Motorcycle Madness: Revving Up for a Big Finish

The Solidworks Blog

With the reveal set for Saturday, June 8, the team is scrambling to finish up Ben’s motorcycle costume. Once final, hand painted details are finished up, the team will apply a clear coat to the finished parts.

BHDA Finishing Tips and Techniques: Support and Nub Removal

Shapeways Blog

Starting as a maker material, BHDA was recently released to all shoppers because of its amazing detail, finish, durability, and color. However, it is possible to finish the surface to a smooth clean finish with minimal effort. Final Finishing Tools. ≥ Final Finishing Step.

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Achieving a Phenomenal Finish with Metallization

3E Rapid Prototyping

Prototype or end-use part, a well-applied metallized finish can be the difference between a successful part and an unsuccessful one. The process opens up new doors for engineers making electrical and mechanical components.

Solderdoodle Cordless 3D Print Finishing Tool Launches on Kickstarter

Isaac Porras grew up in San Jose, California and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University. 3D Printing 3d print finishing 3d print finishing tool 3d printing tools Isaac Porras kickstarter SolderDoodle It was his experience in his father’s sheet metal shop that taught... View the entire article via our website.

The Race to the Additive Manufacturing Finish Line

The Solidworks Blog

Currently, there are a number of major players all competing to cross the additive manufacturing finish line and be deemed the top player of this $7.3 Twitter Facebook The post The Race to the Additive Manufacturing Finish Line appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

Photo Ready: Finished 3D Printed Models

Studio Fathom

IoT security startup elarm was conceived between old Naval engineering buddies, Danny Pickford and Adam Rea, who were excited about newly available security technology that was becoming accessible to individual … Read More.

RC Customization Series: Lap 4 – The Finish Line!

Shapeways Blog

Watch the video below to see the final steps needed to finish this beauty! Lap 2 – RC Engineering. While we were in the process of making this car, rumor has it that Alberto from AMPro Engineering has been working on a Version 3.0

How to Choose Injection Molding Surface Finishes and What are the Grades?

3D Printing Hub

Injection molded parts can have a variety of surface finishes. Plastic parts and parts made of other materials can be given various types of finishes for aesthetic or functional purposes. The choice of surface finish needs to be established very early in the design phase. Finish.

The Engineering of Paralympic Sports Technology

The Solidworks Blog

The Paralympics have become a fertile seedbed for engineering innovation. Engineering brains add brawn to wheelchair basketball. Fighter pilot engineers join wheelchair racing’s need for speed. of engineering services. The Paralympics: a hotbed of engineering innovation.

Introducing new metal finishes : Pink Gold, White Rhodium and Black Rhodium!


We’re launching three new precious metal finishes: pink gold, white rhodium and black rhodium! A while ago, we launched our brass and silver materials with different finishes. You previously had the choice between a rough and a mirror polished finishes.

Reverse Engineering using an Artec 3D Scanner with SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Discover the power of reverse engineering using an Artec 3D Scanner and SOLIDWORKS ! From fashion to medicine, art to aerospace, users in all sectors have discovered how to take advantage of applications like these: Reverse engineering. 3D Scanning Artec 3D Scanner Reverse Engineering

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Land vs. Sea: Kitesurf Boards with 3D Printed Parts Race a Honda Civic to the Finish

3D Printing Industry

As a part of the world’s first extreme sports engineering design course at the University of Wales, TSD Swansea, a team of designers was challenged to reconceptualize a kitesurfing board to beat out the University’s hybrid Honda Civic in a race across the Bristol Channel.

What engineers wanted to know about additive manufacturing in 2017

Leslie's Blog

e-Stage for Metal delivers significant time savings compared to manual support generation, including support design (up to 90%), support removal (up to 50%) and part finishing (up to 20%). The engineers at HP Inc.’s It’s the end of 2017. Retrospection is in vogue at this time.

Industrial Equipment Design From Start to Finish in Five Easy Steps with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS can help engineers and machine designers streamline the development of industrial equipment as they go through each step of the design-to-manufacturing process shown below.

SOLIDWORKS Women in Engineering Series: Michelle Sherman

The Solidworks Blog

All in the family: It’s no surprise that Michelle is doing exceptionally well as a Mechanical Engineering student, as both her Father and Grand Dad have worked as Engineers. Because the school had offered engineering I got excited about it” Michelle recalls.

Gig ‘Em 2: The Summer’s Most Exciting Entrepreneurial Engineer

The Solidworks Blog

Last year, our Community and User Advocacy Manager, Rachel York, interviewed a mechanical engineering entrepreneur from Texas A&M University, who used SOLIDWORKS to help create his own business.

J750: Interview With A Senior Sales Engineer

Purple Platypus

As the world’s only full color multi-material high resolution 3D printer, the J750 gives users the opportunity to create prototypes that look, feel, and operate like finished products. Meet our Senior Sales Engineer, Mark Dewey.

What’s The Recipe For A Great Engineer?

The Solidworks Blog

Great marketers know how to capture the imagination, but what’s the recipe for a great engineer? If you are considering a career in engineering, here are some of the skills you should hone up on and personality traits you should polish. A completer-finisher.

Expert Engineering & 3D Printing


Service bureaus can do the same and also offer expertise across multiple additive and conventional technologies, manufacturing controls adhering to international standards and finishing services that deliver pristine, cosmetic parts.

Celebrating Canadian women in engineering and manufacturing [Part 1]

Javelin Tech Tips

Mechanical design skills + love of motorsports = a race car engineer driven to succeed. This post is the first in a series that will recognize some of the women we know in design, engineering, tech, and manufacturing. According to Engineers Canada, women account for only 12.8%

From Start to Finish, We’ve Got Product Development Covered at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

The Solidworks Blog

Simulation – Ask and answer important, complex engineering questions throughout the design process. SOLIDWORKS offers integrated and easy-to-use solutions for designing and developing innovative products.

DriveWorks Women in Engineering Day 2016

The Solidworks Blog

To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day 2016, DriveWorks have been finding out more about some of the inspirational women in our industry. Training Manager & Applications Engineer at Computer Aided Products Inc. Involvement in Engineering. Involvement in Engineering.

Chain Reaction Cycles Races to the Finish Line with 3D Printed Trophies for the Tour of Britain


As a title sponsor Chain Reaction Cycles presented the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey, awarded to the most consistent finisher who had accumulated the most points at the end of each stage.

Made in America – Surface Finishes (IL)

Design 2 Part News

Lapping, polishing, grinding, machining – Surface Finishes a Cabot Microelectronics company. Surface Finishes, Inc. Since 1949, Surface Finishes has pioneered the creation and application of industry-leading precision fabrication technology.

3D printable open source liquid fuel rocket engine

DIY 3D Printing

Graham Sortino from New Jersey developed and tested 3d printed rocket liquid fuel engine. The engine is controlled by Arduino Uno! The price is very low: 3d printed igniter costs some $60, the injector $80 and the rocket engine $260, for a total of just $400.

Oerlikon and Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces Collaborate to Accelerate Industrialization of AM Parts

Additive Manufacturing

Formnext, Frankfurt am Main, Germany – November 22, 2019 – Oerlikon AM , the additive manufacturing unit of global technology group Oerlikon , and Hirtenberger Engineered Services have entered into a strategic alliance to further industrialize series production and prototyped parts.

PostProcess Achieves Milestones for Automated Surface Finishing of Complex Additive Manufactured Metal Parts

Additive Manufacturing

PostProcess Technologies has successfully delivered excellent surface finish standards and replicable results to an exacting requirement for complex metal parts with its automated Hybrid DECI Duo solution. Ioannis Hatziprokopiou, Mechanical Engineer.

SOLIDWORKS Women in Engineering Series: Jennifer Saucier-Sawyer

The Solidworks Blog

One of the things we usually ask the Women in Engineering that we feature each month is “Have you had any mentors or role models in your education or career”? Jenny’s advice for any young students who want to pursue a career in Engineering is to stick it out.

