SolidWorks is offering free seminars including a 3D skills program held throughout the summer at various locations in each state. Many of these seminars offer a free 90-day trial of SolidWorks software. The events last three hours and are conducted by a SolidWorks certified trainer. Other seminars include a SolidWorks hands-on test drive that trains prospective users by having them design an actual part; a CosmosWorks hands-on test session in which a certified engineer guides trainees through a handout guide; and a PDMWorks seminar that takes users through the design environment. To sign up for one of these seminars, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-513.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.