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
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months 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
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 2017 is here! Shared by SOLIDWORKS mentor, Earl Hasz January 7, 2017 marked the kickoff of the exciting design and build competition season. SOLIDWORKS is a FRC Crown Sponsor. To all teams that apply for sponsorship at www.solidworks.com/FIRST, SOLIDWORKS will provide the SOLIDWORKS Robotics Suite of software tools.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy Corporal Willy with a Epilog 120 Watt Laser The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together. I looked for two pieces that were not cracked or had any knots or other irregular surface features to them. However, as the machine finished the carving, a knot showed up right at the end of the Wolf’s nose. Rob made this one on a laser machine for a friend’s
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Fettuccine Pasta Bridge Richard first came up with the idea of constructing a bridge using fettuccine pasta, while pushing a shopping cart alongside his wife, Carmy, at a supermarket. As Carla stopped in the aisle stacked with a variety of pastas, Richard carefully observed the different types of pastas, appreciating the uniformity inside of the packaging. He recalls thinking, “To try and make something like that would be very difficult to say the least. I could not wait to get SOLIDWORKS up and
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Apps for Kids inspires young thinkers to turn their wildest creations into reality. img_8782 On November 11th, 24 children from ages 10 to 13 years gathered at the training center, at SOLIDWORKS Waltham Campus. They had been invited to use the beta version of Shape It and Mech It features of SOLIDWORK’s new Apps for Kids, and share their feedback. ch3a0128 The kids were greeted with refreshing drinks, an activity packet with riddles and games, and toys to play with. ch3a0125 Once all were seated
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
img_0364 Erin Winick, Founder and CEO of Sci Chic, talked to SOLIDWORKS about her startup business, where she creates and sells 3D printed science and engineering inspired jewelry made of plastics and/or metals. Erin will be graduating this December from the University of Florida with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She has had 4 internships, namely – Bracken Engineering, Solar Turbines, John Deere and Keysight Technologies. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Erin always enjoyed fashion and science
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
Charlie, with a big smile, showing off his new computer on the first day of school Charlie, with a big smile, showing off his new computer on the first day of school A mechanical engineer from the University of Missouri of Science and Technology in Rolla Mo, Charlie started learning 3D software designing at the age of 86 years. His university education was interrupted when he spent two years in the Army. He spent the last year of the Korean War in the 984 Engineer Field Maintenance Company.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 year ago
IMG_4792 The field is challenging at BAJA SAE India. IMG_4833 But the students are ready to compete. IMG_4806 The crowd gathers at the finals for BAJA SAE India. This week, the Times of India featured “SOLIDWORKS Bets Big on Make in India” Based on the engineering talent in India, students are ready to support our growing commercial customers.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
2 years ago