Solidprofessor & ATE partner to bring online & classroom 3D software & printing education to Southeast Asia
While other cities, countries, and companies may be spending an inordinate amount of time conceptualizing and talking about how they are going to harness the benefits of 3D printing, we’ve seen Southeast Asia emerging as a growing leader in the industry, continually unveiling products and projects. And cities like Singapore may soon surpass other areas of the globe in actually bringing massive construction and architectural projects to fruition, like 3D printed high rises. Taiwan has also emerged as a leader in innovation and patenting. XYZprinting, wildly successful, has certainly put their country on the map for 3D printing, along with others–and late last fall we followed as they unveiled a complete 3D printing metal system developed at the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST).
As the momentum continues, so does the need for more streamlined education, as ongoing and future projects don’t have much hope if students and those in existing related careers aren’t expanding their knowledge. Now, in a truly global—and dynamic–partnership, SolidProfessor is working with ATE to bring their online learning platform to Southeast Asia.
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, SolidProfessor has been rolling out products for continued training for those in the industry, along with specialized courses for thirteen years. ATE, with multiple offices in Singapore and Malaysia, is not just the top SOLIDWORKS Authorized Reseller and Certified Training/Support Centre in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), but they are also leaders in providing technology to the engineering industry. With that in mind, they’ve partnered with SolidProfessor to integrate their award-winning online learning into their services—and Southeast Asia.
“There is significant opportunity for online learning in Southeast Asia, especially in the fields of engineering, design, and 3D printing,” said Tony Glockler on behalf of SolidProfessor. “With rapidly evolving tools and technologies, online learning combined with ATE’s classroom training will keep engineers at the forefront of their industry.”
The SolidProfessor learning tools offer training for a long list of platforms, ranging from SOLIDWORKS to SketchUp to many Autodesk products, such as AutoCad, Fusion 360, and more. With online video courses, those interested can look forward to comprehensive training offered for businesses, schools, and individuals. For CAD, CAM, and BIM teams, SolidProfessor training allows for a standardization of skills that is important at work, increased engineering capacity, and obviously, helps improve productivity through better design skills. Content is available in twelve languages.
“Users not operating at a high level of proficiency can lead to poor quality designs, prolonged design times, missed project deadlines, problems with design edit-ability down the road, and non-standard design practices,” states the SolidProfessor team on their website.
Good designs are key, and when users need to brush up or update skills due to the accelerated speed at which technology is changing today, SolidProfessor allows for a user-friendly educational platform—that can be continual as updates continue. This allows for managers to oversee and keep improving the skills of their team with a wide spectrum of resources that apply to all skill levels from beginner to certified expert.
“For SolidProfessor, this expansion into Southeast Asia is a key strategy for reaching engineers who, with the best resources and learning tools, may create innovative designs that improve our world,” said Tony Glockler.
With over a decade of experience under their belts for providing learning options, the SolidProfessor style and platform have been refined not only for a great student experience but also to roll with the constant changes in technology, offering users the most up to date and effective information. They work with a formula that is ‘tried and true,’ and has been very positive for the organizations using the SolidProfessor approach.
Their cloud-based system is well-suited for the team environment and allows sign-in from anywhere, which is very convenient for those working remotely or checking in while on business trips. Management can also easily check in on their team’s progress in learning. As SolidProfessor and ATE work together, they will be able to offer many benefits to clients in Southeast Asia, for both management and employees. More on ATE workshops and training schedules is available here. Have you used any online 3D learning programs? Discuss in the SolidProfessor/ATE 3D Learning Platform forum over at 3DPB.com.
Bridget Butler Millsaps