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Content posted in October 2011
Siemens PLM Upgrades NX With CAE Enhancements
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10/28/2011  4 comments
Amidst a swath of new capabilities in a variety of areas, Siemens PLM Software's NX 8 keys in on CAE enhancements, promoting a vision for simulation-led design.
App Transforms iPad Into 3D CAD Mouse
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10/27/2011  7 comments
The Maide Control app marries the iPad's multitouch interface with 3D modeling tools, letting users drive CAD with gestures like swiping and tapping.
Origo Makes 3D Printing Child's Play
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10/25/2011  9 comments
In yet another sign that 3D printing technology is heading for the masses, the Origo prototype targets 10-year-olds with an appliance-like 3D printer package.
Video: Hockey Robot Stresses Sticks With Slap Shots
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10/21/2011  11 comments
Hockey Robotics' testing robot takes professional-grade slap shots, helping stick manufacturers more effectively evaluate design tradeoffs around performance and durability.
Siemens Sets FreeTrial for CAD, Sim Tool
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10/19/2011  7 comments
Siemens PLM Software launches first-ever 45-day free trial of the Solid Edge CAD and Femap simulation software, hoping a test drive will spark user adoption.
Dassault Deepens Composites Simulation
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10/18/2011  3 comments
By acquiring Simulayt, a maker of specialized composites simulation software, Dassault is trying to differentiate its composites story around bi-directional integration among design, analysis, and manufacturing.
Objet Expands Materials Choices Across Its 3D Printer Line
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10/14/2011  2 comments
Objet Ltd. is sweetening its rapid prototyping story by making a broad array of new materials available across a wider section of its 3D printer line.
Autodesk Preps Facebook Tech Publishing Plug-In
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10/13/2011  5 comments
Autodesk is offering a technology preview that lets users directly publish animations and technical documents to social media sites directly from Inventor Publisher.
QuickSider Partners Throttle Up Collaborative Design
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10/11/2011  2 comments
The delivery vehicle's innovative low-floor design and electric powertrain called for a range of engineering partners, all using diverse CAD tools and scattered across the globe.
3D Systems Raises Bar on Color Printing
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10/10/2011  7 comments
3D Systems' new ProJet 1500 combines support for color with the ability to create high-resolution, durable, plastic parts, bridging professional-quality capabilities with a $14,500 price tag.
Cadence Builds MCAD Bridges
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10/4/2011  6 comments
With globalization and complexity raising the stakes in semiconductor development, Cadence Design Systems is honing a strategy to integrate MCAD platforms into its design flow to give customers greater control over semiconductor data.




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