2007 Press

Clients: AGGO Corporation, Anchor Hocking, Arris International, BAE Systems, DOWCO, Enercon Engineering, Fisher-Price, General Atomics, General Purpose Vehicles, Hommer Tool, JWT Company, John Deer, KI Industries, Lakewood Engineering, Masco, Mabe, MFG, Modern Drop Forge, Newell Rubbermaid Eldon, Partner Tech, Presto, Royal Technologies, Rubbermaid, Sandia National Laboratory, Sears Seating, Studio Red, Valley Lab, Verizon Wireless, and Webb Scarlet

01.08.07 – Bart Brejcha administers a one week Pro/Surface ISDX Training to engineers from Partner Tech, one of the top 10 Swedish companies. partnertech.com

01.15.07 – Design-Engine administers a one week SolidWorks Training to industrial designers from Newell Eldon Division. Rubbermaid is a long time partner of Design-Engine.

01.15.07 – Newell Rubbermaid Eldon division sends several to a one week SolidWorks workshop. Hommer Tool and MFG also sent one to participate in this original SolidWorks training class. In this class we covered not only the basics of SolidWorks but surfacing and sheet metal as well.

01.22.07 – Mabe sends industrial designer to join our one week Pro/Surface ISDX workshop. This is a one of a kind Pro/Engineer training workshop.

01.23.07 – Design-Engine starts a Level I and II 40 hour Maya workshop this evening. Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday days.

01.29.07 – Masco of IL, Anchor Hocking of OH, and Sears Seating send representatives in for a one week part design workshop in Pro/Engineer.

01.29.07 – Sandia National Laboratory, sandia.gov, sends another engineer for an advanced custom Pro/Engineer training workshop to combine surfacing and sheet metal Pro/Engineer training.

02.05.07 – KI Industries, a plastic injection molding house, sends one more engineer for Pro/Engineer training. This hybrid course was created because the student already knew Pro/Engineer and wanted to get a better handle on the basics and advanced surfacing of both.

02.05.07 – Enercon Engineering (near Peoria) sends one engineer for Pro/Engineer Training. Knowing some Pro/Engineer already and having gone through other training classes this engineer was happy to be engaged with the Design-Engine style of training.

02.07.07 – Bart Brejcha conducts a two day plastics workshop using Pro/Engineer and Surfacing to Weil McClain of Michigan City, IL. This hybrid workshop covered the basics of the plastic injection process. Topics covered: the ID process, ID tools, capturing form, material properties, injection processes, and tips in Pro/Engineer for plastic part design.

03.05.07 – Bello Duafe of Lagos Nigeria comes for a three week Maya comprehensive so he could make for the beginnings of a 3D animation and design school in Lagos Nigeria.

03.05.07 – Bart Brejcha conducts a two day plastics seminar at AGCO Corporation in Jackson MN. This workshop was a custom designed workshop specific for vacuum forming plastics parts. This class covered history of plastics, material properties, and injection molding with emphasis on vacuum forming. Many tips and tricks using Pro/Engineer were shared for engineers looking to become experts at plastic part design. A set of custom tutorials were apart of the deliverable to AGCO engineers.

03.09.07 – Presto of Eau Claire WI takes a two day advanced Alias Studio workshop. Included were advanced modeling and render techniques.

03.12.07 – DOWCO Inc of Manitowoc, WI sends four to our one week surfacing intensive using Pro/Surface and ISDX.

03.19.07 – Design-Engine administers a one week SolidWorks Training workshop to tooling experts at Hommer Tool. Hommer tool is the injection tooling components company that makes the flash free collapsible cores that many plastic part designers are talking about.

04.02.07 – Design-Engine administers a series of one week classes utilizing Rhino 4.0. This three week intensive empowered a multitude of industrial designers.

04.09.07 – General Purpose Vehicles (GPV) comes in for our one week combo Pro/Cable RSD class.

04.16.07 – Arris International sends a representative for our one week Pro/Surface workshop this week.

04.18.07 – Design-Engine conducts a free four hour Pro/Engineer training surfacing workshop to the Michigan Pro/Engineer User conference.

04.23.07 – Design-Engine conducts a one week customized Pro/Engineer Training workshop to Sandia National Labs of Albuquerque, NM sandia.gov. This is our second workshop to these government engineers this year.

04.24.07 – Design-Engine conducts a 3 day Pro/Engineer training and surfacing intensive to industrial designers at Fisher-Price in Buffalo NY. The mission is to get industrial designers up to a level for Pro/Engineer deliverable to design engineers who use Pro/Engineer already at a high-level.

05.12.07 – Two day Image Studio workshop to Masco designers.

06.04.07 – Masco, BAE Systems, and Magna Donnelley each sent representatives for this class a one week Pro/Engineer Level 1 workshop.

