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

By Randy Millwood
January 09, 2019
, By Randy Millwood
January 09, 2019
, By Randy Millwood
January 09, 2019

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...
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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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PopFoam and One World Futbol: A Perfect Match

By Tim Jahnigen
October 04, 2018
, By Tim Jahnigen
October 04, 2018

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

By Victor Lazzaro
April 12, 2018
, By Victor Lazzaro
April 12, 2018

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

By Troy Lewis
November 08, 2017

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

By Steve Cartier
October 16, 2017

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

By Randy Millwood
October 05, 2017

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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3 Ways to Defend Your Design Against Knockoffs

By Troy Lewis
August 28, 2017

3 Ways to Defend Your Design Against Knockoffs
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Why Product Design Is a Collaborative Puzzle Process

By Victor Lazzaro
August 08, 2017

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...
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