Bimba reports that many engineers are now taking advantage of a new CAD capability on its website at www.bimba.com. Starting with a database of native CAD files, users can parametrically generate drawings of numerous cylinder types on the fly, customizing parameters such as stroke length and rod extension to 1/1000th of an inch. The benefit: Quicker turnaround times for CAD models.
Imagine being able to illegally download a physical product the same way you can with music and videos. That’s basically what’s happening with 3D printing and digital manufacturing, with huge repercussions in the intellectual property domain.
Ford will be the first automaker to commercially use Alcoa's tough & fast Micromill aluminum alloy process and materials, debuting on several 2016 F-150 truck components. Alcoa will also license its Micromill process and materials technology to Danieli Group.
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