20+ Fusion 360 Additive Manufacturing Tutorials

You probably noticed some tasty new Fusion 360 additive manufacturing capabilities, from the FFF space and slicers to the metal additive manufacturing capabilities and even Additive Simulation!In the midst of all these new updates, we thought now would be an appropriate time to revisit the many incredible additive manufacturing for…Read More

3 Types of Industrial Design Prototyping

The gap between initial concept/design intent and final design response can be closed by industrial design prototyping. A prototype embodies design intent and allows for hands-on research by industrial designers and engineers, which provides room for problem-solving alterations and validation. Additionally, stakeholders and end-users can examine the functional prototype for…Read More

Three Environmental Considerations for the FFF 3D Printing Process

3D printing is often viewed as an environmentally friendly manufacturing method because of its reduction in waste material. It’s also shaking up supply chains by allowing localization, consolidation, and reduced inventories. However, every manufacturing process has an environmental impact, and additive manufacturing is no exception. In this article, we’re going…Read More

Understanding the Different Additive Manufacturing Processes

If you’re reading this, you probably already know what a 3D printer is (if you don’t, then read this article about 3D printing vs. injection molding). But do you understand the differences between the vast number of additive manufacturing processes, technologies, and their applications?To start, here are three easy ways to categorize the various additive manufacturing technologies: 1. Melted…Read More

The SOLIDWORKS Grand Challenge: Everyone is a Creator

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on during 2020, SOLIDWORKS employees, like most office workers, worked remotely. Faced with an inability to see one another and a dearth of creative outlets, company executives tried to think of a way for employees to connect and build something together. A collaborative project that…Read More

3D Printing vs. Injection Molding: What You Need to Know

3D printing and injection molding are two manufacturing methods that are taking the industrial world by storm, especially when it comes to the mass production of plastic parts. Both are now essential tools for designers and are powerful product development approaches for teams and individuals alike. However, it’s worth noting…Read More

How to Use Generative Design Tools for Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing

Generative design helps us seek out new ways to solve engineering and product design problems. It helps us explore what lies beyond traditional design boundaries — especially when reducing weight, achieving high stiffness, and using minimal material are important goals. Many people still see generative design as a tool for…Read More

What Does the Future of 3D Printing Look Like?

Once a novelty pipe dream but now an established technology, 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) is positioned for real, important growth. Remember the early days of 3D printing? We shared a collective excitement for model versions of the Brooklyn Bridge and iconic cartoon characters to adorn our desks. Now, 3D…Read More

3DXTech & Gearbox3D Take Additive Manufacturing To the Next Level

In the last ten years, massive additive manufacturing innovations have firmly planted digital manufacturing into the industry’s zeitgeist. However, today two of the most pressing challenges for the technology remain: How do you print something with plastic that goes beyond a prototype? How do you reliably print with high temperature…Read More

Design for Additive Manufacturing with Fusion 360

Additive manufacturing creates many opportunities for rapidly producing parts, although, like all manufacturing methods, it has its constraints. Due to these constraints (which can include overhangs, minimum detail size, build platform size, and more), it is important to design for additive manufacturing by considering the manufacturing method during the design…Read More

Making Impossible Street Furniture Possible With Generative Design

« Back to Blog home pageA park bench made to demonstrate the everyday use of generative design to a wider audience. When you see it, you stop; it looks so familiar but starkly different. Straight-lined wooden slats squarely frame those formless tendrils, a metallic exoskeleton supporting this quite arresting object.…Read More

Additive Manufacturing’s Industrial Significance in Aerospace

« Back to Blog home page In the industrial world, the rise of 3D printing — or additive manufacturing — has been a revelation in cost savings and efficiency. The market is growing exponentially as industries realize the benefits of additive manufacturing — and the aerospace industry is no exception.…Read More

That Arm Will Cost You an Arm and a Leg

Easton LaChappelle created his first animatronic robotic hand for an eighth-grade science fair project. People readily related to the movements of a hand with fingers made from electrical tubing hooked up to fishing-line tendons powered by simple, small motors from model airplanes. After that science fair, LaChappelle came up with…Read More

Students Experiment with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

To check out the collaboration features of the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, Nathan, Wallace, and I, three interns at Dassault Systèmes  SOLIDWORKS®, devised and created a robotic arm that could play four different sports. We used Project Planner to create an overall plan and assigned precise tasks for each of us. My…Read More

Collaboration In Fusion 360 | Part 2 | Impact at Every Stage

« Back to Blog home page For Managers I’ll be sharing three tools that a company of 1 to 100+ can employ in Fusion 360 that will increase productivity 10x. From consumer electronics to furniture, architecture, and manufacturing, these workflows can be used no matter what vertical you’re working in.…Read More