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Streamlining Industrial Design with an Industrial 3D Printer

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by: Angelle Erickson Thursday, July 18, 2019
Industrial designers are challenged with designing the most effective and efficiently manufactured products and need robust hardware that can support their goals. For the fastest and most realistic prototypes, designers and manufacturers should leverage the power of additive manufacturing through 3D printers designed s...
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Improve Communication and Boost Productivity with Circuit Board Design Software

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by: Christa Prokos Monday, July 15, 2019
Circuit board design is a complex process requiring the expertise of both mechanical and electrical engineers, and everything from your initial circuit layout to mechanical/electrical integration can quickly become frustrating and time-consuming. By working between two teams (often with multiple design iterations), it ...
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Everything You Need to Know About 3D Printing Jobs

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by: Angelle Erickson Thursday, July 11, 2019
As industry 4.0 continues, the need for workers who can design and develop smart products and other technologies will only continue to grow. The demand for skills in 3D printing was on the rise globally as far back as 2014, and we can only expect that trend to continue. Current and future designers and engineers concer...
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Calumet CopperBots Recap 2019 FIRST Robotics Season

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by: Lowell Torola Monday, July 8, 2019
Tucked away in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan lies the small town of Calumet. As the most northern-placed FIRST Robotics team in Michigan, the Calumet Copperbots (FRC team 2586) have had to overcome some geographical challenges throughout the years and strive to make their team successful. With the support of their...
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The Holster Project: Design to Manufacturing Series (Part 4)

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by: James Reeher Tuesday, July 2, 2019
If you’ve been following along with our Design to Manufacturing Series, then you know that we’re on a mission to create a fully functional headset and cellphone stand. To do this, our Application Engineers are utilizing the entire suite of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software as well as additive manufacturing technologies in...
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Creating a new Thread Profile in SOLIDWORKS

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by: Cami L. Florence Sunday, June 30, 2019
SOLIDWORKS users have been able to enjoy the ease of making threads ever since the release of Thread Profiles in SOLIDWORKS 2017. There are several pre-made types and sizes of thread profiles available, including Die, Tap, and Bottle Threads, as well as multiple different sizes available in each selection. However, the...
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3D Printing Best Practices: TPU Material (Part 2)

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by: Ryan Henigan Thursday, June 27, 2019
The newly released TPU 92A material from Stratasys for their F123 series 3D printers is a great addition to the FDM family of materials. TPU material is an elastomer, meaning it lets your produce flexible and elastic parts - opening new doors for prototyping with FDM technology. TPU is best suited for applications such...
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Mastering the SOLIDWORKS Basics with SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training

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by: Rachael Buhl Tuesday, June 25, 2019
With more than 240,000 organizations using SOLIDWORKS worldwide, SOLIDWORKS adoption continues to rise, and many companies are beginning to use or switch to some form of SOLIDWORKS software — and with it, demand for current or future employees who know their SOLIDWORKS basics. Fortunately, SOLIDWORKS training cour...
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Using SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks

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by: Daniel Sok Friday, June 21, 2019
Whether you’re working in a fast moving job shop or tinkering with prototypes and one-offs, SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks provide powerful tools for the manufacturing world. It all starts with SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard, a free add-in that provides a unique CAM solution to anyone currently on Subscription Service. (Not on...
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Beginner’s Guide to Using SOLIDWORKS PDM

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by: Lindsay Early Monday, June 17, 2019
SOLIDWORKS PDM is a comprehensive Product Data Management solution housed inside of Windows Explorer. In part one of this two-part blog series, we answered “what is PDM?” and explored the SOLIDWORKS PDM interface including the preview tab, data card tab, PDM Workflows, and more. This blog will focus on the core fun...
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Design Automation and DriveWorks

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by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Designers, engineers, and manufacturers know that reducing time to market is crucial. In order to beat out competitors, companies must be able to quickly and efficiently create a quality product without incurring additional expenses...but multiple design iterations and troubleshooting can eat into a project’s budget ...
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Best Practices for Using TPU 3D Printing Material (Part 1)

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by: Gerald Matarazzo Wednesday, June 5, 2019
In November 2018, Stratasys announced a new breakthrough TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer) material for their F123 Series FDM line of 3D printers. TPU92A is a Fused Deposition Modeling material with a 92 shore value and prints in 0.010”. TPU 3D printing material is excellent for applications like tubing, duc...
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