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Motovated – Newsletter March 2017New 

Motovated Newsletter March 2017 Message from Greg... Hi again, welcome to autumn down under! We’ve got the usual assemblage of ...
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Motovated – Newsletter February 2017

Motovated Newsletter February 2017 Message from Greg... Wow has it been an exciting month! We’ve had record enquiries, from all ...
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Motovated – Newsletter January 2017

Motovated Newsletter January 2017 Message from Greg... Welcome to 2017! I hope some of you took the time to check ...
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Motovated – Newsletter December 2016

Motovated Newsletter December 2016 Message from Greg... Hi again! One of my favourite times of year in NZ is the ...
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Simulation: The Power to Fail Fast and Fail Often in Product Development

Simulation: The Power to Fail Fast and Fail Often in Product Development You have probably heard the entrepreneurial mantra 'fail ...
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7 Time Saving Solidworks Tips: Assemblies

7 Time Saving Solidworks Tips: Assemblies When it comes to CAD, proficiency is the aim of the game, and it’s ...
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5 Traits that make a GREAT engineer

5 Traits that make a GREAT engineer Getting good grades at university is one thing, but there is a lot ...
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Unpleasant Design

Issues regarding hostile architecture and unpleasant design The Christchurch earthquakes presented architects and urban planners with a unique opportunity. With ...
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The secret to effective engineering analysis.

The secret to effective engineering analysis. Does this sound familiar when you are developing a new product? - Products still ...
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Robust Techniques for Delicate Ideas

Robust Techniques for Delicate Ideas Like me, you may have had the experience of presenting a finished product to a ...
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Form Semantics – What Products Are Saying Without Words

Form Semantics - What Products Are Saying Without Words Form Semantics - Visual cues in the form that act as ...
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Creating Meaningful Innovations

Engineering Innovation Creating Meaningful Innovations Stanford School of Design makes an interesting statement about how to create a meaningful innovation ...
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Tips & Tricks – Re-entrant corners!

Analysis of re-entrant stresses in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) This tip relates to analysis of re-entrant stresses in Finite Element ...
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Tips & Tricks – machine bracket redesign

Tips & Tricks - machine bracket redesign In this tip, we take a look at redesigning machine brackets to reduce ...
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Tips & Tricks – which weld is the best?

Tips & Tricks - which weld is the best? Weld 1: standard fillet weld Weld 2: combination groove and external ...
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Tips & Tricks: Designing for Hertzian Contact

Machine Design - Tips & Tricks: Designing for Hertzian Contact Sometimes in machine design it is very difficult to avoid ...
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Tips & Tricks: Inplane Effects

Tips & Tricks: Inplane Effects The example below highlights how compressive and tensile loads effect the capacity of a part ...
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Tips & Tricks: Inplane and large displacements

Tips & Tricks: Inplane and large displacements A common analysis example is a flat-walled tank under a pressure load. With ...
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Tips & Tricks – Weld Analysis Tools

Tips & Tricks - Weld Analysis Tools SolidWorks 2010 comes with a new edge weld tool which helps designers size ...
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Tips & Tricks – Choosing Sections for Torsion Loading

Tips & Tricks - Choosing Sections for Torsion Loading The type of section chosen will greatly influence the torsional stiffness ...
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