A Desktop CNC Milling Machine for $2000

Ok, brace yourself...We just came across a desktop CNC Milling machine for $2000 on Kickstarter! The machine is called the Nomad Mill and we believe it's ready to take the Maker, Inventor and Hobbyist market by storm. And we're not the only ones either, since launching on Kickstarter 4 Days ago the Nomad has already blown past it's $30K goal and is currently sitting at $146K with 26 Days left. Check-it out for yourself:

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Filed under: Blog, Inventors, Prototyping, Startups

Future of 3D Printing : Infographic

3D printing is not new. In fact it been around for 30 years but now the technology has gone mainstream. 3D printers are now affordable to everyday people are their growth, use and features are growing exponentially. When we came across this infographic on the Revolution of 3D printing  created by Newark it got us thinking about the changing nature of prototyping and what this means for design and entrepreneurs. We think it will do the same for you!

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Filed under: Blog, Prototyping

Modernizing Product Concept Design with CAD

The Product Design Show from Engineering.com continues to release excellent videos on product development. Whether you're a design professional, inventor or simply interested in how products are developed, the show has wealth of information that is sure to peak your interest. The recent episode "Modernizing Product Design Concept" provides an excellent take on how CAD (computer-aided design) programs like Solidworks, which we use at Design 1st, have revolutionized how design concepts, are created, tested and shared. Check-out the video below:

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Filed under: Blog, New Product Development, Prototyping

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