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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 […]


Peoria PTC User Group – Bradley University

Peoria PTC User Group – A group to link Creo professionals in the greater Peoria area, share techniques and best practices, and to provide a forum for engineering and design professionals, students and enthusiasts. Learn about 3D CAD’s past, present and future from industry experts and network with professionals from the engineering, industrial design and product […]


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 […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Carpet Cloak for Invisibility

“For generations, the topic of invisibility has been of great interest. Although it was once dismissed as science fiction, it has now become reality on a small scale. Physics textbooks around the world must be rewritten and scientists must admit that they were wrong” (Michio Kaku). In 2011, two independent research teams, one from MIT […]

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France Passes Green Roof Law – Why We Should All Follow Their Example

Above: Chicago’s City Hall’s Green Roof (Image: National Geographic) A new law in France mandates that all new buildings in commercial zones need to be covered in either plants or solar panels, reports Agence France...
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GSXR 600 Design-Engine’s New Logo & Vinyl Graphics

Design-Engine has a new logo in an effort to bring all the Design-Engine sites together. As we continue to grow, it becomes more and more important that Design-Engine markets itself appropriately. The thinking behind the design...
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The All-In-One 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC Machine

In the ever changing world of 3D printers, it can be hard for a company to set itself apart from the competition. Snapmaker plans to do just that with its Kickstarter campaign for its extremely reliable and durable 3D printer f...
by Mila Medonaite


Creo Harness with adjustable cable ties

Creo: Four Week Comprehensive

Creo: Four Week Comprehensive Workshop Course Duration: 160 hours minimum Tuition: $4,800 USD Overview: Creo (Pro/Engineer): 4 Week Comprehensive Workshop is four weeks focusing on Creo (Pro/Engineer) tutorials. Week One Topics...
by Bart Brejcha

Creo Hitch

Creo Level 1: Comprehensive Workshop

Creo Level 1: Comprehensive Workshop  Course Duration: 40 hours Tuition: $2,800 USD or contact Design Engine at 312.226.8339 for an onsite estimate. This cost includes 3 months access to the Design-Engine Training Del...
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Roadless Wheel Concept Adjusts to All Terrains

  Graduate student Ackeem Ngwenya has combined the 6000 year-old wheel with modern materials to develop a new type of all-terrain wheel assembly that switches from narrow to wide tread at the turn of a screw. His Roadless ...
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