Discovery Channel Introduces Prototype This17 Oct, 2008
New show uses SolidWorks to create futuristic inventions.
Dassault Systemes announced recently that a new television series on the Discovery Channel, Prototype This, is using SolidWorks to create its inventions. The series lets viewers experience the design process firsthand as a team of engineers and PhDs bring inventions to life.
The show premiered October 15th with an attempt to prototype a mind-control car.
From finding solutions to today's problems, to conceiving new machines, the crew reportedly imagines, and then invents the future by using emerging technologies.
"Any great prototype starts with a great design, and to design I use my favorite tool, SolidWorks," said Mike North, the team's materials and mechanical engineering expert. "It takes a lot of headache out of the design process."
Companies that provided products and services for the series include:
- GibbsCAM Software
- Granta Design
- Universal Laser Systems
- Z Corporation
The show airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. Upcoming episodes include: boxing robots, a traffic-busting truck, and waterslide simulator.