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Design Job: Step it Up! The Step2 Company, LLC is Seeking a Senior Industrial Designer in Streetsboro, OH

The Step2 Company, the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics, is looking for a Senior Industrial Designer to work in the R&D Department at our Corporate Offices in Streetsboro, Ohio. The Senior Industrial Designer is

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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 4: Laser Cutting, Plastic Welding

Here in Part 4, the prototype of the mobile solar charging platform starts to take shape. Industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, shows us the tricks of the trade:

– Using a laser cutter on the styrene forms that he vacuum-formed last time, he’s able to get precise shapes in a compound-curved surface

– When cutting out parts that don’t require an entire sheet of material, he uses the opportunity to cut extra test parts out of the extra material

– The versatility of styrene, which he’s even able to fashion hinges out of

– The benefits of wet sanding, and the importance of sanding blocks

– How to solvent-weld plastic with great precision

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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 4: Laser Cutting, Plastic Welding

Here in Part 4, the prototype of the mobile solar charging platform starts to take shape. Industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, shows us the tricks of the trade:

– Using a laser cutter on the styrene forms that he vacuum-formed last time, he’s able to get precise shapes in a compound-curved surface

– When cutting out parts that don’t require an entire sheet of material, he uses the opportunity to cut extra test parts out of the extra material

– The versatility of styrene, which he’s even able to fashion hinges out of

– The benefits of wet sanding, and the importance of sanding blocks

– How to solvent-weld plastic with great precision

Check it out:


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 4: Laser Cutting, Plastic Welding

Here in Part 4, the prototype of the mobile solar charging platform starts to take shape. Industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, shows us the tricks of the trade:

– Using a laser cutter on the styrene forms that he vacuum-formed last time, he’s able to get precise shapes in a compound-curved surface

– When cutting out parts that don’t require an entire sheet of material, he uses the opportunity to cut extra test parts out of the extra material

– The versatility of styrene, which he’s even able to fashion hinges out of

– The benefits of wet sanding, and the importance of sanding blocks

– How to solvent-weld plastic with great precision

Check it out:


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Design Job: All Fun and Games! Big Monster Toys is Seeking an Industrial Designer in Chicago, IL

Are you a creative designer who has always wanted to make toys and games? Self motivated? Up to speed with Rhino, Solidworks, and the Adobe Suite? If so, Big Monster Toys has a place for you. We started making toys, games, and infant gear in the same

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Design Job: Design the Future! 3M is Seeking an Industrial Designer in Maplewood, MN

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $ 30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. 3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage

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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 2: Final Rendering

Here in Part 2 industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, has just one more step to complete before building a model of his solar charger design: Nailing that all-important final rendering.

Some of you will do this all on paper, some digitally. Strebel has developed his own workflow combining the two for greater efficiency. Here he provides some practical rendering tips including why he starts with orange and 20% grey, why black comes last, how to get gradations on paper without pastel dust getting everywhere, what’s faster to do on paper vs. faster to do digitally, and more. Check it out:

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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 2: Final Rendering

Here in Part 2 industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, has just one more step to complete before building a model of his solar charger design: Nailing that all-important final rendering.

Some of you will do this all on paper, some digitally. Strebel has developed his own workflow combining the two for greater efficiency. Here he provides some practical rendering tips including why he starts with orange and 20% grey, why black comes last, how to get gradations on paper without pastel dust getting everywhere, what’s faster to do on paper vs. faster to do digitally, and more. Check it out:

Missed Part 1? Check it out here.


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 2: Final Rendering

Here in Part 2 industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, has just one more step to complete before building a model of his solar charger design: Nailing that all-important final rendering.

Some of you will do this all on paper, some digitally. Strebel has developed his own workflow combining the two for greater efficiency. Here he provides some practical rendering tips including why he starts with orange and 20% grey, why black comes last, how to get gradations on paper without pastel dust getting everywhere, what’s faster to do on paper vs. faster to do digitally, and more. Check it out:

Missed Part 1? Check it out here.


