Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Paybacks of Going Digital with Computer-aided-design (CAD)


Today, all major industries are progressing towards integrating technology into their systems and operations to boost their business. When talking about the engineering industry, technology has indeed created an ingenious impact. Computer-aided-design (CAD) has emerged as a boon to the engineering fraternity. Out of the several benefits offered by CAD, let us have a look at the ones that are crowd-pleasing.

Flexibility of Drawn to Scale


With CAD, creating accurate designs have become easier using the draw to scale feature. The created drawings are flexible to obtain a 2D or 3D view for better assessment. Unlike, the manual blueprints, the scale created in CAD can be easily changed according to the business exigencies. Wherein the manual blueprints, the scale has to be determined at the beginning of the designing process.

Enhance your Productivity


To compress the time taken for designing is the key to get to the market faster. CAD software assists the designer to envisage the end product, its assemblies, and associated components well in advance in order to allow every bit of required modifications, if at all mandatory. CAD systems enable you to integrate, evaluate, and document the designs, resulting in the quicker designing process while curtailing the cost and slashing the project timelines.

Design Accurately


With several distinctive features up for grabs in the CAD system, professionals have the advantage of creating accurate designs. The features help you to eliminate the errors drastically in the final product. There are several methods that can be chosen to make adjustments to the minuscule levels to attain the requisite dimensions. That would mean offering great quality in the shortest span of time.

Repository of Designs and Data


CAD features storing of the designing data like products, dimensions, component parts, shape, details of materials used etc. for future reference. This comes as a great boon to the engineers as many times there are certain products which may have common components.  They may be either basic or intermediate part. CAD allows the engineer to pick up the required fitting parts from the existing repository of designs for designing of new products in a swift manner and with the least possible effort. The drawings can also be saved and any number of copies can be printed whenever required.

Effortless Sharing of Information


In addition to easy storage, CAD makes the digital designs and blueprints easily transportable. This feature is a blessing to large manufacturing organizations having complex networks of internal and external stakeholders. This gives an edge to the designers over the cumbersome manual drawings and scanning overloaded file cabinets. You can actually share the drawings digitally to your customers or peers in no time, no matter where they are located.

To conclude, it is quite obvious that CAD has plentiful perks over traditional designing that is growing at an accelerated speed. Thence, going digital with your blueprints with CAD solutions is definitely a prudent step for creating hassle-free, faster and cheaper designs for complex manufacturing setups.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how Computer-aided-design (CAD) could help your next project, do contact us today. We’ll be happy to help.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SMART MANUFACTURING - What's NEW in SOLIDWORKS 2018

FEATURES FOR THE USERS, REQUESTED BY THE USERS 


Great products begin with great designs - from concepts to manufactured parts and assemblies. SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides new tools and enhancements to help you get your design to manufacturing faster, with higher quality and at lower costs. From a more intuitive user interface to improved sheet metal design tools, many of the new enhancements and improvements were added based on your requests. Take a look at some of the new features and discover how SOLIDWORKS 2018 can help accelerate innovation and grow your business.


FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS IN SOLIDWORKS 2018


SOLIDWORKS CAM FOR CNC MACHINING 


Users can now seamlessly integrate design and manufacturing with easy-to-use, world class CAM technology. Powered by CAMWorks™, SOLIDWORKS® CAM is production-proven, seamlessly integrated CAM for SOLIDWORKS that provides rules-based machining and automatic feature recognition to dramatically streamline, and even automate, CNC manufacturing operations.

WORK DIRECTLY WITH MESH DATA


Work with mesh data similar to surface or solid geometry. Combine, intersect, split, move/copy, cut with surface, and check for interference. In addition, quickly fit surface bodies to regions of mesh models.

MORE FLEXIBILITY WITH 3D INTERCONNECT


Seamlessly work with more file formats including ACIS, STEP and IGES, and automatically update your design whenever new files are received. In addition, 3D Interconnect now supports internal file information like custom properties, materials properties and reference axes.

Also Read: SOLIDWORKS 2018: How Great Designs Get Built

NEW, MORE INTUITIVE USER EXPERIENCE


SOLIDWORKS 2018 supports freehand sketching with pen or touch on compatible devices. Enhancements to mouse gestures and user interface customization also help speed product development.

REFINED SHEET METAL DESIGN TOOLS


SOLIDWORKS 2018 includes tab and slot features for self-fixturing of parts for welding, a normal cut feature to ensure clearances are included for manufacturing, and tools to easily create or flatten corners that include three bends.

COLLABORATE MORE EFFICIENTLY FOR MODEL BASED ENTERPRISE


Speed up design detailing while also streamlining and automating downstream manufacturing tasks, such as CNC programming and inspection, by importing 3D models along with PMI from all major CAD formats, as well as STEP 242.

POWERFUL USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL ROUTING


Routing is faster and easier with more detail than ever before. New features include drag and drop of in-line connectors and support for shrink-wraps and boots. Users can also now flatten a route in drawing with support for clips and disjointed routes.
SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides new tools and enhancements to help you get your design to manufacturing faster, with higher quality and at lower costs. 
Smart Manufacturing is all about getting good ideas to market faster, more efficiently and cost effectively.  - Kishore Boyalakuntla (Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management and SOLIDWORKS brand UX leader)

GENERATIVE DESIGN FOR BETTER PART GEOMETRY 


Utilize the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study tool to automatically optimize the shape of a design based on weight, function, and manufacturing criteria. Improve performance or reduce product weight based on simulation and manufacturing constraints.

SOLIDWORKS INSPECTION SUPPORT FOR MBD


With the enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2018, you can now create inspection documentation directly from 3D models with Production Manufacturing Information, as well as from 2D drawings, PDFs, and TIFFs. SOLIDWORKS Inspection is now integrated with SOLIDWORKS PDM, and supports SOLIDWORKS part and assembly files (*.sldprt, *.sldasm), as well as non-native 3D CAD formats.

DESIGN BRANCHING AND MERGING


Users are able to investigate different design approaches without affecting approved files with the new features in SOLIDWORKS PDM. The software also helps to streamline the process of working with external users. 

AUTOMATED PDF CREATION FOR SOLIDWORKS DRAWINGS


SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard can automatically create PDFs from SOLIDWORKS drawings via workflow transitions. The new features eliminate the manual creation of PDFs to enable better collaboration and help the migration from Workgroup PDM.

AUTOMATIC REVISION TABLE UPDATE


SOLIDWORKS PDM can now manage and automatically update SOLIDWORKS revision tables, allowing users to streamline their engineering change processes by reducing manual data entry and drawing updating.

CLOUD-CONNECTED SOLIDWORKS


Empower desktop computers with cloud convenience through online licensing. SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing makes using your license on multiple machines effortless. The SOLIDWORKS login moves customized content and settings to any machine on which SOLIDWORKS is installed. The SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal allows easier management of SOLIDWORKS products and services.

SOLIDWORKS MANAGE FOR PROJECT AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT


SOLIDWORKS Manage provides data management, project management, and process management all in one familiar package. It adds powerful project, process, and item management capabilities to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

See the Infographics: WHAT'S New in SOLIDWORKS 2018: 3D CAD 

IT’S A SMARTER WAY TO GO


The new features and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2018 enable designers and engineering teams to work faster than ever before. With 3D design data at the center of the process, SOLIDWORKS allows changes from design or manufacturing to flow automatically to all related CAD models, CAM programs, drawings, and documentation. Managing changes has never been easier.

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2018 and related solutions at https://launch.solidworks.com/


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

SOLIDWORKS – A Complete Integrated Product Development Platform

SOLIDWORKS is the most popular 3D CAD software used widely by the manufacturing companies to take care of the complexities of product development in the dynamic business environment.

SOLIDWORKS boosts strategic alliances, teamwork and unifies systems with integrated solutions for designing of products, its validation, documentation, and thorough product data management.


Across the diverse industries, ideal product development programs tend to be in sequential steps. The process starts at designing a perception, followed by creating the structure of the product with all its components and connectors, then moving forward to the testing and optimizing the prospective design for a realistic performance and safety. The final step includes creating and publishing the technological docket inclusive of user manuals, assembly instructions and manufacturing the product.

With the integrated and concurrent pathway, SOLIDWORKS saves the valuable time and money keeping intact the supreme quality and innovative yield. The integrated platform reduces the expensive reworks and helps the users to carry out the product development process steps in a parallel workflow. SOLIDWORKS helps is advantageous in:

Checking the performance during designing step thereby eliminating the risk of expensive alternatives
Increasing the efficiency in product data management and increasing the accessibility and communicability of design between the stakeholders
Creating effective designs without many alterations

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD has several tools integrated into the product development platform. The SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional provides a helpful collection of designs which can be used in developing state-of-art designs or creating a dynamic modification of existing designs at a later stage. This tool assists the users to monitor the progress of the product design, take care of the design versions thereby saving valuable time and huge costs. This tool can be effectively used to explore the designs similar to the required ones while using typical components and connectors.

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation tool proves advantageous in evaluating multiple design alternatives prior to entering into the manufacturing step.

The SOLIDWORKS Visualize tool creates lifelike images for presentations, flyers, brochures and 3D animations. The tool features automated amendment of changes and displays model variations as and when required.  The SOLIDWORKS Inspection tool scrutinizes the design and makes sure it is ready for manufacturing.  Dissemination of the relevant information and data essential for the manufacturing step is governed by SOLIDWORKS MBD. This tool leads the manufacturing process in 3D and therefore, integrates the production process by reducing the course, eliminating the errors and operates in complete compliance with the industry standards.

The SOLIDWORKS Composer tool uses the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD data to design high-resolution 3D images and animations for technical presentations to elucidate the most intricate assembly.

This easy-to-use tool operates directly with the software and benefits users in reducing the time taken for production and cost for technical documentations.

Each of the different tools integrated into the SOLIDWORKS software is easy-to-use and can be implemented faster. The extensible solutions let the users adopt the capabilities needed with maximum flexibility. SOLIDWORKS turns out to be a favorable return on investment by enhancing the competence to launch innovative products in the market at a faster rate and low costs.

Engineering Technique has an extensive experience in the 3D CAD systems and its offerings. Having partnered with Dassault Systemes, Engineering Technique has become an authorized reseller of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design and modeling software in Gujarat region of India.  With the integrated capabilities of simulation, motion, routing and circuit works, SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD systems become a powerful tool for manufacturing fraternity to accelerate their product development process. Engineering Technique can support you in managing the life-cycle of your product development through the use of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD systems.

Monday, July 17, 2017

3D Printing – A Boon to the Engineering Industry


The engineering and manufacturing industries have seen a paradigm shift following the evolution of 3D CAD systems. This evolution has created numerous opportunities for the existing as well as the newcomers joining the industry.

Expiration of patients and elimination of IP hurdles has contributed to the high acclaim of the use of 3D printing machines in the engineering industry. The recent advancements in the technology have made 3D printing a dependable and the accelerated approach for launching innovative products into the markets.

The value of 3D printing has gained popularity in within the engineering fraternity, bringing greater worth and return on investment (ROI) to the business. Significant transformations have taken place in the designing of product including the product components.

According to the sources, it is acknowledged that 3D prototyping is the most imperative reason why the manufacturing companies are adopting the 3D technology, today. Along with this, the product development and innovation techniques are also paving their way into the industry.


