Minimizing Support Removal Time with DfAM for FDM

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Minimizing Support Removal Time with DfAM for FDM Soluble support material is a feature unique to Additive Manufacturing and is responsible for enabling the seamless printing of organic geometries and build parts. In contrast to the many possibilities that soluble support material opens up, it also has downsides, particularly in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printing. In FDM printing, soluble support material is notorious for increasing build times, the material cost of the part, and the amount of time dedicated to […]

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2D Meshing with Altair

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2D meshing of components with varying thickness using the new direct Midmesh tool in HyperMesh and HyperWorks 2D meshing of components with varying thicknesses such as castings, injection moldings and extrusions have always been a challenge due to their complicated features and varying thicknesses. The mid-surface extraction tool in HyperMesh does a great job for components with uniform thickness, but for those with varying thicknesses there are lots of challenges. The traditional approach of meshing these parts in HyperMesh is, […]

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Customer Story: Acer Technologies

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The 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systemes is a solution that CATI customer Acer Technologies seemed to have sought after since their inception. “When I started about 11 years ago, I wanted Acer to be a virtual company. No server to host, no office, can work whenever, however, from anywhere. My mission statement was essentially to be an extension of a company’s engineering department.” says JP Judge, Owner of Acer Technologies. “3DEXPERIENCE has allowed us to be the virtual company we […]

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Introducing the Stratasys J55

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Stratasys’ new J55 3D Printer has taken desktop PolyJet 3D printing leaps and bounds from where it once stood. With a rotating build tray and multi-material capabilities, the J55 will give you faster 3D prints with hyper-realistic textures and Pantone certified color. Imagine multiple full color prototypes done overnight that feel exactly like your product. Let’s take a deeper look into how this is accomplished. Print Speed Most improvements we’ve seen for 3D printing regarding speed are minor tweaks with […]

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DriveWorks World 2020 Goes Virtual

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As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to be monitored, our partner DriveWorks has made the decision to transition DriveWorks World 2020 to a virtual event, stating health and safety as their top priorities. DriveWorks World technical sessions will be hosted online and available free of charge to all DriveWorks Pro Customers with Subscription and DriveWorks Partners. Even if you weren’t registered for DriveWorks World 2020, you can still join for the digital version of the event. The virtual sessions will take […]

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Customer Story: Nexxt Spine

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For over 10 years, Nexxt Spine, headquartered in Noblesville, IN, has been designing and manufacturing customized implants and medical devices for spinal fusion surgeries. Few products demand the level of precision and customization as these medical devices implanted in the human body. Nexxt Spine’s engineering and manufacturing team relies on SOLIDWORKS to get the job done. With the help of SOLIDWORKS, Nexxt Spine can keep all their design and manufacturing onsite, which is rare for their industry. With SOLIDWORKS as […]

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Introducing innovate3D

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  We’re sure many of you were excited to attend AMUG, Rapid, and various other industry trade shows this spring, and so were we. That is why starting on March 31st we’re presenting a web series called innovate3D: bring your ideas to life. We will be making all of our trade show presentations and demos, as well as some of our more popular 3DEXPERIENCE World presentations, available to you for free through this virtual series. You won’t even have to […]

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