SOLIDWORKS

Mechatronics and Creating Smarter Products

August 15, 2018

One thing at the forefront of most companies' minds is how to beat the competition. One way to do this is to create smart products, but that leads to the question, "How?" We have one possible answer: mechatronics! Keep reading to discover all about this technology and how it can help you take the lead on your competitors.

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.

SOLIDWORKS, Visualize Features and Tips

SOLIDWORKS Rendering Challenge: Visualizing Art

August 13, 2018

The third leg of the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Contest asked its contestants to create a 360° high-resolution rendering of an interior space. I had already seen a number of Visualize renderings highlighting furniture and architectural spaces, but I wanted to try something a little different– art! 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS Visualize vs. PhotoView 360: What's The Difference?

August 10, 2018

With their numerous similarities, SOLIDWORKS Visualize, SOLIDWORKS' newest photo rendering software, and PhotoView 360 might seem interchangeable to some. Or maybe you're wondering if PhotoView 360's practical rendering tools are inferior to the best-in-class quality and speed of SOLIDWORKS Visualize. 

The truth is there are uses for both tools, depending on your applications and design stage. In this post, we'll walk you through the features of each one and compare the two different software.

SOLIDWORKS

Designing and 3D Printing Threaded Parts

August 9, 2018

In this blog, we walk through the process of working with existing geometry and adding the ever-important part of threads to it. By this I mean physical threads, not virtual threads or visualizations of idealized threads. We are talking about the real deal, physical threads modeled in your SOLIDWORKS part. Read on to find out how it's done.

SOLIDWORKS

Top 5 Tips to Transform Product Design for Smarter Products

August 8, 2018

Smart, connected technologies are leading companies into more and more innovation. The opportunities and growth potential seem limitless. Technology has become so critical that a large number of companies focus on improving their already smart products. The trick is that in order to mange this additional complexity companies need to perfect and refine their development processes.

This eBook from Tech-Clarity outlines some helpful steps to a successful product transformation. 

Client Stories

Product Story: Omnify Empower Streamlines Multiple Processes for Cytonome

August 7, 2018

This week's Product Story showcases Cytonome and their use of Omnify PLM Solutions.

Cytonome develops, manufactures and markets the most advanced, highest quality cell purification systems available worldwide for Bio-Medicine, Bio-Industry and Bio-Science.

SOLIDWORKS, Training

SOLIDWORKS Beyond the Desk: A Personal Client Story

August 6, 2018

One of the many aspects that we at TriMech like to pride ourselves on is our commitment to training. Whether you are looking to maximize the benefits of your SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software or Stratasys 3D printer, we have the certified instructors and classes to help you improve your skill-set.

This is a story about how TriMech training brought excitement and bonding to one of our client's families.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, CAM, CAMWorks

CNC Controllers: Six Modes of Operation

August 3, 2018

Welcome to this introduction to CNC Controllers.  Over the years, I've trained dozens of machinists, and by the end of this blog I want you to feel more comfortable around CNC precision tooling.  Keep reading as I walk you through all six modes of operation for CNC controllers.

3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

FDM or PolyJet: Which One Is Better For Consumer Goods

July 31, 2018

In most cases, when working with prototypes for consumer goods, product development engineers want a print that will most closely represent the final production part. The ability to print new iterations on the fly, as multiple changes typically take place, is crucial. This is where 3D printing comes in handy. Keep reading to learn the advantages of both PolyJet and FDM technologies when it comes to consumer goods.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Printing, Stratasys, Make Your Own Solution, solidThinking

Designing and 3D Printing a Kayak with SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys – Part 5 of 5

July 30, 2018

327 in³ of model material. 298 in³ of support material. 250 hours of print time. 41 parts. 20 hours of building and assembly. 1 kayak. 

3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, Make Your Own Solution

Designing and 3D Printing a Kayak with SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys – Part 4 of 5

July 26, 2018

Taking a design from a concept to a physical artifact that exists in the real world is exhilarating. With the design help from SOLIDWORKS in part 1, the analysis help from Simulation in part 2 and help from solidThinking Inspire in part 3, the kayak frames are now optimized for 3D printing. In video four we walk through choosing the proper 3D printing technology and options to build our parts.