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Aras Innovator 10 Makes PLM Easier With Customization
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9/15/2014  1 comment
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
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9/8/2014  Post a comment
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.
3D Printers That Are Changing the Industry
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8/26/2014  8 comments
XYZ, Rabbit, and Disney innovate on the 3d printer in different ways -- from price point to using materials such as yarn.
Video: 3D Print on Top of Printed Objects
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8/22/2014  6 comments
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
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8/21/2014  4 comments
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.
Photo Editing Tool Manipulates in 3D
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8/20/2014  4 comments
New software from Carnegie Mellon allows 2D objects -- digital photos, old photos, and even paintings -- to be manipulated in 3D using models found online.
Will Your Next Hard Drive Be Liquid?
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8/19/2014  30 comments
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.
Amazon’s Custom 3D Printer Store
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8/12/2014  14 comments
Amazon has its very own 3D printing store, where anyone can customize and order 3D-printed objects. Who doesn't want a bobblehead of themselves?
Video: Personal Electronic Circuit Board Factory
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8/11/2014  16 comments
Squink, a circuit board printer, uses inkjet printing technology and conductive inks to print circuits.
Cloud-Based Programming Made Easy
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8/7/2014  4 comments
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.
3D Printer Uses Multiple Colors & Materials
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8/1/2014  3 comments
A relative newcomer to the 3D printing market has developed a 3D printer that can use five different materials in multiple colors for customized creations.
Made w/Code Initiative Trains Female Techies for Google's Ranks
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7/31/2014  10 comments
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.
IBM Invests $3B in Powerful Processors of the Future
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7/23/2014  5 comments
IBM announced it is dedicating $3 billion of funding over the next five years to research and development of new processor technologies.
Micro Python Preps for Mass Production
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7/17/2014  6 comments
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
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7/16/2014  3 comments
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.
This App Detects Cancer
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7/3/2014  22 comments
University of Houston researchers created DermoScreen, an app that can detect skin cancer via a smartphone.
The $250 3D Printer & Custom Cookie Cutter
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6/27/2014  16 comments
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!
Autodesk Sparks Interest in 3D Printing
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6/24/2014  8 comments
Autodesk Spark brings the company to the 3D printer table with a resin-based system of its own.
Dassault Expands Portfolio With Biovia
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6/17/2014  3 comments
Dassault Systèmes launches Biovia to expand its bio materials and drug portfolio. Material simulation is the key.
Windows-Powered App Automates Your Home
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6/12/2014  9 comments
Redmond and Insteon recently partnered to offer home automation apps and hardware powered by Windows.
City X Sparks Interest in 3D Printing
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5/1/2014  3 comments
The City X Project uses Cubify 3D printers in a three-day workshop to inspire kids' interest in making and 3D printing.
QNX Tech Powers VisLab's Autonomous Car
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4/23/2014  8 comments
VisLab joins the autonomous car effort with the DEEVA prototype.
College BIM Labs Get State-of-the-Art Makeovers
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4/22/2014  1 comment
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.
Survey Says Cloud-Based CAD, 3D Printer Use to Surge
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4/10/2014  3 comments
The Business Advantage Group recently released its 2014 Worldwide CAD Trends Survey, announcing both a prospective increase in the cloud-based CAD industry and the anticipated incorporation of 3D printing.
Inventables Unveils Easel for Cloud-Based Design & Fabrication
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3/26/2014  2 comments
Easel was created with beginners in mind. It acts as sort of a gateway app that takes novices from project inception to actual milling in just five minutes.
Autodesk Acquires Delcam
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2/27/2014  Post a comment
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.
3D Systems Acquires Xerox's Solid Ink
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2/19/2014  2 comments
3D Systems absorbs Xerox’s Solid Ink Engineering to further expand its 3D printer prowess.
Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalist Alert -- Webench
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2/7/2014  Post a comment
Texas Instruments' Webench is vying to win the Golden Mousetrap Award in the Analysis & Calculation Software category, but it is up against some pretty tough competition from Mentor Graphics, COMSOL, and aPriori Inc.
