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

A Match Made in Heaven: How Foam Can Complement Other Materials in Your Design

Most designers are fully aware of the important role that material plays in their design, but many overlook the need for — or the potential of — using multiple materials when a design is particularly complex. Bringing in another material can complement a design’s..

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  • April 12, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

4 Steps to Keeping Your Design From Turning Into a Disappointing Product

There are lots of ways to define a "disappointing product." But there are few things more frustrating than a product's design that breaks or wears out sooner than you expect. From the consumer's perspective, the purchase begins to feel like a trick.

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  • November 08, 2017
  • | by Troy Lewis

Is Your Design Great in Theory but Impossible in Practice? Think Again

Every designer knows that guiding an idea from being a burst of inspiration to being a product on the shelves is a grueling process. Bringing new inventions and ideas to life requires countless trips to the drawing board, endless iterations, lots of setbacks, and at..

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  • October 16, 2017
  • | by Steve Cartier

A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose, But All Foam Is Not Created Equal

When potential customers come to us looking for a design partner to bring their ideas to life, they usually have two main concerns: consistency in part size and shape and the delivery schedule.

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  • October 05, 2017
  • | by Randy Millwood

3 Ways to Defend Your Design Against Knockoffs

3 Ways to Defend Your Design Against Knockoffs

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  • August 28, 2017
  • | by Troy Lewis

Why Product Design Is a Collaborative Puzzle Process

Some 5,000 years ago, the first designers to make ice skates used bones to fashion the blades. The design worked — to a point. But in 1914, blade maker John E. Strauss of St. Paul, Minnesota, manufactured a closed-toe blade from a  single piece of steel. The skates..

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  • August 08, 2017
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

The Untapped Design Potential of EVA-Based Foam

These days, product design and development is as much about the feel of a product as is the look and functionality. For designers who haven’t traditionally had to focus on texture as a key component, this creates an interesting challenge. To craft the kinds of..

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  • June 26, 2017
  • | by Victor Lazzaro
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