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Content tagged with Design Hardware & Software posted in May 2012
Dassault Takes a 3D Trip Back in Time
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/31/2012  23 comments
Leveraging its 3D modeling, simulation, and virtual reality technologies, Dassault Systemes has collaborated with Boston's Museum of Science and Harvard University on an immersive 3D experience that takes people back to Egypt's ancient Giza plateau.
Engineers Are Happy in Role as Non-Managers
Wolfe's Den 
5/24/2012  17 comments
Our LinkedIn systems and product design engineering group discusses if they are happy with their decision of remaining a technical contributor instead of becoming a manager.
3D Printer Breaks $500 Price Point
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/18/2012  39 comments
A startup is pushing do-it-yourself 3D printing to the next level by offering a fully assembled printer to hobbyists and at-home engineers.
Maple 16 Fosters Mathematics Exploration
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/16/2012  10 comments
With an array of Clickable Math enhancements and interface improvements, Maple 16 puts a new face on mathematical software, making it easier for users to explore expressions.
The Fun Side of 3D Printing
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/15/2012  60 comments
While 3D printers gain ground for traditional prototyping and limited-run manufacturing applications, the technology is also fueling a host of innovative use cases, from furniture design to collectibles, even for unmanned aircrafts.
Are Engineers Ready to Go Mobile?
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/11/2012  23 comments
CAD and design tool vendors are poised to flood the market with smartphone and tablet apps that promise to untether engineers from their desktops.
Autodesk Constructs 3D Record of American Engineering Achievements
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/10/2012  6 comments
Autodesk is helping capture America’s greatest engineering and industrial achievements using 3D scanning and point cloud software technology to document historic sites for the public record.
NHTSA to Brake Unintended Acceleration
Captain Hybrid 
5/9/2012  61 comments
The debate over unintended acceleration, having lingered around the periphery of the auto industry for more than two decades, may be about to receive a fatal blow.
Freight Train Kills Cellphone Signal
Sherlock Ohms 
5/9/2012  15 comments
If your antenna malfunctions every day at a specific time, it could be the ghost is running on schedule.
Dassault Breaks Ground in Mining Market
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/7/2012  4 comments
PLM provider acquires Gemcom 3D geological modeling and simulation software, and builds out the new GEOVIA brand.
Petroski on Engineering: Engineering & Civilization
Guest Blogs 
5/3/2012  33 comments
Experience, both good and bad, guides us in extending the state of the art toward new limits.




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