Salient Technologies, Inc.
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  • Salient 2016 Highlights

      Another year has gone by, and here at Salient, we have lots to be excited about! Here (in no particular order) are just a few things that made our year great: Working with a wide range of customers on over 160 products this year; ranging from leaf blowers to sippy cups and from playground equipment to oceanic drones. Winning the Prospera […]

  • Salient-Helio Collaboration: 3D Printed Titles

    Earlier this spring, Zach Johaneson of Helio Collective approached Salient about creating physical movie titles for use in-camera (instead of the typical computer-generated graphics we’re all used to seeing) for the opening credits of Red Bull’s recently-released Travis Rice snowboarding film, The Fourth Phase. From Zach: “For intro title sequences in films, you always start by identifying […]

  • Five Reasons Markers are Not Dead

    “Rumors of my demise are greatly over exaggerated” is not only a famous quote (Mark Twain) and song lyric (Rise Against the Machine), it also accurately describes the state of markers as a tool in the product development and design industry. Long gone are the days when painstaking hours were spent on full color, hand-drawn […]

  • Laser Cut Birdman Costume

    One handy tool for prototyping is a laser cutter.  At Salient, we use our laser to cut wood, plastic, cardboard and fabric for testing, prototypes and golden samples.  However, with Halloween upon us, why not make a cardboard Birdman costume using the laser cutter?!  Once you have a pattern, the laser cutter is more precise, […]

  • 6 Player Loopin’ Chewie Hack

    As a gamer, maker and designer, I am a huge fan of altering toys and games for more exciting play. Sometimes you just need to make a Nerf dart fly faster or make a toy glow in the dark just for fun.  For those that love action games, Hasbro reintroduced the classic Looping Louie this […]

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