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Events

3,587.1 Miles Traveled On A Gallon Of Gasoline At This Year’s Eco-Marathon

Posted May 2nd, 2013 by Design-Engine

Dominating at this year’s Eco-Marathon Americas, Canadian team Alerion Supermileage from Laval University showed the world what is possible for the future of fuel efficiency as their prototype CT2.0 traveled 3,587.1 miles on a gallon of gasoline. Beginning their worldwide event in Houston Texas, Shell’s Annual Eco-Marathon gives high school and college students from across […]

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Industry News

The Flying Car: Getting Closer to Takeoff

Posted September 27th, 2012 by Design-Engine

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 the often touted dream of the flying car. With the exception of the hovercraft, the flying car is […]

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Industry News

Production Jobs Return to The U.S.

Posted May 29th, 2014 by Design-Engine

WHITEWATER, Wis. — In 2001, Generac Power Systems joined the wave of American companies shifting production to China. The move wiped out 400 jobs in southeast Wisconsin, but few could argue with management’s logic: Chinese companies were offering to make a key component for $100 per unit less than the cost of producing it in […]

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Die Cast Part Design with SolidWorks at Purdue University
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Events

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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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Christopher Jenner Masters Elegance In Design with Chicago Diptyque

Posted January 2nd, 2013 by Design-Engine

No stranger to high-end boutiques, Wicker Park embraces its newest competitor, Parisian shop diptyque. With boutiques in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Dubai and New York diptyque has created a worldwide persona of sophistication. The locations designer, Christopher Jenner captures foreign elegance fit for a king in his newest creation. Recently awarded British Breakthrough Talent of […]

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Events

AFTERBURN: ANSYS vs. MECHANICA: An Afterwork User Meeting

Posted August 19th, 2013 by Design-Engine

AFTERBURN: ANSYS vs. MECHANICA  On August 27th Design Engine will be hosting another AFTERBURN gathering at our downtown Chicago Studio. This month we will be discussing ANSYS vs. MECHANICA.  We look forward to anyone that would like to join us on Tuesday August 27th at 7:00pm. These meetings are free of charge. Pizza and drinks will be provided. We will discuss […]

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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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Events

The Technology Behind the Red Bull Stratos Stunt Dive

Posted October 15th, 2012 by Design-Engine

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 that it almost counts as space exploration. In addition to being inherently dramatic and heart-pounding, Baumgartner’s mission (Red Bull footed the […]

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Events

NeoCon 2017- Our Favorite Find

Posted June 13th, 2017 by Design Engine

A team from Design Engine took a trip to NeoCon 2017 this week to experience what’s new and what’s next in the commercial design industry. Neocon is a yearly interior design convention that serves as a gathering place for the design community’s key players. For the past five decades, Neocon has been a launch pad […]

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Industry News

Next Generation Survival Suit

Posted November 2nd, 2012 by Design-Engine

By: Bob Duncan A little history first…. As a pilot for Alaska Airlines, I have always been amazed by the fortitude of Alaskan fisherman. For three years I flew into Dutch Harbor; to say that it is a challenging airport to land at would be an understatement. However, even my most harrowing approaches and landings […]

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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

The Power of Social Media for Your Business

Posted April 21st, 2015 by Design-Engine

                        The most successful businesses understand the importance of having a strong social media presence, and know how to harness the power of social media to help their business grow. At Design Engine we understand the importance of social media and want to pass […]

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Events

Worlds Largest Manufacturing Trade Show — IMTS 2018 brief

Posted September 18th, 2018 by Eli Petrov and 1 more

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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Bathroom/Washroom

Coloured Glossy Acrylic Bathtub By Allia

Posted September 27th, 2011 by Design-Engine

Tired of the usual boring white bathtub? Well Allia has something in store for you. Very stylish, this bath is made from glossy red translucent acrylic. Adding originality to it, it is fixed on a specific metallic supporting construction. This bathtub give you the opportunity to relax and take care of your skin at the same […]

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Product Reviews

Umake Developing Next Gen 3D Sketching App for iOS

Posted June 25th, 2015 by Design-Engine

With the advent of computers, touch screens, and software it has become less relevant for us humans to read a newspaper or pick up a pencil. As a designer I know how important digital tools are to the process and use them everyday. What is somewhat lost is the art of sketching by hand. Yes […]

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AI: From “A” to “B”

Posted September 9th, 2011 by alexsimes

AI : “Artificial intelligence is the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science that aims to create it.” – Definition from Wikipedia Having a robot or virtual agent (an example of a virtual agent could be characters in a video game) navigate a space or obstacle course can be a difficult task to […]

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Ducati Announces Wireless Airbag Jackets for Riders and Passengers

Posted April 2nd, 2014 by Design-Engine

Ducati has announced a new version of its stunning Multistrada 1200 sports-tourer (check out our video review) that wirelessly inflates airbag jackets for both rider and passenger in the event of a crash. A step forward from themotorcycle airbag Honda showcased in its Goldwing series, the Ducati system can protect the rider and passenger even once they’ve separated […]

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How CAD Revolutionized Product Design

Posted March 20th, 2019 by Greg Cali

Product design, by definition, is the process of creating a new product to be sold by a business to its customers. The process includes the set of strategic and tactical activities, from idea generation all the way through to the commercialization of the product and each step in between. Product designers must conceptualize and evaluate […]

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Creo Workshops

Creo vs. SolidWorks: Which is better?

Posted March 18th, 2019 by Greg Cali

What is Creo? Creo is a computer-aided design (CAD) program that was initially released in 1987 as Pro/ENGINEER by the company Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). It was one of the first major solid modelers to enter the CAD market and greatly impacted the industry. Creo is a “family of CAD apps” that aids in product […]

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Industry News

New Honda CB750 Concept Motorcycle

Posted May 23rd, 2012 by Bunda350

The Future of the Cafe-Racer Above is a new concept of the Honda CB750 done by Igor Chak. The design is full of lines with sharp corners that make the bike look tough while still being aerodynamic and light. The motorcycle is powered by a 750cc four cylinder liquid hydrogen engine. The engine is shorter […]

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Design For Humanity Part One: The Solar Powered LED Lamp

Posted November 9th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Over the past several years there has been increasing awareness about how certain simple often taken for granted in the developed world products or devices can greatly impact the quality of life in the less developed parts of the world. During the first decade of this century much visibility was given to a program known […]

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