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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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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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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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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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EVA Foam Video: 01. An intro to PopFoam

By Victor Lazzaro
February 19, 2019
, By Victor Lazzaro
February 19, 2019

 Recently made completed work on the first episode of a new video series we are creating. We really think you will love it. Check it out below:
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Get the Green Light on Your Big Idea by Acing Your Design Presentation

By Victor Lazzaro
February 05, 2019

Imagine that eureka moment when a design idea becomes fully formed in your mind. Suddenly, you know exactly how your product will look, move, feel, and perform in order to set itself apart from everything else on the market. This moment is a...
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Throw Out the Design Rule Book — It's Time to Embrace the Use of Undercuts

By Victor Lazzaro
November 27, 2018
, By Victor Lazzaro
November 27, 2018
, By Victor Lazzaro
November 27, 2018

Undercuts are like the forbidden fruit of product design. They're incredibly enticing, especially for young design students who are eager to create esoteric shapes. I specifically remember the first time I learned about undercuts back in design...
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Why You Need a Supplier You Can Truly Trust

By Victor Lazzaro
July 18, 2018

There may be myriad ways to test a material’s quality, but that doesn't mean they're always readily available to designers. As we work on the business of inventing the next new thing, it's tempting to lean heavily on our material suppliers and...
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