Engineering Hires With the economy picking up in the Gulf Coast region as well as in other parts of the country, we’ve received many questions from companies that use SOLIDWORKS, wanting to know how to find and hire the right engineers and designers to feed their growing demand. SOLIDWORKS, like any other tool, is only as good as the person using it. So, how do you know the engineer standing in front of you, resume in hand, is the right person to maximize the return on your SOLIDWORKS investment
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2 months ago
Model-Based Definition (MBD) is a journey. Defining product and manufacturing information (PMI) on 3D models rather than 2D drawings is just a start. After that, it’s vital to serve the downstream processes such as inspection, fabrication, and suppliers, in an organized, consumable and actionable fashion. Regardless of MBD or 2D drawings, the functional purpose is to communicate.
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2 months ago
Designers, suppliers and manufacturers use the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace to fulfill orders for new business. Want to join the party? Then join the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Whether you are seeking bids on your latest design or offering to produce it, you need to know how to connect with new vendors and customers on the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
While 3D printers have been around for over 30 years, the reality of using a printer for manufacturing purposes at a reasonable price has only recently been available. 3D printers ascended to prominence largely on the backs of desktop machines, while printers capable of producing parts that would survive the factory floor were exorbitantly expensive. This created a false but lasting perception in the industry: you could either get cheap 3D printers to make trinkets and toys or million-dollar
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3 months ago
Today’s products are designed and manufactured with the help of large groups of interconnected people from various disciplines and companies. These stakeholders all play important roles in product development and their ability to collaborate efficiently with their counterparts is becoming increasingly critical. Engineering often serves as the hub of design collaboration. No one designs in a vacuum Despite the increasing demand for more design collaboration, there’s a surprising amount of
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3 months ago
Though the Asia-Pacific region is home to over half of the world's population, it hosts less than a quarter of its medical technology market. These findings, noted by McKinsey's MedTech in Asia report, showcase both the challenges facing the life sciences in Asia-Pacific and the opportunities for growth. Many nations in the region are exploring options to further advance innovation in their biotechnology sectors. What activity is expected in Asia-Pacific, and what role will 3D design software
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1 year ago
3D printing is an enticing and exciting industry to be a part of in 2016, but are you prepared to embrace it? Maybe you're the head of an organisation that sees the value a high-quality 3D printer can bring to your manufacturing or prototyping team. Perhaps you're a young entrepreneur, about to maximise on 3D printing technology and want to design the future consumer products of our society. Despite its success in prototyping, 3D printing is still very much the new kid on the block.
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2 years ago
Once regarded as a dream of science fiction, cinema and fantasy, virtual reality is becoming an increasingly common part of our lives. The general public is slowly adopting the technology in their homes, using VR for interactive entertainment and design applications. In the larger world of design, however, VR is poised to accelerate the market for CAD beyond 2020 – with the military and defence sectors set for extraordinary development. Virtual design takes to the sky A study by
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2 years ago
In 1975, freshly graduated from university, Dr. Kenneth Woodhead began work as a restorative dental surgeon, setting up his own practice in the United Kingdom. Dr. Woodhead now has over 40 years of cosmetic and restorative dental experience – working in both private and public service in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. He spoke exclusively to Dassault Systemes about how CAD technology such as SOLIDWORKS revolutionised the dental industry. iframe.twitter-tweet.twitter-tweet-rendered{
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2 years ago
Project managers have a range of considerations to manage when designing new buildings or renovating existing constructions. While the final aesthetics and planned expenditure are usually two of the most significant concerns, environmental sustainability is beginning to have even more of an influence, with some projects created entirely around this school of thought. These features are expected to become even more of a concern in the coming years as the world’s population rises and living
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3 years ago
Technology has changed myriad sectors over the last few years. Strings of complex code have replaced hammer and nail, with more people’s careers dictated by how handy they are not with tools, but computers. Naturally, the world of engineering and design has been at the cutting edge. After all, 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) environments are the place where a plethora of concepts are first dreamt up.
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3 years ago
A good idea will often be held by one person and developed and designed accordingly. Even those within big corporations may find themselves working in a team of one. While there are certainly merits in letting an individual imagination run free, true design innovation is more easily unlocked through collaboration. However, what if there’s no one like minded in the same company, or even in a similar place geographically?
