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Content tagged with Design Hardware & Software posted in April 2012
PLM Providers Head to the Cloud
CAD/CAM Corner 
4/30/2012  8 comments
Building on the momentum of cloud-based business applications, PLM providers are serving up cloud-based variants of their platforms aimed at facilitating global product design collaboration and cost- effective deployment.
Prodrive Shifts 3D Printing Into High Gear
CAD/CAM Corner 
4/27/2012  14 comments
Now in phase three of its implementation, Prodrive is not only using additive manufacturing technologies to test surrogate parts, it's actually 3D printing end-use parts for the finished MINI John Cooper Works World Rally Car.
Slideshow: Young Designers Flex Engineering Chops
STEM Connection 
4/17/2012  34 comments
From human-powered helicopters to ball-throwing robots, student engineering competitions not only promote STEM education, but they also serve as a platform for innovation for commercial products.
Autodesk Bets Big on the Cloud
CAD/CAM Corner 
4/13/2012  19 comments
The cloud lies at the heart of Autodesk's 2013 software portfolio for manufacturers, a response, officials say, to a fundamental shift in the way people are conducting engineering and design work.
Vuuch Makes Product Development Social
CAD/CAM Corner 
4/12/2012  24 comments
Emphasizing enhancements like deliverable-specific dashboards and timelines, along with Facebook-like threaded discussions, Vuuch V5 promotes a collaboration-focused agenda for social product development.
3D Printable Robots Get NSF Research Funding
Engineering Materials 
4/11/2012  25 comments
A new research program aims to let consumers produce their own customized robots with 3D printers and paper.
Dassault Deal Brings Social Media to Design Table
CAD/CAM Corner 
4/6/2012  9 comments
Dassault's vision for the post-PLM era is to enable 3D experiences where designers, engineers, marketing managers, and consumers connect around social innovation.
Will STEM Support Stoke Tech Future?
STEM Connection 
4/5/2012  46 comments
Our LinkedIn Systems & Product Design Engineering group is considering government support for STEM education.
Low-Cost CAD Options Fuel Growth
CAD/CAM Corner 
4/4/2012  16 comments
New subscription pricing models and lower cost tools are fueling a resurgence in the CAD software market, giving smaller companies and independent CAD professionals entrée to software that was previously out of reach.
Petroski on Engineering: Anticipating Failure for Successful Design
Guest Blogs 
4/3/2012  32 comments
Failures can provide lessons and wisdom in a newly proposed design, plan, or policy.




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