I want to buy SolidWorks software in Houston, now what?

Contact MLC CAD Systems – Houston, an authorized SolidWorks reseller. MLC CAD Systems provides SolidWorks sales, post-sales technical support, and product training locally in Houston.

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MLC CAD Houston – SolidWorks Events & Demos

If you’re not quite ready to buy, and are looking to check out SolidWorks first, we host free SolidWorks hands-on open house demos at our MLC CAD Systems – Houston training center about every 3-4 weeks. We’ll have workstations available for attendees – you will learn how to create a part, attach that part to an assembly, and create a drawing of that part in SolidWorks. In addition you’ll also learn how to perform basic analysis and simulation to validate your design. Our events are free, you must register to attend. More information and registration can be found in the link below.

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Address:

MLC CAD Systems
10777 Northwest Freeway
Suite 175
Houston, TX 77092

Contact sales direct:

SolidWorks Sales – Houston West

Brenna Stevens

800-364-1652 x1062

SolidWorks Sales – Houston East

Sean Strande

800-364-1652 x1009

MillerCoors kick-starts entrepreneur’s cold invention

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Billed as “the next generation ice pack,” the Chill Puck is a hockey-puck-like disc that is molded to fit the bottom of standard-sized beer cans. Consumers keep it the in the freezer and attach it when they are ready to use. The Chill Puck is designed to stay cold for more than an hour at room temperature.

For nearly a decade, Coors Light, the MillerCoors-owned brand, which is the second best selling beer in the country behind Bud Light, has made an association with “cold” the heart of its marketing campaigns. In addition to billing itself as the “The World’s Most Refreshing Beer,” the company also has tweaked its packaging to include such innovations as “cold-activated” cans and bottles.The labels on the cold-activated products turn from white to blue when the beer is cold. Seeing an opportunity to inject itself into a conversation on cold beer, the company ponied up $10,000 to support the project.

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“We saw the Chill Puck on Kickstarter, thought it was awesome and knew right away we wanted to help them out,” said Amanda DeVore Moehr, a brand manager at Coors Light. “Ultimately, Chill Puck and Coors Light have the same mission: Coors Light is all about Rocky Mountain cold refreshment and Chill Puck is all about helping people enjoy the coldest beer possible. It’s a natural fit.”

For now, Peters is selling the Chill Puck for $7.99 online at Chillpuck.com, but he hopes to someday to make it available at other retailers.

As for Coors Light, DeVore Moehr said the brand is not looking to invest in more startups, but it’s not turning a cold shoulder to other marketing possibilities.

Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100880998

Why 3D Printing Is a Great Teaching Tool for At-Risk Youth

Cadets at the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy are the first to take part in our Fab Lab program. The pilot project at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland introduces at-risk youth to the cutting-edge technology of additive manufacturing. The Fab Lab is sponsored by The YouthQuest Foundation and its strategic partners; 3D Systems, which provided the Cube 3D printers, and Triple Squid Software Design, which donated the Moment of Inspiration 3D modeling software. The class instructor is YouthQuest volunteer Tom Meeks.

The YouthQuest Foundation launched a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) project to teach 3D printing.  “3D printing is not an end in itself. It’s a means to an end, and that end is to grow our brains,” explains YouthQuest Volunteer of the Year Tom Meeks, who taught the class at Freestate ChalleNGe Academy.

Learning Through Failure

“It’s not about making cheap plastic parts. That’s the first thing I tell people about 3D printing,” says Tom. “It’s about being able to come up with a vision and then realize that vision in some concrete way.”

Life-Changing Lessons

“Every one of them said that it changed their life in some way,” he recalls, “It changed their attitude toward life, the way they looked at life, the way they were going to go forward and meet challenges in the future. Every one of them.”

3D Printing of Liquid Metals at Room Temperature

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Researchers at NC State have developed a way to print liquid metals into 3D structures at room temperature. The structures are stabilized by a thin oxide ‘skin’ that forms on the liquid metal. The approaches shown here represent new ways to direct write metals in 3D. In addition, the resulting components can, in principle, self-heal (Self-healing stretchable wires | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfAOEt1eNFU) and be ultra-stretchable ( Ultra-stretchable wires | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlVuIK5wAj0).

The paper, “3D Printing of Free Standing Liquid Metal Microstructures,” is published online in Advanced Materials. For more information, visit: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201301400/abstract

Why public libraries should follow Chicago’s lead and build maker labs

Why public libraries should follow Chicago’s lead and build maker labs

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Square co-founder Jim McKelvey built the first prototypes for his little white credit card swiper at the TechShop workshop in Menlo Park, Calif. MakerBot’s first 3D printer, the CupCake CNC, grew out of collaborations that began at the NYC Resistor hackerspace in New York City.

Square and MakerBot are just the famous examples. TechShop members have also produced a tiny quadcopter and a DIY underwater robot that both easily hit their goals on Kickstarter. At the Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco, members once launched a balloon to the edge of space to take photos and video.

All of these projects were made possible in part by organizations seeking to knock down barriers to making things. Their thousands of members benefit not only from access to expensive equipment the average person is unlikely to own, but also from the connections that form when you work alongside others.

That made it especially…

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SolidWorks Houston – Events & Demos

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We host a free SolidWorks hands on open house demos at our MLC CAD Systems – Houston training center about every 3-4 weeks.

We’ll have workstations available for attendees – you will learn how to create a part, attach that part to an assembly, and create a drawing of that part in SolidWorks. In addition you’ll also learn how to perform basic analysis and simulation to validate your design.

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View more information about each event by clicking on the event description or click register to begin the registration process.

SolidWorks Hands On Demo – Houston, TX (July 12, 2013)

SolidWorks Hands On Demo – Houston, TX (July 19, 2013)

SolidWorks Multi-Product Demo – Houston TX (August 16, 2013) 

SolidWorks Hands On Demo – Houston, TX (August 30, 2013) 

SolidWorks Multi-Product Demo – Houston TX (September 6, 2013) 

SolidWorks Hands On Demo – Houston, TX (September 20, 2013) 

SolidWorks Multi-Product Demo – Houston TX (November 1, 2013) 

SolidWorks Multi-Product Demo – Houston TX (November 22, 2013) 

SolidWorks Multi-Product Demo – Houston TX (December 19, 2013)

Houston SolidWorks Training Classes – MLC CAD Systems

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SolidWorks Essentials Training July 8-11, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Admin Training July 22-23, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Assemblies Training July 29-30, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Sheet Metal Training July 31-August 1, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Weldments Training August 2, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Essentials Training August 12-15, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Parts Training August 26-27, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Surfacing Training August 28-29, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Essentials Training September 16-19, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Essentials Training October 21-24, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Essentials Training November 18-21, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Assemblies Training December 9-10, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Sheet Metal Training December 11-12, 2013 Houston, TX

SolidWorks Weldments Training December 13, 2013 Houston, TX