The use of conventional manufacturing techniques has several limitations while creating an array of shapes, thus, the adaptability of these structures also become limited. With 3D printing, creating shapes becomes easier and produces structures that are more viable for production and ultimately the use of the product.

3D printing is useful for creating intricate structures and the associated assemblies easily. With the use of 3D printing technology, a significant reduction has been observed in the cost, time and labour taken in the process of enhancing the parts consisting of components or different elements, including metals. 3D printing has provided access to multi-material printing, innovative combinations, and unexplored material blends.

With the 3D Printers, the ability to print on demand has increased. This process can be either developed in-house or can be outsourced to specialist 3D printing services providers. With this, the demand for maintaining physical stock has reduced. The lag time of producing prototypes based on the customer requests have now been decreased substantially.

High-speed and flawless 3D printing is embarked upon concrete 3D designs. SOLIDWORKS demonstrates itself to be an excellent tool when it comes to 3D printing as it integrates all vital tools to offer design solutions. SOLIDWORKS integrates with Stratasys machines to print 3D designs quickly and easily.

Stratasys machines produce functioning models or end-use thermoplastic components from the desktop or shop floor. Stratasys now offers “PolyJet technology (PolyJet)” and “Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)” with an influential range of additive manufacturing elements, comprising of lucid, and biocompatible photopolymers, and sturdy high-performance thermoplastics. A perfect amalgamation of such elements helps capitalize on the perks of 3D printing all the way through the product development phase.

Apart from the engineering and manufacturing community, the 3D printing technology has become an essential tool for the people coming from the art fraternity. As commonly as the 3D technology is used to build houses, commercial buildings, roadways, bridges, etc., it is also widely used to create artistic figurines. The unique feature of 3D printing technology has become a strong ally to the artistes worldwide to translate their imagination into tangible works of sculptural art.

Engineering Technique is a leading provider of 3D printing services to all manufacturing companies across the India. Engineering Technique has partnered with EnvisionTEC, as an authorized distributor for its high-quality range of 3D printers which can create 3D prints in a wide range of materials and color to Indian companies and academic institutions. Engineering Technique uses the following technologies for 3D printing:

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Digital Light Projector (DLP)
Laser-based Stereolithography (SLA)
Selective Layer Sintering (SLS)
Polyjet 3D Printing

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Friday, July 14, 2017

SOLIDWORKS Products Fundamentals Series

Are you Still Limiting Yourself to 2D Design?

It’s time for you to move to 3D Design with SOLIDWORKS, easy-to-use 3D CAD DESIGNING SOLUTIONS which can give you greater control of the form, fit, and function of your designs. With SOLIDWORKS solutions, you have the tools to quickly go from concept to design, make changes, verify performance, and communicate your design to the shop floor and your customers.

Here we bring to you the benefits of designing with SOLIDWORKS Solutions.

Checkout the SOLIDWORKS products fundamentals videos as below:



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Friday, July 7, 2017

Picking up the right 3D CAD software - An intelligent choice

CAD systems have become the backbone of cutting-edge innovations and development of new products in the field of engineering and manufacturing industry. Companies accelerate their innovations and enhance the development process at the same time decreasing the expenditure using them.

CAD has created its own niche in the blueprint industry. Amongst the diverse industries, 3D CAD systems capture between one-third and one-half of the systems. The rest of the systems are used for 2D computer-aided designing.

There are several engineering CAD systems prevailing in the market namely, Autodesk, CATIA, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Kompas 3D, etc. Each CAD system may have distinctive characteristics and features for 3D modeling and create designs.


Selection of the apt CAD software is a strenuous task when there is no familiarity or very little knowledge of the operating mechanism. For choosing the 3D CAD system, fitting one’s expectations, the following criteria need to be considered:

Proficiency & Adept 3D Modeling


The fundamental facet of 3D CAD system allows the user to create product design in a well-timed manner. It becomes necessary to evaluate the efficiency of CAD software for creating designs in 3D with minimal efforts but sustaining the quality of the output. CAD software should support the users in the stages of their product development process including analysis, amalgamation and documentation of the absolute design procedure.

