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This Start Up is 3D Printing Rockets

Posted December 11th, 2018 by Eli Petrov

Relativity Space is a start up that was founded in 2015 and is located in Inglewood, CA. CEO and co-founder  and former blue origin employee, Tim Ellis, has created a company only 2 years ago. His co-founding partner, Jordan Noone, is a former Space X employee. The founders met one another in 2010 through USC’s […]

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Is The Tesla Model 3 The 21st Century’s Model T?

Posted December 4th, 2018 by Dave Mazovick

Over the past year the subject of Tesla Model 3 production has been scrutinized and possibly over scrutinized by those in both the business and financial media in addition to online tech journals and established automotive publications. The financial establishment has it seems to be consistently dire and harsh in it’s predictions and assessments about […]

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Single-Use Plastics Ban

Posted November 13th, 2018 by Eli Petrov

The European Parliament recently voted a ban on particular single use plastics, things such as cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers.  The proposal is also demanding reduction in other single use plastics. The EU ban could go to effect across the bloc as early as 2021. The United States has also been introducing plastic […]

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The Arrival of Super Magnesium

Posted November 12th, 2018 by Dave Mazovick

In the course of focusing on new innovations, products and technologies we typically avoid the unproven, recent laboratory breakthrough or the idea that might be several years away from being a tangible product available to the consumer. In this sense, the new generation Magnesium alloy, dubbed Super Magnesium by Allite, is the antithesis of this. […]

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Badgerland PTC Creo Users Group

Posted November 8th, 2018 by Liz Wisdom

Badgerland PTC Creo Users Group When: Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 8:30AM – 3PM Presentations start at 9AM Where: Embassy Suites in Brookfield, WI Location: TBD Overview: Full day of presentations and hands on PTC Creo workshops along with lunch, networking and great opportunities to connect. There will be fun door prizes including a 55″ […]

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The Maker Movement’s Influence on the Design World

Posted November 2nd, 2018 by Ariel Berchtold

Lauded as the “first ever advanced-level guide to making anything imaginable,” The Maker’s Field Guide provides creatives with a handy frame of reference, specifically geared toward those who want to know the basics of a variety of mediums. Written by professional designer Christopher Armstrong, this book promises to combine Armstrong’s decade-plus of practical experience, with […]

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Why Dyson Is Well Positioned for the Electric Car Space

Posted November 1st, 2018 by Dave Mazovick

Written by Dave Mazovick Over the past few years it has become known and acknowledged that Dyson is planning to enter the electric car arena by with what it describes as innovative, forward thinking products that will rethink and refashion ground transportation both technologically and in terms of aesthetics. Much like Tesla, Dyson is very heavily defined by its […]

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Afterburn: Design for Manufacturability Using SolidWorks

Posted October 18th, 2018 by Scott Froemming

AFTERBURN: Design for Manufacturability Using SolidWorks WHAT: Design Engine is hosting our AfterBurn networking event with a discussion in our Chicago studio.  Join us Thursday, October 18th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 4043 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60613. Food and beverages will be provided. Doors open at 5:00 PM once class wraps […]

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UIC IDSA Grasshopper Workshop
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UIC IDSA Grasshopper Workshop

Posted October 1st, 2018 by Design Engine

UIC IDSA Grasshopper Workshop When: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 4PM – 7PM   Presenter: Jake Rynkiewicz Where: University of Illinois at Chicago Location: Art & Architecture Building 845 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607 Room #3340 Overview: Learn to program and design using Grasshopper to create complex patterns and meshes that would otherwise be […]

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UIUC Formula SAE Creo Workshop

Posted October 1st, 2018 by Design Engine

UIUC Formula SAE Creo Workshop When: Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 12PM – 3PM Presenter: Bart Brejcha Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Location: 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 Mechanical Engineering Lab (MEL) Overview: Top Down Design and Skeleton Modeling in Creo   Click To View Images:

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2018 International Design Excellence Award Winners Announced

Posted September 28th, 2018 by Ariel Berchtold

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) announced this year’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) winners at their annual ceremony this past week. The annual IDEA gala, held this year on Sept. 19 at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA, is one of the most prestigious design competitions globally. Every year, IDSA’s jury […]

