Here’s one of those weird Kevin Bacon connection things. What in the world can the movie “21”, set to open this week, have in common with CAD world? The flick is about a group of MIT students who take on the Vegas casinos in the early 1990s and beat the odds, winning millions.
The upcoming movie, which starts Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne, among others, is based on the non-fiction book by Ben Mezrich, entitled “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions.” The MIT team employed advanced counting techniques, which the casinos didn’t like, but were considered legal.
Anyway, the CAD twist to all of this is that one of the original MIT blackjack team members was no other than Jon Hirschtick, the founder of SolidWorks. Hirschtick used his nearly $1 million winnings to help start the CAD leader, which was founded in 1993 and bought by Dassault Systemes in 1997.
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A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is