The Art of Simulation Data Management

The Solidworks Blog

Manufacturing industries are increasing the use of simulation tools to better understand and validate product behavior. However, I have always wondered how companies that adopt aggressive design simulation processes successfully manage the resulting data.

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Medical Device Testing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation [WHITE PAPER]

Javelin Tech Tips

Not only do medical device engineers have to address normal design challenges, such as time to market, innovation, cost reduction, and global competition, they also have the massive responsibilities of patient safety as well as adhering to strict regulatory guidelines.

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Integrating Next-Generation Technology: Mechanical Failure Modes

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS provides the tools to verify form, fit and function, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation helps close the loop by providing design validation tools. Specific guidelines for doing vibration tests and simulations can be found in applicable standards in every industry.

Competition: Prove You’re a Top Engineer

The Solidworks Blog

We are challenging our most talented users to share their best Simulation models that demonstrate virtual testing innovations. If you build jaw-dropping designs with SOLIDWORKS Simulation, show off your top models by entering the Simulation Superstars Contest.

How to Replace Metal with Thermoplastics

The Solidworks Blog

Here is why: Detailed guidelines for the ribs, bosses, draft, holes, and other features are sometimes specific to a particular material. Several general design guidelines that are important for designers of molded parts to consider are: Uniform wall thickness.

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A Best Practices Guide to CFD Analysis for Gas Mixing Processes

Javelin Tech Tips

Large companies have used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate gas mixing but its use up to now has been primarily limited to research or troubleshooting existing designs because of the considerable cost, time and expertise required to use CFD technology.

Integrating Next-Generation Technology: Best Practices for 3D Printing

The Solidworks Blog

Clearance Verification is another great tool to address printer guidelines and ensure materials do not fuse together during print. Note: This is part two of a five-part series on integrating next generation technologies into your design workflow. Read part one here. .

MIT – Researchers Design One of the Strongest, Lightest Materials Known

Additive Manufacturing

This illustration shows the simulation results of tensile and compression tests on 3-D graphene. They were mechanically tested for their tensile and compressive properties, and their mechanical response under loading was simulated using the team’s theoretical models. By David L.

Exclusive – Stratasys Direct Manufacturing at the Forefront of Additive Manufacturing in Medicine

Additive Manufacturing

Louis University team needed the parts to mirror the actual brains as much as possible so that surgery simulations were nearly identical. To read the Stratasys Direct Manufacturing case study titled “ Surgical Simulation on 3D Printed Brains Improves Outcomes”, press here. . **.

How to improve Aesthetic and Mechanical Properties of FDM 3D Printed Parts

Javelin Tech Tips

Design Guidelines. Design Guidelines. Design Guidelines. Design Guidelines. Lockheed Martin fuel tank simulation built in 10 sections, hot air welded together and machined to the design’s critical dimensions. Design Guidelines. Design Guidelines.

Surgical Planning with 3D Printed Hearts for Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

As an effective alteration therapy to OAC, catheter-based LAA occlusion, a promising nonpharmacological approach, has been recommended in the latest released guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (2). 3D printing is a powerful technology that continues to improve medical practice.

3D Printing Living Hinge Prototypes: Best Practices


Manufacturing guidelines are easy to obtain for a variety of use cases. With Endur, which is a simulated polypropylene, you’re getting good durability for living hinges and snap fit components. We applied our expertise here to give a few simple guidelines for getting the best result.

February 17th is Webcast Day at CATI

CATI Tech Notes

On February 17th, we are hosting a full day of webcasts covering Design Automation, Plastics Simulation, Flow Simulation and Additive Manufacturing. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Webcast - Discover how to easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.

Design for Game of Thrones with North Design Works

The Solidworks Blog

From then on it was a question of tracing the imposed image’s guidelines via 3D sketches, creating various surfaces which were then thickened and merged into the main solid. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

How to Take Charge of Your Mechatronic Product Development: The Smart Products Case study

3D Perspectives

These requirements need to be version-controlled so that it could go through the entire product life-cycle, become guidelines for your product’s design and used for product validation. The move to producing smart products has been gaining traction in the last few years.

Drone 3D Printed with Embedded Electronics Flies Where Others Can’t

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Phillip Keane: I was interested to see how FEA simulations of the drone structure compared to real life tests. Upon testing, we showed a difference of around 15% between the simulations and the actual tests.

