Trimble announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SketchUp®, one of the most popular 3D modeling tools in the world, from Google.
The 2012 release of PowerINSPECT includes new options to make inspection easier. In addition, basic reverse engineering functionality has been added to the point-cloud module.
The new release offers a range of new features across the product range, further expanding capability for 3 to 5-Axis machining and simulation.
Over the weekend, 30,000 participants, fans, families, educators and industry leaders celebrated students’ engineering and robotics at the annual FIRST® Championship in St. Louis.
The small UAV features an oversized propeller with helicopter-like controls for vertical takeoff and landing and the wings of a conventional aircraft.
Hydrosping developed a micro-generator that produces energy from the flow of water inside distribution pipes.
Over the last three years, GE has announced the creation of more than 14,100 new U.S. jobs and is building or refurbishing 16 U.S. factories.
The elaborate winning prototype was produced on a Roland MDX-540 milling machine and is comprised of several sections that were each milled separately from a variety of materials.
The International Titanium Association will sponsor its “Fundamentals of Titanium” workshops in Rosemont, IL; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA and Houston, Texas in the coming months
The board will plan and organize next year’s AMUG Conference, which will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, from April 14 – 18, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville.
“Pathways to Innovation” will provide attendees with an overview of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and IP agreements for today’s manufacturers.
For the first quarter of 2012, the company reported non-GAAP adjusted net income of $13.2 million resulting in $0.25 earnings per share, up 47% compared to the first quarter of 2011.
The Company plans to hold the conference call to discuss its first quarter financial results on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. (ET).
The production of this chair, which breaks with convention and is made of aluminium casting, would have been virtually impossible in terms of economic aspects without the use of 3D print technology.
After the closing of the transaction for approximately US$360 million, Gemcom’s 360 employees and management will remain in place.
The opening of the new facility is intended to add 250 to 300 additional jobs over the next three years.
The VIDAR NDT PRO™ is a new Non-Destructive Test (NDT) X-Ray Film Digitizer for aerospace, defense and energy products testing and compliance requirements.
At the event 18 Dinosaur Awards were presented, which recognize industry veterans with exceptional skill that in turn contribute back to the additive manufacturing industry.
The show will take place at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois on May 1-2, 2012.
The free, educational events include webcasts, live presentations and special user group meetings.
The normal fee of £34 (approximately US$50) per model will be waived for anyone who likes Delcam on its Facebook page.
The program is intended to help professionals realize the benefits of connected workflows in Autodesk design and creation suites.
Objet released key statistical results from its 2011 Customer Survey, showing year over year improvements in key areas including customer service and its products' performance.
The Real World Design Challenge is a national design competition with the goal of increasing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.
The ProJet™ 3500 professional series 3D printer comes in eight configurations with nine new performance tailored VisiJet® print materials.
Monthly lease packages are available in the US at $560 for the Dimension Elite 3D Printer and $610 for the Dimension SST 1200es 3D Printer.
The webinar will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT.
The Mfg4 exposition and conference will take place May 8-10, 2012, in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Electronic Components & Product Design online trade show and event will be hosted by GlobalSpec on April 25, 2012.
The webinar will discuss how to obtain the best accuracy from 3D printing machines including various design, material, and machine factors that can influence the final outcome of your part.
Teamcenter 9 delivers new capabilities and more powerful tools to help companies deliver increasingly complex products while maximizing productivity and streamlining global operations.
The new micro-site has a library of articles, blog posts and news release commentary as well as a regularly running video series hosted by Grimm, called “In Short”.
The exhibition features work that has been created using Objet multi-material 3D printing – a capability unique to Objet Connex technology.
FIRST and the National PTA (NPTA) will mobilize their collective resources to collaborate and promote K-12 after-school participation for the FIRST progression of four robotics programs.
The event is being held May 23-24 in Houston, Texas and will discuss why composites are particularly suitable for use in the highly corrosive environments.
The Autodesk Partner Advantage Program will better enable VARs to sell a more complete range of Autodesk Design Suites, Autodesk 360 services and Autodesk Subscriptions.
The ZPrinter® 850 offers double the print volume of the ZPrinter® 650 with the same color options and a high resolution: 600 x 540 dpi.
The latest release of its Version 5 PLM platform includes CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SIMULIA.
The 2012 ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC-East) will be held April 27-29, 2012 in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) annual conference will be held in Costa Mesa, California, from April 22 through 26, 2012.
Evonik’s PA 12 is the principal PA 12 raw material used by all suppliers of LS materials.
Objet and Altech signed partnership to start the sales of Objet products in the East China through Altech’s subsidiary which was established in 2002.
The fourteenth-annual SPE® TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference, the world’s leading automotive engineered-polyolefins forum will be held September 30-October 3, 2012.
The system offers something for everyone whether your role is managing orders, quoting, preparing files, operating the machines, finishing parts, or supervising the teams.
Winners will be announced at the MDEA Presentation Ceremony held in conjunction with the MD&M East Event on May 23rd, 2012.
The 17,051 square foot productivity center houses a well-equipped demo lab featuring the latest in machine tool technology, comfortable classrooms and a number of training and meeting spaces.
