Students from the local Olin College of Engineering hosted a SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids paper craft activity Friday, 11/11. Children of employees from the Waltham campus were invited to attend the event. The event began with some puzzling riddles to get the kids’ creative juices flowing. The group broke into teams for the activity, led by the Olin College students.
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4 days ago
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
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13 days 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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1 month ago
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning with a mission is the nationwide challenge for our youngest designers and makers in this years’ Day of Design . Elementary school children can participate in the “Creating Hybrid Foods” challenge using SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids for free! In this mission, students will: – explore how existing foods could be combined to create new hybrid foods with exciting new flavors and characteristics, – utilize an online, easy-to-use tool to create and
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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
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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.
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2 months ago
The most wonderful time of year Back to School!!
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2 months ago
Here at SOLIDWORKS, we understand the impact we have on different companies, industries and people who use our software to further develop their own products. While we partner with many big corporations, we also attempt to have an impact on the community by offering out licenses to entrepreneurs, startups, and even student competitions, like FIRST Robotics. FIRST Robotics is a year-round operation with a mission to motivate young students to be science and technology innovators. They do this by
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3 months ago
The SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids team is busy. Time to visit Maker Faires and summer camps. It’s also time to explore the new App – “Print It“. I love the Print It app!
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5 months ago
It’s Tech Day for kids at the AL-Kindy Primary School! Engineer and CSWE, Hassen Koulak, president of Fusionesprit, took SOLIDWORKS Apps For Kids to the AL-Kindy Primary School in Tunisia for a day of fun using a collection of software applications created just for kids. The kids quickly used the Shape-It app, creating their own characters. They placed Shape-It models into different scenes and shared new ideas.
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5 months ago
Today student competitions can range from underwater to first reaches of space and everywhere in between. Students in these events get a chance to work with a fantastic range of technologies. A team can be made up students involved with disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, electronic, simulation, software development. Tasks involve activities including logging telemetry data after a test run flight, etc. and performing an FEA run on a structural frame design for a robot or Formula SAE car
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5 months ago
SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition 2017-2018 is here and packed with power and performance. Our mission is to provide students with the tools and skills they need to get the job of their dreams. With the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition, educators and students have access to the same 3D development tools used by millions of engineering and design professionals around the world, so they can focus on what’s really important—fostering new ideas, solving problems, teamwork, and innovation. Check out our
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6 months ago
SOLIDWORKS has been a consistent supporter of FIRST competitions, where students from all across the globe showcase their talents in robotics. However, that is not the extent of our association. We take immense pride our very own FIRST Family at SOLIDWORKS, where we recently spoke with Nirali Jain who told us more about their involvement in this joyride. Nirali is the Safety Captain for her team STORMGEARS , that recently enjoyed her stint at the FIRST Robotics World Competition.
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6 months ago
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,
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6 months ago
FRC STORMGEARS For the next two weeks, high school students will compete in the FIRST ROBOTICS Championships, STEAMWORKS. SOLIDWORKS is a FIRST Crown Supplier in Houston & St. Louis. We are supporting a record number of 1200+ FIRST teams this season. FRC STORMGEARS Safety Award For the local teams, sponsorship includes our own employees as engineering mentors.
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7 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. It currently
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7 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. Day 1 of the event was all about technical qualifications. A warm Texas morning welcomed the teams to the Thunderbird Field that hosted the Day 2’s agenda: Flight.
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7 months ago
Tim Ackaway, student at Braden River High School, has a passion for SOLIDWORKS. He started with SOLIDWORKS in Middle School. Tim is inspired by his instructor Gil Burlew. Two weeks ago, he contacted SOLIDWORKS Certification Manager, Mike Puckett with the message below.
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7 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. http://blogs.solidworks.com/teacher/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/5C41E9F285834C383AEA7A6C8942FC94.mp4 Also find link to video here. SOFIA. the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, is a 2.5 meter in diameter telescope mounted in the fuselage of a modified 747SP aircraft. The University of Stuttgart chose
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8 months ago
Hernan Malleret, an industrial designer from Buenos Aires in Argentina, is a self taught SOLIDWORKS user. He started using the software in 1997 and was able to self-learn the program because of its user-friendly interface he says. Starting with designing plastic pieces, Hernan discovered how SOLIDWORKS allowed him to develop his work in a more precise manner. “It is very intuitive”, he tells us.
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8 months ago
Winner of the Top Sales Representative award at the SOLIDWORKS World 2017, Caroline Dee tells us about her journey from starting as a saleswoman-by-chance to becoming the best in the field. Youngest of six brothers and sisters, Caroline grew up in Natick MA, and now lives in Sudbury, MA, with her husband and her dog. She is a proud mother of two talented college-going daughters. She majored in business studies at UMass Amherst with a focus in marketing, and eventually fell into a job in Sales.
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8 months ago
It’s calm Sunday morning before #SWW17. But in a few hours, 1000’s of SOLIDWORKS customers, value added resellers and partners will be here. So too will come the researchers, educators, and students. If you are new to SOLIDWORKS WORLD, there is an education track just for you.
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9 months ago
“I love to be able to take a person’s dream and write it down in pictures for them to see. With SOLIDWORKS they can see all aspects of their design and have a video to show how to use it. I have learned so much about the versatility and the expansive ability in creating all sorts of models in SOLIDWORKS. It truly is an amazing program.
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9 months ago