Looking for fast and reasonably cost-effective way to create 3D models of your design—then produce an actual physical prototype? 3D Systems Corp., which markets rapid prototyping solutions, is teaming up with CAD provider Alibre Inc. to deliver an integrated solution.
3D Systems’ new V-Flash Desktop Modeler, the first product based on its new Film Transfer Imaging (FTI) technology platform, will include the Alibre Design Xpress 3D CAD package for no extra charge. Alibre Design Xpress is Alibre’s scaled down, free version of its parametric, 3D CAD tool. The companies are positioning the bundle as a way to introduce rapid prototyping capabilities to a broader range of applications and as a way to make what they call “art to part” capabilities accessible to anyone, even those with limited budgets or technical CAD skills.
V-Flash Desktop Modeler has a base price of $9,900.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
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