Oskar van Deventer has achieved an unofficial world record with the creation of his 17x17x17 twisty puzzle 3D. The previous record was held by Leslie Lie from China for his 12x12x12 cube.
The latest optimization plug-in supports AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD 2011, 3DS MAX 2010, and 3DS MAX2011.
3DSOM Pro generates photo-realistic 3D models from images of real objects. With the 3DSOM Pro Viewer Java applet, interactive plugin-free 3D content can easily be created for websites.
BlankWorks develops optimal blank shapes and accounts for material stretch and deformation as well as bending. It is specifically designed for estimators, engineers, account managers and tool and die designers.
Event explores strategies, opportunities and solutions for improving innovation in such areas as global product development, manufacturing, logistics and support.
Software allows SolidWorks BREP CAD assembly, part and presentation files to be converted to all major animation + authoring packages, 3D downstream file formats and VisSim programs.
The Model 80X JetMachining Center cuts complex flat parts out of most materials including metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, stone and composites directly from a CAD drawing or .DXF file.
Functionality includes programming for 2-5 axis milling, 2-22 axis turning, 2-5 axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining, and B-axis machine tools.
Event will include demonstration of Delcam’s software for engine port machining and composite manufacture and tour of the Delcam site, including the company’s unique in-house manufacturing centre.
Cimatron Technologies will host a webinar offering practical tips on how to meet the challenges of the micro-milling industry on Feb 17th 2011.
A 2-week trial version of Graphite is available for download. The trial version is identical in every way to the licensed software.
A total of 20 dimensional gauging systems will be strategically distributed throughout the entire manufacturing process allowing non-contact dimensional measurement.
Farnell is the leading multi-channel, high service distributor of electronic components, electrical parts, industrial and maintenance, repair & operations products.
Autodesk, Inc. has named Valiant Corporation — a global provider of manufacturing solutions — as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for January 2011.
Members of the manufacturing community should visit the Autodesk community website and vote one of the 2010 Autodesk Inventor of the Month recipients as “Inventor of the Year.”
PDM11 is co-located at the ExCel Centre with a unique new event dedicated to industrial design: the Product Design + Innovation conference.
The new Version 24 Pro CAD-CAM software is powerful enough to compliment the serious machine shop that requires advanced cutting capabilities while being priced affordably enough for the home machinist to be able to acquire.
KeyShot™ is an interactive raytracing and global illumination program developed by Luxion for both PC and Mac that breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images from 3D models.
PadPivot is compatible with most tablet devices like the iPad, Blackberry Playbook, and Samsung Galaxy Tab, along with book readers like the Kindle and Nook.
An independent survey of 1,000 business executives in 12 countries, found that the greatest innovations of our time will be those that help address human need.
Z Corporation offers 5 models in their ZPrinter line with the 450 and 650 able to print advanced color models in high resolution.
The Autodesk sustainability workshop teaches basic principles of sustainable design, offering tutorials on putting concepts into practice with Digital Prototyping, and access to software and online resources.
Educational resources offered by SolidWorks include tutorials, blogs, remote access, competitions, instruction & certification.
The amphibious combat vehicle features superior water speeds of up to 25 knots, and an operating sea range of 56 nautical miles. On land, the EFV travels at speeds of up to 42 mph and has an operational range of 300 miles.
Categories comprise of topics including Adhesive and Adhesive Products, Computing and Software, Electronic Components, Materials, and many more.
Topics Include Space Industrial Base Issues, Private Commercial Space Market Segments, Government Customers for Commercial Space and Commercial Space Regulation.
The NIAR researches the effects of heat, moisture, contamination and repairs on advanced materials.
Features include walk-in quick-measure, one-click CAD-measure, collision-free CAD-teach, virtual simulation, real-time verification, advanced path planning, CAD alignment, datum alignment and many more smart functions.
New options include protecting both the cutting tool and the machine from excessive loading, simplifying the machining of duplicate items; more versatile control of feed-rates for leads and links; and extra functionality for sketching.
Using tsElements, you can import concept models and surface designs from subdivision modeling applications directly into SolidWorks.
DELMIA was used to run assembly simulations and CATIA Composites workbench surfacing and finite element analysis capabilities was used for the carbon fiber monocoque chassis design.
The site links to suppliers parts catalogs with CAD models available for download in popular formats including .asm, .stp, .igs and .dxf
Team Selenokhod is the first Russian team to enter the Google Lunar X PRIZE competition.
Conference focuses on optimizing process manufacturing including presentations in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain operations.
eDesignSYNC for SolidWorks, allows SolidWorks users to access Moldex3D/eDesign from within the SolidWorks platform, which provides seamless work flow from design to simulation.
BMCI is a portfolio company of Citadel Plastics Holdings, Incorporated. BMCI was acquired by Citadel in 2008 and since that time the corporation has acquired five additional conglomerates.
Cadence provides outsourced manufacturing solutions for surgical devices, scientific, and industrial applications requiring high performance products.
Acquisition will expand the company’s full range of injection molding and rapid prototyping services to production of true micro-molded components and devices from highly engineered materials.
A range of specialty adhesives designed for the manufacturing of medical devices, and an extensive product portfolio for mechanical processing, metal pretreatment and partial cleaning will be presented.
Oceans SDK provides a single, non-royalty based solution to access product data from all major CAD systems including CATIA V4, CATIA V5, Unigraphics, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Pro/ENGINEER and Autodesk Inventor.
The fastest workstation in the world, 8550 XTREME owns the top two spots on the SolidWorks Performance Test, a SolidWorks website feature which provides users with tests to compare their systems against others.
Arete IRC, Performance Engineering Solutions and TWeatherford offer sales and technical support for CAD, Enterprise and PLM software solutions while Educational Solutions Enterprises is a well-established Learning Systems provider.
RMP was used to deliver a physical model useful for revealing critical design and engineering aspects that would have been undetected through historical drawings.
MeshCAM offers a wide range of toolpaths including parallel roughing, contour offset roughing, parallel finishing, waterline finishing, and pencil toolpaths.
Objet will demo a number of upcoming new materials featuring improved mechanical and thermal properties including true transparency, high-temperature resistance and the ABS-like properties of engineering plastics.
The process creates a clean and thin weld which is particularly strong and achieves a superior quality to welds created by legacy techniques with respect to bursting pressure.
eBook describes the similarities and differences between the two CAD programs, and would be of interest to CAD users interested in transitioning to Bricscad.
HyperMesh was used to build and assemble the T.25 CAE model, which was subsequently analyzed for a variety of load cases and performance measures using the suite’s RADIOSS solver.
Facility will allow faculty members and students access to resources to prototype and build product ideas.
3D3 Solutions scanners provide High Definition (HD) quality scans at a third of the cost of comparable 3D scanning systems.
Services include providing extra design and programming resources, through processes for the production of novel designs, including the manufacture of prototypes or initial production runs.
3D Systems plans to showcase its entire personal and professional 3D printer portfolio and will present its sub $5,000 Bits From Bytes 3D Printers and 3D Printer Kits.
InspectionXpert extracts inspection dimensions directly from SolidWorks drawings, creates ballooned inspection drawings, and exports to an inspection report form.
The iEA promotes new opportunities for R&D, innovation, new ventures & development in England.
Carbon nanofibbers are incorporated into thermoplastics to facilitate the electrostatic dissipation.
ATW Companies capabilities include tube fabrication, laser cutting/welding, machining, and metal injection molding (MIM).
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets.
Cimatron has developed custom post-processors for Atometric's machines and Atometric is now authorized to bundle CimatronE with its micro-machining centers.
DMG/ MORI SEIKI, Australia’s leading CNC machine tool provider, has appointed Stefan Weiwadel as its new President.
The Mitutoyo QV-APEX404 is a non-contact, measurement solution that can perform measuring and inspection functions in minutes that took hours with conventional processes.
The SolidWorks Education Edition software includes professional-class tools for stress, strain, fluid flow, and thermal simulation.
Webcast will take place Jan 26, 2011, from 3-4 pm CET and include a 45-minute online presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.
Stratasys will develop and manufacture for HP an exclusive line of 3D printers based on Stratasys' patented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology.
eDrawings RapidFire Lite - STP/STEP, IGS/IGES & STL Viewer - Free 15-day trial available for download.
Enhancements include surface modeling, large assembly performance, model preparation for CAE and manufacturing, and enterprise integration.
Z Corporation 3D printing technology will be featured in a session, called “Empowering the ‘Machinist’ with SolidWorks and 3D Printing”
Design-To-Part workflow combines VisualMILL for SolidWorks CAM software from MecSoft with Roland MDX milling machines.
Material is designed for rapid bonding, laminating, and sealing of most plastics such as PMMA (acrylic), PC, PVC, ABS, PA, PU, SAN, TPU, and aluminum.
Learning zone includes product information and videos for FeatureCAM 2011.
Vapor Phase is a type of soldering system for printed circuit boards that has a higher thermal efficiency to save energy.
GibbsCAM supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining, wire-EDM and manufacturing modeling.
New version has undergone a major re-engineering and is now 30 percent faster on complex parts than previous versions.
OrthoModel and OrthoMill software will be shown in addition to their iQube 3D scanner to capture data for the design of orthotics.
Ju Teng International Holdings Limited will deploy 300 seats of CimatronE integrated CAD/CAM across six manufacturing plants in China and Taiwan.
Isight is an open system for integrating design and simulation models created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications.
Dimension 3D Printing will award nine student winners either $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships in the categories of High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art & Architecture.
CAMWorks was the first fully integrated CAM solution designed exclusively to operate in SolidWorks.
Registration includes two full days admission to the Plenary Session, Technical Sessions, Networking Luncheons and Exhibitor Reception.
CimatronE will power the machining of blades including a 4-Axis turbine blade and a 5-Axis Impeller at the IMTEX trade show in Bangalore, India, January 20th -26th 2011.
Interactive 3D PDF demonstrates exactly what machined parts will look like once complete and does not require any supporting CAD or engineering software.
eDrawings is a collaboration tool for sharing and interpretation of 2D and 3D product design data. There is a free 15-day trial available.
Expansion includes 2 new press machines, a 15% increase in jobs and extended hours to a 24/7 operation.
11 companies will move forward with campaign to expand the awareness and use of Additive Manufacturing.
Solid-Ideas sent in 8 pictures of work they have done. There is a nice gallery of photos in the article.
Two-part video about the company’s involvement in the Connecticut Corsair project is available on their website.
Amtrak uses SolidWorks software to help refurbish all of its rail cars from the wheels up, updating compartments that in some cases can be 50 or 60 years old.
New agents include Jingxing, a rapid prototyping and 3D scanning solutions provider; Mingwei Tech, a major distributor and service provider of CAD/CAE/CAM/DM software and 3DSWT, a VAR of SolidWorks 3D CAD software.
EasyBlank Inventor is an add-on module for Autodesk Inventor software that is specially designed for sheet metal part designers, tool and die designers, and tool cost calculators.
Delcam developed demonstration parts and initial production samples using the company’s machining and inspection software to manufacture complex components to high levels of accuracy on a consistent basis.
ACUSIM’s CFD technology and staff will be incorporated into Altair’s HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) software portfolio and operations.
EnSuite is a CAD solution providing measurement, comparison, product information, multi-cad assembly, collaboration, visualization and conversion features.
AlphaGary Manufactures specialty compounds including PVC alloys, polyurethanes, elastomers and polyurethane alloys.
Long-term power rate contracts have been secured and are about 40% below worldwide averages.
32-page event brochure available for download with detailed convention information including presentation schedule.
More than 2,200 teams consisting of 45,000 high-school students from around the world will participate in the 2011 FRC competition.
SolidWorks World 2011 will host over 4,500 attendees and offer more than 200 in-depth training sessions.
Event will feature about 800 exhibitors and 750 machines valued at Rs.1,400 crore (over $300 million) at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.
The Aero India exhibition will be held in Bangalore India from February 9th-13th.
When cracks develop in the composite, they rupture microcapsules and release a healing agent.
EyesOn Design events raise funds to provide educational programs and to support leading-edge research and other programs to enhance the lives of the blind and visually impaired.
A1 Technologies is offering an equipment package aimed at educational institutions for under £10,000. They sell entry level equipment for education and DIY projects.
Event focuses on material handling and manufacturing and will include over 700 exhibits and 80 educational sessions.
Botmill offers a inexpensive 3D printer available preassembled or a DIY kit with PLA or ABS material.
Bertrand was Executive Vice President of Sales and joined DS SolidWorks as the second employee in 1997.
SURFCAM V5.1 is available for download as a Free Student/Demo Learning version.
National RP Support is a leading provider of customer support services and a factory-authorized source of parts, maintenance, and other services for 3D Systems’ equipment.
Delcam will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of software and hardware for the design and manufacture of dental restorations.
Neenah Foundry has been in business for over 135 years producing iron castings and steel forgings.
A live webcast of the presentation will be available via the Stratasys website on January 13, 2011 at 11:20 a.m.
LightWave is a complete 3D solution to model, render and animate. There is a 30-day trial available for download.
Merger will offer customers a full range of engineering and manufacturing processes, from prototype through production.
The flange, which is the main housing that connects the engine to the transmission was finished in less than 63 hours.
InspectionXpert allows you to export dimensions from a CAD drawing to an inspection report form for quality control.
"Process is suitable for impregnating partially crystalline and amorphous polymers such as nylon, TPE, TPU, PP and polycarbonate"
PolyOne Corporation, with 2009 revenues of $2.1 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions.
Nottingham-Spirk has over 570 commercialized patents to date and over $30 billion dollars in combined sales from products created