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Wednesday 8th, 2017, DASSAULT SYSTEMES and WeWork 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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
13 days 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
16 days 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
18 days 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
25 days 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
1 month 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
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1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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.
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1 month 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
1 month 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
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1 month ago
Fruit flies are one of the keys for biologists to unlock the secrets behind human genetics, as well as understanding disease, behavior, neuroscience and more. For more than 100 years, scientists have used Drosophila as a model organism to learn about genes, disease, behavior, neuroscience, and more. But in the course of their work, there is a great deal of tedious, manual labor required to classify and sort each fly by physical characteristics such as sex and eye color. FlySorter LLC provides
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
Designers, Makers, Engineers, Parents and Kids, they were all at the Maker Faire 2017 NYC this weekend! Kids of all ages got to try out SOLIDWORKS Apps For Kids, Through workshops, coloring activities, and hands-on practice, kids quickly designed their models using Shape It, Style It, Print It software applications and collected 3D Printed charms and assembled 2D printed cubes. T Thank you FIRST Robotics teams, FRC, FTC, for stopping by to say hello and showing us your robots and SOLIDWORKS
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1 month ago
MakerHealth is changing the way the world thinks of makerspaces. Dedicated to amplifying the creativity of health makers, MakerHealth uses tools, a mindset, and an engaged community to build the health making capabilities of healthcare professionals and institutions. Everyone is encouraged to create healthcare technology to improve their medical care giving. MakerHealth has brought makerspaces to hospitals with their suite of products, including a MakerHealth Space equipment and tool package.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Broms Technologies LLC mission drives technology into the toy market in new and exciting ways. ProtoBricks, the advanced building block, is the first line of technology evolved and advanced toys Broms Technologies LLC. Broms Technologies LLC is determined to find new ways to teach children about electronics and logic. ProtoBricks is a building kit that lets anyone learn how to build digital circuits that snaps together on LEGO®-compatible bricks.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Over a billion people worldwide suffer from poor vision because they do not have the eyeglasses they need. While there are affordable eyeglasses that can be bought for less than $4, there are not enough eye care professionals to prescribe eyeglasses. PlenOptika created QuickSee to increase the throughput of optometrists, allowing them to prescribe more eyeglasses and make more money. QuickSee is an innovative, handheld auto-refractor that provides highly accurate measurements at the push of a
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
Born from over a year of dedicated research and personal experiences, Joulez empowers tween girls to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Joulez incorporates four key elements into its approach: identity, vocabulary, skills and tribe. They believe that each of these four areas must be addressed to engage girls in STEM over the long term. Founder and CEO of Joulez, Stephanie Rowe, has spent her whole career in STEM surrounded by mostly male coworkers.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
SkyX takes data acquisition to the next level with its SkyOne drone. SkyOne uses a long-range aerial solution for infrastructure monitoring. This could include anything from oil and gas pipelines to hydroelectric lines or even railroads. SkyOne’s VTOL ability means it can take off and land from virtually any location without a runway, pneumatic launcher, net, or other infrastructure.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
Few sights capture the imagination like a star-filled sky. Here to put adventure-seekers in the box seat for taking in thrilling skyscapes, is an ingeniously built pop-up cabin in Wales. This is the story of how an ambitious SOLIDWORKS design made it to the UK’s television sets in the form of SkyHut. There’s nothing quite like gazing up at the night sky to find an unfathomably deep sea of stars blinking back at you.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
BOLT Sports is revolutionizing tennis rackets. Normal rackets are designed to flex as a way to absorb the ball’s impact energy and control the ball’s rebound speed. A stiff frame however is powerful, so the balance of control and power is always a compromise between the two. Now, BOLT has shifted the control of the ball’s rebound speed away from the frame and into a patented design called a Zipstrip – Power and control are achieved together, no compromise!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
WiBotic has commercialized technology developed at The University of Washington to deliver wireless power and battery intelligence solutions for autonomous robots. These fully autonomous robots are able to navigate and “think” for themselves; but, there is a problem. Their batteries do not last very long and recharging stations with physical contacts wear out over time.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
Worcester Clean Tech Incubator (WCTI) Logo Founded around the mission to support Clean Tech startups, Worcester Clean Tech Incubator (WCTI) is rapidly developing and increasing their capacity to serve the innovation economy. WCTI is creating a well-coordinated support system for the Entrepreneurs in the Worcester, Massachusetts community. Partnering up with organizations such as Mass CEC, National Grid – The Sustainability Hub, Coghlin Electric, The Coghlin Companies, Bowditch & Dewey, Shepherd
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
SINN Power brings cost-efficient, reliable and easy-to-install renewable electricity from ocean waves to people on coasts all over the world. Taking the power of the waves and converting it in to a sustainable power source. Starting out first as academic PhD research and transforming into a government funded project and finally becoming a startup company, SINN Power has come a long way since its initial idea in 2008. Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Array Module SINN Power uses floating wave energy
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago