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“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
2 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
2 months ago
Erin Winick, Founder and CEO of Sci Chic, talked to SOLIDWORKS about her startup business, where she creates and sells 3D printed science and engineering inspired jewelry made of plastics and/or metals. Erin will be graduating this December from the University of Florida with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She has had 4 internships, namely – Bracken Engineering, Solar Turbines, John Deere and Keysight Technologies. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Erin always enjoyed fashion and science.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
With beautiful summer days ahead, it gives me great pleasure to introduce our newest SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur, Pakayak. Pakayak is a patented high-performance sectional 14-foot sea/touring kayak made of hard plastic just like a traditional kayak so it paddles just the same. It is easy to assemble & disassemble. It is easy to transport by one person.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 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
9 months 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
Companies use our commercial licenses to design the best products in the world. Students use the SOLDIWORKS Education Edition to learn more about design and engineering. There is also another category, the SOLIDWORKS Research Edition.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
This week I was talking to my colleague, Delphine Genourvrier, about ways SOLIDWORKS applications can be used together to make student capstone design projects and competition presentations easier to explain. Delphine reminded me on how SOLIDWORKS Simulation results and eDrawings can be used together – making it easy to communicate an idea quickly to teammates, professors and judges. Here is Delphine’s story:
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
When Vigneshkumar Kannan entered the SOLIDWORKS Green Design Contest using SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Sustainability to design a chair, he learned on his own about designing with plastics. His chair design lead to a letter of reference from my sustainability colleague, Asheen Phansey. Competing with 1000’s of students, we congratulate Vigneshkumar for passing his JEE entrance exam and being selected to pursue an engineering degree in plastics at the Central Institute of
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
After having run an analysis on a part in SolidWorks Plastics, you probably want to understand what all the numbers and colors mean. The video below will explain the basics to interpreting the data you gathered from an analysis. You can download the cases I designed for the iPhone 5 by clicking here.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
Many manufacturers use plastic injection molding to create cases for phones. A practical application of SolidWorks Plastics is using it to assess the manufacturability of these plastic cases. You too can design your own case that fits the iPhone 5 and then run an analysis to see how easy (or hard) it is to make.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
There are many practicle applications of runners in mold design. The runner in the picture above (T shaped bit) allows two parts to be made from a single gate. When the plastic has cooled, this runner can then be removed. The video below will explain how to create a runner and then run an analysis on it using SolidWorks Plastics.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
You might have realized your initial part is not ideal for molding. Air might get trapped or it could take too long to fill up or cool down. If you wish to modify your original part, you could create a new configuration. Then you can apply the same tests you used on the newer part to see if your modifications have made any improvements.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
Injection molding is very widely used in industry when creating plastic parts. SolidWorks Plastics is an Add-in for SolidWorks that simulates this process. It is included in SolidWorks Education Edition 2013-2014.* To learn more about SolidWorks Plastics click here.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago