Benefits of Virtual Simulation vs. Hand Calculations and Physical Prototypes

The Solidworks Blog

In Aberdeen Group‘s research report‚ “ The Value of Virtual Simulation Versus Traditional Methods ”‚ 550 respondents shared how their companies are approaching new product development and introduction. The report identified common traits for best in class companies using virtual simulation.

Overcoming “What If” with Virtual Prototyping

The Solidworks Blog

question is probably dates back to the beginning of time, but to err is human… to simulate is divine. Now, what if you knew this while you were designing rather than when you were testing your first physical prototypes? SOLIDWORKS Simulation Aberdeen Research Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Mechanism Design

The Solidworks Blog

And ultimately they need to create multiple prototypes to ensure their models work as expected. SOLIDWORKS has come with a new module called Simulation Standard , which can precisely simulate the above discussed points and help designers design mechanisms.

Visitech: Making Cricket Safer with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

Visitech stepped up to the crease and knocked the challenge for six – with a little help from SOLIDWORKS Simulation… Say hello to Alan Meeks, product designer extraordinaire. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

Aberdeen Research: Seven Reasons to Provide Virtual Prototyping to Your Designers

The Solidworks Blog

Those who’ve experienced this unenviable position will tell you, waiting for physical prototypes and relying on hand calculations can lead to bad product behavior. The post Aberdeen Research: Seven Reasons to Provide Virtual Prototyping to Your Designers appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

The 3D printing uses: prototype

Sculpteo

When one speaks about 3D printing, he often has in mind a prototyping technology. Over the last three decades, this has been so true that the term additive manufacturing itself has also been used as a synonym for prototyping. Ubudu’s last working prototypes.

ESI introduces simulation add-on for AddUp additive manufacturing systems

3D Printing Industry

AddUp, a metal AM solutions provider, and ESI Group, a French virtual prototyping company, have announced a new simulation add-on for the AddUp Manager software. Vincent Ferreiro, CEO of AddUp said, “With this simulation technology we can […].

Top 3 Considerations Before Prototyping

Stratasys

With fast production and broadened design possibilities, 3D printing has become a go to for rapid prototyping. Engineers and designers looking to take advantage of 3D printing for prototyping should consider these key considerations before getting started.

Saving Costs with Virtual Prototyping

Javelin Tech Tips

Leveraging the combined powers of 3D solid modeling and design analysis software, engineers can now test a design on the computer instead of using prototype-test iterations for design. CAD models have become virtual prototypes, and design analysis has supplanted physical testing, enabling faster, less costly, and more optimized product development. Virtual prototyping. Prototypes vs. Design Analysis. Virtual Prototyping vs. Traditional Methods White Paper.

There is a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design

Javelin Tech Tips

Spending too much time on prototyping and attempting physical tests? Use a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design! With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the virtual testing environment makes validating your design a breeze. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional.

Linear Static Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard

The Solidworks Blog

With advancements in hardware and software technology, simulation is being used extensively in different fields of science, engineering and beyond. In mechanical engineering and part design, virtual prototyping is no exception.

Japan: id.arts Releases 3D Printed Kitchen Simulation Models

3DPrint.com

Their latest innovations involve the use of 3D printing to simulate the building of a kitchen, and you don’t have to be a. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D printed kitchen simulation 3d printed prototypes id.arts japanJapan-headquartered id.arts focuses on helping others design major projects. View the entire article via our website.

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Materialise Brings Simulation for Additive Manufacturing to the Production Floor

Additive Manufacturing

Easy-to-manage solution increases access to simulation. At the TCT Show in Birmingham (UK) Materialise has launched its simulation software for metal 3D printing. Simulation for 3D printing, however, usually requires the intervention of highly skilled and experienced engineers.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 [WEBINAR]

Javelin Tech Tips

With the new powerful and intuitive SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 solutions, product engineers can virtually test new ideas quickly, efficiently evaluate performance, improve quality, and get the knowledge for product innovation. Macro Recording in Simulation. Offloaded Simulation.

Case Study: Senior Flexonics Saves 95% on New Heat Exchanger Design with ANSYS 3D Simulation Software

3DPrint.com

3D Printing 3D Software Metal 3D Printing 3D printing cooling devices 3d printing simulation software 3d simulation ANSYS case study heat conduction heat exchangers industrial applications prototyping Senior Flexonics stainless steel stainless steel 3d printingIn order to remain competitive on the market, businesses need to be able to develop innovative products, while keeping costs low and efficiency high. Illinois-based Senior Flexonics recently worked.

