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3D Printing Education

Ask anyone in education what their top objectives are, and they’ll probably say it’s to enable students and faculty to achieve more, faster than what’s possible now, while saving money in the process. Ask what’s holding them back and you’ll probably find a diverse variety of obstacles in their day-to-day processes that hinder them in meeting those goals. Having the right tools is crucial to accomplishing learning objectives, developing in-demand skills for science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) fields, empowering innovation and building college and career readiness. Additive manufacturing, widely known as 3D printing, is one of those tools that has helped many educators, as well as businesses, health care providers and researchers improve how they teach, design, manufacture and research. While no tool is an all-in-one solution, 3D printing is a strong step in that direction, particularly in its most sophisticated forms. 3D printing makes it possible to…

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Linear Vs Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis Explained

For some designers, finite element analysis (FEA) can feel like a complicated venture. The truth is, if you know SOLIDWORKS, you already have the background to take advantage of simulation capabilities, and using Linear vs Nonlinear analyses. Both Linear Static and Nonlinear analyses provide limitless design insight; giving you the information you need to make data-driven decisions based on how your designs will react under real-world conditions. The trick is knowing when Linear Static will provide enough detail versus when to dive deeper into your design with Nonlinear analysis. Watch the demo video below to see Simulation expert Mike Sande cook up a food-inspired description of Linear vs Nonlinear analysis: Learn more about Linear vs Nonlinear Analysis Fill out the form below to access a white paper where you will learn about the differences between linear and nonlinear analysis and realize there are optimum times to use one type of…

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Using thermal resistance to model thermal condition of touching faces

If you have been using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional or Premium for your thermal analysis, you probably have asked yourself, what is the best way to model the thermal resistance condition between two touching faces? SOLIDWORKS allows you to specify resistance to touching faces to simulate imperfect thermal conduction between parts. In reality two parts coming in contact with each other will not have a perfect contact due to factors such as surface roughness and tolerances and therefore, there will be air pockets trapped between the part which will affect the overall thermal coefficient. Even if these effects are negligible, most of the time, the parts are bonded together with a thermal adhesive or thermal glue which has a different conductance coefficient that is not negligible. The effects of this middle layer, can be inserted into your model with defining a local contact set of “Thermal resistance”. The thermal resistance coefficient…

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Learn how to Future Proof your CAD System for the 2020s

Future proof product design

Learn the five technologies your CAD system must support to stay ahead of the curve in the 2020s. In today’s competitive landscape, companies must innovate to stay ahead of competitors and bring winning products to the market faster than ever. Fortunately there are many new technologies that have created opportunities to increase innovation; however, companies need the right design processes and tools in place to best take advantage of the latest technology. Download Tech-Clarity’s “How to Future-Proof Your Product Design” white paper to learn what five technologies your CAD system should support to best enable your company to be ready for the product development challenges that lie ahead. Download the paper to learn: The top five technologies top-performing companies plan to implement The software capabilities that can help manage increased design complexities How to maximize the effectiveness of your current engineering teams The software tools that can facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration As…

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Will 3D Printing Spare Parts Eliminate the Warehouse?

3D printing spare parts

Is 3D printing spare parts on demand a realistic business model? This white paper from Stratasys will look at the business drivers for adopting 3D printing and the applications for the technology. In this paper, we consider how 3D printing can be used to meet the spare parts needs of organisations across a wide range of industries and the challenges that the technology presents. Spare parts inventory can represent a significant portion of a company’s balance sheet but it’s something that nobody wants.  Spare parts are held as insurance, whether that’s against downtime for components on your production line or to provide ongoing support to your customers. Managing this inventory is challenging, ensuring that you have just the right amount of stock available when you need it. 3D printing has long been hailed as the holy grail of spare parts management. The idea is that you no longer need to…

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How SOLIDWORKS Integrated Design and Manufacturing will lower your costs

SOLIDWORKS Integrated Design

Taking an integrated approach to get your products from design to manufacturing is one of the simplest ways you can accelerate the product development process. In today’s competitive market with the need to produce products faster, with higher, more predictable quality and at lower costs, companies are looking to streamline their workflows. Providing all the tools in a single environment eliminates the time-consuming need for data to be translated between departments, which often results in errors and intelligence gaps. With SOLIDWORKS® Design-to-Manufacturing Solution, concept to final assembly work can now happen concurrently, in one seamlessly integrated and managed system. Download the Design-to-Manufacturing Guide to learn more and check out a quick demo of the complete solution below: This guide will unveil how adopting an integrated design and manufacturing solution enables concurrent engineering, which helps companies make the seamless transition from design to manufacturing. The guide is broken down into the following…

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How to use a Metal 3D Printer

The Desktop Metal Studio System is the world’s first affordable, office-friendly metal 3D printing system. Safe and simple to use, the Studio System was designed to bring metal 3D printing to the shop floor by allowing engineering and design teams to make metal parts faster, without the need for special facilities or dedicated operators. Watch this video to learn the steps involved in metal 3D printing with a Desktop Metal Studio System: Step 1: Design Your Part The first step is 3D modelling a part in Desktop Metal’s cloud-based software, providing control over the parts printed features such as orientation and support structures. Adjusting the part orientation and support structures can minimize print time and save material. It is always good practice to use custom settings for the best print.   Step 2: Print Your Part Next the Studio System is used to print the model using a process called Bound Metal Deposition (BMD), which is…

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Beware of using a Cheap 3D Printer for Professional Work

The Truth about using a Cheap 3D Printer for work and how to get it right the first time with a low cost professional desktop machine You’re ready to buy a desktop 3D printer to enhance your business. You’ve done your homework and the benefits are clear: freedom of design, faster prototyping and reduced time-to-market, to name a few. The question is, what printer is best for your organization’s needs? To get professional 3D printing results, you need professional tools. But most people think they can make do with a consumer/hobby 3D printer. They quickly find out, however, that a cheap 3D printer does not meet their expectations. Once upon a time, there wasn’t much choice. Most 3D printers were large and expensive, needed their own separate environment, and a highly trained operator. But that all changed once low-priced hobby printers catering to the “maker” movement entered the scene. These…

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