My Highlights of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: the New Toplogy Study

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 introduces a new study type, the Topology Study, which enables designers and engineers to develop innovative minimum mass components. Let’s dig into this new study by considering a simple example that I carried out recently.

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3DP-RDM Feasibility Studies – Call for Proposals 2016

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The first call for feasibility studies then led to four studies being funded in 2015: The enabling role of 3DP in redistributed manufacturing: A total cost model Dr Martin Baumers, University of Nottingham, and University of Oxford. The presentation slides from the 3DP-RDM Dissemination workshop on 13th January 2016 and reports from this first wave of feasibility studies will soon be available on this blog. Feasibility study competition – 2016.

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Introducing the 3DP-RDM Feasibility Studies: The enabling role of 3DP in redistributed manufacturing: A total cost model

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Following the recent feasibility study competition, the 3DP-RDM network is funding four projects in 2015. In this series of blog posts we introduce the four studies. Today we introduce the second study, “The enabling role of 3DP in redistributed manufacturing: A total cost model”, which is being led by Dr Martin Baumers at the University of Nottingham. ” This feasibility study is his first as a principal investigator.

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Results of the 3DP-RDM feasibility study competition

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As previously reported, 34 submissions across a wide range of disciplines were received in response to our call for feasibility study proposals. Following a rigorous review process, we are delighted to announce that the following four studies have been selected for funding: Investigating the Impact of CAD Data Transfer Standards for 3DP-RDM – Dr Eujin Pei, Brunel University.

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Obz Medical Case Study

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We have used the software for technical communication – sharing renderings of the device and 3D-printed mock-ups made from SOLIDWORKS models during user research in Nicaragua. As we iterate on the design, SOLIDWORKS allows us to rapidly make changes to our models.”.

Powerful X-Rays Put to Use in Study of Physics Behind Metal 3D Printing Process as Researchers Seek to Eliminate Structural Defects

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Introducing the 3DP-RDM Feasibility Studies: Redistributing Material Supply Chains for 3D printing

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Following the recent feasibility study competition, the 3DP-RDM network is funding four projects in 2015. In this series of blog posts we introduce the four studies. Today we introduce the third study, “Redistributing Material Supply Chains for 3D printing”, which is being led by Prof.

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How Do 3D Printed Heart Models Impact Surgery? New Clinical Study May Have the Answers

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

3D printed pre-surgical planning models, based on patients’ scans, are being used all over the world with the goal of improving accuracy and efficacy of complicated surgeries. Stratasys will support the project with 3D printing of the models to be used in the trial.

Improving the Design-to-Manufacture Process

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The short answer is that there are lots of different thoughts on this process. The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently released a study about improving the reuse of data and resulting annual savings for companies.

Civil Design Case Study: Ganjiang Second Bridge

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SMEDI’s collaborative design process meant that they clearly defined and divided the work involved, coordinated the roles and tasks and seamlessly managed the entire project. Click to Tweet: “[Case Study] How SMEDI used.

Will Drafting Help a Road Cyclist? A Flow Simulation Study

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I started my hunt for a good bicycle CAD model and found one through my colleague. Here is an image of that model. The Simulation process remains same, except that we use two cycles. A Flow Simulation Study appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

Study: Modeling Could Help Manufacturers Trust 3D Printing

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Wayne King, who leads the laboratory’s Accelerated Certification of Additively Manufactured Metals Project, said that skepticism could be overcome through advanced modeling. The models helped determine the optimal parameters for 3D printed metals.

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Case Study: 3DEXPERIENCE Enables KKAA to Renew Its Focus on Materials

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Through this growth, as KKAA worked to maintain data accuracy, a strain was put on its previous 3D modeling software. Tweet: Case Study: #3DEXPERIENCE Enables @kengokuma to. When Kuma approves a process, for example, we can share it with project stakeholders as a set of history data.

Remodeling the Architectural Design Process

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The following article is excerpted from the Dassault Systèmes SHoP Architects customer case study. . Working with 3D models that represent all aspects of a design from a structural, mechanical and systems point of view enables us to manage that complexity in a more collaborative way.

