Ron Mendell is one of the most talented concept artist serving the motion picture industry.
Click here to read how he used solidThinking to develop designs for Iron Man 2, as described in the book “The Art of Iron Man 2″ (cover above).
Other images and models that Ron Mendell created for Iron Man 2 are available at this link.
Thanks to Ron Mendell and Marvel for allowing us to publish these artworks.
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Taking place annually, TCT Live draws together everyone involved in the concept, design, manufacturing and specification functions. Designers, prototype specialists, technical directors, product managers, design directors, chief engineers, consultants and other manufacturing professionals attend TCT searching for the latest technologies. solidThinking will be exhibiting at TCT LIve 2010 for the first time.
Attendees visiting solidThinking’s Booth G8 will be able to preview the capabilities of the upcoming solidThinking software release.
During the event, Jim Hassberger, solidThinking’s Vice President of Business Development and Customer Relations, will be presenting the white paper titled: “Human Thinking and Computational Inspiration, New Challenges and Opportunities for Product Design” during the White Paper Session in Theatre 5 on Wednesday October 20th at 2:15 p.m.
Jaguar Exhibition Halls
IEC Ricoh Arena
Coventry, CV6 6GE, UK
October 19-20, 2010
solidThinking will be exhibiting at the Acadia 2010 conference in New York, October 21st to 24th.
Acadia 2010 will explore the ways designers, architects, engineers and scientists collect, analyze and assemble information through computational systems that redefine the notions of design performance and optimization, evolutionary and responsive models.
We will offer previews of the new solidThinking release that will be available this fall, including the latest advancements of the morphogenesis form-generation technology.
The Cooper Union,
25 Cooper Square,
New York, NY 10003
October 21-24, 2010
Design and engineering team members from solidThinking and AltairProductDesign are excited to share that their joint submission of a human-powered “rescue tool” designed for use by the U.S. Air Force, has been recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and Fast Company magazine as one of the 2010 most inventive and creative product and product concept designs.
Announced at the recent IDSA National Conference in Portland, Oregon, held from Aug 3-7, the rescue tool (or U.S. Air Force Extrication Tool) was selected as a winner from the highest number of entrants in the competition’s 30-year history. The tool is designed to allow U.S. Air Force search and rescue teams to extricate trapped personnel from damaged or disabled ground vehicles and aircraft without the use of auxiliary power sources. Following extensive user research, the tool is designed to be 30 percent lighter and 15 percent shorter than the tool currently deployed for rescue missions and is meant to be operable by a single rescuer.
When combined, these features not only make rescuers more efficient, but also give them the ability to get to mission locations more quickly and easy because the tool is lighter, smaller and easier to handle.
For additional information, visit the IDSA website at: http://www.idsa.org/content/content1/usaf-extrication-tool