Why Weld Symbols Are Important in Manufacturing

[fa icon="calendar'] July 30, 2021 / by Warren McCray posted in Manufacturing

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In my years of experience working with manufacturing teams, I've seen both excellent and not-so-great practices around welding when it relates to manufactured products. In the not-so-great cases, the problems are ordinarily a lack of knowledge of how welds are defined. The issues may even consist of a failure to understand how the weld specifications are communicated internally from the engineer designing the product to the shop floor producing the product. In some situations, it's even a lack of understanding of the importance of weld symbols.

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Top 6 Benefits of 3D Printing

[fa icon="calendar'] July 29, 2021 / by Alex Freeman posted in 3D Printing, HP3D

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We live in a remarkable time. Advancements in technology are accelerating in just about every industry resulting in a significant resurgence in the manufacturing sector. Not all of those advancements are related to 3D printing; however, 3D printing is expected to continue to grow exponentially, impacting nearly every industry, notably those already utilizing 3D design software.

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5 Ways the TPM1 Premier Program Benefits You

[fa icon="calendar'] July 23, 2021 / by Mike Staples posted in Thought Leadership, TPM1 Premier Program

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Let's face it, you may have the solutions you need to get the job done, and maybe you even know how to use many key capabilities of those products, and that's great. But, have you thought about your team and their knowledge of using those solutions efficiently? Have you implemented the right workflows and are you leveraging the latest enhancements to work most effectively? Does your current software portfolio feel complete, and does it meet your clients' and team's needs?

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An Intro to Autodesk Toolsets

[fa icon="calendar'] July 22, 2021 / by Alex Freeman posted in Autodesk

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“The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you don't know. Sometimes in doing what you intend, you also do what the knife intends, without knowing.”

― Philip Pullman

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Weighing Your Options? Autodesk Vs Solidworks

[fa icon="calendar'] July 15, 2021 / by Alex Freeman posted in Autodesk, SOLIDWORKS

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As a business leader, you’re likely called on to make a lot of decisions. Some of them may seem inconsequential, and others highly impactful. Regardless, every decision you make should be made after considering the options and when the impact may be significant, it’s best to do some research first. When it comes to choosing your design software, it could have long-lasting implications for your business, your employees, and your projects.

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TPM Acquires Duncan Parnell’s 3D Printing Division as Part of Strategic Expansion

[fa icon="calendar'] July 09, 2021 / by Chris Fay

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Greenville, SC July 9, 2021 – TPM, Inc., a leading technology solutions provider focused on Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing, is expanding its 3D Printing Business by acquiring a division of Duncan Parnell, Inc. dedicated to 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. This strategic acquisition is one of many steps TPM takes to advance 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing across the Southeastern Region.

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5 Amazing Autodesk Projects

[fa icon="calendar'] July 08, 2021 / by Alex Freeman posted in Autodesk

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When asked where they find inspiration, artists have a variety of responses from nature to other artists. Architects and engineers are no different. Creators often find inspiration in nature (as we’ll see from some of the wood construction) and from other creators and the way they utilize, capitalize on, and experiment with the tools given to them.

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Do I Need Autodesk Certification?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 01, 2021 / by Alex Freeman posted in Autodesk

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There’s no doubt that regardless of your industry or career, investing in industry-specific certifications has value. However, when it comes to software, especially software that many folks learn on the job, or informally from more experienced users, it’s normal to question whether one needs to go through formal certification. However, in some cases, as with Autodesk certification, there is significant value beyond simply learning the tools of the trade. 

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The Top 4 Reasons You Should Be on Maintenance with Bluebeam Revu

[fa icon="calendar'] June 25, 2021 / by Broderick Whitlock posted in Bluebeam

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As a TPM Bluebeam Technical Solutions Consultant, our customers often ask about the benefits of adding maintenance to their Bluebeam Revu License. Ordinarily, we receive inquiries about the value of maintenance from Perpetual License holders of Bluebeam Revu. Maintenance also applies to individuals with an Open License, as it is required with an Open License. Bluebeam's Perpetual License model works a little differently than the Open License. Bluebeam's Perpetual License provides you with access to Revu with maintenance as an optional addon. Yet, there is a value in opting for having maintenance included with a Perpetual License, and here's why:

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Autodesk vs AutoCAD: Understanding the Difference

[fa icon="calendar'] June 24, 2021 / by Alex Freeman posted in Autodesk

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In many industries, terminology gets treated interchangeably whether it’s appropriate or not. Such is the case with Autodesk and AutoCAD. In internet searches, conversations, and more, there seems to be some confusion around how two differentiate the two. Understanding how they’re connected and how they’re different is fundamental to understanding how they work within their industry verticals.

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