3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

How To Recover From Loss of Extrusion in Your 3D Printer

April 28, 2017

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Make Your Own Solution, Flow Simulation

Make Your Own Solution: Exploring The Boundaries of Simulation with a DIY Meat Smoker

April 28, 2017

Barbecue season is right around the corner! So, for this week's Make Your Own Solution, I am using SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to design a meat smoker out of a cardboard box and a broken crock pot.

SOLIDWORKS, Visualize Features and Tips

Extract Part in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

April 26, 2017

When working with 3D models in SOLIDWORKS Visualize, there are many ways to control and modify parts. Working with parts can consist of using symmetry, controlling vectors and even using a special feature to split models and parts. In this blog, I want to talk about a particularly useful feature I discovered while playing inside SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional called "Extract Part".

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Training, Industry News, Education

High School Student Earns CSWE Certification

April 25, 2017

There are less than 3,000 Certified SOLIDWORKS Experts (CSWEs) in the world, and one of them is a high school student. Two weeks ago, Tim Ackaway, student at Braden River High School, passed the CSWE, and this is his journey.

3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, Applications

What to Know About Composite Tooling with FDM Technology

April 25, 2017

Stratasys 3D printers support a wide range of additive manufacturing applications. PolyJet and FDM technology offer game-changing solutions from rapid prototyping to manufacturing tools and production parts to finishing processes. This blog provides an overview of popular 3D printing applications and what to know about composite tooling with FDM technology.

3D Printing, MakerBot

MakerBot Print Software

April 25, 2017

You got a MakerBot, but now what? Before your 3D printer can understand and successfully print a part file, it needs a software to orient your part relative to the build tray, break the object down into layers and prepare a toolpath for the printing head to follow. In this blog, we dive into what MakerBot Print software is and why such slicing softwares are so important to your print.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM, Technical Support FAQ Series

Working Concurrently on SOLIDWORKS Files

April 24, 2017

In a fast-paced engineering environment, it is common for multiple users to need to edit parts, assemblies and drawings at the same time. With these tech support tips, you can stop battling coworkers for write access and start working concurrently on SOLIDWORKS files.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM, Technical Support FAQ Series

Pack & Go Inside of SOLIDWORKS PDM "Copy Tree"

April 21, 2017

Did you know that SOLIDWORKS PDM has a similar functionality to SOLIDWORKS Pack & Go? It is called “Copy Tree”. In this blog, we outline what Copy Tree does, how it is different than Pack & Go and other features it has.

3D CAD, 3D Printing, Events and Webinars, TriMech News

TriMech Kids Day: Engineering for All Ages

April 20, 2017

Last week, we hosted our first-ever TriMech Kids Day event for all children of TriMech employees. And let me tell you, it was a BLAST!

3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS): Infinite Build 3D Demonstrator

April 19, 2017

In part 1 of our two-part International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) blog, we explored the Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator introduced at last year's event. But the multi-axis additive manufacturing robot wasn't the only technology that took crowds by storm. In part 2 of our blog series, we dive into the Infinite Build 3D Demonstrator and what this system has to offer the manufacturing technology industry.

SOLIDWORKS, TriMech Tech Support

How to Correct a Blank SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

April 18, 2017

Are you trying to install SOLIDWORKS but keep running into blocked installation files? In this blog, we touch on the problem you are likely facing and the steps to resolve it.

3D CAD

“Design Automation is a Game Changer” – Steiner Technologies on DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS

April 18, 2017

Design Automation Software: What It Does and Why It’s a Game-Changer for Manufacturers