With SOLIDWORKS Design-to-Manufacturing Solution, concept to final assembly work can now happen concurrently, in one seamlessly integrated and managed system. In today’s competitive market with the need to produce products faster, with higher, more predictable quality and at lower costs, companies are looking to streamline their workflows. Providing all the tools in a single environment eliminates the time-consuming need for data to be translated between departments, which often results in errors and intelligence gaps. Read more
In recent years, certain industries, most notably the automotive, are experiencing record growth and profits; demand for machined parts, especially from precision machining companies, is at an all-time high.
Currently, many companies can perform machining of some sort, however, there is limited capacity among world-class precision machining suppliers, globally speaking. With this in mind, procurement professionals face major challenges to locate and source capable machining supply partners. Each option must be approached from multiple angles and one must be conscious of all facets of the part and assembly before choosing the best supply partner for machining services. Read more
Generative design mimics nature’s evolutionary approach to design. Designers or engineers input design goals into generative design software, along with parameters such as materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. Unlike topology optimization, the software explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t. Read more
Materials and manufacturing processes remains an essential component of industrial design education. But for many students and young designers, they are still unsure of their comfort with these complex issues and how they affect their designs.
In recent years advanced materials have emerged and are having a major impact on the products around us. Coming from science and technology advanced materials can outperform traditional materials as they for instance can be tougher, can withstand higher temperatures, and can be tailored into new shapes.