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August 10, 2021
Designing your product to operate at the right temperature can be crucial to its success. Whether you’re creating goods for the consumer market, military applications, industrial machinery, transportation, medical – you name it – the ability of your product to maintain desired temperatures can make or break a product…and your reputation.
How do you make sure your product can meet its temperature expectations? How do you manage excessive heat in lighting and electronics? How do you design vehicle HVAC systems to keep their occupants comfortable? How do you make sure that your equipment won’t overheat and fail on the plant floor or in the field?
The road to the future is paved with Industry. As you take steps towards the future of your business, you’ll need to first recognize the foundation at your feet is Industry 4.0. We previously discussed "What is Industry 4.0 and Why Should You Care?" and today we're going to expand on that answer by taking a closer look at one of the key tenets of industry transformation: cloud computing technology.
June 29, 2021
It has been an eventful year so far for the TriMech RP Services team. Six months ago we outgrew our longtime printing facility and now we’re established at our new location in Connecticut and fully operational! We keep up with the advancements in new technologies that come out regularly including several new materials and machines released from Stratasys the past few months (with more coming out later this year).
Additionally, TriMech and another industry leader, Javelin Technologies of Canada have come together as one team. All of these changes are exciting TriMech, as well as the industry as a whole, but what I'm really excited to talk about are the changes to our Rapid Prototyping Services department and how we are making these technologies more accessible to new and existing customers.
There comes a point in time where a business, company, or even an entire industry realizes they have the choice to either drive change or get left behind. Industry marches to an ever-faster beat where merely blinking your eyes might miss an entire revolution. Did you blink? We’re already well into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the next waiting in the wings. In today’s world, you have to think past tomorrow. So where are we now, how did we get here, and where are we going?
June 16, 2021
SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation tools are extremely powerful and often overlooked. In this series, we are working hard to help you see the value of using these tools. In our last installment, we learned that by using blocks we can make layout sketches for machine design that can contain sub-structures for faster performance, effective change control and motion.
Up to now, we have only considered sketching in a single plane. In this post, we will look at how a single 3D sketch can play host to any number of 2D sub-sketches. This gives you the power of 3D linkages whenever you need it and the ease of 2D control for the rest of your motion elements.
May 17, 2021
SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation tools are, to a surprising degree, under-implemented and I’m on a mission to change that. In our last installment, we explained why the use of Sketches is a sound foundation for starting a machine design project, and why the use of Sketch Blocks helps bring structure, best performance, and especially motion to your sketch.
In this article, we explore blocks in a bit more detail. We will cover some special sketch relations that apply only to blocks specifically to allow you to capture common motion elements of machine design.
April 21, 2021
Every SOLIDWORKS user has the power to leverage motions synthesis and simulations tools. In this article, we’re going to prove it by covering functions that are available in every license level of SOLIDWORKS, as well as every version, going all the way back to 2007.
We are going to start by taking a closer look at part sketches, which is the easiest and fastest way to synthesize a desired motion in SOLIDWORKS. You can do planar, 2D mechanism design in a single SOLIDWORKS part file, and within a single sketch. We can then use blocks in the sketch to group lines. Lines grouped into a block gain positional independence, and so then serve as the parts and sub-assemblies of your machine. All of these layers of power build upon a strong understanding of how the SOLIDWORKS dynamic constraint solver works in a sketch.
April 13, 2021
It would be impossible to overstate the degree to which the COVID pandemic has challenged our norms. Although not talked about as frequently, it is painfully obvious that it has affected the entrepreneur communities as well. In response, many early-stage businesses have reacted quickly with new sanitation procedures, PPE production and other countless significant influences in areas that benefit society.
TriMech has the honor of working with many organizations that move society forward. In this article we are going to distill that experience into what we feel are the top five benefits for members of the entrepreneur community when they choose the right engineering services partner.