Leveraging 3D Technology in the Product Development Lifecycle

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In previous blogs I introduced you to our new product, the Creaform hand-held scanners. I want to share a presentation in which we used our 3D technology to produce a part in production material. On a Wednesday morning we had a customer provide us with the following requirements for their legacy part… Customer didn't have CAD or paper drawings Is it possible to scan for electronic data? Add another outlet Incorporate LED lights 3D print for verification Produce in Delrin/Acetal […]

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Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG)

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This past Monday I returned from the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference. Once again we set attendance (both overall and first time attendee), sponsorship and exhibition records. For those of you that do not know, The Additive Manufacturing Users Group's origins date back to the early 1990s when the founding industry users group was called 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Users Group, a user group solely focused on the advancement of stereolithography (SL) use with the owners and operators of 3D […]

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PLASTICS TECH TIP: Configuration Integration (with video)

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics gives you a little more flexibility than our other simulation tools with respect to simulation model management. In particular, you can choose if you want to link your simulations to your SOLIDWORKS CAD configurations. This is a handy way to manage multiple Plastics analyses but you only have to manage one CAD file. For example, if you have just run a plastics simulation and you want to change a gate location, material, or process setting you can copy […]

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SimpoeWorks for plastic injection simulation

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SimpoeWorks is a great plastic injection simulation solution fully embeded into SOLIDWORKS graphic user environment. SimpoeWorks enables SOLIDWORKS users to simulate complete manufacturing process of their plastic parts, from filling to warpage. There are four modules in  SimpoeWorks SimpoeWorks FILL, simulates part filling. Here users can visualize melt front, air traps, temperature and pressure distributions, shear rate, clamping forces. Also optimize gate locations. SimpoeWorks PACK helps identify sink mark locations, optimize part manufactuing time and residual constraints. SimpoeWorks COOL simulates […]

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