3D Printing, Education

    Surprising Ways a Chemistry Department can Use 3D Printing

    March 10, 2020

    As we have seen in this blog series, additive manufacturing is becoming commonplace in many disciplines not typically thought of such as architecture and fine arts. Other disciplines, such as science, have benefited from using 3D printing to advance research and understanding by turning difficult concepts into tangible models. In this article of our series, we look at a few examples of this and specifically how 3D printing has been beneficial in Hunter College’s chemistry department.

    3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Education

    Surprising Ways a Fine Arts Department can Use 3D Printing

    February 24, 2020

    Additive manufacturing is alive and well in the manufacturing disciplines, and as I mentioned in the first blog of this series, it’s also impacting the education sectors. In addition to architecture, additive manufacturing is used in other departments such as the Fine Arts. There are many disciplines that fall under the category of “Fine Arts,” but for the topic at hand we are going to discuss how digital scanning and 3D printing are revolutionizing the traditional means of sculpting and even fashion.

    3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Education

    Surprising Ways an Architecture Department can Use 3D Printing

    January 14, 2020

    3D printing is becoming the norm in terms of prototyping for the manufacturing industry. The ability to create functional designs and even manufacture parts in a fraction of the time it would take by using traditional methods is astounding. It isn’t just the manufacturing sector that is reaping these rewards.

    The education sectors are also seeing the benefits. These benefits spread across many different departments, but in this blog article, we look at how architecture departments in different schools are benefiting from 3D printing.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Aerospace Industry, Flow Simulation, Education

    STEM Day 2019: The Forces of Flight

    November 8, 2019

    It’s STEM Day! In case you are new to this concept, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The purpose of STEM is to provide young students become familiar with new technologies available and the challenges they pose for the future. Students in STEM classrooms take time to cover significant topics and fun activities in these fields, present ongoing projects or just discuss the importance of these areas in today’s world. In honor of National STEM Day, I want to share a topic that has always been interesting to me, flying. In this blog, I will cover some of the physics and mechanics involved in making things fly and how they can be tested using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    SOLIDWORKS 2020: Tips For a Successful Upgrade

    October 1, 2019

    Summer is coming to an end, the smell of pumpkin spice floats through the air, glints of orange and gold dance in the trees. Only one thing could make this fall more perfect, a new version of SOLIDWORKS to play with! That’s right folks it’s update season and there are a few things you should check to make sure your transition to SOLIDWORKS 2020 is smooth and easy. Let’s go over the key points to help you have the best experience when upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2020.

    SOLIDWORKS

    SOLIDWORKS 2019: Tips For a Successful Upgrade

    October 1, 2018

    Many things come with fall; leaves changing color, cooler temperatures, warm drinks… and a new release SOLIDWORKS! This means it's officially update season, and there are a few things you should check to make sure it's a smooth, easy process. We broke this down into four main sections, Copy Settings Wizard, Custom File Location, Hardware Specs and Installation Type.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    Take The Time To Fully Define: Make Your Drawings Populate Model Dimensions

    February 26, 2016

    SOLIDWORKS at its core is a Parametric Part modeler. As such, information needed to create drawings (model views and dimensions) is pulled from the part. All the information we need to have our drawing populate all required dimensions is already in the part.

    SOLIDWORKS allows us to edit aspects of our model across any one of the different modeling environments (part, drawing, assembly) and have those changes reflect in the other two environments. 

    3D CAD, Tech Tips, Technical Communication

    Changing The Viewport Axis In SOLIDWORKS Composer

    March 27, 2015

    When importing files into SOLIDWORKS Composer, you may need to reorient the default vertical axis of the viewport to get the desired shadows and lighting effects. The process is quick and easy.