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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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 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
4 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
5 months ago
“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
Richard first came up with the idea of constructing a bridge using fettuccine pasta, while pushing a shopping cart alongside his wife, Carmy, at a supermarket. As Carla stopped in the aisle stacked with a variety of pastas, Richard carefully observed the different types of pastas, appreciating the uniformity inside of the packaging. He recalls thinking, “To try and make something like that would be very difficult to say the least.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
We know him as Corporal Willy – Richard Williams, who is an engineer by passion and has dedicated his life to teaching in STEM education. From creating a bridge with fettuccine pasta and Elmer’s Wood Glue, to building a 9.25 ounces stool out of cardboard that went on to set a new world record that was tested at UNLV’s Labs, Richard makes science fun and exciting for children to pique their interests in engineering, architecture and other technologies. Besides being a SolidWorks instructor at
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
You have a design project due in a few weeks. How do you explain your ideas to your instructor, classmates, and be successful? SOLIDWORKS can help. You heard about SOLIDWORKS for other students – but how do you start to learn on your own – if you have no time to take a SOLIDWORKS class.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 months ago
European Rover Challenge is Europe’s largest space and robotic featuring science, business, new-technology sector, and the general public. Held in Jasionka, Poland, last month, students, researchers, and industry professionals participated in the Martian robot competition and exhibition. Over 60 student teams took part from 12 countries, including Canada, Italy, Peru, Australia and U.S. Poland, with the largest participation, 17 teams, engaged the crowd in this exciting engineering competition.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
It’s that time of year again. FREE SOLIDWORKS Summer Edition 2016-2017 3D CAD Software for Students and for Educators! This Summer we bring to all Students and Educators an opportunity to get hands-on practice on SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
One of the best parts about going to SOLIDWORKS WORLD is catching up with friends you meet once a year – every year at SOLIDWORKS WORLD. There will be new faces this year on stage, in breakout sessions, and at the Partner Pavilion. Educators and researchers from all over the world are joining this event. If you cannot come, you can still attend the live streaming of the event by registering http://sww16.wavecast.io/
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
The University of Stuttgart, DSI and NASA uses the SOLIDWORKS Research Edition to design the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) to research the development of young stars and planetary systems and the Milky Way. For 20 years, SOLIDWORKS recognizes that the research of today quickly becomes the commercial technology of tomorrow.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
As Engineering student clubs meet at the start of a new school year, SOLIDWORKS is ready to provide student teams the best tools not only to compete but also to get the job ready skills required by industry. SOLIDWORKS sponsorship is available for competitive student teams, SAE collegiate series, Formula Student, Formula Electric, Hybrid, AUVSI Robonation, AIAA DBF, ASCE, Solar Competitions, SHELL EcoCAR, ASABE 1/4 Scale Tractor, FIRST Robotics, VEX Robotics and more.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Arizona State University has been chosen to be showcased at the Product Showcased at SOLIDWORKS WORLD. ASU was one of 16 teams chosen to participate in the EcoCAR 3 competition. With a strong history of student participation and success in SAE competitions, the students and faculty of the ASU team are ready to take the challenge head on.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
The Last of Us developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for Play Station is one of the most popular video games ever created and features the journey of two characters, Joel and Ellie. My daughter, Stephanie created this pencil sketch as a gift to her boyfriend Thiago based on his favorite video game characters. At the start of the year, there was only a blank piece of drawing paper.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer) is a NASA New Frontier’s mission scheduled for launch in 2016 that will travel to the asteroid Bennu and return a pristine sample of the asteroid to Earth. The REgolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (REXIS) is a student collaboration instrument on-board the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. REXIS is NASA risk Class D instrument and its design and development is largely student led.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
These SolidWorks Pumpkins were modeled by my intern Ian. You can find the models here. This week, the SolidWorks Team captured a great story The Science Behind Pumpkin Chunkin.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Educators have been very busy in Japan this week learning how to apply SOLIDWORKS Simulation to enhance the classroom experience for their students. SolidWorks Japan Tomoko Shimamura, Simulation TTM conducted the Hands-On training to University and High School Educators. Trying to get students to understand concepts of Stress, Vibration and Thermal Analysis can be challenging for educators.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Kevin Healy just completed his sophomore year at Baylor University and is designing a rocket to break the amateur altitude record. Kevin is using SolidWorks to create his design with guidance and support from engineers at SpaceX in McGregor, Texas where SpaceX tests their engines.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
This is the first part in a four part series showing how to use SolidWorks Motion to simulate a packaging machine utilizing event-based motion. In this part, the assembly will be created. The parts for this model can be found at the bottom of this post. The next video in the series will cover the set-up of the motion study.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
The quickest way to go to the moon or Mars is to visit the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Rocket Center is the official visitor center for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. From the history of the Saturn V rocket (real one) to the documented actions of the space race, you feel as if you are part of the history, the space shuttle program, and the future of space exploration.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
The launch date is set, the spacecraft design is is complete, and at the moment, it looks like the Penn State Lunar Lion team might just win the Google Lunar Prize by being the first non-government group ever to accomplish so technical a task. The next step in the race is to build and test the lander prototype. They are reaching out for crowd source funding.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
When Steve Benton, a graduate student at the University of Toronto took a photo of. Alexandra Rahlin, graduate student at Princeton University, they never knew the photo would be shared with the SolidWorks community. Alexandra is a graduate student of Princeton’s Physics Professor WC Jones.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago