Plastic, Metals and More… The Future of 3D Printing

Here’s a great article written by manufacturing technology writer Rob Spiegel for DesignNews.com on what’s next for 3D Printing:   The hype is finally beginning to dissipate when it comes to the promises of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Ok, we get it now — 3D printing can’t actually “manufacture anything.” Practicality is becoming the… Read more »

We’re Predicting It: 2019 Engineering Employment Trends

  As 2018 closes with one of the highest growth in labor participation, we look towards the possible employments trends that are coming in 2019, particularly those that will affect the job prospects of engineering talents: 1. Engineering hiring projected to grow up to 2026 On October 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released… Read more »

Manufacturing Workforce Issue: 2.4 Million Jobs Expected To Stay Unfilled

In Part 1 of our Manufacturing Workforce spotlight, we highlight the main issue that’s causing the workforce shortage in manufacturing: The pending retirement of Baby Boomers and the disinterest among Millennials to pursue careers in manufacturing.  In Part 2 of this series, Technology Review highlights the other issues that are causing the decrease in hiring… Read more »

Manufacturing Workforce Issue: Boomers Leaving, Millennials Uninterested

October 5, 2018 was Manufacturing Day — a day started by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to inspire the younger generation to pursue careers in manufacturing. During this day, 3,000 manufacturers opened their facilities to students of all school ages. These Manufacturing Day “open houses” are conducted in hopes of addressing the upcoming workforce… Read more »

2019 SolidWorks Newest Features

Image by Dassault Systemes | SolidWorks 2019 Last September 12, 2018, Dassault Systemes released the much-anticipated SolidWorks 2019. Engineering.com, a great website that covers news and topics related to all engineering disciplines, talked with SolidWorks’ R&D Vice President, Manish Kumar, about the improvements and newest features of SolidWorks 2019: Large Assembly Improvements Image by Dassault… Read more »

Is Autodesk’s Fusion 360 Worth A Try?

Autodesk’s answer to the cloud-based CAD system movement, Fusion 360, is seeking to be the next big thing in product development innovation. But is it worth saying goodbye to your current CAD software and switching over for? Here’s a great review of Fusion 360 by LA-based Mechanical Engineer Jonathan Landeros in engineering.com that shows its… Read more »

Future of Design: CAD + AR

CAD software has made product design and testing more realistic for engineers and designers over the last 20 years, however, a new wave of technology is expected to change the game and CAD software developers are starting to jump on it. Augmented Reality (AR) technology, the superposition of computer graphics onto the real world, has… Read more »

Engineering Hiring and Salaries On The Rise

As the economy continues to trend upward, so has employment outlook and employees’ pay rates. Among the jobs that are projected to go on the rise are multiple engineering professions. According to a recent article by DesignNews.com, hiring for Engineers is projected to continue rising due to the demand in various industries such as rebuilding… Read more »