Join and watch our cutting-edge technology webcasts relating to CAD, CAM, CAE, Additive Manufacturing, and Quality Inspection.

Upcoming and On-Demand Webcasts

Feb 19 @ 2pm: Document Your Process In Solid Edge

When we start thinking about the manufacturing process we think about prototypes, production tooling, lead times, material costs, customer requirements just to name a few product development road bumps. What many if not most manufacturers overlook when improving processes are manuals and assembly instructions. For Solid Edge users, Technical Publications or for short “Tech Pubs” is a major time and cost saver.

What you’ll learn:

  • Publish as a 3D pdf or dynamic web page
  • Solid Edge assembly or part files that are interactive with BOMs & sage configurations
  • Create section views (new function) as you no longer need to re-create it
  • Animate exploded sequences
  • Use dis-assembly instructions that are now interactive with the image

Feb 20 @ 1pm: Leverage Metal X for Production Applications

Create high strength metal printed parts at a fraction of the cost! Learn about this unique technology that prints safe and reliable 3D printed metal parts.

Learn about the process and effectiveness of this technology:

  • Metal X printing process
  • Metal material options: 17-4 Stainless steel, H13 Tool steel, D2 Tool steel, and Inconel 625
  • CAM Logic use-cases for metal applications
  • Tips & tricks for metal printing

Feb 13 @ 1pm: Utilize Purpose Built Additive Materials

Discover what material to use for each application from plastic to composites to metal. Learn how to select the right material based on these characteristics: isotropic strength, toughness, wear resistance, shock absorption, and more!

Learn about these range of materials:

– Unique manufacturing applications

– Functional prototypes

– End-use tooling, fixtures, jigs, and jaws

– Production metal parts

– Low volume production

On-Demand Webcast - Unleash PMI Interoperability with Siemens NX Tools

Drive efficient end-to-end engineering & manufacturing operations by using powerful and application-specific NX tools.

What you’ll gain:
– Save time with PMI which is interconnected
– Design changes that are interconnected
– Quickly generate drawings reusing PMI data in draft environment
– Translate data quickly w/o the headache of fixing the data
– Automate machining knowledge with Feature-Based Machining (FBM) using PMI
– Inspect the model with CMM paths that are developed by PMI

On Demand Webcast: Solid Edge Wiring Design - Provide Rapid and Intelligent Diagrams

Learn by using industry-proven tools that simulate and verify electrical behavior as the design is created. The graphical authoring environment creates wiring diagrams via an intuitive user interface and built-in intelligent libraries of electrical symbols, components, and simulation models.

Why this is a must attend:
– Robust library with more than 4000 popular industrial parts
– Utilize simulation to highlight design challenges such as short and open circuits, voltage drop, fusing, and wire sizing errors
– Automate standards-based diagram generation
– Cross-referencing for multi-sheet schematics
– Automatically generate reports for wires, connectors, and devices used in a design

On-Demand Webcast - Introduction to Markforged Composite and Metal 3D Printing Materials

Markforged is the only company that offers the full range of materials from plastic to composites to metal. These materials are opening up new frontiers for 3d printing applications.

Why you need to attend:
– Plastics materials: Learn about the effectiveness of micro-carbon reinforced Nylon for functional prototypes
– Composites materials: Learn how it’s 23x stronger than ABS so you can effectively replace aluminum jigs, jaws, and fixtures
– Metal materials: Understand how you can leverage a 1 for 1 replacement with the cast version at 10x lower the cost

Topics we will cover:
– Markforged Printers Overview
– Printing Controls
– Composite Materials
– Metal Materials

On-Demand Webcast - Siemens NX Additive Manufacturing Tools

Additive Manufacturing is opening up possibilities to accelerate product and manufacturing innovation within NX. Learn how to adopt a single integrated environment to drive generative design into 3D printing. Validate designs to be suitable for Additive Manufacturing with DfAM checkers.

Benefits you’ll gain:
– Re-imagined designs
– Reduce weight & product assembly complexity
– Reduce manufacturing costs and supply chains
– Design anywhere / Print anywhere

Learn how to apply additive manufacturing into your NX workflow on August 15th!

