Design Engine Press

Clients: 3M, AGCO, Calphalon, Cardinal Health, Cessna, Crane Army Ammunition, Dell, Goodman Manufacturing, Greyhill, Harley Davidson, Lakewood Engineering, LG Electronics, Lifetime Products, Lyco Manufacturing, Ottobock, Modern Drop Forge, NASA, NASCAR, Rexair, Schick, Siemens, Tek Packaging, Tyco Healthcare Company, Valley Lab, Whirlpool, Wildking Couture, Wilson Trailer, XDIN, and Zebco

01.07.08 – Design-Engine starts authoring videos to supplement online training documentation. Some of which are located on

01.07.08 – Greyhill sends representatives for a one week Pro/Engineer course.

01.14.08 – Design-Engine administers a surfacing workshop to Schick in Milford, CT. Engineers and industrial designers both participated in these two 2 1/2 day surfacing workshops. These workshops helped the begriming surfacing participants in the first session and helped advanced surfacing users in the second session. Also included as a deliverable, a custom tutorial documenting current products and suggesting alternate techniques in HTML.

01.14.08 – LG Electronics from Manhattan, NY come in this week for Alias Studio training.

02.04.08 – Siemens, Modern Drop Forge, Lakewood Engineering, Lyco Manufacturing, Tek Packaging, and Wilson Trailer all send one representative for our level one Pro/Engineer tainting class.

02.11.08 – Siemens takes a two day Pro/Sheetmetal workshop starting this day. This class onsite at their facility in West Chicago.

02.18.08 – Design-Engine administers another Rhino Training workshop. This workshop to industrial designers onsite at Whirlpool.

03.17.08 – Dell, NASCAR, XDIN (Sweden), and Ottobock all come for training for the Design-Engine Pro/Engineer surfacing intensive.

04.07.08 – Wildking Couture, a UK shoe designer, comes in for Maya three week NURBS and Polygon modeling intensive. In this class we had one representative from the University of Oklahoma and several private freelancers.

04.09.08 – Bart Brejcha and Steve Glochowsky made an appearance at the Milwaukee Pro/Engineer user group conference in Pewakee WI. Bart presented two one hour talks at this Badgerland conference, one on the evolution of A-Class surface modeling with a serious look at Wildfire 4.0 surfacing functionality. Bart’s other talk was discussing Pro/Sheetmetal basic conversion from solid thin feature to reverse engineering a ‘Y’ and ‘K’ factor for prototype tooling. In this talk Bart showed many of the new features plus he discussed the difference between the solid sheetmetal cut vs the solid Pro/Engineer cut in Wildfire 4.0.

04.14.08 – Design-Engine offers its version of Mechanica training this week.

04.14.08 – Modern Drop Forge comes in this week for a more advanced custom modeling intensive that involves light surfacing, draft, and top down design.

04.16.08 – Bart Brejcha and Steve Glochowsky made an appearance at the Grand Rapids Pro/Engineer user conference. Bart again practiced his his A-Class surfacing Long Beach presentation on Pro/Engineer Users Group for the international conference in June. Bart also did a 40 minute Sheetmetal demo in Wildfire 4.0 showing many new features and many old tricks with Pro/Sheetmetal.

05.8.08 – Bart Brejcha and Steve Glochowsky made their appearance at the Minneapolis Pro/Engineer user group conference. Bart presented part of his white paper on (for the Pro/Engineer User conference that will be held in Long Beach, CA early June 2008) A-Class surface modeling using Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0.

05.13.08 – Design-Engine presents a three day Pro/Cable and RSD intensive to Goodman Manufacturing in Houston, TX. This class of Mechanical Engineers helped this manufacture by creating potentially less wiring mistakes on the manufacturing floor.

05.19.08 – Design-Engine administers a one week Pro/Engineer surfacing intensive to industrial designers and mechanical engineers at Lifetime Products of Salt Lake City in the Chicago location.

06.3.08 – Design-Engine presents to the PTC User world conference in Long Beach, CA on A-Class Surfacing.

06.19.08 – Cessna from Kansas City sends industrial designers in for Alias Studio Training. These designers have been developing interiors for jets 5 years out using Alias Studio.

07.23.08 – Dell Computers Inc sends industrial designers for Alias Rendering week long intensive.

08.07.08 – Design-Engine creates two new Part Design and Manufacturing workshops to supplement the Plastic Part Design Workshop already in place. Both workshops incorporate the History of plastics, overview of plastics processes & equipment, tips and tricks while using Pro/Engineer for modeling bosses, levers, fingers, sliders, side action, undercuts and Pro/Surface modeling techniques. Die Casting Part Design, Forging and Forged Part Design.

08.18.08 – NASA sends simulation experts from Florida to Chicago for the Design-Engine Level 1 Maya training. Coursework covered many of the basics of Maya such as polygons, NURBS, Sub’D modeling plus dynamics, rendering, and animation.

08.25.08 – Design-Engine administers a second Pro/Engineer surfacing workshop this one a four day intensive to engineers at Tyco Healthcare Company and Valley Lab of Denver CO. This class focused on plan of attack for approaching plastic hand held medical devices using Pro/Surface and ISDX software.

09.03.08 – Design-Engine administers a second Plastics workshop to AGCO, the Agriculture Tractor Company, located in Jackson, MN. The first class to AGCO was held back in December of 2007 and consisted of our Two Day Plastics Workshop. This recent workshop focused on Part modeling techniques for the plastics and Die Cast industry. The course covered in three days: plastics manufacturing processes such as blow molding, plastic injection, vacuumed forming, die casting, Pro/Engineer Surfacing, modeling technique and tips and tricks for plastics engineers who use Pro/Engineer, and many intricacies (such as cost estimation, design for undercuts…) designers must deal with when designing plastic products.

09.08.08 – Design-Engine administers customized one week Pro/Engineer class to Philips Healthcare engineers and one industrial designer in Andover, MA North of Boston. The workshop covered the basics of Pro/Engineer but quickly helped users get up to speed with modeling and using drawings for documentation and as a design tool. The third and fourth day covered Pro/Sheetmetal and touched on surfacing.

09.22.08 – The Design-Engine Surfacing week contained designers from Modern Drop forge, Zebco (fishing reel manufacture), and several Pro/E contractors from San Francisco and Minneapolis.

10.13.08 – Rexair and Cardinal Health come in for Level 1 Pro/Engineer training.

10.13.08 – Crane Army Ammunition and Sonics come to Design-Engine for a week long Level 2 Pro/Engineer training.

10.27.08 – Calphalon cookware ID’ers come to Design-Engine this week for Alias Studio Rendering week.

10.29.08 – 3M sends engineers for Design-Engine’s two day Die Cast part design class this week.

11.02.08 – Design-Engine creates a new one week manufacturing class that includes each of the new Plastics Class, Die Cast Class and Forging Class into a comprehensive one week Manufacturing Week Long Class.

11.02.08 – Harley Davidson and LG come in for an Alias Studio class.

11.10.08 – NASA comes in for a one week Maya Class.

11.12.08 – Design-Engine’s Bart Brejcha participates in a Pro/Engineer Wildfire beta test at PTC in Boston this week on Thursday and Friday.