Finishing out 2012.

The Pillar Product Design team would like to thank everyone we worked with, on having such a successful year. It was alot of hard work and we did some amazing things. We helped a number of client’s to fofill their dreams on getting their innovative products to market. Going into next year we are excited to work on new and innovative product ideas that will shape the market place. Happy Holidays and a happy new year.

Culti-Sifter Urban Garden Tool on Kickstarter

Pillar Product Design  of Seattle WA recently assisted CultiSifter in the development of a new urban ergonomic garden tool that will soon be released to the market. The CultiSifter team husband and wife duo has put there product on Kickstarter to get support in further developing this product for manufacturing. The product was recently premiered by Solid Concepts web site as well as used as a 3D solidworks complex surfacing example of the types and complexity of builds. We used a GF  PA Nylon 12 Objet SLS process to get working and functional samples for testing. This would not have been possible 3 years ago, this technology allows our client and

Flow Bindings New Active Strap Technology wins Snowboarder Magazine’s Platinum Awards

The New Active Strap binding technology known as NX-2 GT NASTY recently won the Snowboarders Magazine platinum product awards. The Pillar Product Design team worked with with the Flow team for nearly 2 years developing and performing mechanical engineering services on this new binding technology. It is definetly one of the hotest performing bindings on the market to date. We were very excited and honered to be involved in the development of the binding program and to work with such innovative individuals. Congrats for all the hard work and energy from the FLOW product management team for making this product idea a reality and turning

Bon Hiver Snowboarding

The Pillar Product Design team is working with the new and innovative Bon Hiver Snowboarding group. Our goal is to push the line to the next level. The patented Bon Hiver system let’s the user set their straps and leave it.  This innovative system allows the user to dis-connect and reconnect tot he board tool free and on the fly. One footed airs, foot plants in the pipe. This product really opens up some interesting opportunities.

Award Winning MTN Approach Ski Product Designed by Pillar Product Design

Pillar Product Design wins Notable 2012 Core 77 Design Awards for MTN Approach Ski

Dear Bob: Congratulations! You are the Professional Consumer Products Notable of the 2012 Core77 Design Awards! Thanks so much for participating and we’re excited about sharing the great news with our network. Here are your official Award details: = = = = = = = = = = = = Core77 Design Awards Consumer Products Professional Notable 2012 MTN Approach backcountry accent ski MTN Approach = = = = = = = = = = = = Share the great news with your friends: Core77 Design Awards Project Page: Core77 Design Awards Category Honorees: Twitter: I’m a Notable for the 2012 @Core77Awards for the Consumer Products category! #C77DA12 Your Jury Comments Well

Zipbuds Anti-tangle Earbuds Developed by Pillar Product Design

Travel + Leisure 2012 Design Awards

DGA (Digital Group Audio) worked with Pillar Product Design  team on the product development of the Zipbuds anti-tangle free earbuds. In Travel + Leisure March 2012 edition was voted “Best Personal Gadget”.

Bike Pedal Product Designed by Pillar and Wellgo Pedals

Pillar Product Design working with Wellgo Pedals

Pillar Product Design is very excited about working with the Wellgo team and developing new bike components. Personally, I have known and worked with Wellgo for over 15 years. Wellgo is an amazing team and offer world class manufacturing services. Wellgo I believe the largest supplier and manufacturer of bike pedals on the planet. The company is a family owned business and has been supporting and leading the mountain bike, downhill, commuter, road / race bike industry with their high quality world class designs.

FLOW Snowboard 2013 Active Strap line by Pillar Product Design and FLOW Snowboards

FLOW Snowboard 2013 Active Strap line

So with SIA wrapped up, it was exciting to see Flow’s new 2012- 2013 binding line “The Active Strap” be premiered for the first time. Pillar Product Design worked with the Flow team to develop this new technology. We assisted FLOW Snowboards on developing the active strap as well as the new ratchet lock ankle and toe buckle mechanism. You are looking at some serious product development work and enginuity at work. This binding design is a complete game changer for FLOW’S binding line. You are looking at the future. The active strap allows the straps to pull another 1″

Pillar Product Design Goes to Peru

Back from Peru

I took a month off and went to Peru with My family for the month of Jan. We checked out some amazing Inca and pre-Inca ruins. One thing we came across that was amazing from an engineering stand point was an aqueduct system that was cut from solid stone using a harder stone. These aqueducts were nearly 8km in length and they used ingenious designs like throwing a 90 degree angle in the path to lower the water level and slow the flow. They used system like narrowing or splitting the aqueduct to raise the water to transfer the