What's the Big Deal About the Totem Headset?
CAD/CAM Corner 10/7/2014
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are getting ready to explode onto the market and it appears all the heavy tech companies are trying to out-develop one another with better features than their competition. Fledgling start-up Vrvana has joined the fray.
Aras Innovator 10 Makes PLM Easier With Customization
CAD/CAM Corner 9/15/2014
While every company might have their own solution for PLM, Aras Innovator 10 intends to make PLM easier for all company sizes through its customization. The program is also not resource intensive, which allows it to be appropriated for any use. Some have even linked it to the Raspberry Pi.
solidThinking Releases Inspire 2014
CAD/CAM Corner 9/8/2014
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solidThinking updated its Inspire program with a multitude of features to expedite the conception and prototype process. The latest version lets users blend design with engineering and manufacturing constraints to produce the cheapest, most efficient design before production.
Video: 3D Print on Top of Printed Objects
CAD/CAM Corner 8/22/2014
MIT students modified a 3D printer to enable it to print more than one object and print on top of existing printed objects. All of this was made possible by modifying a Solidoodle with a height measuring laser.
Siemens' Intosite Augments Tecnomatix PLM Platform
CAD/CAM Corner 8/21/2014
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Will Your Next Hard Drive Be Liquid?
CAD/CAM Corner 8/19/2014
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
Cloud-Based Programming Made Easy
CAD/CAM Corner 8/7/2014
The Wolfram Programming Cloud is expected to be a game changer. The application is based on the Wolfram Language and was specifically developed to streamline the creation and deployment of cloud-based programs.
Made w/Code Initiative Trains Female Techies for Google's Ranks
CAD/CAM Corner 7/31/2014
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
Micro Python Preps for Mass Production
CAD/CAM Corner 7/17/2014
Micro Python is priming the presses. After smashing its Kickstarter campaign, the programming platform is almost ready to release its Micro Python boards into the public market.
Publish CAD Designs in PDF Format
CAD/CAM Corner 7/16/2014
Theorem Solutions recently announced the release of its newest software solution: Publish 3D. The program enables direct translation between CAD software and the PDF format, allowing engineers to spend more of their time doing what they do best -- creating.
The $250 3D Printer & Custom Cookie Cutter
CAD/CAM Corner 6/27/2014
The MOD-t 3D printer, from New Matter, is a low-cost printer that is easy to use and one of the cheapest yet. Cookie Caster lets a user design his or her own cookie cutters and have them made. It's the cloud at work!
College BIM Labs Get State-of-the-Art Makeovers
CAD/CAM Corner 4/22/2014
To get the latest engineering students' skills up to par, more colleges are turning to technology companies to get the best visual equipment in their labs for enhanced practical and theoretical teaching.
Autodesk Acquires Delcam
CAD/CAM Corner 2/27/2014
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Autodesk, a leader in 3D design solutions, announced earlier this month that it has completed its acquisition of Delcam, a leading supplier of CAD/CAM manufacturing software, in its efforts to expand the company’s manufacturing software capabilities.
Software Takes Care of Engineer Grandstanding
CAD/CAM Corner 2/5/2014
Agilent, solidThinking, and MSC Software are hoping to take the top prize in the CAD/PDM/PLM software category of this year's Golden Mousetrap Awards. Here's what we know about solidThinking's Inspire.
3D Systems Acquires Gentle Giant Studios
CAD/CAM Corner 1/14/2014
3D Systems has acquired Gentle Giant Studios, a 3D model production company, which now gives the company rights to make characters from the
Star Wars franchise and Marvel comics.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
A multi-talented new type of robot can be launched from underwater and fly into the air. It's lightweight, relatively low cost, and has a structure that's 3D printed from plastics, not metal.
There is a new cooperation between the Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0 to explore the potential alignment of their two architecture efforts: the Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0) and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA).
National Instruments has expanded the capabilities of its NI InsightCM Enterprise platform.
The problem with a four-, five-, or six-year degree is that they don’t teach engineers the soft skills required to have a successful career. Here are seven skills that every engineering graduate needs to be successful.
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