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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in May 2010
Project Krypton for Plastics Parts Creation
5/31/2010  Post a comment
Autodesk Inventor plug-in provides real-time feedback on manufacturability, cost efficiency and environmental impact related to plastic materials designs.
Dassault Releases Isight Upgrade
5/28/2010  Post a comment
Isight 4.5 bring multi-core processing and enhanced optimization methods to the simulation process automation tool.
Open Source Systems Emerge in 3D Printing
5/25/2010  2 comments
New inexpensive 3D printers made from model kits make significant headway in rapid protoyping.
ABB Highlights Automation and Power Integration
5/21/2010  1 comment
Connecting energy, cost, maintenance and process management ideas through a unique systems integration approach and energy harvesting potentials takes center stage at ABB's annual event.
Microsoft Launches Technical Computing Initiative
5/21/2010  Post a comment
New organization charged with developing tools, platforms and services to bring supercomputing horsepower and resources to a much wider audience
FDI Promises Universal Device Integration
5/21/2010  Post a comment
Supported by major device vendors and fieldbus protocol organizations, FDI aims to replace EDDL and FDT to deliver a more complete device integration communication standard.
Z Corp. Introduces New Rapid Prototyping Tool
5/19/2010  Post a comment
The ZBuilder Ultra introduced at Rapid 2010 is faster and less expensive than existing stereolithography systems used for rapid prototyping
Autodesk Floats Design Tools in the Cloud
5/17/2010  1 comment
Company releases new details on Project Butterfly collaboration tool and outlines plans for cloud computing offerings around MoldFlow and Inventor
SERCOS Energy Profile Targets Reduced Energy Consumption
5/14/2010  Post a comment
An energy-conservation profile using the SERCOS III real-time, Ethernet communication network is targeting energy reduction for industrial controls, drives and decentralized peripherals
PTC's Heppelmann Gets CEO Title
5/12/2010  Post a comment
Long-time PTC technology strategist and current president to take CEO reins from Richard Harrison effective Oct. 1
IBM and Dassault Forge Global PLM Alliance
5/6/2010  Post a comment
Financing options, a new PLM competency center and a cloud computing proof-of-concept are the first fruits of IBM/Dassault's collaboration
Software Aids Drivers' Sore Backs
5/5/2010  Post a comment
Algorithm works with seat hardware to keep drivers moving

AutoCAD Freestyle Targets Do-It-Yourselfers

5/4/2010  Post a comment

Autodesk's new low-cost 2-D drawing and sketch package helps create professional-looking drawings, layouts and plans.

MapleSim 4 Goes 3-D for Multibody Modeling

5/4/2010  Post a comment

Maplesoft upgrades with a new 3-D construction feature for developing multibody models

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