The Most Engineering Technology You’ve Seen Jammed into 13 Minutes

As 2020 came to a close, it’s fair to say it was a year defined by both its difficult challenges and inventive solutions. Its lasting effects remain to be seen, though some seem more predictable at the current moment than others. One large shift we saw, partially due to necessity,…Read More

Learn How 2D DraftSight Complements 3D Design Tools

Young Industries, Inc., has manufactured conveying systems and related components since 1947 and holds many patents for problem-solving equipment. The engineering staff regularly evaluates better methods to develop, design, and manufacture custom-designed equipment for handling dry bulk materials in the chemical, petrochemical, ceramics, and coatings industries. The majority of Young…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

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

Coming to 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021: TITANS of CNC Partners with SOLIDWORKS

“Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been,” said the late Theodore von Karman, a mathematician, aerospace engineer and a physicist. Many of the things we see around us—from a simple chair to skyscrapers or even the most complex surgical robot—all require modern…Read More

Coming to 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021: American Chopper Star Designer Jason Pohl Joins SOLIDWORKS as an “Industrial Design Champion”

A few years ago a prominent industrial designer told me that SOLIDWORKS is to Industrial Design what a chainsaw is to ice sculpting, “everyone knows that a chainsaw can cut a tree, but very few know that is an effective tool for ice sculpting.” This has been true for many…Read More

Designing with a Purpose

by Danielle Schroeder Savanna’s purpose is not only to create beautiful designs but to also promote independence in the workplace while giving a portion of her proceeds to the Down Syndrome Association. Savanna’s stunning Kitchen, Bath, and Interior Design Contest entry caught our eye when we first saw it, and…Read More

Coral Maker is Saving Coral Reefs With Additive and Traditional Manufacturing

« Back to Blog home page When many people hear “coral reef,” they picture a rainbow array of creatures coexisting on the ocean floor, snorkeling on vacation, and perhaps even the ever-optimistic Finding Nemo. However, the stark reality is that because of climate change, many of the Earth’s reefs are…Read More

More Than120k People Have Watched xDesign Automate This (Formerly) Manual Table Saw

So, what kind of learner are you? Do you know? It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, actually. Our 2-year-old daughter seems like she’s only stimulated to learn once she realizes and accepts the real-world utility of a given item. And it seems that we, into our 20s,…Read More

Award-Winning Residential Construction Designer from the Philippines

by Kendra Dorosh Are you fascinated by the different architectural styles around the world? Travel with us to Laguna, Philippines as we uncover the source of Rodante Bernabe’s seemingly endless array of extremely detailed, beautiful designs… many of which have…Read More

ABCO Automation Shortened Design Cycles by 35 Percent with SOLIDWORKS PDM

ABCO Automation, Inc. designs and builds custom turnkey factory automation systems that enable manufacturers across the globe, including 3M, Goodyear, GE, and Coca-Cola, to overcome manufacturing challenges to achieve excellence. The company has developed a reputation for developing high-quality automation equipment to overcome difficult challenges within increasingly shorter lead times.…Read More

Nerding Out With GPUs, Visualize, and YouTube’s Linus Tech Tips

It’s summer and here in Pennsylvania, we’ve had some blazing hot days. And, in some of their recent videos, Linus Tech Tips has showcased blazing fast renderings while testing powerful GPUs using SOLIDWORKS Visualize. No, I didn’t just write this article for the purpose of writing out that intro. But…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

Horsepower in the Cloud

Some engineers reasonably argue that browser-based CAD systems (on the cloud) cannot compete against desktop systems. But is that actually true? Traditional desktop CAD systems typically require serious CPU and GPU. Installs are large and upgrades are non-trivial. Browser-based CAD systems have been on the rise, especially for small project…Read More

Team HyperShock Optimizes Robot Designs for Functionality, Efficiency, and Mojo with SOLIDWORKS

Will Bales and Tyler Bond built their first battling robot when they met the minimum requirement of 12 years of age for BattleBots IQ. Their 15-pound, full-body spinner robot made from an upside-down wok was named HeiferBot for its black-and-white pattern. They won their first battle and were hooked. Bales…Read More