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AAEON Releases Embedded Servers for Intelligent Automation
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1/21/2013  Post a comment
Taiwan-based industrial computing manufacturer AAEON has released two new embedded servers that can be used to power intelligent automation solutions in factories and buildings.
Ford Builds Metal Prototypes With 3D Printing
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1/8/2013  27 comments
Ford Motor Co. is raising the stakes in rapid prototyping, making testable prototype metal parts ranging from brake rotors to transmission cases with three-dimensional printers.
Rockwell Offers New Bundle of Machine Control Design Tools
Product News 
12/18/2012  12 comments
Rockwell Automation has released an integrated bundle of machine control tools that offers an all-in-one solution for designers of machine control applications.
3D Print Your Own Personal Electronics
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12/14/2012  57 comments
If it's possible to 3D print blood vessels, robots, and guns, then why shouldn't you be able to 3D print your own personal electronics?
Cisco Expands Intelligent Automation for the Cloud
Product News 
12/13/2012  7 comments
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud 3.1 includes new features that make it easier to add security to a cloud-based network without a lot of hands-on administration.
Faster Industrial 3D Printer Boosts Build Volume
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10/17/2012  11 comments
Industrial 3D printing supplier ExOne's M-FLEX midsized metal printer is three times as fast and has a build volume more than seven times as large as the company's previous midsized machine.
Why Aren't Engineering Students Happier? Because It's Hard
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8/29/2012  33 comments
The Princeton Review came out with its annual edition of "The Best 377 Colleges" last week, and engineering schools again did poorly in the area of student happiness.
Update: Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars
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8/6/2012  14 comments
Curiosity carries 10 science instruments. Some of the tools are the first of their kind on Mars, including a laser-firing instrument for checking elemental composition of rocks from a distance.
2012 Brings Increased Salaries & Job Satisfaction
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8/1/2012  32 comments
Our annual salary survey shows earnings are up and gives insight to the factors that impact an engineering career.
Crowdsourcing Will Be Used in Combat Vehicle Design
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7/3/2012  4 comments
The Department of Defense is incorporating crowdsourcing into the design process for a potentially amphibious vehicle.
Design News Named One of the '10 Great Media Websites'
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6/20/2012  15 comments
Design News is an "Always On" Globally Accessible Online Design Community, according to BtoB's Media Business.
Sensor Monitors Patients' Health in the Cloud
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5/24/2012  11 comments
A new device connects to a cloud-based system to wirelessly monitor a patient's condition even when they are not in a hospital or doctor's office.
Stratasys Gets Mojo With Sub-$10K Printer
Product News 
5/23/2012  11 comments
With its QuickPack print engine technology, easy-to-use preprocessing software, and hands-free cleaning system, Stratasys' Mojo is taking professional-grade 3D printing to a new level.
Web Apps Help Police Coastal Waters
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5/21/2012  10 comments
The Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research are funding the design of Web applications that will help protect and police coastal waters.
Johnson Controls Standardizes on Siemens PLM
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5/11/2012  7 comments
Johnson Controls automotive division is deploying Siemens PLM to globally integrate its design processes.
Robots Star in 3D Systems' Consumer Push
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5/1/2012  29 comments
With its latest acquisition of My Robot Nation, 3D Systems is adding to its portfolio of consumer-oriented 3D printing technology, which includes the Cubify.com content site and the Cube personal 3D printer.
Stratasys & Objet Merge in 3D Printer Partnership
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4/24/2012  16 comments
Citing complementary product lines, 3D printer players Stratasys and Objet merge to create a combined company with the scale to take on the growing market.
CAD Primed for Plastic Parts Design
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4/11/2012  12 comments
Recognizing their growing and more sophisticated use, SolidWorks and Autodesk have rounded out their portfolios with tools aimed at optimizing the design and manufacturing of plastic parts.
CFD Tool Adds Moving Object Simulation
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4/10/2012  8 comments
With its latest STAR-CCM+ v7 release, cd-Adapco joins the ranks of CAD and CAE vendors bolstering tighter connections between the two design tool platforms.
DESIGN West: Thomas Dolby to Keynote
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3/22/2012  3 comments
Thomas Dolby, whose songs "She Blinded Me With Science" and "Hyperactive" became huge hits in the 1980s, will provide a keynote during DESIGN West.
Autodesk PLM 360 Puts Modern Twist on Traditional Platforms
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3/2/2012  5 comments
Touting next-generation technologies like multitenancy and mobility, Autodesk has launched a cloud-based alternative to traditional PLM platforms.
3D-Printed Jaw Used in Transplant
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2/27/2012  38 comments
A recent jaw transplant using a patient-specific prosthesis created with additive manufacturing techniques showcases the potential of 3D printing for advanced medical applications.
3D Systems' Zoom Puts Print Process on Fast Track
Product News 
2/23/2012  7 comments
The new Zoom fast-print material accelerates print jobs on the 3D personal printer by as much as 50 percent.
Design News Radio Explores 3D CAD & Visualization
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2/16/2012  2 comments
Join Design News Radio on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 2:00 p.m. EST for "3D CAD & Visualization," a live, streaming audio and online chat with the industry veteran David Prawel.
Amphibious Craft Navigates FEA Waters
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2/15/2012  6 comments
FEA analysis helped optimize the articulation arm at the core of the ARKTOS amphibious craft, which gives it the mobility to seamlessly navigate between extreme environments.
