Articles by Damon Tordini

Articles by Damon Tordini

Damon Tordini is the Product Manager for Plastics and Flow Simulation out of Hawk Ridge Systems’ Costa Mesa, California office. Damon received the SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer award in 2012 and is a two-time presenter at SOLIDWORKS World. When he's not waiting for his last simulation to finish, you can probably find him making some kind of noise which he claims is music.
How CST Studio Suite is Improving 5G Antennae Design

How CST Studio Suite is Improving 5G Antennae Design

You’ve seen the commercials and heard the buzz – 5G wireless communication networks are here and promise a future where millions of people and devices share data and interact in real-time. 

With so much data flying through the air, designing 5G antennae that get these signals to the right place with minimal interference to or from the surrounding environment is an ever-present challenge. One option for predicting the behavior of these signals is to use an electromagnetics analysis software like SIMULIA CST Studio Suite, which enables users to optimize these elements in a robust simulation environment and ensure the products pass their required physical testing. 

August 31, 2022
Why Tapping Into the SOLIDWORKS Product Portfolio Improves Manufacturing of Plastic Parts

Why Tapping Into the SOLIDWORKS Product Portfolio Improves Manufacturing of Plastic Parts

Hawk Ridge Systems has long pride itself as the premier experts in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD across North America, serving a huge range of customers in industries ranging from industrial equipment to medical devices. Naturally, helping these companies design and manufacture quality plastic parts has long been one of our core success stories.

While the parametric modeling features in SOLIDWORKS have always enabled designers to create complex part designs with detailed surfaces and tolerancing information, finding a way to manufacture these parts efficiently has often been a deeper challenge. Thankfully, Hawk Ridge Systems has over the years expanded to the rest of the SOLIDWORKS product portfolio and beyond to help bridge those gaps.

February 16, 2022
Introducing SIMULIA Fluid Dynamics Engineer

Introducing SIMULIA Fluid Dynamics Engineer

In the realm of fluid flow and thermal analysis, the tool of choice has long been SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, which lets users create and run true CFD analyses directly from the SOLIDWORKS environment. While the ease of use and CAD integration will continue to make Flow Simulation popular for years to come, SOLIDWORKS designers now have another choice for traditional Navier-Stokes based CFD utilizing the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

February 1, 2022
Hawk Ridge Systems Partner Reopens Dental Offices with Corona Shield

Hawk Ridge Systems Partner Reopens Dental Offices with Corona Shield

At Hawk Ridge Systems, we’re proud to have established relationships with a range of respected product and service suppliers through our Certified Partner Program. We vet the solutions these companies offer based on their ability to fill the gaps in a typical SOLIDWORKS-based engineering process. One such partner, designPORT Product Development, is our official partner for product creation and engineering services in California, Oregon and Washington.

February 17, 2021
How SOLIDWORKS Plastics Can Help Maintain the Supply Chain

How SOLIDWORKS Plastics Can Help Maintain the Supply Chain

When it comes to the world of consumable products, most experts know that economies of scale are everything. Whether they be food containers or medical supplies, producing these items quickly and cheaply enough in order to be enjoyed by the world’s population is only possible with mass production and the technologies that make it possible, such as plastic injection molding.

As if producing vast quantities of products wasn’t already challenging enough, the world’s supply chains have faced an unprecedented challenge in the face of the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic. Shortages have cropped up in everything from bottled water to toiletries, and of course medical equipment.

August 20, 2020