The entire structure of the plane was printed, including wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches. It was printed on an EOS EOSINT P730 nylon laser sintering machine.
TechShop Detroit will feature everything from top-quality prototyping tools and industrial-grade sewing and textile equipment to laser cutting, welding and machine shop-type gear.
Incorporating micro-cameras, these revolutionary insect-size vehicles will help in emergency situations considered too dangerous for people to enter, to covert military surveillance missions.
The first webinar, to be held on 3rd August, will cover the stand-alone FeatureCAM programming software, while the second, on 10th August, will feature Delcam for SolidWorks.
The event will offer four full days of activities and provide its projected 32,000 attendees with opportunities to network, learn and see the latest metal fabrication products and technologies.
The CMS108 is the most precise laser scanner offered by ROMER with an accuracy of 20 microns, which is a 16% gain in accuracy over previous scanning solutions.
LightWave™ is a 3D modeling, animation, visual effects and rendering software program. There is a free 30 day trial available.
The International Entrepreneurs (TiE) is an organization of entrepreneurs who connect, network, and mentor globally to create the next generation of successful entrepreneurs.
A Grand Opening event is planned for Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011, and will run from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Pankl Aerospace Systems as the July 2011 Autodesk Inventor of the Month, in recognition of the company’s use of Autodesk software to more effectively manufacture helicopter rotary systems.
The survey report is comprised of 140 responses across multiple industries, most prominently aerospace, automotive, and wind energy.
“Kids II received creative, fresh suggestions from these students while providing them with the opportunity to develop real-world concepts and designs that may one day appear in retail stores”
ISO 9001:2008 applies to industries involved in the design and development, manufacturing, installation, and servicing of products.
The company will be marketing the high-precision 3D wax printers to jewelry manufacturers and custom designers to support Solidscape's growth in Southeast Asia.
The new probe allows surface finish inspection to be fully integrated within CMM measurement routines.
The company will offer attendees at the conference free 3D face scanning demonstrations and provide 3D data of their face scans for personal use.
The seminars will be held at Sandvik in Schaumburg, Illinois, on 1st August, at Seco in Troy, Michigan, on 3rd August and at Sandvik in Mississauga, Ontario, on 5th August.
The next auction begins August 17 at 1 p.m. (U.S. Central time) and already includes lathes, mills and both horizontal and vertical machining centers.
The company reported record revenue of $37.6 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011, compared to $30.1 million reported for the same period in 2010.
3DVision Technologies is a value-added reseller (VAR) of mainstream CAD, CAE, and PDM software serving Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $10 million grant over five years to launch a national center based at Stanford University for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering.
The free virtual conference is now available on demand, through September 22, to give engineers easy access to educational presentations and industry leading supplier resources from the live-day event.
The learning zone is for the 2011 version of its PowerSHAPE Pro CAD software and includes full details on the new release, including videos from expert Application Engineers, and customer testimonials.
3-Dimensional Services specializes in design, engineering and analysis, in-house tool construction, and complete builds of prototype first-off parts and low to medium volume production runs.
The 2012 X-Hab challenge will look at volume, geometry and habitability of a deep space habitat and technologies for plant growth and geo-science sample handling.
Magnesium is up to four times as light as steel, and one and a half times lighter than aluminium. Pure magnesium is, however, rarely utilized due to its low hardness and great susceptibility to corrosion.
Selective laser sintering and Stereolithography 3D printers from 3D Systems allow GM engineers to rapid prototype parts to reduce tooling costs and speed up the validation and early build processes.
Objet engineers printed the stool in a single print job, using the new Objet ABS-like Digital Material (RGD5160-DM).
All shares of the common stock to be sold in the offering will be offered by Proto Labs. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not been determined.
Equator has been developed as an alternative to traditional dedicated gauging, with the ability to be pre-programmed for multiple parts and re-programmed for design changes.
Silver particles are joined via a unique surface tension mechanism eliminating the pressure requirement and the material can be cured in a standard batch oven.
"3D rapid prototyping is enabling the designers and engineers at Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac to stretch the creative envelope"
The annual Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems Conference (COMS 2011) will be held Aug 28-31 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The seminar will be hosted at DMG Mori Seiki’s U.S.A. Headquarters & Chicago Technical Center at 2400 Huntington Boulevard in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on August 8th.
The new facility features an environmentally controlled clean room for storage of its medical-grade plastics, manufacturing space and a retail store for items such as cut-to-size Plexiglas and Lexan sheet.
Any questions can be submitted via their website and answers to general technical questions that do not involve confidential information or trade secrets will be posted on the website.
The DS SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Reseller Conference will be held in Beijing, China, from August 10th to 12th.
ASTM F2915 will provide seamless transition from design to physical printed object, independent of the specific software or printer hardware being used.
The new Blocks Manager contains over 20.000 2D/3D ready-to- use blocks for various industries such as Construction, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and others.
The new release will include a number of new strategies, together with more general enhancements to make programming faster and machining more efficient with the best-possible surface finish.
L A Aluminum has always offered powder coated machined castings, but now they can offer powder coating as a stand alone process.
The web site is designed to showcase information on the latest developments and trends in reverse engineering and inspection software.
FLOW-3D simulatse and analyzes the deformations of solid components and solidified fluid regions and resulting stresses in response to pressure forces and thermal gradients.
C&J now has three Class VIII clean rooms that house a total of 25 Injection Molding presses. These presses range in size from 20 Ton, .56 oz shot to 390 Ton, 37.5 oz shot.
The Fortus 250mc has a 10x10x12 inch (254x254x305mm) build envelope and offers three build layer options; 0.007, 0.010 and 0.013 inches (0.178, 0.254 and 0.330mm.)
More than 300 makers will bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to Maker Faire Detroit.
As a result of the acquisition, SketchBook Pro desktop users will gain the ability to read and write image file formats such as PXD and to easily exchange files while maintaining deep data such as layers.
ITM is used to achieve and maintain tool accuracy by measuring the tool for dirt, coolant or chips.
ESPRIT 2012 will be introduced at EMO Hannover 2011, scheduled for Sept. 19-24 in Hannover, Germany.
Arburg demonstrated the advantages of electrically-driven injection moulding machines with a focus on the topics of efficiency and innovation.
A survey for measuring outsourcing vendors revealed “Quality” was voted number one with 48%, followed by “product cost” with 37%, “delivery” with 11% and “technical support” at 4%.
In a recent report from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the cost of counterfeit goods in the global supply chain is costing U.S. companies as much as $250 billion annually.
The two companies together generate approximately $50 million in annual sales. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
The eLibrary will appeal to aerospace science and engineering authors, editors, librarians, researchers and students, with an interest in aerospace research and science.
Within the span of a few months in early 2009, Acero Precision (Newtown Square, Pennsylvania) purchased nine Mazak INTEGREX and VARIAXIS machining centers.
Kubotek KeyView enables you to visualize and analyze CAD models without a CAD license.
The Ferrari World Design Contest challenged students from 50 prestigious international design schools to create the Ferrari of the future.
The collaboration will study the potential of the Direct Metal Laser-sintering (DMLS) process to generate savings in the use of energy and raw materials.
Alibre is a provider of 3D design and full parametric CAD solutions. The company is based in Richardson, Texas.
The toolpath engine includes the Active Chip Thickness Control (ACTC™) interface and the new Non-Concentric Milling technology, designed to reduce tool load and improve chip clearance.
Features of the DMU 60 eVo include a revolutionary gantry design for highest rigidity and precision, improved swivel rotary table, space saving design and optional linear motor drive.
Creo Elements/Direct is a complete design environment that offers a direct 3D CAD modeler, along with 2D CAD, CAE and integrated product data management (PDM).
CAD systems NX 7.5, Solid Edge ST3, SolidWorks2010 and 2011 as well as Inventor 2011 and 2012 can be converted and published in the 3D PDF format at the push of a button.
LPKF Laser Welding develops and markets systems for the through-transmission laser welding of plastics.
CimatronE 10 offers significantly faster mold design, die design and manufacturing capabilities, while compressing mold and die design, NC programming and machining times.
Fraunhofer ILT scientists are combining rapid prototyping methods, in order to reduce the time and cost involved in producing tailor-made supporting structures for synthetic tissue.
During the program, teachers will work alongside NASA mentors, learn about other agency educational resources, hear speakers, and develop lesson plans incorporating modeling and simulation concepts.
VA One is used for simulating noise and vibration across the full frequency range and seamlessly combines Finite Elements, Boundary Elements, and Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) in a single model.
imX 2011 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, September 12-14, 2011.
plusCAST will allow manufacturers to produce lighter-weight pieces with thinner walls, with the benefit of reducing the cost of precious metals.
ABS-ESD7 is a new material for use by Fortus systems with dissipative properties for applications where a static charge can damage products, impair performance or cause an explosion.
SIGGRAPH 2011 will be held August 7, 2011 to August 11, 2011 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Fortus 250mc combines the ease-of-use and affordability of Stratasys' Dimension 3D Printers with the control of Insight Software, used to drive the Fortus line of production 3D printers.
The 2011 version presents 3 new scanners offering different performance levels, along with 2 software package choices - Convince Standard and Convince Premium.
Accura® PEAK™ SLA™ material is an advanced stereolithography resin designed for optimal performance, accuracy and stability during prolonged exposure to elevated temperatures and humidity.
The M8 PlasticMill features a chip extractor surrounding the spindle that is plumbed to the exterior of the machine with conductive and grounded hosing that eliminates static.
Researchers in Iran explain how medical imaging coupled with computer-aided design could be used to create a perfect-fit blueprint for prosthetic dentistry.
In 2010, Alcoa Foundation contributed nearly US$20 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world.
The issue features articles regarding Ethernet throughput on NXP ARM Microcontrollers, developing the next generation of human interfaces, and standardizing healthcare device connectivity.
Bayer architects, engineers, designers, drafters and project managers will use the broad range of Autodesk solutions for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Digital Prototyping.
Stratasys, Inc. will release financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 and hold a conference call with investors on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
The funding will support the design, manufacture, and construction of new facilities to produce the next generation of automotive advanced high strength steel (AHSS).
This year marks the 109th anniversary of the invention of modern air conditioning by Dr. Willis H. Carrier, inventor and founder of Carrier Corp.
The interactive presentation, “New Prototyping Technologies Reduce Time to Market”, will explain how new prototyping technologies can assist in commercialization of miniaturized products.
The 2011 International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly established that early product design strategies are the new business model for competitive companies.
The event will provide industry insights on several topics that are relevant to molders every day, including energy efficiency, tooling technology, and controlled environment molding.
This total was down 2.6% from April but up 121.3% when compared with the total of $175.46 million reported for May 2010.
LiveLink™ allows you to easily de-feature imported CAD geometry, simply create new concepts from scratch and optimize existing models before CAD & validate results post-CAD.
The MDT 2MM offers a cutting edge width of just 2 mm (0.078”) for grooving, parting and profiling of small and micro parts.
Overview of structural adhesives to join a variety of similar and dissimilar materials effectively while achieving an optimal distribution of mechanical loads, stresses and vibrations.
Advanced Laser Materials (ALM) is a provider of high performance sintering materials for prototyping and manufacturing processes.
The seminar will explore how organizations can benefit from a complete set of process-oriented solutions to design, simulate and manufacture composite structures.
Nearly half (45 percent) of the companies responding report growth over the last six months of 2010, and 88 percent of those are confident in their future expansion.
A New England Z Corp reseller since 2001, Paperless Parts is New England’s only authorized commercial Z-Corp reseller.
With the recent 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA for the iTotal® CR, the only patient-specific total knee implant cleared for sale in the US, the company expects to accelerate its rapid growth.
ScanWorks® xyz delivers all of the components required to add non-contact laser scanning capability to manual (CMMs), computer numerical controls machines (CNCs) and layout machines.
The ZWCAD 2011.6.30 update enhances stability, provides new functions, and adds to the API (application programming interface).
FEA tools within Inventor helped Tork develop the truck to be strong enough to withstand the stresses of riding, while eliminating unnecessary material and making the truck as lightweight as possible.
The second annual Marketing and Sales Conference will be held on August 24-25, 2011, in Chicago, IL.
“In virtual space we can simply hit print at any time and create precise 3D physical models for pursuing new projects, explaining designs to clients, or helping clients sell their projects to tenants”
EuroMold, the world fair for moldmaking, tooling and design will take place Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2011. The show expects about 1,500 exhibitors and approximately 60,000 visitors.
The 13-city tour titled “Catch the Latest Wave of Knowledge – Free” offers training in Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Simulation and runs July 20 through August 18.
GibbsCAM 2011 released July 8, 2011 with dozens of enhancements to make NC programming easier and faster.
The winning team team was awarded a grand prize of $5,000 and also received four 40W Hobby Laser Cutters from Full Spectrum Laser.
Selected teams will contribute 50 percent of the costs of the project over the next three years bringing the overall project budget to $14 million.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today voted affirmatively to extend the tariffs for another five years on stainless steel sheet and strip imports from Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Mr. Sasselli has built an exceptionally strong technical foundation through focusing on the development of new chemical technologies and the improvement of existing ones.
The work is part of a £1.5million value in kind technology partnership between BAE Systems and UK Sport, where engineering skills and technology are channelled directly into the areas of elite sports
The company uses WorkNC to produce tooling for body panels, doors, and plastic injection molds for other bus components.
NASA will focus on robotic based missions and building a foundation for human involvement in space discovery beyond the moon.
The GM Rapid Prototype Laboratory features two fabrication processes -- selective laser sintering (SLS) and stereo lithography apparatus (SLA).
Sustainability efforts have resulted in 10% reduction in consumption of electricity, 5% elimination of other waste material and a new project is being targeted for an 80% reduction of water in 2012.
The seminars are scheduled for August 1-4, 2011 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa near Traverse City, Michigan with more than 800 attendees from the automotive industry.
VERICUT Composite Applications are being used by leading manufacturers to program and simulate automated fiber placement machinery from machine tool builders.
Xtl is “for repairing and editing dirty STL geometries you encounter during simulation as well as manufacturing jobs like 3D printing,”
Version 6 provides automotive manufacturers with the ability to manage mixed application environments including data from multiple CAD vendors.
The Mazak technology partners program brings together industry-leading technology providers to collaborate on R&D, process development and educational opportunities.
The new design allows visitors to quickly and easily locate information about OMAX abrasive waterjet systems and accessories, as well as learn more about OMAX’s service and support.
The new LaserStar sales, service and training center is located at 145 North Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, California.
The program’s focus will be on placing automation engineering talent into robotic careers with $70 million from the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for a National Robotics Initiative.
The approach will be presented at the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Marketing and Sales Conference on August 24 - 25 in Chicago, Illinois.
BAE Systems runs one of the largest apprenticeship programs in the UK, recruiting more than 250 apprentices a year with 95% of these being engineering apprentices.
“Within the next five years, the United States is expected to experience a manufacturing renaissance as the wage gap with China shrinks.”
Lori Luchak, president of Miles Fiberglass & Composites in Portland, Oregon, is the new president of the American Composites Manufacturers Association.
SEMICON West will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from July 12-14.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM.
Have you ever had a great product idea and wondered what to do next? A recent television segment on CNBC's 21st Century Business explored this topic.
HOOPS Publish is a unique SDK that application developers can incorporate into their 3D software to easily provide rich 3D PDF publishing capabilities.
The award is from a survey project that measured opinions about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits.
LMW operates in a 17,000 square foot facility in Independence, a Kansas City suburb. Expansion has included the addition of five full time employees in 2011 and CNC equipment.
V5R21 supports collaborative relational design between CATIA V5 and Version 6, enabling best in class collaboration between OEMs and their supply chain.
"We’ve started with chocolate as it is readily available, low cost and non-hazardous. There is also no wastage as any unused or spoiled material can be eaten of course!"
Delcam is working with eight other technical partners to capture and monitor the dynamic behaviour of milling machines to increase predictability in terms of surface quality and lead times.
EE Times delivers news to the global electronics community on semiconductor manufacturing, electronic design automation, electronic engineering, technology, products and more.
The conference call and webcast will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
The Objet260 Connex can use Objet’s range of over 60 printing materials which provide users with a wide range of mechanical, thermal and physical properties.
The SolidWorks Education Edition grants students free access to the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exams, which validate their SolidWorks expertise.
STAR-CCM+ v6.04 includes new and validated physics, improved meshing technology and better usability of 3D-CAD, the surface preparation tools, the CAD-Clients, and the visualization capabilities.
Registration is free on the Chicago Toy & Game Fair's Young Inventor Challenge website and must be submitted online or by mail before October 31, 2011.
EDL's wireless power transfer technology will be discussed and demonstrated during the Conference on Electric Roads & Vehicles (CERV), February 27-28, 2012, in Park City, Utah.
The equipment is part of a multi-million dollar project to produce medical implants through additive fabrication with the firm’s OXPEKK® products which have properties comparable to human bone.
Fabbify Software GmbH is a Bremen-based software development company specialising in additive manufacturing.
The AIAA Foundation offers scholarships, classroom grants, design competitions, and student conferences to improve scientific literacy and advance the arts and sciences of aerospace.
Spatial will provide a presentation and demo of CGM and 3D InterOp CGM R2012, on Wednesday, July 20th, at 10:00am EDT (14:00 UTC).
Wednesday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m., EST, there will be a 45 minute web conference, featuring the E2 Shop System.
KaZaK specializes in high performance composite structures and low-cost automated composite manufacturing, from design and analysis through prototyping and manufacturing.
Exact Metrology provides on-site inspection, reverse engineering, non-contact laser scanning, and 2D/3D digitizing services.
“Autodesk Vault works with SharePoint 2010 to help enterprises be more productive and profitable by facilitating sharing of and access to information throughout the lifecycle of any project"
Upon completion of the agreement, Kenneth Iversen will remain as Unimerco president and all employees will be kept on in continuation of Unimerco Group operations.
In his new role, Peter Vanacker will be responsible for driving industrial marketing and innovation as key elements of the Bayer MaterialScience growth strategy.
DMS is one of the largest professional and traditional exhibitions in the field of production systems, aiming to provide diverse solutions such as CAD, CAE, ERP, etc.
Delcam for SolidWorks combines the benefits associated with Delcam’s PowerMILL and FeatureCAM CAM systems.