With 3D printed components, General Motors creates stronger, lighter, more fuel efficient parts
With 3D printed components, General Motors creates stronger, lighter, more fuel efficient parts

General Motors is now streamlining its design process by using a combination of 3D printing and algorithms. The automotive giant has announced that it is taking advantage of generative design software from Bay Area-based company Autodesk in order to manufacture lightweight parts for its future products. GM plans to incorporate the technology into its development of more efficient models including zero emissions vehicles.

May 03, 2018
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The Rise of Design Software for 3D Printing
The Rise of Design Software for 3D Printing

Ten years ago, design software users lamented that some of their designs might never see the light of day because the complex surfaces, structures and beams they could depict in pixels via their CAD software, could not be machined, molded or manufactured in the real world. Now, the tables have turned. Some delicate features and structures that could be produced with 3D printers may prove impossible to model in a standard CAD software package.

Apr 01, 2018
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Advanced: building a part with Live Parts

Overview of the Live Parts workflow for an advanced part that incorporates additional constraints in SOLDIWORKS. Includes defining constraints and forces using the Live Parts for SOLIDWORKS Add-in, sending the model to Live Parts, running Live Parts to generate your part, and sending it back to SOLIDWORKS for auto-assembly.

Feb 06, 2018
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Desktop Metal Partners with SOLIDWORKS, Introduces New 3D Design Software Tool
Desktop Metal Partners with SOLIDWORKS, Introduces New 3D Design Software Tool

A lot of exciting announcements have been coming out of SOLIDWORKS World this week. HP announced a new full-color 3D printing system, while Nano Dimension and Rize both announced new or expanded partnerships with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS brand. Each of those partnerships has a different focal point, and today it’s Desktop Metal’s turn. The young company is partnering with SOLIDWORKS to advance design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) through education, with a focus on educational initiatives and the development of advanced tools for generative design.

Feb 06, 2018
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Stratasys - GrabCAD Print for SOLIDWORKS

Learn about the GrabCAD Print add-in for SOLIDWORKS. Quick Tip presented by William Huertas of GoEngineer. 

Jul 21, 2017
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Stratasys Demonstrates Innovative Multi-Cell Additive Manufacturing Platform Designed for Continuous Production
Stratasys Demonstrates Innovative Multi-Cell Additive Manufacturing Platform Designed for Continuous Production

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, took a significant step into low-volume, continuous production using additive technology today when it unveiled a new product under development - the Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator - at the RAPID + TCT Show in Pittsburg. Commercial product availability has not yet been announced.

May 09, 2017
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