3D Printing

SOLIDWORKS Time-Lapse Tutorial: Grabber

The key to designing and 3D printing complex designs is problem solving. Coming up with an awesome idea, figuring out how in the world you going to make it and the hooray moment when the print finishes. This awesome grabber we have created shows how that can be achieved. We wanted to have a device which can […]



What 3D printing Technology Should You Use For Prototyping

When designing a new product the best way to get an idea how it will look or feel like in the real world is to produce a prototype. A few years back this would be done in a workshop or outsourced outside of the company. This takes time and can create risk of your early […]



New eLearning Course Gets Users Up to Speed in 3D Printing

Although 3D printing has been around for about 30 years, the recent past has seen a huge adoption in additive manufacturing (AM) technology in both the commercial and personal arenas. Low-cost 3D printers have made the technology so affordable that today you can simply walk into a number of retail establishments and purchase a machine […]



Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Subtractive Manufacturing: What’s the Difference?

This year at SOLIDWORKS World we don’t just have over 200 break-out sessions for you to gain additional insight into design automation, electrical design, simulation or PDM. This year for the first time, we are offering four specially tailored Learning Paths, each with a mini-general session to kick things off, followed by six certified sessions […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2017: 3D Printing as Easy as 2D Printing

SOLIDWORKS 2017 takes another step towards making 3D printing as easy as 2D printing. Quite a bold statement, and to be honest, it will never be quite that straight forward; after all, there is a whole extra dimension to it. In the File drop down menu, underneath Print (for 2D prints), you will see Print3D, […]


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SOLIDWORKS Role in 3D Printing: How “a RELENTLESS Focus on User Experience” Drives an Industry

Like many in industry, I find myself quite reflective as 2016 begins. Perhaps this is due to wrapping up my first year leading Product Introduction at SOLIDWORKS and planning the year ahead or maybe because this year marks my the 25-year anniversary of my college graduation. There is, however, one more thing that wraps it […]



New Partner Integration Makes Customized 3D Printing Inside of SOLIDWORKS Easy

The impact of additive manufacturing in the manufacturing industry has been significant and is only poised to grow in both usage and downstream impact. Manufacturers in a wide variety of industries are actively piloting and implementing 3D printing today. Prototyping continues to dominate the reasons why enterprises pursue 3D printing, but the opportunity to improve […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2015 and 3D printing: a winning combination

SOLIDWORKS 2015 (coming later this year) makes it easy to print 3D models directly by taking advantage of the new Windows 8.1 3D driver. This makes it easy to visualize your designs in real life, without cutting steel or calling a fabrication shop. Just design it in SOLIDWORKS and press ‘3D Print,” make a few […]


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