CAD/CAM to New Heights with EdgeFactor’s Gnarly Metal

Straitline Edge Factor Gnarly Metal 
CAD/CAM – two acronyms that define Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing. Sometimes they live in separate worlds.   When you want to teach students the same excitement I feel every time I walk into a machine shop, then the new EDGEFACTOR video Gnarly Metal is one to share.

A fews months ago, I wrote a story on how I was fortunate to be on set of this second major production of Edge Factor. The final 30 minute episode delivers action, entertainment and education by showing when an engineer and manufacturer work together, with competitive slope-style bike riders, great things happen. Designs from SolidWorks’ customer Straitline and the beautiful background of Victoria Harbor and the British Columbia forest, provide your students a great example that design and manufacturing can reach new heights. 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.
Marie Planchard