Empowering Students to Help Build Successful Careers With SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition 2018-2019, students will learn the design and engineering skills they need to jumpstart their careers. The next generation of engineers and designers must be equipped to solve problems skillfully and efficiently. The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2018-2019 provides students and educators professional software, local support and a connection to a massive user community to help students take their next career
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
15 days ago
Two bots lift up the POWER UP scale to fight the boss at the FIRST New England District Championship Two bots climb the POWER UP scale to fight the boss at the FIRST New England District Championship “Everyone here in Boston, are you ready?” cried the MC. The crowd clad in rainbow colored t-shirts, repping for their favorite teams in the tournament, responded with a deafening roar. “Three
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
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.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
FRC Team 3506, Team YETI FRC Team 3506, Team YETI True story: here at SOLIDWORKS, we’re crazy about FIRST Robotics. What kind of engineering nerds wouldn’t be? Created by Dean Kamen, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics aims to inspire students to become leaders in science and engineering, to teach them important, life affirming skills, such as team work and team building, and become masters of gracious professionalism. It’s a fantastic program, one we at
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
The Great Hatch expands the limits of technological innovation in healthcare by hardworking, compassionate, and inventive hatchers in a high-energy, 3-day, pitch style competition. With 92 participants, 27 mentors, 4 speakers, and 8 judges. participants brought expertise from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, data science, design, pharmacy, nursing, and medicine. I caught up with University of British Columbia, UBC MD Candidate, Nancy Duan, sponsorship lead for the Hatching Heath event
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
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.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
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.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
CAD Certifications: Just How Valuable Are They? Rustin Webster, Assistant Professor, Purdue University and Jeremy Clark, Engineering Manager, Intuitive Research and Technology answer this question at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Through their research, Rustin and Jeremy went beyond the classroom, where they provide SOLIDWORKS certification to their students, through our SOLIDWORKS Academic Provider Program. Rustin and Jeremy perform their research across 13 states.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 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
Tessolar Inc. has designed an innovative way to improve solar photovoltaic system performance and reduce installed system costs. After observing the current way in which solar panels are made, the founders of Tessolar Inc. decided to take action. Module Assembly Tessolar is providing two different products: Module Assembly and Tesserack. Their Module Assembly is the redesigned solar module architecture and assembly processes to enable the cost effective use of high performance materials.
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
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.
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
Over a billion people worldwide suffer from poor vision because they do not have the eyeglasses they need. While there are affordable eyeglasses that can be bought for less than $4, there are not enough eye care professionals to prescribe eyeglasses. PlenOptika created QuickSee to increase the throughput of optometrists, allowing them to prescribe more eyeglasses and make more money. QuickSee is an innovative, handheld auto-refractor that provides highly accurate measurements at the push of a
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 months ago
Born from over a year of dedicated research and personal experiences, Joulez empowers tween girls to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Joulez incorporates four key elements into its approach: identity, vocabulary, skills and tribe. They believe that each of these four areas must be addressed to engage girls in STEM over the long term. Founder and CEO of Joulez, Stephanie Rowe, has spent her whole career in STEM surrounded by mostly male coworkers.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
8 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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
SkyX takes data acquisition to the next level with its SkyOne drone. SkyOne uses a long-range aerial solution for infrastructure monitoring. This could include anything from oil and gas pipelines to hydroelectric lines or even railroads. SkyOne’s VTOL ability means it can take off and land from virtually any location without a runway, pneumatic launcher, net, or other infrastructure.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
9 months ago
WiBotic has commercialized technology developed at The University of Washington to deliver wireless power and battery intelligence solutions for autonomous robots. These fully autonomous robots are able to navigate and “think” for themselves; but, there is a problem. Their batteries do not last very long and recharging stations with physical contacts wear out over time.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 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,
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year 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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year 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.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago