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Best on Tour: Bringing A Bait To Life

For the past year, Stephen Kocis has served as Product Design Manager for SPRO/Gamakatsu. With a background in industrial design, Kocis came to SPRO with over 30 years of experience in product and packaging design outside of the fishing industry. After a new product is conceptualized and sketched, it is Kocis’ job to bring that product to life using a CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawing. “A CAD drawing is basically a geometric model of what we intend the final part or product to look like,” he explains. “We are creating a design with tolerances in place like length, width, and thickness that are all dimensionally correct. It is a three-dimensional model that you can rotate and see from any angle. You can apply materials and measure density and weight of the finished part, all on the drawing within the three-dimensional model.”
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