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Don’t Miss DriveWorks at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

Don’t Miss DriveWorks at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

As a SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner, DriveWorks have been part of SOLIDWORKS World for the last 13 years and they will be joining in the action again this year in Los Angeles – sponsoring, exhibiting, presenting, listening and learning. Make sure you visit DriveWorks in the Partner Pavilion, to see their Design Automation and CPQ software […]

Why Clear Vision Cooling Chose DriveWorks As Their Design Automation Solution

Why Clear Vision Cooling Chose DriveWorks As Their Design Automation Solution

Clear Vision Cooling is the newest entity within the Bouwman Group, based in Harderwijk, the Netherlands. For over 35 years the Bouwman Group has been a successful business, supplying refrigeration and freezer cabinets for supermarkets and other retail spots. They’ve recently purchased DriveWorks, so we caught up with their Commercial Director, Jurnjan van den Bremer, to […]

This Week In Engineering & Design

This Week In Engineering & Design

This week in engineering and design brings you a great video on the absurdity of detecting gravitational waves, the future of wireless charging via your flat screen, and 3D printing helping to ID homicide victim. TECH NEWS This week we discovered the flat-screens TV on our living room walls could soon be remotely charging any device […]

Deleting Support Material In Stratasys Insight Software

Deleting Support Material In Stratasys Insight Software

One of the most popular operations I show users when I install a Stratasys FDM printer with Insight software is the delete support function. This is a necessity to build parts that will need less post processing time. This feature is mostly used to delete support out of holes that run horizontally thru a part. If you […]

How To Get 3D Printed Production Parts Faster

How To Get 3D Printed Production Parts Faster

Now you can have large 3D printed parts quickly using the Acceleration Kit for the Fortus 900mc. The new larger diameter T40A delivers 2-3x faster builds than the T20 tip. Available with Stratasys ASA and ULTEM 1010 material, you can quickly print large jigs and fixtures, tooling and prototypes to end use parts. This is a […]

3D Printed SOLIDWORKS Snowflake Puzzle Guide

3D Printed SOLIDWORKS Snowflake Puzzle Guide

Each year we like to feature  holiday themed technical tips to keep the end of year chaos at bay. This year, I was inspired by a wooden brain-teaser puzzle I saw at a local craft supply store. So I bought one, reverse-engineered it in SOLIDWORKS, and made some artistic changes to bring out the snowflake shape I saw […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: SOLIDWORKS Edition

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: SOLIDWORKS Edition

SOLIDWORKS has made it so easy for us to access our favorite things throughout the user interface. We’ve already discussed how we can use Mouse Gestures and the S-key to access our favorite commands and views, with just a click or swipe of a button. There are many other ways to quickly access and set […]

Soluble Support Now Available On PolyJet Desktop 3D Printers For Intricate Architectural Models

Soluble Support Now Available On PolyJet Desktop 3D Printers For Intricate Architectural Models

For years the only soluble support solution has been from the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers. Soluble support is a fantastic feature that allows complex geometry to be built and survive the wash cycle as the support material dissolves away in a bath. The problem until recently is we were limited to lower layer resolutions due […]

Upgrading To SOLIDWORKS 2017

Upgrading To SOLIDWORKS 2017

When it is time to upgrade your system to SOLIDWORKS 2017 you will most likely have tons of questions about where to start. Here are some of the best resources to review before you begin. FAQ’s Every year CAPINC compiles a list of FAQ pages to help you get started on your upgrade. Our engineers run many […]

3D Printed Storm Trooper Helmet Part 2: The Rogue Painter

3D Printed Storm Trooper Helmet Part 2: The Rogue Painter

When we last heard from our fearless Engineer he had printed and glued together 16 different pieces of a Storm Trooper helmet. Now is the time to fully finish the helmet and make it look like the real thing. There are many ways to finish a 3D printed part. The process I will go through is […]