The Sheet Metal module of Solidworks is an extremely useful addition to the Solidworks modelling box of tricks that sometimes get overlooked. This collection of
This article will teach you how to use SolidWorks bend table when working with sheet metal. We will also look at how you can create
This is a great 9 page PDF entitled “BendWorks: the fine art of Sheet Metal Bending”. This is a basic guide to the main processes
The history of metal fabrication, alternatively known as metalworking, dates back to ancient times with the development of civilisation largely being down to the discovery
Types of screws and their uses are part of the basic DIY knowledgebase. Screws are the inconspicuous objects that hold the world together. Well, maybe
The boundary surface features within SOLIDWORKS allows users to make surfaces that can be curvature or tangent continuously in both directions, i.e. every surface of
Here we have a concise yet comprehensive SOLIDWORKS Lip and Grove tool tutorial. Lip and Groove features are very common on plastic items like enclosures
Take apart any modern consumer item, such as a Laptop or TV, and it’s likely that that you’ll find a common feature – the mounting
This article is a SOLIDWORKS price guide for the United States. For British prices, please see SOLIDWORKS prices in the UK section of this article.
Let’s look at SOLIDWORKS external thread. In this tutorial you will learn how to create an external thread in SOLIDWORKS using the Thread Tool. SOLIDWORKS
Fusion 360 vs Inventor Compare these two Autodesk CAD programs in less than 2 minutes! Understand weak and strong points and make the right choice!
Materials are an essential way of gaining an extra insight into your designs. This can be achieved by acting as a part of a simulation,
This is a clear a concise SolidWorks Lofted Boss/Base tutorial with multiple screenshots to guide you step by step. Lofts use two or more profiles
AutoCAD vs SolidWorks – which is better? AutoCAD and SolidWorks both enable its users to design in both 2D and 3D, and perform as an
What differences can be ascertained between SolidWorks Standard vs Professional? The results to this commonly asked question depend on a variety of factors that affect
When you finally made your choice between different CAD softwares, and settled on Solidworks, you need to consider which reseller you are going to choose.
This week Tesla unveiled their highly anticipated cyberpunk inspired Cybertruck much to the amusement of the automobile industry experts. Elon Musk presented Cybertruck as a
Computer Aided Design is an integral part of the engineering industry, improving efficiency and reducing project timescales. The ability to create and test products in
This post was originally published in October 2016, and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness. When we use the term “hammer” we all
Karl Benz has a name synonymous with cars not to mention a career which literally changed transport around the world. Born in Germany on 25
This article has been written with the novice or beginner designer/inventor in mind. The intent of this article is to hopefully guide you through some
Welcome to the first in a new series of articles, where we get inside the heads of successful and highly talented mechanical engineers and industrial
Here’s a useful table of tolerance and surface roughness achievable with cutting and machining process (collectively termed “material removal processes” or “Subtractive Manufacturing“). More useful
Laser Beam Machining: A coherent beam of monochromatic light is focused on the workpiece causing material removal by vaporisation. Machines are generally CAD/CAM compatible, with
Are you an engineer in the industrial or commercial sector? If you are part of the design team, you must know that selecting the best
A safe is a safe, is a safe, right? It’s just a big metal box? Actually. nothing could be further from the truth – the
What you’re about to witness is a roundup of some absolutely mental manufacturing techniques that are insanely interesting, and just a little bit wacky. Some
While there are many materials which are tough and long-lasting and others which are malleable it is difficult to find materials which have all of
This article is a basic look at thermal materials that are available today, and general design considerations for thermal design. This article covers thermal conductivity,
The thermal design has from its early days and forward focused on the calculation accuracy problem. Great progresses have been made. The best methods nowadays
Injection moulding is one of the most common manufacturing methods to produce thin-wall engineered parts. Development of moulds that produce high quality parts is a
Plasma Arc Cutting is a metal cutting process that uses a high temperature stream of ionised gas through a water-cooled nozzle at very high velocity.