We have recently seen the release of several new additive manufacturing technologies from Stratasys that are going to have a major impact on both the R&D and manufacturing world. There are 3D printers for every step of the production cycle – from design to prototype, tooling and molding, assembly jigs and test fixtures, to even end-use production. Over the past few years, 3D printing has quickly evolved from being strictly a tool for rapid prototyping into a legitimate option for mass production. No single technology is the best for all steps of the manufacturing process but every industrial-grade additive technology excels at something. While the technologies have been advancing leaps and bounds, it’s taken much longer for the software that controls these machines to keep up.
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January 18, 2022
November 17, 2021
The engineering work we do for our clients is challenging, exciting and fulfilling. The projects we tackle come from a variety of industries, and even though the team is highly experienced in our focused areas – mechanical design, scanning, simulation, etc., we often find ourselves facing specific applications that are highly specialized and often new. It’s never “Groundhog Day”, and that’s both exciting and cautioning. With engineering projects so unique, we need some serious tools to help communicate with, and understand, our clients needs.
November 8, 2021
This is not going to be an article that explains the traditional “Internet of Things” and gives examples of how just about anything and everything made these days is potentially connected to other devices and systems over the internet. We’re going to assume you’re familiar with the addition of sensors, software and technology to physical objects (the “things” in IoT) to facilitate the seamless communication of data. It’s essentially already ubiquitous at this point, right? Everything from household appliances to baby monitors and even things like deodorant is connected to the cloud. We're going to talk about why that matters.
October 25, 2021
Over the last 10-15 years, perhaps no other emerging technology has gotten as much buzz as additive manufacturing (AM). Its initial, over-simplified, name is 3D printing and is known and understood at some level by people as early as grade school. Its rapid maturity (no pun intended), however, has placed it firmly at the leading edge of Industry 4.0 and is an important consideration for any business. In this article, we’ll forgo the usual explanations of the different technologies and how they work. We have a wealth of existing content to cover that, and it’s easily accessible through our past blogs, videos, and webinars. Instead, we will share exactly why you should consider this 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.
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.
As one of the largest SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys Resellers in the nation, TriMech strives to offer the best engineering software and hardware solutions possible to our clients. While we offer an incredible range of 3D CAD software, 3D scanners, 3D printers, data management solutions, inspection tools, engineering services, staffing services, and much more, we’ve also focused our attention on the growth of our Rapid Prototyping Service Center. This massive new facility has been designed with the consumer in mind; our combination of top of the line equipment and experienced engineers and technicians on staff make TriMech the one-stop-shop for all of your rapid prototyping needs.
February 24, 2021
Carbon fiber materials and carbon-reinforced polymers can replace metal for lighter, more ergonomic tooling. Add to that the power of additive manufacturing to print the part, rather than machine it, and you can significantly reduce both your part weight and tooling lead time. In this article, we are going to review the differences in printable carbon fiber materials and the machines capable of printing them to understand how the 3D printing industry has created approachable solutions for just about every level of production.
December 22, 2020
It is a scientifically proven fact that playing with toys can improve your mood, so this holiday season I decided to play with the 3D printing “toys” I am lucky enough to have access to here at TriMech! A few years ago I was able to create some incredible Snowman Holiday Snow Globe Ornaments in full color plus clear (and they still adorn our Christmas Tree’s and desks at TriMech this time of year). Since then, Stratasys has added an incredible new machine to its lineup, as well as a wonderful new material, so I felt that this would be a great time to revisit that design and see what these advancements are capable of.