Perform Static Analysis on your models with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation static analysis includes many amazing capabilities and there are always questions about what types of simulation and elements can SOLIDWORKS Simulation handle? SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesh. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Shell Element.

Challenges in modeling and simulation for metal additive manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

In recent years, modeling of various manufacturing processes has become increasingly important for industry. To a large extent, these models are based on computer aided. Industry Insights

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

The Solidworks Blog

Today, simulation has become a tool used throughout the product development process. Well, simulation became accessible to those without PhDs and computers grew more powerful. Using simulation tools in design isn’t just about validating an idea – it’s about powering innovation.

Metal Additive Manufacturing: Potential Gains & Challenges of Numerical Modeling & Simulation Part 2

3D Printing Industry

This is second part of a look at the challenges of modeling build chamber metrology. The first part of this insight into metal additive manufacturing. Insights Cholesky DMLS ebm fine gridding numerical analysis PHOBC

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Mass Properties of Simulation Studies

Javelin Tech Tips

With SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 you now have the ability to calculate the Mass Properties of your Simulation studies. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mass Properties. Included in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mass Properties. How to access SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mass Properties.

Designing a Metal Detector with SOLIDWORKS and EMS Simulation software

Javelin Tech Tips

Metal Detector in use. More importantly you will learn how SOLIDWORKS and EMS electromagnetic software helps companies design and build Metal Detectors. Concept of modern metal detectors. Simple arrangement of coils in a metal detector. Advantages of using Simulation.

How to Replace Metal with Thermoplastics

The Solidworks Blog

Have you ever considered replacing your metal parts with plastic parts? It could be a viable option especially when it comes to the flexibility of manufacture, faster production cycle times, and cost-effectiveness of replacing metal parts with plastic parts.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Bolt Connector

Javelin Tech Tips

You can define bolts through a mixed stack of solids, shells and sheet metal bodies. SolidWorks Simulation uses a beam element to represent the bolt shank and uses rigid bar elements to connect the beam to the flanges. It simulates the bolt preload using thermal expansion/contraction.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard Canadian Promotion on Now

Javelin Tech Tips

A new SOLIDWORKS promotion is now available in Canada: Buy SOLIDWORKS Standard or SOLIDWORKS Professional 3D CAD with subscription service and get SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard at a discounted price. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Promotion. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard.

How to Estimate Weld Size using SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

There are two types of edge welds in SOLIDWORKS simulation: Fillet Weld and Groove Weld. Fillet weld is a triangular weld that joints two metal parts at a right angle. The edge weld connector estimates the appropriate size of a weld needed to attach two metal components. Note : The Edge Weld Connector is available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium. A Cantilever Model with 4 Fillet Edge Welds on the Fixed End.

What do people mean when they talk about “CAD-embedded simulation?”

The Solidworks Blog

For the last few decades, we have seen more and more simulation tools integrated in CAD systems. This positive trend made simulation accessible to all product engineers. First of all, these simulation tools (FEA, CFD, Electromagnetics) share the same user interface as the CAD software.

Can Platform-based Mining Simulation Address the Industry’s Megatrends?

3D Perspectives

Thanks a platform-based mining simulation, the impacts are readily accounted for and responded to keep costs under control and projects on track. Author information Alexandre The post Can Platform-based Mining Simulation Address the Industry’s Megatrends?

EOS – Simulation Advances Industrial Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

EOS and Additive Works present Amphyon software for simulation aided additive manufacturing / decreased development costs and increased part quality. Krailling, June 28, 2018 – EOS , the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, and German start-up Additive Works are happy to announce their close collaboration to enhance the additive manufacturing (AM) process with metal materials.

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Simufact to Introduce Third Generation of its Metal Additive Manufacturing Simulation Software

Additive Manufacturing

Multiple Parts: Simultaneous Simulation of Multiple Parts in the Build Space. Thereby, the software is now available for simulations on Linux computers for instance on high performance Linux clusters. Users can also compare simulation results and reference models (e.g.,

3D Printing News Briefs: October 7, 2018

Siemens Corporate Technology is working on process simulation for additive manufacturing. 3D Printing Education Medical 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing 3d print heart model 3d printed bone repair 3d printed heart 3d printed orthopedics 3D printed surgical training materials 3D printed training models 3d printing processes 3D printing titanium aluminum 3d printing Biomodex Computational Fluid Dynamics Ironman race Medical Training multi-material orthopedics Sauber Siemens simulation trauma

Simufact to Launch Process Simulation Software Solution for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Software that predicts the manufacturing results of additive manufactured metal parts. Simufact Additive is a powerful and scalable process simulation environment for ‘right first time’ optimization of laser powder bed fusion processes.

Finite Element Modeling Used to Study How Defects Can Effect Porosity in 3D Printed Lattice Structures

3D Printing Metal 3D Printing Science & Technology 3D print defects 3d printed lattice structures Central University of Technology EOS M 280 Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing lattice structure porosity research paper simulation Stellenbosch University study titanium alloysFor applications that require lightweight structures able to maintain stiffness and strength, 3D printed lattice structure are often used. The complex forms are simple to 3D print, and their.

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CATI Tech Notes: Helical Sheet Metal Modeling

CATI Tech Notes

Modeling. Simulation. Helical Sheet Metal Modeling. Ever needed to model a helical shaped bent/twisted/rolled sheet metal part in SolidWorks ?    With these two open profile 3D Sketches we can create a Lofted Sheet Metal feature. 

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Flow Simulation – #SW2016

CATI Tech Notes

There are many improvements in Flow Simulation with SolidWorks 2016 release. This is very critical in sheet metal components where the design by default will have gaps or spaces. Mirror Results for Symmetrical Models. Simulation

InSilixa Uses Advanced FEA to Study Real-World Gasket Behavior

The Solidworks Blog

In 2018, we invited some SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium users to try our newest simulation offering: SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE), a powerful and realistic cloud-based structural simulation solution.

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Free SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition Learning Resources

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based definition (MBD) is a process shift. Therefore, besides the SOLIDWORKS MBD product, you are also assisted at MySolidWorks with 12 free* SOLIDWORKS MBD product learning modules including videos, click simulations, quizzes and sample datasets.

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could 3D Print in Cast Metals

Shapeways Blog

Cast metals: They’re elegant, they’re tough, and they can handle it when things get complicated. At Shapeways we offer a whole variety of 3D printing-enabled cast metals for you to choose from. Cast metals are fantastic for printing mechanical parts for any DIY project.

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Pitt Engineers Receive $500,000 Award From NASA to Develop Materials Model for Simulating Microstructure Evolution During Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

PITTSBURGH (December 12, 2016) … Additive manufacturing (AM) researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and simulation software company ANSYS, Inc. Paul Kovach | Director of Marketing and Communications | Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.

3D Printing News Briefs: February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is next week, so we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off with a heartwarming story, before moving on to 3D printed models, and plenty of business news. View the entire article via our website.

GKN Aerospace’s £33 million AIRLIFT and DAM programs aim to accelerate industrial additive manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

The new £33 million AIRLIFT and DAM programs will utilize Laser Metal Deposition by wire (LMD-w) technology to accelerate serial production as well […]. Aerospace Aerospace Technology Institute autodesk Centre for Modelling & Simulation CFMS GKN Additive GKN Aerospace Russ Dunn Siemens Siemens Digital Industries Simon Weeks University of Sheffield

America Makes and Air Force Research Laboratory Announce an Additive Manufacturing Modeling Challenge Series

Additive Manufacturing

Goal of the AFRL AM Challenge Series is to Predict the Internal Structure and Resultant Performance of Metallic Components Produced by AM. We are excited that the AFRL AM Modeling Challenge Series is now underway,” said America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski.

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.

3D Printing News Briefs: May 15, 2018

There are several new launches to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a new sustainable 3D printing steel powder project. Jabil has begun its digital future initiative, and. View the entire article via our website.

