Donal Reddington on mass customization, crowdsourcing and digital manufacturing

Archive for March, 2006


Monday, March 27th, 2006

It’s been a while coming, but I’ve finally got the re-design that I had been planning for a while sorted out. Late last year, it became clear to me that I could not continue to update the site regularly, due to the cumbersome system that I was using to publish new articles. I’ve now switched [...]

DECi Becomes Tacton Reseller in Korea

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Product sales configuration software supplier Tacton Systems, has announced that it is now cooperating with Digital Engineering Consulting, Inc. (DECi). Under the agreement, DECi will become a Tacton Configurator reseller in South Korea. Tacton says that the agreement shows how the company is expanding its commitment to strategic business partnerships within the PLM arena.

‘High Definition’ Spectacles

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Ophthonix, a San Diego-based, venture-funded ophthalmic company producing “high definition” vision technology, has received a 10th patent supporting its ability to fully customize its iZon Wavefront-Guided Lens. The company says that this means that a patient’s vision can reach the peak of its physiological capability.

Dell Buys Alienware

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Dell, the World’s largest computer equipment company, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alienware, a specialist maker of high-end customized PC’s and notebooks.

Product Family Design Course at MIT

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professional Institute is holding a short course called ‘Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation‘, from 31 July to 3 August 2006.

Designer publishes CAD files of lighting designs under Creative Commons

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Ronen Kadushin, a lecturer in furniture design at the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Israel, has published a collection of lighting and accessories, which is one of the first examples of product designs being made available under the principles of ‘Open Design’. The design data for the products has been published on Ronen [...]