Ergonomic products are often designed for adults and while that is already tough enough to perfect, baby products are an even more elusive challenge for many product designers. How would one design products for those who are still learning and refining their motor skills? Monique Filer and Danielle Michaels reimagined every baby product they could think of with SOLIDWORKS On a flight to New Zealand, Dannielle Michaels found changing her newborn’s diaper to be what she describes as “mission
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4 days ago
The beverage industry spills over with ways to wet your whistle. For the discerning customer there’s more choice available than ever before. The explosion of craft beers, the never-ending range of sodas and rise in popularity of energy drinks has seen consumption and profit surge over the last decade, in spite of harsh economics. Technology has enabled this thirst-quenching journey.
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6 days ago
SPOILER ALERT! If you didn’t watch the BattleBots finals this past Friday, you may want to before reading this blog This past Friday night, I watched the BattleBots final four battle it out for the 2018 BattleBots Championship at the WPI University Watch Party supporting Team Bite Force.
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14 days ago
I cannot imagine that you are not already aware, but the 2018 Season of BattleBots is coming to an end. The Final Four will be fighting it out this Friday on the Discovery Channel. I know I’m excited, as I have been following this event for many years now, however, this year is especially exciting as we have an ALL-SOLIDWORKS Final four. All four bots were designed using SOLIDWORKS: Lock-Jaw, Bite Force, Whiplash and Minotaur.
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19 days ago
Cinema might be over a century old. But it’s showing no sign of slowing down. Even a quick glance through its history tells its own filmic story of technology’s progress through the decades. From humble, silent monochrome beginnings, through to the lush, colourful expanse of CinemaScope, 3D and today’s jaw-dropping digital effects, film has both pushed and chronicled the latest in technology for audiences worldwide.
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20 days ago
Technology is rapidly evolving and our smart devices are playing an ever-increasing role in our day-to-day lives. One may not realize the importance of these devices. For example, imagine you’re traveling alone in a foreign country, and you’re relying on your smart device to help translate, navigate, and operate your trip around the country. What would you do if your device ran out of battery charge or lost internet connection.
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28 days ago
Grüne Wiesen, rumpelnde Traktoren und absurd frühe Morgenstunden. Trotz der Tatsache, dass sich die Landwirtschaft in den letzten 100 Jahren rasant entwickelt hat, gibt es gewisse engstirnige Stereotypen, die schwierig zu verschieben sind. Aber machen Sie keinen Fehler. Die Landwirtschaft bewegt sich im digitalen Zeitalter zügig voran und verwendet modernste Technik, die mehr an Silicon Valley als an Erdbeerfelder erinnert.
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1 month ago
People. There are over seven and a half billion of them sharing this planet, and over half live in cities. That’s three billion people with transport needs. With our burgeoning population expanding exponentially, the need to re-think urban transportation is crucial.
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1 month ago
Welcome to the Born to Design – SOLIDWORKS Podcast. Born to Design takes you inside the most fascinating stories coming out of the design and manufacturing world. You will hear the surprising backstories of amazing creators; harrowing near-failures that became overnight successes;
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1 month ago
Born to Design Podcast - Dara Dotz I have been in crisis situations before. In my basement during a tornado and without power in a blizzard, but these were over in a day, and not really the “crisis” situations that some people in our world encounter. Many people around this world go through horrific natural and political disasters, while just trying to stay alive. There are some people who see these disasters as opportunities, and jump right into the storm (pun intended).
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1 month ago
Technology has marched unstoppably into more areas of life than we would have ever imagined. From micro-chipped dogs to driverless cars, to wearables and beyond, technology permeates the world in more ways than ever before. Not even golf, with its hallowed history and strong sense of tradition, has remained unchanged by the rapid advances in technology. In golf courses all over the world, golfing tech is instigating transformation.
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1 month ago
Born to Design Podcast - Betty Baker The most passionate SOLIDWORKS users are the user group leaders. These individuals are a very tight community of SOLIDWORKS users. And, even though I have been working for DS SolidWorks for almost 10 years now, I didn’t realize just how strong this network really was
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1 month ago
Green pastures, trundling tractors and preposterously early mornings. Despite the fact that agriculture has evolved rapidly in the last 100 years, there are certain parochial stereotypes that are hard to shift. But make no mistake. Agriculture is moving swiftly with the digital age, incorporating cutting-edge tech that’s more Silicon Valley than strawberry fields.
