A1 Technologies was invited to present at a meeting of the Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers and demonstrate the need to introduce these technologies to new users.
Technology Days 2011 will be held on June 29 – 30 in Lincolnshire, Illinois and will include educational seminars and training sessions, as well as technology demonstrations.
Austech organiser AMTIL reports that Austech and National Manufacturing Week (NMW) attracted a total of around 12,000 visitors from 24 to 27 May 2011.
Thule® is using SolidWorks® software to quickly introduce smart innovations for transporting bicycles, boats, skis, snowboards, luggage, and more.
ZW3D offers 3D part and assembly modeling, 2D production drawings, reverse engineering, motion simulation, mold design and integrated CNC machining.
For more information on the new iWeld G3 Laser Welder, visit LaserStar Technologies at the MD&M East Show on June 7-9, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY.
The JCK Las Vegas jewelry trade show will be held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center from June 3rd - 7th.
The Mimics Innovation Suite is used for medical image processing, design, meshing and geometry optimization.
netfabb Studio Professional is an advanced software for efficient 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. It provides the tools you need to fix and edit your files and set up your build.
VizUp is a polygon reduction software tool and reducer for optimizing a 3D models file size. Version 4.0 includes 12 improvements to the software.
The upcoming Design2Part Show will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, in Covington, Kentucky on June 14-15, 2011.
PowerMILL removes as much material as possible with three-axis and positional five-axis operation and continuous five-axis machining is only used where necessary.
The Collaboration & Interoperability Congress will be held on May 23-25, 2011 at The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Denver, Colorado.
ChiTAG brings together 20,000+ consumers, inventors, manufacturers, retailers and members of the media to play, promote and celebrate the creation of toys and games.
Polygonica is a software toolkit for carrying out a wide range of geometrical operations on 3D polygonal solid geometry and 2D profile geometry.
Altair’s 7th CAE Technology Conference attracted over 300 engineers and simulation experts from UK industry.
Direct Methanol Fuel Cells offer simplicity of design and higher energy density. Current systems rely on hydrogen gas, a substance that is more difficult to transport and store.
For its innovative research vehicles, Hawkes has been named May Inventor of the Month by Autodesk.
The company reported profits for the quarter and strong sales performance across all product lines, notably with Aerosol Jet system sales increasing 60% year over year.
The New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol for 3D Systems is “DDD” and is revealing its new corporate identity and new logo.
The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida on June 22-23.
New resellers in 2011 expand SpaceClaim’s channel by over 45% and join top-tier OEMs that include TRUMPF, ANSYS, and Flow Corporation.
Nordex is using FiberSIM to develop detailed ply designs, accurate flat patterns and manufacturing output, and complete documentation for the engineering release.
A pioneer in his industry, Wilfried (Fried) Vancraen has been developing breakthroughs in the medical and industrial applications of Additive Manufacturing at Materialise for more than 20 years.
Global emissions of organic solvents could be reduced by approximately 150,000 metric tons annually simply by using solvent- and plasticizer-free textile coatings and adhesive raw materials.
Composite Structures designs and manufactures complex, highly-engineered composite components and assemblies that are primarily used on commercial and defense aerospace platforms.
Accura® CastPro™ is a new print material engineered to meet the demanding manufacturing requirements of QuickCast™ patterns used for the production of investment castings.
Plastpol 2011 will be held in Kielce Poland on May 24th-27th. The event will be renamed to the International Fair for Plastics and Rubber Processing in the future.
Over the course of several months, the Let’s Go Design team will design and prototype a “Hot Rod Baby Buggy” from the ground up.
This latest release also includes the Personal Factory App Gateway – a directory of apps consumers can use to design and make custom goods.
The Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition, OMTEC, will be held in Chicago on June 15th and 16th.
Six scanner hardware manufacturers have already agreed to include Wrap OEM Edition with their 3D scanners. These include Creaform, 3D3 Solutions, 3D Digital, Noomeo, Open Technologies and Vialux.
Objet’s Connex multi-material 3D printers can rapidly build prototypes from a range of 65 materials and can create a single model with up to 14 individual material properties.
Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), has announced that it will host 24 separate live webinar workshops to present the latest developments of the award-winning CadSoft’s EAGLE PCB design software.
This affordable printer is available for immediate delivery and will be on display at RAPID 2011 on May 24 – 26th, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in booth 311.
CAMWorks 2011 provides significant new capabilities including enhanced automation, improved knowledge-based machining information, smarter tool paths, and more.
The new SolProf command projects selected 3D solids onto 2D planes. This is a key element towards the interaction between 3D models and 2D drawings.
The Google SketchUp team and the Cloud Robotics team are bringing 3 full-sized recycled shipping containers outfitted with 3D printers, CNC cutters and Robots.
Autodesk 123D is a free 3D modeling application combined with content and services to help get designs made.
3D Systems supports the Autodesk 123D site with on-demand 3D print services and personal 3D printers and Kits starting at $1,300 USD.
The webinar "How to Design, Redesign and Manufacture Turbomachinery in Days rather than Months” will be held on June 16th.
Abaqus 6.11, the new FEA release from SIMULIA leverages NVIDIA Quadro® and Tesla™ GPUs, coupled with CPUs, to run CAE simulations twice as fast as with CPUs alone.
The PLASTEC East 2011 exhibition will take place in New York from June 7th to 9th, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The new 180,000sf “Crosspointe” plant, located near Petersburg, Va is the company’s largest U.S. manufacturing facility and will eventually create an estimated 500 new jobs.
NANO Live UK will be co-located with MM Live UK, MEMS Live UK TCT Live, Interplas, The PPMA Show and Sensor Technology and will form the largest manufacturing gathering in the UK in 2011.
The Lemelson Foundation uses its resources to inspire, encourage and recognize inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to support invention-led economic and environmentally sustainable development.
Expansion of the company’s operations includes the addition of at least 10 high-salaried jobs and upwards of $1 million in CNC machining equipment.
Steven J. Paley offers five simple tips for anyone looking to discover their hidden creative genius within.
Licenses for each suite will be available as part of volume discount packages, ranging from small-class packages to large-school packages, depending on geographic region.
EASTEC, which is marking its 32nd year, has been at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., since 1988, and will return there May 14-16, 2013. EASTEC will then alternate years with Mfg4.
Children's toys turn into sophisticated learning tools as older students build and automate machines and robots, using programming to boost engineering, math and computer skills.
A celebration of DIY culture, Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 runs Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22, at the San Mateo County Event Center at 1346 Saratoga Drive in San Mateo, California.
The agreement between AIAA and PTLW combines the organizations’ educational resources in an effort to create a diverse, qualified aerospace engineering workforce for the future.
According to the May 2011 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies anticipate a downturn in business conditions during the next three months.
Bundles import and export standard formats such as STEP, IGES, DXF and DWG as well as STL export capability and provide a direct interface to the Rapman™ Kit and BFB-3000™ printers.
The new materials include an ABS-like Digital Material (Objet RGD5160-DM), a new clear transparent material (Objet VeroClear), and a rigid, general purpose material, Objet VeroWhitePlus.
The ProJet™ 6000 will be on display at RAPID 2011 on May 24–26th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, booth 311.
The SpaceClaim for Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping webinar will be held Wednesday, June 8th, 1:00-1:30pm EST.
A team of British engineers relied on software from Autodesk to design an innovative pedal-powered boat for a 3,000-mile trans-Atlantic race to raise money for charity.
The webinar will take place on 27th May and will focus on three different methods of manufacturing these plates, using a Swiss-type lathe, a table-table 5-axis mill or a bar-fed mill.
The U6 can be configured with a massive cross rail (Y-axis) up to 9 m (29.5 ft), while the adjustable W-axis provides up to 5 m (16.4 ft) of vertical travel and up to 2.5 m (8.2 ft) Z-axis ram.
The printer’s resolution is excellent: The individual layers hardened by the light beams are just a twentieth of a millimetre thick.
Twenty-seven teams participated, each having $900 and two months to design, prototype and build a project that serves as a useful tool in a classroom setting.
On Thursday May 26th, 2011, Tim Ruffner from GPI Prototype will present "Rapid Tooling Using DMLS – Direct Metal Laser Sintering Technology" at the Additive Manufacturing Conference.
To help fabricators select the standard LSR or HCR that best meet their specific performance requirements, the XIAMETER brand has added eight new rubber selection guides to its website.
More than 2,000 guests attended the event at the DMG / Mori Seiki USA Hoffman-Estates headquarters, and enjoyed more than 40 dynamic machining demos and 11 enlightening seminars.
