SolidWorks training mistakes and how to avoid them

The way designers and engineers are taught to use SolidWorks apparently has some fundamental flaws, according to Matt May, director of sales for SolidProfessor . SolidWorks is a solid modeling CAD and CAE program that runs on Microsoft Windows. The traditional training model for SolidWorks is that a company will purchase software and go through training in

Miki Pulley launches configurable 3D CAD product downloads

Designers can now select and configure the exact Miki coupling, brake and clutch solution for a particular application at The 3D model interface allows for an intuitive, faceted search that customers can quickly find a solution. To select the correct product, the system designer simply enters the product type. The search will provide varying

Thales Alenia Space España selects MSC Apex to reduce physical tests

MSC Software announced that Thales Alenia Space España selected MSC Apex to decrease the number of physical prototypes and to improve their product designs in compliance with international regulations regarding safety and strength. Thales Alenia Space España is a Spanish subsidiary of Thales Alenia Space, dedicated to the development of space systems and equipment for

Your top 6 CT scanning parts questions, answered

As an industry, we are highly aware of computed tomography (CT) scanning for diagnostics for patients. But these devices are valuable to the device manufacturing industry as well—particularly for examining micron level requirements. Using the technology can help manufacturers speed development and innovation, as well as improve quality and accuracy. According to Keith Calvert, director of

DeviceTalks: Marie Johnson’s mission to stop sudden heart attack deaths

Marie Johnson never had any intention of becoming the CEO of a medical device company with a mission of “changing the world,” but then again she never had any intention of becoming a widow with two small children, either. Johnson, the founder and CEO of Northfield, Minn.-based Aum Cardiovascular, was a PhD student in 2002

CGI Motion presents updated CGI 2D and 3D CAD model functionality

CGI Motion, a manufacturer of custom precision gearboxes, precision assemblies and mechanical sub-assemblies, announced its latest and newly updated 2D and 3D CAD model library that now supports CGI gearbox matching with motors from top manufacturers. Simply choose the CGI gearbox for your application or current product in use. On the CGI-3D-model-configuratorreturn page, select the desired ratio,

MSC Apex Diamond Python and Smart Midsurface speeds modeling to validation

MSC Software announced a new release of MSC Apex, the company’s award-winning next generation Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) platform. The MSC Apex Diamond Python release introduces: · The fourth release of MSC Apex Modeler is a CAE Specific direct modeling and meshing solution that streamlines CAD clean-up, simplification and meshing workflow. New in this release is

Albright Technologies expands their silicone offerings

Albright Technologies, a rapid silicone prototyper, has added silicone injection molding tooling and services to its product lineup. Liquid silicone injection molding became a suitable product offering as Albright expanded its offerings to better serve the silicone molding market. While silicone prototypes are commonly manufactured with low volumes in mind; injection molded liquid silicone rubber parts are

Pepping up PEP: Launching of new Design & Additive Manufacturing Center

Precision Engineered Products’s (PEP) new “Design & Additive Manufacturing Center,” which opens in August 2015, already has several projects underway, particularly prototyping projects using the center’s advanced capabilities. Carl Anderson, general manager at the Design & Additive Manufacturing Center, explained that the original concept was to establish a strong design and additive manufacturing presence for

New downloading benefit for 3D and 2D CAD data

In cooperation with CADENAS, HellermannTyton is providing the 3D and 2D CAD data of thousands of its products for free download from the company website starting June 2. HellermannTyton is one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of products for fastening, fixing, marking, protecting and processing cables and wires. By implementing this CADENAS service,