Effortless Exchanging Of Documentation 


Using an appropriate CAD system eradicates the necessity for translation of files between systems. As compared with the expenditures incurred for recreating the designs based on the interactions with the customers, the 3D CAD systems offer the feature of exchanging CAD files with external parties benefiting both in terms of cost, valuable time and delivering unsurpassed quality.

Future-ready Tool in-line with current standards


The 3D CAD system should be selected keeping in mind the standard you require for all of your drawings in terms of dimensions, tolerances, imprinting, and items lineup. The blueprints generated should be available in common formats.

Several manufacturers use annotated 3D models, often popular as “model-based definition” for providing their remarks on the drawings, saving significant time by simplifying the management of the product and eliminating errors in execution of the changes.

State-of-art tool for giving life to your designs


Apart from the time and cost reduction features, a 3D CAD system is responsible for the quality of testing, wiring of machinery, controlling the budgeted cost and records for successful inspection of the components of the product. A perfect amalgamation of these features into suitable add-ins into your CAD system can cut down the time taken for the product launch in the market.

Aiding product data management


CAD systems integrated with product data management software are ought to help the designers to control the dissemination of critical information to the key stakeholders. A variety of information such as component listings, in-stock items, cost estimation support the users to plan their resources effectively.

Cutting-edge research & analysis to secure your ROI


The CAD systems should be capable of integrating the new advancements in the technology from time to time. The systems with a proven record of high performance across reputed manufacturing organizations should be opted for.

Cordial alliance


The supplier for CAD systems should be able to offer customized packages as per the requirement of their customers to support the comprehensive needs as well as standalone requirements.

Easy to apprehend


The CAD systems should be easy to learn and should have in-built tutorials, quick online support and an exhaustive library of data to accelerate the learning process.

Access to serviceable Supplier


The CAD system should be purchased from a renowned dealer with a proven track record of quality and high-performance service metrics. Adequate training and instant support should be provided by the dealer.

Picking up the perfect CAD system requires discreet thinking, an in-depth insight of the business objectives and understanding the range of competencies required for the expedited product launch into the market.

A SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD system is an integrated tool which enhances innovative product development solutions across various industries. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Software is available in three different packages namely, Premium, Professional and Standard packages. SOLIDWORKS Standard is a basic tool. SOLIDWORKS Premium is an all-inclusive 3D design solution that complements to the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional with potent simulation, motion, and design validation tools, advanced wire, and pipe routing functionality, reverse engineering capabilities, etc.

Engineering Technique has an extensive experience in the 3D CAD systems and its offerings. Having partnered with Dassault Systemes, Engineering Technique has become an authorized reseller of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design and modeling software in Gujarat region of India. Engineering Technique can support you in managing the life cycle of your product development through the use of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD systems.

Friday, June 30, 2017

EnvisionTEC Unveils Fourth Generation Perfactory 3D Printer Powered by Custom LED Lights for Groundbreaking Performance

Custom LED system is 8x more powerful than existing LED light systems available in DLP printers


  • Perfactory 4 LED lineup is the only DLP printer offering a custom LED system for powerful and cost-efficient resin curing 
  • New LED system lasts 20x longer than the P4’s existing UHP-powered DLP systems


EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, is offering a groundbreaking performance enhancement to the Perfactory 3D printer that launched the company 15 years ago and is now in its fourth generation.

A new custom LED light system will be offered across the company’s popular Perfactory 4 (P4) model lineup. In development for more than a year, the new LED system is more powerful and efficient than other light projector systems on the market. As such, it offers a variety of benefits, such as lower operating costs and crisper black-white contrast between pixels, which means even better final part detail.

Read more at: https://envisiontec.com/envisiontec-unveils-new-perfactory-led-3d-printer/