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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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 day ago
The fifth person we would like to profile from the SOLIDWORKS World xDesign challenge is Greg Green. He shared the following with us regarding the challenge: My name is Greg Green and I design things. First it started out innocent enough. In high school I was very interested in drafting.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
6 days ago
The Man behind the Magic As someone who likes building things—he constructed a metal test stand in his backyard and uses it to conduct his own destructive testing—and solving problems, Eric Spendlove has risen from early work as a stagehand to become a top designer for entertainment props, sets, and rigging on the Las Vegas Strip. Spendlove’s journey to becoming a sought-after entertainment venue design consultant is marked by his long association with the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group,
SOLIDWORKS Blog
9 days ago
When the SOLIDWORKS team was introduced to the Magic Wheelchair organization at Maker Faire, we found our new design-make project! Magic Wheelchair builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs at no cost to families. SOLIDWORKS is a sponsor of the Magic Wheelchair organization, providing SOLIDWORKS software to volunteer design teams. Ryan Weimer and Lana Weimer started as parents wanting to make their sons smile at least one day a year (on Halloween) when they parade down the street and are
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
14 days ago
The fourth person we would like to profile from the SOLIDWORKS World xDesign challenge is Shawn Lesley. He shared the following with us regarding the challenge: When I first started trying to figure out what I would design for the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge, I really couldn’t think of anything. The inspiration came to me as I was using a forge doing one of my hobbies, blacksmithing. Blacksmithing is something that happens all over the world, believe it or not.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
14 days ago
I don’t know about you, but I often find myself going to the internet for everything these days. Want to see a new recipe? Go to the web. Need to know where the new dry cleaner is?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
15 days ago
I’m a programmer, an engineer, a husband and a father. I chose to focus on the “Simplify Your Life” project as clutter is always a huge issue for my wife and me. My wife is a fabulous cook and always makes great food, but there always tends to be a mess afterwards; and it’s worse anytime I try and cook.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
22 days ago
The second person we would like to profile from the SOLIDWORKS World xDesign challenge is David Furry. He shared the following with us regarding the challenge: As long as I can remember I have been designing and building things. My dad was an engineer and I got to help with a lot of projects around the house, usually my job was to stay out of the way and watch and learn. We designed and built Pinewood Derby cars for five years running and won a lot of trophies.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
27 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
SOLIDWORKS Blog
29 days ago
As promised, here’s the first of the submissions from the xDesign Challenge that took place at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 in February. If you missed the intro blog about the xDesign Challenge, you can catch up here. Born in Utica, New York, David spent his early engineering career working in Albany and Binghamton in various mechanical engineering roles. He has been a SOLIDWORKS user since 2005.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Wouldn’t it be great to have the ability to make clean energy available wherever and whenever? That’s the mission of Sunfire GmbH which it strives for everyday with the help of SOLIDWORKS. Let’s hear its story. Recognized as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world, Sunfire GmbH is a leading German developer and manufacturer of clean, efficient solutions for off-grid power and heat generation, industrial gases and fuel production, and energy storage.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
DriveWorks design automation and online 3D CPQ for SOLIDWORKS is used by companies large and small. Whether you’re an engineer who needs design automation to automate your SOLIDWORKS models, or a company wanting to provide a product configurator and guided selling for your sales teams, distributors and even customers, DriveWorks software is the ultimate choice for SOLIDWORKS. There are three DriveWorks products – DriveWorksXpress, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro. Each product is a SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month 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 Part 9 During a recent visit to Rob Ida’s shop, he told me the Torpedo project is on the downhill side of the mountain of work he had to do, and the project will pick up speed because Rob’s employees can start work on others
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month 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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
The Cisco Kid to the RescueTrackedMobility Founder Fighting to Help People with Disabilities Access the Great Outdoors Cordell “Cisco” Jeter has a dream. He was a three-sport high school athlete who became paralyzed from the waist down over 29 years ago from injuries sustained in an automobile accident during his sophomore year in college. His dream is to help people with disabilities independently glide over the deep sand of beaches, traverse forest trails, explore national parks, and join
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Some people are naturally talented in their professions. Others have to try extremely hard in order to succeed in their respective field. The extremely talented individuals are the ones who are multifaceted; by combining their dedication and natural skills together.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Does an engineer share workloads or work concurrently in a team? My observation is that most engineers are PART of teams, but don’t necessarily WORK in teams. By nature, an engineer is trained to be a highly effective innovator who first works with tools on his own, challenging complex issues and then when done, gets feedback from team members which he/she then inserts into his/her concepts or designs. The process is still very sequential at many companies out there and most of the engineers I
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago