Welcome to My Nightmare: The heads of Distortions Unlimited started a business in horror-themed masks and props, but when they built an animatronic electric chair, they force monumental change in an unsuspecting industry.
Desktop 3D printers allow designers and engineers to fail more, and as a result, iterate quicker, innovate faster, and invent more. Also, the earth has upped its ante when it comes to proving that man has made alterations to the ecosphere.
Everybody loves the style and lavish performance of high-end luxury vehicles like the Mercedes Black Series. Similarly, who doesn’t' like a really fast boat? As a company that has made itself synonymous with performance boats, it seems only fitting that Cigarette Racing share design concepts with the likes of Mercedes.
As robots are becoming more powerful and useful by the minute, design engineers struggle to make each new design more autonomous, fluid, and life-like. Still, others are simply designed for recreational purposes, such as Project Hexapod's 4,000-pound, six legged hydraulic robot, Stompy.
What happened to airplanes that simply landed and took off on solid ground, and occasionally on water? ICON Aircraft first caught our attention with the debut of its ICON 5 amphibious aircraft, which is capable of landing on land and water, while being able to cruise the seas like a jet ski. Enter Lisa Airplanes, the latest designer to wow us with the AKOYA amphibious skiplane.
Colonizing Mars by 2023: With the success of other privatized space organizations building interstellar utensils, the reality that Mars One will reach the red planet before NASA is more than likely.
7 Ways that Additive Manufacturing is Changing How and What We Design: Additive manufacturing is enabling new types of products to be created in new materials and with far more customization options.
Drones Take to the Skies: The AR.Drone 2.0 is a high-tech quadricopter that can be controlled using a smartphone or tablet.
The World’s Next Generation Helicopter: Composite Helicopters International introduces the world’s first all-composite, frameless helicopter.
Real World Mario Kart: Waterloo Labs lives in the world of quirky, conceptual engineering. Their most recent project, Real Life Mario Kart, utilizes a CompactRIO controller on each cart so they can connect any type of input or output into their network.
The Motorized Unicycle: An all-electric mobility product that's been designed specifically to transport individual riders through, around, and in-between the obstacles that crowd dense urban landscapes.
Pimp My Prosthetic: Bespoke Innovations uses 3D scanning to capture and recreate the unique contours of the body to produce custom prosthetics.
Underwater Airplanes: Hawkes Ocean Technologies leads the way for deep sea exploration with its series of winged submersibles that fly through water.
How Do You Express a Brand Through Product Design?: What makes your brand unique? How is it different than your competition? The brand is the most intangible element of any product or service.
Prepared for Launch: ATK designed key avionics and controls systems for NASA's Space Launch System booster.
Brainstorm: Top tips from industry elite for designing for manufacturability best practices. Robotics: Huge Potential: A PD&D Fireside Chat with Asteelflash Vice President of Business Development Chuck Thistle