The 3' x 5' replica was 3D printed on an Objet Connex500 and is about 1/200th scale, includes 40 separate printed sections and weighs about 105 pounds.
With a focus on portability, the new CMM has a small footprint of 52.2” x 32.8" x 79.5” which fits through a standard door and also uses standard 110/220 volt outlets with no need for shop air.
The Summit, hosted by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, the exclusive executive manufacturing network, will take place April 29-May 2 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
Researchers have found a way to straighten out distorted ceramics using shot peening, a process by which small pellets, known as shot, are fired at the surface of a component with a blasting gun.
This marks the 4th year of the ODT Forum which is hosted by well known orthopedic publication, Orthopedic Design & Technology.
As a part of the Additive Manufacturing Summit, Andy Middleton, Objet General Manager for Europe will give an overview of current trends in the world of 3D printing.
Earth Day New York will take place April 19-21, 2012 at Grand Central Station, New York.
NPE2012 attracted 1,933 exhibitors occupying 939,972 sq.ft and 55,359 visitors representing 19,283 unique companies.
The Quadshot is a remote-controlled aircraft combining the stability and control of a helicopter with the speed and maneuverability of an airplane.
“We could even see 3D printers reach into homes and become fabricators of domestic items, including medications."
3D Systems plans to integrate Paramount’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and advanced tooling and assembly operations with its growing on-demand direct manufacturing services.
Through real life examples, the webinar explains how you can inspect very large parts by combining various kinds of optical technologies into one simple process.
Rapidform XOR communicates directly with compatible CAD products to transfer the model step-by-step with a complete feature tree intact, resulting in a native CAD model that is fully editable.
Autodesk ForceEffect Motion is a new mobile simulation app for developing and testing mechanical systems with moving parts including scissor lifts, windshield wipers, automobile engines, robotics, etc.
Because the new technology enables retrieved part models to be reused in combination with multiple other parts, design time can be shortened by 90% compared to designing from the ground up.
amerimold 2012 will be held June 13-14, 2012 in Novi, Michigan at the Suburban Collection Showplace.
SPE has also announced the membership of its 2012-2013 Executive Committee.
The combined company, which will retain the Stratasys name and operate under the name Stratasys Ltd., will have dual headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel.
Scheduled events will be held on Tuesday, May 1 in Farmington, Connecticut and Wednesday, May 2 in New York City.
With more than 25 million users, Pixlr is one of the most widely used free photo editors.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT.
The 3DSwYm Social Innovation platform allows any company to create its own online environment where employees, partners, suppliers, and consumers can interact.
MAKE will host a workshop May 15-16, 2012 in Palo Alto, California to explore the defining characteristics of the maker movement sweeping the country.
Geomagic will continue to support Phantom haptic input devices, further develop Freeform design and manufacturing solutions, and the developer’s API for haptics research.
The free events provide hands-on experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD software, SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM and 3DVIA Composer.
EON Icube software utilizes high-end active stereo projectors, with stereoscopic glasses and motion tracking position trackers and allows users to be immersed in a virtual world.
At least $10 million will be budgeted for additive manufacturing projects by joint DOD Manufacturing Technology programs.
A panel of judges will select the 40 most creative looking prototype designs to be 3d-printed and exhibited in Copenhagen in May.
The lawsuit alleges infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,753,274 and 6,042,774 through the manufacture, sale and use of the PXL, PXM, PXS and PXS Dental product lines from Phenix.
ARPA-E has invested over $500 million in 12 programs, which has resulted in about 180 groundbreaking projects.
The latest version of XVL Player is recommended for anyone needing to view XVL data and it can be downloaded free of charge.
TurboCAD Deluxe 19 provides hundreds of drafting and design tools, incredible file support, video and interactive tutorials, photorealistic rendering and pre-drawn drag-and-drop symbols.
The new portal, which utilizes TeamPlatform, provides NVision’s clients with full, speedy access to customized data exchange Web pages related to their projects.
Jeff Hanson, Business Development Manager at RedEye On Demand, will present on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.
SPE ACCE announced that it will award two $2,000 USD scholarships for graduate-level research in polymer composites that has impact on ground transportation, particularly in the automotive industry.
In the Freeform Construction project, a special type of concrete is deposited very precisely under computer control, layer by layer, from a 3D computer-aided-design (CAD) model.
The SURVEYOR Auto Gage 3D Scanning System is a totally automated 3D inspection-grade system with accuracy to 25 microns (0.001").
InspectionXpert identifies and extracts critical dimensions and tolerances from engineering drawings in almost any format.
FATHOM is a new product development studio for design consulting, 3D printing, model making and rapid prototyping new products, located in Oakland's Jack London Square.
MICRO.NANO.MEMS 2013 will return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois on March 13-14, 2013.
FlexScan3D 3.1 also includes an expanded API library and scripting functions for developers to customize automated 3D scanner controls and data processing.
Dimension 3D Printing is awarding each of three student winners $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships in the categories of Middle and High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art & Architecture.
