There’s the Food Network for foodies, CNN for news junkies and now CADCAMNETtv for those addicted to being in the know when it comes to happenings affecting the CAD industry.
The Internet-based broadcast, updated bi-weekly, serves up a news-format show, complete with a fresh-faced anchor woman, who dishes on everything from recent earnings announcements to product updates to scandals rocking the CAD world. A visit to the site this week found a wide-ranging mix of stories, from PTC terminating a long-term partnership with PLM vendor SofTech to a report on the arrest of a suspected thief stealing source code from CAD vendor Alibre Software. The anchor woman can sound a little bit like those reporters covering the Hollywood scene, but if you can stomach the cheeky reporting style, the site does deliver some important CAD and PLM-related sound bites in a fun and entertaining way.
CADCAMNETtv, a collaboration between Ash Bridge Media LLC and Alkemedia Productions LLC, is also now offering RSS feeds and Podcasts on the site to round out its CAD content. The RSS news feed will also lets subscribers know when new CCNtv broadcasts have been posted.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.