3D Printing, Aerospace Industry

    Manufacturing for Spaceflight Applications

    October 23, 2018

    3D printing is taking off in the aerospace industry – literally!

    The aerospace industry has always been an adopter of experimental technologies to further space exploration. Additive manufacturing is a perfect solution since most parts require low volume production, high levels of customization and complex geometries. 

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology

    SLA vs. PolyJet [Technology Review]

    August 14, 2018

    Every company aims to print parts that have the look and feel of a finished product. However, if you’re more than a hobbyist it is important to understand the different types of precision 3D printing technologies available. This blog discusses the differences between Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA) from 3D Systems and Triple Jetting Technology (PolyJet) from Stratasys. Understanding the differences between how SLA vs. PolyJet impact your application will help determine your current and future needs from a 3D printer.

    3D Printing

    The Benefits of Additive Manufacturing

    March 8, 2018

    Haven't deployed additive manufacturing solutions at your organization yet? Still unsure of what it is or how it can provide business and operational advantages? TriMech can help. View our guide to learn how additive manufacturing can impact your design workflow and how it differs from subtractive manufacturing methods.

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    TriMech Services

    The Benefits of Outsourcing Engineering Services

    December 5, 2017

    Many of our clients spend a lot of time and money on SOLIDWORKS training to ensure their engineers are delivering accurate designs in a timely manner. However, special projects and bandwidth can compromise even your best engineer’s ability to work efficiently. When you don’t have the internal expertise, time, manpower or technology required to complete a project, it’s time to consider outsourcing your engineering and design services.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Events and Webinars, DriveWorks

    Dream of Design Automation? Introducing DriveWorks

    November 28, 2017

    Do you find yourself creating essentially the same product over and over again? Could your products be defined by a uniform set of rules?

    If you've ever dreamt of automating your repetitive design tasks in SOLIDWORKS, then DriveWorks might be the perfect solution for you.

    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

    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 CAD

    How to Increase Quoting Accuracy with SOLIDWORKS Costing

    October 20, 2017

    A lot of things in life come down to cost. This is especially true when it comes to manufacturing and making the most efficient and effective decisions for your business. SOLIDWORKS Costing is a tool created to help you do just this.

    Simulation

    Going from Good to Better to Best Design with Simulation

    September 29, 2017

    Using a scaled version of a knuckle design, SOLIDWORKS Technical Manager Mike Sande demonstrates how to get the most out of your design to cut materials, reduce mass, increase confidence in the durability of your design and better understand the life cycle your product will endure. In just 15 minutes, he uses three iterations through Simulation to create a good design, a better design and the best design for this product. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    3 Reasons to Switch to SOLIDWORKS

    September 4, 2017

    Deciding to switch 3D software platforms for an entire team can be a costly decision for any company. But sometimes, it can be much more costly not to switch. In this blog, we outline three reasons you should consider switching to SOLIDWORKS.

    SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars, Education

    Q&A with James Adkins: SWUG in Education

    August 11, 2017

    Have you wondered about SOLIDWORKS User Groups and how you can get involved in one close to you? This Q&A features James Adkins, Computer Aided Drafting department head at Almanac Community College and group leader for the BACoN SWUG.