SOLIDWORKS is a proud sponsor of the Magic Wheelchair organization, which builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs at no cost to families. SOLIDWORKS providing SOLIDWORKS software to volunteer design teams. The SOLIDWORKS R&D team has been matched up with Jonah, a wheelchair-bound eleven-year-old, and team is excited about the challenge of gifting him with the most incredible costume they can bring to life. You can catch up on the work SOLIDWORKS is doing with this amazing organization by
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6 days ago
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 proud sponsor of the Magic Wheelchair organization, providing SOLIDWORKS software to volunteer design teams. The SOLIDWORKS R&D team has been matched up with Jonah, a wheelchair-bound eleven-year-old, and team is excited about the challenge of gifting him with the
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13 days ago
SOLIDWORKS xDesign Public Lighthouse Program was in full swing last few weeks through xDesign Your Way to Milan Challenge! Among the frenzied and fun-filled moments, five xDesign users made their way to participate in SOLIDWORKS xDesign hackathon. Their entries reflected their personal story and passion in solving a problem through a design that touches on various aspect of our life. We’ll share their stories on the blog in the coming weeks.
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14 days ago
The concept of home is intensely personal. For some it represents safety and security. For others it’s a place to escape from the rigours of modernity. Yet, while those definitions may prove timeless, the homes of the future look set to be connected learning environments that are seamlessly integrated with the urban community around them.
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16 days ago
Every designer knows that careful attention to detail on their designs is important to ensure the manufacturing team can build the best product possible. However, in Hollywood, a lot can be done with special effects and CGI alone so what if there is no a physical manufacturing? What if they are just designing for the digital world? Should designers still be focused on details too?
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22 days ago
If doctors and plane manufacturers and world-class champions can use 3D printing to become best in class, imagine how you can use this technology for your applications. You have already heard about 3D printing with plastics. What you may not know is now, you can 3D print with metal! Picture this: In one room, surgeons remove a tumor infected bone from a patient.
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28 days ago
Freight_Farms You didn’t think you’d be eating cheese sandwiches and steak forever did you? Population pressures mean the menu of the future may look very different – and new technologies are helping food scientists get creative. It’s impossible to predict the future. But sometimes it’s important to try.
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1 month ago
autonomous_ship_rolls_ royce Ever since humanity crawled from the oceans it seems we have been fixated with returning to them. From humble vine-bound wooden rafts to town-sized liners transporting thousands of holidaying guests at a time, it’s fair to say that, as a species, we’ve got travelling the oceans covered. Now, finally, it might be time for people to step away from the big blue once again. The latest ocean-going vessels have no need for a human captain and the era of self-sailing ships
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1 month ago
Students from Singapore Polytechnic finished in ninth place in the 2017 World Solar Challenge in a solar-powered car designed and built using SOLIDWORKS. Their car, not only had to be designed in accordance with strict competition design criteria but also needed to have the stamina to traverse 3000km across the unforgiving Australian outback, from Darwin to Adelaide, where temperatures fluctuated from single digits to 40°C within a single day. A solar-powered car that does not compromise
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1 month ago
Digital Toys What toys will your child play with during the next school holidays? Chances are they’ll be big, bright and lots of fun. But what’s the future of kid’s toys – and does the increasing digitization of playtime help or hinder child development? From Ken Dolls to computer coding
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1 month ago
There are currently over five trillion pieces of plastic floating around our oceans. Probably everyone on the planet would agree that we should work to keep our oceans clean, but until now there were very few real solutions. Back in 2012, a young man by the name of Boyan Slat made it his mission to rectify this growing global problem. Understanding the problem Within the planet’s oceans there are at least five major currents—called gyres—where trash and debris get carried around the world.
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2 months ago
Bikes of the Future Airless wheels. App integration. Automatic crash reporting and heartrate tracking. The bicycles of tomorrow are being designed with futuristic features that will transform riding – both for morning commuters and weekend calf-crunchers.
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2 months ago
From NASA-trained engineers to infrared cameras, designing modern sports footwear involves some serious attention to detail. Here’s how the top manufacturers use engineering to take bold strides in trainer design. What makes the perfect trainer? Sports trainers: they must look great and function even better.
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4 months ago
109 years? It’s been a long time since Henry T Ford’s first mass-produced automobile rolled off the production line. Things have come a long way since then. Quite literally.
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4 months ago
Imagine an engineer. Who are they? What do they look like? What do they do?
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5 months ago
Our planet’s population is increasing. People are everywhere – and they all need to be somewhere else. As a result, mass transport is becoming a problem, as big as the exceeding populations themselves. The question is less about where we go from here and more about how we get there.
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6 months ago
In 1983, Jay Godsall attended a diplomatic lunch for African landlocked countries. At the time, he was trying to enlarge his lawn mowing business to different regions of Canada. After having a long conversation with a diplomat from Burundi, he learned that central Africa was the harshest place in the world for transportation to thrive, since there were minimal roads. Jay noted that Canada was also a harsh place for transportation;
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9 months ago
After an accident that occurred in 2011, professional driver Rob Parsons discovered he would never walk again. He didn’t let this tragedy sideline him from his chosen profession, however. As soon as he was able to leave the hospital, Rob went back to his shop to start working again. His mission: to find a way to enable disabled drivers like himself to race drift cars.
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1 year ago
Bei der Ebola-Epidemie von 2014 handelte es sich um die bisher größte ihrer Art. Sie erstreckte sich über mehrere Länder Westafrikas und kostete über 11.000 Menschen das Leben. Das Center of Disease Control und seine Partner aus aller Welt arbeiten daran, künftige Ausbrüche zu verhindern. Das ist jedoch leichter gesagt als getan.
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2 years ago
For the physically disabled, a functional wheelchair can be a lifeline to a more productive life. Realizing that poor road conditions were hindering the mobility of wheelchair-dependent people in developing nations, the designers at Global Research Innovation and Technology (GRIT) used SOLIDWORKS to develop a radically new lever-based design. Watch the latest episode of Born to Design to meet members of the former MIT Mobility Lab who created a wheelchair that’s improving mobility and changing
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3 years ago
Une nouvelle histoire de conception ingénieuse sera bientôt disponible dans la série Born to Design. En voilà un aperçu ! http://blogs.solidworks.com/solidworksfrance/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/GoGrit_Preview_Video_FRA.mp4 À très bientot!
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3 years ago
This blog series has covered 3D printing from a few different angles. Admittedly, I do tend to prefer the less heavy pursuits, such as food or dinosaurs, but this week we’re going to cover a few medical 3D printing stories that have the power to change lives. This batch of stories includes facial implants, 3D printed vertebra and printed liver tissue. No one can live forever, but quality of life and how we confront aging and disease is about to change courtesy of the 3D printer. oxfordperf 3D-
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3 years ago
Last week, we looked at the world of robot employment. From comedians and security guards to hitchhikers, we found that robots are taking on some non-traditional trades. After conducting a bit more research, it would appear that we’ve just begun to scratch the surface of emerging robot professions. This week’s “Recently in” takes a look at four robots breaking into the news broadcast, fishing, automotive repair and education industries.
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3 years ago