How to solve complex simulations to enhance product performance

Javelin Tech Tips

Engineering successful, innovative products in today’s competitive environment requires simulation power. The ability to analyze the multifaceted physical performance characteristics of a design before making a prototype can substantially increase productivity.

Improving the Reliability of Consumer Electronics Products Through Realistic Simulation

3D Perspectives

Simulation provides a cheaper and faster alternative to physical tests. It is critical to strike the right balance between physical tests and simulation during product development. Not all simulation tools are created equal.

3D Printing Living Hinge Prototypes: Best Practices

CADD Edge

Prototyping living hinges, on the other hand, is not so simple. The Right Printers for the Job To be clear, not every 3D printer is suited for functional prototyping of living hinges. 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Stratasys Do you work with living hinges?

Structural Analysis is a breeze with SOLIDWORKS Simulation software!

Javelin Tech Tips

Undertaking virtual prototyping instead of testing a physical model provides huge time and cost savings! Linear Structural Analysis is available in SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard software. Simulation is integrated directly within SOLIDWORKS which makes going from design to Simulation an easy couple clicks. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Adviser. The post Structural Analysis is a breeze with SOLIDWORKS Simulation software!

Accelerating Transmission Systems design with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

Javelin Tech Tips

Challenge: Simulate the performance of sophisticated assemblies involving complex contact effectsduring product design to optimize performance, minimize expensive prototyping cycles, and save time and money. Reduced prototyping iterations.

Where Dreams Take Flight—Designing Clean, Energy-Efficient Aircrafts with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Aircraft testing and simulating — digitally. Most importantly, the software’s ability to simulate the performance of different aerodynamic designs in a vast array of situations meant huge time and cost efficiencies. Fully integrated design and simulation process.

Simulating Fatigue Failure: It’s Like 1,000 Punches from My Grandmother!

The Solidworks Blog

To answer these questions, we often rely on prototype testing, manual calculations or previous experience. To start, prototype testing is expensive; we might then look to manual calculation as an alternative.

Snow Tire Simulation: Where the Virtual Rubber Meets the Road

The Solidworks Blog

It turns out that SIMULIA’s FEA simulation software is used by nearly every tire manufacturer in the world to simulate realistic tire performance such as inflation, rolling resistance, noise, tire-road contact, hydroplaning and even behavior of the tire during anti-lock braking!

Making Virtual Simulation (FEA) Pay: It’s all in the bottom line

DASI Solutions

Combining Simulations Results with Renderings

CATI Tech Notes

Renderings are great for showing off your product before making a physical prototype and FEA simulations are great for understanding the stresses and deflections on your product under normal usage, but what if you could combine them? Open the Settings of the simulation result.

Customized Aircraft Interiors Take Off at Paris Air Show with Rapid Prototyping

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In the video below, Jeremy Hui, our Senior Applications Engineer for the RP Solutions Business Unit, walks us through some of the great 3D printed rapid prototyping examples in action at the Stratasys booth at this year’s Paris Air Show. Prototyping Paris Air Show 2017

Improving the Reliability of Consumer Electronics Products through Realistic Simulation

3D Perspectives

Simulation provides a cheaper and faster alternative to physical tests. It is critical to strike the right balance between physical tests and simulation during product development. Not all simulation tools are created equal.

Prototyping large tanks for space industry with 3d printing by RedEye

DIY 3D Printing

Here is an example of large scale prototyping for space industry. Large fuel tanks for satellite deployment were prototyped by RedEye saving lot of money and time. industrial 3d printer prototype satellite space stratasys

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Lunch & Learn Events in Western Canada

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Example. Learn how to use the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Suite to make better design decisions and ultimately – better products. In this event, we will be reviewing the capabilities of our Simulation and Flow Simulation products.

GE Additive Acquires GeonX to Strengthen Software Simulation Capabilities

Additive Manufacturing

Specialist simulation software improves additive manufacturing processes and minimize development costs. Frankfurt am Main (Germany), November 16, 2017 – GE Additive announced today that it has acquired GeonX , a privately-owned developer of simulation software.

