Manufacturing

Wouldn’t it be great to see how all the gears and the whatchamacallits inside that product actually work? We can make that magic happen.

  1. February 28 2014

    What’s Printing for Dinner?

    By Nick Nakadate
    Related Solutions: High-tech, Manufacturing
    Related Skill Sets: 3D

    With the arrival of 3D printing, there has been a huge wave of manufacturing and single-person advances.  So many items, whether tools, machine parts, jewelry, or other items can be printed and used, sold, or made for further prototyping.  Machines making or replicating food was envisioned years ago by Gene Roddenberry in Star Trek. What’s that?!  Food you say?  Yes, there are currently 3D printers on the market that make candy, and even pizza, among other foods.   Much of the focus is on candy due to the ease of using crystallized…

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  2. July 15 2013

    Future of the body

    By Alex Miller
    Related Solutions: Consumer, High-tech, Manufacturing

    I went to the parents house the other day and once again watched commercials on this “cable” thing. Amongst all the common advertisement for fast food and soda there was one commercial that caught my attention. It looked and sounded like a drug ad, you know the ones for depression or sleep aid, but it was for… a prosthetic knee. Now prosthetic bones are nothing new but the way they advertised this was very casual, not something that was specifically for the elderly or the crippled. Something much more like…

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  3. May 30 2013

    Wait Till Next Year

    By Sean Hutchinson
    Related Solutions: Events, Manufacturing

    She was a shimmering beauty in blue. All glitter and more valuable than gold. Officially, she entered the Stumptown 40 as Blue Steele, but we all know her as Mariah Carey. This year was supposed to be different. No double eliminations, just a straight shot to the top. We had Jackson, our good luck charm, right there track side. Things started off positively enough: a no-show opponent allowed us to breeze through to the second round. “Bluey” put in her paces for sport. The south track seemed to be running faster. And…

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  4. March 7 2013

    Made to Order

    By Nick Nakadate
    Related Solutions: Consumer, High-tech, Manufacturing
    Related Skill Sets: 3D

    With all the ability of creating 3D objects, there has been a catch-up phase for creating physical copies of these pixel-born objects.  That catch-up is happening now, and is happening quickly. One can now print in almost any material, ranging from metals and plastics, to porcelain, glass, and even food such as cheese or sugar. Notable milestones as of late are the Nike 3D printed shoe, the Vapor Laser Talon.  The shoe was 3D printed to escape the constraints of conventional manufacturing.  I would liken it to an organic object growing to…

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  5. January 4 2013

    What is Kate Ertmann Looking At?

    By Client Relationship Lead
    Related Solutions: Ethnographic Animation, Manufacturing
    Related Skill Sets: 3D

    ADi was very excited to learn that Portland Monthly Magazine wanted to interview Kate a while back. We think what we do is pretty cool, so we are always very interested and pleased when others share our enthusiasm for the work we do. Our work is not only fun and very creative, but we really do help our clients succeed, and that is always job one. The reporter came to our studio to talk with her and there was a photo shoot as well. The photo from the print edition of…

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