FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials, 3D Printing, Medical

FDM Material Biocompatibility

September 11, 2018

3D printing has come a long way from where it started. It has made so many advances that it can even help save people's lives. Currently, Stratasys offers (3) different materials that have either been tested by the raw material manufacturer, or by Stratasys, and have some level of compliance.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

Importing Files into SOLIDWORKS

September 10, 2018

Many people deal with importing models and translating data back and forth between SOLIDWORKS and other software on a daily basis. Requesting the proper file format for this move is imperative, but can be overwhelming. Read our blog to discover how to avoid errors and learn about the different options. 

3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips

How to Represent a Knurled Surface in SOLIDWORKS

September 7, 2018

The question comes up all the time, "How can I model a knurled surface in SOLIDWORKS?"

Client Stories, Desktop Metal

Product Story: Lumenium Develops Faster Design Iteration and Functional Prototyping

September 6, 2018

This week's Product Story showcases  Lumenium LLC. and their use of Desktop Metal Solutions.

Lumenium LLC. develops an innovative family of internal combustion engines. The Inverse Displacement Asymmetrical Rotational (IDAR) engine is a novel and totally singular design for producing powerful, efficient, internal combustion.

SOLIDWORKS, CAM, CAMWorks

SOLIDWORKS CAM Info File Tech Tip

September 5, 2018

In SOLIDWORKS CAM and even CAMWorks, you may have noticed the "Machine Post Processor" tab has a big blank white space in the bottom of the user dialog. 

3D Printing, FDM Technology, PolyJet Technology

Jigs & Fixtures: One Way Or Another It Can Be Printed

September 4, 2018

3D printing processes are easy to implement and offer a wide variety of materials to support a part’s requirements while eliminating cost, lead time and design barriers to adopting manufacturing aids on the shop floor. 3D printed jigs and fixtures open up new possibilities for manufacturing-floor productivity, with fast and nearly labor-free production that doesn't require the overhead of highly skilled CAM programmers and machinists.

PDM

5 Traits for a Successful Data Management Deployment

September 3, 2018

Diving into a new system can be nerve-racking, especially when it impacts your data and files. Even with trepidation, we know that having a product data management system, such as SOLIDWORKS PDM, is essential to business. We want to help ease some of the stress by providing you with five of our traits for a successful data management deployment.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

From Design To Production: 3 Tools A Manufacturing Engineer Needs

August 31, 2018

SOLIDWORKS makes it easy for engineers to design in 3D. But once the design is complete, we have to manufacture the parts, ensure they meet quality standards and assemble the product. Assembly fixtures and molds need to be designed, assembly guides have to be created for the manufacturing floor and parts have to be checked against the engineering drawings.

Client Stories, Omnify

Product Story: 6 River Systems Cuts Time and Costs with Implementation of Enterprise PLM System

August 30, 2018

This week's Product Story showcases 6 Rivers Systems and their use of Omnify Software Solutions.

6 Rivers Systems (6RS) is a warehouse robotics startup disrupting a billion dollar industry with a new approach to automation. Founded in 2015, the company has brought to market a turnkey solution built on proprietary collaborative mobile robots and cloud-based enterprise software. 

GrabCAD Print, FDM Technology, PolyJet Technology, Stratasys

What's New With GrabCAD Print: Version 1.20

August 28, 2018

In May 2016, Stratasys released GrabCad Print, a sophisticated 3D printing app that allows designers and engineers to prepare, schedule and monitor 3D printing jobs. Since its release, GrabCAD has continued to make exciting updates to this software; and we will be updating you every other month on its new features - July 2018 sees the launch of GrabCAD Print 1.20.

SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Motion: Solving Convergence Errors

August 27, 2018

Chances are that if you've been using SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis with assemblies long enough, you have come across the error of "Fails to Converge." Generally working with complex assemblies some adjustment to default SOLIDWORKS Motion settings will be required to properly converge your study. Here are a few tips and tricks that will resolve some of the difficulty you may have with setting up your kinematic or dynamic motion analysis. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

5 Reasons Surface Modeling Is A Needed Skill

August 24, 2018

Rather than viewing your SOLIDWORKS designs as a wireframe model you have the ability to view them as a solid-appearing object. This makes it possible for users to look at an object at specific angels with solid surfaces. But that's not the only reason why surface modeling is important. Read on to discover why we have surface modeling and the top five reasons it's a needed skill.