The Case for FEA Simulations Early in New Product Development

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Visitech: Making Cricket Safer with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

Visitech stepped up to the crease and knocked the challenge for six – with a little help from SOLIDWORKS Simulation… Say hello to Alan Meeks, product designer extraordinaire. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

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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.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Email Notifications for Completed Studies

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 now includes the ability to automatically send notification emails to track the status of your studies. The email setup can be found under Simulation > Options > System Options tab > Email Notification settings.

Keep On (Monster) Truckin’: Speeding Towards the Finish Line

The Solidworks Blog

The way you design something in a 3D simulation doesn’t necessary reflect how it will come out in real life, where gravity exists, and the team could only add so many T-pipes and crossbars for stability. Rob, Albert, and Sal in the mini-Max-D.

Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line


Fresh off the machine, a 3D printed part can look like a nearly finished product. Depending on your requirements, the natural surface finish of an additive manufactured part may or may not meet your needs. Finishes for Every Product Stage.

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 offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

Endur simulated Polypropylene commercial 3d printing material by Stratasys

DIY 3D Printing

Endur is an advanced simulated polypropylene material for PolyJet technology commercial 3D Printers. It is durable and flexible with both high impact resistance and elongation at break, resulting in tough parts with great surface finish.

Find the Maximum Stress on Specific Areas with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

After your SOLIDWORKS Simulation has finished solving, you can now review the Stress plot to see the overall stresses in the model and narrow down the problematic high stress regions. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Maximum Overall Stress. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Chart Options.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Locate Singularities by Detecting Hot Spots

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 helps to locate singularities by adding a Stress Hot Spot Diagnostics tool. Here is an overview of how to use the new SOLIDWORKS Simulation Stress Hot Spots tool: Running Stress Hot Spot Diagnostics. Stress singularities are inherent in all FEA calculations.

Senses and Sensibility: Putting the Consumer at the Center of Simulation and Design

3D Perspectives

Computer modeling and simulation have risen to this challenge with powerful software, high-performance hardware, and ease-of-use tools that enable design engineers to create products and services that are more consumer-centric.

30 Minutes to Smarter Design Decisions with SOLIDWORKS Simulation


In the past 20 years, I have worked in manufacturing, product design and as a consultant/applications engineer for several simulation software companies. Finally, we will describe Fisher Unitech’s broad array of services that can help you get the most from SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

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

The Solidworks Blog

Our solutions include 3D CAD and simulation, electrical design and schematics, communications, collaboration and data management. Simulation – Ask and answer important, complex engineering questions throughout the design process.

5 Basic Steps for Making a Functional Prototype

Modern Tech

It allows for testing, hands-on fit and finish testing and the ability to make design iterations on the fly before the final product is made. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 3D CAD Rapid Prototyping 3D Printing Stratasys

3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2017

Happy Friday! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Metalysis joins an international alloy technology partnership and CRP USA is exhibiting its WINDFORM 3D printing. View the entire article via our website.

Sneak Peek: 15 Features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Incremental Simulation Results

The Solidworks Blog

Viewing incremental results while solving non-linear analysis now makes it easy to review the progress of your simulation study. You can also immediately take action if changes are needed without waiting for the simulation results to complete.

Ambix Injects Precision into Plastic Parts with Integrated Mold-filling Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

Since then it has delivered start-to-finish solutions to a diverse range of clients. As demand for Ambix’s expertise in plastics and moldmaking increased, the company recognized the need to invest in injection-mold-filling simulation software.

Volkswagen Saves Time with 3D Printed Components During Production of Electric Race Car

3D printing is used often nowadays to help race cars make it over the finish line – preferably in first place and breaking records to boot. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D printed automotive components 3D printed race car components 3D printed racecar components 3D printed racing components 3d printing automotive racing applications 3d printing simulation software ANSYS colorado electric car motorsports prototypes record Volkswagen

Fireworks from Lawrence Livermore as lab publishes latest metal 3D printing insights

3D Printing Industry

The study has succeeded in recording images of the molten metal pool inside such machines, identifying the cause of the “spatter” effect that creates imperfections in a finished metal part. Khairallah simulation Sonny LyLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have released a report on the behaviour of metal particles inside powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D printers.

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Is CAD in the cloud helpful or painful?

It includes Simulation tools to get you instant design feedback. And, full 3D CAM that will let you generate the NC code to make your finished product. It is a tool created to be helpful getting design and manufacturing to a finished product — It is the future of making things —It fits. Design and Manufacturing Fusion 360 Autodesk CAD CAM CNC Design Engineering Manufacturing SimulationIs new software technology helpful or painful?

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Design and Manufacturing just got Easier, Faster and Smarter

The Solidworks Blog

More powerful simulation capabilities. With SOLIDWORKS 2019 you get more power and speed to tackle the most complex problems, and the depth of functionality to finish critical detail work.

Red Bull Soapbox Team Uses SOLIDWORKS to Quench its Need for Speed

The Solidworks Blog

But first the team did their homework by studying the previous year’s event in which many of the teams did not finish because they crashed at the course’s jumps. This should allow is to keep the craft more level at jumps, thus improving our chances of finishing the race.”.

How to Replace Metal with Thermoplastics

The Solidworks Blog

Nowadays, 96 cavities are not uncommon at all with the secondary process eliminated altogether, reducing part cost and overheard costs for a finished product. Essentially the design and plastics injection mold simulation is done in the same integrated environment.

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SOLIDWORKS World Partner Pavilion Preview Part III

The Solidworks Blog

Here are four companies you can meet in person and talk 3D Printing, CAM, Security, and Simulation. BobCAD-CAM is a standalone CAD-CAM product that allows you to design 2D and 3D CAD models, create 2-5 axis toolpath, simulate, and output g-code.

SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2015-2016 – The Innovation Revolution

The Solidworks Blog

Based on SOLIDWORKS Premium 2015 and the SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 Portfolio, educators and students have access to the latest in SOLIDWORKS technology and enhancements from our SOLIDWORKS community. SOLIDWORKS also includes hundreds of enhancements and tutorials to its Simulation portfolio.

How can I be more efficient with my Structure Design & Validation Process?

The Solidworks Blog

Therefore, the job required approximately 12 hours to finish. So, I used the following workflow: SOLIDWORKS Simulation Integrated Workflow. Analysis made in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, structural analysis tool (FEA) fully embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 General Session Recap: Day Three

The Solidworks Blog

Once parts are created, the company’s designers must focus on performance so they have begun using the new Topology Optimization features in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, which he calls “truly transformational” and has resulted in stronger, lighter parts that deliver high-end performance.

Know Your Materials: Rigu (RGD450)

Modern Tech

is also known as RGD450 and is an advanced simulated polypropylene photo-polymer with improved toughness, increased dimensional stability and great surface finish.

The Future of Package Design – Beyond the Box

3D Perspectives

Did you know : Integrating design, engineering, and simulation can cut design time 50 percent and lower material costs 30 to 50 percent while improving sustainability and consumer delight? Package design technology is on the rise, and so are its expectations to create and deliver.

SOLIDWORKS Design Analysis is NOT just for Experts anymore

Javelin Tech Tips

For many years, design analysis was the exclusive domain of highly specialized analysts, who would analyze models after a design engineer had finished his or her work. Design Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Learn about our range of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Analysis software designed for engineers. Javelin provides comprehensive instructor led training courses for the SOLIDWORKS Simulation products. SOLIDWORKS Simulation SOLIDWORKS Training Design Analysis FEA

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 General Session Recap: Day Three

The Solidworks Blog

Once parts are created, the company’s designers must focus on performance so they have begun using the new Topology Optimization features in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, which he calls “truly transformational” and has resulted in stronger, lighter parts that deliver high-end performance.

Getting started with SOLIDWORKS CAM

Javelin Tech Tips

Toolpath Simulation. Step Through Simulation. Finish (Contour) Milling. Face Finish. Finish Turn. Groove Finish. Bore Finish. What is SOLIDWORKS CAM?

Can CFD tools explain the aerodynamics of a medal-winning bobsled?

The Solidworks Blog

The virtual track that I chose to use as my tool is SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. First before getting into the actual bobsleigh, I decided to take a look at some typical aerodynamic shapes to get a feel for the capability of the software to handle such a simulation.

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Solar Energy; Homemade Heliostat Really Cooking - Typepad

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

Here is my own version of a homemade heliostat that I am actively making at this time and I just finished doing some prelimenary testing on it.    Using SolidWorks to conceputalize, then design it and next to run some simulations with it is extremely valuable to do and cuts down on so the numbers of prototyping configurations to be built. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs.

Stratasys Groundbreaking Mult-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printing Now Available for Larger Dental Labs Who Need Increased Throughput, Productivity

Additive Manufacturing

Accurately Simulates Look and Feel of Teeth and Gums. VeroDentPlus (MED690), a dark beige material that creates ultra fine features and finish, and offers excellent strength, accuracy and durability.

Upgrading to SOLIDWORKS Professional: Your Shortcut To Streamlined Workflows and Optimized Productivity

The Solidworks Blog

Comprehensive, reliable testing and simulation functions catch errors before prototyping, reducing costly re-work. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

Fatigue Strength Reduction Factor

CATI Tech Notes

FS (component) = FS (material) x Surface Finish Factor x Loading Factor x Size Factor. Surface Finish factor : Specifies the correction surface finish factor. A surface finish correction allows the estimate of the fatigue strength of the part in its working condition. Select an appropriate surface finish type from the list or select Other to enter a user-defined value. Design Validation Simulation

Driving packaging trends with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

3D Perspectives

In addition to producing standard preforms, which vary in neck finish, weight, color and shape, RETAL also manufactures bottle closures and preforms tailored to customer requirements. With the 3D EXPERIENCE platform, RETAL can design and simulate the best package.

I Need Help! How to Have the Most Positive Experience with Tech Support

The Solidworks Blog

I just need to finish this project! No, we can’t diagnose why your kid won’t finish their pizza or why Chrome eats so much RAM… but for anything SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, PDM, etc. – Why is this happening to me?!

3D Printing with Photopolymers


With prototypes and concept models, simulating cosmetics and feel of the end-product is often essential. With little finishing needed, photopolymer technologies make aesthetic parts rapidly, getting your idea into your hands and in front of your team that much quicker.

Hershey Unveils 3-D Chocolate Candy Printing Exhibit in Partnership with 3D Systems

3D Printing Industry

Starting today, visitors at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction can see chocolate 3D printed in real time, along with finished products. By Michael Molitch-Hou. After partnering with 3D Systems almost a year ago, Hershey has finally unveiled its first steps into the world of food 3D printing.

Turner MedTech’s Filament To Put SLS Quality On Your Desktop?

3D Printing Industry

The feedstock is targeted to recast additive manufacturing of higher density components for metal simulation. By Shane Taylor.

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More Than 15 Reasons to Attend SOLIDWORKS World 2016 #SWW2016

CATI Tech Notes

If you are not familiar with SOLIDWORKS World it is SOLIDWORKS annual 3 day conference that you can join more than 5,000 of your peers and select from more than 200 breakout sessions on topics ranging from design automation and electrical design to simulation and product data management. The session will cover the main topics of starting with render options for high resolution images, and exploded views with collaborative actors, then finishing up with a bill of materials with callouts.