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 1: Ideation and Sketching

This is an eight-part series by industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, where he lets you follow along as he prototypes a portable solar charging unit.

The all-important prototyping process can be different between industrial designers and projects, but one thing that doesn’t change is that you start with ideation. Before you spend any real money, you want to first figure out what’s what by making basic, inexpensive mock-ups and doing a lot of sketching to identify and solve potential problems:


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 1: Ideation and Sketching

This is an eight-part series by industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, where he lets you follow along as he prototypes a portable solar charging unit.

The all-important prototyping process can be different between industrial designers and projects, but one thing that doesn’t change is that you start with ideation. Before you spend any real money, you want to first figure out what’s what by making basic, inexpensive mock-ups and doing a lot of sketching to identify and solve potential problems:


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Design Job: It Might Get Loud. LOUD Technologies is Seeking an Industrial Designer in Woodinville, WA

LOUD Technologies Inc. is one of the world’s largest dedicated pro audio and music products companies. As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands including Ampeg, EAW, Mackie and Martin Audio, LOUD Technologies Inc. produces a wide range of digital recording products, loudspeakers, commercial audio systems, audio and music software and

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Design Job: Drop a Beat! inMusic is Seeking a Senior Industrial Designer in Cumberland, RI

inMusic is seeking a seasoned Senior Industrial Designer to join our accomplished design team. inMusic consists of 14 brands including 11 hardware brands; ION (Consumer Audio and Lighting), Denon DJ (Premium DJ equipment), Alesis (Digital Piano and Electronic Drum), Numark (DJ Equipment), Akai Pro

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Design Job: Blast Off! Bigelow Aerospace is Seeking an Industrial Designer in North Las Vegas, NV

U.S. Citizens and Permanents Residents Only Many applicants apply; please only apply for this position if you meet the minimum qualifications. INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER Graduate to Intermediate Job Description: Responsibilities and Qualifications • Proficiency with 3D modeling and drafting

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Design Job: Shine a Light! Kenroy Home is Seeking an Industrial Designer in Jacksonville, FL

Our company designs, markets and distributes indoor and outdoor lighting, lamps, fountains, mirrors and other home décor items nationally and internationally to home décor retailers. We offer a challenging fast-paced environment for a new designer with the aptitude and interest in home furnishings and the opportunity to learn, and

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DIY Industrial Lamps; Ben Completes his Wood-Fired Hot Tub; See How YouTube Maker Videos are Made and More

Industrial Lamps

Wow this is a cool one. Laura Kampf takes some old gas canister caps and steel bar stock, then transforms them into lamps with an accordion extending mechanism:

DIY Wood Fired Hot Tub

Wow again! Ben Uyeda rings up a DIY wood-fired hot tub with stuff from the big box store:

Burying A Compressed Air Line

We’ve seen April Wilkerson work on objects, walls, floors, ceilings and staircases, and here she tackles the ground. Goal: Bury a compressed air line to connect her compressor to her husband’s shop 30 feet across the yard. As always, she makes it look easy:

Using a Furnace Fan for Shop Ventilation

Here the Samurai Carpenter shows you an inexpensive (assuming you’re, er, tossing an oil furnace) way to get powerful shop ventilation:

Things Learned from First Homemade Bandsaw

If you don’t have a head for engineering–look away! Here Matthias Wandel takes an exhaustive look at his very first bandsaw build, explaining errors he made during the building process, identifying design flaws and showing how he corrected them in subsequent iterations:

Big Bandsaw Build, Part 6

Speaking of bandsaws, here Wandel finishes up the build of his large bandsaw, hacking up a blade enclosure from an old printer and adding a dizzying amount of final cladding:

Rolling Planer Stand

John Heisz builds a rolling stand to hold his planer. Part of the fun of watching Heisz’s videos is all of the homemade contraptions and tools he uses; watch out for his bar clamps, tilting outfeed thingamajig and his box joint jig:

