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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 […]

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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 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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The Technology Behind the Red Bull Stratos Stunt Dive

It was a historic moment: daredevil Felix Baumgartner plunged from the edge of the stratosphere down to earth–a record-setting 120,000 feet, and at speeds that eclipsed the sound barrier. It’s BASE jumping so extreme th...
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Design and Engineering Software Packages Overview

This article does not claim to be authoritative or in depth yet is merely an overview of the various 3D software most commonly used by engineers and industrial designers. With this is mind it hopes to lend some insight that mig...
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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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The Flying Car: Getting Closer to Takeoff

Two distinctly different approaches to a decades-old dream will soon become a reality. One of the biggest disappointments for an entire generation of us who grew up reading the likes of Popular Science or Popular Mechanics was ...
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RipSurfer X Lets You Surf On The Spot

There’s no doubt that paddling a surfboard out to the breakers is a good source of upper body exercise. What a lot of non-surfers might not realize, however, is that balancing on a constantly-shifting board is also a great wo...
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