SOLIDWORKS Visualize: Fast Mode Just Got Faster

The Solidworks Blog

Not with the Visualize R&D team. Update now to SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 SP2 to take advantage of our crazy fast speed improvements! BONUS: extended the ‘Monitor File’ across Visualize sessions. o Ideal for projects without glass, clear plastics or transparent objects.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

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Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

Of the 114,000 thousand plastics recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers , roughly 600 are used in 3D printing processes. In this post, we’ll cover common 3D printing materials used to prototype plastic part designs.

How Accurate is SOLIDWORKS Plastics? [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

I am often asked questions regarding the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Plastics and if it lines up with real injection molding. Plastics is great at predicting and avoiding manufacturing defects in your injection molded parts. SOLIDWORKS Plastics for Designers – Real World Correlation.

Texas A&M’s 3D Braille Printer Can Print on Any Curved or Flat Plastic Surface

3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d braille printer 3d printed braille 3d printing for the visually impaired blind braille 3d printer tamu tamu 3d printing texas a&m texas A&M 3D printing visually impairedAs technology improves, so do the lives of those individuals living with disabilities all around the world. 3D printing has become one of those technologies aiding in creating custom devices, prostheses, and more for... View the entire article via our website.

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Which plastic is best for your products? Find out with SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Did you know that there are fewer than 100 commonly used plastic materials? But, part designers are forced to choose from thousands of commercial-grade plastics because they are so highly customizable due to the use of fillers, additives, reinforcements, blends, copolymers, etc.

The Impact of 3D Printing in the Plastics Industry


For plastics professionals, 3D printing has been a breakthrough for how plastic part design and production can now be accomplished. This visualization cannot be accomplished simply by looking at a model on a computer screen.

Your Questions Answered: Premium Strong & Flexible Nylon Plastic

Shapeways Blog

A few weeks ago, we announced Premium Strong & Flexible nylon plastic, our most popular and versatile material, redesigned with a high-end look and feel. The same material and printing process is used for Premium as our regular Strong & Flexible plastic material.

Powerful Tools for Complex Products – Visualize, then Realize with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools

The Solidworks Blog

Plastic part design. Author information Alyson Savelle Senior Manager, Brand Offer Marketing - SOLIDWORKS The post Powerful Tools for Complex Products – Visualize, then Realize with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation

CATI Tech Notes

What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? Controls visual consistency of content through the use of styles. SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Enter your SOLIDWORKS Plastics serial number. Enter your Plastics serial number. .

Powerful Tools for Complex Products – Visualize, then Realize with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools

The Solidworks Blog

Plastic part design. Twitter LinkedIn The post Powerful Tools for Complex Products – Visualize, then Realize with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

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

The Solidworks Blog

Almost everywhere you look in today’s world, you see consumer products made out of plastic. Even with so much plastic being used, most people do not realize what it takes to make this type of merchandise: expensive equipment with intricate parts.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2016-2017 [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips


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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 2015 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation

CATI Tech Notes

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation . What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, or Simulation package? Controls visual consistency of content through the use of styles. SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

See a Live SOLIDWORKS Presentation at the Global Petroleum Show

Javelin Tech Tips

Peter has extensive experience with the DS SolidWorks product line including: SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics. The 49th Global Petroleum Show (GPS) kicks off at Stampede Park in Calgary next week!

How Technology Continues to Revolutionise the Film Industry

The Solidworks Blog

Doing away with the extra cost and clunk of flimsy plastic specs, the company are fine-tuning their new automultiscopic technology ready for James Cameron’s much-anticipated Avatar 2 , arriving 2020. Cinema might be over a century old. But it’s showing no sign of slowing down.

The Top 10 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

Renderings and Animations get a boost from Visualize. New “Visualize Boost”: Network rendering made simple for blazing fast render speeds. Register for our What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 Communication Tools webinar to see Visualize LIVE.