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3 years ago
Nearly all designers have boundaries within which they have to work. Whether it’s a specification from a client, or even the cost fallout of using more hard-to-find materials, the difference between concept and finalised product will occasionally be vast. Digging a little deeper, one set of archetypes that simply cannot be worked around is the laws of physics. Particularly, friction.
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3 years ago
Modern air travel is now so streamlined that even when traversing the longest distances, it’s little more than a minor inconvenience. Naturally, this has created huge demand from consumers, which airlines are more than happy to meet. Of course, they require the help of aerospace manufacturers when it comes to ensuring that the huge inflation in passenger numbers is met with enough aircraft to carry them. However, when you Commercial aircraft designs have remained relatively uniform. consider the
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3 years ago
Bespoke products are traditionally the most costly for both consumers and manufacturers. For the latter, the tooling costs and man hours that have to be poured into a one-off project mean the final price to the customer can ultimately become bloated. However, more people than ever before are looking to person alise everything from electronics to clothing. The burden falls on manufacturers to find ways to offer increased levels of customisation, while keeping overall costs for all stakeholders
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3 years ago
Efficiency is a crucial consideration for any industry, but perhaps none more so than the oil and gas sector. With environmental concerns, energy demands and technology developments creating a more complex business landscape, manufacturing and production in this industry is more challenging than ever before. Oil and gas business barriers According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), these are complex times for exploration and production companies in the oil and gas industry. Weathering several
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3 years ago
Asia Pacific's industrial machinery sector is the backbone to many other industries. From mining to manufacturing, businesses of all shapes and sizes rely on high-quality equipment, tools and plant to support their processes. For this reason, enterprises must understand the process through which industrial machinery is created and delivered to consumers. An overview of this supply line enables those employed directly in the sector to visualise their importance in the grand scheme of things in
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3 years ago
Robotics are an increasingly popular investment in manufacturing sectors, as business owners and product developers look for ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs and streamline assembly processes. As technology develops and become more affordable, reliable and accessible for the average manufacturing business, robotics are a natural area for investment to grow. This trend is supported by a number of recent studies into manufacturing processes and the technology that improves operations. The
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3 years ago
The largest proposed solar farm in Australia, and possibly the world, has been granted planning approval in Queensland, leading to potential increases in demand and innovation across the renewable energies industry. Solar Choice has been working on the initial stages of the proposed Bulli Creek Solar Farm for the past 18 months. On February 9, the company received approval from the Toowoomba Regional Council for a expansion of more than 2 gigawatts over the next eight years. This means the farm
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3 years ago
Malaysia's medical device manufacturing industry is likely to experience significant growth in activity and demand over the next 10 years, according to Frost & Sullivan (F&S). Published on January 26, the F&S 2015 Predictions for the Healthcare Industry in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) report revealed that total expenditure on healthcare in Malaysia should increase to more than US$20 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 11 per cent in the next five years.
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3 years ago
As a manufacturer, you are most likely used to dealing with tangible raw materials and creating solid objects with a physical impact on the world around you. But what about when the structures you build are not products, machinery and tools, and are instead comprised of data and ideas? A business is a complex idea that requires executives to establish a network of important decisions, plans and strategies to keep production moving. These organisational frameworks are typically supported by
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3 years ago
The automotive manufacturing industry is a major player in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Within this region, Thailand is considered an important hub of activity. Many local and international firms have invested large sums across various manufacturing sectors in Thailand, with gains expected in automotive production and assembly in 2015. Current forecasts put Thailand on track to produce 3 million vehicles locally each year by 2017, with many multinational automotive
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3 years ago
The commercial aerospace industry has risen to record heights as global airline manufacturer Boeing reveals its market report for 2014. Published on January 6, the Boeing figures show the company delivered more than 720 commercial planes over 12 months, breaking the previous record set in 2013. The enterprise also reported more than 1,432 new orders – worth over US$232 billion. This exceeds the all-time high of 1,423 set in 2007.
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3 years ago
The manufacturing industry in Vietnam capped off 2014 with strong results, leading to optimism from sector stakeholders regarding performance in the New Year. After final improvements in activity and output were recorded last month, manufacturing in Vietnam is now at its strongest since April 2014, according to the latest figures from Markit Economics. The Purchasing Manager's Index increased by 0.6 points in December, to reach 52.7. This is the highest result in around eight months and shows
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3 years ago