“How I Make My Videos, From Project Design to Upload”

This is a long video, but an informative one for those of you seeking to join the ranks of YouTube makers. Here Steve Ramsey details all of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes and shows you what it takes, from a time perspective, to produce weekly build videos:


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DIY Industrial Lamps; Ben Completes his Wood-Fired Hot Tub; See How YouTube Maker Videos are Made and More

Industrial Lamps

Wow this is a cool one. Laura Kampf takes some old gas canister caps and steel bar stock, then transforms them into lamps with an accordion extending mechanism:

DIY Wood Fired Hot Tub

Wow again! Ben Uyeda rings up a DIY wood-fired hot tub with stuff from the big box store:

Burying A Compressed Air Line

We’ve seen April Wilkerson work on objects, walls, floors, ceilings and staircases, and here she tackles the ground. Goal: Bury a compressed air line to connect her compressor to her husband’s shop 30 feet across the yard. As always, she makes it look easy:

Using a Furnace Fan for Shop Ventilation

Here the Samurai Carpenter shows you an inexpensive (assuming you’re, er, tossing an oil furnace) way to get powerful shop ventilation:

Things Learned from First Homemade Bandsaw

If you don’t have a head for engineering–look away! Here Matthias Wandel takes an exhaustive look at his very first bandsaw build, explaining errors he made during the building process, identifying design flaws and showing how he corrected them in subsequent iterations:

Big Bandsaw Build, Part 6

Speaking of bandsaws, here Wandel finishes up the build of his large bandsaw, hacking up a blade enclosure from an old printer and adding a dizzying amount of final cladding:

Rolling Planer Stand

John Heisz builds a rolling stand to hold his planer. Part of the fun of watching Heisz’s videos is all of the homemade contraptions and tools he uses; watch out for his bar clamps, tilting outfeed thingamajig and his box joint jig:

“How I Make My Videos, From Project Design to Upload”

This is a long video, but an informative one for those of you seeking to join the ranks of YouTube makers. Here Steve Ramsey details all of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes and shows you what it takes, from a time perspective, to produce weekly build videos:


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DIY Industrial Lamps; Ben Completes his Wood-Fired Hot Tub; See How YouTube Maker Videos are Made and More

Industrial Lamps

Wow this is a cool one. Laura Kampf takes some old gas canister caps and steel bar stock, then transforms them into lamps with an accordion extending mechanism:

DIY Wood Fired Hot Tub

Wow again! Ben Uyeda rings up a DIY wood-fired hot tub with stuff from the big box store:

Burying A Compressed Air Line

We’ve seen April Wilkerson work on objects, walls, floors, ceilings and staircases, and here she tackles the ground. Goal: Bury a compressed air line to connect her compressor to her husband’s shop 30 feet across the yard. As always, she makes it look easy:

Using a Furnace Fan for Shop Ventilation

Here the Samurai Carpenter shows you an inexpensive (assuming you’re, er, tossing an oil furnace) way to get powerful shop ventilation:

Things Learned from First Homemade Bandsaw

If you don’t have a head for engineering–look away! Here Matthias Wandel takes an exhaustive look at his very first bandsaw build, explaining errors he made during the building process, identifying design flaws and showing how he corrected them in subsequent iterations:

Big Bandsaw Build, Part 6

Speaking of bandsaws, here Wandel finishes up the build of his large bandsaw, hacking up a blade enclosure from an old printer and adding a dizzying amount of final cladding:

Rolling Planer Stand

John Heisz builds a rolling stand to hold his planer. Part of the fun of watching Heisz’s videos is all of the homemade contraptions and tools he uses; watch out for his bar clamps, tilting outfeed thingamajig and his box joint jig:

“How I Make My Videos, From Project Design to Upload”

This is a long video, but an informative one for those of you seeking to join the ranks of YouTube makers. Here Steve Ramsey details all of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes and shows you what it takes, from a time perspective, to produce weekly build videos:


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