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Introducing the New SOLIDWORKS 2016 Ecosystem

The Solidworks Blog

Recognizing the growing need among our users for advanced visualization, we are excited to announce that SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduces SOLIDWORKS Visualize (formerly Bunkspeed). SOLIDWORKS CAD design electrical pdm Simulation visualization

New SOLIDWORKS Product Bundles with Advanced Capabilities for Every Engineer

Javelin Tech Tips

But did you know that there is also a full suite of powerful applications to help optimize, simulate and visualize your designs? SOLIDWORKS Visualize Pro. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Pro.

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The Solidworks Blog

Thinking about the future of your design process with the new technologies available today, we have greatly enhanced our software since SOLIDWORKS 2014 to allow you to complete your entire ideation, product development, manufacturing and visualization workflow all in one integrated platform.

Chocolate Factory Overcomes Costly Machinery Downtime by Replacing Metal Parts with Stratasys High-Performance Composite 3D Printing Material

Additive Manufacturing

It is crucial that the packaging machine is always operational, especially during hectic periods such as Christmas,” explains Carl van de Rijzen, Business Owner at Visual First. Traditionally this is made from plastic, which is both time consuming and expensive.

Recorded Webinar Spotlight: Unleash the Power of SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Fast, Productive Workflows

The Solidworks Blog

It encompasses all the tasks necessary to take a new product idea from fruition to production, which requires tools to conceive, collaborate, visualize, test, document, and innovate. Product development is about a lot more than simply designing products.

High-Tech Solutions Focus on Fixing Eye Problems in Developing Countries

The Solidworks Blog

According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people in the world are visually impaired. Sadly, despite the fact that 80 percent of all visual impairment can either be prevented or cured, 90 percent of the people who are visually impaired live in developing countries.

A kind of magic – Fillamentum launches Wizard’s Voodoo 3D printer filament

3D Printing Industry

Part of the company’s extensive PLA Extrafill range, this material is an easy-to-print and visually striking plastic, made to give everyday projects a little […]. For many, the wait is now over. Following a series of teasers by “the filament wizard” Tom Jackson (aka Filament Frenzy) in testing, Wizard’s Voodoo filament is now available from Fillamentum.

Danny van Ryswyk’s Dark Wonderland: Master Artist Shares How He Hand-Paints Polyamide 3D Prints


“White Rabbit” is printed in polyamide , a white plastic with a slight grain to its surface. The moment I visualize an idea, the real work begins. Danny van Ryswyk cleans the plastic dust from his figure, and thoroughly dries it before painting.

Accelerate your SOLIDWORKS Workflows with HP and NVIDIA

The Solidworks Blog

With the integration of SOLIDWORKS Visualize in SOLIDWORKS 2017, users now have a quick, easy way to seamlessly view photorealistic visualizations of their designs while they work on them. Plenty of enhancements and new functionality has been lined up for SOLIDWORKS 2017.

INTERVIEW: Biologic Models founder Casey Steffen on the Power of the Stratasys J750 Printer

Shapeways Blog

Millions of times larger than their actual size, Biologic Models explain the nature of health and disease taking place on the molecular landscape, visualizing the unique properties of each molecule and protein interactions.

Infill and Strength: Functional Design Doesn’t Stop at the CAD Desk

3D Printing for Beginners

For this write-up, we will be using a standardized 6 mm cantilever beam, testing its load carrying capacity to the point of failure using a graduated water-load cylinder (white plastic bucket with a ruler in it).

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Ukiyo-e, Ancient Japanese Art Revived with 3D Printing

3D Printing for Beginners

The only drawback to using a FFF 3D printer was that the distinctive layers of plastics could be seen fairly clearly on the surface of the sculpture. We have recently been contacted by Shusuke Osanai, a computer graphics designer from Tokyo, Japan.

