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Sketching — Another Way for Engineers to Communicate Ideas

                    Engineers need to possess many skills, most of which being technical, however, especially for engineering design, creativity is also required. In order to innovate, creativity is essential.    Visual thinking is key in creativity and design. What is visual thinking? It is a way to […]

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“The Future of Work is Learning” – Heather McGowan

Automation and Artificial Intelligence are words that are used interchangeably but are very different. Automation is defined as “automatically controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human labor” (Merriam Webster) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)  is the ability of machines that can mimic intelligent human […]

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Peoria PTC User Group – Bradley University

We at Design Engine had such a great time putting this event together with Bradley University. It was great having everyone get together and talk about design, engineering, and PTC. Each presentation ran about an hour. Here is a recap of the event. Keynote Presentation: “The future of CAD tools (and how PTC & Creo […]

Events

2018 Chicago Auto show

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Chicago auto show media preview days. With that, photographers were able to walk through the floors and take pictures of the vehicles without fighting through crowds or taking dozens of attempts to capture a photo without a person walking through the frame.  One of the best […]

The StarWars BB8 replica Industry News

Bridging the Gap: Bridgewater Studio Brings Fantasy to Reality

Let me just start by saying, this place is awesome! Selfishly, I had wanted to set up a tour to play with their awesome BB8 replica as the nerdery is strong with me, but when I visited Bridgewater Studios I got much more than I had expected. They even have their own real-life robot! Three […]

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The 25th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair

One of the most influential design events of the year, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York provides a platform for the design world to showcase their innovations, network and create. Located at  New York ...
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Carbon Fiber: The Road to Affordability

In early 2006 I had been been in steady contact with some of the designers/engineering staff from Cannondale with the intention of sending an instructor to their facility to raise the level of their Pro/E 3D skills. While it is...
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The Bicymple is The Bicycle Simplified, Literally

The Bicymple is, as its name suggests, an attempt to present the bicycle, simplified. And it’s an ambition that, on first glance, looks to have been fulfilled. Bicycle design is fairly static at the moment, and has been f...
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Saab Electrified

Not very long ago the idea of a Sino-Japanese consortium in-and-of itself may have been an anomaly (recent sabre rattling from China and Japan over some small islands illustrates the still fragile state of relations between th...
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CROSSKIX – Shoes of The future

CROSSKIX A former instructor at Design Engine has created a cool new style in active footwear. His design is currently running on KICKSTARTER Why CROSSKIX? Here are some questions we asked the designer of CROSSKIX Alfred Santil...
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VW XL 1: The Hottest New Diesel Plug-in!

One of the more notable cars that made a splash and garnered much attention at the Geneva Auto Show this month was the Volkswagen diesel electric plug-in XL 1.  More importantly VW has stated they will bring this long nurtured...
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