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:



To know more, visit us at http://www.enggtechnique.com

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/

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Comparing SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard & PDM Professional

A general query arises while determining SOLIDWORKS PDM platform as to what is the difference between SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard & SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Query such as “Would Standard do what all I require?” or “What are the actual differences between the platforms that can enable me to have an appropriate choice?” We are putting down the chart which is broken into groups which in-turn is simpler to compare and understand.


To learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM, Please feel free to contact us

Thursday, June 8, 2017

EnvisionTEC’s DLP Technology 3D Printers for the Dental Industry


Whether you want to 3D print bridges, models, crowns, night guards, surgical drill guides or more, EnvisionTEC’s DLP technology dental 3D printers and materials are one-stop solutions.

EnvisionTEC’s 3D printing technology is being swiftly embraced by dental labs, dentists, and orthodontists as it can help provide more convenient patient care and a desire towards tighter control over treatment plans.

EnvisionTEC’s DLP technology 3D printers such as 3Dent, Perfactory VIDA, Ultra 3SP, Perfactory Desktop Digital Printer, Micro Plus XL, and many for the dental applications deliver labor and material cost drop as well as superior clinical quality and consistency throughout the manufacturing process.

To Learn Why Advanced DLP technology is better for Dental 3D printing, Click at https://www.slideshare.net/engineeringtechnique/advance-dlp-for-superior-3d-printing

Micro Plus XL 3D Printer by EnvisionTEC - A perfect selection for dental professionals




Other EnvisionTEC 3D Printers for the Dental Industry


Xtreme 3SP Ortho
Xede 3SP Ortho
3Dent
Ultra 3SP Ortho
Perfactory 4 DDP series
Perfactory Pixcera
Perfactory Desktop Digital Dental Printer
Perfactory Vida
Perfactory Vida Hi-Res
Perfactory Vida Hi-Res C&B

3D Printing Materials for the Dental Industry: E-IDB, E-Dent 100, E-Dent 100 M, E-Model 3SP, E-Model, E-Gum, E-Dent 400, E-Guard, E-Denstone 3SP Peach, Clear Guide, E-Partial, E-Appliance, Press-E-Cast, E-Denstone, Clear Guide M

Download the brochure via http://www.enggtechnique.com/pdfnew/MK-IND-DentalBooklet-V01-FN-EN.pdf

Engineering Technique has partnered with EnvisionTEC as a distributor in India, to offer customers EnvisionTEC’s DLP, 3D Bioplotter, and 3SP lines of professional & industrial 3D printers. Visit us at http://www.enggtechnique.com/3D-Printers

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Designing for Manufacturability: Five Ways SOLIDWORKS Makes It Easier

There are countless factors that can affect the manufacturability of a product, and each can significantly affect when (and whether) the final product is ready to go to market. Designers who use SOLIDWORKS solutions have access to a multitude of tools that can streamline and automate their work processes, while helping to ensure the transition into the manufacturing phase is seamless (and timely) one.

Read on to discover 5 unique ways that SOLIDWORKS products lets your team design with confidence and helps ensure products are delivered on time and on the budget.



Read full story at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/designing-manufacturability-five-ways-solidworks

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Explore the World of 3D CAD

There’s a buzz about 3D CAD in the market. When it comes to designing ideas, visualizing concepts and simulating designs how they will perform in a real environment, 3D CAD comes into the picture. In many industries, due to an explosion in 3D Printing technology, 3D CAD Software is becoming the de facto product design tool.

What is Computer Aided Design (CAD)?


Computer- Aided Design is generally the creation, modification, analysis and optimization of design using computer systems. It is used in electronic design as well as mechanical design which are commonly known as electronic design automation and mechanical design automation. CAD is used in various applications including automotive, shipbuilding, aerospace, industrial, architectural design, prosthetics, and much more.

Engineers, construction professionals, and architects use 3D CAD Software to design schematics for three- dimensional objects. CAD software increases the productivity of the designer, improves design quality, and improves communication through documentation. It is mainly used for commercial, industrial or residential buildings and automobiles. The best part about 3D CAD designs is that it takes less time while reworking on the design as compared to traditional drafting.

