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
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14 days ago
The Great Hatch expands the limits of technological innovation in healthcare by hardworking, compassionate, and inventive hatchers in a high-energy, 3-day, pitch style competition. With 92 participants, 27 mentors, 4 speakers, and 8 judges. participants brought expertise from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, data science, design, pharmacy, nursing, and medicine. I caught up with University of British Columbia, UBC MD Candidate, Nancy Duan, sponsorship lead for the Hatching Heath event
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1 month ago
Innovation and history are interwoven in Portugal. Sqédio, our value-added reseller, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS® solutions in Portugal, celebrates the partnership with the Incubator of the Pedro Nunes Institute (IPN) . IPN will make available to its members a diverse range of products from the ecosystem of DS SOLIDWORKS® solutions. The IPN Incubator is one of the oldest and most prestigious national and international institutions, having been awarded the 5th best incubator in the world in the
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1 month ago
Kyoungchul “KC” Kong is a professor of mechanical engineering at Sogang University, and CEO and founder of SG Robotics. With the help of his team he’s developed various wearable robots to help those in need of assistive technologies. I am honored to interview Professor Kong at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 on stage at Tuesday’s General Session, where he will showcase his latest work, ANGELEGS—a wearable robot system that helps people whose ability to walk has been severely impaired. Last year, members
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2 months 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,
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4 months 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,
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4 months ago
The Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Boston, located in the North American Headquarters at Waltham, MA, has two components – a Startup Accelerator and a Fab Lab. The Accelerator works with early to mid-stage startups that focus on new technologies and products that can shift the scales of Innovation across domains of City, Life, Lifestyle, Internet of Things and Ideation. These startups have access to a state-of-the-art Fab Lab with mentorship and support from Dassault Systemes (DS) community.
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5 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.
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5 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.
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5 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
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6 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
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6 months 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
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7 months 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.
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7 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.
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7 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
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7 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.
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7 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.
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7 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.
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8 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!
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8 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.
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9 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
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9 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
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9 months ago
Bringing together design, prototyping and short-run production with 3D CAD knowledge and 3D printing methods, 3dl.tech supports their clients’ needs. With their team of experienced engineers, 3dl.tech delivers interdisciplinary projects. 3dl.tech focuses on professional 3D printing, 3D design, prototype series and production tools. (Left to right) FDM print, Stereoligraphy print, Vacuum Casting Because 3dl.tech makes prototypes for their clients, they have been able to experience many different
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9 months ago
Canvas Technology Logo Canvas Technology eliminates waste in the transport of products through factories, warehouses and beyond. Canvas Technology’s team uses their knowledge of robotics, lean manufacturing and marketing to reduce time for end to end delivery of goods. This highly qualified team is bringing warehouses and factories into the future. Canvas Technology recently came out of stealth mode in October.
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9 months ago