If doctors and plane manufacturers and world-class champions can use 3D printing to become best in class, imagine how you can use this technology for your applications. You have already heard about 3D printing with plastics. What you may not know is now, you can 3D print with metal! Picture this: In one room, surgeons remove a tumor infected bone from a patient.
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1 day ago
Freight_Farms You didn’t think you’d be eating cheese sandwiches and steak forever did you? Population pressures mean the menu of the future may look very different – and new technologies are helping food scientists get creative. It’s impossible to predict the future. But sometimes it’s important to try.
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2 days ago
autonomous_ship_rolls_ royce Ever since humanity crawled from the oceans it seems we have been fixated with returning to them. From humble vine-bound wooden rafts to town-sized liners transporting thousands of holidaying guests at a time, it’s fair to say that, as a species, we’ve got travelling the oceans covered. Now, finally, it might be time for people to step away from the big blue once again. The latest ocean-going vessels have no need for a human captain and the era of self-sailing ships
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16 days ago
Students from Singapore Polytechnic finished in ninth place in the 2017 World Solar Challenge in a solar-powered car designed and built using SOLIDWORKS. Their car, not only had to be designed in accordance with strict competition design criteria but also needed to have the stamina to traverse 3000km across the unforgiving Australian outback, from Darwin to Adelaide, where temperatures fluctuated from single digits to 40°C within a single day. A solar-powered car that does not compromise
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29 days ago
Digital Toys What toys will your child play with during the next school holidays? Chances are they’ll be big, bright and lots of fun. But what’s the future of kid’s toys – and does the increasing digitization of playtime help or hinder child development? From Ken Dolls to computer coding
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30 days ago
There are currently over five trillion pieces of plastic floating around our oceans. Probably everyone on the planet would agree that we should work to keep our oceans clean, but until now there were very few real solutions. Back in 2012, a young man by the name of Boyan Slat made it his mission to rectify this growing global problem. Understanding the problem Within the planet’s oceans there are at least five major currents—called gyres—where trash and debris get carried around the world.
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1 month ago
Bikes of the Future Airless wheels. App integration. Automatic crash reporting and heartrate tracking. The bicycles of tomorrow are being designed with futuristic features that will transform riding – both for morning commuters and weekend calf-crunchers.
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1 month ago
From NASA-trained engineers to infrared cameras, designing modern sports footwear involves some serious attention to detail. Here’s how the top manufacturers use engineering to take bold strides in trainer design. What makes the perfect trainer? Sports trainers: they must look great and function even better.
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3 months ago
109 years? It’s been a long time since Henry T Ford’s first mass-produced automobile rolled off the production line. Things have come a long way since then. Quite literally.
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3 months ago
Imagine an engineer. Who are they? What do they look like? What do they do?
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4 months ago
Our planet’s population is increasing. People are everywhere – and they all need to be somewhere else. As a result, mass transport is becoming a problem, as big as the exceeding populations themselves. The question is less about where we go from here and more about how we get there.
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5 months ago
In 1983, Jay Godsall attended a diplomatic lunch for African landlocked countries. At the time, he was trying to enlarge his lawn mowing business to different regions of Canada. After having a long conversation with a diplomat from Burundi, he learned that central Africa was the harshest place in the world for transportation to thrive, since there were minimal roads. Jay noted that Canada was also a harsh place for transportation;
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8 months ago
After an accident that occurred in 2011, professional driver Rob Parsons discovered he would never walk again. He didn’t let this tragedy sideline him from his chosen profession, however. As soon as he was able to leave the hospital, Rob went back to his shop to start working again. His mission: to find a way to enable disabled drivers like himself to race drift cars.
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1 year ago
Bei der Ebola-Epidemie von 2014 handelte es sich um die bisher größte ihrer Art. Sie erstreckte sich über mehrere Länder Westafrikas und kostete über 11.000 Menschen das Leben. Das Center of Disease Control und seine Partner aus aller Welt arbeiten daran, künftige Ausbrüche zu verhindern. Das ist jedoch leichter gesagt als getan.
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2 years ago
For the physically disabled, a functional wheelchair can be a lifeline to a more productive life. Realizing that poor road conditions were hindering the mobility of wheelchair-dependent people in developing nations, the designers at Global Research Innovation and Technology (GRIT) used SOLIDWORKS to develop a radically new lever-based design. Watch the latest episode of Born to Design to meet members of the former MIT Mobility Lab who created a wheelchair that’s improving mobility and changing
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3 years ago
Une nouvelle histoire de conception ingénieuse sera bientôt disponible dans la série Born to Design. En voilà un aperçu ! http://blogs.solidworks.com/solidworksfrance/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/GoGrit_Preview_Video_FRA.mp4 À très bientot!
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3 years ago
Une nouvelle histoire de conception ingénieuse sera bientôt disponible dans la série Born to Design. En voilà un aperçu ! http://blogs.solidworks.com/solidworksfrance/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/GoGrit_Preview_Video_FRA.mp4 À très bientot!
SOLIDWORKS FRANCE Blog
3 years ago
This blog series has covered 3D printing from a few different angles. Admittedly, I do tend to prefer the less heavy pursuits, such as food or dinosaurs, but this week we’re going to cover a few medical 3D printing stories that have the power to change lives. This batch of stories includes facial implants, 3D printed vertebra and printed liver tissue. No one can live forever, but quality of life and how we confront aging and disease is about to change courtesy of the 3D printer. oxfordperf 3D-
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3 years ago
Last week, we looked at the world of robot employment. From comedians and security guards to hitchhikers, we found that robots are taking on some non-traditional trades. After conducting a bit more research, it would appear that we’ve just begun to scratch the surface of emerging robot professions. This week’s “Recently in” takes a look at four robots breaking into the news broadcast, fishing, automotive repair and education industries.
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3 years ago
Futurists, like Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly, work to provide a glimpse at the world of tomorrow. In a recent interview, Kelly stated that the technology to come over the next 20 years will make the previous 20 “pale in comparison.” This week’s “Recently in” looks at the latest innovations building the ground floor of Kelly’s future – a world where robots roam our offices, streets, football pitches and even our comedy clubs. I have a feeling that the future will look a lot like Futurama.
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3 years ago
It’s easy to stand in awe gazing from the 163rd floor of the Burj Khalifa, atop the Hoover Dam or outside the Great Pyramid of Giza. The world’s largest man-made wonders are monuments to human ingenuity, perseverance and innovation. However, their grandeur should not detract from our more diminutive advancements. To borrow from Neil Armstrong, small steps can result in giant leaps.
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3 years ago
Earlier this week, Google X, the Internet giant’s research arm, announced the latest step in Google’s self-driving car project: build about 100 prototype vehicles that resemble the Hitchhiker’s Guide’s Marvin the Paranoid Android (Freeze? I’m a car. I’m not a refrigerator) and begin early-stage testing this summer (they must have planned the announcement after last week’s concept car driven Recently in). I'm driving. This will all end in tears. I’m driving.
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3 years ago
This week, the “Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas” exhibit debuted at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Dedicated to the “dream big” history of concept cars, the collection connects us with the innovative designs responsible for our love affair with the open road. While concept cars do not always translate into production vehicles, they ignite our interest by pushing the bounds of reality. Sure we don’t have a flying car suitcase yet, but even today concept cars
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3 years ago