Factors which should be considered before choosing 3D CAD system:


  • Efficiency in making 3D Design: The 3D CAD system chosen should offer the best value along with all the technical capabilities. It should be capable enough to make all the designs in fewer steps which will save time and offer cost advantages.

  • Information flow: The CAD system chosen should have the ability to import files from other systems. The CAD system should support the international standards such as STEP, IGES, VDA, and IDF. The tools should be evaluated for fixing damage to imported shapes.

  • Drafting Tools as per your standards: The CAD system should be able to make drawings to your current standard for dimensions, tolerances, lettering and part lists. Drawings should be able to export in formats such as PDF, DXF, and DWG.


  • Reduces design time, testing, machining, cost estimating and inspection: The CAD platform should have extensive and well-documented API’s. Such API’s can be easily integrated with your CAD system and that too at low cost.


  • PDM for Data Management: It’s very important to manage the data through Product Data Management (PDM) software integrated with CAD. PDM help designers to re-use the existing parts instead of re-inventing them. It also helps in generating a list for cost estimation and feeding data to MRP systems.


Advantages of 3D CAD Software:


There are several advantages associated with 3D CAD software. They are:

1. Product Design at faster rate
2. Automate design process
3. Effective communication with customers and suppliers
4. Effective internal design reviews
5. Generation of virtual prototypes
6. Incorporate design changes during prototyping
7. Enhanced speed and precision of production
8. Designed data management
9. Standardize details and drafting practices
10. Test designs and validate them
11. Reducing costs by eliminating problems and errors.

Takeaways


The explosion of 3D printing technology has attracted a large number of new designers into the market for 3D CAD software. 3D CAD technology is here to stay for a long time and has become the accepted medium for designing products, tools and manufacturing equipment.

Engineering Technique, founded in 2000, is one of the leading engineering services company based in Gujarat, India provides SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Software Solutions, Mechanical Engineering Design & 3D Printing services. The company also provides EnvisionTEC 3D Printing solutions. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Take Control of Your Engineering Data with SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management

Learn how SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM software can bring order to your product development process, increase productivity, and lower project costs.


Designing products without a PDM (product data management) system is like walking on a tightrope without a safety net.

The Essentials of Product Data Management (PDM)


SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management solutions help you get your design data under control and substantially improve the way your teams manage and collaborate on product development.

Benefits:


Eliminate duplicate work and delays
Make your development and engineering process more efficient
Protect valuable engineering data securely
Manage your project files through centralized storage and vault replication
Bolster regulatory compliance with built-in security, version control, and audit trails

SOLIDWORKS PDM for 2017 helps you get design data under control and ensure that everyone always has the right version to substantially improve the way teams manage and collaborate on design.



To know more about SOLIDWORKS PDM at http://www.enggtechnique.com/products/epdm/EPDM-Enterprise-Product-Data-Management

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printing Technology

When we think of creating prototypes, the first thing which hit our minds is additive manufacturing or 3D printing. 
Though this technology is very old, but it still holds the attention of people because of the impact it has created in engineering, research, and medical industries. Among all the 3D printing methods available in the market, the most popular process is Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). 

FDM- What is this buzz all about?


FDM is known as Fused Deposition Modeling. FDM has become a topic of conversation among manufacturers, designers, engineers, educators and other professionals. FDM which works on production-grade thermoplastics helps to build strong, durable and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy.

How FDM works?


FDM printers use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded, layer by layer, to create a three-dimensional object. FDM follows a defined automated process. It builds parts layer-by-layer from bottom up by heating and extruding thermoplastic filament. The process follows three steps:

1. Pre-processing: This step involves importing design file, picking options and creating slices (layers). Sections are calculated using the pre-processing software. The part design is sliced into many layers. The software then generates tool paths which drives the extrusion of thermoplastic.

2. Production: Two materials one to make the part and other to support it enters the extrusion head. Thermoplastic is heated to a semi-liquid state by 3D printer. It is then deposited in ultra-fine beads along the extrusion path. Removable material is deposited during support which acts as scaffolding.

3. Post-processing: The part is ready to use once the user breaks away support material or dissolve it in detergent and water.

Benefits of FDM


1. Durable parts with high stability: Supported production-grade thermoplastics are mechanically and environmentally stable as they endure exposure to heat, chemicals, humid or dry environments and mechanical stress.

