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Chinese Manufacturer to Open $20 Million Factory In US

LITTLE ROCK, United States — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a Chinese manufacturer that makes apparel under the Adidas, Reebok and Armani brands will open a factory in Arkansas, creating 400 jobs. Hutchinson said Thursday that the state has signed a memorandum of understanding with Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company. The governor is on a trade mission in China and he spoke to reporters via Skype. …

Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

Innovations in 3D printing have done their part to inspire maker-culture. We print, or at-least try to print, drones, human organs, and even medications. Additive techniques are practical and accessible for much of the prototyping process. However, just because we can print synthetic drugs with 3D printers, doesn’t mean we can print something as simple as a walnut radio. Shaper, a San Francisco based hardware startup, …

Social Goods | Gap Accused of Sexism, Zara Workers Unionise

“Gap Accused of Sexism over ‘Social Butterfly’ Children’s T-Shirt Ad” (The Guardian)“Girls’ ‘g’ top is featured in poster in which a boy – labelled ‘the little scholar’ – wears a shirt bearing Albert Einstein’s face.” “How Diversity Changed Fashion” (Elle)“The fashion industry has historically had a poor record when it comes to booking models that don’t meet a type.” “Zara Workers Unionise For First Time …

Computational thermoforming is fun to watch

Computational thermoforming is fun to watch / Boing Boing Here’s a very clear video showing how to create textured 3D objects with complex shapes. From the YouTube description: We propose a method to fabricate textured 3D models using thermoforming. Differently from industrial techniques, which target mass production of a specific shape, we propose a combined hardware and software solution to manufacture customized, …