CFD Players Partner Around 3D Visualization
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2/13/2012  5 comments
Flow Science and CEI Software team up to integrate CEIís CFD visualization capabilities with the FLOW-3D CFD tool, making it easier to showcase results in a more meaningful way.
iPad App Provides On-the-Go Product Data
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2/10/2012  7 comments
Inforbix is leveraging its CAD and product data access technology to power up a free iPad app that lets mobile users search and access engineering data.
PartMaker Brings CAD to CNC
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2/3/2012  4 comments
Branching out from its CAM software roots, PartMaker is adding a 3D CAD modeling component to its PartMaker portfolio, acknowledging that machinists need better tools for working with 3D models.
Slideshow: Top 5 Design Tool Trends to Watch in 2012
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2/2/2012  12 comments
The building blocks laid in 2011 around mobile, cloud, and social technologies will set the stage for remaking CAD and other engineering tools into 21st Century design collaboration platforms.
CAE Drives Dutch High-Performance Auto
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1/26/2012  22 comments
Using an integrated CAD/CAE platform, Donkervoort bolstered the muscle of its D8 GTO sports car without creating a drag on performance.
Autodesk Expands Surface Modeling Credo
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1/25/2012  7 comments
The acquisition of a little-known specialty tools maker puts more accessible surface modeling technology within reach of Autodesk's digital prototyping software portfolio.
Slideshow: Top 5 Robotics Trends to Watch in 2012
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1/23/2012  22 comments
The most important robotics trends of this coming year will enable volume manufacturing and greater integration of robotics with machine vision and automated systems.
Slideshow: Top 5 Automation & Control Trends to Watch in 2012
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1/17/2012  32 comments
In 2012 we'll see an expansion of plant technology, from the connected plant network to cloud computing and remote monitoring.
3D Systems Brings 3D Printing to Masses
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1/13/2012  12 comments
3D Systems is putting up stakes in the consumer market with Cubify.com, an online community and content creation site, and the Cube, its first personal 3D printer for the home.
Crowdsourcing Creates CAD Groundswell
News 
1/12/2012  11 comments
While crowdsourcing has the potential to boost innovation, manufacturers have been slow to embrace the strategy, put off by quality concerns and engineers' reticence to participate in an open development forum.
CAD Resurgence Fueled by Technology
News 
12/29/2011  13 comments
2012 could prove to be a banner year for CAD as the tools are redefined by emerging technologies like cloud computing and mobile apps, according to Jon Peddie Research's 2012 Worldwide CAD Market Report.
Top 6 Design Hardware & Software Trends of 2011
News 
12/28/2011  16 comments
While there was no single bang-up technology in CAD and PLM during 2011, the category made huge strides in embracing mainstream capabilities to make the tools more accessible to a broader audience of users.
ANSYS 14.0 Primed for Multidisciplinary Engineering
News 
12/19/2011  9 comments
The latest release of the ANSYS multiphysics simulation suite is packed with enhancements designed to help engineering organizations take on the challenge of complex, multidisciplinary product design.
LED Thermal Characterization Gets Easier
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12/15/2011  11 comments
A new method combines hardware measurement and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software in a way that enables engineers to predict the heat inside an LED, as well as in the systems and subsystems that surround it.
3D Modeling & Printing for 'Personal Manufacturing'
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12/14/2011  12 comments
New additions to Autodesk's 123D family bring the power of 3D modeling and 3D printing to average consumers as part of an effort to empower non-engineers to create things on their own.
aPriori Adds Costing Tool to CAD
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12/9/2011  5 comments
The aPriori costing engine determines the cost of a part or product directly from a CAD model, based on the materials to be used and the factory that will produce it.
PTC Spins Out Windchill Service & Quality Modules
Product News 
12/1/2011  15 comments
As promised, PTC is delivering enhanced modules that expand the footprint of its Windchill 10.0 PLM release in critical areas like service and quality management.
3D Systems Buys Z Corp in Prototype Boost
News 
11/29/2011  14 comments
3D Systems buys one of its chief rivals, Z Corp, in a move designed to create scale and take 3D printing to the next level.
Are Social Media Hurting STEM?
News 
11/28/2011  24 comments
Is social-media uptake hurting the education of the STEM generation?
Nvidia Maximus Brings HPC Capabilities to the Workstation
Product News 
11/23/2011  4 comments
By marrying its Quadro professional GPU line with its Tesla computational engine, Maximus can simultaneously handle interactive graphic rendering and compute-intensive number crunching on a single workstation platform.
Autodesk Amps Mobile Sim With ForceEffect
News 
11/21/2011  7 comments
Autodesk is expanding its palette of mobile design apps with ForceEffect, a free mobile simulation app for the iPad focused on simulating early-stage conceptual designs.
Siemens PLM Portal Streamlines Part Selection
News 
11/15/2011  8 comments
Siemens PLM Software is serving up a portal for Solid Edge users that makes millions of precisely modeled commercial parts easily accessible in the native CAD format.
Maplesoft Schools Students With iPad App
News 
11/14/2011  16 comments
Maplesoft launched Maple Player for the iPad, testing the waters for a broader mobile strategy with students hungry for mobile-friendly engineering tools.
Retooling for Compliance
News 
11/10/2011  5 comments
Manufacturers are turning to PLM platforms and new supplier management processes to keep pace with the shifting compliance landscape and the need to manage more granular data.
Autodesk Cloud Makes Its Official Debut
News 
10/7/2011  5 comments
After a variety of experimental offerings, Autodesk took the wraps off Autodesk Cloud, a collection of a dozen Web services designed to deliver more flexibility for sharing, viewing, and collaborating on designs.
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