SOLIDWORKS User Group Leaders: Xometry Sponsorship Hub

Welcome SWUG leaders! The Xometry team has curated a selection of informative, expertly-written content especially for you—please feel free to use these educational resources at your next SWUG meeting.


Webinar RecordingsExpert Engineering TipsEngineering Experiments ("Will It" Series)Xometry Referral Program

Webinar Recordings

AMA with the Applications Team

Our all-star Applications team walked through the new features of the Xometry instant quoting platform, plus new materials and processes. Check out our Q&A time where professionals from all types of industries asked our highly experienced experts what manufacturing process is right for their custom parts - watch the webinar to get a competitive edge!

On-Demand Webinar: When to Select SLA 3D Printing

Learn what factors to consider when deciding between the multiple 3D Printing technologies we offer for your additive parts.

Selecting the Right Injection Molding Material

When you have the perfect Injection Molding design, you want to make sure it's manufactured in the most ideal material for its end-use, based on temperature resistance, tensile strength, and more.

Faster Quoting, Directly in SOLIDWORKS

Our newest SOLIDWORKS Add-In is our fastest yet! Along with major speed improvements, we are also adding comprehensive inspection options and DFM visualization on the model.

Injection Molding with Xometry

Optimize your designs and reduce unnecessary costs and time to market!

Should You Take 3D Printing to Production?

3D Printing can scale from one-offs to large quantities of parts. In this 60-minute deep dive, we uncover misconceptions on 3D Printing and why additive manufacturing is a viable option for final production.

Master Lightning-Fast Quoting

Instantly quoting your CAD files can lead to improved part manufacturability, faster prototyping cycles, and increased industrial capabilities, all without buying a single machine.

Watch more on YouTube

Expert Engineering Tips

Assortment of 3D Printed wheel parts

Infographic: Reinventing the Wheel with 3D Printing

A side-by-side comparison of five popular 3D Printing options using custom parts printed from a single CAD model. Watch the associated video here.

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Infographic: Top Ways to Save on CNC Machining

You don't have to sacrifice part performance or machining manufacturability to make your CNC parts more cost-effective. Watch the associated video here.

Leveraging the 3D Printing Complexity Paradox

Learn how to optimize part designs to save time and money while creating geometrically 'impossible' or complex parts. We'll discuss how to make 3D Printing a cost-effective, viable alternative to subtractive manufacturing.

Close-up photo of cast urethane bearings in different colors

3 Ways to Create a CAD File for a Legacy Part

Legacy parts have been, by nature, extremely difficult to replace, but on-demand manufacturing is changing that. Learn how you can recreate legacy parts using various 3D file creation methods.

Close-up photo of cast urethane bearings in different colors

5 Ways to Reduce Costs on Sheet Metal Fabrication

These 5 tips will help you optimize your next Sheet Metal project to reduce costs and maximize your efficiency.

Close-up photo of cast urethane bearings in different colors

Which manufacturing process is right for your industry?

Our team has consolidated key takeaways after years of working with Fortune 500 companies across various industries.

Engineering Experiments ("Will It" Series)

Will It Melt? 3D Printing Heat Resistance Test

How much heat will different 3D Printed materials withstand?! We take a blowtorch to parts printed with Veroclear, ASA, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Ultem 9085, Ultem 1010 and PPSF to find out!

Will It Wrench? 3D Printing Torque Test

How much torque will it take? We test the torque of 3D Printed parts made with ABS-M30, FDM Nylon 12, SLS Nylon 12, Polycarbonate, and Ultem 9085.

Will It Fit? Designing for Mates in CNC Machining vs 3D Printing

We compare machined and printed parts to see how they mate and share best practices for designing your custom parts. How will the machined parts mate compared to various additive processes? Watch and find out!

Will It Break? 3D Printing Impact Resistance Test

We test the impact resistance of FDM, SLS, and PolyJet parts to find out which 3D Printing processes hold up and which break under the pressure of our latest challenge!

How Will It Grow? Metal 3D Printing Support Structures (Part 1)

What causes metal 3D Printed parts to warp, distort, or have inconsistent features?! Watch our new video to see what factors create a successful DMLS part, and how to implement them for your next project.

How Will It Grow? Metal 3D Printing Support Structures (Part 2)

In Part 2 of our latest 3D printing video, Greg Paulsen, our Director of Applications Engineering, explores key design considerations for Metal 3D Printing.

Will It Break or Bounce? 3D Printed Lacrosse Balls

Polymers are generally known for their durability. We wanted to put that durability to the test with some high velocity impact! And sometimes the best way to do that…is by throwing stuff at a wall.

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Xometry Referral Program

A collage of assorted parts made with different processes

Refer and Earn $50

Have you had a positive experience with Xometry? Don't keep it a secret—refer your colleagues! Give $50 in custom parts to each person you refer towards their first order and get $50 in custom parts for each successful referral that you can redeem at checkout! Referral terms and conditions apply.