Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino
With the advent of 3D printing technology, people have been redefining the way we make things. As small, plastic, oddly shaped objects, rock climbing holds are a seemingly perfect item to 3D print. Hobbyists and companies alike have been trying their hand at 3D printing climbing holds. 3D printing allows for a wide range of shapes and sizes to be made in a one-off fashion, rather than making a…Continue
Added by Claire Griesbach on November 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
In Scan&Solve Pro, there are three primary types of materials to choose from: isotropic, wood, and orthotropic. Isotropic materials are things like metals that react the same when forces are applied from any direction. More details can be found here. Wood is a subset of orthotropic materials and has been covered…Continue
Added by Zachary Gasick on July 12, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
Cycling is a sport that requires minimum skill. Because of this, the most elite riders need to be able to separate themselves from the pack in some way. They do this with nearly inhuman levels of strength and endurance. However, looking in those elite groups, those levels of strength and endurance are laughably common. So the same question arises: how does one separate themselves from the group? In general, cyclists know that the less…Continue
Added by Zachary Gasick on June 9, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
For generations before axe first struck timber to develop the current civilization of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, the land was inhibited by culturally rich indigenous people. To commemorate those who once inhabited the area and so graciously protected the land, the bronze monumental sculpture Spirit of the Rivers is being built on the shores of Lake Michigan (read more about Spirit of the Rivers…Continue
Added by Will Sixel on November 1, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
The date is November 26th, 2015. The family is just finishing up their second helpings of turkey on what appeared to be another successful thanksgiving dinner at Aunt Ellen’s until… Crack! It seems Uncle Dave had one to many servings of stuffing this year, and the chair he was sitting on broke from under him. While the initial reaction was to make sure there were no serious injuries (which there weren’t), Aunt Ellen was later quite upset about her piece of furniture. It was a…Continue
An important feature of the new Scan-and-Solve work in progress (WIP) software is the ability to simulate on wood, both straight and curved. This is a very useful addition for woodworkers, especially those working independently. Simulation and strain analysis is a very important preceding step to building to ensure both safety and longevity of a product. The SnS WIP wood feature allows for the accurate simulation of wood by accounting for the effect of grain direction and its role in…Continue
Added by Ben Mihelich on June 23, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments
Displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures in the elderly have a high risk of failed fixation, non-union, and avascular necrosis. A common operation to account for this is a hemiarthroplasty (replacement of femoral head and neck), which is a far less complicated procedure than a total hip replacement, and in most cases returns equivalent results. There are two…Continue
Added by Ben Mihelich on June 13, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
The object to be studied is a table saw with two wheels on one side of it. To make it fully mobile, two additional caster mounted wheels will be added to the opposite side of the table saw…Continue
This blog post will delve into another structural design problem that was solved with Scan&Solve. A CNC plasma cutter was designed and a question arose regarding the end plates…Continue
Added by Will Sixel on July 24, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments
This story starts with an unexpected failure, as many engineering problems do. My hope is to show the great utility of Scan&Solve at every stage of the design process.
Two tabs were being used as a bolt mount attached to steel tubing. However, the steel tubing failed, causing the tab to break away. The tab appeared to have failed from the bottom first, then the tab separated after flexing away from the tubing. The top tab, now having to bear the entire load, then deformed as…Continue
Added by Will Sixel on June 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
In this study, hold in University of Udine, we desired to investigate the contribution that laser scanning techniques and 3D modeling may provide for the analysis of the structural stability of modest size elements belonging to cultural heritage such as statues. The results of the research are going to be published in…Continue
We at Pivot produktdesign set out to create higher performing, more durable and highly ergonomic snowshoes, the result is Fimbulvetr. Many manufacturers have tried to solve the traversing aspect of snow-shoeing but the solutions we saw were not sufficient. It was quickly identified that to achieve higher durability and traversing improvements a one piece unibody that combined the hinge and deck was the way forward. This presented us with an extreme…
Added by Liam Woolley on April 24, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments
I went to a conference last week about how simulation can help now to the designers. In this point, it was said a relatively new option: topological optimization of a part. Going from solid to an improved part with less material.
I would like to know if there is any possibility to integrate any other software or develop something with GH or any other tool that can do this kind of optimization. Example of software: FEMAP
thanks for the answers.
Added by Scan&Solve on November 15, 2012 at 9:29pm — No Comments
Meshfree simulation for meshes?…Continue
Added by Vadim Shapiro on October 8, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
To Vadim, Michael, the SNS team, a big thank you and all the best for the festive season!
Extensive component testing (and development as a result of that) has seen me promoted to the position of National Product Manager, with my own R&D team, supplying products to five companies. And back to engineering school.
2012 is going to be busier than ever. SnS will once again be playing a critical role.
I made a benchmark study among Scan&Solve and two simulation software I usually use: SolidWorks Simulation (2010, 64 bit) and Comsol Multiphysics (3.5a, 64bit).
The study is related to a vehicle coupler (3D model) with many small features and fillets.
The coupler is fixed in all…Continue
Added by Vadim Shapiro on August 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Added by Michael Freytag on August 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments