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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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Smiling Car Alerts Pedestrians When It’s Safe To Cross

Semcon, a Swedish-based company has developed what they call the “Smiling Car,” a proposed feature for autonomous cars that would use a digital smile to let pedestrians know when it’s safe to cross the rode, even ...
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The Proposed Improvements to Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

A fresh set of renderings for the transformation of Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive have been revealed. The new plan calls for a 70-acre park extending out into Lake Michigan as well as upgrades to the beaches at Oak Street and Oh...
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NeoCon 2010

The long lines for the elevator suggested that we had record numbers at NeoCon this year. The use of materials and innovation seamed to play a general theme for this event. Click To View Images:
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Creo Surfacing Level 8: Advanced Surface Modeling with Surface Edit

Creo Surfacing Level 8: Advanced Surface Modeling with Surface Edit Course Duration: 16 hours Tuition: $1,500 USD Overview: This is an advanced course for ISDX experts looking to gain knowledge understanding and workflow with t...
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Navy May Need to Design Ships With Laser Guns In Mind

After more than 20 years of research and development, the Navy’s dreams of laser weapons are about to come true. But like the dog who chases the car and doesn’t know what to do when he catches it, the Navy’s thoroughly un...
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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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