SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication, Applications, CAM, MBD, CAMWorks

    Concept to Completion with SOLIDWORKS Manufacturing Tools

    June 7, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS is not just a CAD application. The integrated add-ins and supporting applications make it a complete engineering solution. I recently took advantage of these tools to complete a project that has been at the back of my mind for some time. It was a great opportunity to show how to use the SOLIDWORKS integrated platform from design all the way through the manufacturing and post-manufacturing process.  

    Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, Applications, Industry News, 3D Printing Materials, Automotive

    Using 3D Printing in Motorsports for the Checkered Flag

    May 24, 2019

    TriMech’s solution partner, Stratasys, has recently signed an agreement with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Don Schumacher Racing. This agreement allows the automotive teams to leverage the Fortus and F123 series of 3D printers as part of their additive manufacturing process to stay ahead of the competition by accelerating component prototyping, proof-of-concept and finished ultralight usable components

    Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, MakerBot, Applications, 3D Printing Materials

    Top 3 Ways to Smooth PLA Parts

    July 17, 2018

    Anyone who has compared traditional FDM (sometimes called Fused Filament Fabrication) to other 3D printing technologies, such as PolyJet, SLA and SLS, has definitely thought at one time or another, “This technology is both inexpensive to print and strong, but I really wish it had better resolution.” In this blog, we explore how to make FDM look as good as other technologies while remaining inexpensive and not impacting overall strength. We’ve printed a horde of Easter Island Moai to play around with the top three ways to smooth PLA parts.

    3D Printing, Applications

    How to Finish a 3D Printed Part to Look Like a Production Part

    October 4, 2017

    Painting and finishing can transform your 3D printed parts to be more aesthetically pleasing, giving them appearance of production parts. Prototypes, concept models and end-use parts can all be finished to presentation-quality in a matter of hours. Our blog outlines how to finish a 3D printed part to look like a production part in four main steps: 1) Preparation, 2) Sanding, 3) Priming and 4) Painting.

    3D Printing, Applications

    Engineer's Guide to Mold Tooling

    July 3, 2017

    Depending on your manufacturing sector, you likely use a variety of applications from tooling to jigs and fixtures to production parts. In this blog, we cover three of those tooling applications, specifically highlighting injection molding/blow molding, metal hydroforming/thermoforming and carbon fiber layups/soluble cores.

    PolyJet Technology, Applications

    3D Injection Molding Streamlined

    June 15, 2017

    If you have not heard about the term 3DIM or 3D injection molds, it has been around for several years. Originally, this started with prototype injection molds out of aluminum and served the purpose of pre-phase or beta versions and functional testing for the R&D process. While this process was faster than using traditional P21 tooling, it still required a large investment of time and money to get a simple tool. Thanks to 3DIM and Stratasys PolyJet 3D printers, we now have a more streamlined process.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Training, Applications, Education

    SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids: Introducing 3D Design to the Next Generation

    May 19, 2017

    More college graduates are well-versed in SOLIDWORKS than any other CAD system. SOLIDWORKS continues to lead the charge with a presence in a multitude of high schools and even some middle schools. Students are learning the skills necessary to lead the future of design.

    But what about the younger generations? Their creativity seems to know no bounds. So what can we do to introduce them to 3D design and allow that creativity to flourish?

    Applications, Visualize Features and Tips, Q&A with TriMech

    Q&A Chris Mowatt: Featuring Visualize

    May 17, 2017

    Our QA blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and CAD technology. This month’s QA features Chris Mowatt and Visualize.

    3D Printing, Applications, Q&A with TriMech

    Q&A Tommy DuPuy: Featuring 3D Printing Applications

    May 11, 2017

    Our Q&A blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and SOLIDWORKS CAD technology. This month’s Q&A features Tommy DuPuy and 3D Printing Applications.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, Applications

    How to Use Acetone in Post-Processing: Vapor Smoothing FDM Parts

    May 9, 2017

    If you have an FDM 3D printer, you might have heard about vapor smoothing parts. For those who have not seen it yet, you're in luck! Because in this blog we discuss how to use acetone in post-processing and use vapor smoothing on FDM parts.

    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.

    Simulation, Applications

    Click2Cast: What You Need to Know

    September 20, 2016

    Having a difficult time staying up-to-date on the fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology? TriMech can help you stay ahead of competition and meet consumers’ needs by distinguishing what engineering resources will be most useful and valuable to your company.