We're 3!

Well I’m stoked! BDH is 3 years old.

We’re not yet in major media, known in pop-culture, or IPOing. Though still a far cry from what we’ll be doing in the future, I think there’s something to be said for growing for 3 years as a 100% bootstrapped business doing innovative things with happy clients.

Some personal reflections & realizations from the last year:

  • Besides seeing clients get to market with products we’ve helped them design, learning is by far one of the most rewarding parts of this endeavor.

  • This coincides with the prior point, but the physiology & sociology of engineering / business / life is fascinating. The technical stuff is really cool, but everything we do is human-centric.

  • Tough times in entrepreneurship can be really tough. The number of zeros after the dollar sign changes, the risk generally doesn’t. Shits crazy let me tell you.

  • Life sure is cool! There’s a lot of people doing things that make our time here a great window in history. It’s really inspiring & I’m working hard to be one of them.

In the interest of not taking up too much of your time, I’m keeping this short.

As always, & most importantly, a huge huge thank you to our clients, vendors, industry partners, & friends that have done so much to support BDH. I mean this from the bottom of my heart, it really means a lot.

Looking forward to checking back in when we’re 4!

Much love,

- Sam

Touring Welch Allyn

It was great to chat with Welch Allyn about the progression of medical technology & current design challenges within their professional & consumer product lines. Looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate in the future!

Additionally, they have some really cool volume manufacturing efficiencies in their line layouts.

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 Thank you Raz for the tour!

Thank you Raz for the tour!

Idea to Product in Five Hours

Had time for a little personal project here. Love the Leica, never loved its lens hood so designed & printed a few in an evening.

CAD & Render.

SLA 3D printed and painted matte black.

Advanced Design & Manufacturing / MD&M Expo 2018

Had a great time for our 3rd consecutive year attending the UBM Manufacturing Expo 2018 in Anaheim. This is one of the biggest shows of the year for us and it's so fun to see our local and global vendors & friends all in one place.

 Great seeing these guys from the small town I'm from in NY - I interned here in college!

Great seeing these guys from the small town I'm from in NY - I interned here in college!

 Our friends at Racer had a great booth as always!

Our friends at Racer had a great booth as always!

 Great to see some of the latest injection molding tech.

Great to see some of the latest injection molding tech.

 Waterjet companies usually take the cake for coolest product demos.

Waterjet companies usually take the cake for coolest product demos.

Additive Manufacturing Americas Conference

It was a pleasure to speak about future additive applications in automotive production at the Am Show Americas 2017. Really enjoyed seeing old industry faces and connecting with some of the other speakers!

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We're Two!

BDH is two years old! Since the first year was a lot of getting organized & getting our name out there, this was our first real full year of making clients dreams come to fruition, & it was awesome! Some highlights of the year:

- This year, clients & vendors have taken us all over the world (5 countries)!

- We've continued reinvesting profits in expanding our capabilities & bringing new technology in-house.

- We've had the pleasure of working on quite the variety of projects; from simple consumer goods to complex technologies that will greatly impact parts of the world.

Most importantly, I want to send a huge thank you to all of our clients, industry partners, vendors, & friends. As I was writing holiday greeting notes this year, I was elated to reflect on the amazing relationships that have graced BDH this year. The various Los Angeles communities that we're a part of have been integral in growing as a business. We are so thankful for the support, both locally & globally.

Much love,

Sam

Fashion Tech Forum 2017

We had a great time at Fusion Tech Forum with our friends from Inboard Technology.

 With my friend Ryan Evans, Inboard Technology CEO.

With my friend Ryan Evans, Inboard Technology CEO.

Enjoyed some great talks from industry leaders.

 Will.I.Am & the president of Flex, unlikely combo but interesting synergies.

Will.I.Am & the president of Flex, unlikely combo but interesting synergies.

  Angela Ahrendts was my favorite speaker. Such a smart woman.

Angela Ahrendts was my favorite speaker. Such a smart woman.

 So cool to Nike implementing cutting edge technology in new product development. John Hoke is the head of design.

So cool to Nike implementing cutting edge technology in new product development. John Hoke is the head of design.

 Fender CEO, Andy Mooney, gave a great talk about the future of technology in music education.

Fender CEO, Andy Mooney, gave a great talk about the future of technology in music education.

Tech In Motion Los Angeles TIMMY Awards 2017

It's always a pleasure attending Tech In Motion LA events. These guys do a ton for the LA startup community / Silicon Beach & they were nice enough to invite us back to exhibit at the TIMMYs again.

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 UploadVR /UploadLA hosted the event & they had some cool virtual reality, 360 cam, & full motion VR toys laying around.

UploadVR /UploadLA hosted the event & they had some cool virtual reality, 360 cam, & full motion VR toys laying around.

 We had to show off our SLA printing capabilities so this brush design was a trade show booth addition.

We had to show off our SLA printing capabilities so this brush design was a trade show booth addition.

 We went from idea to prototype on this in under 24 hours.

We went from idea to prototype on this in under 24 hours.

WESTEC 2017

We had a great time seeing the latest from some of our vendors & industry leaders at WESTEC 2017 (right in our backyard at the LA convention center). It's great to see the progress that additive / subtractive hybrid machines are making. The manufacturing world is changing & we align with those that are the first to invest in the future!

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 Happy I'm not the guy in charge of lugging these large machining centers from show to show.

Happy I'm not the guy in charge of lugging these large machining centers from show to show.

 Additive & subtractive 6061 material @ 99% dense!

Additive & subtractive 6061 material @ 99% dense!

 Much love to Autodesk as always - these guys take care of us!

Much love to Autodesk as always - these guys take care of us!

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We Moved!

We Moved!

If you follow us on any social media, you saw we moved about a month ago! As we continue to grow in breadth & depth of capabilities, it's imperative that we have 1, enough space to work comfortably & efficiently, and 2, the infrastructure and facilities to maintain upmost security with trade secrets / intellectual property. Just a few blocks from our original location, the new home base checks both of these boxes.

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In congruency with the move, we've added another cutting-edge prototyping tool to our arsenal; a SLA 3D printer with larger build volume! With this, we have the capability to precisely simulate and iterate a wider array of injection molded components with accurate surface quality & CMF.

2017 Q1 has been our best yet in all metrics & our future trajectory is set to contain some exciting highlights. It's an incredible point in time to be a part of the design & manufacturing industry.