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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 8, 2017
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.