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Some of the biggest brands in the world produce products in multiple markets, some of which you don’t even realize. Some even started out in completely different industries before finding their signature product. Let’s take 3M, for instance. Before creating Scotch® Tapes or Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, it had originally focused its efforts on mining for a mineral known as corundum.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 day ago
Day three of General Sessions at SOLIDWORKS World started off with Mike Puckett, Senior Manager of the Worldwide Certification Program, who gave the audience a glimpse of the workforce of the future. According to Mike the SOLIDWORKS certification program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary, initially took 16 years to reach 100,000 certified users, but over the last two years it’s doubled in size with 200,000 new users now certified. In 2017 alone, the program added over 52,000 new certified
SOLIDWORKS Blog
16 days ago
With the release of SOLIDWORKS Manage the SOLIDWORKS Distributed Data Management process solution is becoming a reality for a long time SOLIDWORKS customer ENVE Composites. See the full Rachel Joyce-Ready video featured at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 here. ENVE Composites, based in Ogden Utah, designs and produces high-performance carbon fiber bicycle components for demanding riders worldwide. ENVE Composites has utilized SOLIDWORKS since its inception back in 2007 and added SOLIDWORKS PDM
SOLIDWORKS Blog
16 days ago
Start your engines, folks. The Microsoft Surface team is ready to roll on the ground here in Los Angeles for SOLIDWORKS World 2018. The opportunity to listen and learn from the thousands of engineers and designers who live and breathe SOLIDWORKS helps build the type of devices can bring their creations to life. SOLIDWORKS World attracts individuals and businesses that create all kinds of awesome, innovative products – including some fancy hot rods.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
18 days ago
On day one of SOLIDWORKS World 2018, SOLIDWORKS CEO, Gian Paolo Bassi took the stage to announce launch of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. The announcement was followed by conversation with SOLIDWORKS User Group Leader Edson Gebo. Ed has been using SOLIDWORKS xDesign for a little over two months. According to Ed Gebo, SOLIDWORKS xDesign has a very short learning curve and he was able to get up and running from zero to productive in a less than half a day.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
18 days ago
Many of the world’s coolest new products get their start in SOLIDWORKS. If you are going to be attending SOLIDWORKS World 2018, be sure to check out the Product Showcase to see some of these exciting new products that help us see and explore the world in new ways. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and to talk to the people behind these innovative designs so you can go home inspired to create tomorrow’s great new products. Let’s dive in and preview some of the companies behind the “cool
SOLIDWORKS Blog
29 days ago
CAD Certifications: Just How Valuable Are They? Rustin Webster, Assistant Professor, Purdue University and Jeremy Clark, Engineering Manager, Intuitive Research and Technology answer this question at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Through their research, Rustin and Jeremy went beyond the classroom, where they provide SOLIDWORKS certification to their students, through our SOLIDWORKS Academic Provider Program. Rustin and Jeremy perform their research across 13 states.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
30 days ago
The Product Showcase at SOLIDWORKS World is the place to be to see the latest and greatest new products being designed in SOLIDWORKS. This year’s Product Showcase will also be featuring products designed by some of the latest and greatest startups. In advance of the event, let’s take a sneak peek at some of the cool new SOLIDWORKS-inspired products you’ll be able to see in the Startup Product Showcase at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Sphero This Boulder, CO-based startup fuses robotic and digital
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
The 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST POWER UPSM was announced today at the global kickoff event from Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH USA. FRC teams around the world focused in on the power of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) skills and the new robotics competition. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. More than
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
The goal of SOLIDWORKS World has always been to inspire attendees so they can take the knowledge and new skills obtained from the event home with them and use them to create truly innovative designs. One way that is accomplished is by providing ample opportunities to network and share tips and tricks with the over five thousand like-minded peers in attendance. There is also the Partner Pavilion where you can get your hands on the newest technologies that further leverage the power of SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
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
2 months ago
Is your company always striving to be at the top of its industry? Keeping up with the latest technologies and even creating its own innovations to advance its goals? SOLIDWORKS has some of the greatest customers in the world, so I have little doubt this describes most of you. In this blog, we are highlight our customer Prent Corporation, for doing just that, leveraging the latest technologies and SOLIDWORKS Solutions to better serve its customers.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Wednesday 8th, 2017, DASSAULT SYSTEMES sponsored Mass Innovation Nights for their 104th event. Over 300 people signed up to attend a night of revolutionary products and networking on DASSAULT SYSTEMES’ Waltham Campus. Ten startups showcased their companies while multiple experts offered time to sit and chat with the enthusiastic crowd. SolidWorks FP&A, Tamir Jacob From EYP, Jeff Schantz Mass Innovation Nights strives to help local entrepreneurs get more visibility for their new products.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
