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Content posted in May 2012
Dassault Takes a 3D Trip Back in Time
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5/31/2012  23 comments
Leveraging its 3D modeling, simulation, and virtual reality technologies, Dassault Systemes has collaborated with Boston's Museum of Science and Harvard University on an immersive 3D experience that takes people back to Egypt's ancient Giza plateau.
3D Printer Breaks $500 Price Point
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5/18/2012  39 comments
A startup is pushing do-it-yourself 3D printing to the next level by offering a fully assembled printer to hobbyists and at-home engineers.
Maple 16 Fosters Mathematics Exploration
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5/16/2012  10 comments
With an array of Clickable Math enhancements and interface improvements, Maple 16 puts a new face on mathematical software, making it easier for users to explore expressions.
The Fun Side of 3D Printing
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5/15/2012  60 comments
While 3D printers gain ground for traditional prototyping and limited-run manufacturing applications, the technology is also fueling a host of innovative use cases, from furniture design to collectibles, even for unmanned aircrafts.
Are Engineers Ready to Go Mobile?
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5/11/2012  23 comments
CAD and design tool vendors are poised to flood the market with smartphone and tablet apps that promise to untether engineers from their desktops.
Autodesk Constructs 3D Record of American Engineering Achievements
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5/10/2012  6 comments
Autodesk is helping capture America’s greatest engineering and industrial achievements using 3D scanning and point cloud software technology to document historic sites for the public record.
Dassault Breaks Ground in Mining Market
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5/7/2012  4 comments
PLM provider acquires Gemcom 3D geological modeling and simulation software, and builds out the new GEOVIA brand.




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