Friday, August 24, 2018

Impact of 3D Printing On Indian Government

The “Make in India” initiative launched by Mr. Narendra Modi has driven several manufacturers  towards producing goods locally. This has also resulted into projects falling in the pipeline. To expedite projects, there is a need of a technology that can save cost and time. 3D printing has emerged as the best alternative in this regard. With its potential to disrupt conventional prototyping and manufacturing methods, 3D printing is all set to boost the initiative launched the BJP-led government. This has also encouraged the Indian government to take its GDP from 16% to 25% till 2025. To achieve its dream and focus on manufacturing, the Indian government is also funding start-ups that incorporate 3D printing technology into manufacturing.

Change in manufacturing policy

To improve its manufacturing output, the Indian government has made some changes in the ‘National Policy for Advanced Manufacturing.’ This policy has considered lots of concerns and opportunities that 3D printing raises. The Indian government has realized that there could be a serious threat on jobs since 3D printing can disrupt conventional manufacturing methods. Moreover, there will also be a need to make people skilled in using this technology. So to tackle all these probabilities, the Indian government is focusing on young minds.

Technology in education

To be a global player in manufacturing, India is encouraging young minds to study the technology and innovate. One of the country’s leading automobile manufacturer, Mahindra Group has donated a 3D printer to a local schools since it the one of those who use 3D printing. Making 3D printers available at schools will help students to learn, adapt, and innovate. To assist innovation through technology, Indian government has also adapted industry 4.0 in its plan with major focus  n 3D printing.

Indian government funding a 3D printing startup

Since surgeries due to accidents in India are on the rise, a tremendous need to develop alternatives for skull and facial surgery was felt. A Banglore-based firm, DF3D, which was launched in 2014, took the initiative for surgical planning. The firm aimed in providing better alternative for patients in need of jaw bones fixing, skull fixing, and orthopaedic surgeries due to birth-defect, or accidental injuries. To encourage it, the Department of Biotechnology of Government of India granted it a sum of 50 lakh in 2015. Due to this noble gesture of the Indian government, the firm has become the “world’s first e-commerce marketplace for skulls and bones.”

3D printing in India is booking due to which lots of 3D players in India have emerged to tap the domestic market.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Make the Jump to 3D CAD and Leave Your Competitors Behind

Gain an edge by upping your CAD game with SOLIDWORKS

Today’s product developers must innovate, design and build products faster than ever to stay ahead of competitors. If your business is still designing products in 2D, you are probably wasting valuable time on redundant tasks and inefficient processes. Designing today’s increasingly complex products demands the functionality that only 3D CAD can provide.

Learn how upgrading to 3D CAD can help you:
  • Accelerate your time to market by easily reusing 3D product data
  • Speed design changes with parametric bi-directional associativity
  • Improve design for manufacturability by implementing model-based definition (MBD)
  • Cut out unnecessary costs by reducing redundant tasks and streamlining workflows
  • Collaborate more effectively with all design participants, even non-technical members
  • Increase product quality by leveraging integrated simulation tools

Chances are your competitors have already embraced a 3D CAD tool to gain their own competitive advantage. Don’t be left behind.

DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER to learn why the time to move from 2D to 3D design tools is today.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Breaking handcuffs isn’t tricky with CAD-embedded SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Every great magic trick may consist of three parts, but great products need two concurrent acts: design and validation. Here’s the best part: you don’t have the break the magician’s code to become an engineering Houdini.

CAD-embedded SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides the tools to you need to evaluate how your products will react to real-world conditions while you’re designing them. No switching between software. No waiting for prototypes. No sleight of hand. No crystal balls. No magic required.

WATCH THE VIDEO to discover if you’re smart enough to break handcuffs and witness how SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables you to determine the breaking point without putting you or your lovely assistant in danger.

Learn how you can design amazing products with SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

3D for the 2D User: Learn how easy it is to migrate to 3D SOLIDWORKS

Are you still creating product designs using 2D tools? While it's often easy to create designs in 2D, 3D CAD tools like SOLIDWORKS will help provide you with the insight needed to innovate better and get designs done faster the first time.

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how using powerful 3D design tools like SOLIDWORKS can streamline and simplify common day-to-day design tasks and eliminate many of the common challenges of using 2D design tools. Learn how SOLIDWORKS can convert your existing 2D designs into fully realized 3D models to take them beyond basic design and layout.

Watch this On-Demand Webinar to learn how you can:
  • Solve everyday design challenges faster with 3D
  • Gain a better understanding of designs with 3D
  • Find design and engineering problems early with 3D
  • Leverage existing or legacy 2D data in your 3D designs

WATCH THE WEBINAR and see how solve your everyday challenges faster with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

6 Ways 3D Printing Technology Can Benefit Small Businesses

The success of a business depends on keeping up with the new trends and technologies. One of the technologies that are making its way in several industries is the 3D printing. The technology is making its mark on several industries. 3D printing helps in creating objects which are three-dimensional. It is providing an innovative touch to several industries such as manufacturing and health care.

3D printing is an excellent technology which is making it possible for small businesses to compete with big businesses. It helps them in avoiding high manufacturing costs as it allows in printing a three-dimensional model of the parts or objects that you need.

Here are some of the ways 3D printing technology can help in improving the small businesses.

  • Feasibility for the Small Enterprises:

The first consideration before introducing anything new to the business, whether it is small or big, is to find whether it is feasible for the business or not. Same goes for the 3D technology. You may hear all the good things that the technology has to offer, but you have to consider the needs, requirements, and limitations of the business before introducing the technology. Make sure that if you are spending the money on 3D printers, it is worth the investment. The technology can help in almost every business by creating prototypes. The technology has become more efficient and inexpensive, which makes it more affordable.

  • Most Convenient Option:

The technologies provide an excellent opportunity for smaller businesses in creating prototypes and creating new designs. The printer also makes it possible to create the prototype and designs at your own convenience. The technology holds a lot of potential for small businesses. It helps in bringing the process of manufacturing and production in the control of entrepreneurs.

  • Perfect for Starting Small:

3D printing technology is perfect for small business because it allows the startups to make a start with small productions. The biggest problem small business face is that they do not have the budget to complete large orders. Larger orders are expensive and startups often lack the cash flow to make it happen. With 3D printing technology the manufacturing becomes more affordable and it allows you to handle small orders.

  • The Benefit of Customization:

3D printing technology is perfect for small businesses because it gives them an opportunity to customize the products. It makes mass customization possible. It makes manufacturing process easier and efficient and has the ability to customize products based upon personal and individual demands. The printer allows manufacturing more than one product at the same time. It means that the customers will get what they want without paying any additional processing cost.

  • Advantages of 3D Print Services:

The 3D printing technology is gaining popularity which means that you can earn extra cash flow for the business by offering 3D printing services. If you own the printer, then you can offer 3D photo printing services to the local businesses. It helps in creating a reputable name in the business community while earning a profit for the business as well.

  • A Cost-Effective Option:

As the 3D printing is gaining popularity, the cost of buying it is becoming more and more affordable. It is highly effective in lowering the operating cost as it needs little manpower to function. It also allows startups to stay focused on other production areas which help in improving the productivity of the business. It also prevents you from outsourcing to achieve product development. With a 3D printing, you can manufacture the number of products that you need instead of ordering a bulk.

3D printing technology is highly effective and important for small businesses. There are so many advantages that it can offer. The technology can help in improving several aspects of the business. It is an effective technology if you wish to expand the business. The technology is improving with time and it is becoming more accessible and user-friendly so that small enterprises find it easy to use the technology for their benefit.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SOLIDWORKS Touch-based Interactions

Over the last few years with the digitalization, lots of new input techniques and devices are introduced for 3D Modeling. For the fact, SOLIDWORKS has actually touch-based gesture introduced way back in 2010 but, it’s limited to zooming/panning/rotating.

In 2018, SOLIDWORKS has introduced new touch mode which actually makes possible the practical experience for the touch-enabled device. With the use of it on your fingertip, you can control or modify models in tablet or touch device without physically use keyboard and mouse.

Touch Mode enabling done by Either MENU>VIEW>TOUCH MODE or by toolbar buttons which added to your Interface. Once you enable touch mode the toolbar popup, you can drag it to left or right according to your strong hand for work. You also want to enable SOLIDWORKS INC toolbar from COMMAND MANAGER>TOUCH TOOLBAR>SOLIDWORKS INC.
  • Touch Mode Gesture
After touch mode on, you will be able to Models on screen, with the help of gesture controls for model viewing. Here’s some gesture that is helpful for control over a graphic area in SOLIDWORKS.

In touch mode, you can also Change the Button size from the option in Small, Medium and Large.

In a command toolbar, there is also a magnified selection tool also available. It can activate the magnifying glass or mouse gesture. By dragging you figure tip you can use it for a magnified view, also introduce this feature while sketching.
  • Touch Sketching   
In SOLIDWORKS 2018 sketching in a Touch environment is much easier, with this you can rapidly introduce your Design ideas by freehand sketching directly in the sketch. For input, you can use either stylus pen or just your finger.

There are basically two modes available for sketch input. One is AUTO SHAPE which can recognize your fingertip or pen strokes, with initially convert into shapes like Line, Point, Arc, Circle, Ellipse & Polygon and then ready for sketching out design. Different Pen Stroke Size and Colors for the entities are available. Using of AUTO SKETCH ENTITIES allows you to directly convert your stokes in to sketch entities as you drawn them. After completing your sketch, you can easily manipulate sketch just like any other.

Whatever you doing designing complex shape or simple mechanical parts, SOLIDWORKS 2018 Touch mode offers you a new different approach for a faster design where you’re in the office or on the go.

Thanks for reading this blog post. Engineering Technique is a 3D solutions company in India provides SOLIDWORKS design and conversion services. Contact us and we will be glad to help.

Article Written by Srujal Vanjara – a SOLIDWORKS Application Engineer at Engineering Technique

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ways to Incorporate 3D Design into Your Business

Companies are trying hard to attract customers, be it by digital marketing, offering quality service or by providing competitive prices; the struggle to get business is immense. 3D design is a new way which companies are adapting to get more business. If you are in a business that sells concept or ideas, mere words cannot lure the customers but a 3D design definitely will.

A well-executed 3D design can bring depth and provides clarity to the viewer. Not all are good in spatial skills; 3D design helps them gain perspective. Let us have a look at what 3D design is and ways to incorporate it into your business so as to get more leads.

What is 3D design?

3D Design is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any object into three dimensions using specialized software, the product is called a 3D model and the person who designs this is called a 3D artist.

5 Ways to incorporate 3D design into your business

1)    Concept testing 

Making a failed product results in loss of time, efforts and money, this is bad for any business. 3D design can help the developers to visualize and plan well to avoid the chances of failure. Let us consider an example of real estate, the developers can brainstorm using a 3D model and make desired changes with all team members consent. 3D design helps to try different things without having to hurt your pockets.

2)    New product prototype

Gone are the days of a plain description of the product in words. Be it a product or space, making a 3D design of it, can help you to see how things look as a whole. You can easily make changes in the product if you do not find it to your satisfaction. A prototype of the product can also be presented to the client so as to understand their needs. Several variations of a product can be made to finalize the best one. A 3D design can help you deliver a satisfactory product.

3)    Presentations and branding 

Well curated content and a powerful orator are key to a powerful presentation or a branding program, these two things when clubbed with 3D images, can help the presentation to reach a new level. 3D designs will strengthen your marketing and branding efforts. Take help of designing experts to include 3D images in your presentation.

4)    Trade shows

Trade shows and exhibitions are meant to reach the product or service to the masses. Having 3D images in trade show booths will attract customers. They will be able to visualize the product for real and understand all its attributes. The real-life feeling of a product will be highly appreciated and will leave a mark in the customer’s mind.

5)    Designing spaces

Imagine a real estate’s website, trying to sell houses with only basic 2D plans uploaded on the website. Whereas its competitor has uploaded a 3D tour of space, along with a sample interiors set up. Any customer will be lured to the second website as it provides actual visualization of space. You can design any kind of space using 3D designs.

Use of 3D Designs in various industries

3D models are useful in many fields, few of them are

Engineering: Used to make a prototype of products and devices.
Medical: Makes a detailed model of organs by using 2D images of MRI, to better diagnose the ailment.
Science: Used to demonstrate complicated model of chemistry
Movie: Uses it for effects and animation.
Architecture: Use to demonstrate building or landscape.

Many companies are adapting to 3D designs, you can also do the same, just by hiring few quality 3D designers or opt for 3D design services of a reputed company. 3D designs help you to save time and money and also gain business, so what are you waiting for, Present your products in style and sophistication and capture the market.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SOLIDWORKS Simulation “vs.” Analytical Solution: Which is better?

The impact of Engineering analysis, simulation, and modeling activities and the way businesses are driven worldwide are more dominant than ever before. The Indian CAE industry has been growing at a frantic pace for the past few years and this growth is reflected by the fact that thousands of young engineers are opting for careers in the analysis and simulation domains. Several multinational companies from automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors are setting up their development centers in India. Indian analysts are increasingly found in the global delivery teams.

