CAD and the Internet of Things

CAD is an ever changing technology that is essential to every mechanical engineer, designer and drafters. It’s important to stay updated on the latest trends to see how CAD will be utilized in the future. Wireless technology has been an ongoing game changer in many industries so in this article from, it reviews how… Read more »

Move Over Wearables. Make Way for Implantables!

More and more engineering developments are being dedicated to monitoring people’s overall health and fitness. At SoloPoint Solutions, we stay updated on the latest news on products and innovations dedicated to this cause. In this article from IEEE Spectrum, though wearable devices are trending upwards among consumers, it explores how injectables are trying to breakthrough… Read more »

8 Hot 3D Printing Trends To Watch In 2016

This article was written by 3D Entrepreneur Rick Smith for Even as the overhyped consumer 3D printing market continues to fall back down to earth, 2016 looks to be a breakout year for the industry as senior executives’ eyes and checkbooks are opening wide to the technology’s potential. The industrial market for 3D printing… Read more »

Robots: Future Rescuers

On March 11, 2011, the meltdown of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactors was caused by a devastating tsunami brought on by magnitude 9 earthquake. Repairing these reactors was unsafe and virtually impossible due to the radioactive materials that was being released. In reaction to this event, DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,… Read more »

Onshape Debuts User Meet-Up In Silicon Valley

  Onshape is a new and innovative cloud-based 3D CAD system that is receiving attention from the CAD Community. On July 29, Onshape held its first Bay Area user group meeting at Google’s Maxwell Tech Talk Room in Mountain View, CA. This event was attended by 75 people consisting of mechanical engineers, desi gners, drafters and CAD… Read more »

Rapid Prototyping Prominent At 2015 D2P Show

At the Design 2 Part (D2P) Show held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on May 20-21, SoloPoint was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to chat with local manufacturing service providers and see the latest advancement in Rapid Prototyping. There were several companies that showcased their Rapid Prototyping capabilities at the D2P Show and… Read more »

Engineers Develop Material that Can Change Color Based on Force

A breakthrough new material developed by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley can change color based on small amounts of force applied to its skin. By making small etchings on a super-thin silicon film embedded in a flexible membrane, the material’s producers can choose what colors were reflected depending on how the material… Read more »

Eight Podcasts that Every Engineer Should Subscribe To

Engineers need to stay up to date on the latest technological advances both in their fields and throughout the scientific community. But reading dry scientific journals all day can become boring and time consuming. Thankfully, we have podcasts. Presented in an entertaining format, podcasts are an effective way to keep informed on current events. Here… Read more »

Design 2 Part Show Highlights American Manufacturing Services

On May 20, SoloPoint Solutions attended the Northern California stop of the Design 2 Part (D2P) Show held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The D2P Show was originally started in the mid ‘70s by Ben Edwards to show USA’s capabilities in manufacturing innovation and technology. 39 years later, it still is the hub for… Read more »