HOOPS 3D Exchange empowers developers to import and export the most popular 3D formats within their applications, including PRC, the 3D format used to store precise 3D data within PDF documents.
Supported native formats include all major CAD systems; newly supported pathways include 3D PDF as well as JT and STEP with PMI.
The Protomat S-Series are used for manufacturing prototype circuit boards, machining housings and front panels.
The Government of Canada funded research and development projects that are supporting commercialization success, such as the Creaform's handheld 3D scanning system.
Guide includes comprehensive information on technology updates to combination laser die cutting and rotary die cutters, interchangeable sheet-fed and roll-fed laser die cutting systems.
CGI has higher strength properties relative to those of standard gray cast irons. This enables the production of thinner walled and subsequently lighter weight engine components such as cylinder heads and engine blocks.
Delcam’s VP of Software Development, Tom McCollough, appeared in the first of a new series of video interviews on MCADCafe.com
WorkNC Dental CADMCAM allows technicians to choose the most cost effective scanner, CAD system and milling machine for their individual laboratory.
The FTC capability means that EDM tool (electrode) change can be completed in just 15 seconds (spark-to-spark), significantly reducing cycle times on high-precision, micro-feature parts.
According to preliminary data issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, total steel imports increased 9% from December's levels of 1,697,813 metric tons to 1,858,289 metric tons in January.
Users interested in trying the software for the first time can also request a trial version of KeyCreator 2011 online.
A method of processing huge three-dimensional scans on a standard PC and will be presented at the CeBIT 2011 in Hanover from March 1st through the 5th.
Direct metal laser-sintering will be presented as an alternative to traditional casting methods for copings, bridges, and implants.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is presenting the MicroManufacturing Conference & Exhibits and NanoManufacturing Conference & Exhibits, in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois on April 5-6, 2011.
The Manufacturing for Growth meeting is a combination of four associations annual meetings and will be held in Chandler, Arizona, from March 3-6, 2011.
DSM manufactures plastics and resins with annual net sales of around € 9 billion. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, and employs approximately 22,000 people across the globe.
The One_Shot.MGX is a foldable stool which is manufactured by selective laser sintering as one complete piece.
Eighteen percent of undergrad engineering degrees went to women in 2009, according to the American Society for Engineering Education.
The Renishaw RMP600 is a compact, high accuracy touch probe with radio signal transmission, offering automated job set-up, plus the ability to measure complex 3D part geometries.
The new ProJet™ DP 3000 printer features an expanded ultra-high definition build area that delivers up to a 60% productivity improvement.
The TMS Meeting draws an extensive technical audience and spotlights the latest developments in the emerging materials and materials characterization areas.
Industrial CT (Computed Tomography) scanning is a process which utilizes x-ray equipment to produce 3D representations of both internal and external components.
The PM100 Awards program recognizes manufacturing companies that have achieved significant breakthroughs in innovation, in the use of advanced technologies and in the effective management of their businesses.
Autodesk, Inc. has named Japanese playground equipment manufacturer Nitto Sangyo as Autodesk Inventor of the Month for February.
Customers ordered and received over 7 million cubic inches of materials from Z Corp. in 2010.
PMTS 2011 will be held at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio from April 19th-21st.
The DWX-50 is an advanced 5-axis milling machine for creating high-quality dental prosthetics, including copings, crowns, full bridges and abutments.
This exciting collaboration will see the first computed tomography system introduced into Hexagon Metrology’s key industry segments within the next few months.
The event was the first of a series to be held in coming weeks in which the Administration seeks ideas to reduce regulatory barriers and support the growth and innovation of U.S. businesses.
SABIC® PP PCGR02 exhibits good contact transparency, outstanding impact strength and excellent processability. SABIC® PP PCGR25, features the high clarity and good antistatic properties.
The MicroManufacturing and NanoManufacturing Conferences & Exhibits will be held in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois on April 5-6, 2011.
Upgraded printer features include email notification, remote monitoring, a larger build envelope and better print resolution.
FeatureCAM automates machining and minimizes programming times for parts on mills, lathes and wire EDM.
