Rival CAD suppliers have at least one thing in common: Both will hold major meetings this month and next at Disney's Coronado Spring Resort, Orlando, FL. SolidWorks World 2003 opens January 19. In addition to presenting several speakers who will talk about products, the software developer plans to have CAD experts on hand to talk with attendees. Solid Edge kicks off it's Global Summit February 17. Design News National Editor Paul E. Teague will speak on changes in the engineering profession.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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