2. Complex geometries and cavities: Such things were difficult to build on traditional manufacturing methods. Now, soluble support materials can produce complex geometries and cavities.

3. Clean, simple and office-friendly technology

4. Fast Lead Times

Applications of FDM


1. Prototypes for form, fit and functional testing:  FDM components can be used to check fitments in assemblies. Sometimes it can be used for performance tests as well as for engineering assignments. Functional prototype allows you to detect the flaws before it becomes a costly affair. It reduces time to market and enhances product performance.

2. Finished goods: Aerospace companies, medical device makers and limited-production automakers can use FDM to produce finished goods as it reduces time and cost and allows you to make design revisions whenever necessary.

3. Manufacturing tools: Use FDM printers for making jigs, fixtures, gauges, patterns, molds and dies instead of spending time on machining, fabrication, molding or casting as they reduce time and cost for manufacturing tools.

Wrapping Up


3D printing technologies and processes will continue to grow as 3D printing industry is very dynamic. It will continue to innovate its hardware as well as materials and processes to create objects or parts. In such scenario, it’s very important to choose the right technology based on budget, design or function.

Engineering Technique is a professional 3D printing service provider in India. We use various technologies like FDM, DLP, SLA, SLS, Polyjet and Vacuum Casting. Request a free quote, if you are interested in our 3D printing services.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SOLIDWORKS MBD - Enable Drawingless Operations with Model-Based Design

SOLIDWORKS® MBD (Model Based Definition) is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. With SOLIDWORKS MBD, you can communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D, bypassing time-consuming 2D processes, and eliminating potential problems. Companies embracing model-based definition methodologies report savings in multiple areas, including reductions in manufacturing errors, decrease in scrap and rework costs, and lower procurement costs for purchased parts. 

Drawingless Operation to Streamline and Accelerate Production


SOLIDWORKS MBD helps companies define, organize, and publish 3D PMI, including 3D model data in industry-standard file formats (such as SOLIDWORKS files, eDrawings®, and 3D PDF). It guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D, helping to streamline production, cut cycle time, reduce errors, and comply with industry standards, such as MilitaryStandard-31000A, ASME Y 14.41, ISO 16792, DIN ISO 16792, and GB/T 24734.

SOLIDWORKS MBD sets data such as product models, dimensions, geometric tolerances, surface finishes, welding symbols, bill of materials (BOM), callouts, tables, notes, Meta properties, and other annotations within the SOLIDWORKS 3D environment in 3D PMI. Because all the information needed to guide the operation is integrated with the 3D models, traditional 2D drawings are no longer needed. The intuitive and interactive 3D PMI provided by SOLIDWORKS MBD serves multiple operational use cases, such as part and assembly engineering drawings, Request for Quote (RFQ), and Inspection Reports. It also helps multiple departments and stakeholders across the operation, such as design, procurement, fabrication, assembly, quality, sales, marketing, clients, and suppliers.


SOLIDWORKS MBD helps get designs to production, quickly


Define PMI directly in 3D

SOLIDWORKS MBD defines PMI directly in 3D, avoiding the expense and time associated with developing 2D drawings, which can run up to 50 percent of total development cost. Creating 3D PMI also helps speed up communication, cut supplier quoting time, and reduce errors, thanks to its 3D data interrogation, interactivity, and rich Meta properties.

Present 3D data in a clean and structured fashion

Beyond 3D PMI definition, SOLIDWORKS MBD helps organize the rich data into clean and structured 3D presentations with different views and display settings. It can even intelligently show and hide 3D annotations while you are rotating the model to give you extra clarity while still respecting all the critical-to-function annotations.

Customize 3D output templates

SOLIDWORKS MBD delivers a comprehensive set of predefined templates out-of-the-box. Several aspects of the 3D Output Template, such as layout, company, or department logos; 3D viewport and thumbnails; text descriptions; Meta-property links; and tables can also be customized to address specific deliverables, such as Engineering Drawings, RFQ, and Inspection Reports. Once set up, these templates can serve as internal and external process guidelines for all departments, such as manufacturing, operations, quality, and procurement.