Shifting Design Process: The Cassiopeia Camera Experience

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In an effort to further understand these emerging hybrid teams of designers, managers and engineers, companies are going as far as studying the trend of co-creation to optimize for social ideation and more collaboration. Understanding the needs of multidisciplinary creative teams.

Civil Design Case Study: Yanggao South Road Tunnel

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Click to Tweet: “[CASE STUDY] SMEDI uses #BIM. The Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform version R2015x was selected as the BIM platform for the entire process. Cross-Model Clash Detection. Click to Tweet: “SMEDI used #BIM for cross-model.

The Mimics Innovation Suite Is Helping Researchers Study Hagfish Slime!


c) Final 3D model generated by the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at UCLA. The material properties of these threads are comparable to those of spider dragline silks, which the researchers say would make them an ideal model for trying to produce sustainable protein materials.

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Free SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition Learning Resources

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Model-based definition (MBD) is a process shift. published an independent study on MBD value metrics: Testing the Digital Thread in Support of Model-Based Manufacturing and Inspection. 3D PDF samples and rendered models with 3D callouts to provide you some quick examples.

SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 arrived!

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I’m pleased to announce that SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 was released this week! Figure 2: Model based definition in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015. For example, study showed that 40% of downstream consumers and suppliers have to manually recreate 3D models per 2D drawings.

DriveWorks Case Study - Furniture Manufacturer Neville Johnson

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Neville Johnson Offices has standardized on SolidWorks® and DriveWorks to accelerate the design of its showpiece grade home study furniture. Neville Johnson makes modular wood desks, cabinets, closets, and other custom furniture for the home study, bedroom, and commercial office space.

A Breakthrough in Better Anatomical Models


Preoperative planning and training often rely on anatomical models that deliver results as accurately and close to reality as possible. A strong solution for development of anatomical models is 3D printing. Ten PolyJet models were produced from individual patient CT scans.

Study of 4D Printing Uses Grayscale to Create Reversible Shape Change in Photopolymers

Photopolymerization is a process that uses light to combine monomer molecules to create a polymer. It’s the basis of 3D printing, and in a dissertation called “Constitutive Modeling of. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Science & Technology 4d printing dlp grayscale reversible shape change

Stratasys – Collaborative Clinical Study Aims to Advance Treatment of Kidney and Prostate Cancer with 3D Printing

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Patient-specific and highly personalized 3D models being studied for their ability to enable surgeons to more effectively conduct pre-surgical planning and intra-operative collaboration. Moving forward, the clinical study is expected to continue into 2018.

Leveraging Technological Change: The Role of Business Models and Ecosystems

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Simon Ford was Bit by Bit’s representative at a workshop “Leveraging Technological Change: The Role of Business Models and Ecosystems” in London yesterday. In the first session of the day, Nicola Searle from the IPO, Rmi Maniak from Telecom ParisTech, and David Wong from the Big Innovation Centre, gave presentations on the role of business models and ecosystems. Julie Bastianutti from Lille 1 University shared the results of a study into social search engines.

Stratasys Announces Enrollment is Now Open for 3DHEART Clinical Study on Effects of 3D Printed Heart Models in Pre-Operative Planning

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Clinical study supported by Stratasys Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Stratasys is providing in-kind support with printing of the models to be used in the trial. The study will focus on pediatric congenital heart patients requiring complex two-ventricle repair.

The right workflow for medical models

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We need models, not scans. Even if they can, they could still miss important problems when they’re working with a virtual model. We’re missing simple models that will help us fully exploit CT scans and make them an essential part of the diagnostic process.

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

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After attending this session, I had a clear understanding that the SOLIDWORKS workflow can improve structure design and validation processes by leaps and bounds. Structure Case Study. Below, are the workflow process used in the workshop.

Creating a Model for Water Ripple Effect with SOLIDWORKS xDesign

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My role in Product Management working on the new SOLIDWORKS xDesign includes tasks such as modeling in xDesign, giving feedback on software improvements, and training documentation. Here’s my model of water ripple! Let me walk you through the design process I used in SOLIDWORKS xDesign.

