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Sponsored by Xometry is a one stop shop for manufacturing on demand and produces custom parts through a nationwide manufacturing partner network. Xometry capabilities include CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, 3D printing and urethane casting. The Xometry online quoting experience is available as a free Add-In within SOLIDWORKS! “The Add-In is all about efficiency,” said…

Presented by Here we are, 2016, and as you know, SolidSmack likes to look at what’s pushing product development ahead. Well, to look forward, it helps to look back… unless there’s a large bear, then you just want to skip the reminiscing and jump forward, hastily. We’ve got time, no bears, and a hefty dose…

Fasten back your face sacks, Develop3D Live is coming up in March… I think it’s March… Yes, I’ve just looked at the full moon shining across my garden shed shingles and it is indeed coming to you LIVE on March 26th, 2015. That’s a Thursday. It’s hands-down the best product development conference, and absolutely free…

안녕하세요! Strike up the band! Warn the children! Cover your grandma’s eyes! Inside 3D Printing Seoul kicks off NEXT WEEK. It’s set to be the first 3D printing trade show in South Korea, aaaaaaaaaaaand as one of the largest events Inside 3D Printing has hosted to date, SolidSmack readers can get in on the action…

Do you know what custom manufactured bio-armor suit possibilities there are with 3D printing? Probably a lot. And we’re convinced the only way you can find out is to attend the upcoming Inside 3D Printing event IN KOREA. Forget that you already know everyting there is to know about 3D printing (thanks to SolidSmack… ahem)…

Yes people, that image is a 3D printed shoeburger. The bun portion… obviously. So, what does it have to do with digital fabrication? Only everything AND the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo. The two day shindig kicks off April 22nd in New York City. Whether you’ve been thoroughly following this growing industry or are…

Continuing improvements in workstation graphics processing units (GPUs) allow users to dramatically increase interactivity with SolidWorks by upgrading existing workstations with the latest NVIDIA Quadro graphics. For example, a Dell Precision workstation running a current Quadro GPU, based on NVIDIA Fermi architecture, can deliver up to three times the performance of previous generations.

The universal challenges faced by Trek in creating a new generation racing bike apply to many companies today: Create products that are sturdy yet use lightweight materials, spot design defects earlier in the design phase and reduce time from sketch to physical prototype.

Specking out a new fixed or mobile workstation for your CAD work can be a challenge. First, you need to identify the type of work where you really spend most of your time. For example, do you model simple parts, complex assemblies, or both? Do you do first-pass or complex FEA or structural dynamics analyses?