The VXC800 machine is based on the innovative VXConcept study and will celebrate its premiere at EuroMold 2012.
MeshUp is a stand-alone product with features including mesh repair, mesh combining, microstructures and watertight STL and slice generation.
The techMARK Company of the Year award acknowledges the achievements of technology companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.
NASA released a RFI to explore the potential interest and use of its unique facilities, labs and technical expertise for structural testing at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
ENGEL e-factory is the modular software package both for production and process data acquisition and for the management of machine settings on ENGEL injection moulding machines.
The awards honor the world's most significant innovators in science and technology who are "creating the 21st century".
The HyperLynx DRC product efficiently performs best practice design rule checking (DRC) on printed circuit board (PCB) layout databases.
Like standard ULTEM 9085, the black color material has a V-0 flammability rating, is heat resistant up to 320° F (160° C) and is inherently flame-retardant.
Design & Manufacturing Montreal will be held in Quebec on November 14-15, 2012 at the Palais des Congres.
The goal of researchers is to find novel ways to make materials more impervious to deformation or failure for stronger and lighter parts.
The study provides a snapshot of the current state of automation in manufacturing and distribution today and plans for investments in the immediate future.
Autodesk was ranked #6 among information technology and services companies, and #21 overall in the top 500 U.S. companies in Newsweek’s Green Rankings.
The sophisticated analysis capabilities of MSC simulation solutions are being used to predict the failure characteristics of heterogeneous composite materials.
The facility houses the first Arcam additive manufacturing machine in the southern hemisphere.
“Our assignment was to design, build and play a musical instrument,” said Noble. He and teammates Mehta and Khol created a ukulele and built it on a Dimension 3D Printer.
SME has been granted $292,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to partner SME Student Chapters with existing Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) at universities nationwide.
The new intelligent mold design module provides features including project management, multi-product design, multi-cavity design and faster patching.
The Cray XK7 system has more than 700 terabytes of memory and contains 18,688 nodes, with each holding a 16-core AMD Opteron 6274 processor and an NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU.
The Summit is the largest gathering of women manufacturing leaders in the United States.
There is a free trial of the software available for download on the BobCAD-CAM website.
Under this agreement, 3D Systems plans to deliver and install key elements of its extensive 3D content-to-print portfolio, including its personal and professional 3D printers at the University.
Students that participate in the 2012-2013 Aviation Challenge will work to design an unmanned aircraft system that can locate lost children.
The aim of the research is to develop technology that will enable implanted electronics used in medical devices and other neural stimulation-based prostheses to operate in the body for decades.
The first Sample Return Robot Challenge, which took place in June, also was held at WPI. While almost a dozen teams entered the competition, none qualified to compete for the prize purse.
The Quick Vision® WLI incorporates a white light interferometer (WLI) head enabling high accuracy performance of non-contact vision plus non-contact 3D measurement.
The front sub-frame and dashboard was created as a single part made out of SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) glass-filled nylon.
MD&M Minneapolis is being held October 31 – November 1, 2012 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Rodon is one of the largest family-owned and operated plastic injection molders in the United States with a 125,000 square foot facility and over 105 injection molding presses.
A workshop titled “Craniofacial Reconstruction: Scan, Plan and Manufacture,” will be held on October 29, 2012 and offer hands-on experience with the Geomagic® Freeform® Plus modeling system.
IPC APEX EXPO® 2013 will take place February 19–21, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center.
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) 2013 conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, from April 14 – 18, 2013.
The roundtable is part of the special events planned for FABTECH 2012, which is being held November 12 – 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The USPTO will provide an online portal for pro bono program assistance, including an application, invention disclosure form, online seminar, and searchable list of programs in the various states.
Powerpoint Presentation from the 14th-Annual SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference held in Detroit on October 1-3, 2012
304/304L or 316/316L stainless steel, 1018 or 4140 steel, magnesium and copper are now being added to Firstcut’s existing lineup of more than 30 different plastics and metals.
The event will be held May 21-23, 2013 at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Based on the agreement, Saitu will sell Mcor’s range of 3D printers in China and Hong Kong.
Safe-Lock’s optional cooling channels, included with all Safe-Lock shrink fit chucks, bring coolant directly to the cutting edge, extending tool life by as much as 100%.
The gift from Autodesk will give students access to three key software packages: Education Master Suite, Simulation Moldflow and Entertainment Creation Suite.
Grants for collaborative R&D projects in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, will be awarded through an open competition.
ThomasNet conducted its annual Industry Market Barometer® survey of U.S. manufacturers on the growth and outlook of the industrial sector as well as strategies companies are employing to get there.
3D3 Solutions is now located at 8015 North Fraser Way, 2nd Floor, Burnaby, BC, V5J 4Z5, Canada.
The $2.95M award will transition specially engineered materials and the company’s Selective Laser Sintering technology to the production of various components in the F-35 and other weapons systems.
The combination of a dual-column CMM and PowerINSPECT enables inspection times to be reduced by allowing the simultaneous measurement of different features on larger parts.
LIA's Lasers for Manufacturing Event will be held October 23-24, 2012 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.
SPIE Photonics West 2013 will be held February 2-7, 2013 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
Silgan invested in three Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) machines to build packaging prototypes instead of hiring a subcontractor to fabricate plastic models from a thermoformed mold.
The website is a platform for informing, inspiring, and supporting students interested in engineering.
The software runs completely inside Alibre Design 2012 CAD software and is packed with hundreds of enhancements and improvements to the product.
