Release 12 features a new material data management system that includes a general database that contains properties for common materials such as steel, concrete, and aluminum. Users can add to or change the material properties contained within the database to fit their own needs and then apply this information to points within the model. Users can also interface the material data management system with other information sources for material properties.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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