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Video: Enter the Smartmouse
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5/16/2013  31 comments
Laura Sapiens' Ego! Smartmouse offers users a unique interactive experience by providing 2D and 3D connectivity, hardware identity authentication, data storage, and more.
SME Rapid Conference Hosts 3D Printing Art Gallery
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/10/2013  24 comments
The SME Rapid Conference has invited 3D printing artists to submit their artwork to be displayed at this year’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
Video: MakeVR Attempts to Create a Natural HMI
CAD/CAM Corner 
4/30/2013  13 comments
MakeVR's natural HMI is a no-menu, instinctive drawing package for CAD and other applications.
The Social Network for 3D Printers
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4/24/2013  25 comments
Makexyz is the place where people can offer their 3D printer for other people to use.
Kleverbeast Brings Mobile App Creation to Non-Techies
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4/17/2013  8 comments
Kleverbeast allows anyone to create a mobile app using simple drag-and-drop mechanics.
Dutch Architect Plans to 3D Print a Building
CAD/CAM Corner 
4/10/2013  35 comments
Using stereolithography, designers plan to 3D print buildings around the world at about $6 million a pop.
Video: Mycestro, a 3D Mouse for the Next Generation
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4/4/2013  21 comments
Mycestro is an index finger-mounted mouse for use in confined spaces. A recent Kickstarter success, Mycestro is set to add to the HMI of devices.
iRobot Takes Humans out of 3D Printing Equation
CAD/CAM Corner 
3/12/2013  16 comments
A patent recently filed by iRobot details a fully automated 3D printer. The new system would be capable of finishing printed pieces without human intervention.
3D Printing Embryonic Stem Cells
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3/7/2013  13 comments
A collaboration between Autodesk and Organovo results in successfully printing embryonic stem cells for the first time anywhere in the world.
Top Design Applications Create a Versatile Engineer
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3/1/2013  12 comments
If you are an engineer of any discipline, you are a professional practitioner of engineering -- become the master of your craft.
MathWorks Expands Functionality, Making Development Easier
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2/28/2013  2 comments
MathWorks has released an update to its MATLAB, Stateflow, and Simulink platforms to try to lessen the gap between apps and computer coding.
Lulzbot AO-101 3D Printer Ready to Use out of the Box
CAD/CAM Corner 
2/18/2013  13 comments
Turnkey Lulzbot AO-101 3D printer comes with everything needed to get up and running immediately.
Video: PBS Off-Book Explores the Open-Source Art Movement
CAD/CAM Corner 
2/7/2013  11 comments
PBS shows the artistic side of engineering and software design with their Off-Book series, "The Art of Creative Coding."
MetaEdit+ 5, Domain Specific Modeling to Become More Efficient
CAD/CAM Corner 
2/1/2013  1 comment
MetaEdit+ enables companies to radically improve development productivity and quality by generating full code directly from models.
aPriori’s Management Software Platform Selected for DARPA’s Development Initiative
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1/30/2013  Post a comment
The Geometric Cost Driver-based software from aPriori is about to fuel a DARPA and Pennsylvania State University partnership in the Adaptive Vehicle Make initiative.
The Impact of Coding Over 30 Years
CAD/CAM Corner 
1/29/2013  21 comments
Over the past 30 years or so, coding has transformed the world -- from how it is built to the final software package. AutoCAD, C++, WordPerfect, and the Intel 8008 were introduced in 1982 and have shaped modern technology ever since.
3DExperience Platform Enables Innovation & e-Bee EV
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1/25/2013  7 comments
The 3DExperience PLM software helps manage the e-Bee EV project from start to finish. Sogeti High Tech hopes more will join the product lifecycle management train.
Legal Questions Arise as Cloud Computing Gains Traction
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1/23/2013  25 comments
The use of cloud computing is on the rise within the legal profession, but the threat of security risks are causing hesitation for some. The cloud may not be as secure as some believe.
Implantable Cartilage Created With Hybrid 3D Printer
CAD/CAM Corner 
1/21/2013  19 comments
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine used a hybrid 3D printer to fabricate implantable cartilage on the heels of printing a working kidney.
3D Printers Give New Life to Old Recordings
CAD/CAM Corner 
1/18/2013  24 comments
As 3D printers increase in popularity, more and more people are using them to bring their unique projects to life.
Staples & Mcor Team Up to Bring High-Quality 3D Printing to the Masses
CAD/CAM Corner 
1/11/2013  30 comments
Staples is teaming up with resin-based 3D printer company Mcor for 3D printing services in retail stores. The Mcor Iris 3D resin printer will be available for anyone to print in store or online.
Freescale's Xtrinsic 3.0 Software Lets Touchscreens Overcome Water
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1/7/2013  19 comments
Freescale's Xtrinsic 3.0 software lets touchscreens overcome water. Algorithms developed by freescale allow their MCU controllers and touch devices handle the electrical noise generated by moisture on capacitive touch panels.
Objet's Largest 3D Printer Doesn't Lose Precision
CAD/CAM Corner 
1/2/2013  15 comments
The Objet1000 can print down to 16 microns, making it the most precise machine currently on the market.
Solidoodle 3 Provides High-Quality 3D Printing on the Cheap
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/21/2012  7 comments
Fierce competition has spurred Solidoodle to release the third iteration of its printer with updated parts and better performance.
Autodesk Teams With IZOD IndyCar to Innovate the Racing World
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/17/2012  9 comments
Autodesk is teaming up with IZOD IndyCar Series in a three-year deal meant to expose and familiarize all of the IndyCar race teams with the entire Autodesk collection of software.