3D Systems partnership with Alibre will deliver complete 3D content-to-print solutions that integrate its leading personal 3D printers with Alibre's affordable CAD/CAM software.
Z Corp will offer a special workshop at the show primarily for architects. The 3D Printing for AEC Workshop takes place on Thursday, May 26th at 9 a.m. during the Architecture Breakout session.
The report was created with support from 58 co-authors, 70 service providers, 32 system manufacturers, and many others worldwide.
Titanium alloy and carbon fibre replaced hardened steel for half shafts, Inconel was substituted for steel tubing in the exhaust header. Laser sintered alumide was used for the induction system.
This is the first Shapeways material that is food safe, enabling creation of ceramic tableware, including, salt & pepper shakers, plates, mugs and more that can be used for eating and drinking.
Building this part without internal support was a technical challenge, and pushed the boundaries of digital manufacturing.
Tecplot Chorus, is in testing with a select group of key customers and will be available for purchase in the third quarter of this year.
Sciaky's fully articulated, moving electron beam gun deposits metal in layers until the part is complete, and ready for finish machining. Deposition rates can range from 15 to 40 pounds of metal per hour.
3D3 Solutions will showcase FlexScan3D 3.0 at Rapid 2011 Conference & Exhibition in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 24-26, 2011.
EASTEC 2011, the largest annual manufacturing event on the East Coast, takes place May 17–19 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Eastec trade show will take place May 17-19, 2011 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Cimatron's booth number is 5437.
Companies that require quality control (QC) inspection, first article inspection and high quality repetitive processing will benefit from this new certification.
Aragon Surgical significantly reduced its costs by converting a fully machined jaw housing for a laparoscopic surgical device to a stamped part with machined features.
3D Systems plans to showcase the 3D printing capabilities available through this relationship with voxeljet at the upcoming RAPID 2011 Exhibition in Minneapolis, Minnesota May 24th -26th, 2011.
750 square metres of the new floor space in Hagen will be dedicated to assembling robots and other automation solutions, and 120 square metres will provide new office space.
The Dow Corning XIAMETER brand offers more than 2,500 standard silicone products, including silicone fluids, sealants, silanes, emulsions and rubber.
Resistant to wear and universally applicable, laser light is an ideal tool in the manufacture of vehicles. Lasers can be used to join, drill, structure, cut or shape any kind of material.
Mazak’s Discover Mazak Northeast event will be held at the company’s technology center located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut on May 17 – 18, 2011.
This facility supports customers with leading-edge capabilities for application development, testing, process optimization and color matching.
Depending on the market size estimate used, between 27 and 39 percent of all PCBs in products sold to the U.S. military are manufactured outside North America.
The company expects to begin trading on the NYSE on Thursday, May 26, 2011, subject to the satisfactory completion of its listing on the NYSE, under a new ticker symbol “DDD.”
Makino will detail several key technologies, including the recently released T2 5-axis horizontal machining center designed specifically for the challenges of titanium machining.
Solar Impulse demonstrated the potential of solar power with the first 26-hour endurance flight; comprising both day and night flying, with no fuel other than the power supplied by the sun.
The MINI Cooper WRC Team used the additive manufacturing machines to create a full-scale mock-up of the vehicle directly from the CAD (computer aided design) files.
With the acquisition of CADVenture, a SolidWorks reseller based in northern Ohio, in December 2010, FISHER/UNITECH was granted additional selling geography in western Pennsylvania.
INPEX® Director, Nicole Hait, will be a guest on the online inventor radio show, Got Invention Radio, hosted by Brian Fried, tonight, May 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
A celebration of DIY culture, Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 runs Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22, at the San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, California.
More than 24,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers, manufacturers, representatives, distributors, and developers will attend the show in New York City on May 14-17.
Die & Mould China 2011 will be held June 2-5 at the New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, with around 800 exhibitors and visitors numbering more than 100,000 are expected.
The Certified User program includes AutoCAD Certified User and Autodesk Inventor Certified User certifications and tests students to ensure they understand and can effectively use Autodesk software.
The Algue.MGX lamp combines two state-of-the-art technologies: a LED light source and 3D stereolithography printing.
3D Systems plans to continue to operate FOC from its Amsterdam location and leverage its rich content libraries and design capabilities for the benefit of its expanding users and developers community.
The course features 96 lessons, demonstrating installation, configuration and design techniques that can be applied to real world projects. There are 12 demo videos available for free.
