The Plunge Saw slides on an aluminum rail allowing straight-line cutting of hardwood and softwood. It is primarily used by kitchen installers, shop-fitters and workshop cabinet makers to enable high levels of cut accuracy. The rail has rubber strips mounted to the underside, this keeps it fixed on the workpiece without the need for clamping. To provide optimum ergonomics, the over-molded handle articulates on a parallel linkage. This keeps the user's gripping hand at a constant angle and eliminates high stress movements of the wrist.
Contact: Sion Netzler: firstname.lastname@example.org Credit: DeWalt Industrial Tool Company Client:
This outdoor light
totem uses remote lighting control technology. The light source is positioned at the totem's base and transmitted to the top by means of optical fiber cables. The Ziplux light totem allows angle control so that nearly 100% of the light beams can be focused at desired locations and glare is reduced. A single light source can illuminate different spots, thus enabling lighting in dark street areas and helping revitalize public spaces. Maintenance is performed on the ground without the need for trucks, cranes, scaffolds or ladders. This product can also produce electricity through photovoltaic panels and can work independently from the public electricity network.
Contact: Wagner Ferreira: email@example.com Credit:ZIPlux (Brazil) Client:
Vehicle Barrier (TVB) is a security device that opens and closes secure streets and roadways. Combining an industrial turntable with impact posts to stop attacking trucks, the TVB rotates within a street to provide access to approved vehicles. The TVB was conceived because of inherent problems with existing devices, which were originally designed for military installations, as well as the difficulties encountered when these devices were installed in New York's Lower Manhattan Financial District. The design team worked closely with the City of New York to meet the security requirements of the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Police Department and to create a device that is adaptable to be incorporated with the surrounding architecture.
Contact: Graeme Waitzkin: firstname.lastname@example.org Credit: Rock Twelve Security Architecture, Macton Corporation and Rogers Marvel Architects Client:
GR3 is a GPS receiver used
by surveyors to establish an exact position on earth down to one millimeter, by tracking up to 36 satellites simultaneously. Its unique shape and component architecture offers many advantages: Two battery packs nest into an I-beam shaped magnesium chassis. These batteries are oriented vertically to provide a handle, but also to keep the center of gravity as close to the range pole axis as possible to provide good balance. The top is square so it won’t roll if leaned against a wall. GR3 is completely waterproof to withstand extreme weather conditions. The top bumper even overlaps the base so rainwater runs off the unit, keeping the controls and handle dry.
Contact: Dan Harden: email@example.com Credit:Whipsaw Inc. Client:Topcon Positioning Systems
The Ridgid WTS2000L
Wet Tile/Stone Saw is a professional-grade tool for cutting tile and masonry products. The saw is designed for professional contractors and serious do-it-yourselfers, satisfying the needs of both user groups with high performance and portability.
Contact:Eric Stangarone: firstname.lastname@example.org Credit:IDEO Client:Chervon North American Inc.
Dyno Nobel's Super EZ Connectors form the attachments of a precision, non-electric, timed detonation system used in blasting. They link together shocktubes, a type of specialized fuse which burns at a rate of 7000 feet per second. The connectors are used in industries wherever blasting occurs, such as mining, excavation, quarries and demolition work. Each of the connectors has a small detonator with a timed charge located within its body. They clip onto other shocktubes (up to six total), which ignite and travel to other tubes or the final explosive charge. This series of specific timed delays helps the trained blasting technician plan the progress of a blast, maximizing the amount of rock and dirt moved.
Contact:Jonathan Marks, IDSA: email@example.com Credit:JAM-Proactive and Dyno Nobel Client:
The DeWALT DW745 Table Saw
is an ultra-portable, compact and durable table saw intended for jobsite use by the construction professional. Because jobsite table saws are regularly transported to and from construction sites and are subjected to rough handling, durability and good carrying ergonomics are critical. This saw's durable steel roll cage, shock mounts and rubber feet make it ideal for withstanding jobsite abuse and frequent transportation. The small size and portability provided by the roll cage create optimal carrying ergonomics, and make the saw easier to pack into a crowded work van. The DW745 also boasts a patented rack and pinion fence and 16" rip capacity.
Contact: Robert Welsh: firstname.lastname@example.org Credit:DeWalt Industrial Tool Company Client:
The D51 EX/PX-22's "super-slant nose" engine hood design represents the first time in the history of dozers that the entire top of the dozer blade is visible from the cabin at all times. This unique feature allows the operator to see objects that are very close to the blade, dramatically increasing safety and efficiency on the jobsite. This new design assures an improvement in fundamental dozer work parameters.
Contact: Hayato Kinoshita: email@example.com Credit: USTC1, Komatsu Ltd. (Japan) and H&A Inc. (Japan) Client: Komatsu Ltd. (Japan)
Designed with both the serious DIY-er and professional in mind, this innovative compact drill driver utilizes a patented combination chuck and clutch which enables users to easily fit into tight workspaces. The full-sized, 3/8-inch chuck provides the flexibility to use a variety of standard drill and driver bits. The drill's 12vcartridge-style lithium-ion battery boasts a longer run time and is integrated into the handle for improved balance and compact footprint.
Contact: Jason Swanson: firstname.lastname@example.org Credit:Techtronic Industries, Concept Center (Hong Kong and US ) Client:The Home Depot®
plays an important role in urban development. The Trimble S8 Total Station is a robotic laser instrument used in surveying, measuring and specialized engineering applications on construction sites, building sites and in city planning. Developed in collaboration with users in the field, the instrument makes it possible to measure, survey or monitor targets up to 40 percent faster than conventional motorized stations. Its unique features and specialized software mean it can be used in different setups, ensuring future flexibility and increased productivity.
"A holistic design, with every aspect of the product's use taken into consideration. From storage to transport to utility, the design embodies a high quality product in a rugged package."
Andrew Valentine, Student, Virginia Polytechnic University
Contact: Anna Stern: email@example.com Credit:Propeller Design (Sweden) Client: Trimble