Designers and engineers wanting to download high-quality 3D drawings into their own CAD systems after choosing which hydraulic cylinders they need can thank Bosch Rexroth for creating the Interactive Hydraulic Cylinder (IHC) Designer. This software reportedly offers file formats compatible with all commercial CAD systems. Free to all Rexroth customers, version 1.0 of IHC generates model codes, technical information sheets, 2D drawings, PDF documentation, and emails. The software includes all models of the company's cylinders. Find out more at http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-528.
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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