The winning ideas, as determined by popular vote, will be brought to life with the help of Toyota, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Deeplocal experts during a rapid prototyping session in June.
Elevance will provide natural monomers produced from plant oils along with its proprietary metathesis technology to enable the production of various polymers.
The U.S. Department of Energy is holding its 12th Annual Small Business Conference & Expo at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri from May 10-12, 2011.
CorelCAD is a powerful and affordable CAD solution that delivers native DWG (industry standard CAD file format) support, and the ability to seamlessly navigate between 2D and 3D environments.
The EASTEC 2011 Exposition will be held in West Springfield, Massachusetts on May 17th-19th 2011.
Additive Manufacturing 101 - How the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing is Changing, will be held on 05/19/2011 at 01:00:00 PM CST.
Visitors will be able to test paper object designs in one of three different wind tunnels, building and testing bridge design, constructing electric circuits, and over a dozen more hands-on activities.
Composite Resources designs, prototypes and manufactures composite solutions for Aerospace, Military, Medical, Automotive, Sports and Industrial applications.
DFMPro automates manufacturability checks to validate the design quickly. It assists identification of design areas which are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture, assemble and service.
The new facility, which officially opened its doors on March 14, currently houses more than 200 Zebra employees responsible for the design and development of new products.
The National Association of Advisers and Inspectors in Design and Technology, is an organization dedicated to the promotion of Design & Technology across the UK curriculum.
Available globally, 24 hours per day, seven days a week, this unique service also allows for boards to be tested in advance at no extra cost, ensuring the highest quality and accuracy.
Didrick, of Naples, Florida designed the world's first active-function artificial finger assemblies specifically for amputees, in SolidWorks® software.
Objet will present printed dental parts and models live on the stand throughout the show on the Objet Eden260V™ 3D printing system.
With a year-to-date total of $1,203.57 million, 2011 is up 118.6% compared with 2010.
The normal fee of £34 (approximately US$50) per model will be waived for all translations carried out on Tuesday, 17th May.
The VX4000 system concept features a very large building volume of 4 x 2 x 1 metres, which is approximately eight times the volume of conventional systems.
Inventors, scientists, entrepreneurs and business leaders will be featured alongside their latest breakthrough technology, grand idea or venture to begin real solutions to the problems facing our world.
Applications include mechanical CAD, CAM, CAE, mold design, sheet metal, AEC, GIS, structural, plant and ship design, CMM, reverse engineering and sales configuration.
Teijin developed an electric-vehicle concept car that features a cabin frame made entirely from thermoplastic CFRP and weighing roughly 1/5th the weight of a conventional automobile's cabin frame.
Features of the EOSINT M 280 Direct Metal Laser Sintering system include a 200 or 400 watt laser, laser power monitoring, and nitrogen or argon protective atmospheres.
Autodesk 123D is a free 3D modeling application coming out later this month with integrated services for making physical objects directly from designs.
National Manufacturing Week (NMW 2011) will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia on May 24-27 2011.
The3dStudio.com offers free and fee-based, ready to download and use content, including 3D models, tutorials, plug-ins, software tools, stock photos and images.
The Phantom Ray is an unmanned airborne system that is part of a rapid prototyping initiative to design, develop and build advanced aircraft.
Aviation High School team members cut parts for their robot at the OMAX headquarters using the MAXIEM® 1530 and OMAX 2652 models.
TRUMPF's TruLaser Cell 8030 as a 5-axis laser system designed specifically for laser cutting hot stamped 3D components.
LightWave is a complete 3D solution to model, render and animate. There is a 30-day trial available and over 24 hours of free training videos.
Parts made of plastic, ceramics or composite materials, as well as magnesium, aluminum and steel can be dimensionally measured and highly efficiently evaluated.
PowerSHAPE is used for some product design but mainly for patterns, jigs, fixtures, composite lay-up tools and moulds of all types, including injection, RTM and RIM.
The 2011 Automation Summit will be held at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Orlando, Florida from June 27th-30th.
TechShop is a member-based DIY workshop where inventors, hackers, hobbyists, tinkerers, artists, entrepreneurs, and arts and crafts enthusiasts go to build the things.
Geomagic Wrap enables the transformation of point cloud data to 3D polygon meshes for use in manufacturing, design and analysis.
ENGEL’s upcoming medical symposium is being held June 15th & 16th in York, Pennsylvania at the technical center of ENGEL’s North American headquarters.