Two Must-Answer Questions When Developing a New Product

The Solidworks Blog

That is why it is extremely important to use engineering simulation tools to validate that your designs are manufacturable and will be fit for purpose. Fortunately, there are general guidelines to help you avoid this type of stress failure.

Wohlers Associates and America Makes Offer Course on Design for Additive Manufacturing for Managers and Executives

Additive Manufacturing

The course also covers lattice/mesh structures, the important of DfAM rules and guidelines, and distortion modeling and simulation.

Evolving Regulations of 3D Printed Medical Products in Hospitals

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The guidelines are clear, and, for the future, the 3D printing industry will need to take the lead to be proactive in designing new industrial frameworks that span more than a single niche application in order to provide comprehensive solutions covering the entire manufacturing ecosystem.

CATI Tech Notes: How To Justify The Cost Of In-House 3D Printing.

CATI Tech Notes

Simulation. « SolidWorks Simulation webcast: Fatigue Analysis | Main. To improve the odds of gaining approval, this webcast offers guidelines and tips for creating a compelling business case for the acquisition of 3D printers for additive manufacturing and prototyping. CATI Tech Notes. Archives. Subscribe. CATI Search. Subscribe to CATI TechLink Newsletter. Recent Comments. Bob McGaughey on SolidWorks 2014 on a 4k Ultra HD monitor 3840x2160.

Renishaw – Enhancing the Additive Manufacturing Process Chain

Additive Manufacturing

To take full advantage of AM’s unique capabilities, however, complementary software tools need to be optimised to satisfy the new requirements of ‘ design for additive manufacturing ’ ( DfAM ) rules and guidelines. By Renishaw | Case Studies.

Best RC Transmitter for Drones, Cars, and Helicopters

3D Printing Hub

Will you use a flight simulator? Simulator Options. Learning how to pilot using a flight simulator is a great way for beginners to develop their flying skills. Simulators are also useful for maintaining existing skills on days when bad weather keeps you indoors.

Sandstone Filament: Properties, How to Use Them, and Best Brands

3D Printing Hub

Prints made from sandstone filaments simulate the look of sandstone or ceramic, depending on how they are printed and finished.

What are Drone Flight Schools and Should I Enroll in One?

3D Printing Hub

Fly Robotics maintains a vast electronic library of study materials covering a wide range of topics – from basic aerodynamics, to air safety guidelines, and even ethical guidelines for drone photography and data collection. Aside from the Master and Doctorate programs, UVU also offers a remote pilot training that costs $3500, and includes an online ground school module, PC simulator module, and in-person flight training.

America Makes Announces Complete, Qualified Database of Material Properties for Fused Deposition Modeling® (FDM®) Additive Manufacturing of ULTEM™ 9085 Resin

Additive Manufacturing

The new volume will specifically focus on non-metallic AM and cover material data, as well as guidelines on how to generate and use the data based on best practices and proven methods.

7 Best RC Tanks of 2018

3D Printing Hub

RC tanks are safe as long as users heed the maker’s safety guidelines. The tank even has realistic sound effects including live fire simulation. All youngsters would love to take control of an RC Tank. I doubt many dads can resist a go with these robust machines either.

National Institute of Standards and Technology-Report Charts a Research Path for Improving ‘Printed’ Metal Parts

Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturing researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST ) have scoped out the missing sections in current guidelines for powder bed fusion, the chief method for “printing” metal parts. From NIST Tech Beat: April 13, 2015. Additive manufacturing has been called a game changer.

3D Metal Printing Improves Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Additive Manufacturing

In addition, DIN Standard 13485 and the guidelines of the United States Food and Drug Administration have to be complied with. The M2 cusing is designed in line with ATEX guidelines and thus makes it possible to process reactive materials like titanium or titanium alloys safely.

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Design for Metal AM by Renishaw – A Beginner’s Guide

Additive Manufacturing

This article considers the key factors that drive the success rate and productivity of AM builds, and explains some of the critical guidelines that designers should follow to create efficient production components. Apply minimum wall thickness guidelines. Renishaw | Renishaw News.

Massachusetts Company Has Singular Focus on Medical Micro…

Design 2 Part News

MTD has invested millions of dollars into characterization techniques for materials on a micro level that simulate real world molding conditions. General industry data, guidelines, and practices do not apply to micro molding, in many instances.