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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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Watch Out Tesla, An Electric Porsche Is On Its Way

Claiming to reach 80 percent charge in just 15 minutes, the Mission E is the newest concept car by Porsche. Displayed recently at the Frankfort Motor Show, this all -electric vehicle has some of the traditional makings of a lux...
by Design-Engine


Chicago Jobs and National Recruiting at the ERE Recruiting Conference

ne of the biggest challenges that face manufacturing, engineering and design organizations today is attracting and keeping great talent. The experience at The 2014 FALL ERE Recruiting Conference was nothing short of amazi...
by Design-Engine

Creo Simulation Piston Rod Analysis

SolidWorks Simulation Level 2: Premium Dynamics

SolidWorks Simulation Level 2: Premium Dynamics Workshop Course Duration: 24 hours (3 days) Tuition: $1,400 USD Overview: This class focuses on an in-depth investigation of the dynamic response of structures usin...
by Bart Brejcha



Rhino 3D: A Full Description

Rhino 3D: A Full Description   What is Rhino 3D? Quoting from the Rhino3d website: Start with a sketch, drawing, physical model, or only an idea — Rhino provides the tools to accurately model your designs ready for rende...
by Bart Brejcha


Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks World Record, Traveling 1,102 Miles on A Single Charge

California-based company Proterra believes their electric buses could be another step towards removing our reliance on fossil fuels. Proterra’s Catalyst E2 Max Electric bus set a new world record for the longest distance trav...
by Mila Medonaite


Caterpillar Creates First Smartphone with Integrated Thermal Camera

When you think of Caterpillar, you don’t usually think of smartphones. The company behind the famous yellow and black construction machines has created a $600 smartphone with a built-in Flir thermal imaging camera. Duubb...
by Design-Engine