Engineers and machinists at the base regularly need to reverse engineer complex replacement parts for naval aircraft in order to keep the planes and helicopters in peak flying condition.
Expert presentations are being sought on all relevant design, PCB fabrication and electronics manufacturing topics.
The candidate's invention must be covered by a United States patent, and the work must have had a major impact on society, the public welfare, and the progress of science and the useful arts.
Edison Nation features a $25 Million Innovation Fund that is actively seeking to invest in the development and licensing of new innovations.
Additive manufacturing is the practice of building up material to directly form a net-shape product rather than forming a product by traditional methods such as forging, casting or machining material away.
A 7-axis laser measuring device scanned the original tailpieces. That data was then used to generate highly accurate 3D CAD models of the violin and cello tailpieces.
Children learned about 3D printing with tools from Argonne National Laboratories, took an in depth look at skin cells with design firm, IDEO, and discovered how robots are made with FIRST robotics.
Features include suitability for rough production environments, proven and innovative ZEISS measuring software, a small footprint and low power consumption.
Mastercam for SolidWorks provides a full suite of cutting strategies, including Feature Based Machining (FBM) and 3D High Speed Machining (HSM) toolpaths.
The EASTEC 2011 Exposition will be held May 17th-19th at the Eastern States Exposition center in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
The T2 provides X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 2,000mm, 2,000mm and 1,800mm, respectively, allowing for part sizes up to 1900mm by 2000mm and 5,000kg.
3D Systems will review the Company's strategic initiatives, operating highlights and financial progress, and will provide an update on its product and market development plans.
The new .NET API comprises of an extensive set of managed wrapper classes that offer full access to the entire .dwg database.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America.
Under the agreement, AICON will supply Delcam’s PowerINSPECT inspection software with its metrology system.
Solidscape will operate from its base in New Hampshire as a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratasys. Solidscape leadership and management will stay with the company.
Mcor Technologies manufactures the only paper 3D printer in the world, the Matrix 300. The Matrix 300 3D printer is now available in Europe and will be launched in the US in Q3 2011.
The Product Design + Innovation Conference will be held in May 18th-19th at ExCeL London, the international exhibition and convention center on London’s waterfront.
Husky is a supplier of injection molding equipment and designs and manufactures a broad range of injection molding machines, hot runners, molds and integrated systems.
The newest version of 3DVIA Composer, V6R2011x, transforms 3D CAD data into high quality image or animated visual assets for use in product communication deliverables.
Mastercam's Summer Teacher Training program will offer 9 different courses between June 27th and August 5th.
CAMWorks 2011 automates the CNC programming process, reduces programming time by as much as 90 percent, and allows design and manufacturing engineers to use a single common database.
"America's future will always be bright when we continue to invest in and support the young minds who will be tomorrow's innovators, pioneers and leaders. That's what the science bowl is all about."
QuickCutCNC is now providing anodizing and electroless nickel plating as an option for parts CNC machined from either Aluminum 6061 or 7075.
EASTEC is the largest machine tool show in the North-East United States. It will be held this year in West Springfield, Massachusetts from May 17th to 19th.
A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands.
Compatibility includes the full line of AutoCAD products, including Architecture, Civil 3D®, Electrical, Map® 3D, Mechanical, MEP, P&ID, and Plant 3D, as well as Autodesk Inventor® Fusion.
TopSolid’Mold is an integrated CAD/CAM solution for the design of molds and the machining of tools for mold makers and cutting tool makers.
PLM and collaborative software enable all stakeholders in a product’s design to share updates, reuse data and streamline processes.
Radiologists are able to transform ultra high-resolution CT patient images into 3D solid models using a 3D color printer commonly used in architecture, engineering and construction.
The company will discuss this development in more detail on its first quarter 2011 conference call and live webcast on May 16th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT).
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA)’s Advanced Laser Applications Workshop (ALAW) 2011 will be held May 3-5, at The Inn at St. John’s, in Plymouth, MI.
Free to the Mastercam and Autodesk communities, Mastercam Direct enables users to open a model in Mastercam while in an Inventor session, and then update toolpaths to reflect changes to the model.
Polycarbonate is used in prototyping applications where transparent or electrically non-conductive parts are needed, which cannot be made from sheet metal.
CONTROL visitors can check out new powerful CAMIO7 and CMM-Manager 3.0 metrology software releases, both offering a new user interface.