William Radigan

June 14th NMSUG Meeting Announcement

Blog Post created by William Radigan on May 24, 2017

If you're reading this before June 14th, 2017 and would like to RSVP for the meeting, please click here:



The June 14th meeting will be the 10th Anniversary of the New Mexico SOLIDWORKS User Group!  To celebrate, we've invited Richard Doyle and Rachel York, the leaders of the International SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN), to come share memories and SOLIDWORKS Certification Tips.

We will also hear from Justin Smart of InterLink Engineering about the latest MarkForged 3D printers.  MarkForged has developed a line of Continuous Fiber, Chopped Fiber, and even Metal 3D Printing systems.  If you need functional 3D printed parts, these machines make some of the best!

Rachel York (SOLIDWORKS)

Rachel is the Community and User Advocacy Manager for DS SOLIDWORKS. She’s a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, a former user group leader (user group leader of the year 2011), a former reseller application engineer (taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS products), and she’s a huge fan of the SOLIDWORKS Community. She co-manages content for both the SOLIDWORKS Tech and Community Blogs as well as co-manages the SOLIDWORKS social media accounts. In her spare time she enjoys billiards, reading, and playing video games.

The Certification Game

We will slay a Kraken and conquer the CSWP-Core Segment One! This will be done in the style of an old-school Mario game level. I’ll help you prepare for the CSWP-Core (and keep your sanity). We will go over the entire certification process, from creating a certification center account, to taking an exam, to downloading your certificate. Attendees will leave with knowledge of all certifications available as well as how to take them and tips and tricks regarding CSWP-Core Segment 1.


Justin Smart (InterLink Engineering)

Justin has been working as a mechanical designer since 1992.  He received his CSWP in 2008.  Justin has worked in multiple manufacturing industries including; commercial electric motors, consumer products, machine design along with lots of metal fabrication experience.  His primary function at Interlink is Account Manager but he is also involved with managing our in-house projects by providing guidance to design staff on all activities.  Recently he has also taken on an additional role as the application engineer supporting our 3D printer customers.

InterLink Engineering is in its 13th year of business.  We provide Certified SolidWorks designers and engineers to local companies when their workload exceeds their existing staff’s bandwidth.  We also maintain a staff of in-house engineers that serve our product development clients.  Since we are very good at finding and vetting quality people, we are frequently asked to recruit full time employees for our clients.  We aim to provide perfect customer service to our clients and strive to craft a complete solution to their problems.

Markforged (https://markforged.com/) created the first and only 3D desktop and industrial line of printers that smartly embed continuous fibers (Fiberglass, Kevlar, or Carbon Fiber) to create a printed composite part that is incredibly strong, lightweight, and durable. They also recently introduced a breakthrough method of printing same-day real metal parts. Their 3D printed parts are much stronger, stiffer and more impact resistant than parts from any other 3D printer.

Wednesday June 14th, NMSUG Meeting Agenda:

  • 5:30 - 6:00 Arrive, Get Some Food, Meet Someone New
  • 5:45 - 6:15  NMSUG 10th Anniversary Ceremony
    • Memories and Milestones (5 min each)
  • 6:15 - 6:40  MarkForged - Carbon Fiber & Metal 3D Printing
    • Justin Smart - InterLink Engineering
  • 6:45 - 8:15  The Certification Game
    • Rachel York
  • 8:20 - 8:30   Wrap Up / Prizes / Giveaways

Networking and socializing thereafter.

To RSVP please use the "Attend Event" link below to visit the Eventbrite page for this meeting.

Meeting Location
The BioScience Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
5901 Indian School Rd NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87110