University Team Races to the Finish Line with 3D Printed Automotive Components

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Engineering is Art: Q&A with Artist and Engineer Shane McKenna

The Solidworks Blog

Shane McKenna has more than 30 years of experience in mechanical engineering, manufacturing, and product design. I recently had the opportunity to connect with McKenna to discuss his passion for design, engineering, art, and, of course, SOLIDWORKS.

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3D Printing News Briefs: June 27, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with a couple of stories from the recent Paris Air Show: TUSAS Engine Industries has invested in GE Additive technology, and ARMOR. View the entire article via our website.

Hirtenberger’s Hirtisation Technology Brings Speed and Automation to Post-Processing

3D Printing Metal 3D Printing 3d print finishing automated post-processing Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces HirtisationAs 3D printers become more advanced and capable of handling actual series production, there are still challenges that arise, and one of those is the necessity of post-processing. Removing supports. View the entire article via our website.

Engineers Rejoice: Nylon 3D Printing for CubePro

3D Systems

Engineers Rejoice: Nylon 3D Printing for CubePro Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 14:14 We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Nylon as a core material for the CubePro desktop 3D printer.

GE Reports-These Engineers 3D Printed a Mini Jet Engine, Then Took it to 33,000 RPM

Additive Manufacturing

Consider it a jet engine for the Oompa-Loompas. GE engineers working on the future of aircraft manufacturing recently showed off some of their capabilities. They made a simple 3D-printed mini jet engine that roared at 33,000 rotations per minute ( see video ). By Michael Keller.

What’s The Recipe For A Great Engineer?

The Solidworks Blog

Great marketers know how to capture the imagination, but what’s the recipe for a great engineer? If you are considering a career in engineering, here are some of the skills you should hone up on and personality traits you should polish. A completer-finisher.

Formlabs at SWW18: New Engineering Materials, SLS 3D Printing, and the Future of Production

The Solidworks Blog

Formlabs kicked off the new year with the introduction of two new engineering resins, Grey Pro and Rigid , and this year will bring the Fuse 1 selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer into the world. Get to Know Formlabs’ Latest Engineering Materials.

Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 2 – 2D Drawings

Javelin Tech Tips

Previously on Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical I discussed my project to design and build a new home theater. The finished 2D Design. The post Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 2 – 2D Drawings appeared first on The Javelin Blog.

GE Jet Engines Will Power the Next Air Force One

Additive Manufacturing

Air Force has announced that Boeing’s next-generation 747-8 passenger jet, powered by GE engines , will replace the existing version of presidential plane popularly known as Air Force One. Image credit: Dave Subelack Top: A GEnx-1B engine at the Dubai Airshow. Future U.S.

DriveWorks Women in Engineering Day 2016

The Solidworks Blog

To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day 2016, DriveWorks have been finding out more about some of the inspirational women in our industry. Training Manager & Applications Engineer at Computer Aided Products Inc. Involvement in Engineering. Involvement in Engineering.

Some of the world’s leading architects, designers and engineers will be revealing the future of 3D

3D Printing Industry

Is it possible to use advanced additive manufacturing to finish the construction of the Sagrada Família? Applications architect engineer FutureCould you build a house on the moon with.

3D Printing a Small-Block V8 Engine | PART 1

Javelin Tech Tips

GM’s LS3 Engine is part of the company’s vast family of small-block V8’s. I’ve always wanted a V8 engine, but rather than spending over $7000 for one, I figured I’d 3D print one. These next few blogs will be a part-by-part account of the entire project from start to finish. However, I knew that modelling an engine assembly from scratch was going to take an unreasonable amount of time. 3D Printed LS3 Engine, courtesy of Eric Harrell.

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The Engineer Of 2045

Design 2 Part News

Through 12 years or more of school, students learn about engineering and design. What new skills will engineers need to develop in the next 30 years? The truth is that no one knows what products engineers will be creating, or what tools they will be using in 2045.

PostProcess Expands 3D Post-Printing Offering with New FORTI™ Support Removal Solution

Additive Manufacturing

The FORTI addresses the growing market demand for a software-driven finishing solution between PostProcess’ desktop-sized CENTI ™ solution and production scale DEMI ™ solution.