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Why Durability Wins Over Disposability Every Time

By Victor Lazzaro
November 13, 2019
, By Victor Lazzaro
November 13, 2019

When you are faced with the decision, disposability versus durability on your next product design what do you choose? Or put another way, cost versus quality, which way do you lean? It is a decision that no doubt gets debated to some degree at...
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The Difference Between Design, Innovation, and Invention

By Tim Jahnigen
October 28, 2019
, By Tim Jahnigen
October 28, 2019
, By Tim Jahnigen
October 28, 2019

In my experience, it’s very important to know who we are and what it is we bring to the table when building a business opportunity around an idea and to know the deeper nature of what that idea actually is.  Therefore, I’d like to share my...
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PopFoam and the Value of the Design Industry

By Randy Millwood
September 25, 2019
, By Randy Millwood
September 25, 2019
, By Randy Millwood
September 25, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, PopFoam took advantage of an opportunity to be a sponsor at the International Design Conference (IDC) organized by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in Chicago. I’ve done a few of these events over the...
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EVA Foam Video: 03. PopFoam - Amazing Undercuts

By Victor Lazzaro
July 30, 2019

As a Product Designer, what if you add a material in your arsenal of materials, that allowed you to do things that no other material would let you do? What if that miracle material let you solve a problem, a difficult problem, in a way that you...
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PopFoam’s Range of Softness and What to Expect

By Randy Millwood
July 17, 2019

Quite often softness is the communication tool used to determine what is needed in a foam application. And since foam materials come in all sorts of variants it can be a little tricky communicating what an applicant is expecting their product to...
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Make Your Product Designs Bulletproof

By Victor Lazzaro
July 11, 2019

Every designer has gotten this call. There is a problem with the design and the client wants to know what went wrong. The implication is that a mistake was made, it’s your fault, and it better get resolved fast! We sometimes get off a call like...
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Choosing the Right Manufacturing Partner is a Life or Death Decision… for Your Product!

By Victor Lazzaro
May 29, 2019
, By Victor Lazzaro
May 29, 2019

Anyone that has managed or been a part of a hardware development program from the first concept to final mass manufactured product knows that the process is tough. There are all kinds of places during the development of a new hardware product...
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Injection Molded Foam – How to Determine if this Process is Right for Your Project

By Randy Millwood
May 09, 2019

Often, Designers, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs will look to the web to find solutions aimed at helping them solve a problem or do something better. We field hundreds of leads per year, and every one of them has a common goal of finding the right...
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EVA Foam Video: 02. PopFoam – 100% Waterproof!

By Victor Lazzaro
April 24, 2019
, By Victor Lazzaro
April 24, 2019

In episode 2 of our video series, we look at how PopFoam is waterproof and we explore what that means for your next design. {% video_player "embed_player" overrideable=False, type='scriptV4', hide_playlist=True, viral_sharing=False,...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Working with your Manufacturer

By Victor Lazzaro
March 07, 2019

(What you need to know to make the process go smoothly) If you are in the business of building hardware products, you know that there are lots of parts and pieces that all have to work together, both literally and figuratively for a new design to...
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