The Dream Team Internship Program
“This experience was truly one of a kind.”
The Dream Team at VMH International is a unique internship program where college students have the opportunity to excel among their peers.
VMH recognizes the need for future engineers gaining experience prior to entering the work place. With all of the advancements in technology, engineers are going to continue to be needed. It’s a discipline that’s always going to be in-demand and on the lookout for the best and brightest minds. To gain the edge and get the experience of how technology and engineering work together in the many different industries. The skills from this program can be beneficial later on, as many engineering graduates transition into the next level.
Featured Project: Innovating golf club manufacturing
The 2017 Dream Team explored ways to revolutionize the golf club design and manufacturing process by using cutting edge 3D scanning, design, simulation, rendering, and metal printing technologies.
The Team tested five methods of 3D scanning: Laser Scanner, Structured Light Scanner, Coordinate Measuring Machine, Arm-Based Scanner, and Optical Tracking Scanner. They also analyzed the benefits and drawbacks of in-house vs outsourced 3D scanning.
Design and Simulation
Using Simcenter Flow, LS-Dyna, and Siemens NX CAE, the team performed FEA and CFD analyses on the scanned golf clubs. Impact simulations tested different materials, variations in mass, volume, and impact. The team then optimized the models within NX. Final designs were rendered with Keyshot.
3D Metal Printing
The team explored options for 3D metal printing materials and processes. Compared with traditional forging and stamping, 3D printing can save time and money while maintaining product complexity, quality, and strength.
Being a part of the Dream Team at VMH International is an incredible experience. Interns will be trained and working with the latest in engineering software; from 2D and 3D modeling, visualization, to engineering database management and image rendering programs.
The Dream Team works with Siemens NX CAD and other software.
One of the Team’s past projects was to design an airplane interior using NX, conduct airflow on the model, then to render the final project using Keyshot.
A variety of industries and projects
They have completed projects with major sports equipment manufacturers, automotive, heavy machinery, aviation, nautical and in the medical field. Customers of VMH International can work with The Dream Team in a variety of ways and companies can even submit concepts, project and new ideas to the Dream Team. This group of dedicated interns will work on these projects and host a presentation to the companies by the end of the summer or the length of the internship.
The Dream Team interns often have the opportunity to converse directly with high-level executives and engineers throughout the course of the project; providing them with invaluable experience and networking opportunities. Our goal is to provide them the training, know-how and real life experience to transition into the workforce after graduation.
Former Dream Team members Taylor and Connor founded the company, Dual Cases, which manufacturers fully customizable iPhone cases.
“As a long term Dream Team member, I have gained a competitive edge through authentic experience and beneficial connections for my future career. I have had the opportunity to work on several different types of projects from many well-known businesses. And through these projects, I have gained an extensive amount of experience for my age. Being a part of the Dream Team has greatly enhanced my resume and has given me an accurate preview of the career I am pursuing.”
The Dream Team
“As a 2013 Summer Dream Team member, I was provided with a plethora of different experiences. I was given the opportunity to attend PLM World 2013, a Siemens user conference, where I was able to converse with many people in the industry while demonstrating the knowledge I had of Siemens products. It was a fantastic networking opportunity, and the classes I attended were very beneficial in my development as an engineer. I was also given the chance to work on many different projects throughout the summer in a large variety of fields. I did projects for sports equipment, automotive, nautical and heavy machinery companies. Being a part of the internship program gave me access to a number of different industries over the course of one summer. This was unique compared with other internships, and very helpful in helping me figure out what I would like to do once I am out of school. Being a Dream Team member significantly boosted my resume, as well as expanded my network to include many industry leaders. This experience was truly one-of-a-kind.”
The Dream Team invades Scott Air Force Base!
“Being on the Dream Team gave me some invaluable and truly unique experiences. In just one summer at VMH, I had the opportunity to work with clients on projects, solve several real-world engineering problems, and use extensively a wide variety of CAD and CAE programs. How many people can say that, before graduating college, that have both been trained in NX and have used it to design for multiple big name companies? The Dream Team gave me these great opportunities which will all be very beneficial wherever I decide to go after school.”