Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, AlphaLab Gear is a nationally ranked hardware accelerator with a mission of helping early-stage physical product companies grow and scale in order to move through the first stages of the company faster. AlphaLab Gear invests up to $125,000 in each startup then provides guidance in two different modules: the first focused on customer discovery, and the second is focused on manufacturing at scale. With an excellent staff, on-site technical experts, mentors,
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
28 days ago
The Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Boston, located in the North American Headquarters at Waltham, MA, has two components – a Startup Accelerator and a Fab Lab. The Accelerator works with early to mid-stage startups that focus on new technologies and products that can shift the scales of Innovation across domains of City, Life, Lifestyle, Internet of Things and Ideation. These startups have access to a state-of-the-art Fab Lab with mentorship and support from Dassault Systemes (DS) community.
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1 month ago
The most wonderful time of year Back to School!!
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4 months ago
SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition 2017-2018 is here and packed with power and performance. Our mission is to provide students with the tools and skills they need to get the job of their dreams. With the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition, educators and students have access to the same 3D development tools used by millions of engineering and design professionals around the world, so they can focus on what’s really important—fostering new ideas, solving problems, teamwork, and innovation. Check out our
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8 months ago
Tim Ackaway, student at Braden River High School, has a passion for SOLIDWORKS. He started with SOLIDWORKS in Middle School. Tim is inspired by his instructor Gil Burlew. Two weeks ago, he contacted SOLIDWORKS Certification Manager, Mike Puckett with the message below.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
It’s calm Sunday morning before #SWW17. But in a few hours, 1000’s of SOLIDWORKS customers, value added resellers and partners will be here. So too will come the researchers, educators, and students. If you are new to SOLIDWORKS WORLD, there is an education track just for you.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
11 months ago
“I love to be able to take a person’s dream and write it down in pictures for them to see. With SOLIDWORKS they can see all aspects of their design and have a video to show how to use it. I have learned so much about the versatility and the expansive ability in creating all sorts of models in SOLIDWORKS. It truly is an amazing program.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
11 months ago
“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy Corporal Willy with a Epilog 120 Watt Laser The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together. I looked for two pieces that were not cracked or had any knots or other irregular surface features to them. However, as the machine finished the carving, a knot showed up right at the end of the Wolf’s nose. Rob made this one on a laser machine for a friend’s
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Fettuccine Pasta Bridge Richard first came up with the idea of constructing a bridge using fettuccine pasta, while pushing a shopping cart alongside his wife, Carmy, at a supermarket. As Carla stopped in the aisle stacked with a variety of pastas, Richard carefully observed the different types of pastas, appreciating the uniformity inside of the packaging. He recalls thinking, “To try and make something like that would be very difficult to say the least. I could not wait to get SOLIDWORKS up and
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1 year ago
We know him as Corporal Willy – Richard Williams, who is an engineer by passion and has dedicated his life to teaching in STEM education. From creating a bridge with fettuccine pasta and Elmer’s Wood Glue, to building a 9.25 ounces stool out of cardboard that went on to set a new world record that was tested at UNLV’s Labs, Richard makes science fun and exciting for children to pique their interests in engineering, architecture and other technologies. Besides being a SolidWorks instructor at
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Charlie, with a big smile, showing off his new computer on the first day of school Charlie, with a big smile, showing off his new computer on the first day of school A mechanical engineer from the University of Missouri of Science and Technology in Rolla Mo, Charlie started learning 3D software designing at the age of 86 years. His university education was interrupted when he spent two years in the Army. He spent the last year of the Korean War in the 984 Engineer Field Maintenance Company.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
solidworks-italian-speed-contest-1 IIS Perlasca challenges students’ passion for Design with their own version of the SOLIDWORKS Model mania contest. IIS Perlasca students recently achieved Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) as part of our SOLIDWORKS academic certification program. Teachers decided to further challenge their students by organizing their own SOLIDWORKS Model Mania Contest. The idea behind the contest is to stimulate students to push
