Robert McNeel & Associates, makers of the Rhinoceros freeform modeling tool, and SpaceClaim, which markets 3D CAD software, announced what they call a “roundtrip integration” between their products.
The move is designed to improve the product stylist workflow by giving product stylists seamless data exchange capabilities between their surfacing and design applications. SpaceClaim accomplished this by adding 3DM to SpaceClaim LTX, officials say, which allows users to open Rhino files directly in the SpaceClaim software for creating solid geometry. The 3D solid design can then be sent back to the Rhino file format for precise surface creation by the stylish.
As a result of the Rhino/SpaceClaim LTX integration, users can create free-form surfaces in the context of the product design.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.