Alex Netz

Pro manager, Plastics
Montreal, QC, Canada

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  • "What revolutionary design feature did they come up with? The format? From moleskine sketch books to cheap walmart stenographer or reporter notebooks the “panoramic” format is not original. Looks like a good quality and well designed pad, and ive spent more than 20$ on a good pad, but not exactly revolutionary "
    on: Dealing With Design Piracy: Studio Neat's Response to Their Work Getting Knocked Off
  • "Brilliant!"
    on: Cool Tools: Festool's New Edge Sanding Guide
  • "Well written, good article. My take on ikea’s plans is that they are trying to reduce the ubiquity of their stuff on craigslist. One readon that ikea has a reputation for disposable or temporary furniture is that it is so available in the used market. By giving an incentive to return it to the store AKA a store credit, while pushing the idea that their stuff can live through many relocations they might be trying to improve their connotation. Also, might have the “diamonds are forever” effect, a-la de beers. Extra points for being so knowledgeable on their catalog!"
    on: IKEA Will Begin Testing a Furniture Subscription Model
  • "Modern day tanks still implement that principle. Explosives on the outside of the armour will detonate when impacted with a projectile, avoding an explosion inside the tank. "
    on: Auto Safety Feature of the Near Future: Airbags on the Outside of Cars
  • "Now to invent a machine that pops the bubbles"
    on: A Desktop Machine That Lets You Make Your Own Bubble Wrap
  • "A drill press is not a great comparison , nits a completely different tool And its meant To drill perpendicular to the material. A drill with a level will be parallel to the floor, very useful when installing a shelf. The angle lock feature, the depth stop are good ideas. Of course levels on drills are decades ideas but have fallen our favour, likely because they probably could not have been well calibrated to the motor and chuck in the injection moulded casing. What i wish for is a drill that has a square casing, so all sides are parallel to the bit and can be leaned on a guide. Matthias wendell on youtube has one ge got from an European fan and it looks amazing aside from it being metric"
    on: A Gimmicky Drill With a Killer Feature: The Ability to Indicate Level or Plumb
  • "Love the project, i wish you had a full tutorial on the fusion360 part of it. But the principal point is lost on me. 1 gummy bear is the portion! Its a good idea to mold a different shape, say a skull or a cannabis leaf to prevent  children and teens to mistakenly overdose (many such instances have sent MANY to the hospital).  But a big piece that you need to break or cut? Then you put back in your pocket? I think that idea perhaps came while... medicated"
    on: How to Make Molds for Designer Edibles
  • "Very well produced video, following your process is interesting. But here’s my constructive feedback:As designed, it would be impossible to manufacture this out of bent metal. You chose to design the bottom flat into 2 split parts that fold into eachother, and also have a bend that folds into the vertical back. ( the bend you discuss at around the 11th minute mark). The thickness of the material would make this triple fold impossible unless you add clearance between all the fold. Additionally it would take a deep reach for a metal break to get into that last fold, and you didnt contend with the fact the edges converge in the middle of a scree hole. The point of mocking up is to visualize how the design can be further simplified. Why not make the whole piece from what might look like a t-shaped piece, only 3 folds required?in fact, the joint between the back face and the bottom face can be sharper fold, say 110degrees instead of 90, and that will give you already the slant for the key holding tabs."
    on: Backpack Hanger Mockup Build: Using Matboard to Simulate Folded Sheet Metal Parts
  • "Interesting,You know, Rain, your life experience transitioning from city to country would make for a fascinating youtube channel. If you have the inclination, and the time, you should document it all. I know aI would watch. (Also “consumerism” is my trigger word)"
    on: Thoughts on Consumerism, Farm Life and the Design of Can Openers
  • "The method filament runs at 70$ for the “tough” and 80$ for. Pva spool, and these are 0.75kg spool, compared to good quality 30-40$ 1kg spools out there. It appears that 3rd party filament will work, but if you want to take advantage of the moisture free bay, and probably their close tollerances, you need to take into consideration the high consumables. Can you bill your client for time when printer is running?"
    on: MakerBot's New 3D Printer Puts Accessible High-Quality Prototyping in the Hands of Industrial Designers
  • "I think that dismissing legislation because the president “doesn’t understand the complexity of manufacturing” is in itself an oversimplification. I’m Canadian and have no strong opinion on Trump, I think that waves of tarifs he was bringing on was essentialy a form of socialism: collectively us residents would have to pay more for locally produced items at the benefit of those manufacturers. The n.1 reason why molders like Chinese molds is the price. The delivery times difference mentioned by Sajar are a consequence of the current setup: it would take a few seasons for Us moldmaker to adjust to demand and for molders to establish stronger primary US suppliers, but eventually US mildmakers would be faster (I though shipping by sea from china takes 2 months, no?) Ultimately, I assume that whomever has a stronger lobby in Washington will come on top"
    on: Explaining What the Hell is Going On With U.S. Tariffs and Chinese Injection Molds
  • "According to google.it architetto was in use by the mid xiv century already. Although at the time it might also meant “the one in charge of construction”"
    on: How a Non-Architect Built the World's Largest Dome in the 1400s
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