Inventor users who publish their models to DWG files can now upload them to AutoCAD WS to easily share assembly drawings and schematics diagrams for production, presentation or review.
Altair will conduct its Aero Academy at the Huntsville office beginning March 16. The program is available at no cost to all local aerospace engineers
60 high school teams from 11 states to meet and compete March 18–19.
Haas will hold HaasTec 2011 at its manufacturing and headquarters facility at 2800 Sturgis Rd, in Oxnard, California. The event will run daily, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., from March 10-12, 2011.
H-series horizontal machining centers are used for machining of large monolithic aluminum or titanium aerospace parts.
Mouser.com features more than 1.8 million products online from more than 400 manufacturers.
More than 600 Makers and Maker organizations will participate and showcase their projects. The festival is expected to draw 95,000 attendees from across the state, the country, and beyond.
3D Systems will hold a conference call and audio webcast to discuss its acquisition of Quickparts on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 2:30 p.m., Eastern Time.
ConfigLink is a design automation tool that currently supports SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, Autodesk Inventor and Solid Edge files.
LMT Lab Day East is the largest international gathering of the dental laboratory community in North America and will be held February 25-26, in Chicago.
50 Technical Support Tutorial Vides are available on their website. There is also a 30-day trial of their software available for download.
The new Arizona factory, designated Fab 42, will be the most advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world.
MM Live USA 2012 will be held March 7-8th 2012 and focus on micro-electro-mechanical Systems and micro manufacturing technologies.
Windform XT 2.0 is a carbon fiber filled polyamide based material that is used for Selective Laser Sintering.
Elecworks is used to integrate electrical schematics into SolidWorks and aids designers in associating electrical requirements with their mechanical projects.
The first VERICUT event will be held on Monday, March 7th at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, California.
The award will be presented to Robert V. Petrach Jr of Safety Technology International at SME’s Composites Manufacturing 2011 event in Dayton, Ohio.
The NAFEMS World Congress 2011 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from May 23rd-26th 2011 and cover topics related to engineering simulation.
Awards will go to metalforming businesses with workforce practices that improve business performance and bottom-line results while expanding opportunities for low-wage workers.
PMTS 2011 will be held at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio from April 19th-21st.
OMAX will be located in booth #340 in the AMT/USA Pavilion at the show, which will take place March 8 – 11 at the Expo Bancomer Santa Fe in Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico.
The UKTI Life Sciences International Business Zone will be held March 9th to 10th within the Healthcare Innovation Expo in London.
The new Eindhoven operations and production center opens simultaneously with Shapeways’ New York City headquarters, which will house marketing, design, software development and community relations.
PLM is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacture, to service and disposal.
There is a 30-Day fully functional Trial of KOMPAS-3D V12 available for download to prepare.
Moldex3D/eDesign is a suite of advanced injection molding simulation software for plastic part validation and mold optimization.
New Report Details Key Challenges and Opportunities for North American Manufacturers.
The 12th Annual Symposium Offers Over 100 Technical Presentations, Keynote Speeches, Tutorials by Experts and Industry Leaders, as Well as Exhibits.
This mobile solution will introduce users to the NEi Nastran finite element solver used to analyze the stress of structures and mechanical components.
The Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) will be held April 19th-21st at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio.
Ken Korane with Machine Design Magazine visited with Brian Ford of Quickparts to discuss the wide variety of custom manufacturing solutions provided by Quickparts.
There is a complete technical story available for download from the Bosch Rexroth Case Studies & Technical Papers web page.
Mitsui Seiki’s new 2500 mm HU100A-5XLL Horizontal Machining Center is designed for machining large, complex, and heavy (up to 6600 lbs.) hard metal parts.
Embedded World 2011 will be held in Nuremberg, Germany at the Trade Fair Center on March 1-3, 2011.
Each replaceable Concentrate Pod makes four bottles of cleaner which reduces plastic waste and carbon dioxide emissions by 90%.
Fraunhofer ILT will be providing laser additive manufacturing research, development services, system design and integration and accessory sales, including nozzles and cladding heads.
HaasTec, scheduled for March 10 through 12, 2011, from 10 am to 4 pm daily, will include machine demos, factory tours, a catered lunch, and more.
The GATE Centers will focus on educating a future workforce of automotive engineering professionals who will gain experience in developing and commercializing advanced automotive technologies.
“With the increased memory limit of 64-bit software, users can machine parts of nearly any size or complexity without worrying about running out of memory or making tradeoffs in precision”
A chemical precursor is produced into which CO2 is incorporated and then processed into polyurethanes. CO2 can now be recycled and used as a raw material and substitute for petroleum.
Acquisition will broaden the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping to provide customers with a spectrum of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) capabilities.
Tusk SolidGrey3000 is the world’s first stereolithography material that combines a high degree of stiffness with high impact resistance, and it is available exclusively at Materialise.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual show runs February 15-19 at the San Diego (California) Convention Center.
Customers who purchase ZW3D 2010 or upgrade their VX versions before the official release of ZW3D 2011 can receive a free upgrade to ZW3D 2011 when it becomes available in May.
Company claims initial prototype will increase the power output of solar cells by at least 300%.
LNP Thermocomp HSG compounds utilize metallic fillers in a resin matrix to effectively block radiation, and avoid “hot spots” that can occur with lead shielding.
3D models drive plasma torch and CNC cutters. Roll-cage fabrication now takes one-tenth the time, and scrap costs are down by 85 percent.
The heart of the new production cell is an ENGEL insert 1800 H/500 L/400/90 injection moulding machine with an articulated arm robot.
Scaleform GFx expedites authoring of game UIs and interactive 3D experiences using the popular design tools: Adobe Flash and Adobe Creative Suite.
AeroDef Manufacturing 2011 will take place on April 5 - 7 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have developed a new method for Selective Laser Melting (SLM) of copper alloys.
Five pairs of shoes were 3D printed for use in Naim’s “Melonia” collection at last year’s Stockholm Fashion Show.
Optimus identifies the best design by managing a parametric simulation campaign, customers then pick the most optimal and robust design option to verify in detail and take into production.
There is a 30-day trial of GstarCAD available for download on their website.
The free online event will feature the latest trends and technologies driving today's consumer electronics, medical equipment and automotive markets.
Metalforming companies anticipate continued improvement in business conditions during the next three months.
Each Autodesk Clean Tech Partner in Japan will receive up to 22 million JPY of design software for only 10,500 JPY.
The CAD Books are based on the same content included in their training courseware. There is a free book titled AutoCAD update available for download.
With the use of polycarbonate films and printed polymer electronics, direct integration of antennas in mobile phone shells are possible even within complex geometries.
Co-op students will gain real hands on experience with high tech systems like the Konica-Minolta Range 7 3D Scanner, the Creaform MetraScan and the Connex 350 3D printer from Objet.
FlexTab™ technology uses injection molding processes to produce unique capsule-shaped dosage forms offering a new platform for formulating pharmaceutical and consumer health products.
Out of 2,756 entries from 43 countries entered in the competition this year, the jury of the iF product design award has selected their 993 favorites as the best designs for 2011.
3D scanning, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and 3D inspection were demonstrated at a USF Research Park event that launched Governor Rick Scott's "Let's Get To Work" jobs tour.
Aditya Infotech offers a wide range of technological solutions to the Indian Market, through its 25 Branches across the country.
Unity 3 is a game development tool and modo is 3D software that combines modeling, sculpting, painting, animation and rendering.
OrthoModel includes improved methods for the development of foot-positive designs, while the new OrthoMill program makes it easier for users to import custom insoles from other design packages.
Blum has been with Autodesk for eight years, heading up Autodesk’s Americas Sales organization.
The solidThinking 8.5 releases introduce more than 900 new features, enhancements and updates. There is a free trial available to evaluate the software.
VizUp is an ad hoc polygon reduction system that enables you to reduce the number of polygons in a complex 3D model while retaining the quality and appearance of the original.
Genus Designer automates exploration of alternative designs, eliminates invalid designs and gives the user a set of designs that represent trade-offs.
