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Early Concepting: The Design Before the Design

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Re: Good concept piece
tekochip   7/29/2014 8:28:59 AM
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It's not just the availability of 3D printing that makes it a valuable tool, it's the low cost and available materials too.  When SLA was first available it was expensive and fragile.  Yes, you could make a prototype, but it costs thousands and even handling the prototype at a conference table resulted dabs of Super Glue being applied.  Now we print everything because it's cheap and the materials are good enough to withstand a trade show.


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Good concept piece
Elizabeth M   7/29/2014 8:10:27 AM
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I like this concept piece you've written here, Rob. It's true with all these new tools, designers can really begin the design process earlier with more sophisticated tools at their disposal. As you point out, they may have done the same thing in the past, but just in a different way. Great think piece.

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