HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Visualization everywhere
naperlou   12/9/2013 9:20:47 AM
NO RATINGS
Cabe, you make a good point.  The ability to store and manipulate masses of data is a good thing.  The ability to get meaningful information out of them is another story.  With improvements in hardware (whcih we all have) this is being addressed by teh systems you mention.  It makes for a whole new way of looking at things.

Tool_maker
User Rank
Platinum
Some times you need to show them.
Tool_maker   12/10/2013 12:51:37 PM
NO RATINGS
  Cabe: I have been in manufacturing since 1964 and I think 3-D printing is the most exciting thing to come along in my working life. In days of old, ie 20th century, an inventor would come into the shop with a model carved from wood and a fist full of drawing and try to explain what he/she wanted to accomplish. Today that same thing can be printed and tweaked until it is right before it ever goes to be hard tooled. Good for everyone but the model maker.

  I do take issue with your 3D graphs though. Nothing will lose my interest faster than an Excel spread sheet and what you are describing sounds like that sheet on steroids. My eyes are getting heavy just imagining that.

bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
3-D SOFTWARE
bobjengr   12/14/2013 10:18:24 AM
NO RATINGS
Tool_Maker.  I agree with you completely on this one.  I also have been in manufacturing since the late 60's and advances relative to software have been marvelous for "model shop" efforts.  Translating wants into specifications and drawings can be a nightmare and is sometimes dependent upon the designer's ability to communicate properly.  3D software, properly used, can lessen the agony during this process.  As a coop working my way through the university, I have more than once been a "fly on the wall" as a designer tried explaining to a model maker the ins and outs of his design hoping to gain enough understanding so prototypes can be built. 



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Technology has proven over and over again to be tremendously empowering, to individuals and organizations alike. Misuse that power, however, and you might find yourself in big trouble.
Steadfast in its belief that diesel engines are right for the times, General Motors is expanding US availability of the compression-ignited technology in Chevrolet cars and light trucks.
Most cyber attacks could be avoided by adopting a list of Critical Security Controls that were created by the Center for Internet Security. That’s the message from Steve Mustard of the Automation Federation.
How 3D printing fits into the digital thread, and the relationship between its uses for prototyping and for manufacturing, was the subject of a talk by Proto Labs' Rich Baker at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.
The term “range anxiety” began fading into the rear view mirror recently, as major automakers made announcements about longer-range, battery-powered cars.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 12 - 16, Analytics for the IoT: A Deep Dive into Algorithms
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service