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Laney College SolidWorks User Group
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Laney College SolidWorks User Group

Posted September 24th, 2018 by Design Engine

Laney College SolidWorks User Group When: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 6:30PM – 9PM Presenter: Michael Run Where: Laney College   Location: Laney College Room F170C Overview: Design and engineering with SolidWorks from an industrial designer’s perspective. Explore basic to advanced surface modeling to capture ideas for consumer product exploration. Analyzing surface continuity of CAD […]

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California Tech Hub SolidWorks User Group

Posted September 24th, 2018 by Design Engine

California Tech Hub SolidWorks User Group When: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 1PM – 3PM Presenter: Michael Run Where: Google X Labs   Location: Google X Labs Overview: Design and engineering with SolidWorks from an industrial designer’s perspective. Explore basic to advanced surface modeling to capture ideas for consumer product exploration. Analyzing surface continuity of […]

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SolidWorks User Group of Fresno
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SolidWorks User Group of Fresno

Posted September 24th, 2018 by Design Engine

SolidWorks User Group of Fresno When: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 6PM-8:30PM Presenter: Michael Run, Industrial Designer Where: The Pi Shop 1755 Broadway St. #107 Fresno, CA 93721 Overview: Design and engineering with SolidWorks from an industrial designer’s perspective. Explore basic to advanced surface modeling to capture ideas for consumer product exploration. Analyzing surface continuity of […]

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Worlds Largest Manufacturing Trade Show — IMTS 2018 brief

Posted September 18th, 2018 by Eli Petrov and Liz Wisdom

IMTS — A Manufacturing and Engineering Extravaganza Manufacturing professionals gathered at IMTS — International Manufacturing Technology Show. It takes place Sept 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. IMTS 2018 is expected to be one of the largest trade shows that take place, EVER. The manufacturing industry has been rapidly expanding. Investment in equipment is expected […]

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Lime to Relaunch in Denver
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Lime to Re-Launch in Denver

Posted September 18th, 2018 by Ariel Berchtold

Mobility Action Plan in Action Just a few short weeks after being removed from Denver’s streets, dockless scooters are set to make a comeback. Denver residents woke up one May morning to find hundreds of bright-green scooters strewn across the city. The scooters, part of  The Mile High City’s “Mobility Action Plan,” were put in […]

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Using Creo in the Workplace - Industry Perspectives at UIC ASME
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Using SolidWorks in the Workplace – Industry Perspectives at UIC ASME

Posted September 14th, 2018 by Design Engine

Using SolidWorks in the Workplace – Industry Perspectives When: Wednesday, September 26th at 5:00 PM Presenter: Bart Brejcha Where: UIC ASME Location: Engineering Research Facility (ERF) Room ERF1043, UIC, 842 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA                   Click To View Images:

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Die Cast Part Design with SolidWorks at Purdue University
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Die Cast Part Design with SolidWorks at Purdue University

Posted September 14th, 2018 by Design Engine

Die Cast Part Design with SolidWorks When: Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 7:30 PM Presenter: Bart Brejcha Where: Purdue University Location: Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering Room 1144 550 Stadium Mall Dr, West Lafayette Indiana 47907                   Click To View Images:

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Learning to Design with SolidWorks
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Learning to Design with SolidWorks at Northwestern University

Posted September 14th, 2018 by Design Engine

Learning to Design with SolidWorks Student Workshop When: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 6 PM Presenter: Michael Run Where: Northwestern University Location:   Overview: Design and engineering with SolidWorks from an industrial designer’s perspective. Explore basic to advanced surface modeling to capture ideas for consumer product exploration. Analyzing surface continuity of CAD exploration. Click To […]

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New York Wants You to Redesign Their City’s Trash Bin

Posted August 14th, 2018 by Eli Petrov

New York City has over 23,000 litter baskets outside. The most common design is the green wire mesh basket – due to the affordability and easy serviceability, the design has been left mostly the same since the 1930s. New yorkers feel that the wire basket is in need of a redesign. To find a new […]

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