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Beginner’s Guide to Using SOLIDWORKS PDM

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by: Lindsay Early Monday, June 17, 2019
SOLIDWORKS PDM is a comprehensive Product Data Management solution housed inside of Windows Explorer. In part one of this two-part blog series, we answered “what is PDM?” and explored the SOLIDWORKS PDM interface including the preview tab, data card tab, PDM Workflows, and more. This blog will focus on the core fun...
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Design Automation and DriveWorks

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by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Designers, engineers, and manufacturers know that reducing time to market is crucial. In order to beat out competitors, companies must be able to quickly and efficiently create a quality product without incurring additional expenses...but multiple design iterations and troubleshooting can eat into a project’s budget ...
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Best Practices for TPU 3D Printing Material (Part 1)

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by: Gerald Matarazzo Wednesday, June 5, 2019
In November 2018, Stratasys announced a new breakthrough TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer) material for their F123 Series FDM line of 3D printers. TPU92A is a Fused Deposition Modeling material with a 92 shore value and prints in 0.010”. TPU 3D printing material is excellent for applications like tubing, duc...
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Prolific Inventor Leans on SOLIDWORKS to Push Boundaries of Innovation

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by: Christa Prokos Thursday, May 30, 2019
In Huntley, Illinois resides one of the world’s most fruitful inventors: Robert Tegel. An individual with a keen drive for innovation, Robert started Tegel Design out of his garage in 2005. Fast forward to today, and the company, along with its manufacturing services side of the business, Tebots, is a go-to source fo...
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Overcoming Engineering Challenges | Design to Manufacturing Series (Part 3)

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by: Laura Nickerson Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Having a functional workspace that’s also neat and clutter free may seem unrealistic or temporary at best. Cell phones, computers, tablets, headsets - there just doesn’t seem to be enough room for it all! Over the course of the next eight months, the team of Application Engineers at Fisher Unitech is tackling this ...
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Digital Debunking: An Engineer Examines the Weapons of ‘Game of Thrones’

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by: David Roccaforte Thursday, May 23, 2019
As an avid fan of HBO’s uber-popular medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones, I’ve often been curious about the feasibility of the weaponry we see in the show’s epic battle scenes. I took a particular interest in the massive trebuchets, a fancy name for a catapult, used in many of the show’s siege battles. This...
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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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