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Content tagged with Design Hardware & Software posted in November 2011
Wednesday, 2PM ET: Design News Radio Bridges Embedded, Mechanical
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/29/2011  5 comments
Design News Radio will explore "Bridging the Mechanical & Embedded Design Worlds" in a live radio program and companion chat Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 2 PM ET.
Is Social Media Hurting STEM?
STEM Connection 
11/28/2011  24 comments
Is social-media uptake hurting the education of the STEM generation?
Slideshow: CAE Goes Mainstream
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/17/2011  14 comments
Computer-aided engineering (CAE) features such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) are no longer arcane tools just for highly trained specialists. They're becoming accessible to mainstream engineers via inclusion in mainstream CAD programs.
Siemens Steps Up Composites Game
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/16/2011  7 comments
Siemens snaps up Vistagy, a specialized composites design tool maker, as part of its industry strategy and as a step towards building a broader, end-to-end product development platform.
Dassault Bridges Mechanical, Electrical Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/10/2011  10 comments
Dassault Systèmes acquires Elsys, a maker of electrical engineering tools, taking an important step in bridging the worlds of mechanical and electrical design.
Aras Targets SolidWorks Users With Enterprise PLM
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/8/2011  3 comments
Making the case that SolidWorks users need more than CAD file management, Aras has a version of its platform that brings full-scale PLM capabilities to SolidWorks Enterprise PDM customers.
Catapult Competition Chunks Old Punkins
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/4/2011  5 comments
For the 2011 Punkin' Chunkin' World Championship, Team ETHOS orchestrated a redesign of its catapult using SolidWorks CAD and CAE to optimize materials and improve performance.
Slideshow: 3D Printing & Prototyping Takes Off
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/1/2011  11 comments
Thanks to technological advances, ease-of-use functionality, and far lower price points, 3D printing is fast becoming a prototyping and design resource for smaller manufacturers as well as hobbyists.




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