Get the Green Light on Your Big Idea by Acing Your Design Presentation

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 critical creative..

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  • February 05, 2019
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

Injection Molded PopFoam: A Look At Available Colors, Textures, and Logos

When we begin conversations with prospects considering injection molded foam as an option, there’s always a point where the discussion leads to what the finished product will ultimately look like.  Most designers and engineers are familiar with basic molding..

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  • January 09, 2019
  • | by Randy Millwood

Throw Out the Design Rule Book — It's Time to Embrace the Use of Undercuts

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 school. It seemed..

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  • November 27, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

PopFoam and One World Futbol: A Perfect Match

You’ve Come to the Right Place If... ...You are looking for a material that, when appropriately understood and utilized, can be the durable foundation of your product, design, and business.

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  • October 03, 2018
  • | by Tim Jahnigen

The Surprising Use Cases of Foam Material

When designers and engineers want to add soft surfaces to their design concepts, they’re generally left with a few basic foam options to consider: hand-cut foam shaped from block samples or foam contrived from two-part chemistries.

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  • September 25, 2018
  • | by Randy Millwood

The Areas of Your Product That Do — And Don’t — Work for Foam

Think about the soft seats on the playground equipment your kids use, the rowing shoes you wear to work out, and even the spa pillow that supports your neck during relaxing baths. In all these cases, you — the end user — have a relationship with the product.

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  • August 06, 2018
  • | by Admin

Why You Need a Supplier You Can Truly Trust

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 manufacturers to take..

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  • July 17, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

We're at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018!

PopFoam is excited to announce we'll be showing at The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market — the largest trade show in the outdoor industry in North America — for the third year in a row. Attendees from all over the world gather at the Summer Market to show products,..

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  • July 10, 2018
  • | by Admin

Why the Immediate Savings of a Low-Quality Material Won't Pay Off

In the early days of my career, critics often challenged the need for designers, assuming we added little or no value to the production process. I'd often hear things like, “Prove to me that the money I spend on design will result in more profits.” Today, that..

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  • June 28, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

Exploring the Endless Opportunities PopFoam Affords Designers

As a designer, I dream of creating products so distinctive and appealing that they visually "pop" against the competition. Such product designs solve real-world problems and achieve widespread success. And it's not just about the look — it's about the feel and the..
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  • May 13, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro
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