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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1 month 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 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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FIRST Robotics Istanbul For the first time in Turkey, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Istanbul Regional brought together 39 high school teams from 18 different cities. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. More than robots, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM,
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2 months ago
Jason Ledon and a blown up print-out of his CSWE certificate. Image courtesy of Jason Ledon. Jason Ledon and a blown up print-out of his CSWE certificate. Image courtesy of Jason Ledon.
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2 months ago
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
3 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World is in the hometown of the UCLA Bruin Racing team. We got a big welcome when the entire team got together to take a photo to welcome us to Los Angeles, CA. UCLA Bruin Racing is more than a club, it is a passion for these young engineers in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, chemical, and computer engineering.that work together as a team. It is dedication of the students that run the club like a business, with a management organization that would impress any major corporation all
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3 months ago
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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3 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World would not be complete without talking about our support for FIRST Robotics, FIRST Inspires. More than robots, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. SOLIDWORKS is the Modeling Solutions Partner for FIRST, providing the engineering documentation tools, SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS
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3 months ago
Mods is a fabrication platform developed by MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, Dr. Neil Gershenfeld. Mods provides a set of software tools for personal fabrication, intended for use with machines common to Fab Labs, Shawn Liu introduces mods and the integration between mods and SolidWorks. mods and xDesign Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), and became into a collaborative and global network.
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3 months ago
Jerry Murray, CAD Design and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA will be presenting on success in the classroom on the topic of Pair Programming and Team Based Learning. Jerry brings years of teaching and industry experience to share at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, Feb 4-8 in Los Angeles, CA. Spokane CC offers programs in CAD Design, Mechanical Design Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. This education breakout shows how “Pair Programming” and “Team
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
Only one week till SOLIDWORKS World 2018 – the excitement is building! If you’re a SOLIDWORKS user this is the place to be, elbow to elbow with thousands of designers, engineers, educators, students, researchers and visionaries! Three days of learning, celebrating, and experiencing the evolution of 3D design – up close and in real-time. SWW15 - Student Day Traditionally day three of SOLIDWORKS World is Student Day.
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3 months ago
University of Alberta is a top Canadian university located in Edmonton, Alberta, home to 40000 students in a wide variety of programs. Dr. David S. Nobes, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, presents at SOLIDWORKS World on “Educating Undergraduate Students in Solid Modeling: Success in CSWA.” David will discuss how engineering drafting and design are taught in the University of Alberta undergraduate program, solely based around solid modelling using SOLIDWORKS.
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3 months ago
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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3 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World brings together educators, commercial users, and SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) leaders. One SWUGN leader, Elise Moss, checks all those boxes and more as she presents her SOLIDWORKS World Breakout Session, “Project Based Learning with SOLIDWORKS.” As an instructor at Laney College, Oakland, CA, Elise’s program focuses on direct learning outcomes with relevant hands-on student projects. Elise is always thinking about her students as she prepares them for jobs.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
Our SOLIDWORKS customers need employees educated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills. To prepare for future jobs, our schools need more students to select STEM fields. Through the SolidWorks User Group Network (SWUGN), Richard Doyle, our user group guy, connected Betty Baker, Product Engineer, Ashley Furniture, Arcadia, Wisconsin and James Adkins, Department Head, Computer Aided Drafting Technology, Alamance Community College, Graham, North Carolina to promote STEM
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4 months ago
The 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST POWER UPSM was announced today at the global kickoff event from Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH USA. FRC teams around the world focused in on the power of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) skills and the new robotics competition. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. More than
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4 months ago
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, AlphaLab Gear is a nationally ranked hardware accelerator with a mission of helping early-stage physical product companies grow and scale in order to move through the first stages of the company faster. AlphaLab Gear invests up to $125,000 in each startup then provides guidance in two different modules: the first focused on customer discovery, and the second is focused on manufacturing at scale. With an excellent staff, on-site technical experts, mentors,
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
5 months ago
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
Wednesday 8th, 2017, DASSAULT SYSTEMES 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 products.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months 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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
7 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
7 months 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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7 months ago
The most wonderful time of year Back to School!!
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 months ago
Young designers use SOLIDWORKS to innovate and invent. The Technical Innovation and Invention Olympics is a countrywide contest for high school students in Poland. Thanks to the competition, future engineers can present their knowledge, skills, and also win an entry into a chosen University. Maciej Krzywicki, a student from Electrical, Electronics, and Mechanical High School in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, is one of the Olympics laureate’s with his project, “Mobile Furnace for Steel Heat Treatment”,
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 months ago