Software Takes Care of Engineer Grandstanding
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2/5/2014  13 comments
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
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1/14/2014  4 comments
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.
Dassault Systemes Acquires RTT Group
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1/3/2014  2 comments
Dassault's latest acquisition includes the German-based RTT Group, which is also known for its 3D visualization technology.
Spring-Free Trampoline Coming to a Backyard Near You
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12/20/2013  20 comments
Dr. Keith Alexander and the University of Canterbury develop the world’s first spring-less trampoline using finite element analysis (FEA).
Microsoft's $100M Xbox One Controller
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12/13/2013  5 comments
Microsoft says it spent more than $100 million in the research and development of its new Xbox One controller. Was it worth it?
Goldie Fishwater & the Internet-Connected Aquarium
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12/10/2013  17 comments
Contributing editor Cabe Atwell developed a Raspberry Pi and Arduino-based remote network fish tank control for his goldfish, Goldie Fishwater.
Engineering the Future With 3D Software
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12/9/2013  3 comments
3D visualization is helping us express information in a way that’s more informative and easier to decipher.
Windows Phone App Studio Gets Upgraded
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11/29/2013  1 comment
Using the Windows Phone App Studio, users can create Windows phone apps simply using their IE10 browser.
Simulink Offers Easy, Graphical Programming for Raspberry Pi & Arduino
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11/5/2013  4 comments
At the Open Hardware Summit, we saw that MathWorks' Simulink allows you to debug your model (embedded software) before deploying it onto hardware.
Video: BlinkScan Captures Multiple Images at Once
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11/1/2013  3 comments
BlinkScan's software makes the latest desktop scanner stand out. Unlike other scanners, this one can crop and straighten images of documents automatically.
AMD’s Video Card Is Tops for Gaming & Great for CAD
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10/31/2013  2 comments
The video card wars are heating up once again between NVIDIA and AMD, with no signs of slowing anytime soon.
LulzBot Crowd Funds Its Next 3D Printer
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10/24/2013  8 comments
LulzBot's TAZ 3D printer is being crowd funded through fundable.com and has already well exceeded its $100,000 goal, with six days left to go.
SolidWorks 2014 Looks to Improve User Experience
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10/14/2013  5 comments
Dassault Systemes' SolidWorks 2014 is chock full of new features that are sure to increase users' productivity and efficiency.
Dassault's Virtual Reality Cave Helps Visualize Projects
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10/10/2013  7 comments
Dassault Systemes displayed its virtual reality cave during its SolidWorks 2014 release conference.
3D Printer Has an Eye-Popping Price Tag
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10/8/2013  22 comments
The Peachy Printer is a $100 3D printer with a unique method of printing and a huge following on Kickstarter.
Game Technologies Rolls With Digital Dice
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10/2/2013  18 comments
The Polish startup Game Technologies has developed new dice packed with an incredible amount of technology for use with game applications.
Microsoft's Project Spark Makes a Game of Creating Your Own Video Game
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9/26/2013  5 comments
Almost all the young minds that play video games have wondered what it would be like to create their own, even if it was just changing something small in one game to make their experience better. Microsoft is making it happen.
Dassault Systemes Teams With Engineers to Rid Oceans of Plastic
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9/18/2013  6 comments
The Eco-Engineering Design Contest aims to clean up the world's oceans.
Video: Augmented Reality Table & Book Interact Through Hand Gestures
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9/10/2013  5 comments
A Los Angeles smart space installation uses a digitally augmented table and book that allows visitors to use hand gestures to explore digital media.
MakerBot's Digitizer Scanner is User- & Wallet-Friendly
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9/4/2013  9 comments
MakerBot recently announced that the final product would soon be on the market. What is the buzz surrounding its Digitizer all about?
Black Hat Conference Highlights Hacking Demos
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8/23/2013  19 comments
The Black Hat conference highlights hacking methods from the elite within the community, which can be downright frightening for those in the IT business.
3D Print Yourself
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8/22/2013  61 comments
TwinKinds, a German startup, is creating 3D printed statues of its customers.
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