Output and distribute 3D data to an existing process

SOLIDWORKS MBD publishes widely accepted file formats, such as eDrawings® and 3D PDF files that are often used in existing processes. eDrawings files can be opened in a free eDrawings Viewer. 3D PDF can be viewed using a variety of free tools including Adobe™ Reader. In addition to providing associative information such as engineering notes, BOM, and rich Meta properties, you can also explore the model in 3D with Pan, Zoom, Rotate, Measure, Section, and other 3D tools.

Comply with industry standards

SOLIDWORKS MBD helps companies comply with predominant industry standards, such as MIL-STD-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, DIN ISO 16792, and GB/T 24734. Compliance gives you competitive advantages to win more contracts and deliver projects to strict requirements, on time, and on budget.

Share, archive, and reuse intelligent 3D data

SOLIDWORKS MBD helps you directly share, archive, and reuse intelligent 3D data including geometry, PMI, views, and data so that you and your suppliers don’t have to waste the time creating traditional 2D drawings.

Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

Need manufacturing annotations from the shop floor or outside vendors? With SOLIDWORKS MBD, that is no problem! Your collaborators can easily review and comment on your design in SOLIDWORKS, eDrawings, or 3D PDF format. The comments are saved in your 3D output for your review, approval, modification, or archive.

Work hand-in-hand with 2D drawings and printouts

SOLIDWORKS MBD integrates seamlessly with existing SOLIDWORKS 2D drawings. The PMI and Views created in 3D are readily available for reuse in 2D. Easily create views containing geometry and PMI using the built in template editor.

Get more details on SOLIDWORKS MBD at http://www.enggtechnique.com/products/technical-communication-tool/SOLIDWORKS-MBD

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Role of 3D Printing in Manufacturing & Engineering

Gone are the days when you need a CAD expert to create 3D printable file. In the past few years, 3D printing has been a topic of media attention and its hype is peaking right now. 3D printing has brought a revolution in the manufacturing industry. 3D printing emerged as a shining star for most of the industries, especially to healthcare, automotive and aerospace. Industries using 3D printing for production level manufacturing include the aerospace industry. 3D printing has the ability to redesign the parts in a way that it makes the parts lighter and doesn’t impact the strength of the parts. This ultimately leads to fuel savings.

3D printing has just not benefitted the manufacturing industry but also other industries as well. In the medical industry, it has enabled mass customization to make parts designed for individual’s measurements.

3D printing is often used interchangeably as Additive manufacturing. Before moving forward let’s understand what 3D printing is all about.

What is 3D Printing?


3D printing or additive manufacturing is far beyond the traditional sense, allowing for 3D objects to be physically printed before your eyes. 3D printing turns models into solid objects by building them up in layers. 3D printing allows the creation of prototypes, models, and products out of materials such as metals and plastics. Layer upon layer of your design is being created by the printer until the final product is formed. 3D printing allows rapid prototyping of ideas for new parts or products and also cut down costs on product creation through savings in supply chains, product wastage, and storage.


Image credit: https://3dprint.com/wpcontent/uploads/2016/06/brain.jpg

Growth of 3D Printing 


Since past few decades, 3D printing has changed drastically and has shown tremendous growth. According to a survey done by Consumer Electronics Association - Sales of 3D Printers will approach $5 billion in 2017 as compared from $1.7 billion in 2011. Demand will boost up for everything ranging from consumer applications to markets such as automotive, aerospace, industrial and healthcare.

Uses of 3D Printing in Manufacturing


3D printing has various emerging and near-term future uses based on different industry sectors.

1. Automotive & Industrial Manufacturing: 3D printing gives the biggest advantage of consolidating many components into a single complex part. It allows faster product development cycle with rapid prototyping, for, and fit testing.

2. Retail: It enables printing spare or replacement parts for auto or home repair. It can create complex geometry and shapes which are not possible with traditional manufacturing.

3. Aerospace: 3D printing services can create lighter airplane parts, aerodynamic car bodies which are not possible with traditional methods.

4. Pharma/Healthcare: 3D printing gives innumerable benefits to the medical industry as it can develop custom orthopedic implants and prosthetics. 3D printed cadavers can be used for medical industry.