Electric Motor design process is hypercharged with SOLIDWORKS and EMS

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In Canada Tesla Motors , GM , Nissan , Ford , Mitsubishi , Smart , Kia , and BMW all currently offer electric models in their lineup; and more manufacturers will be launching electric vehicles in the coming years. Study torque performance.

3DP-RDM Scoping Workshop – Discussion Activity 2 Outputs

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The entire process is described in the presentation slides from the day and the output of the first discussion activity is provided here. A process for identifying and developing feasibility study ideas. Business models. Feasibility study idea #1. AM processes.

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

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Designed to replicate the feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy in medical models – the system improves surgical preparedness and training while helping bring new medical devices to market faster. medical models Stratasys Ltd.

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

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You also need to synchronize the varied design lifecycles involved in the manufacturing process. So your manufacturing processes would constantly become even more complex. The move to producing smart products has been gaining traction in the last few years.

Renishaw – Enhancing the Additive Manufacturing Process Chain

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By Renishaw | Case Studies. Available to users on premise or on-cloud, and accessible via a single user interface, it enables the creation of ‘social enterprises’ where collaboration in the product innovation process becomes simpler and more efficient.

3D Printing Replaces Multi-step Process to Create Museum Quality Dryosaurus

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The 3D printed model of a Dryosaurus, which was unearthed by Parker in central Wyoming, was created on a uPrint SE Plus 3D Printer from Stratasys. The Dryosaurus skeleton served as proof that a high-quality model of a dinosaur could be made on a uPrint SE Plus.

Tutorial Tuesday 11: Topological Mesh Modeling with TopMod

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In mathematics, topology is the study of shapes or objects that are preserved under certain deformations. If you’re feeling even more mathy than that, and want to see some current academic research, take a look at Ergun Ackleman ‘s papers on topological mesh modeling.

Waters Model-Based Definition – A Cultural and Technological Challenge

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The story of Model-Based Definition (MBD) at Waters actually began 20 years ago, long before we had SOLIDWORKS. Back then, using a different CAD system, we set out to integrate 3D annotations into our engineering design processes. There was no parametric or feature-based modeling.

3D Printed Heart Models Help Educate Patients and Physicians

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In recent years, this has expanded from visualization of reanimated hearts to include multimodal imaging, 3D modeling and 3D printing. Beginning in 1996, Dr. Iaizzo and his team have been reanimating large mammalian isolated heart models.

Dassault Systèmes and the FDA Extend Collaboration to Inform Cardiovascular Device Review Process and Accelerate Access to New Treatments

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Both Dassault Systèmes and the FDA recognize the transformative impact of modeling and simulation on public health and patient safety .

Simulation Tech Tip: How to Load Results Faster and Reduce File Size for Nonlinear and Transient Studies (Results Options)


For a large model this means large files and computational overhead (aka lag switching between studies. The good news is we may not need every piece of data for post processing and we can control the data that is retained under "Result Options".

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The economics of 3D Printing report

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The final project report from the feasibility study led by Dr Martin Baumers at the University of Nottingham is now online. AM processes are generally associated with two advantages over conventional manufacturing techniques. Firstly, they avoid many of the tooling-related constraints on the geometries that can be achieved through conventional manufacturing processes. This relationship underlies the approach taken in this project; AM processes do not operate in isolation.

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Pitt Engineers Receive $503,000 NSF Grant to Study How Aluminum Alloy Microstructures Form in Real Time

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Predicting microstructure formation during rapid non-equilibrium processing of engineering materials is a fundamental challenge of materials science. By Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.

Model Elves and Centaurs Achieve New Levels of Detail with 3D Printing


Raging Heroes is a company based in the South of France that creates miniature models based on the stories and characters they’ve designed over the years. So what’s the secret to making such highly detailed models? Mounted knight musician master model. Scenery test model.

Are you considering adding CFD analysis to your SOLIDWORKS design process?

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Modeling External Transient Flow. Parametric Study. The post Are you considering adding CFD analysis to your SOLIDWORKS design process? CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis allows designers to understand the effect of moving liquids and gasses on their designs. The CFD analysis SOLIDWORKS add-in is called SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation , and is a general purpose flow analysis tool with a comprehensive range of capabilities.