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Is 2D slowing you down and limiting your ability to create innovative designs? Do you find yourself spending too much time revising designs? Kevin Bouwman, General Manager of Valley Dairy Farm Automation (VDFA), felt the same way and knew that in order to keep up with the growth of VDFA business, he needed a faster and more efficient way to create his designs with less mistakes. Let’s take a look at their story.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 days ago
David Gilmour is a maintenance engineer at Phillips Brewing and Malting Co., a small-batch craft brewery in Victoria, British Columbia. Previously, Gilmour shared how Phillips uses engineering and technology to ensure its delicious brews get to the mouths of its loyal and thirsty customers. If you’re interested in beer and engineering, definitely give it a read. This post will cover Gilmour’s start in engineering, including a brewing project he completed while in school.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
6 days ago
Phillips Brewing and Malting Company is a small-batch craft brewery in Victoria, British Columbia producing amazing beers since 2001. Known for crafting a wide variety of brews to satisfy any palate, Phillips is a standout example of the global independent brewing revival. From the moment you check out its colorful website and peruse its unique offerings, such as Space Goat (dry-hopped oat pale ale) and Electric Unicorn (white IPA), you know this isn’t a 1990s craft beer.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
10 days ago
The internal combustion engine. The toasted sandwich maker.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
19 days ago
Marion Surgical’s mission is to capture and share the worlds’ surgical knowledge to improve patient outcomes. This entrepreneur team has built a virtual reality surgical simulator for urologists. The results are connecting to big data.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
20 days ago
SOLIDWORKS has been a consistent supporter of FIRST competitions, where students from all across the globe showcase their talents in robotics. However, that is not the extent of our association. We take immense pride our very own FIRST Family at SOLIDWORKS, where we recently spoke with Nirali Jain who told us more about their involvement in this joyride.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
23 days ago
When think of the dawn of aviation, flight was fun and exciting. Fast forward to today and you’re probably not looking forward to your next plane ride. Imagine if flying were actually enjoyable. For Zenith Aircraft Company, excitement is the journey and not just the destination.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
23 days ago
Winners of the NASA Centennial Challenges 3D Printed Habitat Competition, SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architecture) is a group dedicated to developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration. The design of their winning submission, Mars Ice House, was inspired by NASA’s “follow the water” into a magnificent 3D- Printed Habitat made of water-ice. The vertical multi-level dwelling for four is situated at the center of double-printed ice shells against an outermost layer of transparent EFTE,
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
28 days ago
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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 months ago