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Getting the Most out of PDM for Project Management

by: Christa Prokos Monday, August 13, 2018
Developing products can be complicated. Turnaround is tight and unexpected delays always seem to happen at the worst moment. Managers need to adapt to problems as they arise, encourage collaboration, and keep the development on track - all while keeping costs low. Product data management (PDM) software was developed to...
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SOLIDWORKS Designs: Fully Functional Drink Dispenser

by: Madison Bryce Friday, August 10, 2018
In order to produce high-quality products, designers, engineers, and inventors must have a strategy for a productive design process. There is a myriad of individual methods involved in a personal design process, all employing the use of specialized tools. Today’s technology has wholly revolutionized the design proces...
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How to Change Material in SOLIDWORKS: Customized and Standard

by: Toby Schnaars Friday, August 10, 2018
Welcome back to my how-to blog series, where I’ve been discussing common questions from new SOLIDWORKS users. In my first blog, I showed how to make a screw in SOLIDWORKS, in my second blog we took that same model and I demonstrated some tips and tricks while making a helix, and in my third blog, I showed how to make...
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3D Printing Uses in Business: How Are Top Companies Taking Advantage of 3D Printing Technology?

by: Lisa Hannon Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Since American engineer, Charles Hull invented the first 3D printer in 1983, the use of 3D printing technology has skyrocketed. Early in its development, additive manufacturing was hailed as a medical solution, and though there have been challenges, scientists are continuing to prototype 3D-printed organs. The Ev...
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Optimize Your Designs While Cutting Costs with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tools

by: Nathan Sneller Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Whether you’re a small or large business owner, an engineer, designer, or laborer there are processes you can adapt to make your job easier. If you have a stake in your business, a reduction in parts could cut your raw material and labor costs and if your company offers a bonus for cost reduction, the reward can be p...
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Always Have A Complete Packing List with SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go

by: Heather Dawe Monday, August 6, 2018
Whenever I travel with my computer, I always create a list of items I’ll need (computer, screen, charger, mouse, etc.) However, it never fails that once I get to my location that I realize I forgot the connecting cord or the widget that goes with my wireless mouse. If you’ve found yourself in similar situations the...
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How to Make Threads in SOLIDWORKS: Basic and Custom

by: Toby Schnaars Friday, August 3, 2018
Welcome back to part three of my “how-to” blog series. In part one of this series I showed how to make a screw in SOLIDWORKS, and in part two I showed how to make a helix in SOLIDWORKS. In today’s blog, we’re going to take a look at how to make threads in SOLIDWORKS. The good news is that ever since the release...
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Passionate Makers and Speakers Attend Maker Faire Detroit

by: Angelle Erickson Thursday, August 2, 2018
Maker Faire Detroit wrapped up its weekend-long festival on July 29th at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Thousands of people gathered for an event that is “part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new” according to their website. For over 10 years, Maker Faire has been inspiring...
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Fisher Unitech Announces Channel Partnership with Nano Dimensions

by: Angelle Erickson Wednesday, August 1, 2018
On July 30th, 2018 Fisher Unitech announced their channel partnership with Nano Dimension. Nano Dimension is a leading additive electronics provider that is disrupting, reshaping, and defining the future of how cognitive connected products are made. With unique 3D printing technologies, partnering with Nano Dimension ...
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How to Get a SOLIDWORKS Free Trial

by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, July 31, 2018
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software offers a tremendous amount of solutions for all aspects of the design process. Jumping into a new CAD software or determining which CAD software is a perfect pick for you or your business can seem like a daunting task. To make the process easier, you can now get a SOLIDWORKS free trial of SOL...
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How to Make a Helix in SOLIDWORKS

by: Toby Schnaars Friday, July 27, 2018
Welcome back to my “how-to” blog series. In this blog, I demonstrate how to make a helix in SOLIDWORKS. One of the most common applications for making a helix is in order to cut threads onto a model - and that’s exactly what I’m going to cover today. In my last blog, I demonstrated how to make a screw in SOLIDW...
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Women in Engineering: Taking a Step to Bridge the Gap

by: Madison Bryce Thursday, July 26, 2018
When you hear the word “engineer” who do you imagine first? Chances are a woman is not the first person to pop into your head. That’s because the engineering profession is the field where women are underrepresented the most. The education and research movement to include women in the engineering workforce has imp...
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