SOLIDWORKS Skills Help Eric Spendlove Make Entertainment Spectacles Come to Life

The Solidworks Blog

That early work involved simple, rudimentary tasks, like putting a bolt through metal plates, but it also exposed Spendlove to the design and fabrication process as he eventually encountered situations that required him to have pieces made and assemblies built. The Man behind the Magic.

CATI Tech Notes: Composite Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

CATI Tech Notes

Modeling. Simulation. Composite Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. SolidWorks Simulation helps analyze symmetrical and unsymmetrical composite layups, as well as composite sandwiches. The failure criterion for composite materials is very different than for metals.

Designing and simulating a coax to double ridge waveguide using HFWorks for SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

This is done by introducing a metallic ridge into a normal rectangular WG. Electromagnetic simulation with parameterization enables RF and microwave engineers to get an optimized geometry with the intended performance in one simulation. Selecting the model from demo viewer.

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Increase Your Confidence in Economic Optimization and Mining Execution

3D Perspectives

Dassault Systèmes’ Operation Modeling and Simulation enables you to accurately model your mining operations to simulate mine feasibility from conception through production. Natural Resources confidence execution metals mining modeling operation simulation

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. Improving die life by simulation.

Extensive Materials Library: AKA Golden Nuggets for Product Engineers

The Solidworks Blog

When you need to test the performance of your product with virtual simulation, you MUST properly define the product’s physical characteristics so your test results closely mirror the product’s real behavior. Material definition for environmental impact simulation.

InFocus Energy Services uses SOLIDWORKS to design and test its industry-changing oilfield tools

Javelin Tech Tips

The grandest of business opportunities can begin with a single SOLIDWORKS model – a prototype that changes everything for a company, its customers, and an industry. It’s the basis for everything we do: modelling, simulation, flow analysis, renderings.

SOLIDWORKS Self-Paced eCourses: Free* for a Limited Time

The Solidworks Blog

Interactive simulations and offline exercises provide many opportunities for you to learn and practice. Flow Simulation. Sheet Metal. Surface Modeling. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium: Dynamics. The Summer of eLearning begins!

3D Metal Printing Improves Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Additive Manufacturing

Innovation in craniomaxillofacial surgery thanks to 3D metal printing. After the first decade of 3D metal printing, the time seemed to have come to get involved.” Embarking upon additive manufacturing with metals. How is a 3D geometry created from metal powder using a laser?

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LLNL Researchers Outline Physics of Metal 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

The powder bed fusion process, also known as selective laser melting (SLM), requires thin layers of a metal powder to be spread across a build area, where they are fused by a laser or electron beam based on a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) model.

Lawrence Livermore Discovery a ‘Big Step Forward’ for Metal 3-D Printing Process

Additive Manufacturing

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) have taken a major step toward answering a question plaguing a common metal 3-D printing technique: What interactions can lead to the porosity found in parts produced by laser powder-bed fusion processes?

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

The Solidworks Blog

New design possibilities through the use of mesh modeling. Create incredibly detailed textures on your 3D models in seconds by automatically converting 2D textures into 3D geometry. These 3D markups stay with the model, makingit easier to communicate issues directly in the CAD model.

Jack Meyer Tells us How He Teaches Students to Design and Print Award Winning 3D Printed Metal Jewelry


While working as a military contractor and building 3D flight simulators, someone showed me an old library book on Ert (the 19 th century French costume jeweller). An example of 3D printed brass metal.

CATI Tech Notes: Adding fasteners to rolled sheet metal in.

CATI Tech Notes

Modeling. Simulation. Adding fasteners to rolled sheet metal in SOLIDWORKS. If you need to add fasteners to a rolled sheet metal part in SOLIDWORKS this outlines the correct procedure. I would then bring the sheet metal into an assembly to add the hardware.

3D Patient Specific Models Prove Integral to Life Saving Vascular Surgery

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

With 3D printed models, we can quickly understand the individual patient anatomy and best determine the type of treatment required to successfully treat it.”. Why was the model helpful in surgery? Taking Complex Aortic Aneurysm Cases from Inoperative to Operable.