SOLIDWORKS Weldments 101: Adding Gussets

February 24, 2017

When going through some material before our SOLIDWORKS classes, I stumbled across something most people probably aren't familiar with—gussets. This blog outlines what gussets are, what they're used for and how the Gusset Feature in SOLIDWORKS Weldments can help you improve your supports.

3D Printing Materials, MakerBot, Applications

Top 3 Ways to Smooth PLA Parts

February 22, 2017

Anyone who has compared traditional FDM (sometimes called Fused Filament Fabrication) to other 3D printing technologies, such as Polyjet, SLA, and SLS, has definitely thought at one time or another “This technology is both inexpensive to print and strong, but I really wish it had better resolution.” In this blog, we explore how to make FDM look as good as other technologies while remaining inexpensive and not impacting overall strength. We’ve printed a horde of Easter Island Moai to play around with the top three ways to smooth PLA parts.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Events and Webinars, TriMech News

Q&A With Micheal Kalin: Featuring SOLIDWORKS Simulation

February 15, 2017

Our Q&A blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and SOLIDWORKS CAD technology. This month’s Q&A features Michael Kalin and SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

1988 - 2017: Road to The New Stratasys F123 Series

February 14, 2017

Like other companies trying to improve productivity, compete against rivals and maintain an edge with customers, Stratasys is always striving to break new ground. This blog explores the progression of Stratasys FDM 3D Printers from the invention of FDM technology in 1988 to the new Stratasys F123 Series product launches in 2017.

3D Printing

How to Save Money on 3D Printing Costs

February 10, 2017

You just bought a new 3D printer. Perhaps you purchased a smaller desktop printer, a larger production printer or even a printer from the new Stratasys F123 Series. Either way, you're excited to start maximizing your investment. Well just like a car, some simple maintenance can go a long way in being efficient and saving dollars. Here is how to save money on 3D printing costs and minimize annual costs to run your FDM or PolyJet machines.

SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars, SOLIDWORKS World

SOLIDWORKS World 2017: New SOLIDWORKS 2018 Features + Day 3 Recap

February 8, 2017

After an amazing opening ceremony and customer appreciation event on Day 1 and an inspiring glance at education and the engineering community on Day 2, you might say the last day of SOLIDWORKS World 2017 had big shoes to fill. It certainly didn't disappoint. 

SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars, SOLIDWORKS World

SOLIDWORKS World 2017: Day 2 Recap

February 8, 2017

After a grand opening ceremony on Day 1, the second day of SOLIDWORKS World 2017 focused on education and the engineering community. Throughout the day there were demonstrations and discussions on virtual realty, STEAM, rovers, SWUG, battlebots and more.

SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars, SOLIDWORKS World

SOLIDWORKS World 2017: Day 1 Recap

February 7, 2017

It's the moment we've all been waiting for: day one of SOLIDWORKS World 2017! After months of anticipation, here's a recap of Day 1 in Los Angeles, CA.

3D Printing, Events and Webinars, Stratasys, FDM Technology

Product Launch: New Stratasys F123 3D Printer Series

February 6, 2017

Stratasys made a BIG announcement at SOLIDWORKS World 2017, releasing a new Stratasys F123 3D Printer Series with "Performance so good, you won’t believe it’s so easy to use!" Be the first to see the F170, F270 and F370 in action by reading our blog:



Checking Your SOLIDWORKS PDM System History

February 3, 2017

A feature that is little known but often asked about is the SOLIDWORKS PDM system history log. This shows a log of changes made to your SOLIDWORKS PDM vault, including time and date stamps and the name of the person who made the change.

Events and Webinars, Stratasys, Applications

Register Now: 3-City 3D Printed Tooling Seminar in Carolinas

February 2, 2017

Are you searching for a way to make more cost-effective manufacturing aids? Is your time to market impacted by long lead times? Then make plans now to join me at TriMech's upcoming Stratasys Solutions Roadshow on 3D printed tooling applications. Read below and learn why your company should attend.

>> Click here to register now for the Conover, Charlotte or Greenville event!


SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top 11 Features: Shaded Sketch Contours

February 1, 2017

SOLIDWORKS 2017 shaded sketch contour is a tool designers are going to love. It can help you avoid leaving small, undetected gaps in your sketch profile. We'll show you how this simple setting can make such a huge difference to your confidence, work time and design workflow.