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Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining hundreds of additive manufacturing enthusiasts at the Dassault Systemes’ first-ever Additive Manufacturing Symposium in Chicago, which was part of the larger SCIENCE in the Age of Experience event being held May 15-18. The goal of the event was to bring the world’s leading experts and advocates of additive manufacturing (AM) together to share insights regarding the latest innovations, collaboratively address on-going industry challenges, and generate ideas
SOLIDWORKS Blog
9 days ago
Most product developers and engineers have gained a solid working knowledge of 3D printing over the years. Also known as additive manufacturing, the term covers a range of technologies, such as filament-based fused deposition modeling (FDM) that creates plastic prototypes, laser-curing processes that make parts from photopolymer resins, and powder-bed fusion machines that produce fully dense metal and plastic components. All offer great potential for cost reductions when prototyping.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
11 days ago
Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing has had a huge amount of hype in the last few years and in many cases has not lived up to expectation. This is because it is not a miracle manufacturing method for making anything and everything, but a different way of making things that has reached a maturity where for certain applications it is commercially viable. However, as with all manufacturing methods, design for manufacture is crucial. Understanding how that method works is key to that.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
29 days ago
This year’s SAE AERO Design West competition took place in the heart of the USA, nestled right in Fort Worth Texas. Students from all around the world and from different walks of life, filled the hotel lobby with propellers, DC motors, and aerodynamic fuselages, as they marched their planes in and out of the judges’ arena.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
1 month ago
3D Printing
Manufacturers
2 months ago
3D Printing
Manufacturers
2 months ago
It’s calm Sunday morning before #SWW17. But in a few hours, 1000’s of SOLIDWORKS customers, value added resellers and partners will be here. So too will come the researchers, educators, and students. If you are new to SOLIDWORKS WORLD, there is an education track just for you.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
3 months ago
We know him as Corporal Willy – Richard Williams, who is an engineer by passion and has dedicated his life to teaching in STEM education. From creating a bridge with fettuccine pasta and Elmer’s Wood Glue, to building a 9.25 ounces stool out of cardboard that went on to set a new world record that was tested at UNLV’s Labs, Richard makes science fun and exciting for children to pique their interests in engineering, architecture and other technologies. Besides being a SolidWorks instructor at
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
4 months ago
Erin Winick, Founder and CEO of Sci Chic, talked to SOLIDWORKS about her startup business, where she creates and sells 3D printed science and engineering inspired jewelry made of plastics and/or metals. Erin will be graduating this December from the University of Florida with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She has had 4 internships, namely – Bracken Engineering, Solar Turbines, John Deere and Keysight Technologies. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Erin always enjoyed fashion and science.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
6 months ago
CNC Machining, 3D Printing
Manufacturers
6 months ago
CNC Machining, Sheet Metal, 3D Printing
Manufacturers
7 months ago
Molding, Sheet Metal, 3D Printing
Manufacturers
9 months ago
CNC Machining, Sheet Metal, 3D Printing
Manufacturers
9 months ago
3D Printing
Manufacturers
9 months ago
3D Printing
Manufacturers
9 months ago
CNC Machining, Molding, 3D Printing
Manufacturers
9 months ago
3D Printing
Manufacturers
9 months ago
CNC Machining, Molding, Sheet Metal, 3D Printing
Manufacturers
9 months ago
My name is Colleen Gallagher and I am an Electrical Engineering Major entering my fourth year at Northeastern University. I am currently an intern on the SOLIDWORKS Education team and I have to say, my favorite part about this job is the 3D printing! This post is all about modeling and 3D printing various versions of an alligator pin using Sindoh’s 3DWOX.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 months ago
3D Printing
Manufacturers
10 months ago
My name is Colleen Gallagher and I am an Electrical Engineering Major entering my fourth year at Northeastern University. This post will discuss three different videos, produced by me, covering how to model and 3D print various items using a Makerbot Replicator. These items include an elephant phone holder, a personalized dog tag and a racecar.
SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog
10 months ago
CNC Machining, 3D Printing
Manufacturers
1 year ago
3D Printing
Manufacturers
1 year ago
CNC Machining, Sheet Metal, 3D Printing
Manufacturers
1 year ago