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by Dan Lewis
November 8th, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: off topic
Topic: China is improving it's working conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 5823

Re: China is improving it's working conditions

You are presuming a lot without much background - "Fact is they are also improving these work conditions drastically. .... would you (Given the opportunity), bring your design to life in one of these so called 'sweat shops" ? Which is it? China doesn't produce 90% of the world's products.
by Dan Lewis
November 6th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Future of Product Design
Replies: 13
Views: 14369

Re: Future of Product Design

zh wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 2:28 pm
In 20 years, will there still be a demand for industrial designers in the US?
YES
by Dan Lewis
October 23rd, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Project: 1 Strike Hammer
Replies: 17
Views: 12402

Re: Project: 1 Strike Hammer

+ one on the pointless. And, those Borrani wheels are going to need a lead or zinc hammer.
by Dan Lewis
August 31st, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Whiteboard Materials/coatings
Replies: 8
Views: 8257

Re: Whiteboard Materials/coatings

US Steel - Vitrenamel - porcelain enamel steel sheet.

https://www.ussteel.com/products-soluti ... vitrenamel
by Dan Lewis
August 16th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Glue for Polyurethane Resin Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 15081

Re: Glue for Polyurethane Resin Parts

rubber modified cyanoacrylate.
by Dan Lewis
July 26th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: General Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 7875

General Magic

Interesting article and documentary trailer about early 90s' startup General Magic.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90208070/7- ... nt-failure
by Dan Lewis
April 18th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Product Renders
Replies: 42
Views: 45790

Re: Product Renders

I still prefer things a bit less noisy. Here you can see another one with the times spent. not enough time in the oven: Screen Shot 2018-04-16 at 4.30.20 PM.jpg A bit more time in the oven: Screen Shot 2018-04-16 at 4.58.21 PM.jpg Went for a walk with the dog and came back: _2016_12_26_asm v4.png 5...
by Dan Lewis
April 18th, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Bendable/re-shapeable material
Replies: 13
Views: 11207

Re: Bendable/re-shapeable material

Hi! I am doing a project where I need to design a piece of wearable tech that should be located in the area around the ankle. It has to be extremely easy to put on since people with impaired motor funktion will use it. I want to try something that you can simply wrap around the leg and it stays in ...
by Dan Lewis
April 2nd, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Is there a difference between Vac Thermoforming & Vacform?
Replies: 7
Views: 6578

Re: Is there a difference between Vac Thermoforming & Vacfor

ralphzoontjens wrote:Since vacuum assisted thermoforming is so commonly used, you would think there would be software to simulate this process so the designer can estimate part geometry and strength before going into production. I haven't seen this type of application, does anyone know of it?
http://www.t-sim.com/
by Dan Lewis
March 28th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: Past Projects (in Consultancy) shown in New Personal Company
Replies: 11
Views: 16449

Re: Past Projects (in Consultancy) shown in New Personal Com

Had a quick discussion with my lawyer on the matter we discuss here. If you were an employee then the work you did for your employer is Work For Hire. DanLewis is correct, this is what my lawyer told me. However, he added that the relevant law in EU countries (may not be the case in US) also states...
by Dan Lewis
March 21st, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: business practices
Topic: Past Projects (in Consultancy) shown in New Personal Company
Replies: 11
Views: 16449

Re: Past Projects (in Consultancy) shown in New Personal Com

@ bepster, if I recall correctly, still some rights remain to the individual creator who did the design, despite the fact that she/he was an employee in a design studio. To be on the safe side though, I asked my lawyer and I am waiting for his response. That would be really interesting to know. I h...
by Dan Lewis
February 7th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Similar Products: Blender
Replies: 12
Views: 5682

Re: Similar Products: Blender

Are you looking to transfer power or rotation? If rotation -- search magnetic couplings. It's possible to transfer rotational power without contact.
by Dan Lewis
January 18th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: How is this packaging molded?
Replies: 2
Views: 3715

Re: How is this packaging molded?

tommyle wrote:This is probably really simple but I'm being told this shape is injection molded is that accurate?
If so, where were the draft angles on this one?

Thanks for any tips!
Extrusion Blow Molding
by Dan Lewis
January 17th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: ID intern - is it too late
Replies: 10
Views: 5047

Re: ID intern - is it too late

because we have tx rules and restrictions. the "intern" must be a full time student at the time of the internship - no way around it unless i hire them as a full time employee for 6 months. Check the new rules for interns -- it all changed on January 1. https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs...
by Dan Lewis
January 5th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: IDeal First Car
Replies: 18
Views: 6177

Re: IDeal First Car

I noticed a 1st gen. TT that looks forgotten in a drive way in my neighborhood. I'm tempted to try and see if I could get a deal on it come spring time. Really cool car. Any car that is a “deal” upfront is exponentially the opposite of a deal later. Best guideline is to but the most expensive and b...