DesignSuite is an Internet-based library database of 3D models and detailed specifications of more than 100,000 mechanical components that engineers can use in product design. The first product to be developed by InPart Inc., DesignSuite reportedly lets engineers find component data and download a 3D model of gears, motors, and other parts to their own CAD systems. InPart says such a capability has never been available before. Parker Hannifin, Aeroquip, The Torrington Company, and Thomson Industries are among manufacturers whose products are included. InPart: Product Code 4264
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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