On-Demand Webcast - Learn How to Scale, Search, and Manage Your Data in Solid Edge

Streamline product data management (PDM) and company-wide workflows to provide a “single source of truth” upon which all departments can access and utilize. Learn how data management ensures data integrity to help you save time and improve productivity.

Also, product data management is critical to the success of your product development processes. Witness how to properly evaluate your own product complexity.

If you’re stuck like many companies in finding multiple versions of the same file on your company’s windows drive, share and get to the files you need much faster on August 8!

On-Demand Webcast - What's New in Siemens Solid Edge 2020!

There are many new features in Solid Edge 2020 that it’s too hard to list all of them! We’ll cover the most popular enhancements and give you a running start to leverage the latest tools in Solid Edge to give you a competitive edge.

These new features include expanded validation tools, model-based definition (MBD) – combined with extensive enhancements to core CAD capabilities, better collaboration and giving you the ability to completely digitalize the design-to-manufacturing process.

Topics we will cover:
– New and enhanced mechanical design capabilities: productivity gains with large assembly, sheet metal, and data migration
– New simulation capabilities: put your designs in motion
– New and enhanced publishing tools: import/expert section views, publish vector graphics for PDF documents
– Secure storage, viewing, and markup of CAD files

So grab your favorite snack or coffee beverage and learn how to streamline your design and engineering skills on August 6!

On-Demand Recording: Mold and Die Wizard Essentials

Come learn about an application that provides a user-friendly interface for simulating motion and interaction of individual mechanisms or complete mold tooling systems.

Do You Struggle With These Challenges?
– Having difficulty with verification of your creative and unique mechanisms for handling complicated parts
– Costly design errors during assembly or during trial period
– Having a hard time explaining design details to your customers during the design review stage
– Finding a quick way of training your newly hired designers to help understand die design applications
– Your design lead time is extended by having to rely on a third party for handling die transfer system designs
– Finding a way to optimize designs for increasing Strokes per Minute (SPM), especially for transfer die applications

Key User Advantages
– Check designs for potential interference conditions to avoid costly damage caused by collisions
– Reduce design review time with customers
– Perform all tasks within Siemens NX™
– Easy-to-use interface requires limited training

On-Demand Recording: Why You Should Be Using Siemens Solid Edge Premium

Solid Edge Premium is the level of Solid Edge that sets the bar in today’s CAD market. Synchronous Technology accelerates your design, factors in an exceptional re-use process, and makes revisions efficient and timely.

Built-in FEA simulation, routing and wire harness tools compliment the Premium design tools to bring your use of Edge full-circle!

What you’ll gain:

– Allow design engineers to digitally validate part and assembly designs
– Understand FEA simulation capabilities built within the tool
– Reduce the need for physical prototypes and save design time
– Improve electromechanical design collaboration without extra meetings
– Apply intelligent design methodology to allow engineers to innovate
– Review & edit properties of multiple files, and perform revision and release operations on Solid Edge parts, assemblies, and drawings

Those who should attend include:
– Designers
– Manufacturing Engineers
– CAD Managers
– Engineering Managers
– Engineers

On-Demand Recording: Overcome Electrical and Wire Harness Design Challenges Earlier with Solid Edge

What you’ll learn:

– Provide rapid and intuitive electrical circuit design using industry-proven tools that simulate and verify electrical behavior as the design is created.

– Efficiently create, route and organize wires, cables, and bundles using Electrical Routing

– Utilize built-in component and symbol libraries + powerful parts selector

– Leverage powerful reporting for documentation creation & formboard layouts

– Witness an effective ECAD/MCAD collaboration

Siemens Solid Edge Wiring and Harness Design

Develop3D-Solid Edge Electromechanical Brief

On-Demand Recording: Reduce Time to Delivery with a Unified Siemens NX CAD/CAM Platform

What you’ll learn:

– Learn how to go back-and-forth between modeling and machining workflows seamlessly. 

– Understand a unique example within the Tool & Die industry on current struggles and overcoming these obstacles with a unified NX CAD/CAM platform.

 – How to overcome bottlenecks between design and manufacturing teams.

Those who should attend include:
– CNC Operators
– Manufacturing Engineers
– Injection Molders
– Fixture Designers/Builders
– Production Managers
– Tool and Die