Upcoming Tradeshows

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                    Check us out at our upcoming tradeshows near you this fall: Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo | September 10–12, 2019 Suburban Collection Showplace | Novi, Mich. Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show | October 22–24, 2019 Suburban Collection Showplace | Novi, Mich. Wichita Industrial Trade Show | October 22–24, 2019 Century II Expo Hall | Wichita, Kan. Quality Show | October 22–24, 2019 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | […]

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Training at CATI

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You have the tools you need—now what do you do with them? SOLIDWORKS training through Computer Aided Technology provides our customers with a rich set of comprehensive classes and flexible delivery from our certified training centers. SOLIDWORKS provides powerful tools, but without the right know-how, the full potential of these tools cannot be attained. CATI instructors are certified by SOLIDWORKS, Stratasys, and our other partners to provide their complete catalog of course offerings. We have also developed unique classes to […]

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Stratasys J735 and J750 are Pantone-Validated

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If seeing is believing, holding something this vivid is knowing for sure. The Stratasys J735 and J750 deliver unrivaled aesthetics to your brightest ideas and boldest ambitions with true, full-color capability, texture mapping and color gradients. 3D print prototypes that look, feel and operate like the finished products in multiple materials and colors without sacrificing time for intricacy and complexity. Better communicate designs with vivid, realistic samples, and save on manual post-processing delays and costs. Stratasys J735 and J750 printers […]

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SOLIDWORKS PDM: What are the real costs of losing data?

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Does this sound familiar? You’re a design engineer trying to apply updates to one of your company’s design projects. You search for the latest version of the project’s design file. After spending 20 fruitless minutes on the department’s file server, you start searching your own local computer—hoping that you at least have a version that is somewhat up to date. The good news is that you found a file that at least enables you to work on the design. The […]

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Fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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Simplify your electrical design process with SOLIDWORKS Electrical, the first practical solution for collaborative electro-mechanical system design. SOLIDWORKS Electrical provides easy-to-use tools for: Seamless collaboration between electrical and mechanical design teams Powerful schematic design tools for electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems Synchronization between schematics and 3D SOLIDWORKS CAD models The unification of design documentation among all departments Watch the video and see how to easily create electrical designs.

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Desktop Metal’s 316L stainless steel

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New Material Characterized by its corrosion resistance and good mechanical properties at both high and low temperatures, 316L is a fully austenitic stainless steel—now available to print with the Studio System+. About the Material 316L is a molybdenum-bearing, fully austenitic stainless steel. It’s known for its excellent corrosion resistance—for example, it’s resistance to pitting corrosion—and mechanical properties at both high and low temperatures. 316L is a common material used in a wide variety of applications, including: Chemical and petrochemical processing […]

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Desktop Metal Studio System: 3D-Printed Flexures

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The Desktop Metal Studio System+ offers not only the convenience of office-friendly 3D printing, but the ability to 3D-print metal flexures. Flexure: (n.) A flexible feature (or combination of elements) within a part, engineered to be compliant in specific degrees of freedom. Background Flexures are used for precise adjustment in devices like optical stages and actuating clamps—such as collets and compliant features—where minimizing backlash is critical. Based on their geometric complexity, fine features, and susceptibility to vibration, flexure designs are challenging […]

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Upcoming Webinars

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CATI hosts a number of events live online through Webex. Online events range from monthly SOLIDWORKS CATIpult sessions, PDM, 3DExperience, 3D Scanning, and 3D printing sessions. August Bring Your Design to Life with Visualize Professional, August 15, 2019 from 1–2 p.m. CT SOLIDWORKS CATIpult Session: Sheet Metal Basics Using SOLIDWORKS, August 22, 2019 from 1–2 p.m. CT New and Improved from Creaform, August 27, 2019 from 1–2 p.m. CT September Accelerating Your Assembly Process with Mates, September 5, 2019 from […]

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Customer Story: Goebel & Co. Furniture

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Most people think of top-end, bespoke handcrafted furniture as in opposition to the quick work SOLIDWORKS makes of prototyping and design. For Martin Goebel, president and design director at Goebel & Co. Furniture in Saint Louis, Missouri, the two go hand in hand. Martin has made it his mission to marry traditional, analog furniture-making to modern, digital design. He started out with a traditional European apprenticeship in northern California when he was 19, working under a renowned handmade furniture maker, […]

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CamelBak: Hydration Meets Design Innovation

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  Learn how the design team at CamelBak uses SOLIDWORKS to create the most innovative products that keep the world properly hydrated, all while reducing single-use water bottle waste. CamelBak not only designs unique products, but must also build creative new tools for testing and manufacturing to ensure their products meet rigorous standards. Learn how CamelBak uses SOLIDWORKS to: Reduce design iterations before creating physical prototypes Create custom designs starting within SOLIDWORKS Design parts in-house used for testing each concept […]

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