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SLUG Meeting - Solidworks Louisville User Group - Nov. 30, 2010

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SLUG - Solidworks Louisville User Group Meeting
November 30th, 2010

 

Our fourth and final meeting for 2010 is coming up on November 30th, Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Samtec. The guest speakers at the meeting will be John Matrishon from Smith and Wesson and the F.I.R.S.T.  Robotics Group Team 2783 from Oldham County, KY.

 

 

 

F.I.R.S.T. Robotics group to show off their Winning Robot

Next generation engineers discuss what it takes to make your robot a winner...because they did!

 

TEAM 2783, Engineers of Tomorrow, Oldham County, Kentucky; Michael Degnan.

 

Engineers of Tomorrow is a local FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) team made up of high school students from Oldham, Jefferson and Bullitt counties.

 

The FIRST organization was founded by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, FIRST, (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is re-energizing the youth of today to get excited about science and technology.

 

During their first year, the Engineers of Tomorrow won the regional All-Star Rookie Award and Safety Credits Award. This qualified them to attend the FIRST Robotics World Championship held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

They competed against other FRC Teams from around the world and interacted with representatives from NASA, National Instruments, BAE Systems, and other international corporations

 

Come check out their robot and listen to what it took to make it happen.

Advanced Modeling: Complex Part Organization

Working with loads of complex parts - simplified..learn from a seasoned industry expert

 

John Matrishon, Team Leader Design/Drafting Group, Smith and Wesson; WMASS SWUG leader.

 

John brings 22 years of experience to the table, quite literally.  He started off with a drafting table and eventually worked his way through Bruining CAD, SDRC Ideas, then struck gold in 1996 with SolidWorks.  He started with S&W fulltime after some contracting work in 2006.  He is responsible for training new employees and advises the IT dept on software and hardware needs.  In 2008 he started the Western Mass SWUG group.  They are very active with the local vocational school and are helping set up a CAD program there.  John did a very interesting presentation at NESWUG last month on system options

During their first year, the Engineers of Tomorrow won the regional All-Star Rookie Award and Safety Credits Award. This qualified them to attend the FIRST Robotics World Championship held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

They competed against other FRC Teams from around the world and interacted with representatives from NASA, National Instruments, BAE Systems, and other international corporations

 

Come check out their robot and listen to what it took to make it happen.

 

 

 

Advanced Modeling: Complex Part Organization

Working with loads of complex parts - simplified..learn from a seasoned industry expert

 

John Matrishon, Team Leader Design/Drafting Group, Smith and Wesson; WMASS SWUG leader.

 

John brings 22 years of experience to the table, quite literally.  He started off with a drafting table and eventually worked his way through Bruining CAD, SDRC Ideas, then struck gold in 1996 with SolidWorks.  He started with S&W fulltime after some contracting work in 2006.  He is responsible for training new employees and advises the IT dept on software and hardware needs.  In 2008 he started the Western Mass SWUG group.  They are very active with the local vocational school and are helping set up a CAD program there.  John did a very interesting presentation at NESWUG last month on system options

 

 

Meeting Details:

Date:   Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Time:  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Food:  What do you think?  ;o)

Place: Samtec

520 Park East Blvd.

New Albany, IN 47150

 

Please RSVP to Paul McCrorey (via msg here or via email) so that we can get an accurate count for food purposes.

 

Thanks and look forward to seeing you there!

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