PlanetPTC Live will be held June 3-6, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
The winning entries of this challenge, will receive cash and other prizes, as well as a chance to be featured on the cover of a ZW3D 2013 brochure.
DARPA plans to offer a $2 million prize to whomever can help push the state-of-the-art in robotics beyond today’s capabilities in support of the DoD’s disaster recovery mission.
Rapidform XOR combines 3D scan data processing and parametric solid modeling to give users the ability to create intelligent CAD models from point clouds and polygon meshes.
“Everyday Edisons” follows 11 modern inventors through the process of creating their latest inventions; from initial concept design to finished product manufacturing.
The company expects to integrate the MRN platform and experience into Cubify.com, enhancing Cubify with hundreds of new fun and easy 3D creation and printing applications.
Culminating at NPE2012, the competition attracted 32 product entries. An international panel of nine judges evaluated the entries in advance of NPE2012 and in a special exhibit at the show itself.
Objects are ‘captured’ using laser or optical scanners, and the data is ‘cleaned-up’ using reverse engineering techniques. Damaged areas can be digitally restored and 3d printed.
Die & Mold China 2012 (DMC2012) will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from May 31st to June 3rd, 2012.
The new pages span the industries of BioPharma, Broadcast, Computing, Electronics, Food Services, Industrial, Transportation and more.
The webinar will be held on April 10th and show you how to quickly create or convert CAD data, create flat patterns, and optimize nesting for sheet metal and other materials.
Pictures and descriptions of the winning products can be found in the April issue of New Equipment Digest.
In the new release, PTC delivers more than 490 enhancements to the Creo app family, all designed to optimize the user experience and increase design productivity.
The Free Universal Construction Kit is a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys.
Hybrid 111D boasts 30% starch and Hybrid 112D has 50% starch, which lowers the environmental impact of the material compared to conventional TPE.
HTC2012 will be held May 15-17 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and is expected to draw more than 600 professionals, many from the aerospace industry’s leading manufacturers.
The 2012 International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference program will be held May 8-11, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois.
Iris van Herpen had her 3D printed dresses named as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2011 by TIME Magazine.
The crowdsourcing platform would enable a global community of experts to design and rapidly manufacture systems such as military vehicles, aviation systems and advanced medical devices.
The 4th annual Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop was held in Houston, Texas on February 29 - March 1, 2012 and focused on cladding, sintering & rapid manufacturing.
Updates include Geomagic Studio®, Geomagic Wrap®, Geomagic Qualify™ and Geomagic Qualify Probe ™ for reverse engineering, 3D imaging, inspection, measurement and metrology.
The technical conference will be held February 19–21, 2013, and the professional development courses will be February 17–18 and February 21, 2013.
Tech Briefs Media Group publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
The media event will be held at the Sciaky headquarters in Chicago on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 9 a.m.
Compared to traditional incandescent lighting LED lighting sources can provide the same amount of illumination using as little as 10 to 15% of the power.
The Second Annual Michigan Robotics Day will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Monday, April 9, 2012.
The 40,000 sq.ft. facility, located just west of the Milwaukee metropolitan area, is slated to officially open in the fall of 2012.
The Challenge, worth $10,000 USD to the winner, invites people from all over the world to share their ideas on the future of sustainable beverage packaging and distribution.
Active Workspace is an intuitive, highly visual, and personalized environment for instantly accessing intelligent 3D information and thereby greatly enhancing the value of PLM systems.
Fogarty will be present at the 2012 MDEA awards ceremony during the MD&M East conference and tradeshow in Philadelphia on May 23, 2012 to accept his award.
Judges will visit with finalists on the show floor prior to awarding the winning entry. Exhibitors must submit entries online before April 30 for consideration.
Applications will be accepted from industry, national laboratories, and university led-teams until May 7, 2012.
The Materialise World Conference will take place in Leuven, Belgium, April 18-20, 2012.
The challenge will be open April 1-May 15 and will seek creative solutions to minimize waste or transform it into new products in space and on Earth.
A three-day open house will be held at the Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois on June 26 - 28 to highlight the facility's recent 18,000-square-foot expansion.
Researchers at MIT are working on developing “smart sand.” They are testing algorithms on somewhat larger particles — cubes about 10 millimeters to an edge.
The CAD software plug-in provides designers of plastic parts with a faster and easier way to determine the impact of design decisions on manufacturability, cost and sustainability concerns.
The ninth annual 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress will be held May 21-23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.
SolidWorks® Plastics software enable users to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of plastics part and injection mold design.
Armac Martin purchased an Objet24 Desktop 3D Printer and can now turn more customer ideas into new products.
CADLearning for AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit Architecture will be offered for free through July 2012 to registered members of the Autodesk Education Community.
A free webinar, "Tin Whiskers — A 2012 State of the Industry Assessment" will be held on Thursday, April 5th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Central time.
NPE2012 will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The exposition halls will be open April 2-5.
Shapeoko is the world’s first CNC milling machine kit capable of creating precision parts and models from plastic, wood and metal for less than $650.
Morris Technologies used direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) to create a custom titanium foot for a cancer patient with an amputated leg.