Software developer Alibre has an interesting challenge for engineers: The company is betting that its Alibre Design Professional can help you do your design job, and if it falls short in any project, Alibre will pay you $500. It's part of the company's strategy to prove the software's production robustness. Certain conditions apply, of course. For example, you can't try to use the software for features that it doesn't have. Check out www.alibre.com for details.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
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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