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An aviation enthusiast since he was young, Mr. Jettanakorn Pengsiri, founder of JFox Aircraft Co., Ltd. in Thailand, had always dreamt of building an aircraft of his own and taking to the skies. While working as an aircraft systems engineer, Jettanakorn decided to put his years of experience in designing aviation systems and aircraft maintenance to good use, by building his first plane – the two-seater JX-200RG Sport Thunder High-Performance five years ago. Initially intending to use it as a
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 hours ago
Ed Hernandez and his students with guitars they made. Image credit: Ed Hernandez Ed Hernandez and his students with guitars they made. Image credit: Ed Hernandez Ed Hernandez left a boring, unfulfilling, and well-paying job to become a high school science teacher. He teaches his students to use SOLIDWORKS and be self-sufficient, and his program at Tustin High school has had some major success stories.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
13 days ago
Ed Hernandez and his students Ed Hernandez and his students. Image credit: Ed Hernandez Ed Hernandez left a well-paying but unfulfilling job to become a high school science teacher. He teaches his students to use SOLIDWORKS and be self-sufficient, and his program at Tustin High school has had some major success stories. You can read Part One of Ed’s story here.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
21 days ago
Ed Hernandez portrait Ed Hernandez. Image Credit: Tustin High School When Ed Hernandez was twelve, his family packed up and left Mexico for California’s greener pastures. Upon arriving in the United States, Ed had a checklist of tasks to cross off in order to be successful. He needed to learn English.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
27 days ago
My name is Jamison Go and I am the team captain, primary driver, and one of the engineers for the BattleBot SawBlaze Team. Currently I am a R&D engineer at an additive manufacturing startup in the Burlington, MA. My experience is in both mechanical and electrical engineering, and I have spent many years as a researcher in robotics and additive manufacturing. My teammates (Lucy Du, John Mayo, Chris Merian, Joao Ramos, Alex Hattori, and Mason Massie) are either current students or alumni of MIT.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
28 days ago
Welcome back to this multi-part blog series featuring Mike Sabocheck and his efforts to outsmart his local squirrels using SOLIDWORKS xDesign. If you need to catch up, please read the part 1 and part 2 first. In the last blog the original design I came up with needed to be changed based on my wife Tracy’s input. She wanted the feeder support arms to rotate independently from one another and not have them stationary.
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1 month ago
There are individuals in this world who have the capability to get people excited and engaged. I’m sure you know a couple. These people are truly living what they were born to do. There are also some individuals who are not just working for a paycheck, but are willing to give all they have to make this world a better place.
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1 month ago
At North Design Works there is never really a normal day at the office. At time of writing they’re helping a small software company break through into automotive hardware, whilst separately working with an historic racing car manufacturer to design one of their first new car bodies in years based on sketches of a 1960’s Formula 1 Concept Car. Work-in-Progress Project Car Previous extremes of project randomness include designing sports bras, automotive research in waste heat recovery,
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1 month ago
Innovation is the future and to get there you need the right tools. Let’s see how Arcimoto, a forward-thinking company uses SOLIDWORKS to devise new technologies that raise the bar for environmental efficiency, footprint size, and price affordability in electric vehicle design. Founded in 2007, Arcimoto, Inc.’s main focus is creating the most affordable and performance-packed electric vehicle suitable for the daily driver. The company has broken new ground in the transportation industry by
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1 month ago
A while ago, I had the honor to be part of something special. It was the launch of a project I have been supporting for a few years, which will be hopefully the start of the largest Ocean cleanup in history: #theoceancleanup. Image source: The Ocean Cleanup I am rooted in the Seas and Oceans Ever since I was a little boy, like my dad and my grandpa before, I liked spending my time on the beaches of the North Sea. Now, as a father of three, I am taking my family to the Netherlands every year (I
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1 month ago
You may not know about Cambridge Design Partnership yet. But with the help of SOLIDWORKS they are breaking new ground in product design, with a list of patents to prove it. Here’s a quick guide to one of the UK’s most progressive product design specialists. Innovation that goes beyond buzzwords
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1 month ago
If you are an engineer working at a small or mid-sized company, there’s a good chance that you might be working without a product data management (PDM) system in place. Many believe that implementing a data management solution would be time-consuming and just add additional work to the current ways of doing things. There is also the misconception that PDM is too expensive to implement. The reality, however, is quite the opposite.
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1 month ago
Ernesto Mosqueda Some people do not realize what they’re truly passionate about until much later in their lives. You might think you want to be in a certain industry or field for the rest of your life, until that back fires and you start to loathe your occupation. Fortunately for Ernesto Mosqueda, he found his passion for SOLIDWORKS as an adult, changed his profession, and now has new aspirations on what he wants to do for the rest of his life. Starting at the ages of seven and eight, Ernesto
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1 month ago
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
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months 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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Are you a CAD manager? It’s a tough job. We know. That’s why we will be bringing together the most experienced SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Engineers for the CAD Manager’s Boot Camp on Sunday, February 10th, 2019.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months 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.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
In the SOLIDWORKS community, we are fortunate to meet talented innovators that are making a difference in people’s lives. Many volunteer their time with organizations that do good for others. Last month, I was fortunate to learn about Remap.org.uk that designs and builds equipment to help people live more independently. My friend Sam Cullen from our VAR Solid Solutions UK introduced me to one such innovator, Henry Kirby.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago
What happens when a category 5 hurricane makes landfall where you live? In September 2017, the people of St Thomas and the U.S. Virgin Islands endured such wrath not once but twice in 10 days. As I witnessed three months after the storm, the results were devastating. SOLIDWORKS sponsored an eye-opening documentary video about an organization called Field Ready, a non-profit humanitarian organization that responds to crises worldwide when disaster strikes.
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2 months 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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2 months ago
The Manufacturing Technology Centre at the Coventry – University of Warwick, UK, developed and implemented a Design, Programming and Robotics residential course this past summer. MTC shared their story with SOLIDWORKS. The goal of the course was to design a robotic rowboat using a combination of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and programming skills to solve an engineering challenge. There were 3 main elements to this challenge;
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 months ago
September is here and it’s back to the grind for college students. A new batch of engineering majors are gearing up for the toughest four (or more) years of their lives. There are dozens of subjects an engineering major can focus on, and the tragedy of majoring in any engineering field is that in spite of all the classes, studying, allnighters, and existential dread, college can only prepare you for so much. The best way to gain experience as an engineer is in the field.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago