SolidWorks Sheet Metal Rocket Student Project

Solidworks rocket 
The SolidWorks sheet metal tools was one of my favoirte areas to explore with my students.  There was such a look of amazement between the formed and flat states.  Although my school did not have any sheet metal forming or braking equipment, I had my students trace a cereal box, dimension, and recreate the pattern in SolidWorks with both the form and flat version – then figure out the size of a carton to ship them in.  There was an art part of the project too – they had to come up with a prototype for a new concept cereal.  Then of course – there was a field trip to a sheet metal manufacturer.  For my students, it was the first time they experienced such large manufacturing operations.

My friend, Patrick Haley, has taken SolidWorks sheetmetal for students to a new level by adding excitement with his new SolidWorks sheetmetal rocket tutorial.  The parts, assemblies, and drawings with movie files are available for your students too. If projects involving projectiles, students are happy.  Marie 

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education & Early Engagement, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.