Design Engine Press

Clients: Bit 7, Cannondale Bethal, Caterpillar, Chicago Bears, Chicago Faucet, Dr Scholl’s, General Atomics, Harley Davidson, Insight Product Development, Kansas State University, Knoll, M3, Mabe, Mercury Marine, Milsco, Moto Restaurant, Motorola, NASA, NASCAR, Nike, Radius Product Development, Rubbermaid, Sears Seating, Symbol Technologies, and Zebco

01.13.05 – Design-Engine conducts onsite training at Milsco of Wisconsin this week.

01.15.05 – Sister company the design and resource magazine,, 2004 photo-real toy competition call for entries ends today.

01.17.05 – Design-Engine signs on Dr Scholl’s, Caterpillar, Sears Seating, and Rubbermaid for one week surface training which includes ISDX this week. One week Surfacing workshops each month. This surfacing workshop is stronger than ever!

01.17.05 – Design-Engine set to announce the existence for a Dubai training center in the United Arab Emirates.

01.21.05 – Design-Engine set to announce ANSYS and Pro/Cable workshops.

02.01.05 – Mike Vostal speaks at the Ontario Pro/Engineer users group conference. Mike conducted several two hour workshops before and after the conference. There followed plans for him to teach a Pro/Surface ISDX hybrid 2 day workshop in the Toronto office.

02.07.05 – NASCAR #32 Tide Race Car team engineers makes an appearance at Design Engine’s Chicago facility to raise skill levels in Pro/Engineer. More and more Nascar teams are recognizing the value of Pro/Engineer Software and its use as a design and engineering tool in the high speed world of NASCAR auto racing.

02.09.05 – Fort Lock sends first round of engineers in for advanced training in sheet metal and surfacing. One manager gained his first experience in Pro/Engineer as well.

02.10.05 – Design-Engine added new workshops in both ANSYS and Mechanica. Look for Pro/Cable and Harness workshops in the near future.

02.14.05 – ITI Cornelius comes in for Pro/Sheetmetal training this week.

02.14.05 – Sears Seating, who makes seats for tractors and boats, sends second round of designers and engineers for intensive surfacing training.

02.18.05 – Sears Seating and one from Fort Lock take a Level 1 workshop that had five people from IL.

02.21.05 – Motorola (New Jersey) sends another Mechanical engineer to a specific surfacing workshop in hopes to better take industrial design concept sketches to first level CAD data using Pro/Engineer in a faster and more robust fashion.

02.25.05 – Design-Engine staff assist famous Chicago sculptors: Eric May, Jason Ver Beek, and John Werner with models, documentation using Pro/Engineer, and renderings using Maya. All this was done for the 100 thousand dollar purse the McCormick Foundation Sculpture Competition will award the winner.

02.28.05 – Several past Design-Engine 3-week comprehensive engineers are being courted by Harley Davidson and come back for ISDX G2 surface modeling workshops to ensure their new hire.

03.22.05 – Alfredo Santillan begins his tenure as an instructor with Design-Engine. He has a degreed industrial designer from “TEC de Montery” in Mexico City and masters in Automobile design from the “Scuola Politecnica di Design”. His contribution to our team with Alias and Pro/Engineer instruction to industrial designers. When not teaching a class or directing tutorials he will be designing products for the deepLABS division of Design-Engine.

03.25.05 – Design-Engine graduated several Maya users from the three week comprehensive.

04.04.05 – Sam Byrd, one of our three week WIA students, started Caterpillar in a fuel systems group. He received his degree in mechanical engineering from Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff.

04.11.05 – Rubbermaid / Sanford’s products division industrial designers from the Eldon office products came in this entire week for Alias Studio Level 1 and 2 training.

04.15.05 – Design-Engine Maya Instructor, Scott Rachwalski, utilizes his Maya skills on the new Hollywood production of War of the Worlds. He expects to be ready to teach the May session now that his project is completed.

04.18.05 – Mat Kaczor, one of our three week students, landed his new job at a forth tier auto parts provider.

04.18.05 – Rubbermaid / Sanford’s engineering, Eldon, came in this entire week for a Pro/Engineer Surfacing week.

04.21.05 – Design-Engine is chosen from hundreds of Chicago training providers to participate in a technical trade show at the Westside Technical Institute in Chicago. All of the participants have been pre-approved for WIA vouchers already and need to choose a school.

04.25.05 – Techniplas of Iowa sends an engineer to Chicago for a one week Wildfire upgrade session.

04.27.05 – Bart Brejcha is asked to teach a class to IDEO in Palo Alto, CA this week. All attending the class were mechanical engineers.

04.27.05 – Alfredo Santillan industrial designer of DE was invited to speak at a PTC User conference about surfacing and design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He spoke in front of hundreds who listened contently to his tips and tricks on ISDX and Wildfire.

04.29.05 – Design-Engine expands its Adobe course offerings. We have found a broad based dissatisfaction with the existing programs that many industrial design schools currently offer by evaluating the input of people looking for these programs. In response to this we offer a new intensive Adobe workshop.

05.03.05 – Design-Engine instructors assist Admiral Tool in accessing sheet metal files and resolving issues using Pro/Sheetmetal.

05.16.05 – Chicago Bears’ own graphic designer comes in for one week Maya course. He is so pleased that he plans to make a return visit in the near future.

06.06.05 – March three week student, Robert Bobek ME, was hired by Chicago Faucet for Engineering work.

06.08.05 – Bart Brejcha administered a Pro/Surface and ISDX intensive at a Knoll’s Philadelphia location. This high-end workshop was delivered to the already surfacing experts at Knoll.

