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Army Developing Next-Generation Helicopter

Army Developing Next-Generation Helicopter

The featured image above is a computer-generated imagery of one of several configurations that the US Army is looking at as part of the initial development work on its next-generation helicopters. (US Army imagery), WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and the U.S. Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching Science & Technology effort designed […]

Helmet Design Contest: Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship 2012

Helmet Design Contest: Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship 2012

The details:
 The top 4 U.S. ice-cross downhill athletes from Red Bull Crashed Ice, Saint Paul, will represent team USA throughout the remaining 2012 world series events. The challenge:
 Show us how you’d wrap the heads of team USA. Submit your unique helmet design by 1/08/12 for a chance to win fame, glory and cool […]

02 Pursuit Motorcycle Runs On Compressed Air

02 Pursuit Motorcycle Runs On Compressed Air

A vehicle that runs on air. It sounds like a fantastic idea, but energy is still needed to compress the air and the losses that go hand-in-hand with converting energy still have to be taken into account, just as in fossil fuel-based propulsion systems. Pros and cons aside, we still haven’t seen air powered transport […]

A Design Grad’s Perspective: The “ Why “ Manifesto

A Design Grad’s Perspective: The “ Why “ Manifesto

Having decided that my first contribution to the design community would not be a sterile technical article but something that could reach beyond our all-knowing-decision-taking cortex all the way down to the limbic system, I decided to share what has been my first “industry experience” as a senior student within a product design company based […]

Real World Design Challenge for Future Engineers

Real World Design Challenge for Future Engineers

There’s nothing quite like real world experience for engaging students.  And engineers, notorious for their passion to work hands-on, know this better than anyone.  That’s the motivation behind the Real World Design Challenge sponsored in part by PTC.  Every year RWDC presents high school students across the US with an actual design challenge being faced […]

GrabCAD Review: Engineering Community with Free CAD Library

GrabCAD Review: Engineering Community with Free CAD Library

GrabCAD is a community founded by mechanical engineers. It is also a place for engineers to share their talent, expand knowledge, find a dream project and work with tools and features that make life better. Their HQ is located in Boston, MA with the development team in Estonia. Becoming a Member for FREE GrabCAD is […]

CAD Upstart Gives Designers Holographic View

CAD Upstart Gives Designers Holographic View

Objects in zSpace appear “solid” in open space, allowing users to manipulate them directly as if they were real physical objects. “Talk about an unusual and cutting-edge way to interact with CAD and other design tools. Infinite Z, which bills itself as a startup although it’s been around in development mode since 2007, has launched […]

Energizer

Hi Bart and Michael, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to teach me Pro Surface and ISDX last week during the surfacing class. I had an excellent time learning surfacing and I feel as though I will be using this tool more effectively and efficiently because of the class. I really liked […]

Genetic Algorithms for Optimization

Genetic Algorithms for Optimization

A genetic algorithm is a search heuristic for optimization given a set of guidelines. The algorithm works with different kinds of strings of data that represent an object. The purpose of the algorithm is to select ideal output from a programmed environment.

Awesome Art: SRAM Part Project

Awesome Art: SRAM Part Project

Here’s a box of 100 SRAM high-performance bike components. Now make something of it. That’s the challenge SRAM laid down for a group of noted artists from across the country, handpicked by Milwaukee’s art Guru Terrence Coffman and SRAM’s very own Marketing Chief David Zimberoff. The participating artists more than met this challenge. The works […]

X2CV – HIGH SPEED MILITARY VEHICLE

X2CV – HIGH SPEED MILITARY VEHICLE

The XC2V FLYPMode is one imposing looking vehicle. Also known as the Experimental Crowd-derived Combat Support Vehicle, DARPA has billed this mean machine as the “first crowd-sourced, militarily relevant vehicle design.” After being selected as the winning entry to DARPA’s design-the-next-Humvee competition, Local Motors tricked out the XC2V FLYPMode in just 14 weeks. For now, […]