The PTC/User World event will take place June 13-16 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. On tap for the event is free hands-on training for the company's Wildfire software, an exhibit hall of Pro/E-related solutions, and technical sessions divided into two tracks: Design and Manufacturing, and Administration, Technology, and Processes. The technical sessions feature not only best-practice tips and product update briefings from PTC developers, but also expert user presentations from such companies as Nike, HP, and John Deere. The keynote speaker this year is David Holden, team engineer from NASCAR's Richard Childress Racing. For more information on the event, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-517.
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.
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.