On the first of May 2005, Rob Wolkers officially started his industrial design and engineering company. Exactly a decade later, our portfolio is filled with hundreds of products, with even more dream projects under construction. A perfect time to thank all our customers for the cooperation and great projects we have been working on. We are looking forward to continue this success with you!
To support our design and engineering services, we can now offer a quick and economic way to validate your product ideas and concepts with our new Ultimaker2 3D printer.
It has been another busy year, both in the studio and onsite at freelance projects. About time to add a selection of new projects, and with two more projects in tooling stage stay tuned for more product releases soon.
Please join us for a guest lecture about the eeeeFUN scooter design process, with a focus on Design For Manufacturing (DFM) and injection moulded parts.
Date: 7th of May 2013 -11h50
Location: Hogeschool Utrecht - Nijenoord 1 - Lecture hall 2
Rob Wolkers Product Development issued the new Advanced Drawing Tools Certification (CSWP-DRWT) about the principles of the 2D drawing tools and functionality found in the SolidWorks drawing environment.
Extended capabilities and a more efficient workflow thanks to two new 3D CAD software packages:
-SolidWorks Premium upgrade: stress, strenght and stiffnes simulation with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and easy import and processing of 3D scanned data.
-Power Surfacing: quick concept modeling and powerful freeform surfacing within the engineering environment.
A very pleasant surprise at the Good Industrial Design award show at the Dutch Design Week: the eeeeFUN scooter won one of the exclusive Special Awards for Excellence - the originality category! We feel very honoured and this award is a big compliment for the whole team who put a lot of time, effort and passion into the design and development of the scooter.
If you want to know more about the research and development, please visit the Cadmes Event 2012 (Utrecht, 30th October) for a presentation/interview about the design process of the scooter.
The second design award for the eeeeFUN electric scooter: the Dutch Good Industrial Design Award
The independent jury felt that the scooter satisfied all the GIO criteria, and therefore received the predicate Good Industrial Design 2012.
Rob Wolkers and eeeeFUN Company convinced the international expert jury of the Red Dot Award Product Design 2012. After an evaluation process lasting several days, it received one of the coveted awards, assigned by a 30-member expert jury. Creative heads and manufacturers from all over the world had submitted 4,515 designs altogether to the renowned product competition. With its high design quality, the eeeeFUN electric scooter could inspire the experts. It received the globally sought-after red dot for its fine design language in the vehicle & transportation category:
"Individuality, eco-friendliness, smart details – this electric scooter features all desirable attributes of a contemporary two-wheeler for a younger target group. The jury likewise found the scooter’s LED illumination concept to be convincing."
Rob Wolkers Product Development issued the brand new Sustainable Design Certification (CSDA) by SolidWorks about the principles of environmental assessment and sustainable design.
Are you a highly skilled Bachelor or Master automotive engineering student, advanced SolidWorks user, and most of all passionate about automotive engineering? Than we might have a dream internship postion for you. Status: vacancy closed.
I'm happy to announce that there will be an eeeeFUN electric scooter at the SolidWorks World 2012 convention. Find the e80 deep black carbon edition at the product showcase within the Partner Pavilion. See you in San Diego.
Thinking about buying one? Read the very positive eeeeFUN review in Scooter Xpress magazine nr.55, december 2011 issue.
"This week Engineer vs Designer is discussing the future of consumer-driven design, and we'll be speaking with special guest Rob Wolkers, founder of Rob Wolkers Product Development in the Netherlands and winner of the SolidWorks International Design Contest." Thank you Josh of solidsmack.com and Adam of cadjunkie.com for having me on the show.
A fresh update of the site: lighter, faster, improved functionality, better navigation and optimized for mobile browsers.
A short presentation/showcase by Rob at the High Tech Automotive Campus/SolidWorks stand: thursday 14th of April - 12.30 and 14.00
Next to that you may find 3 of our designs at the AutoRAI 2011 exhibition:
- eeeeFUN electric scooter at the Pioneer stand
- EV-Box electric vehicle charging station at various stands
- Flow umbrella in cooperation with Kenneth Veenenbos Industrial Design
Rob Wolkers Product Development is now a member of the Association of Dutch Designers. (BNO - Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers)
Our latest project, as seen on the MPH show London and SolidWorks World Texas: the brand new eeeeFUN electric scooter. Stay tuned for more info...
The ultimate CAD chair from the Let's Go Design interactive web series, try it yourself at SolidWorks World 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. See you there!
Sunday 23-1-2011: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (during the evening reception)
Monday 24-1-2011: 12:00pm - 1:30pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday 25-1-2011: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Let's Go Design - The fourth episode of this interactive web series by SolidWorks is live now!
In this episode, Rob shows his vision to the ultimate CAD chair. Host Jeremy Luchini explores surface modeling and invites a sustainability expert to help make the design more green. Watch this episode here
It was one of the many highlights at SolidWorks World 2010 in California: the announcement of the SolidWorks Expert Certification.
It's a new top level exam for Certified Professionals (with at least three advanced certifications) only. At this time, only 75 people worldwide are qualified to take the exam. Rob has successfully passed the CSWE exam and is the first SolidWorks user worldwide with the exclusive SolidWorks Expert Certification
Another CSWP certification: Rob Wolkers Product Development has successfully passed the CSWP-STML exam and is now a Certified SolidWorks Advanced Sheet Metal Specialist too.
The designcontest prizes have arrived!
SolidWorks Corporation shipped two very big boxes full of MegaBrands toys. They have been donated to the Ronald McDonald house in The Hague. As many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children, Ronald McDonald Houses offer families a way to stay together in proximity to the treatment hospital.
Next to the CSWA and CSWP-CORE certification exams, Rob Wolkers Product Development has successfully passed the CSWP-SURF exams and is now a Certified SolidWorks Advanced Surfacing Specialist too.
At SolidWorks World 2009 in Orlando, the winner of the Mega Brands iCoaster designcontest was announced. Rob won the Grand Prize in this contest with no less than three new exciting stunt ideas for the Mega Brands iCoaster toy series. The jury: "It was an easy decision based on the modeling, animations, and the thought put into the submission."
The coolest business card in town: laser cutted and engraved stainless steel with three handy breakaway wrenches, metric sizes 5 to 10.
Next to the CSWP certification, Rob Wolkers Product Development has successfully passed the CSWA exam and is now a Certified SolidWorks Associate too.
Rob's Elementz was the main presentation model at the international SolidWorks World 2009 event in Orlando, Florida. With previews into the future of SolidWorks, speakers like Richard Branson, 4500 highly motivated attendees, numerous of workshops and presentations it definitely was a week full of inspiration. See you at SolidWorks World 2010!
Rob Wolkers Product Development has successfully passed the CSWP-CORE exams and is now a Certified SolidWorks Professional
After winning the Dutch designcontest, the Elementz strikes again! At the third day of the SolidWorks World '08 conference in San Diego, the winners of this year's designcontest were announced. An updated and refreshed model of the Elementz won the first prize in this international contest.
After two exciting election rounds with almost 60 designs, the Elementz was chosen by both the professional jury and the public to be the grand winner of the Dutch designcontest. From now on you may find Rob conquering the roads in his vintage roadster. I want to thank Burton Car Company and SolidWorks Holland for this fantastic prize, and a very special thanks to those who voted for the Elementz!
After being nominated for the complex shapes category at the international SolidWorks designcontest 2005, Rob took away the first prize in this category with his model of the G/TRAX next gen automotive project.