06.04.07 – One representative from Verizon investigates Design-Engine first hand by taking a one Week Maya class. This representative from the Blue Sky Development team of Verizon wants to get more designers from the Dallas based blue sky development team to learn Maya as a part of their design process and communication game to management.

06.04.07 – Start of the three week Maya class. Several Advertising agencies from as far away as Toronto and Los Angeles send participants for this workshop. This 3 week intensive focused on modeling, rendering and animation.

06.07.07 – Valley Lab engineers come to Chicago for a Pro/Engineer top down workshop. These engineering leaders of Valley Lab are looking to mature the top down modeling approach at their company.

06.11.07 – Studio Red comes in for one week Alias Rendering workshop.

06.13.07 – Design-Engine conducts a one week Maya rendering workshop to Webb Scarlet industrial designers from their Chicago office. Emphasis on product renderings.

06.13.07 – Design-Engine conducts a three day import export workshop to Milwaukee Tools in Wisconsin. Workshop focused on exports from Unigraphics and Alias Studio for import into Pro/Engineer.

06.18.07 – DOWCO engineers and designers come to Design-Engine for Pro/Surface and ISDX training. In this class participants gain skills, process, and understanding to better develop soft goods.

06.21.07 – Design-Engine invited to speak at the Mattel Global Tech Summit in East Aurora, NY. This summit featured many consultants and software vendors into a round table to discuss workflow with respect to technology. Design-Engine’s Bart Brejcha spoke concerning recent deepLABS efforts and process to develop a Power Wheels product with respect to the combined use of Alias Studio and Pro/Enginer. Many from Autodesk Alias Studio presented along with Bob McNeal founder of Rhino3D and other representatives such as Adobe representatives spoke at the Mattel Summit.

07.07.07 – Sandia National Labs from Albuquerque, NM sends more engineers for Design-Engine’s custom one week Pro/Engineer training style.

07.07.07 – Verizon Wireless, the communications giant, sends their blue sky design team from Dallas, TX to Design-Engine for Maya training. The goal is to use Maya to aid in ideation and to facilitate communication to management.

08.11.07 – Design-Engine presents and offers a free Pro/Sheetmetal workshop to the Dallas Pro/Engineer users Group. Also included a 40 minute talk for as many tips and tricks that could fit into that time limit.

08.16.07 – John Deere and Entree team up for a two day Pro/Cable class. This class did not cover the RSD and or Pro/Diagram portion of Cabling. We covered just the basics of routing wires through 3D assemblies.

08.17.07 – Design-Engine presents to the Badgerland Wisconsin Pro/Engineer Users Group and offers a free 2 hour hands on workshop in surfacing.

08.20.07 – General Atomics of Southern CA makes the trip to Chicago for our one week surfacing workshop. Emphasis for these two engineers is on Air foil and tooling needs with respect to Pro/Surface and ISDX.

08.27.07 – Design-Engine administers a one week surfacing class that emphasized plastics to Dickten Masch of Ankeny, IA.

09.03.07 – Lakewood Engineering comes in for Basic Pro/Engineer training this week.

09.17.07 – Power Surfacing onsite intensive for Fisher-Price design engineers. This multiple two and a half day intensive was held for the advanced development team responsible for developing the complex surfaces found on modern toys. This class administered to seasoned Pro/Surface and ISDX users focused specifically on modeling technique for managing design modifications, building relationships with industrial designers and solving typical problems associated with surfacing in general.

09.24.07JWT Company of their Detroit office comes in for Maya Training. This Level one maya class covered modeling and rendering specific for an advertising agency needs. jwt.com

09.24.07 – General Dynamics Itronix Spokane Valley, WA along with several contract engineers come into Chicago for Wildfire Pro/Engineer surfacing training.

10.01.07 – Enercon Engineering sends several for Wildfire Pro/Engineer surfacing training this week.

11.05.07 – Modern Drop Forge sends design engineers for basic Pro/Engineer training. The participants already had some Pro/Engineer experience so they were able to take advantage of a small class size to move fast through the materials.

11.19.07 – Elgin Molded Plastics comes in for Surfacing training.

12.03.07 – Masco sends industrial designer for Wildfire Pro/Engineer training this week. This industrial designer already had Rhino and Alias experience so he was able to get into surfacing for the last few days of this customized on the fly type of training.

12.10.07 – Royal Technologies comes in for a two day surfacing workshop but was able to learn much more about Pro/Engineer than just surfacing.

12.14.07 – Bart Brejcha speaks at the Wisconsin Pro/Engineer user conference. His talk set the foundation of his white paper to the PTC international conference. His talk suggested alternate modeling techniques for industrial designers who are familiar with direct modeling in Alias Studio. By using control vertices in Wildfire 4.0, surfacing industrial designers can prove form even faster with new Wildfire 4.0 tools and engineers can capture form faster as well. Look for his white paper to be published January 7th 2008.