The new Management Forum will cover topics of particular interest to executives managing processes and people in product development and manufacturing.
Aircraft will be able to approach their apron locations travelling in both forward and reverse directions, as well as taxi to their take-off positions without needing towing vehicles or using their main engines.
National Electronics Week seminar topics include electronics manufacturing, open source hardware & microcontroller prototyping.
RAPID 2011, a conference and exposition showcasing how additive manufacturing is used, will be held in Minneapolis, May 24–26, 2011.
CT scans were obtained and sent to Materialise where 3D models of the patients’ anatomy were created. These models made customized surgical corrections possible.
BRL-CAD is a Open Source combinatorial Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) solid modeling system available for 6 operating systems.
This year, a total of 450 companies applied for the “China’s Top Employers 2011” award, and 30 were selected.
The seminar will include a brief review of the history of lasers, an introduction to laser materials processing benefits and hands-on demonstrations of the technology.
The operation has proforma annual sales of approximately $24M, 130 employees and has 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
Event will offer the latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy (PM) processes, products, and applications.
Sumitomo offers a range of all-electric, hybrid and hydraulic injection moulding machines with clamping forces ranging from 180 kN through 20,000 kN.
Nominees for the Edison Best New Product Awards™ are judged by roughly 2,000 members of the not-for-profit Marketing Executives Networking Group.
The AeroDef exhibition will be held in Anaheim, California, from April 5th to 7th.
Private, non-commercial use of MEDUSA4 Personal is completely free of charge. Those wishing to use the software for commercial purposes can do so on a pay-per-result basis.
Event is designed for users of portable 3D coordinate measurement solutions and offers workshops, standards seminars, user group meetings, and networking sessions.
The latest MFGWatch survey represents 852 respondents from an array of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial equipment, consumer products and textiles.
Husky will be introducing for the first time to North America its H-MED AE™ (all-electric) system, a high precision, energy efficient platform for cleanroom medical molding.
Mastercam QuickPart gives students a fast, easy way to design and cut parts while learning the principles of CAD/CAM.
The Canon Data Mine database will become part of Qmed which includes 1.3 million unique contacts including 350,000 verified, active medical device professionals.
Addisil UV 60 EX elastomer is used for medical applications where lower temperatures are required during manufacturing, yet typical silicone rubber physical properties are also mandatory.
CSS will showcase its capabilities including prototyping and high speed progressive die stamping, in-die tapping, reel to reel processes, modular die options and short run stamping.
Engel is working on injection moulding machines capable of producing laptop lids with wall thicknesses of around 1 millimetre, about half the size of current laptops.
Demonstration will include a fully automated injection molding work cell at the 2011 MD&M show in Anaheim, California from February 8-10.
Sigma Labs will design and develop a monitoring and control system for use with electron beam additive manufacturing of titanium aircraft parts.
National Academy of Engineering membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education.
CRTech SpaceClaim enables users to import CAD parts and assemblies from virtually any CAD format, simplify and heal the geometry, then send it to Thermal Desktop or to Thermal Workshop for meshing.
EnSuite provides seamless CAD data interoperability and supports all major 3D CAD formats including CATIA V4, CATIA V5, NX, Pro/E, SolidWorks, Parasolid, JT, CGR, STL, Solid Edge, 3D PDF, IGES and STEP.
The JEC exhibition is the biggest composites event in Europe and will be held in Paris from March 29th to 31st.
This year’s Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida from June 22nd – 23rd.
Lockheed Martin will develop and prototype its ground-based radar system design that will revamp the way objects are tracked in space.
Anyone who has used software that requires a dongle knows how important they are to keep the software running. Many times if you lose one, you have to buy a new software license.
Capabilities include insert molding, assembled products and integrated stamped metal and molded plastic components.
3D Systems will exhibit its entire personal and professional 3D printer portfolio including its recently announced ProJet™ HD3000 Plus.
GPI Prototype is a service bureau specializing in Direct Metal Laser Sintering & other prototyping processes.
There are 57 tutorial videos available explaining different functionalities of SURFCAM.
