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Explosions: great if you’re watching a James Bond film, potentially lethal everywhere else. As such, industries who work with the potential for detonation need scientific assurance that the companies supplying their equipment are up to the task. Specialist manufacturing company The Ex Zone design and build an extensive range of explosion-proof hazardous area equipment to a worldwide client base, including the oil, petrochemical, gas and chemical industries.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 hours ago
INEGI, aka Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, is one of the most prestigious engineering institutes in Portugal, with 30 years of experience in bringing forth new technologies in the field of research and development. It positions technological innovation right at the interface between industries and universities. INEGI promotes research, technology-based innovations, and transfer of technology oriented towards the industrial sector.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 days ago
This year’s SAE AERO Design West competition took place in the heart of the USA, nestled right in Fort Worth Texas. Students from all around the world and from different walks of life, filled the hotel lobby with propellers, DC motors, and aerodynamic fuselages, as they marched their planes in and out of the judges’ arena.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
11 days ago
At SOLIDWORKS, we love hearing stories of how our users create innovative products. In today’s customer story highlight, we introduce Kinder Design Inc., a leading design and engineering services consulting firm based near Toronto, Canada. Not only does Kinder Design produce innovative designs for its customers, but they also used SOLIDWORKS solutions to create its own product, the Lift Top. Owner and Mechanical Designer Tim Chung, who founded Kinder Design after spending over 10 years working
SOLIDWORKS Blog
20 days ago
How badly do you want to ride that helicopter right now? To me, it looks like one of those old school video games where you’re saving the world, extinguishing one fire at a time. This is definitely not a video game. CoaX Helicopters is revolutionizing coaxial rotor helicopter technology and commercializing these safer, faster, and more cost effective helicopters.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Yannick Lammen, a mechanical engineer, and Jan Drennel, an undergraduate student, at the University of Stuttgart in Germany talk to SOLIDWORKS about their work for the SOFIA project. Also find link to video here.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
It’s hard to believe the relationship between SOLIDWORKS and Myomo began just one year ago and what a busy year it has been. OK, yes, the partnership between us has been in place for many years now and on many fronts.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Hernan Malleret, an industrial designer from Buenos Aires in Argentina, is a self taught SOLIDWORKS user. He started using the software in 1997 and was able to self-learn the program because of its user-friendly interface he says. Starting with designing plastic pieces, Hernan discovered how SOLIDWORKS allowed him to develop his work in a more precise manner. “It is very intuitive”, he tells us.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
You’ve heard of activity trackers for humans. Now there’s one for animals too. It stands to revolutionise what we know about our furry friends’ habits, as well as the speed at which vets can diagnose our pets.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Are you always looking for ways to speed up your processes and create better designs faster? Are you finding that your 2D solution is no longer providing you with the same productivity? Zeta Group LLC felt the same way and found success by switching over to SOLIDWORKS Solutions. Let’s take a look at their story.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month 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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Did you click on this blog because you could see yourself lounging in that room by the ocean? So relaxing and serene. After the cold of winter, that’s where I want to be – in a hotel by the beach. What if I told you that image is not an actual photo, but instead a photorealistic rendering created with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional, one of the newest products in the SOLIDWORKS ecosystem?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 2017 is here! January 7, 2017 marked the kickoff of the exciting design and build competition season. SOLIDWORKS is a FRC Crown Sponsor.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
The humble spoon and its cutlery brethren are an everyday essential we often take no notice of at meal times. There are some, however, who have turned silverware into an art form, making us sit up and pay attention. Knives and forks that boast a luxury all of their own. Robert Welch Designs is one such company and It’s been achieving it with the help of SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
The Effeffe Berlinetta is a throwback Italian sportscar paying homage to the classic years of Ferrari, Osca, Maserati, Stanguellini, Siata, Moretti and others. The vehicle was brought to life by a team of design and engineering enthusiasts using SOLIDWORKS to build their dream car. Read Part I here to learn about the team and their inspiration for building high-performance machines.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
What happens when you implement SOLIDWORKS for the first time? Ask Dutch product designers Vitility. After mixing medication with innovation to create the Smart Pill Box, the business has scooped ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the ECRM Awards and been named one of the top 100 most innovative businesses in the Netherlands.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Effeffe Berlinetta is inspired by the great Italian sports cars of the past; a two-seat Coupé car born today, but respecting the technical ideas and concepts of more than half a century ago. Besides an intensive manual manufacturing process, all the latest technologies appear in this project, supported by the passion of the multidisciplinary expertise of SolidWorld Srl, SOLIDWORKS Italian distributor.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Palatov Motorports is a specialty car manufacturer that designs and produces high-performance cars that are primarily used on recreational tracks across the country. The Portland, OR-based manufacturer has built a business around not only designing cars but also designing and supplying components, such as suspension parts, for custom car applications, ranging from individual builds to low- and medium-volume specialty vehicles. Prior to founding the company, Dennis Palotov evaluated several
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
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.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
Successful products marry innovative answers to intuitive design. Functionality plus form. Cambridge Industrial Design knows all about that, with a varied range of illustrious clients including Fender, AGA, Philips, and Wharfedale. Enticing product design is the core of its business and SOLIDWORKS helps the company achieve it.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Welcome to part eight of a blog series covering how a group of car and engineering enthusiasts are bringing the Tucker Torpedo concept car to life. If you haven’t read the other Tucker Blog entries, you can get caught up here: Rob Ida has made significant progress on the Torpedo since the last blog.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
Answers to technical problems are solved using engineering. The appliance of science that develops products is an industry rife with creativity. Just ask Coalesce. It’s a business that thrives on solving technical tight spots with engineering know-how amend in their corner, providing first-rate digital back-up and support, is SOLIDWORKS Premium.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
Egypt’s Masoura University Formula Student racing team, under the direction of faculty mentor, Dr Mohammed Awad, use their engineering skills both in and out of the classroom to compete on a world-wide stage. In their senior capstone design project, students not only analyzed their vehicle’s engine, with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, but also learned from these CFD results to improve design through iterations and to successfully compete as a Formula Student racing team.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago