Walkthrough of the new features in the v1.8 December release of the Live Parts™ technology preview, including material selection, embedded FEA, rotational symmetry, pressure forces and more.
If you haven’t heard of AMC Bridge, don’t worry—you will.
If you work for one of the major CAD companies or an innovative CAD startup like Onshape, your company may already have been a client of AMC Bridge.
Desktop Metal, maker of 3D printers, is valued at more than $1 billion and recently brought on Ford Motor as a strategic investor. The Burlington, Massachusetts-based startup is developing 3D technology to print products in steel, aluminum and other metals that could transform manufacturing. Bloomberg's Anne Mostue reports
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.
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.
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.
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.