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Half a Ball of Stars - Support structures #30DoC day 6


For the new print today, I made it 150mm wide and enabled support everywhere, as you can see from the above Visual Gcode ( Repetier Host ) it was a real monster! 30Doc 3D printing art challenge creativity design guide multicolour PLA plastic Repetier Reprap structure support tutorial

Driving packaging trends with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

3D Perspectives

Packaging suppliers are turning to Polyethylene Terephthalate or PET, a recyclable plastic helping to meet the need for more sustainable products. RETAL is one of the largest companies in Europe and Central Asia to use this light, yet strong and flexible plastic to produce packaging preforms.

How 3D printing is changing the way students learn

Leslie's Blog

3D printing provides an unconventional method to students, where they can visualize and analyze their work in the most effective manner. A 3-dimensional visual aid helps teachers explain a rather difficult-to-grasp concept or structure with relative ease.

Keeping track of External Relations in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is now easier than keeping track of your relatives?!

Javelin Tech Tips

Let’s take a look at the model for this plastic injection mold tool as it contains many external references. Mold Design training file rendered in SOLIDWORKS Visualize. Keeping track of SOLIDWORKS External Relations in a model has been simplified in SOLIDWORKS 2019!

Best Linux distribution for 3D printing?

DIY 3D Printing

Then reload your results files in post-processing applications like Salomé, GMSH or Paraview to visualize your data in 3D. I researched a bit for a best Linux distribution focused on 3d printing and found CAE Linux. It is loaded with digital fabrication and 3d design software packages.

The Top 3 Reasons Models Aren’t Printable and How To Fix Them

Shapeways Blog

Because our plastics are more forgiving, a model may pass printability in those materials but not in any metals. If not, try our part count visualization tool to help you identify unconnected parts and catch problems where you had intended to print a single, connected model. You’ve done the design and 3D modeling work and you’re excited to print your part. And yet, it fails the printability checks.

How to Create Stunning Polyamide (SLS) Prints as a Beginner


I looked heavily into acquiring my own 3D printer but was hesitant to purchase plastic-based printers due to wanting to really engage in fine detail and their tendency to visibly layer; and I was unable to afford alternative resin-based printers.

Is Silicone Safe? Toxicity Information and Food Safety

3D Printing Hub

Ever since plastics were invented, it seems that their applications across different industries only seem to continue to grow. Plastics are cheaper, lighter, easier to manufacture, have higher water resistance, and are more chemically inert than traditional materials like wood or metals. However, not all plastics are made equal, and not all of them are appropriate for more health-sensitive applications such as cooking or baking.

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Printing in PolyProlylene

Talpadk's Blog

I recently purchased a small sample of white polypropylene (PP) plastic from a shop in China. While it was relatively expensive at ~$11 for 200g worth of plastic it allowed me to try out printing in PP without buying an entire spool of filament.

Rapid Prototyping in 2018 (New Guide)

3E Rapid Prototyping

By using plastic or metal material that resembles the one that will be used to produce the final product, you can conduct physical tests to see if the properties and part strength meet your requirements. This kind of prototype is focused on replicating the outer appearance and usability of the product, valuing the visual aspect over the functional. Hybrid Prototype – A hybrid prototype is one that combines the visual aspect and mechanical aspects into one product.

Engineering with a Twist

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The end goal of this project was to provide a visual aid of the cone sizes to customers. Cloud State’s printer, Mikayla was able to create an ABS plastic version of the different ice cream cone sizes. How do you help customers understand what they are buying before they buy it?

Could Metal Plated 3D Prints Answer Your Needs?


This constrains the use of some prints to controlled prototypes, artistic works or visual inspection. One way around these limits is to simply print your part in metal instead of plastic.

The Best of Tales from 3DEXPERIENCE, SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer & SOLIDWORKS Simulation Desktop

The Solidworks Blog

Y, the plastic region is modeled using a linear slope ET. History Tree – Visual tree of all the components, such as geometry, loads and boundary conditions, mesh, results.