The Partner Pavilion at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 was it usual mixture of big name computer Hardware (HP, Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, Boxx) manufactures, 3D Printers (3D Systems, Stratasys) and a wide variety of Add In software.
Dasault Systemes SOLIDWORKS had it’s full range of products on display for hands on trials. As per the past few years SOLIDWORKS has a glimpse into “future” developments on show. This year it was the Mobile products team with a prototype version of eDrawings with Virtual Reality display via Google Cardboard. Along with Google Cardboard there was pair Osterhout Smart Glasses used to show the value of Augmented Reality. A pair of Oculus Rift headset was also being used to show the benefits of Virtual Reality to display your future products. I caught Dan Herzberg trialing the products. For his more in depth insights of the prototype eDrawings-Google Cardboard can be read here
The Partner Pavilion is also used to highlight a range of products & customers who make use of many of the SOLIDWORKS products in their design and manufacture. A few images of products that I found interesting.
Axial Racing and their wonderful detailed Model Remote Control Vehicles
There was a range of vehicle from various Universities Engineering Teams. This from University of North Texas – Mean Green Racing Formula SAE Team
Advanced Metal Fabrication & Machine had a small camper trailer. Not to my taste in design but it displayed some nice detail and quality products
Zero Motorcycles displayed their production model electric motorcycles
HAAS Automation had a UMC-7550SS not only on display but up and running cutting metal
Japan Space Elevator (on stage General Session – Day 2) displaying their power climbers
SeeMeCNC – has their “Custom” built Part Daddy printing out chairs!
More from Advanced Metal Fabrication & Machine with a “Robinson R44” Simulator
If you are ever in a Robinson R44 helicopter, with me, and there is an emergency with the pilot you DON’T want to rely on me to save your life! Based on my efforts in the Simulator!
Whilst we are speaking of Flight Simulators if I can just be side tracked for a minute! A good read about one of our members (Sydney SOLIDWORKS User Group) products (SynFlyt)
Innovation Concepts in Entertainment displayed the Super Chexx Bubble Hockey
KeyMouse had on display their prototype two handed combined Keyboard & Mouse. Interesting concept but I’m not too sure about it!
Stern Pinball – Game of Thrones Pinball machine
I grow up in the era where every corner store & Milk bar had a Pinball machine (pre video & arcade games era). I love pinball machines and these where the smoothest machines I have ever played! 🙂
RockPaperRobot – Float Table – from their website “The Float table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables”
A wonderful looking & designed product! Just not sure about it’s application as a “Table”
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