3D printing and Engineering


3D printing has a very bright future in engineering.  Some of the benefits are:

1. Rapid Prototyping: Complex structures of the object can be created with so much ease through 3D printing.

2. Reduced Lead Times: 3D Printing also allows you to save time and also reduce lead times. Products can be launched quicker with the help of 3D printing.

3. Mass Production:  It also enables mass production of unique products which can’t be made using traditional methods.

Wrapping Up


3D printing holds a very bright future and it is here to stay for a long time. 3D printing has developed significantly over the past 30 years and it will potentially have a greater impact on the world over the next 20 years.

Contact to Engineering Technique for any inquiries regarding 3d printing services.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day Two Recap: The Best Community in CAD

In case the title wasn’t clear, day two at SOLIDWORKS World is dedicated to the SOLIDWORKS community, but before we dive into the proceedings, let’s quickly recap day one:


You can read more about day one in this blog post.

From students and experts to entrepreneurs and makers, the SOLIDWORKS community is like no other. Day two at #SWW17 was proof of the fact.

SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 Day 2 Highlights


To know more, click at http://blogs.solidworks.com/solidworksblog/2017/02/solidworks-world-2017-day-two-recap-best-community-cad.html

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day One Recap: Experience the New, the Next, and the Never Before

Since 1999, SOLIDWORKS World has been an experience. The event itself has always been a mashup of personal and professional. It’s learning about what’s new, next and never before from not only technological perspectives but also from connecting with peers, who feel more like family. In both cases, the goal is to learn how to tackle challenges with new approaches to design and engineering.

SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 Day 1 Highlights


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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How can SOLIDWORKS Simulation act as a boon for Design Engineers?

Inspiration always fuels innovation. You must be wondering about which innovation I am talking? Well, this innovation is regarding the virtual simulation that most of the manufacturing companies across all the industries is using. 3D virtual simulation is being used as an engineering tool to synthesize and define products.

How is Simulation technology creating an impact in the design process?

Simulation technology helps the design engineers to make better design decisions by providing the right tools, right hardware at the right time which are crucial factors for any design process. Simulation is acting as a design driver for both product and process. This results in better products at a faster rate and lower cost rates.

Have you ever come across such questions like- whether the moving parts will clash with each other, the weight a product can carry, deformation during stresses, proper circulation of heat and air through the design?

If all these questions worry you then SOLIDWORKS Simulation is the right answer for you because SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables you to subject your designs under real-time conditions like stresses, impact, heat, airflow etc. It also helps in optimizing the design for maximum performance by helping prevent errors during early stages of design process. If the errors are discovered late in the design process, then it becomes difficult to rectify the errors. This helps in making the product development process linear and more efficient.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tools

The various SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools or solutions available in the market are:

SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation: SOLIDWORKS Motion helps in ensuring the performance of the product by performing structural analysis. Simulation helps in assembly motion analysis. It not only determines the physical movements of the assembly under load, as well as time-based motion and event-based motion.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation intuitive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) enables the designer to simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces. It also analyzes the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer on surrounding components.

SOLIDWORKS Plastic: SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection molding simulation helps to determine the melted plastic flows during the injection molding process. SOLIDWORKS Plastics helps the user to minimize the defects by enabling them to change part or mold geometry, processing conditions, or the plastic material. This ultimately saves time and money.

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability: SOLIDWORKS Sustainability performs real-time environmental assessments and provides instant feedback which helps you to make changes in your design very quickly.
"SOLIDWORKS Simulation for 2017 speeds up the process to find creative breakthroughs for your products, giving you greater insight to your design and improving productivity."

Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Solutions

1. Reduces Product Development Cost: 

Reduces the need for prototyping and also lessens outsourcing costs as performance and functionality testing is possible internally.

2. Enhances product efficiency

Improves the performance of the product like increased horsepower and lower pressure drop.

3. Shorten time-to-market 

Optimizes the assembly performance by parts verification, reduces the need for physical prototyping and optimize product development.


Takeaways

Simulation technology is the best solution for all the companies as it helps the designer to identify the defects at the earlier stage of the design process, helps the designer from making any big mistake and thus it saves cost to the company.

Thanks for reading this blog post. Engineering Technique offers SOLIDWORKS Simulation software solutions and services at affordable prices. If you need help with your simulation projects let us know and we will be glad to help.