Importance of Design for AM

Wohlers Talk

Lasertech, a metal additive manufacturing (AM) company in northern Sweden, asked me to design something that showcased metal AM, so I chose a small still. I designed the barrels of the still to measure 117 x 58 mm (4.6 The design resulted in no support structures whatsoever.

Design Refinement in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

The Solidworks Blog

But designs may require more detail to fully convey design intent and ensure manufacturability. In this post, we will see how SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer takes your concepts to the next level. Using SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer you can free-hand sketch right on the model!

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Celebrating Innovative Design

3D Perspectives

Our Vice President, Design Experience Anne Asensio recently had the honor of being the first woman to serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 30 th annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition. What is unique about EyesOn Design?

Intelligent 3D Curtain Wall Design

3D Perspectives

Tweet: Intelligent 3D Curtain Wall Design | @Desktop_Eng @3DSAEC #3DEXPERIENCE [link]. In other words, engineers push the envelope in design, making things bigger or lighter until they fail and then seeking out what went wrong. Façade Design for Fabrication Industry Solution Experience.

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Designer Portrait: How Industrial Designer Elise Luttik Uses 3D Printing for Interior Design Objects


Industrial Designer Elise Luttik from Amsterdam, founder of design studio eli5e , creates stunning interior design objects, product designs, and furniture. With her design studio eli5e, she turned her dream into reality and is now working as a full-time product designer.

Intelligent 3D Façade Templated Design

3D Perspectives

If you think back to your first days in a design office, in a new industry, fresh from college, you’ll remember that there was always a designer who’d been there many years. taking a templated approach to design. Click to Tweet: With templates, #AEC designers can.

Improving Concept Design

Tech Clarity

Improving Concept Design: Innovating at the Front End to Drive Revenue Opportunities examines the importance of the concept phase. The post Improving Concept Design appeared first on Tech-Clarity.

Collaborative, Efficient Design Processes with “Civil Design for Fabrication”

3D Perspectives

Civil Design for Fabrication does just that: Click here to view the embedded video. Click to Tweet: Collaborative and Efficient Design. Processes with “Civil Design for Fabrication” [VIDEO]. Flexible Design Change. Design for Fabrication.

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Connect Design to Machining— Once Difficult, Now Easy

Could you imagine the design and manufacturing team work in a connected, collaborate environment? Be on the same page as the design goes through design changes, and you would not have to worry when CNC toolpaths need updates?

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Can You Identify the Best Design?

The Solidworks Blog

So, which is the best design? The only difference between the three designs are the angled support members at 30°, 45°, and 60° to the vertical uprights. Here is the comparison of results between the three designs using plain carbon steel as the material.

2015 SOLIDWORKS Designer Challenge


So you think you've designed some pretty neat stuff? SOLIDWORKS Ultimate Designer Challenge. This year at our C2D Foxwood event we are running our 2015 SOLIDWORKS Designer Challenge. Just create a short video that explains and shows what you've designed.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

The Solidworks Blog

As I meet new and experienced simulation users, the more I realize that the difference between a designer and an analyst is that the analyst knows the complexity of the analysis problem at hand, and they can describe the physics and analysis procedures required to solve it.

Top 20: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing (2017 Update)


Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. The results: the 20 most popular 3D design programs.

Fogg Filler Designs Complex Machines with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

With less time spent on the day-to-day tasks, you can focus more on inventing new technologies and creating better designs. According to Fogg Filler Owner, Ben Fogg, “We believed that SOLIDWORKS represented the best available design solution.”

Design for AM

Rapid Prototyping News UK

Is it true that engineers can simply transpose their designs based on extractive manufacturing for use in Additive Manufacturing? The answer to both these questions is that in order for engineers to get the best out of AM their component or product needs to be designed with AM in mind.

Design Next-Generation Products


First we addressed the Discover stage ; now we move in to our key services for Design. In the Design stage, companies have compiled their concepts and are crafting their 2D and 3D models. Designing Next-Generation Products. Design Solutions. Design Made Easier.

Is Your Design Solution Running You Ragged?

The Solidworks Blog

Global research has shown that many electrical designers and engineers are using old technology to draw their projects. In many cases, common systems used in design today have their origins in the 1980s or early 90s. How do you know that your designs are functionally correct?

‘Inverse Kinematics’ – Mechanisms That Design Themselves

The Solidworks Blog

It seems that there is an unspoken rule in product development that the later the design change, the bigger the headache. And when the design change involves altering a mechanical linkage, then it is very common for the mechanism to no longer behave as before.

Designer Spotlight: Mani Zamani

Shapeways Blog

I am Mani Zamani a digital artist, product and toy designer. What’s the story behind your designs? How did you learn how to design in 3D? Via social medias and design blogs, and of course you guys are important. Who are your favorite designers or artists?