3D-Printed Weapons & the Consequences
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/11/2012  111 comments
A 3D-printed gun has been test fired, and it works. Is it an engineering marvel or a disaster waiting to happen?
Rapidform 3D Scanner Recreates Ancient Caves
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/4/2012  11 comments
Is Rapidform a tool every engineer needs to have under his belt to stay competitive in the modern manufacturing industry?
LightWave 3D Creates a Virtual Set for TV, Movies
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/27/2012  7 comments
Physical sets and models are a thing of the past for the television and film industries. LightWave 3D gives unprecedented options for new shows, like Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.
Video: Autodesk Welcomes 123D Design to App Family
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/26/2012  6 comments
Autodesk takes a design from concept to fabrication with the browser-based 123D Design.
Autodesk Enters the Gaming Industry
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/15/2012  3 comments
Autodesk provides easy-to-use tools for every technical industry. Now, with its new version of Scaleform for mobile game developers, the gaming industry is in their sights.
Upverter Launches Cloud-Based CAD for Engineering Hardware Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/13/2012  6 comments
Browser-based CAD software takes design from concept to PCB in one package. Upverter helps engineers create from anywhere at any time.
Teamcenter PLM Meets Up With the Cloud
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/5/2012  3 comments
As part its "future-proof architecture" tenet, Siemens PLM Software is now offering a cloud-based delivery option for Teamcenter via three leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers.
NVIDIA Floats Workstations Graphics to the Cloud
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/2/2012  7 comments
A new NVIDIA platform offers engineers and design professionals workstation-class graphics and compute horsepower from their device of choice, including popular mobile ones.
Patent Pushes Back Against 3D Printing Piracy
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/30/2012  13 comments
A broad patent filed by Microsoft vet Nathan Myhrvold's company centers on a "manufacturing control system" that establishes digital rights management for 3D printing.
PTC Quietly Releases Free Mathcad Version
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/29/2012  11 comments
Engineers looking to beef up their stockpile of free design tools should take a peek at PTC's new Mathcad Express, a free, somewhat limited version of its engineering calculation software.
3D Printing Shapes Factory of the Future
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/25/2012  14 comments
Shapeways is opening a state-of-the-art 3D printing facility that gives small engineering shops and hobbyists an affordable way to produce their designs.
SpaceClaim 2012+ Zeros In On Four Areas of CAD Use
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/18/2012  6 comments
Continuing its charter to open up 3D modeling to more uses cases, SpaceClaim Engineer 2012+ adds enhancements in the areas of manufacturing, simulation, concept development, and mesh remodeling.
Siemens PLM Software Puts Acquisition Plans in Motion
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/17/2012  3 comments
Siemens PLM Software acquires Kineo CAM in a move that bolsters its PLM suite with motion optimization, collision avoidance, and path planning capabilities for both product design and manufacturing applications.
3D Systems Bulks Up Scanning Piece of Its 3D Vision
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/16/2012  6 comments
In a bid to build out its vision for 3D content-to-print solutions, 3D Systems acquired Raidform, adding 3D scan-to-CAD and inspection software to its burgeoning arsenal of 3D tools.
Siemens Packs Briefcase of Design Data for Suppliers
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/12/2012  3 comments
The new Briefcase Browser facilitates the exchange of design data between OEMs and suppliers without access to the core Teamcenter PLM platform.
Sunglass Launches 3D Collaboration Site
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/8/2012  7 comments
Touting project management, social collaboration, and robust capabilities for managing version history, Sunglass has taken the wraps off its cloud-based platform for 3D design.
Formlabs Launches 'Prosumer' 3D Printer
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/4/2012  22 comments
Leveraging a unique go-to-market strategy based on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, Formlabs has debuted the Form 1, a low-cost 3D printer for professionals.
Michael Waltrip Throttles Up a Digital Simulation Edge
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/3/2012  13 comments
The nascent NASCAR team is fast tracking a winning season with a revamped digital aerodynamics design initiative that shifts digital CFD simulation into high gear.
Simulation Heads for Mainstream Makeover
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/2/2012  6 comments
Readily accessible workstation capabilities and cloud-based functionality are transforming simulation from a specialist function to a routine part of a design engineer's workflow.
Oracle Packages Java for Embedded Systems Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/28/2012  7 comments
Taking aim at emerging M2M applications, Oracle has bundled Java building blocks into a platform tuned for embedded systems design, along with releasing a run-time version aimed at low-power devices like microcontrollers.
Autodesk Plugs Integration Holes in Cloud-Based PLM
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/27/2012  2 comments
Autodesk rolls out the Autodesk PLM 360 Connect suite of integration tools as part of a strategy to sync the cloud-based PLM platform to other cloud and enterprise systems in a seamless environment.
Next-Gen 3D Printer Targets Professionals
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/26/2012  15 comments
With its higher resolution, bigger build volume, and support for multiple print jobs and materials, MakerBot is pushing its Replicator 3D printer line to the next level.
Next-Generation VLC Improves on XPRIZE-Winning Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/25/2012  23 comments
Altair ProductDesign will assist the Edison2 team, providing engineering services around structural optimization and suspension design to accelerate design of the production-ready VLC 4.0 vehicle.
Game On for 3D Printing
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/24/2012  13 comments
Ill Gotten Games turned to open-source 3D CAD tools and 3D printing to fast-track the development of its Pocket-Tactics strategy board game.
IMSI/Design Brings Markup to a Mobile Platform
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/20/2012  14 comments
The new TurboReview app for both iOS and Android mobile devices lets engineers do both 2D and 3D markup when out in the field while delivering what it claims is the industry's first support for 3D PDF.
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