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You are viewing 4 events for October 2013 in the category Events

Open House in Celebration of National Manufacturing Day

NextFab Studio will be hosting an open house in celebration of National Manufacturing Day. There will be tours every 30 minutes from 10am to 5pm which will also include technology/machine demonstrations throughout the day.

At 11.30am NextFab will be hosting Councilman Bobby Henon of Philadelphia's 6th district and a group of local high school robotics students. The group will explore the applications of advanced design and prototyping techniques. 

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Create with Corian®

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NextFab, DuPont™, & CH Briggs Company have come together to host an exciting hands-on demonstration workshop.  This demonstration will provide a unique opportunity to explore the versatile potential of Corian® for both horizontal and vertical applications.  Join us in creating with DuPont™ Corian®!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, exchange, and explore the techniques that can bring your Corian® designs to life!  Space is limited.  Please

Refreshments will be served.  Dress casual.  Closed toe shoes are required.  You will be in the shop doing some fabrication work. 

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Yards Tap Handle Throwdown Gala

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"And , the Winner is..."

NextFab and Yards Brewing Company cordially invite you to the Tap Handle Throwdown gala event. This is the culimnation of months of hard work, creativity, design, and craftsmanship. 

Flex your democratic muscle by voting for the best tap handle. Then celebrate the winning design while enjoying a craft brew from Philadelphia's favorite local brewery.

The winning design will not only be spotlighted at this gala event but it will be featured prominently at bars throughout the city. 

The winning designer will not only receive the admiration of their fellow beer drinkers, but also the the following great prizes:

  • An afternoon at the Yards Tasting Room ($150 value)*
  • $200 gift card from Yards*
  • One six-month NextFab Standard membership ($1,000 value)
  • One complete outfit of stylish Yards clothing
  • Reproductions of the Winning Design installed and used by popular bars across the city
*Must be 21 years or older to redeem one or both of the above prizes
+ Voting for the best Tap Hande
+ Complimentary Beer Tasting from Yards
+ NextFab Facility Tours
+ We can’t give all our secrets away yet!
Space is limited, so get your tickets now!
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Industrial Design with Peter Bressler

6 Tuesdays : October 22nd - November 26th, 7PM-9PM

Join us for our very first industrial design course at NextFab Studio with renowned industrial designer, Peter Bressler!

This 6-part course is an introduction to industrial design that will take you through the entire design process, including: research, feature analysis, need identification, ideation, concept sketching, modeling, prototyping, critique, and refinement.

Participants will design a new coat hook using an iterative process, while considering the goals of functionality, usability, aesthetics, ease of installation and manufacture.

October 22nd : Introduction to industrial design, coat hanger project, ideation

October 29th : Product research, feature analysis, design criteria, concept sketching

November 5th : Concept presentation, rough manual modeling, 2D and 3D design

November 12th: Analysis, critique, correction and refinement

November 19th : Presentation skills, prototype production and finishing

November 26th : Final presentation and critique

Peter Bressler is an Industrial Designer with over 40 years of experience in functional innovation, creating communication through aesthetics, and application of human factors and materials and manufacturing processes. From 1970 through 2012 he founded and led Bresslergroup, a product research, design and development firm in Philadelphia. The firm's projects have received over 50 Awards for design and engineering and Peter himself has either authored or coauthored over 75 utility and design patents.

His participation as an officer at the national level in the Industrial Designers Society of America has resulted in election to the Academy of Fellows and receipt of a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peter participated in the creation of and since 2006 has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Integrated Product Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania..

Under the banner of PBressler, LLC, Peter is now providing product design & development consulting and Intellectual property expert witness services.

This course is limited to 10 people, members only. Not a member? Select the "Admission + 3 Month Membership" ticket and receieve a 3 month membership to NextFab Studio as well as admission to Peter Bressler's course (a $937 value)!

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