re: What is your workflow/design responsibilities as an IDer

I don't think there really is a standard. It depends on the business, what it needs and what it can support, the complexity of the engineering/manufacturing details, the scope of products being developed. I've spent most of my career working on relatively simple products where the end design is valu...
by BryanBrutherford
January 9th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What 3d printer do you use at work?
Replies: 20
Views: 15223

Re: What 3d printer do you use at work?

I know you asked Michael but i am going to chime in on the objet machine. For the cost and complexity of those machines you should plan on a dedicated machine liaison at minimum. All my designers were trained to load and start the machine and do a basic post build cleanup but the routine maintenance...
by BryanBrutherford
December 28th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What 3d printer do you use at work?
Replies: 20
Views: 15223

Re: What 3d printer do you use at work?

I bought a dimension bst1200 for my office back in 2004 it was $30k and pretty damn amazing for the time, it was a workhorse and we ran that thing daily until the company was sold in 2012 with very little down time. We maintained a service contract on it and knew the local techs well but i have no c...