TIECON East Brings Together Makers and Shapers

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The panel discussion will aim to answer the question: How do makers, manufacturers, and engineers achieve gap-to-zero distance between design and making? offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

Discover your next engineering skill at a local maker space

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Enter the maker movement, which has encouraged many people to get back to the workshop while inspiring the next generation of inventors. Many factors have converged to form the modern maker movement. These organizations are the life blood of the maker movement.

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Chicken VR at the Maker Faire

Tales of a 3D Printer

One week ago, we loaded our rented van with kids, chicken crafts, and our HTC Vive, and headed off to the San Mateo Maker Faire. When we were brainstorming for East Bay Mini Maker Faire, we wanted something chicken-related, but also tech-related, with a maker element.

Bring Your Kids to Get Creative with SOLIDWORKS at Maker Faire UK

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Gather up your little ones and come and see SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids in action at Maker Faire UK – the greatest show and tell on the planet – on 1 st – 2 nd April. What is Maker Faire UK? it’s easy to see that maker communities are on the up!

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EMO 2017: Simufact to Present Process Simulation Solutions for Machine Tool Makers and Mold Makers

Additive Manufacturing

Hamburg, Germany, September 11, 2017 –At this year´s EMO , Simufact – an MSC software company – will be presenting their process simulation solutions aiming at tool and mold makers. Forming simulation of a fork – Otto Vollmann GmbH & Co.

SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Make a Noise at Maker Faire

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SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids harnesses that invention and turns it into reality and was abundantly demonstrated at Maker Faire 2017, little minds find SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids fun as well as easy to master. Tiny children have the biggest ideas. A child’s mind is an astonishing hive of creativity.

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Stratasys Introduces Digital Anatomy 3D Printer Bringing Ultra-Realistic Simulation and Realism to Functional Anatomical Models

Additive Manufacturing

We also anticipate this will enable medical device makers to improve how they bring products to market by performing design verification, validation, usability studies and failure analysis with these new models.”.

Unveiling the SOLIDWORKS Path to the Future of Design

The Solidworks Blog

For our flagship products like SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD , PDM , and Simulation , the priority remains breadth and depth of capabilities, performance, and reliability. Choosing the right digital tools is becoming a critical aspect of business strategy for today’s companies.

The Final Frontier: How Space Is 3D Printing’s Greatest Proving Ground

Shapeways Blog

This R2 unit, seen at Maker Faire NY, is embellished with 3D printed parts. According to Scientific American , Adam Jakus and his colleagues in Ramille Shah’s lab at Northwestern University are developing a system that utilizes simulated Mars and Moon dust (regolith) inks.

VR Gets Real with 6-Ft-Tall 3D Printed Space Cockpit

3D Printing Industry

Launched at Art Market San Francisco, Ganske’s AVR Project is a VR flight simulator/cockpit sculpture that joins 3D printing, AR, VR, 70s space colony concepts, and a 90s pastel palette into a stunning “hybrid sculpture and virtual reality experience.” By Michael Molitch-Hou.

All Eyes on Aviation: what to watch at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow

3D Perspectives

Another theme is the mounting pressure from OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) on the supply chain, the lynchpin of airframe makers’ ability to ratchet up production from what already are unprecedented rates.

MyMiniFactory Studios Designer Exclusive: Jeff Lagant

3D Printing Industry

After that, I switched to Solidworks as I did my Masters in Product Design and Simulation at INSSET (Engineering school in St Quentin, France). 3D Printing Design Interviews Makers 3D designer interview Jeff LagantMeet Jeff Lagant, one of the MyMiniFactory Studios All Stars.

SolidWorks Plastics:Insert molding

CATI Tech Notes

SolidWorks Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds, as well as advanced CAE analysis. Design Validation Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Plastics SP1 New Features

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a simulation tool that enables you to optimize plastic part designs for manufacturability. By using plastics simulation you can predict and avoid common injection molding defects before cutting steel. and plastics simulation.

