Latest Blog Articles Page 0

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    What's New in Artec Studio 17

    June 23, 2022

    Exciting news from Artec this week, with the release of Artec Studio 17. I am excited to share with you my favorite new additions to the software with new features and capabilities. The theme for this year’s release was adding to and expanding on all the great features that Artec added in the previous versions. Let’s look at some of my favorites.

    3DEXPERIENCE

    Deep Dive the Quintessential 3DEXPERIENCE App: Bookmark Editor

    June 23, 2022

    The Bookmark Editor is best correlated to File Explorer for anyone that’s used a PC environment for the last 20 years, which is common amongst us SOLIDWORKS users of many years. Having visited many clients, I have seen grand, complex folder paths with specific files choreographed to populate unique directories. One would browse to a particular folder based on a set structure for release of various products. With a well-designed structure, finding a file usually is very quick.

    SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

    How to choose the right electrical design software package

    June 22, 2022

    Electrical schematic design tools fill a vital niche in the engineering environment. Falling somewhere between pure electrical and mechanical design, they allow engineers to communicate crucial system-level wiring specifications to technicians, vendors and other downstream project stakeholders. Recognizing the importance of this facet of production, SOLIDWORKS provides several solutions to allow multidisciplinary teams to work together to achieve their design goals and milestones efficiently. Choosing the right tool for your business comes down to a few specific factors we’ll explore in this blog.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    What is PolyJet technology and how does it work?

    June 21, 2022

    Do you need the ability to create highly accurate full color parts with multiple shore values and nearly invisible layer lines? A PolyJet 3D printer might be the solution. PolyJet machines have a wide selection of available materials including vibrant colors, ultra clears, flexible, and biocompatibility. Materials can also be mixed into digital materials. Digital materials are a mixture or blend of two or more base materials to create a material with its own unique properties. If you want to learn more about printing in full color, you can check out this blog post: Printing Colors: PolyJet.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    SOLIDWORKS 2022 Requirements and Recommendations

    June 20, 2022

    SOLIDWORKS clients often overlook the importance of having the correct hardware to support their new 3D CAD purchase. A common question we get asked is what should be considered before buying or upgrading equipment, so we thought it would be helpful to compile all the published system requirements along with our Engineering Team's recommendations in one place. Here is the information for this year's version of SOLIDWORKS as compared to last year.

    Engineering Services, Staffing Services

    Staffing Team Facilitates Growth Through Locating Niche Talent

    June 20, 2022

    Adapting to rapid company growth is certainly not a bad problem to have, but may still create significant logistical issues. TriMech’s client, a fast-growing company specializing in thermal batteries for the defense and aerospace industry, was seeking to add an engineer to perform thermal analysis after a successful relationship with TriMech’s Project Engineering Team. Company leadership recognized the opportunity to further utilize TriMech Staffing to source technical candidates that their internal team struggled to find. Since then, TriMech has placed both contract and permanent roles for multiple positions including manufacturing, mechanical, and non-destructive testing engineers, allowing the company to drive its business goals and meet customer demands.

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    Post-Processing a 3D Scan with Artec Studio and Geomagic Control X

    June 17, 2022

    In this blog, we are going to demonstrate how to process 3D scan data using Artec Studio and Geomagic Control X. We are going to scan a control arm that has been cast. It has a machined stud on one end, a pressed-on stud on the other, and a tapped hole that we inserted a bolt into to more precisely capture the void in the threaded hole. We are using the Artec Space Spider for this application because this scanner is perfect for capturing intricate details in high resolution with exceptional accuracy. After scanning the control arm, we will be post-processing and aligning the data using Artec Studio, and creating an inspection report using Geomagic Control X.

    3DEXPERIENCE

    Is the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Plug and Play?

    June 16, 2022

    We get asked a lot if the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is plug and play. The short answer is that it is not; although the platform is easy to use. It can be set up and used right out of the box and is configured to allow you to log in and start using immediately. However, there are some things to consider during set up and should be thought out before uploading large amounts of data. Let’s look at some of the reasons why I’d say it is not plug and play.

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

    Six 3D Printing Materials Put to the Test in a Golf Challenge

    June 15, 2022

    Additive manufacturing has made exceptional mechanical developments in the last few years, and now the current focus seems to have shifted to improvement in software and materials. With the demand for performance grade materials rising, it is important to gain an understanding of what it means for parts to be considered “strong.”

    It is no secret that the world is experiencing supply chain issues at every level. From raw materials shortages, bottlenecked shipping ports and even labor shortages. To overcome these challenges, a lot of organizations began looking toward additive manufacturing to supplement or complement their workflows, depending on the severity of their situations.