May 2022 Issue of Design007 Magazine Available Now

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Do you ever feel like you’re designing in a vacuum? If so, you are not alone. For decades, this industry’s top instructors and journalists have been preaching about the need to communicate with your fabricator. But for many of you, that’s just not possible, and you spend most of your time designing in a vacuum.

So, in the May 2022 issue of Design007 Magazine, our contributors provide tips for designing in a vacuum, as well as the total costs of working in the dark, and some strategies for getting out of the Hoover.

Find out more in the May issue of Design007 Magazine. Download your PDF copy for future reference.

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