06.20.05 – British magazine Triad Wallpaper magazine article on sister company deepLABS eating utensils for Moto Restaurant, page 044 of the July / August 2005 issue. Article titled “How do you like your stake zapped?”., the online resource magazine announces the fifth photo-real competition, this one for furniture. Designers and engineers from around the world are invited to participate. The Jury includes Don Chadwick of Herman Miller Aeron Fame.

07.18.05 – Mercury Marine comes in for Pro/Surface and ISDX one week Intensive. Focus was on Pro/Surface and ISDX with Alias imports for 1/2 a day.

07.30.05 – Symbol Technologies, leading manufacturer for hand held scanning devices, comes to Design-Engine for surfacing intensive week in Pro/Surface and ISDX. The Symbol Technologies Design director has 20 years Alias and Auto Studio experience. The focus was IGES, STEP & Granite kernel to manage Alias imports into Wildfire.

08.08.05 – Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation an 80 year veteran manufacture of heavy-duty portable electric power tools has Bart Brejcha in for a presentation of Wildfire surfacing tools to upper level management.

08.09.05 – Radius Product Development receives WF2.0 update training to mechanical engineers in their Chicago office.

08.10.05 – Rubbermaid’s Eldon and Sharpie divisions both receive Pro/E WF2.0 update training to mechanical engineers and industrial designers in their suburban Chicago office.

09.14.05 – Alfredo Santiallan and Bart Brejcha both present Pro/Engineer and Alias together to ID and ME students at TEC de Monterrey, Tecnológico de Monterrey campus Guadalajara.

09.15.05 – Alfredo Santiallan and Bart Brejcha both present Pro/Engineer and Alias together to ID and ME students at CID, Mexico.

09.15.05 – Design-Engine team presents to upper level management at Mabe in Queretaro, Mexico with various ways to enhance communication between designers and engineers using Pro/Engineer Wildfire.

10.01.05 – Rolling Stone Magazine ‘Issue 984’ October 6, 2005 issue mentions sister company deepLABS on page 100 in connection with Moto Restaurant and Chef Homaro Cantu because of Moto Restaurant eating utensils and cooking equipment development. Article titled ‘The Chicago chef who turned his kitchen into a chemistry lab’.

10.03.05 – Bart Brejcha to administer a one Day ISDX workshop to Kohler ID and ME teams.

10.04.05 – Sister Company deepLABS is mentioned in several paragraphs on page 76 of Gourmet Magazine’s October issue under the innovations section. Article titled ‘Thinking Different’ discusses Chef Homaro Cantu’s process for enhancing the experience of dining. The notion of adding flavors and smells to the utensil or pressurized foodstuffs combined with the utensil. “A whole meal inside the spoon.”

10.04.05 – Bart Brejcha speaks at Perdue University to Industrial Design students about proving form using modern day CAID software. He discussed light reflection in terms of subconscious interpretation and proving form in real time using Pro/Engineer Wildfire. The students all have access to the Mechanical Engineering department software over the network.

10.10.05 – Design Concepts of Madison Wisconsin sends two engineers for Alias Studio training. These engineers hope to facilitate the import functions from Alias to Pro/Engineer by learning Alias Studio.

10.12.05 – Radius Product Development completes their WF 2.0 update training with this full day of intense surfacing of combined Pro/Surface and ISDX for this group of engineers who were already surfacing experts.

10.17.05 – Bit 7 of Madison, WI sends two industrial designers for five day intensive specific for Industrial design oriented Wildfire training. They gain a mixture of basics and surfacing so they can go back leaders.

10.19.05 – Designers and engineers from Chicago Faucet, Insight Product Development and Zebco noted manufacture of Fishing reels come in for three day surfacing and ISDX intensive.

10.31.05 – Three day workshop administered to the M3 Design firm in Austin, TX. This is the design firm that designs the Dell Laptops we use in our classes. Workshop was administered to the engineers responsible for their Dell projects.

11.07.05 – Kansas State University sends their lead industrial designer for Pro/Enginner Wildfire training.

11.09.05 – Moto Restaurant Staff and Chef Homaro Cantu take tour of Design-Engine Education training facility and deepLABS ultimately to listen to a capabilities overview and general overview of product design as a process apart from continued education of restaurant staff. Part of the discussion was discussing experience design, industrial design, and Pro/Engineer as a part of a design process and an overview of rapid prototyping. Restaurant staff is put at ease to lead or participate in ideation meetings with designers and engineers.

11.10.05 – NASA representatives visit Design-Engine and deepLABS to discuss potential for future business and development.

11.11.05 – Design-Engine’s Bart Brejcha presents to interior design students of the International Academe of Art and Technology at their “Furniture Design and Materials” class. The three hour talk focused on internet design resources, famous furniture designers, furniture showrooms, manufactures, design process, and selling design to clients. The talk’s last hour concluded by showing and conducting hands on workshop with Pro/Engineer Wildfire in terms of proving form and communicating design concepts for prototype.

11.29.05 – Cannondale Bethal, CT receives four day Pro/Engineer Wildfire 2.0 surfacing workshop for composite frame and component design.

12.05.05 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of San Diego, CA, the maker of drone surveillance/attack aircraft, receives a week long Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 surfacing intensive.

12.12.05 – Zebco sends another industrial designer for the surfacing week with Pro/Surface and ISDX.

12.12.05 – Nike product design team Scott Wilson and Steve Berry come to Chicago for a combined week long focus in Pro/Engineer Wildfire. Portions of the workshop focus on surfacing and solids. This Level 1 Industrial Designer workshop had a combined team of ID and ME together for an enhanced learning experience.