Category: How its Done

Laser Engraving - Wooden Name Badges
January 12, 2017

A little Introduction To Our Laser Engraving Capabilities Our laser engraving and laser cutting machine has been used frequently over the past year. We've finally started to promote this service towards our clients. After years of practicing and tinkering with the equipment and using it for prototyping and fabrication, we figured it was time to take it a step further. Laser cutting is obviously nothing new. However, we feel like we've mastered our...

Making the BeerNStein™
June 5, 2015

The idea of a beer stein tumbler was first conceived in the fall of 2012 while the Brew2Go™ product was being developed. It was in the cards for the Brew2Go™ to be released to market first. The very first 3D concept rendering of the BeerNStein™ (below) was printed out and taped to my office wall, where it would serve as a reminder of the next development in line - a 24 oz plastic insulated beer stein with handle. Since we wanted the bottom...

8 Great Drink Recipes for the Stemless Traveler™
May 23, 2014

[column width="1/3" place="none" ]   [/column] [column width="1/3" place="last" ] RED SANGRIA The beauty of the basic Sangria recipe is that it is as delicious as it is easy, and it only gets better as you spice it up with your own tasty additions! Really, it is hard to add the "wrong" ingredient here, think favorite fruits, spice and liquors. Chill and enjoy! Ingredients: 1 750 ml bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja...

A few popular drinks on Pinterest
November 20, 2013

Liquid Marijuana For all you adventurous drinkers, this drink may be for you. No, this doesn’t contain any marijuana. It’s just named that based off the color. If you love trying out new things and love shots, this recipe may be for you and your friends. Please drink responsibly. INGREDIENTS 1/4 oz Blue Curacao liquor 1/4 oz Captain Morgan® spiced rum 1/4 oz Midori® melon liquor 1/4 oz Malibu® coconut rum 1 splash sweet...

Add Any Product or Service To Your Free Online Wedding Registry
April 11, 2013

Planning your Wedding? Here's a brief DIY tutorial on how to get started with My Registry, a free online wedding registry. MyRegistry.com is a website that allows you to manage your own registry and add items from ANY store on the internet. In addition, you can sync pre-existing store registries, request cash, scan barcodes with your phone, display it on Facebook as well as creating custom personalized links. Feel free to comment below if you...

MorphCase: iPod Touch = PHONE
September 4, 2012

The low cost and accessibility of Wi-Fi is only going to become more advanced and abundant in the future. Some recent Wi-Fi advances include the collaboration of major cable companies for CableWiFi, Wi-Fi enabled cars, Passpoint, superfast speeds with Connectify Dispatch, using your home network everywhere with Anyfi.net, and SuperWiFi is now on the horizon. A LIGHTBULB WENT OFF... The iPod Touch … the “iPhone without a phone.” Over...

Making the Pawfect Suds Dog Soap
April 25, 2011

A few summers back, my girlfriend Jen started making her own, all natural dog soaps to sell at one of our local farmers' markets. To begin with, she used soap molds of paw prints that she found at an online retailer. The feedback from pet owners was really positive and her soaps began to work wonders on many dogs with irritated skin conditions. With the success of her soaps, Jen was eager for the next steps in the development of her new dog soap...

The Power of Sharing Knowledge
March 28, 2011

Although my industry of creative innovation is secretive and often very confidential, without sharing your work and experiences with others it would be really difficult to take your organization to the next level. The internet is the ultimate resource for sharing knowledge and I've had some great experiences since when I first started sharing my work online. 1. Show off your best work   It's truly important that your...

Burton: How to Make a Snowboard
March 12, 2011

Traveling to Burlington, Vermont, the Cool Hunting video crew visits Burton's snowboard manufacturing center to learn about their handmade process and prototyping techniques. Chris Doyle, the brand's "mad scientist" who's worked with founder Jake Burton since 1996, gives a behind-the-scenes tour explaining what makes their snowboards industry...

Moleskine Debossing: How it's done
January 18, 2011

"What's life like inside the Moleskine factory? Every bit as timeless and beautiful as the notebooks themselves. Here's a scrumptious look at how the debossing process works, deep in the heart of Moleskine. What I love especially is how much is still done by hand—the brass die are machined, then finished by a real live human being. The pattern is then heat-pressed onto the cover for mass personalization. More of these, please! Many, many more."...

Plastic Injection Molding: How it's done
November 16, 2010

Injection molding (British English: moulding) is a manufacturing process for producing parts from both thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials. Material is fed into a heated barrel, mixed, and forced into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the mold cavity.After a product is designed, usually by an industrial designer or an engineer, molds are made by a moldmaker (or toolmaker) from metal, usually...

Plastic Bottles: How it's done
November 13, 2010

Plastic bottles are made with a variety of resins, the most popular of which is high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are also popular resins used to make different types of plastic bottles. PET is most often used to make plastic bottles for water and soft drinks, and the above video will demonstrate the manufacturing process. The plastic that eventually becomes a bottle starts out as...

Glass Bottles: How it's done
November 12, 2010

If you've always wondered how glass bottles were manufactured, then check out this interesting "How it's Made" segment. In all cases a stream of molten glass at its plastic temperature (1050-1200 Celsius) is cut by a shearing blade to form a cylinder of glass called a gob. Both of the processes start with this gob falling by gravity and guided by troughs and chutes into the blank...

Vinyl toys: How it's done
November 2, 2010

  Take a peek inside the Obitsu Factory, which has been manufacturing Japanese toys since 1966. Rotational molding, also known as rotomolding, rotocasting or spin casting, is a molding process for creating many kinds of mostly hollow items, typically of plastic. A heated hollow mold is filled with a charge or shot weight of material, it is then slowly rotated (usually around two perpendicular axes) causing the softened material to disperse and...