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‘70% of our ability to make money was in design’

Sandy Munro illustrated the origins of DFM at Ford in the 1980s last month in his keynote at Design for Manufacturing Summit #7 in Brooklyn – video provided by Worldcast Live.

Stadslab Rotterdam spawning many hardware startups

Hogeschool Rotterdam tech teacher Arnold Roosch runs Stadslab Rotterdam, a Fab Lab that offers Rotterdammers the opportunity to ‘make things that they wouldn’t have been able to pull off in their garage’.

Bhold brings software development principles to manufacturing

‘We have to become more self-reliant, rely on more local manufacturing and design,’ says Bhold founder Susan Taing. Last week she launched an initiative with Dutch 3D-printer company Ultimaker to showcase crowdsourced and iterative design principles.