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by pier
May 21st, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: ESD plastics
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: ESD plastics

No new standards I'm aware of regarding static dissipative levels of production equipment. It becomes an issue in environments with explosion risk: volatiles, dusts. Or where the process itself is susceptible to static buildup such as paper handling and some dry foods processing. Just about all plas...
by pier
May 21st, 2014, 9:38 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Laser etched stainless steel residue
Replies: 13
Views: 2852

Re: Laser etched stainless steel residue

Laser cutting isn't best at depth milling, as your problem shows: it melts, burns and vaporizes the base material leaving swarf. Also, the laser beam "cuts" about .2 - .25mm wide, requiring the multiple passes your parts show, and lots more melted material. Actual mill-engraving, chemical etching, d...
by pier
March 17th, 2014, 10:20 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Screw/Threaded connection
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Re: Screw/Threaded connection

There is a difference between bottle cap screw threads and other threaded nut-style connections. Bottle cap threads have separate specifications which have been described and linked to elsewhere here. The Gardena hose fitting you scratched off uses standard V-profile threads. They are produced two d...
by pier
March 17th, 2014, 10:04 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Freeride Ski Grips for K2
Replies: 10
Views: 2893

Re: Freeride Ski Grips for K2

This appears to be primarily a surface design project. Typically this is a first or second year college assignment to explore 3D form. For a professional firm, based only on what's shown, this is a 1/2 to 2 day project, maybe a 3rd day to clean up prototypes or presentation sketches. Your work is fi...
by pier
March 17th, 2014, 9:51 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Developing soft goods design skills
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Developing soft goods design skills

After 20+ years designing medical and scientific equipment, I found myself in same scenario, designing sewn structures with minimal knowledge of materials and techniques. I visited several sewing vendors and just asked a lot of questions and watched the people at the equipment while my hosts were an...
by pier
March 4th, 2014, 5:00 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Prototype molding
Replies: 13
Views: 2694

Re: Prototype molding

Interesting, good question and comments. I have attempted molding stainless steel fiber filled plastics for EMC, to replace expensive, ugly, and inconsistent spray coating, for very demanding, safety certification. The surface conductivity was very inconsistent, depending on random SS fiber distribu...
by pier
March 4th, 2014, 4:46 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: I Designed a Design Research tool!
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: I Designed a Design Research tool!

The demonstration video showed potential. I liked that you seem to have intuition built in, no one wants to "learn" new software. The linking of data, images, text has potential. I am interested to see how this linked data can be applied to or extracted into other application: written article, prese...
by pier
March 4th, 2014, 4:30 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Google's modular phone
Replies: 30
Views: 14971

Re: Google's modular phone

I think this is very interesting, actually something new in a rapidly stagnating market. It's difficult to say where smartphone market will go, currently it seems to be cheap throwaway but that seems to be inherently limited. Could module development be open like application development? This could ...
by pier
March 4th, 2014, 4:14 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: new museum magazine - need a help
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: new museum magazine - need a help

Hello Riccardo. This museum site looks very good. It's a surprise, often here on core we get invitations for review, but you have done an excellent job. As you present a global coverage, I suggest: The sliding header images would be most interesting if all included the city. Special exhibits? Travel...
by pier
January 6th, 2014, 3:27 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Polk Heritage Collection
Replies: 31
Views: 10945

Re: Polk Heritage Collection

Hi Cameron, Yo First, I want to be clear that I am not critiquing the Camden product design details, the colour, materials and finish, they are quite fine and expressive of its audio purpose. Also, leather is occasionally used in high end audio for its mythical acoustic attenuation properties, some ...
by pier
January 3rd, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Polk Heritage Collection
Replies: 31
Views: 10945

Re: Polk Heritage Collection

Excellent work. The Nue Voe is awesome: beautiful organic shape, the tortoiseshell plus metallic brand id strip is classy. Several companies are making earbuds as jewelry, customizable even, which I think is a proper embodiment of designing for women, unlike some of the examples discussed in other t...
by pier
December 12th, 2013, 1:05 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Let's play a game!
Replies: 26
Views: 6773

Re: Let's play a game!

You're going about this the old way. The new way is to get other's to pay for your IT department defeating product solution via Kickstarter crowdfunding model. What you need, and what I propose, is a Remote Hexacopter Autonomous Mouse Movement for IT, RHAMMIT™! Early buy in at $42,000 per multi user...
by pier
November 1st, 2013, 11:15 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Part Numbering System
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: Part Numbering System

This is a common issue in engineering groups. Having worked with many, I've seen so many part numbering systems, and had mind numbing discussions about such minutiae. It is a universal truth that every company use their own, there is no standardization in part numbering. There are two schools of tho...
by pier
October 31st, 2013, 1:14 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Phonebloks
Replies: 36
Views: 9443

Re: Phonebloks

I suspect Motorola had this concept, or some flavour of it, already in process. But then Mr. Hakkens self-published and 950k+ followers, saturation republishing, and there was no conceivable option for Motorola. Imagine the universal condemnation of IP theft if Motorola were to introduce some user m...
by pier
August 15th, 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: NDAs and portfolios
Replies: 3
Views: 12615

Re: NDAs and portfolios

This is actually an important question and it is often asked. Some time ago a court ruled on this issue, I forget jurisdiction in North America, regarding personal interview disclosure of information pertinent to a patent application. The ruling was that a job interview does not imply public disclos...