Using SolidWorks Plastics to show Jetting in injection moulded parts

SolidWorks Plastics is able to calculate and illustrate the phenomenon of ‘Jetting’ within injection molded parts. ‘Jetting’ occurs when…

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Via Peter Harkness of Solid Solutions

World’s First 3D Printed 1911 Metal Gun Manufactured by Solid Concepts Inc (Austin, TX)

Austin, TX – Solid Concepts Inc, one of the world leaders in 3D Printing services, has manufactured the world’s first 3D Printed Metal Gun using a laser sintering process and powdered metals.

3D printed M1911 pistol, broken down into parts

The metal laser sintering process Solid Concepts used to manufacture the 30+ gun components is one of the most accurate additive manufacturing processes available, and more than accurate enough to build the interchangeable and interfacing parts within the 1911 series gun

3D printed metal gun

Bosch Designs Across Industries with SolidWorks Software

Car maintenance is a necessary evil for most car owners – you know you have to do it, but many of us avoid it or put it off until the car needs repair. While going to the auto mechanic may be costly, some drivers still choose to leave that work to the professionals. But those of you who like to tinker may prefer to do job yourself. Either way, you’re probably familiar with Bosch, the world’s largest automotive component manufacturer, because most cars on the road today contain Bosch parts.

However, you might not know that Bosch does other things too. The company also produces technologies for applications as varied as packaging, production, and security solutions; and consumer goods such as home appliances, power tools, and healthcare products. They even make solar energy, thermotechnology, and turbine systems.

Robert Bosch automotive and industrial product manufacturing designed in SolidWorks

To optimize product design and streamline the manufacturing process, Bosch switched to SolidWorks software simulation, 3D CAD and product data management solutions in 1999. As a result, Bosch decreased the time spent on electrical-mechanical design integration by 500 percent and reduced fixture change-out time by 20 percent.

Learn more about how SolidWorks solutions and partner products—such as CircuitWorks/Zuken ECAD integration—are helping Bosch increase automation and productivity in the case study.

If you come across a Bosch product at an auto part store or elsewhere, there’s a good chance that it was optimized for your needs with the help of SolidWorks solutions.