Yearend Letter from our Director

Our Director, Freek van den Berg, reflects on 2021.   

TUT Solar Car Project

MECAD has been a trusted design partner for over 35 years nurturing our future designers through a dedicated educational program. This program aims to provide professional software as well as support to academia. Access to such programs enables students to solve problems skillfully and equip the eng...


An Update on Kai the turtle! MECAD is a proud partner to the UCT-team designing a balancing harness for Kai, the loggerhead turtle. This medium sized turtle suffered from a growth on his left lung, causing him to only swim on one side.


When a turtle is in need, 3DExperience SOLIDWORKS will save the day.

Getting started with DraftSight

2D designing and draughting just became easier. Let us guide you through the journey of getting started with DraftSight.

British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour SOLIDWORKS CAD Challenges Series

With the British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour, MECAD Systems and Solid Solutions from UK took part in a series of three challenges to replicate the fight … I mean game on the field.

Challenge 3: Lions Trophy Modelling - Using Cloud and SOLIDWORKS Together

    The Lions Tour Trophy is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, and to honour this we thought we’d take a crack at modelling it. What better way to do this, than using the latest in cloud tools, alongside one of the worlds best CAD packages, to model it?

Challenge 2: The Kicking Tee

For the second challenge, MECAD and Solid Solutions was tasked once again to design a kicking tee. A vital piece to the game that is utilized on game day as well as on the practice field.

Challenge 1: Lions Tour SOLIDWORKS Scrum Machine

Why Compete: A fantastic way to, not only get into the spirit of competition between our two nations but also to continue in the pursuit of excellence. As history has shown, mankind is always made better through trials, challenges, and competition!

Multi Material Overmolding

A new injection molding process is available in Plastics 2021 to accommodate multiple material over molding, also called multi-shot injection.

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