SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Electrical Design

    Managing Heat in Modern Electronic Devices (Part 1)

    February 4, 2019

    “We have decided to halt production and sales of the [Modern Electronic Device] in order to consider our consumers’ safety first and foremost.”-Samsung.

    After making this statement, Samsung was forced to recall 2.5 million devices already shipped or in consumers' hands. That is a position no company wants to be in, but the reality is that more and more companies, in order to compete, must keep up with the technological advances. Businesses and consumers are demanding more from the electronic devices they purchase.

    In this two-part video series, we’ll demonstrate how simple validation tests can ensure your design is handling the thermal load properly and if not, how to make the necessary changes to dissipate heat and avoid critical temperatures, field failures and thermal runaway. 

    Simulation, 3D CAD, Technical Communication

    5 Reasons to Use The Cloud For 3D CAD

    January 30, 2019

    When I saw an article request come across for the top five reasons to use the cloud for 3D CAD, I snagged it before it could be distributed. This is something that has always fascinated me and I’m often wondering why the design world, the world in which I live, has been so slow to adopt it. I use Netsuite, Office 365, Gmail, Amazon, Netflix, Pokémon Go and Fortnite almost daily but anytime I want to design, I’m sitting behind my laptop working locally. Here are my personal top five, of many, reasons to move the design to the cloud.

    Simulation, solidThinking

    What More You Can Do With Altair Inspire Form

    January 17, 2019

    We introduced you to Altair Inspire Form and walked you through some of the steps of what you can do with the software in a previous blog. But, surprise! That's not all it's capable of! Find out how to load, prepare and set up models to perform formability, flatten and fit blank and nest blank tests.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Flow Simulation

    Faster Results with Boundary Conditions

    January 7, 2019

    Symmetry and periodic boundary conditions in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation are used to reduce the size of the flow problem, thereby reducing analysis run time. Although these two computational domain boundary conditions are set up by editing the default computational domain, they both are very different.

    Simulation, solidThinking

    What You Can Do With Altair Inspire Cast

    December 20, 2018

    Companies are always looking for new ways to increase their pace, getting their product to the market faster, without wasting precious resources all while keeping the high-quality customer expectations. With the help of Altair Inspire Cast, you and your company can make smarter, more informed decisions in the manufacturing process, saving you both time and money.

    Simulation, solidThinking

    What You Can Do With Altair Inspire Form

    December 5, 2018

    If your CAD designs are going to be stamped in the long run, you need Altair Inspire Form. Discover how your physical designs can deal with force before production, and avoid a broken or wrongly dented physical prototype.

    Simulation, solidThinking

    What You Can Do With Altair Inspire Extrude Metal

    November 28, 2018

    Knowing how your design will react as it withstands use is important. However, if you are able to discover a negative reaction or behavior before you go to production you can make the needed adjustments and save your company lots of time and money. When dealing with metal designs, Altair Inspire Extrude Metal is the simulation tool you need.

    Simulation, solidThinking

    What You Can Do With Altair Inspire Extrude Polymer

    November 21, 2018

    One simple way to save time, money and resources when 3D printing anything is to first run a simulation on your designs. There are many different simulation tools that have the ability to do this, such as Altair Inspire Extrude Polymer, when you want to run a polymer extrude simulation. 

    Simulation, solidThinking

    What's New With Altair Inspire Cast

    October 24, 2018

    A name isn't the only thing that's new in Altair Inspire Cast (formerly Click2Cast). When they changed the name they packed in a lot of updates that will help you make better informed decisions about your cast before it hits the manufacturing stage.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Flow Simulation

    Heat Transfer and Thermal Analysis: When to Use FEA vs. CFD

    October 8, 2018

    Engineers often need to answer questions regarding heat transfer in their designs. As with many other things, the specific task or question being asked will determine what tool to use to get the best result. Here we look at answering the question of when to use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) vs. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in heat transfer problems.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Client Stories

    Client Story: Moving Part Validation from a Global Team to a Local One

    August 23, 2018

    TriMech is fortunate to work with clients from Maine to Florida and out to Arkansas, offering a range of engineering solutions. This week's client story showcases parts validation in the Nuclear Industry and the use of SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Make Your Own Solution, Flow Simulation

    Designing and 3D Printing a Kayak with SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys – Part 2 of 5

    July 24, 2018

    Yesterday, we released the first video blog of our five-part series showcasing our process of designing and 3D printing a skin-on-frame kayak. We theorized that with SOLIDWORKS solutions, designing and testing a skin-on-frame kayak would be much faster and cheaper than building physical prototypes. This allows us to ultimately 3D print and build a full-size kayak, with relative ease, to test on open waters. In the first video segment, we completed the initial design in SOLIDWORKS, allowing us to move on to testing, which is part two of the series.