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!

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.

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Using SOLIDWORKS for Plant Layout Design

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Plant Layout design is a breeze! Reposition models easily by un-snapping and re-snapping to new locations according to design needs. Take a look at the SOLIDWORKS 2017 demonstration video below to learn more: Plant Design Layouts.

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.

ORLAS CREATOR Wins Red Dot Award for High Quality Design

Additive Manufacturing

With ORLAS CREATOR, OR LASER has created an outstanding design that the expert committee for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 has recognised with the internationally sought-after seal of quality. They have recognised that good design and economic success go hand in hand.

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.

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.

Top 10 design tips for direct metal laser sintering

Leslie's Blog

Each additive manufacturing technology has a number of best design practices to take advantage of that technology’s capabilities. Here are top design practices for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). A design should meet two goals: –Reduce the number of components.

F123 Story // Complex Designs, Fast

Studio Fathom

At the Center for Advanced Design (CAD), a product development firm in Minnesota, a team of design engineers specialize in creating complex surface geometry for the plastics industry.

5th Grader Designs His 3D Printed Arm

Studio Fathom

FATHOM Design and Engineering Teams Help Fifth Grader Create Custom Prosthetic for Kayaking, Swimming, and Horseback Riding KIDmob is a mobile, kid-oriented design firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. blog 3dprinting design KIDmob prosthetic

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?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Design Automation

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Design Automation caters to various types of user experience. As the system design increases in complexity, users can then leverage automation features available within the software. Most designers find themselves manually creating reports or BOM for their designs.

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.

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?

Four Key Factors for a Balanced Design


Across the broad spectrum of additive manufacturing technologies, there are key factors to consider when designing for 3D printing. Below are the details of these key factors to properly execute your design: 1. The Balance of Design.

‘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.

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.

Innovative Child Safety Product design with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

Javelin Tech Tips

Javelin customer Inertia Engineering + Design, Inc. (IE+D) IE+D) is a leading supplier of fast-tracked, streamlined product design and engineering services to the medical, defense, and consumer product industries. Child Safety Product Handle Design.

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?

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

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.

How SOLIDWORKS is Helping LA Design

The Solidworks Blog

Just ask LA Design. With an award shelf straining at the hinges and an enviously varied client base, it’s safe to say it has earned its’ design stripes. LA Design uses SOLIDWORKS to bring their wonderful ideas to life. Who are LA Design? A design for life.

Designing a High-Tech Product?

The Solidworks Blog

As designers, we are creating new electronic devices, but there is always a part (and often a large part) of the design that is not electronic. Most new high-tech devices use a combination of electronic and physical designs. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Design mechanical design

Generative Design // FATHOM Awards

Studio Fathom

The post Generative Design // FATHOM Awards appeared first on FATHOM // 3D Printer Sales, Advanced Prototype Fabrication, Bridge-To-Production Low Volume Manufacturing. blog 3d printing additive manufacturing generative design multi-material sls

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?

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.

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.

Polish students design eco-friendly 3D printed shoes & customization app


Two design students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw have designed and crafted a line of customizable 3D printed shoes.

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.

Is There Anything This Designer CAN’T Make?

Shapeways Blog

Fashion has always been a rich breeding ground for design innovation, and 3D printing has ushered in new ways of creating for designers from every discipline. Rarely, however, do we see a single designer whose work spans fashion, industrial design, miniatures, and much more.

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?

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.

Javelin is Exhibiting at Design Engineering Expo [DEX] 2017

Javelin Tech Tips

Javelin is exhibiting at the Design Engineering Expo [DEX] in three locations across Canada this year. Design Solutions for OEMs. Javelin Technologies – Design Engineering Expo. Javelin is more than just a reseller of 3D design technology.

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?

Best Practices for Medical Device Design

The Solidworks Blog

When it comes to the development of medical designs, the stakes really are that high. Conduct user analysis to develop a comprehensive list of design specifications. SOLIDWORKS compliance medical device medical device design medical device design best practices

Designer Spotlight: Gabriel Prero

Shapeways Blog

My name is Gabriel Prero, and I’m an Industrial Designer based in Chicago. And I design cufflinks. What’s the story behind your designs? As a designer, I’m a stickler for detail, and am particularly technical. How did you learn how to design in 3D?

Designer Spotlight: Tomer Emmar

Shapeways Blog

This week we are featuring Tomer Emmar, designer behind the unique shop fortyseven. With a design focus around androgynous bespoke silver jewelry, the shop features beautiful jewelry that can be enjoyed by everyone! My name is Tomer and I am a multidisciplinary industrial designer.