One of the new things you may notice in SOLIDWORKS 2015 3D CAD software is that your files open faster. Before I dig too deeply into this, I’m going to back up for a second and put an asterisk next to my last statement. * Once your files have been converted to SOLIDWORKS 2015, they will open faster.Read More
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While 3D printing is impacting a wide range of industries, it’s manufacturing that is currently seeing the most dramatic results. In fact, the numbers we see for time savings in prototyping are simply amazing.
Recently, consumer goods giant Unilever’s Italian division shared real-world statistics, including a 40% savings in prototype part lead times, thanks to adding Stratasys 3D printing technologies to their manufacturing processes.Read More
When you hear of end-use parts and 3D printing, typically it’s in the context of futuristic predictions describing custom consumer goods rolling off giant assembly lines a decade or more in the future. Simply put, it is assumed that 3D printing is either too slow, too expensive or the material quality isn’t good enough today.
Here’s a video that proves otherwise: Normal is shipping out custom 3D printed earphones from their factory and store in New York. Watch Normal CEO Nikki Kaufman describe how she specifically wanted the Stratasys Fortus 250mc 3D printer, with the material choice of ABS plastic in seven colors, for her vision of manufacturing the perfect earbud.Read More
One of the top applications for 3D printing is rapid prototyping. With the ability to iterate designs in hours instead of days or weeks, drastic cuts in development time are very possible across all kinds of manufacturing.Read More
One of the largest consumptions of time for engineers and designers is the need to recreate and redesign the same or similar parts and designs that already exist inside their company's legacy data assets. Taking the time to search for them is even more time-consuming.Read More
So, you have a plastic part and you keep seeing small black marks on the surface. Is it burning? Is the plastic too thin somehow in that one area? No, you have figured out that it is due to an air trap dieseling.
What are the steps you need to take to correct the mold?Read More
I was enjoying perusing SOLIDWORKS' blog page this morning when I unexpectedly spotted CADD Edge mentioned in their post from yesterday. Mike Fearon, their Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, quickly summarizes the amazing number and quality of sessions SOLIDWORKS World in February will offer, then turns his attention to one session in particular. He writes, "Today we’re going to preview a #SWW15 session from David Bazinet titled, 'In-Context Sheet Metal for Everyone.' That’s right, not just for some of you. For all of you."
3D printing molds for injection molding applications can cut the prototyping process to “days instead of weeks.” That’s not just us talking, but customers who have put the unique PolyJet technology into practice.
Watch their stories below. Looking for more information? Download the free white paper on PolyJet for injection molding or speak with us directly.
One of the most exciting emerging applications for 3D printers is creating prototype molds for injection molded parts. The video below introduces a 3D material, using patented PolyJet technology from Stratasys, that's well-suited to withstand the rigors of prototyping with an injection molding press. This clearly demonstrates a real use of 3D printed parts for injection molding and what can truly be done in practical applications.Read More
What makes commercial 3D printing or additive manufacturing better for designers, engineers or manufacturing? It’s a question we often hear, and one of the key answers is a discussion about the 3D printing materials—both in looks and in performance. A great material to discuss at the moment is a new one from Stratasys for their Fortus FDM 3D printers: ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate).
But rather than just tell you about ASA's appearance and performance, we want to show you! So today we are announcing a new long-term CADD Edge test program to perform a real-world evaluation of ASA.Read More