Have you ever looked at a material data sheet and wondered what flexural strength and flexural modulus are? Or considered how those properties relate to the 3D printing world? What is Flexural Strength? Flexural strength refers to the resistance of a material to breaking when subjected to a … [Read more...] about Quick Tips to Maximize Your Markforged Part Strength
In 2019, Markforged introduced four new metals for their Metal X 3D printer, including Inconel 625 and D2 Tool Steel. Read about all previously released Metal X materials in our related blog post. Now, Markforged is opening its Metal X platform to even more applications by introducing the ability … [Read more...] about Markforged Brings 3D Printable Copper to the Metal X
So, you’ve registered for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 in Music City. You may be asking yourself, “what do I need to know before I go?” Don’t worry. We have compiled a list of things to look out for and tips to navigate the conference that will help you have the best experience possible! As you may … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for 3DEXPERIENCE World?
Congratulations! You’ve purchased SOLIDWORKS and are on your way to creating amazing 3D CAD designs. If this is your first time with the software, however, you may be unsure on how to get started. Before you can get to designing, you must activate your SOLIDWORKS license. Why Product Activation … [Read more...] about Activate Your SOLIDWORKS Product in 5 Easy Steps
Who doesn’t love sitting back and grubbing on some tasty crab? Although recreational crab season got off to a late start this year in the Bay Area, I’m excited to share how my experience went trying my hand at crabbing for the first time. I'll cover how I used SOLIDWORKS and HP 3D printing … [Read more...] about Technology That Fits: Creating a Custom Crab Gauge With 3D Printing
We’ve already covered techniques for creating models using the auto-surface tool combined with solid primitives. That approach works well for models that are predominantly free form in shape but have some critical areas that need to be expressed as proper CAD features. But what about the … [Read more...] about Hybrid Modeling With the Solidify Tool in Geomagic Design X
Most CAD users are familiar with the relative difficulty of modeling organic shapes and complex curvature using traditional CAD tools. While some CAD programs and reverse engineering programs have automated surfacing techniques to better deal with these geometries, they are not conducive to … [Read more...] about Hybrid Modeling With Geomagic Design X
If you’ve ever opened SOLIDWORKS, you likely already know that there’s more capability within the software than any individual user could hope to use in a single lifetime. Despite all of the often-untapped potential in SOLIDWORKS, however, users in certain technical fields may find that the software … [Read more...] about Top 10 Partner Products for SOLIDWORKS