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Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding: How to Optimize Design

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by: Christa Prokos Thursday, May 16, 2019
If you do plastic part design for plastic injection molding, you know that optimizing your design is key to reducing errors and producing better parts. Because mold rework can become expensive, a better design process will save on both time and cost for manufacturers, and allow parts to get to market faster. The use of...
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The Importance of Prototyping

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by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Are you looking to accelerate your development, create better products, and beat out the competition but don’t know where to start? Although 3D printing is generating a lot of buzz, some companies are still unsure how it can help their design cycle and create better prototypes, or even what prototyping is — and tha...
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Concept Creation | Design to Manufacturing Series (Part 2)

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by: Todd Myers & Laura Nickerson Wednesday, May 8, 2019
In our previous blog, we introduced the Fisher Unitech Design to Manufacturing Series, a project our Application Engineers are tackling to address the lack of space and abundance of items on our desks that many of us can relate to. As Plato once said, “Necessity is the mother of invention” - something needs to be d...
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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tutorial: Applying Non-Uniform Pressure

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by: Nathan Sneller Tuesday, April 30, 2019
When creating a simulation, it’s sometimes necessary to apply a pressure non-uniformly. This is most commonly found when dealing with liquid in a tank, however, other reasons may occur. Sometimes, (like in my example today) an accurate simulation can be made using modeled geometry such as modeling a solid in the shap...
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2D CAD Software: Easily Design in 2D with DraftSight

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by: Angelle Erickson Thursday, April 25, 2019
If you’re a designer or engineer, you’ve likely worked with 2D CAD at one point or another. Although 2D design has become less prevalent with the release of 3D CAD, it is still a useful tool for many professionals, including those in architecture and construction. Because of this, many companies have a variety of 2...
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Introduction to the Fisher Unitech Design to Manufacturing Series

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by: David Janicki Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Take a look around your workspace. If it’s anything like mine it’s full -- literally full -- no exposed surface or unused space. To make matters worse, I charge my cellphone from my computer adding yet another cord to my already overly-crowded desk. My headset also lacks a convenient and functional permanent home. ...
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Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

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by: Christa Prokos Tuesday, April 23, 2019
When the products you design involve liquid or gas flow, how can you test their performance for real-world conditions? This is where computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software comes in. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation enables you to run “what if” scenarios and efficiently analyze the...
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Urethane Casting 101: RTV Molding in Additive Manufacturing

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by: Derek Ellis Thursday, April 18, 2019
In my previous blog, we defined Room Temperature Vulcanization (RTV) silicone molding and the benefits of simulating production materials by using two-component urethanes. We also played out a real-world example of how printing four master patterns, molding them and piecemealing each engineer their parts is much more e...
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Industrial Magnetics Drawn to DriveWorks to Enhance Automation Journey with SOLIDWORKS

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by: Christa Prokos Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Headquartered in Boyne City, Michigan, Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) is a leading provider of permanent magnets and electromagnets for work holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying and magnetic separation. The company specializes in providing personalized service, innovative solutions, and custom fabrication — desig...
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Getting Started as a PDM User: What is PDM?

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by: Lindsay Early Monday, April 15, 2019
What is PDM? PDM stands for Product Data Management and is essentially an add-on for Windows that allows companies to better manage their data and collaborate more effectively. Some of the benefits of Product Data Management is that it keeps a full history of every file, allows only one user to edit a file at a time, f...
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How to Create a Plane in SOLIDWORKS

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by: Sean O'Neill Tuesday, April 9, 2019
When speaking to beginner SOLIDWORKS users, I always recommend taking a course like SOLIDWORKS Essentials in order to get started on the right track with their SOLIDWORKS-using experience. On the topic of planes: the word “plane” is used 337 times in the 2019 edition of the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course booklet. Tha...
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New Announcements from Stratasys: F120, V650 SLA Flex, and Pantone Colors

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by: Gerald Matarazzo Thursday, April 4, 2019
On April 1st, 2019, Stratasys announced some exciting new products to their additive manufacturing solutions portfolio. These new products include the F120 3D printer, which is an addition to their F123 Series line, the V650 Flex SLA 3D printer, and Pantone color capabilities for PolyJet which can be utilized on the J7...
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