Mechanical Design

Eurostep’s ShareAspace: Sharing Data and Models Between Organizations

Nowadays, product design often requires different departments and companies to use shared development platforms. How can you consolidate all that data? In this video, Chad Jackson talks about Eurostep’s ShareAspace product.

What is the Xcelerator Platform from Siemens PLM?

Siemens PLM, or Siemens Digital Industries, as they’re now known. They announced the availability of something called the Xcelerator Platform. So what’s the deal? What is this thing about? Well, there’s several layers to understand about this platform. Let’s talk about the lowest layer first. Xcelerator Platform: Web Services That lowest layer is taking all …

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Can we skip CAD in design?

Although CAD in design is obviously needed, there are some areas where you can skip it completely. In this video, Chad Jackson discusses when CAD isn’t needed and which vendors provide solutions.

Do You Need to Run Tolerance Simulation and Analysis? Let’s Talk About DCS.

How can you make better design decisions up front? Chad Jackson reviews Dimensional Control Systems’ 3DCS tool on how it enables a closed loop from design to production.

Atlas 3D’s Additive Manufacturing Solution

Are you having to print alot of metal parts to avoid deformation? If so, let’s talk about Atlas 3D. In this video, Chad Jackson discusses their cloud-based solution and how they enable you to print parts right the first time.

FARO and 3D Scanning for Engineering

Who is FARO? They are a company that offers both hardware and software for 3D scanning. In this post, we will discuss the capabilities, the applications, and the differentiators of their offerings. First off, FARO offers what’s called a scan arm. The scan arm is like a little gun attached to an arm that you …

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Insights from Research: Finding and Accessing Information in Engineering

I think we all know that engineers use a lot of different information to make design decisions. And the big question is, how do they find that information, and how do they access it? Well, this year, we conducted some research to look into the answers.

Xometry: Who Are They and What Do They Do?

So who is Xometry, and what do they do? They’re a manufacturing bureau with a network of about 3,000 manufacturing partners. How it works is you upload your 3-D model, specify how you want it manufactured, and what materials you want to use. As you upload your part, it looks at the geometry, the PMI, and other tolerances you specify.

Generative Design and Engineering Ethics: Where’s the Intersection?

Let’s talk about how generative design and engineering ethics intersect. Generative design offers a ton of capabilities to automate, explore, and discover new design options.