For a CAD designer with no prior exposure to FEA and CFD, this is a natural question to ask. Numerical methods go back a long time and have been used to approximate solutions to problems that cannot be solved precisely. Since the 1950s, when computers became available for the heavy number-crunching of FEA and CFD, both these methods have been researched extensively; many thousands of books and research papers published; and the methodologies continuously improved and algorithms refined. FEA and CFD are sound reliable methods. Within the documents included in our SOLIDWORKS FEA and CFD Simulation products, there are validation problems that compare the numerical solution to selected problems with a closed-form analytical solution, established experimental results or solutions from other resources.

In the Engineering world, we’re often asked questions about the accuracy of FEA modeling versus reality. The answer: FEA provides the right information versus reality as long as you correctly define materials, boundary conditions and, mesh type. Next, regarding the accuracy of the software itself, we have lots of Q&A tests based on literature and recognized publications. NAFEMS, an International Association of Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Professionals, is one such example. NAFEMS has published 200 publications, covering many areas within engineering analysis and simulation. We use the NAFEMS benchmark problems in order to demonstrate the accuracy of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation software for the supported analysis such as linear statics, thermal, geometric and material nonlinearity, and linear dynamics.

Here is an example analysis:

Problem Statement:

We need to calculate the maximum deflection at the center of 40mm diameter MS round bar with a length of 4000mm. The beam is simply supported and weight consideration is self-weight due to gravity. Fig. 1 shows the model with dimensions.

Now, let us solve this example using both analytically and using SOLIDWORKS Simulation and compare the results of the same. First, let us solve using analytically.

We Know,

L = 400 cm

D = 4 cm

Material = MS

The formula for Deflection is for simply supported beam with UDL is (5/384) x (w x L^4) / (EI)

E (Modulus of Elasticity) = 2.1 x 10^6 kg /

I = Moment of inertia of a solid circular section of diameter 4 cm

I = π d4 / 64 = 3.142 x 4^4/64 = 12.58 cm^4

w = load per meter = 9.856 kg/m = .09856 kg/cm

Deflection at Center of Beam = (5/384) x (0.09856 x 400^4) / (2.1x10^6 x 12.58) = 1.243cms.

So, to summarize analytically we are achieving deflection at the center of beam as 1.243 cm or 12.43mm

Now, let us solve the same problem in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. The modeling is also done in SOLIDWORKS. So, the integration between SOLIDWORKS CAD and SOLIDWORKS Simulation is very easy and intuitive. Fig. no 2 shows the CAD modeling of the beam.

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the material is applied as MS. Fig. 3 shows the material properties of the same.

Boundary Conditions are applied like simply supported fixtures at both ends and force per unit length of 96.77 N/m is applied. Beam meshing is carried out since it is made up of weldment structure. And finally, when all boundary conditions and meshing is done the simulation is carried out. And results are plotted.

Now, let plot the maximum deflection result of the same as shown in Fig.4 below. The Simulation results show the maximum deflection is 12.467 mm at center of beam.

So to conclude, let us compare analytical and SOLIDWORKS results

Again coming to the question if analytical solutions are better or SOLIDWORKS simulation results are better, we can see there is hardly 0.5-1 % of the difference in deflections. Also in virtually ALL FEA analyses, as well as closed-form mathematical solutions to engineering problems, there is a fundamental weakness: Materials are assumed to be perfect. That is, some average values for key material properties are applied seamlessly with mathematical precision throughout a given solution space. The problem is that there are no perfect materials in the world.

Thanks for reading this blog post. Engineering Technique offers affordable SOLIDWORKS Simulation services. If you need help with your engineering analysis and simulation projects, contact us and we will be glad to help.

Article Written by GAURAV HARANE – an Engineering Analysis & Simulation Specialist at Engineering Technique

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Product Development accelerated with Effective Mechanical Design Services

Developing new products is extremely time-consuming and can be quite costly. Lots of efforts are put in for the product development and most importantly it’s functioning. Extensive research goes into idea development and its implementation which could match the market demand and satisfy the customers. Moreover, every time a new product is created, it is rechecked, verified and validated for proper functionality and design before it goes into production. Manufacturers are already well aware of the challenges and consequences they face while launching a product. Let’s check few and the most important ones:
  • There are instances when the designs get rejected because of its production cost. It is tricky to turn an industrial design made by software into a manufacturing product. There are various components that come into consideration when the product is required to be fully functional and within the production budget. 
  • Most of the times, the desired components are not available which pose another challenge for the manufacturers to get the product functional as per the demand.
  • The tooling cost shoots up when there is no radical plan put forth beforehand. Once the tools are already designed for mass production, it is extremely difficult and costly to change the design thereafter.
  • Furthermore, there are chances of products becoming outdated when they are not issued on time. Therefore, the timeline is again a big factor to consider while planning a launch.  
Good mechanical designs eradicates of all these issues and short comings in the production unit. It is a process where in useful resources are converted into efficient mechanical designs, tools, parts or a new machine that gives the desired output to satiate human needs. Lot of mathematical equations, kinematics, statistics, dynamics, hydraulics, electrical theory, mechanical technology and engineering materials and drawings are applied to create one single properly functioning machine. Thus, it is really important to hire a mechanical designer or seek help from agencies that provide mechanical design services as they have a plethora of knowledge specific to this field that helps the manufacturers to get the product developed within a short timeline.
  • A mechanical designer prepares a fully functional design for the new product or suggests the tools that must be designed to bring the required changes in the existing product.
  • They use 3D CAD designs, drawings and modeling that give a vivid image of the product thereby speeding the shop-floor job.
  • They assist in researching the market for the customer demands. 
  • A good mechanical design services also aids the manufacturing company to promote the product strategically, assuring better sales and marketing. 
  • A huge amount of time and money is saved by creating accurate and effective designs thereby lowering the chances of rejection.
  • Get various drawings and proper documentation of the whole production process, for future reference.
  • The pace of productivity is enhanced multifold. 
A good Mechanical design keeps you ahead of your competitors and provides you more time for the verification and validation of products before launch. Additionally, you get a professional help that ensures detailing of every minute changes and thus improves overall costing.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Here’s why you should outsource CAD services

What is Outsourcing?

Before we look at benefits that outsourcing offers, let us first understand what outsourcing is? For any company, Outsourcing simply means delegating company functions to a third party or outside vendor. These functions can range from basic accounting and bookkeeping services to more complex payroll and call center services. Businesses usually outsource several company functions to cut down on operational and management costs.

Outsourcing to companies from countries like India, a grand hub of IT and design experts, offers countless benefits.


So let’s look at the benefits that CAD outsourcing would offer to your business.

  • Cost Efficient / Reduced Costs

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that major benefit of outsourcing is it saves money. A business can save on infrastructure, recruitment, training, and license costs. This factor appeals to many business firms, especially to start-ups, who are always on the lookout for ways to cut out capital expenditure without sacrificing operational efficiency. Moreover, if you outsource your 3D CAD services to a right CAD service provider, you can not only get the job done with reduced costing but also with improved efficiency.

  • Enhanced Productivity / Access to proficient workforce

Another major reason why businesses opt to outsource certain services or functions is they gain access to skilled workforce without the need for any recruitment and training of resources. Many established firms based out of USA and UK outsourced CAD services as these CAD services experts offer engineers and draftsmen with strong expertise in functions like 3D CAD drawing, Mechanical 3D CAD modeling, 3D CAD design and so much more.

Related article: Unleash the Power of Outsourcing CAD Conversion Services

  • Improved focus on Business Core

CAD design can take time and resources. Outsourcing it will free so much of your time and energy, which in-turn will help you turn your attention towards other core areas of your business. You can focus on key business areas such as marketing, branding, expansion, sales, mergers, and acquisitions. Improved concentration on core business functions, with CAD services outsourced to a top quality CAD service provider, will only enhance the efficiency and productivity of your business.

  • Boost Business

Working with specialized CAD services provider and effectively managing communication with them will help you deliver projects in time. This, in turn, will keep your customers happy. Happy customers mean more business and commending references. After all, for customers, nothing speaks louder than work and the quality of your work, with the help of outsourced vendors, will boost your business exponentially.

Also Read: The Promising Future for CAD Outsourcing – Indian Perspective

Apart from above-mentioned benefits, below are few more points that summarize why you should outsource CAD services:

  • Save time and efforts
  • Team with dedicated team of specialists
  • Efficient collaborative process
  • Reduced risk of errors
  • Effective communication and planning
  • Gain access to customized and diverse CAD solutions

So if you have just started a new business or burdened with overwhelming CAD responsibilities and finding it too difficult to solve it on your own, outsource your 3D CAD services to a professional CAD services company who can take care of all your CAD designs, drafting & modeling.