No, I don hab a cold. After checking out the world of CAD online, and there was a lot to click through, I learned the following lesson: don't judge a site by its URL. Type in www.tenlinks.com and you'll see what I mean.
TenLinks.com offers a cornucopia of CAD/CAM information and links. Among its services: daily industry news; downloadable programs, in-depth articles; daily, weekly, and monthly newsletters; specialized product, company, and consultant directories; and (my favorite) a Recent Additions page.
The web is forever. Which means on a site that serves an entire industry it's easy to get halfway into an exciting news story just to find out that everyone else already read it—when it was posted months earlier! The daily headlines and Recent Additions page will help keep users up on the best of the breaking news, and also let you know what's new on the site. Make sure you click on the Free Stuff link. It has oodles of free CAD programs and FEA software.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
Highly regarded engineer and physicist Ransom Stephens speaks with Design News about his extensive science and engineering background, the serious yet funny study of neuroscience, and how one primes their brain for innovation.
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