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2 months ago
Today’s products are designed and manufactured with the help of large groups of interconnected people from various disciplines and companies. These stakeholders all play important roles in product development and their ability to collaborate efficiently with their counterparts is becoming increasingly critical. Engineering often serves as the hub of design collaboration. No one designs in a vacuum Despite the increasing demand for more design collaboration, there’s a surprising amount of
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2 months ago
Born to Design Podcast - Christian Bagg Welcome to the Born to Design Podcast. Born to Design takes you inside the most fascinating stories coming out of the design and manufacturing world. The surprising backstories of amazing creators. Harrowing near-failures that became overnight successes.
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2 months ago
Tennis_Ball Wimbledon’s two weeks of top-tier tennis is thrilling sports fans worldwide this July. Yet despite lawn tennis harking back over 150 years, the extent to which today’s game employs modern technology may just surprise you – and it’s pushing the sport to its limits. As the cream is readied for the strawberries and the players begin their final preparations, tennis fever is ready to grip the nation harder than the players handle their rackets. Here’s a little about the science behind
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3 months ago
Thanks to SOLIDWORKS Sell and its team, you can now create your own custom jewelry directly online on the website of Maison TOURNAIRE. Some collaborative work to refine SOLIDWORKS Sell and the mobilization of many different skills were required to develop this customization platform. A combination of skills between the Maison TOURNAIRE and SOLIDWORKS included: 3D design, 3D rendering, UX design, web integration, 3D printing, lost wax casting, polishing and packaging. Maison TOURNAIRE is the
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3 months ago
Every music and guitar lover has faced one or more of these challenges: Not able to jam when they travel, simply because they can’t carry their favorite instrument and the necessary equipment Have limited time, but it takes time to set up and tune instruments or meeting a fellow musician, but unable to jam together because one of you doesn’t have all their equipment Wanting to try a different style or effect but do not have the right tools Fusion Guitar is the answer to every challenge faced by
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4 months ago
football_pitch_world_cup Thirty-two teams. Sixty-four games. One trophy. It all kicks off, quite literally, this June.
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4 months ago
Thomas Edison has over one thousand patents to his name (individual or joint), 1,093 to be exact. Most notably for the light bulb, the phonograph, and an initial motion picture concept. He was also very famous in his early 30s and throughout his 84 years. He also had innovations in manufacturing and was a savvy businessman as well.
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4 months ago
So there I was in Los Angeles for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, minding my own business walking between the hotel and convention center when all of a sudden Mike Sande comes zipping by me on this sleek electric scooter. He was obviously enjoying his time at the event and getting to know one of our local SOLIDWORKS customers in California, URB-E: Mike SANDE enjoying his conference “commute” on an URB-E at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. URB-E was on-site this year at SOLIDWORKS World to share its story and its
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4 months ago
robocup_2018_canada_montreal Robots taking on robots? If you thought that was the stuff of game shows, toy manufacturers or multi-million dollar film franchises, think again. Mechanoids battling against their synthetic siblings for supremacy isn’t just a reality, but a sport. Football, to be precise.
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4 months ago
Although 3D printing has been around for about 30 years, the recent past has seen a huge adoption in additive manufacturing (AM) technology in both the commercial and personal arenas. Low-cost 3D printers have made the technology so affordable that today you can simply walk into a number of retail establishments and purchase a machine for less than the cost of a family vacation! Most consumers and small business are choosing to jump into the 3D printing pool as cautiously as possible, which
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4 months ago
Min-Max-D’s face, simulation vs reality “The devil’s in the details,” or so goes the old phrase. For members of the SOLIDWORKS Magic Wheelchair build team, however, Maximum Destruction is in the details. Taking pieces of pink and black foam and transforming them into a perfect replica of an intricate monster truck is no small feat. Sub teams have been working together to create the details that will bring Jonah’s costume to life.
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4 months ago