Archive for January, 2011

Materials scientists in California have made a special metallic glass with a strength and toughness greater than any known material.

To kick the new year off we’d like to extend an invitation to everyone in the GTA join us on January 31st at 7:30 pm for our monthly Wing Night hosted at Grace O’Malley’s. Hope to see you there!


My name is David Green and I’m the Director of Communications for ACIDO. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy New Year and to welcome you to our new site! We hope you’ll find useful information here about Industrial Design, our Association and the community at large. I’ll be uploading information about upcoming events and information that you will hopefully find useful and interesting. I’d also like to extend an invitation to everyone to email me anything that will interest the Industrial Design community at large, and I’ll do my best to publish it in a timely fashion.

To kick things off, I thought I’d share this link from IDES to help you with your resin selection challenges, these charts have been developed based on the most common questions IDES gets regarding Regulatory Approvals, UL flammability, Heat Deflection Temperature and much more. By just answering a few questions you can download this free 28 document. Hope you find it useful.

Best regards,

David Green

Welcome to the launch of the new ACIDO website. Building this site has been a collaborative effort and was led by Paul Hanusiak. Many thanks to him for pushing this initiative forward.

The style of the site is simple and the format makes it easier to get basic information about ACIDO and industrial design. There are direct links on the side of the page that lead to Design Exchange (DX),  ADIQ, BCID and ICSID. The blog style format will encourage more immediate posting of information and opportunities.

This is a work in progress and I encourage anyone from the industrial design community to contribute to improving its functionality. We hope that the site helps build relationships both within the design community and beyond.

Warm Regards

Jonathan  Loudon

President of ACIDO