DigiFabCon Explores how tools like 3DPrinting are changing the world!

3D Printer

DigiFabCon will feature keynotes from Sherry Lassiter, Director of the Fab Foundation and Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media which includes MAKE: Magazine and Maker Faires.

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse Now Available at MySolidWorks

The Solidworks Blog

This course guides you through the process of simulating the injection molding process early in the design stages. Whether you’re a part designer, mold maker, or an analyst, this course will help you learn the tools necessary for creating better parts, molds, and processes.

JEC Americas 2014 in Partnership with CATIA – October 28, 29 in Boston

3D Perspectives

The Simulation theme is the focus throughout the whole event, thanks to the Conferences , the Simulation Composite Circle and the Simulation Innovation Awards that will take place. Use of simulation to assess Producibility of composites structures during conceptual design.

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You “Heart” 3D Models. Dr. Mac Quantz 3D Models Hearts.

The Solidworks Blog

Mac’s SOLIDWORKS journey began by focusing on ways to make surgical simulations less biologically costly and more accessible to students. So I thought: ‘This would be a great model for surgical simulation.’”. Think back to the first time you used SOLIDWORKS. Think: What year was it?

Case Study: How SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE is Driving World-class Innovation

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It’s a process that GBO Innovation Makers have nailed down tightly – with a little help from SOLIDWORKS’ 3DEXPERIENCE® along the way. Who is GBO Innovation Makers? GBO Innovation Makers is an international ideas enabler. [link]. Working to a brief.

FLX.ARM.S16 multitool low cost SCARA robot that can 3d print

DIY 3D Printing

One can conclude that the quality is increasing, prices ar decreasing and more high-end equipment makers are going down into "prosumer" segment. FLX.ARM.S16 is industrial grade multitool SCARA motion robot that can 3d print, cnc mill, pick - place, dispense and probe.

3DEXPERIENCE World Community General Session Recap

The Solidworks Blog

offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. While this week ushered in the first 3D EXPERIENCE World, today focused on the SOLIDWORKS community that built the event we know today.


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The step-by-step build is provided by Gigafide, an experienced maker who is known for his popular DIY YouTube channel Tinkernut. The Arduino Uno also controls the filament extrusion process, allowing you to simulate the pressing of an extrusion button using Arduino code and a switch.

Will your design pass the injection molding process? Check with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

Designers, moldmakers, and manufacturing professionals can leverage SOLIDWORKS® Plastics mold-filling simulation software to optimize parts for manufacturability. The answer: Virtual testing with SOLIDWORKS Plastics mold injection simulation software.

Understanding the “Future Testing” Cycle

3D Perspectives

These innovators use precise digital models to simulate the construction and the sequence of steps needed to build it, and iterate on this “digital mockup” multiple times to learn and improve. Simulating the build process lets a company visualize the results, and the steps needed to get there.

Open Minds And Shared Trust Accelerate Design

3D Perspectives

Efficiency in design and construction depends on better connecting designers with makers. Connect designers, makers in one spot and develop trust to bring speed & efficiency to design cycles | @3DSAEC – [link].

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3 approaches impacting the future of mobility

3D Perspectives

Cognata’s Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Suite is embedded in our 3D EXPERIENCE platform to allow autonomous vehicle makers to define, test and experience autonomous driving throughout the development cycle to get more accurate and safer autonomous vehicles on the road.

5 key takeaways from CES 2020

3D Perspectives

3DS solutions can help advance 5G in many ways, including by providing cities with simulation tools that can, for example, help planners figure out where to place antennas for minimal visual impact and maximum connectivity value. Our team is just back from CES 2020 .

MIT Students Take Innovative New Product from Dorm Room to Market in Record Time

The Solidworks Blog

Making use of both dorm rooms and student maker spaces, the two put in long hours over those four weeks, sometimes up to 24 hours straight. An experienced mold maker could probably make an educated guess but we wouldn’t know.