Senses and Sensibility: Putting the Consumer at the Center of Simulation and Design

3D Perspectives

Computer modeling and simulation have risen to this challenge with powerful software, high-performance hardware, and ease-of-use tools that enable design engineers to create products and services that are more consumer-centric.

Mount Sinai Unveils Medical Modeling Core: Will Provide Virtual Reality, Simulation, and 3D Printing Services

3DPrint.com

3D Printing Business Medical 3D Printing Science & Technology Virtual Reality 3D Medical 3d medical models 3D modeling 3D printed rapid prototyping 3d simulation 3d systems 3D Systems Projet 660 medical modeling Mount Sinai Mount Sinai Hospital ProJet 660 3D printerThe wonders of 3D printing in the medical field are far-reaching. You can create better spinal care, make a wide variety of prosthetics, or even 3D print amazing, origami-inspired self-folding.

Designing a Metal Detector with SOLIDWORKS and EMS Simulation software

Javelin Tech Tips

For an engineer, several design factors need to be considered before this concept can be made into a functional product and that is where SOLIDWORKS CAD and EMS Simulation software can play a vital role. This way the product can be perfected before a prototype is made and tested.

CBMTI Makes Big Strides in Neurosurgery with 3D Printed Training Simulators

3DPrint.com

3D Printers 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printed implants 3d printed medical devices 3d printed medical models 3D printed research prototypes 3D printed training simulators CBMTI Connex3 J750 polyjet 3d printers Polyjet technology stratasys Stratasys Connex 3D printer Stratasys J750 Stratasys J750 3D printer University of Malaya’s Centre for Biomedical and Technology Integration (CBMTI

30 Minutes to Smarter Design Decisions with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Fisher/Unitech

In the past 20 years, I have worked in manufacturing, product design and as a consultant/applications engineer for several simulation software companies. At some point they build a prototype to test out the design, but which one or two of a dozen good ideas should they prototype?

Real Story of Design Failure and Redesign Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation

CADD Edge

Simulation Verification for Laird Technologies. To test this with SOLIDWORKS Simulation, we used linear dynamic harmonic tests to obtain the maximum possible acceleration due to natural resonance. Without SOLIDWORKS and Simulation, this would not be possible.

Transformer Simulation: How to perform open and short circuit tests easily inside SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Once a transformer is designed, engineers build a prototype and then measure the losses using open circuit and short circuit tests. Once you have the equivalent circuit of a transformer it is very easy to replace the transformer by its equivalent circuit and perform system level simulation.

3D Printed Vascular Simulation Models Improve Training and Treatment

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Vascular Simulations Replicator can be used in an angiography suite, visualizing the custom silicone vasculature using contrast injections and fluoroscopy, similar to patient treatment. We founded Vascular Simulations to achieve this goal with a novel physical simulator, the Replicator.

Value of Virtual Simulation Versus Traditional Methods [WHITE PAPER]

Javelin Tech Tips

Virtual Simulation vs. Traditional Methods White Paper. In an earlier post we introduced the concept of virtual testing using SOLIDWORKS Simulation , in this post we will review the benefits of virtual simulation over traditional product testing methods.

Simufact and Materialise Introduce Simulation for Metal AM Workflow

Additive Manufacturing

Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS), a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software and services, and Simufact Engineering GmbH , a leading provider of Metal AM process simulation software, announced an OEM license agreement. Frankfurt, Germany – November 15, 2017.

How to Make your Prototype a Winning Product

3D Perspectives

Behind these rare instances of success trail a preponderance of prototype failures. Did you know: More than 95% percent of prototype formulations end up failing? When prototypes fail, Perfect Product has the answers. Exploring the 5 Challenges of Product Innovation.

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.

Custom Prototypes Attempts to Claim AMUG Prize for Second Year with Stunning 3D Printed Stained Glass Window

3DPrint.com

I remember doing several projects in elementary school that involved “stained glass” – e.g., tissue paper dyed with watercolors, or other clever simulations. 3D Design 3D Printed Art 3D Printing 3D printed dyeing 3d printed glass 3d printed stained glass Additive Manufacturing Users Group AMUG AMUG 2017 AMUG Conference Custom Prototypes glass sla 3d printing solidworks Somos stained glass stereolithography ZRapid

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