Start-Up accelerator program will offer three-month residency in New York City and provide an immersion into design methods and business practices for seed-stage learning companies.
Event will feature demonstrations by: Artaic, Blank Label, CloudFab, Custom Made, FashionPlaytes, F.Rock, Gemvara, Loom Decor and Zyrra.
The Micronic 82flex will be shown and demonstrated on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the offices of International Electronic Components in Santa Clara, California.
FiberSIM® software and consulting services will be used to design and manufacture composite parts for the R31 race car during the 2011 Formula One World Championship season.
Polyaryletherketone material is an alternative to titanium for craniofacial implants (produced from CT-scan geometry) for patients with head injuries or congenital deformities.
SurgiCase Connect allows surgeons to upload of CT/MRI scanned images directly to Materialise’s clinical engineers who convert the images to the 3D models used to create surgical plans.
You can listen in via their website on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
LEDAS provides constraint-based design tools, component technologies, and consulting services for the CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM market.
Bob Brady, Chairman and CEO, and John Scannell, President and COO will speak. A live audio feed will be available on their website.
The conference will be held April 4-6, 2011, at the Omni CNN Center in Atlanta, GA.
“The Export Experiment” is a new product competition designed to grow business for American Component Manufacturers with products that are designed for export.
Models can be repaired from a variety of sources, including IGES and STEP, plus native files, such as CATIA, Pro/Engineer and Inventor, and outputed to a file that can be read directly into FeatureCAM.
CAD Crowd provides a marketplace for buyers and providers of CAD services, with a new CAD library for sharing files.
VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs.
Startl introduced two incubating programs in 2010: Design Boost, a week-long bootcamp for prototyping digital learning products, and Startup Accelerator, a three-month immersion into product design, market strategy and business development.
Flomo is suitable for permanent monitoring of all cooling and temperature control circuits on injection moulding machines and moulds.
Nolato Medical services include Injection moulding of plastics, rubber and TPE, extrusion, dipping and injection blow moulding.
The Event provides basic training on lasers and systems, courses on laser processes including welding and laser additive manufacturing, videos on laser processing and examples of parts made by lasers.
Deva offers a CMM hardware package which when combined with Focus Scan software from Nikon will offer a complete CMM solution.
, Meccanica Specializzata, or Specialized Mechanics (MecSpe) Eurostampi 2011, is an international exhibition of mold, press and injection-mold machines.
The 3 combined conferences will cover geospatial, 3D scanning, & metrology topics offering a variety of sessions, training, networking, exhibits and new business opportunities.
3D Scanning service will allow brides to scan their engagement ring so that the image can be used to create a custom wedding ring that matches perfectly.
“Aesthetics 125” was made using innovative rapid-prototyping technology in fine layers so that no waste material was produced when a design was created.
PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D allows 3D CAD models and other engineering data to be extracted automatically from the respective CAD, PLM or ERP systems and merged in a PDF document.
Siemens NX™ software integrates computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE).
Mastercam X5 introduces significant new capabilities, including Mastercam Blade Expert, new dynamic milling techniques, multiaxis machining and Smart Hybrid Finishing.
ISO 9001: 2008 provides a structure for a quality management system that strives for customer satisfaction, consistent quality, and efficiency.
FiberSIM software supports all of the unique and complex design and manufacturing methodologies necessary to engineer innovative, durable and lightweight composite products and parts.
Native SpaceClaim models are available from hundreds of part catalogs commonly used in the Machinery, Tooling, Automotive and Aerospace industries.
Companies honored with Awards of Excellence receive coverage in MetalForming magazine; recognition at FABTECH 2011, a $1,500 cash prize, commemorative plaque; and key presence on PMA’s website
API provides users the ability to read & write native CAD files, without the cost of ownership associated with the respective CAD systems.
ArtCAM JewelSmith is for the design and manufacture of highly custom personalized jewelry pieces from importing a conceptual sketch through manufacturing that final piece or mould for mass-production.
The app is free and allows players to experience the fun and excitement of invention, while gaining confidence in their ability to excel in engineering.