Simulation, 3D CAD

Zen and the Art of SOLIDWORKS Bike Wheel Simulation

December 8, 2017

New England is a great place to go mountain biking. Besides the amazing scenery, the fresh air and the seemingly endless supply of technical trails to ride, it’s also the only place where you can get away from the notorious New England traffic jams. Typically, when I mountain bike I don’t shy away from roots, big rocks or drops, resulting in some real stress on my bike.

Rapid Prototyping Services, 3D Printing

Keys to Successful Rapid Prototyping

December 7, 2017

Successful rapid prototyping could be the difference between beating your competition to market or heading back to the drawing board. Lucky for you, one of our Application Engineers, Tommy DuPuy, shared some of his tips for successful rapid prototyping.

Engineering Services

The Benefits of Outsourcing Engineering Services

December 5, 2017

Many of our clients spend a lot of time and money on SOLIDWORKS training to ensure their engineers are delivering accurate designs in a timely manner. However, special projects and bandwidth can compromise even your best engineer’s ability to work efficiently. When you don’t have the internal expertise, time, manpower or technology required to complete a project, it’s time to consider outsourcing your engineering and design services.

PDM

Set Revision within Product Data Managment

December 1, 2017

Ever questioned what the “Set Revision” function inside of your vault view under ModifySet Revision actually does within Product Data Management (PDM)? Well, this article will serve as a guide and show  you how you can set up "Set Revision" introduced to PDM Professional and Standard in 2016.  

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Events and Webinars, DriveWorks

Dream of Design Automation? Introducing DriveWorks

November 28, 2017

Do you find yourself creating essentially the same product over and over again? Could your products be defined by a uniform set of rules?

If you've ever dreamt of automating your repetitive design tasks in SOLIDWORKS, then DriveWorks might be the perfect solution for you.

FDM Technology, Aerospace Industry, 3D Printing Materials

Aerospace and 3D Printing with ULTEM

November 28, 2017

The aerospace industry is fast moving. Once one challenge gets solved, the market has already changed and moved onto a new trend. This means expensive and time-consuming tooling and production aren't an efficient option. To remain competitive, the aerospace industry leans on additive manufacturing, especially 3D printing with ULTEM materials. Find out why in this blog.

3D Printing

Five Gifts to Print on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

November 24, 2017

Tis the season! Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the holidays will be here before you know it. We want to help you get a jump start on your shopping, without fighting crowds on Black Friday and without spending your lunch break on the computer trying to snatch up Cyber Monday deals. We complied a list of our top five 3D printed gifts we're giving this season, complete with instructions and downloadable .stl files. Happy printing! 

Rapid Prototyping Services

Offshoring, Insourcing or Outsourcing RP Services: Which Is Best?

November 22, 2017

When it comes to completing an engineering or design project, it can be difficult to decide on the best and most efficient approach to take. The decision to offshore, insource or outsource Rapid Prototyping Services should be determined on a project-by-project basis and by the resources available to your team. Below, we take a look at each route and discuss advantages and disadvantages of offshoring, outsourcing or insourcing.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

7 Enhancements I'm Thankful For in SOLIDWORKS 2018

November 21, 2017

During the holiday season we naturally find ourselves reflecting on the past year and appreciating the things that have affected our lives in a positive way. Over the last two months, I’ve spent a lot of time learning about the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018. Read on as I pay tribute to seven enhancements I am most thankful for this year.

3D CAD

Utilizing Color in SOLIDWORKS 3D Design

November 21, 2017

Did you know that you can carry over the colors 
from  your 3D part or  assembly model onto  your detail drawings without having to use a shaded view?  This is a great way to help distinguish between components in assemblies, especially in 2D views and large assemblies where things are 

Rapid Prototyping Services, PolyJet Technology, TriMech News

Q&A Rich Annino: Featuring RP Services for PolyJet Parts

November 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 Rich Annino and RP Services for PolyJet parts.

Rapid Prototyping Services, TriMech News

Q&A Will Lewellyn: Featuring FDM Rapid Prototyping Services

November 16, 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 Will Lewellyn and RP Services for FDM parts.