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Content posted in October 2012
Patent Pushes Back Against 3D Printing Piracy
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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
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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.




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