Are you constantly looking for ways to improve your productivity and processes? SOLIDWORKS and its partners strive to provide you with the tools you need to do your job as efficiently as possible. Let’s take a look at Dixon Valve & Coupling and see how they utilize SOLIDWORKS and the Xometry add-in to help its automation team realize its cost efficiency goals. For over 100 years, Dixon Valve & Coupling has manufactured and supplied hose couplings, valves, dry-disconnects, swivels, and other
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
It’s been awhile since the last blog and much has been accomplished on the Torpedo. Here’s an update on those accomplishments. If you want to start reading from the beginning, or any of the others you can navigate here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In the last blog I mentioned the next major milestone Rob Ida was to undertake was marrying the body to the chassis. Rob succeeded in this milestone at the end of July when the body structure was lifted off the wooden buck
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Tessolar Inc. has designed an innovative way to improve solar photovoltaic system performance and reduce installed system costs. After observing the current way in which solar panels are made, the founders of Tessolar Inc. decided to take action. Module Assembly Tessolar is providing two different products: Module Assembly and Tesserack. Their Module Assembly is the redesigned solar module architecture and assembly processes to enable the cost effective use of high performance materials.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
Have you ever dreamed of taking a longboard and walking to the water’s edge, as waves crash against your feet, gazing out watching the swells gather and other surfers paddle to catch the perfect wave, wishing you could do that too? Maybe, like me, the dream was much better than the reality. Make no mistake, I’m not a klutz by nature, but standing up on that surfboard lasted all of two seconds while I took in a mouthful of salt water, realizing I was no closer to actually catching that perfect
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
The vehicles of tomorrow are driverless. That’s the future and it’s coming faster than you may have thought. Just ask RDM Group, where talented engineers are using SOLIDWORKS to help create the UK’s first autonomous vehicles. Autonomous_RDM_Group_SOLIDWORKS_3 The future is coming
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
Before SPEE3D, metal 3D printing had a historical problem of being both too slow and too expensive. Today, the industry has dramatically changed due to SPEE3D’s new process known as supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D). The company is focused on making manufacturing easier by providing the freedom and flexibility to build parts at a cost and speed suitable for the field. SPEE3D is an expert on manufacturing aluminum and copper parts and their world first, industrial 3D printer allows manufacturers to
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
This summer I learned a new word: “Sailbot.” I never knew there was such a thing, much less a competition for an autonomous sailboat, but there is and it’s very impressive.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
Burocco Industrial Valves has designed and manufactured stainless steel industrial valves for regulating, shutting off, and turning on the flow of water and other fluids since 1954. Today, Burocco produces some of the world’s best-performing industrial valves, including control valves, pneumatic on/off valves, manual Y-type valves, ball valves, specialty valves, and accessories. In order to maintain its high-performing status, it is very important for the engineers at Burocco to understand the
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
City driving is no fun. With gridlocked roads, multi-lane traffic and baffling one-way systems, it’s no wonder motoring in the metropolis is a hotbed of tension. To combat this, scientific evolution is manoeuvring into the fast lane. Smart_Cities_Scientific_Evolution_SOLIDWORKS_2 Hi-tech on the highways Driving is at the forefront of the digital age.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
Today we conclude our blog series brought to us by car enthusiast and SOLIDWORKS Senior Area Technical Manager Mike Sabocheck on SOLIDWORKS at the SCCA Run-offs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If you missed day one, you catch up here and you can find out what happened on the track on Day 2 by reading Wednesday’s blog post here and results from Day 3 here and results from Day 4 here. Now let’s let Mike catch us up now on what happened on Race Day. Race Day Arrives This day is by far the most
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
Today we continue our blog series brought to us by car enthusiast and SOLIDWORKS Senior Area Technical Manager Mike Sabocheck on SOLIDWORKS at the SCCA Run-offs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If you missed day one, you catch up here and you can find out what happened on the track on Day 2 by reading Wednesday’s blog post here and results from Day 3 here. Now let’s let Mike catch us up now on what happened during day 4. Day 4 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Our last qualifying session on
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago