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Dyson Airblade

Several years ago, Dyson, the British company famed for its vacuum cleaners, made a foray into uncharted commercial territory. The result—the Dyson Airblade—is revolutionary for its ability to shed water off skin using air pressure alone, saving energy by eliminating the need for heat, not to mention countless paper towels.

dyson airblade interior

Dyson’s 120,000-square-foot research-and-development facility in Wiltshire, England, is where it all began.

  • Dyson Airblade: Concept

    In 2004, Dyson was exploring new ways to use its patented Dyson digital motor (DDM), which contains a virtually frictionless setup and was developed to make small vacuum cleaners for the Japanese m

  • Dyson Airblade: Research

    Research in air filtration and house-hold cleanliness had already led Dyson to build an in-house testing laboratory overseen by microbiologist Toby Saville.

  • Dyson Airblade: Prototyping

    With the technology to produce a 400-mph wind capable of drying a person’s hands in 12 seconds, the next step was to design a shell.

  • Dyson Airblade: Manufacturing

    Though technology has made prototyping much faster, it requires an under-standing of how rapid-prototyping materials behave compared to manufacturing materials.

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Why don't you make an ejustible handle so shorter and taller people can use it ?

The first? Mitsubishi has had a product that has been doing this same thing for almost 20 years now.

I have an idea that will revelutionalize the way we have showers...

I had the choice to use a traditional hand blower and a dyson airblade, the Dyson airblade worked great. Just put your hands in and they are dry. No touching anything with germs. Love it!

SelterKraft labwerks would like a full body model for their Lilly Pad House

Great article on the creation of the Dyson, which a VERY effective hand dryer. More info and videos can be found here.