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This 2017 Formula 1 Racecar is Fueled by Onshape’s Public Plan
By Darren Garnick - January 5, 2017

Veteran racecar designer Nicolas Perrin, who has worked for multiple Formula 1 teams, uses Onshape to create and edit open-access CAD models with a global community of engineers, racing enthusiasts and the public. 

Topics: Customer Stories

Topics: Customer Stories


Full-Cloud CAD in the Middle of Nowhere?
By Darren Garnick - August 25, 2016

In Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands in the North Sea, Scotrenewables Tidal Power designs its floating turbines online in Onshape.

Topics: Customer Stories

Topics: Customer Stories


Using Onshape to Boost Your Career (and Cut Your Lawn)
By Darren Garnick - August 4, 2016

On these scorching days of summer, why not let Onshape cut your lawn for you?

Well, even though our agile development team is churning out new features and enhancements every few weeks (Have you seen the latest “What’s New” blog?), I can confirm there are no plans for us to ever compete with Toro or John Deere.

Topics: Customer Stories

Topics: Customer Stories


Onshape Customer Spotlight: Thinklabs Redesigns The 200-Year-Old-Stethoscope
By Darren Garnick - May 5, 2016

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the stethoscope, which has maintained the same basic design created by French physician Rene Laennec after he sought to protect a young female patient’s modesty. The old way that doctors listened to hearts and lungs was to press their ear against their patient’s chest.

Topics: Customer Stories

Topics: Customer Stories


A Toast to Spill-Free Drinks in Space!
By Darren Garnick - December 10, 2015

While the open-source (and Onshape designed) Ultrascope is tackling a massive existential problem, the Open Space Agency is also solving little everyday problems that humans face in space.

Topics: Customer Stories

Topics: Customer Stories


The Future of Food?
By Darren Garnick - November 23, 2015

Is it a pet or is it food? We recently told you about the Grove Ecosystem, an aquaponic vegetable garden for apartment living, when we explored “Why Onshape is the Best CAD for Hardware Startups.” The Ecosystem is a fascinating product that uses bacteria to process goldfish waste into rich nutrients for fertilizing plants. Originally created as a fun fraternity project at MIT, the stackable aquarium-garden unit can produce up to 8 to 10 heads of lettuce every 20 days – enough for a salad every time you go feed the fish.

Topics: Customer Stories

Topics: Customer Stories


Who Wants to Go Hunting… For Asteroids?
By Darren Garnick - November 19, 2015

In the 1998 movie “Armageddon,” which brought us Aerosmith’s hit song “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” a humongous asteroid is on a doomsday collision course with Earth. Put down your popcorn: In real life, NASA is following more than 1,500 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) which could possibly threaten life on our planet.

Topics: Customer Stories

Topics: Customer Stories


Why Onshape is the Best CAD for Hardware Startups
By Darren Garnick - October 28, 2015

You have to start somewhere. Even the most successful companies in the world started as an idea. So what separates the smart “kids” in the dorm who built their dream business from scratch from those who keep on dreaming and never act on their ideas?

Topics: Customer Stories


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