Digital Manufacturing

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing 3D Printed Parts

Published: 01/21

Designers and engineers are increasingly turning to industrial-grade 3D printing (additive manufacturing) for high-quality prototypes and end-use production parts. And 3D printing options abound. At Protolabs, we offer five additive methods: direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), stereolithography ...

New Assembly Productivity Tools in SOLIDWORKS 2021

Published: 12/20

New productivity tools for assemblies in SOLIDWORKS® 2021 give you better control over your assembly designs. You will find more streamlined tools to help you assemble, pattern, and analyze your assemblies. This blog will highlight just a few of the assembly enhancements in this new release. For a ...

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2021

Published: 12/20

With SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation 2021, you can solve additional types of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) problems and improve the processing of project results. Below we describe a few of the enhancements in Flow Simulation 2021. For a complete list, download the What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 ...

CPD accredited training programme: The Fundamentals Of Digital Manufacturing

Published: 12/20

Continuing Professional Development is important to you, which is why it’s important to us! To support your development, we have created a CPD accredited training programme covering the Fundamentals of Digital Manufacturing. Start your journey now!

Increase Your Linear Static Productivity in Six Minutes

Published: 11/20

Boost Your Engineering Problem Solving Power. See six capabilities that significantly increase your linear static productivity in six minutes.

Understand Opportunities and Threats for High-Tech Companies

Published: 11/20

Be prepared to address the critical business issues facing the high-tech industry.

GE Healthcare Cuts Costs and Streamlines Its Workflow with Flow Simulation

Published: 11/20

Hear experts from GE Healthcare discuss how they successfully use CFD throughout their device design process.

Find Out What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2021

Published: 11/20

New Capabilities Will Improve Your Overall Design-to-manufacturing Process. Advanced assembly and new drawing capabilities are among the many enhancements.

How to reduce CNC machining costs

Published: 11/20

CNC machining keeps improving and advancing every year, and, therefore, gets a bit more complex each year. As a result, it can be challenging to keep pace with the dos and don'ts of part design. But lowering the cost of machined parts while improving functionality can still be achieved by a few ...

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Injection Moulded Parts

Published: 08/20

Designing injection-moulded parts may seem simple at first—liquid plastic resin is compressed into an empty cavity. Simple, right? In truth, there are lots of ways your designs can get tripped up, and many issues may emerge from parts that fail to design with manufacturability in mind.

Manufacturing Tool Kit for the Medical Industry

Published: 07/20

Eight ways to improve development of medical products and devices through design analysis, iterative prototyping, material considerations, and more

Industrial 3D Printing for Production Parts

Published: 06/20

Focus on process, materials, part geometry when designing for additive manufacturing

Insight: Measure Up For Success – Detailed Measurement And Inspection Reporting

Published: 05/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

3D Printing Functional Parts with Selective Laser Sintering

Published: 05/20

SLS builds precise plastic parts for prototyping and low-volume production

The Single Modeling Environment—A New Paradigm for Conceptual Design

Published: 04/20

The single modeling environment for conceptual design establishes a new, instinctive paradigm for how design engineers create new mechanical design concepts and work with conceptual geometries. By stripping out all unrelated tasks and distractions, streamlining user interaction with conceptual ...

Empowering Conceptual Design via the Single Modeling Environment

Published: 04/20

Developing innovative design concepts is critically important to the success of product development organizations, large and small, because these ideas lay the foundation for future business success. Using conventional CAD software for conceptual design presents challenges because traditional ...

How Metal 3D Printing is Redefining Part Design

Published: 04/20

Direct metal laser sintering brings unprecedented freedom to those willing to rethink traditional part design.

How 3D Printing Materials Measure Up

Published: 04/20

Comparing injection-moulded thermoplastics to ‘thermoplastic-like’ materials in stereolithography.

SOLIDWORKS Conceptual designer single modeling Environment Drives innovation in Conceptual Design

Published: 04/20

Innovation in design solutions mirrors innovation in product development. The design engineer’s toolset has dramatically evolved over the past few decades—from manual drafting to computeraided design techniques and from 2D CAD tools to 3D parametric systems. SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer ...

Remote Access to Engineering Systems during Shelter-in-Place

Published: 04/20

While companies try to adopt to “shelter-in-place” measures and minimise the inevitable disruptions, many industries rely heavily on graphics-intensive applications that reside on office workstations or servers that are not sufficiently accessible from home offices.

Power productivity of remote workers

Published: 04/20

Business continuity requires users to remain productive. But can engineers do their jobs at peak performance when the software applications they use are slowed down by poor connections?

Knowledge workers may be 20% less productive due to unresponsive programs

Published: 04/20

Today's engineering teams often include members who are dispersed around the world, using powerful software to design products and analyse data while working from home, customer sites or hoteling stations.

SOLIDWORKS CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER—Innovative Single Modeling Environment for Conceptual Design

Published: 04/20

With the release of SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer, Dassault Systèmes has introduced the first, true single modeling environment for conceptual design. Unlike any other design software—in terms of architecture, appearance, and functionality— SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer brings the 3DEXPERIEENCE® ...

Family tooling: Increasing production volume and reducing part costs

Published: 03/20

Much of the cost of injection moulding is in creating the tool – before you even begin the moulding process. So if you are designing multiple parts for the same project it could be worth considering having them share the same mould.

Why choose CNC?

Published: 03/20

In this video we discuss why you might choose CNC machining and how this subtractive manufacturing process could save you time and money.