Current Trends in Industrial Design

Current Trends in Industrial Design

Industrial design is a field that is constantly evolving, with new technologies and design trends emerging all the time. Here at SurfaceID in Montreal, we are acutely aware of how important it is to keep pace with this ever-changing market. In recent years, the...
The cost of industrial design

The cost of industrial design

Well, the most correct but annoying answer is: it depends! There is no fixed price for hiring a design firm. It mostly depends on the scope of the project. What are we defining? Industrial design is a profession that focuses on the form, function, and—of course—the...
Sand casting at SurfaceID

Sand casting at SurfaceID

We just talked about the exclusive benefits of 3D printing and CNC machining in our previous post. Another very different manufacturing method allows to produce, like CNC, robust metal pieces. It’s called sand molded casting. As the name suggests, a mold made of...
Virtual Reality and Industrial Design

Virtual Reality and Industrial Design

Industrial design is about imagination, conception and ultimately, sharing a vision with the rest of the world. To convince someone that a concept is worth pursuing, what if they could interact with it at the earliest stages? Ever since the release of the first HTC...
CNC Machining & 3D Printing

CNC Machining & 3D Printing

As product designers, customers constantly come to us urging us to make 3d prints.  Everyone is crazy for them.  And understandably so, it’s like Star Trek magic—to be able to input some data in the replicator, press go, and voilà! Magic shapes will appear! We at...