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1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS Education back to school MIT 2016 Millions of students and educators have gone back to school! We put together helpful videos to describe what’s new in the SOLIDWORKS EDUCATION Edition Academic Year 2016-2017. If you are teaching SOLIDWORKS – take a look. We have expanded the SOLIDWORKS academic certification program to provide you the final exams for your students that promotes life-long learning and job-ready skills in design, finite element analysis, sustainability, engineering
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Intelligy Tour SOLIDWORKS 1 To help design students understand the skills needed to get the best jobs and compete globally, our SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller, INTELLIGY created the “Intelligy Tour”. Since 2012, the Intelligy Tour is a free event for students from all engineering careers to learn about new trends in 3D technology and industrial applications. Intelligy Tour SOLIDWORKS 2 The Intelligy Tour is provided to INTELLIGY’s educational institutional customers on subscription by the
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Tumba technical School Rwanda As an educator, you play a vital role in shaping the next generation of engineering and design professionals. SOLIDWORKS® can help you build your teaching skills for this critical role. SOLIDWORKS offers an exam and certification for educators — the SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator Exam. This certification will: Increase your technical proficiency in classroom instruction for 3D CAD, simulation, and sustainability Recognize your skills in teaching SOLIDWORKS software
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1 year ago
SolidWorks Summer Blog Post 2016 It’s that time of year again. FREE SOLIDWORKS Summer Edition 2016-2017 3D CAD Software for Students and for Educators! This Summer we bring to all Students and Educators an opportunity to get hands-on practice on SOLIDWORKS. We are offering a 60 day FREE license of the SOLIDWORKS Summer Edition, which includes following features to enhance your designing and learning experience:
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
A MySolidWorks for Students Guide: Part 4 Welcome back! Alright, you know a few things about using SOLIDWORKS and now you’re thinking about becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) so you can increase your chances of getting a job, but you could use some guidance. I’ll start off by talking about the exam itself. The CSWA has two segments, each an hour and a half long.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
A MySolidWorks for Students Guide: Part 3 Greetings! Before reading this article, please make sure you have at least a Student-level MySolidWorks account. If you don’t, please read my previous article explaining how to make one. Alright!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS Machined One year ago, IIS Perlasca established a partnership project with Nuovamacut, SOLIDWORKS reseller in Brescia, Italy. In Brescia and surrounding areas, SOLIDWORKS has a very strong presence with manufacturing companies. Nuovamacut also works with these companies that require qualified graduates and highly skilled employees to design and manufacture the latest SOLIDWORKS-based products in Italy and export throughout the world. IIS Perlasca was invited to be a featured speaker
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
If you teach SOLIDWORKS or conduct academic research and are looking to enhance your engineering design knowledge and solve more challenges, then register to attend SOLIDWORKS World 2016. The world’s largest gathering of SOLIDWORKS users will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX, from January 31st to February 3rd in Dallas, TX. Register now so you can get the special educator discount. This year’s event will feature 224 tech-savvy, breakout sessions for everyone
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
SolidWorks Summer Blog Post 2015 Are you a student or educator interested in using SOLIDWORKS this summer to learn what it has to offer, or get ahead of the game for next year? Try our FREE download of the SOLIDWORKS Student Engineering Kit for the summer! Follow these instructions to get your copy: 1. Go to www.SolidWorks.com/sek.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
CSWA Students Dallastown PA Jay Rexroth, Engineering Graphics teacher, Dallastown, PA Area High School shared the success of his students passing the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA). New CSWA’s, Abigail Barnhart, Ben Miller, Gerald MacDonald, Nicholas Liegey, Nick Loucks, Daniel Bitner, Bryce Richard, Christopher Brignall, Joseph Starceski (not in photo) proudly displays their accomplishments. Congratulations to all students and to Bryce that had a perfect score. Band Case To prepare for
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Kenosha SMV Team Loves SolidWorks Union Grove HS Students The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) had its 77th annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last week. Master Cam at ITEEA Statasys at ITEEA I’ve been to ITEEA for a numbers of years, but this year something was different. Yes, Milwaukee is a great city. Teachers joked of a “beer and motorcycles” theme.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
At SOLIDWORKS WORLD yesterday, Bri Pettis stated there were so many “dudes” in the audience. I was fortunate to talk to our SOLIDWORKS Community about the need for us, as a community to support engineering girls. In order to get more women engineers, we first need more girls interested in engineering. Roominate My interview on stage was with Bettina Chen, co-founder of Roominate, a construction toy targeted at girls, starting at age 6, with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago