Monday, July 17, 2017

3D Printing – A Boon to the Engineering Industry


The engineering and manufacturing industries have seen a paradigm shift following the evolution of 3D CAD systems. This evolution has created numerous opportunities for the existing as well as the newcomers joining the industry.

Expiration of patients and elimination of IP hurdles has contributed to the high acclaim of the use of 3D printing machines in the engineering industry. The recent advancements in the technology have made 3D printing a dependable and the accelerated approach for launching innovative products into the markets.

The value of 3D printing has gained popularity in within the engineering fraternity, bringing greater worth and return on investment (ROI) to the business. Significant transformations have taken place in the designing of product including the product components.

According to the sources, it is acknowledged that 3D prototyping is the most imperative reason why the manufacturing companies are adopting the 3D technology, today. Along with this, the product development and innovation techniques are also paving their way into the industry.


The use of conventional manufacturing techniques has several limitations while creating an array of shapes, thus, the adaptability of these structures also become limited. With 3D printing, creating shapes becomes easier and produces structures that are more viable for production and ultimately the use of the product.

3D printing is useful for creating intricate structures and the associated assemblies easily. With the use of 3D printing technology, a significant reduction has been observed in the cost, time and labour taken in the process of enhancing the parts consisting of components or different elements, including metals. 3D printing has provided access to multi-material printing, innovative combinations, and unexplored material blends.

With the 3D Printers, the ability to print on demand has increased. This process can be either developed in-house or can be outsourced to specialist 3D printing services providers. With this, the demand for maintaining physical stock has reduced. The lag time of producing prototypes based on the customer requests have now been decreased substantially.

High-speed and flawless 3D printing is embarked upon concrete 3D designs. SOLIDWORKS demonstrates itself to be an excellent tool when it comes to 3D printing as it integrates all vital tools to offer design solutions. SOLIDWORKS integrates with Stratasys machines to print 3D designs quickly and easily.

Stratasys machines produce functioning models or end-use thermoplastic components from the desktop or shop floor. Stratasys now offers “PolyJet technology (PolyJet)” and “Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)” with an influential range of additive manufacturing elements, comprising of lucid, and biocompatible photopolymers, and sturdy high-performance thermoplastics. A perfect amalgamation of such elements helps capitalize on the perks of 3D printing all the way through the product development phase.

Apart from the engineering and manufacturing community, the 3D printing technology has become an essential tool for the people coming from the art fraternity. As commonly as the 3D technology is used to build houses, commercial buildings, roadways, bridges, etc., it is also widely used to create artistic figurines. The unique feature of 3D printing technology has become a strong ally to the artistes worldwide to translate their imagination into tangible works of sculptural art.

Engineering Technique is a leading provider of 3D printing services to all manufacturing companies across the India. Engineering Technique has partnered with EnvisionTEC, as an authorized distributor for its high-quality range of 3D printers which can create 3D prints in a wide range of materials and color to Indian companies and academic institutions. Engineering Technique uses the following technologies for 3D printing:

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Digital Light Projector (DLP)
Laser-based Stereolithography (SLA)
Selective Layer Sintering (SLS)
Polyjet 3D Printing

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Friday, July 14, 2017

SOLIDWORKS Products Fundamentals Series

Are you Still Limiting Yourself to 2D Design?

It’s time for you to move to 3D Design with SOLIDWORKS, easy-to-use 3D CAD DESIGNING SOLUTIONS which can give you greater control of the form, fit, and function of your designs. With SOLIDWORKS solutions, you have the tools to quickly go from concept to design, make changes, verify performance, and communicate your design to the shop floor and your customers.

Here we bring to you the benefits of designing with SOLIDWORKS Solutions.

Checkout the SOLIDWORKS products fundamentals videos as below:



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Friday, July 7, 2017

Picking up the right 3D CAD software - An intelligent choice

CAD systems have become the backbone of cutting-edge innovations and development of new products in the field of engineering and manufacturing industry. Companies accelerate their innovations and enhance the development process at the same time decreasing the expenditure using them.

CAD has created its own niche in the blueprint industry. Amongst the diverse industries, 3D CAD systems capture between one-third and one-half of the systems. The rest of the systems are used for 2D computer-aided designing.

There are several engineering CAD systems prevailing in the market namely, Autodesk, CATIA, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Kompas 3D, etc. Each CAD system may have distinctive characteristics and features for 3D modeling and create designs.


Selection of the apt CAD software is a strenuous task when there is no familiarity or very little knowledge of the operating mechanism. For choosing the 3D CAD system, fitting one’s expectations, the following criteria need to be considered:

Proficiency & Adept 3D Modeling


The fundamental facet of 3D CAD system allows the user to create product design in a well-timed manner. It becomes necessary to evaluate the efficiency of CAD software for creating designs in 3D with minimal efforts but sustaining the quality of the output. CAD software should support the users in the stages of their product development process including analysis, amalgamation and documentation of the absolute design procedure.

Effortless Exchanging Of Documentation 


Using an appropriate CAD system eradicates the necessity for translation of files between systems. As compared with the expenditures incurred for recreating the designs based on the interactions with the customers, the 3D CAD systems offer the feature of exchanging CAD files with external parties benefiting both in terms of cost, valuable time and delivering unsurpassed quality.

Future-ready Tool in-line with current standards


The 3D CAD system should be selected keeping in mind the standard you require for all of your drawings in terms of dimensions, tolerances, imprinting, and items lineup. The blueprints generated should be available in common formats.

Several manufacturers use annotated 3D models, often popular as “model-based definition” for providing their remarks on the drawings, saving significant time by simplifying the management of the product and eliminating errors in execution of the changes.

State-of-art tool for giving life to your designs


Apart from the time and cost reduction features, a 3D CAD system is responsible for the quality of testing, wiring of machinery, controlling the budgeted cost and records for successful inspection of the components of the product. A perfect amalgamation of these features into suitable add-ins into your CAD system can cut down the time taken for the product launch in the market.

Aiding product data management


CAD systems integrated with product data management software are ought to help the designers to control the dissemination of critical information to the key stakeholders. A variety of information such as component listings, in-stock items, cost estimation support the users to plan their resources effectively.

Cutting-edge research & analysis to secure your ROI


The CAD systems should be capable of integrating the new advancements in the technology from time to time. The systems with a proven record of high performance across reputed manufacturing organizations should be opted for.

Cordial alliance


The supplier for CAD systems should be able to offer customized packages as per the requirement of their customers to support the comprehensive needs as well as standalone requirements.

Easy to apprehend


The CAD systems should be easy to learn and should have in-built tutorials, quick online support and an exhaustive library of data to accelerate the learning process.

Access to serviceable Supplier


The CAD system should be purchased from a renowned dealer with a proven track record of quality and high-performance service metrics. Adequate training and instant support should be provided by the dealer.

Picking up the perfect CAD system requires discreet thinking, an in-depth insight of the business objectives and understanding the range of competencies required for the expedited product launch into the market.

A SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD system is an integrated tool which enhances innovative product development solutions across various industries. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Software is available in three different packages namely, Premium, Professional and Standard packages. SOLIDWORKS Standard is a basic tool. SOLIDWORKS Premium is an all-inclusive 3D design solution that complements to the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional with potent simulation, motion, and design validation tools, advanced wire, and pipe routing functionality, reverse engineering capabilities, etc.

Engineering Technique has an extensive experience in the 3D CAD systems and its offerings. Having partnered with Dassault Systemes, Engineering Technique has become an authorized reseller of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design and modeling software in Gujarat region of India. Engineering Technique can support you in managing the life cycle of your product development through the use of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD systems.