The island nation of Malta has a rich history and culture. It’s capital, Valletta is a European Art City and a World Heritage City. Fab Lab Valletta brings together education and entrepreneurship for a community of designers and makers. Director, Milan Noro, provided us with the story on how Fab Lab Valletta is making a difference in his community and the global Fab Lab network.
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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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The Cubie Team: Annie, Chinloo, and Sal. Featuring The Cubies and Abhishek Bali The Cubie Team: Annie, Chinloo, and Sal. Featuring The Cubies and Abhishek Bali If you ever have the chance to visit the DASSAULT SYSTEMES campus in Waltham, MA, you’ll initially be greeted with what looks like an ordinary office. Inside the Water Building, pods of cubicles dot the wide, open floor plan.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
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SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is a series of creative, cloud-based apps designed for kids. At SOLIDWORKS World try out fun apps that bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in these connected software applications. If you have kids, teach kids or are a kid at heart, explore SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, Shape It, Style It, Mech It, Capture It and Print It at SOLIDWORKS World. SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Hands-on Session is Tuesday 10:30AM – 12PM Room 404A SOLIDWORKS Apps Breakout
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SOLIDWORKS Dana Hall Career Day 8th Graders from Dana Hall When most of us were kids, Career Day meant impatiently jiggling our legs under our desks, while Tommy Y.’s dad droned on about selling insurance, only to be followed by Laura V.’s mom trying to get us amped up on accounting. On January 12, the 8th grade class at Dana Hall had an entirely different experience. They had, you might say, a 3DEXPERIENCE. Organized and led by User Experience Design Senior Manager Chinloo Lama, the group of
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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.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months 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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
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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.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year 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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1 year ago
“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy Corporal Willy with a Epilog 120 Watt Laser The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together. I looked for two pieces that were not cracked or had any knots or other irregular surface features to them. However, as the machine finished the carving, a knot showed up right at the end of the Wolf’s nose. Rob made this one on a laser machine for a friend’s
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1 year ago
Apps for Kids inspires young thinkers to turn their wildest creations into reality. img_8782 On November 11th, 24 children from ages 10 to 13 years gathered at the training center, at SOLIDWORKS Waltham Campus. They had been invited to use the beta version of Shape It and Mech It features of SOLIDWORK’s new Apps for Kids, and share their feedback. ch3a0128 The kids were greeted with refreshing drinks, an activity packet with riddles and games, and toys to play with. ch3a0125 Once all were seated
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img_0364 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
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SOLIDWORKS Education back to school MIT 2016 Millions of students and educators have gone back to school! We put together helpful videos to describe what’s new in the SOLIDWORKS EDUCATION Edition Academic Year 2016-2017. If you are teaching SOLIDWORKS – take a look. We have expanded the SOLIDWORKS academic certification program to provide you the final exams for your students that promotes life-long learning and job-ready skills in design, finite element analysis, sustainability, engineering
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1 year ago
Pakayak assembled to nested no text 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.
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1 year ago
SolidWorks Summer Blog Post 2016 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. We are offering a 60 day FREE license of the SOLIDWORKS Summer Edition, which includes following features to enhance your designing and learning experience:
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Think Like A Girl 1 Think Like a Girl: Engineering Kits is a subscription service of packages for young girls, ages 6 to 12+, that teach about engineering topics and industries through activities that are marketed towards girls’ interests and taught using proven methods in which girls learn best. The three co-founders, who are mechanical engineering students from South Jersey, launched their Kickstarter last week. Think Like a Girl CEO and Co-Founder, Gabrielle Rochino, never knew any female
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1 year ago
SolidWorks Interface with Sindoh Friday night and another date night to look into 3D Printing. Thanks to our new SOLIDWORKS partner, Sindoh, it’s time to bring home a bottle of wine and share with my husband, David, a new 3DPrint technology, 3Dwox. Hats off to the engineers at Sindoh. This 3D Printer is easy to unpack.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
Nitzan Kish SolidWorks Blog 12 When Nitzan Kish was learning to sew from her grandmother, she learned far more than the skills behind sewing straight lines and making flowers from cloth. Nitzan’s grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and in fact taught her granddaughter that she survived thanks to sewing. She taught Nitzan to sew and to cut patterns from Burda, but most of all she believed in her granddaughter and gave her the freedom to be who she is today. . Nitzan Kish SolidWorks Blog 9 Nitzan
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
FabLabs Around the World This week it’s all about FAB11, the digital fabrication conference that welcomes 500 FAB LABS to share their history, ideas and dreams, teaching the world that they can make almost anything. SolidWorks tshirts at Fab11 Directors of Fab Labs share their stories of community, education and entrepreneurship. SOLIDWORKS is the founding CAD partner of the Fab Foundation and is helping out at the event. Dancing at Fab11 Every morning the audience stands up to “fabercize” in
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2 years ago
Crea Submitpng It’s that time of year again .DASSAULT SYSTEMES sponsors Project of the Year 2015. Project of the Year 2015 is in full swing!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
dog at beach It’s almost summer. Going to the beach? Are you hosting a Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) camp, robotics camp, Maker camp, Fab Lab camp or engineering camp this summer? All campers and their mentors have access to our FREE download of the SOLIDWORKS Student Engineering Kit for the summer!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago
In the beautiful, northern valley of Vobrano, Italy, the school, Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Giacomo Perlasca, finds itself surrounded by innovative SOLIDWORKS commercial customers and the Brescia Fab Lab. The area is filled with examples in engineering and art history. The mountains also look upon new technology, recognizing the importance of 3D design and digital prototyping. Our Value Added Reseller, Alessandro Tornincasa, from Nuovamacut sponsored a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
Fab Lab Boston FAB LABS are advanced digital fabrication laboratories that consist of design and manufacturing tools to people in a community promoting local entrepreneurship and education. Users learn to design and create objects of personal interest or importance. Fab Foundation SolidWorks Partnership At SOLIDWORKS WORLD, the FAB Foundation, responsible for 340 FAB LABS and 30 Fab Academies, brings to SOLIDWORKS users an experience of this vibrant user community of Fabbers, makers and STEM
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago
Make Your Own Wearables This weekend, some very talented women engineers will be hosting the event, Make your own Wearables for high school girls at MIT Lincoln Labs in Lincoln, MA. The “Make your own wearables” workshop for high school girls is an introduction to engineering through wearable technology. The full day workshop hosted by MIT Lincoln Laboratory on Saturday December 13th consists of two major hands-on projects in manufacturing and wearable electronics. The activities include 3d
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 years ago