CAD and AI: Robot Learns Bartending By Watching Humans

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The robot serving up cocktails in the video probably looks familiar for SOLIDWORKS users because it’s Baxter, the SOLIDWORKS mascot, from Rethink Robotics! The robotics team at the University of Maryland Robotics Department have developed an extraordinary program that allows artificial intelligence to learn how to properly mix a drink just by watching a human first and mimicking the steps. The innovative part is that Baxter (called Julia by the robotics team) can get the exact measurements because of the unique programming […]

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5 Best Announcements & Presentations From SOLIDWORKS World 2016

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We had quite the schedule while visiting Dallas for SOLIDWORKS World this year. Not only did we have a customer appreciation welcome reception the first day of World, we also had nine of our own engineers presenting breakout sessions throughout the three days. But we still had time to put together a list of our favorite announcements and presentations from SOLIDWORKS World. Here are five of our favorites!   1. SOLIDWORKS For Kids We were very excited to hear that […]

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Injection Mold 3D Printing: Save Time and Money

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So much goes into creating an injection moldedpart, from the design team that creates the part in CAD to the quality engineers who have to fix issues that arise when a part is injected like short shots or warp. Due to all the bumps in the road injection molders encounter, the popularity of 3D printed injection molds is steadily growing.  Reduction to CNC Que You can imagine the frustration of having to push back a job because you don’t have […]

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Design Excellence Form: Adventures Recap

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The away team has continued on with their adventures for Design Excellence Forum, ranging from Cincinnati to Ft. Wayne! Here are some action shots from the various DEF events that have been going on since the Cleveland update. Cincinnati DEF was hosted at the Great American Ballpark and had some amazing views during the sessions! Here is Esteban, part of the away team, setting up the presentations with the view of the ballpark right behind him. The above picture is […]

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