NinjaFlex 3D Printed Metamaterial Mechanisms

DIY 3D Printing

To help users verify their designs during editing, our editor allows users to apply forces and simulates how the object deforms in response.

SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Day Three General Session Recap

The Solidworks Blog

Three specific stories from the worlds of art, education and makers led off the day’s events. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day Two Recap: The Best Community in CAD

The Solidworks Blog

Suchit’s presentation highlighted key categories of users from students and experts to entrepreneurs and makers. Makers. The bar for people to create products is lower than ever thanks to advances in 3D printing, design software and the rise in maker spaces.

Sculpteo Launches FinalProof


FinalProof enables makers for the first time to visually see the layered simulation of the 3D object before printing. With Sculpteo’s new software, “FinalProof”, users are able to see a simulated layer view instead of the widely adopted smooth CAD view.

3D Printing for the Injection Molding Process


In the world of injection molding, the amount of challenges that mold makers and part designers face can be overwhelming. Many designers utilize different simulation tools to ensure quality, but there is no substitute for being able to hold and touch a physical part, however tooling an aluminum mold for a small volume of parts can be rather expensive and take a fair amount of time to create. By doing this mold makers can produce parts that are high quality at a fraction of the cost.

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Day One General Session Recap

The Solidworks Blog

Magic Wheelchair is a group of makers who have made it their mission to build dream wheelchairs for physically challenged kids. Concept, design, simulation, manufacturing, management, sales and service are all connected and integrated in real-time.

And the Spring 2015 winner of the Cup of IOT challenge is …

3D Perspectives

Through this international competition, makers let their imagination travel! We have a winner! The #Madein3D social challenge, 6 th edition done in Spring 2015, focused on the Internet of Things, was called Cup of IoT.

You Will Create the Next Renaissance

The Solidworks Blog

Look no further than Fab Labs and the maker movement to see this in action. With SOLIDWORKS 2018, you’ve seen this with Topology Optimization in SOLIDWORKS Simulation and we’ve also been beta testing Design Guidance in labs with SOLIDWORKS xDesign.

July’s Top Five Blog Posts

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A Flow Simulation Study. Kapil Gaitonde, a SOLIDWORKS Territory Technical Manager and amateur cyclist, deploys SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to solve the mystery behind whether or not drafting makes road cyclists go faster.

Brooching the Issue: 3D Printing Transforms Jewellery Production

The Solidworks Blog

A 3D printer isn’t fazed by the intricate twists or delicate meshes that once required the highly skilled hand of an experienced jewellery maker. That’s empowered artists, designers and makers like never before. 3D printing is revolutionising many different industries.

Lithium Mining and Electric Vehicles: Powering Innovation and a Greener Future

3D Perspectives

These digital replicas, or 3D EXPERIENCE twins, can be utilized in the mining industry as well, where they can be used to understand performance by enabling decision-makers to “see” and “experience” their operations in the virtual world.

10 must-attend events for UK CAD users

The Solidworks Blog

This must-attend event is free to attend and offers somewhere the supply chain can meet with visiting engineering & procurement decision makers from a variety of industries such as: aerospace; automotive; motorsport; marine, civil engineering and more.

How SOLIDWORKS helps Extremis shape the future of furniture

The Solidworks Blog

In fact, as furniture makers, a new trophy cabinet for the company’s myriad accolades should probably be next on their to-do list. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. [link]. Outdoor furniture.

Why should you join us at the 2019 Paris Air Show?

3D Perspectives

Powerful simulation allows designers to refine parts and manufacture them virtually before printing. We’re looking forward to the 2019 Paris Air Show in a few weeks. The excitement builds as our team anticipates showing a never seen before concept air vehicle developed to inspire you.

Revolutionizing Smart Appliance Innovation through Collaboration

3D Perspectives

Watch the video now , or to learn more, visit our white goods webpage or download the V-ZUG case study today, which details how the Swiss High Tech appliance maker is innovating for perfect cooking and washing experiences with the 3D EXPERIENCE platform.