These days more and more consumer products are made with the ability to connect to the internet. Some common home appliances that you’ve always used, might now be able to connect to other devices. Refrigerators, microwaves, doors, coffee makers, lights – all these items are part of a category called IoT or the Internet of things.
SOLIDWORKS 2019 is right around the corner! We tuned into the live streaming event this September and got a peek of all the changes, capabilities and performance updates the upgrade is going to bring. We've tried to compile a complete list of Launch-Day links and resources in one place to make it easier for you to find all the highlights and details.
In today's society it would be impossible to succeed without the adoption of engineering. With each technical advancement we see, engineers are at the center of the scope - and because of that, we would like to take a moment to wish all of our fellow engineers a happy National Engineers Week!
July 12, 2017
MIT Technology Review just released the 50 Smartest Companies in 2017, and Desktop Metal made the list coming in at #19. Here's why this should spark your attention.
April 25, 2017
There are less than 3,000 Certified SOLIDWORKS Experts (CSWEs) in the world, and one of them is a high school student. Two weeks ago, Tim Ackaway, student at Braden River High School, passed the CSWE, and this is his journey.
January 4, 2017
Where did 2016 go? It feels like we blinked, and an incredible year of Stratasys and SOLIDWORKS product launches, sharing blogs and tech tips and interviewing customers has come to an end. In case you missed any of the amazing clients or thought-provoking topics we covered, we compiled a list of our most popular content in 2016.
Is CAD Virtual Reality - eh Real?
This past Wednesday, Oculus began accepting preorders for the consumer version of their virtual reality headset. Development kits have been available for some time now, but this marks a move into a much wider market for Virtual Reality. Google and Samsung have also hopped on board with their own versions of VR headsets. Google has been pushing the boundaries and back in 2014 even put together a $25 kit for using phones for VR.
February 3, 2015
As HP took the stage last October to announce their Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, media reporters were looking for a few key answers:
- When will HP’s 3D printer using this technology ship;
- What’s the performance;
- What’s the cost, and the big question;
- Will it radically change the 3D printing industry?
All good questions, but unfortunately, we won’t have definite answers until at least 2016, which is the earliest that the first iteration of an HP 3D printer with Multi Jet Fusion was announced to ship. But that didn’t stop HP—or in some cases the media—from creating a large amount of hype, including the seemingly certain idea that HP would be turning the industrial 3D printing world upside down.
It’s generally risky to say any new technology that’s over a year away will be radically changing an industry. Yet maybe the announcement simply makes business sense for today’s HP, which is preparing to split into two companies (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and HP Inc.). There seems to be an effort with this 3D printing announcement to demonstrate innovation and new ideas coming from a company that has become best known for desktop printers and PCs. Because of this, we decided to do some fact checking of our own.