AEC and the Future of Design

3D Perspectives

DESIGN IN THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE ™ is happening April 4-5, 2017 in Milan. This gathering of members of the global design community is an exciting opportunity to exchange best practices and explore industry trends. Trends in Design. Design is Tribes. AEC Design Hackathon.

Retro designed 3d printer in post-WW2 table saw frame

DIY 3D Printing

I LOVE the design of this 3d printer made by Chad Bridgewater ! This custom combines modern technology and vintage design as he developed his 3d printer based on a frame of old p ost-WWII Craftsman table saw. art design engraver new diy 3d printer retro USA

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Designer Spotlight: Gavin Bain of Celtic3d

Shapeways Blog

Today we’re highlighting Gavin Bain of Celtic3d , a designer who creates gorgeous keychains inspired by the deep traditional heritage of Scotland. Most of Gavin’s designs are customizable, reflecting his (and our!) What’s the story behind your designs?

Aztech Scenic Design: Taking 3D Printing To The Limit

3D Printing for Beginners

To prove our point, we will show you the amazing works of a US-based company called Aztec Scenic Designs. Aztec is comprised of a team of designers, fabricators and artists, all from various backgrounds. The designs on the media ceiling are actually quite complex.

Designer Spotlight: Daniel Kamp of

Shapeways Blog

The entrepreneur and experimental designer Daniel Kamp does it all. His design expertise stretches from lighting to jewelry to furniture. With his passion for modern manufacturing methods, he turned to Shapeways to produce his designs. Most people call me an industrial designer.

Behind the Designs with Matthijs Kok

3D Systems

Behind the Designs with Matthijs Kok Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 09:00 Matthijs Kok is a product design student in his final year of study at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. We snagged a few minutes with Matthijs to get some more insights on his design process.

Moving Industrial Design In House

The Solidworks Blog

While Pellenc used 60 licenses of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation for product development, most of the cosmetic and ergonomic design was outsourced. Moving the industrial design work in house would also allow the company to more easily innovative and respond to market needs.

Designer Spotlight: Tim Eyes

Shapeways Blog

This week we’re excited to highlight Tim Eyes, designer behind fabMOL. What’s the story behind your designs? There are some amazing functional designs in molecular biology but it is invisible to us down there at the atomic scale. How did you learn how to design in 3D?

Skateboard Design Challenge Winners


The winners of the Solid Concepts Skateboard Design Challenge are Brian Hamilton, Sebastian Ayau and Tas Oszkay. Thanks to all who participated; it was a tough competition against many evocative and engaging designs. Which design was your favorite?

3D Printed Enclosures : Learn the Basic Design Guidelines


The post 3D Printed Enclosures : Learn the Basic Design Guidelines appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. Tutorials design guidelines enclosure tutorialCreating electronic products involves a lot of effort b […].

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

The Solidworks Blog

Communication between the part designer and mold designer is crucial to keep the tool design and build on schedule. See picture below showing the new design methods using SOLIDWORKS. This information can be found at the earliest stages of design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Unveiling the SOLIDWORKS Path to the Future of Design

The Solidworks Blog

At SOLIDWORKS our mission continues to be to provide our customers with the tools they need to make great design happen. The nature of mechanical design is going decidedly in the direction of integrated mechatronics and connected products.

Building the Future: Space Station Crew 3-D Prints First Student-Designed Tool in Space

3D Printer

In 2014, Hillan set out to design a tool that could be used aboard the ISS as part of the Future Engineers Space Tool design competition. After the new manufacturing facility was installed on the station in March, NASA uploaded Hillan’s design to be printed.

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SOLIDWORKS 2018: How Great Designs Get Built

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS 2018 is an exciting release that has been designed to address customer needs, including: New innovations to address the flexibility, changing, and evolving nature of product design. SOLIDWORKS is the best design tool to enable the design of connected things.

What is Design Analysis?

Javelin Tech Tips

In its simplest terms, design analysis is a powerful software technology for simulating physical behavior on the computer. These are the types of questions for which design analysis provides accurate answers. Design Analysis. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Software for Design Analysis.

Top 25: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing


Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. Creating a printable design is the first step in the 3D printing process.

Freeform Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design

The Solidworks Blog

Conceptual design of stylized products often starts with hand sketches, and may involve several disconnected software applications for sketching, surface modeling, and sharing the concepts with others. They need our help designing a new body for this electric carving knife.

Designer Spotlight: Rich Brungard

Shapeways Blog

What’s the story behind your designs? Print quality is extremely important to modelers, and because my designs are small scale (primarily 1:87) wall thickness, and details must be accurate in order to look good, and function well. How did you learn how to design in 3D?