Rapid Prototyping Services, PolyJet Technology, TriMech News

Q&A Rich Annino: Featuring RP Services for PolyJet Parts

November 17, 2017

Our QA blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and CAD technology. This month’s QA features Rich Annino and RP Services for PolyJet parts.

Rapid Prototyping Services, TriMech News

Q&A Will Lewellyn: Featuring FDM Rapid Prototyping Services

November 16, 2017

Our QA blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and CAD technology. This month’s QA features Will Lewellyn and RP Services for FDM parts.

3D Printing, GrabCAD Print

Stratasys Product Launch: GrabCAD Voxel Print

November 15, 2017

The year may be winding down, but Stratasys is not. They are giving the Stratasys J750 a software update with the new GrabCAD Voxel Print! Read more to find out what this update entails.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

Utilizing SOLIDWORKS Sweeps & Threads

November 14, 2017

We're not talking about sweeping with a broom. We're talking about creating sweep geometries and threads in SOLIDWORKS. These features are some of the most misunderstood in SOLIDWORKS, and we're going to break them down for you in this blog.

3D CAD, Visualize Features and Tips

Paying Tribute: Rendering a Veterans Memorial in Visualize

November 10, 2017

To honor those who have served our United States Armed Forces this Veteran’s Day, I’ve modeled the Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Arizona, which has a unique feature that is perfect to demonstrate the scene lighting and animation capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional. To do this yourself, read our tutorial and watch the full demonstration in our video! 

3D CAD

Costing Templates 101: Editing Templates

November 8, 2017

In our previous blog on creating costing templates, we showed you how to set your default template settings and create new templates. Keep reading to find out how to edit templates that capture unique characteristics associated with manufacturing methods for four different body types: General Single Body Parts, Sheet Metal, Multibody and Assembly. This is especially important when there are changes in the costing structure, for example, when the price of aluminum or steel increases.

3D CAD

Costing Templates 101: Creating Templates

November 8, 2017

The SOLIDWORKS Costing tool (available in SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium) has templates that serve as starting points, saved with your customzied preferences for calculating manufacturing costs. Templates are the heart of what drives the values displayed within your interface. In this blog, we'll explore creating the templates that include the procedures and specifications you use to manufacture parts.

3D Printing, FDM Technology, Aerospace Industry

How 3D Printing is Transforming the Aerospace Industry

November 7, 2017

Since the Wright brothers first launched their wood and canvas glider in the early 1900s, technology has improved dramatically, making international travel and space exploration a reality. Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, is playing a major role in this revolution by reducing weight, strengthening materials and streamlining design in the aerospace industry.

3D CAD

Undocumented Features in SOLIDWORKS: Understanding Feature Dependencies

November 3, 2017

Understanding Feature Dependencies is especially useful when deleting or reordering features in SOLIDWORKS. There have been multiple updates in the last three years regarding this particular function. To best understand the updates, it's helpful to see how they evolved.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

For a Limited Time Only: Save on SOLIDWORKS

November 2, 2017

Are you looking for a flexible, integrated, design-to-manufacturing system? A program that enables you to take your product from concept to production faster and smarter than ever? Do you want access to network, share and collaborate with the largest and most passionate community of users? Then, it's time to pull the trigger and consolidate your product development process on SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS Simulation in the Real World: Peru

November 1, 2017

Have you ever been reluctant to try something, wishing that you could test for safety or durability first? SOLIDWORKS Simulation has the power to virtually set up real-world environments to test product designs before they are sent to manufacturing. With simulation, you have the ability to test designs against parameters such as static, dynamic response, assembly motion and heat transfer. 

3D CAD, 3D Printing, Events and Webinars, 3D Scanning

3D Scanning and Printing a Pumpkin

October 31, 2017

Things are getting spooky in the TriMech office, as we demonstrate how you can maximize your scan-to-print capabilities on a real pumpkin. Watch the on-demand webinar below for tips on optimizing your reverse engineering workflow and integrating scanning, design and printing solutions.