COMPOSITES was recognized in two areas – 28th in net square feet of exhibit space with 22 percent growth, and 20th in number of exhibits with 17.2 percent growth.
WOOF’s winning project will enable waste plastic to be used as filament for 3D printing machines, to create new products.
InspectionXpert creates ballooned or stamped inspection drawings and models, imports CMM results from any CMM, and creates standard or custom inspection reports.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT.
3D Printshow will take place from October 19th-21st at The Brewery, 53 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD. The 19th will be a closed event for trade and press only.
The webinar will introduce nine FDM materials and the characteristics that make them ideal for everything from rapid prototyping to low-volume manufacturing.
The 2013 Allied Catalog showcases 10,000 new products in addition to the 115,000 products already featured in the book.
3D PrintShow London 2012 will be held October 19-21, 2012 at the Brewery in London.
Sixteen teams total comprised of students, teachers and mentors will pursue year-long invention projects that address real-world problems.
At 25,000 square feet, the expansive facility will house between 30 to 50 industrial-size 3D Printers and create as many as 50 manufacturing jobs in a year's time.
The 3D printed plane with a 6.5-foot wingspan is made from assembled “printed” parts and achieved a cruising speed of 45 mph.
Starting today, eight unique electric and bass guitar designs including the Scarab, Atom and Spider will be available for purchase on Cubify.
Le FabShop will promote and distribute all Makerbot products, including the consumables, across France.
The 6th European ATC will highlight the latest trends, developments & applications for enterprise CAE, Business Intelligence, data management, grid computing, design & engineering services.
Teamcenter on the cloud enables companies to move some, or all, of their computing infrastructure to a third-party cloud service provider versus investing in their own hardware.
The next meeting will be October 30, 2012 at Mazak's Center for Multi-Tasking & Manufacturing Excellence, National Learning Center in Florence, KY.
The ASME/Autodesk Sustainability Design Survey is drawn from the responses of 4,500 engineering practitioners and 1,900 engineering students.
DesignSpark PCB v4.0 now features a new library manager, which integrates with ModelSource, a unique new online component library which is freely available.
The Mitutoyo MACH®-3A CMM is a horizontal-arm type machine with high speed and high acceleration (max. speed of 1,212mm/s, max. acceleration of 11,882mm/s2 - both in vector direction)
Potomac’s high-tech facility, located in Lanham, MD, is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified.
SPI will produce a “Business of Plastics” conference to be held alongside SPE’s technical conference at ANTEC 2013.
The new 2013 Catalog featuring 200,000 products from 500+ electronics brands and is available in an easy-to-use online version, an iPad-friendly format or in print.
VisiJet® Jewel is a new specialized material formulated for high volume jewelry production that can be used with the ProJet® 6000 and 7000 professional 3D printers.
NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, held its open house and official ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday at the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) Annex.
The Technology Center, a 40,000 sq.ft. and $2.5 million investment is designed to help educate customers, channel partners and employees on Walter’s product offerings.
Alibre CAM will now be sold and supported directly by MecSoft. Prior to this announcement, Alibre CAM was sold and supported by 3D Systems, while MecSoft developed and licensed the software.
JALEX Medical, LLC will focus exclusively on biomedical engineering, product development and regulatory/quality assistance.
Their new 39,000 square foot facility in Dearborn, Michigan has more than two times the space of the previous location in Ferndale, Michigan.
The English language versions of the BricsCAD V13 software, including the no charge 30 day trial version, are available for immediate delivery, and can be downloaded from the Bricsys website.
The company is targeting LEED certification for its new facilities, which would bring Autodesk’s total to 13 LEED-certified offices, covering 25 percent of its 1.8 million square foot real estate portfolio.
Six months out from the start of HANNOVER MESSE 2013, some 70 percent of the available exhibition space at the Hannover Exhibition Center has already been booked.
2,500 manufacturing practitioners will network in Chicago October 15 to 19, 2012, to gain insights from keynote speakers, share best practices and explore world-class facilities.
RM FORUM ‘Metal Sintering’, an event organized by Eris Program was held September 20-21, 2012 in Milan.
Ko-ga-me® is ideal for inspection of large or small workpieces and offers a wide range of available measurement probes including touch-trigger, optical or constant contact probing.
VERICUT is used worldwide to simulate all types of CNC Machines including leading brands such a Mazak, DMG/Mori Seiki, Makino, Matsuura, Chiron and Heller.
Both machines offer a payload capacity of 5,510 pounds and feature a 30-tool capacity automatic tool changer.
GITEX Technology Week will be held October 14-18, 2012 at the Dubai International Conference and Exhibition Centre.
The show will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh on June 19-21, 2013.
LME 2012 will be held October 23-24, 2012 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The report features the results of a comprehensive survey of more than 1,300 engineering, technical, manufacturing and industrial professionals in the United States.
Applications will be accepted from students pursuing or planning to pursue master's or doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities.
The blog will feature articles about what’s happening in the CAD/CAM industry as well as company and product news.
Star Prototype helped turn an innovative idea for a unisex travel razor into a commercial product using aluminum extrusion and die casting.
The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer will also be available for purchase at the MakerBot Store, as will MakerBot PLA and ABS Filament, which are available in more than 30 colors.
iPourIt allows patrons to pour their own draft beer and wine on tap while keeping tabs on the ounces poured through an RFID wristband.
When it was last held in 2011, more than 1,100 companies from 38 countries exhibited at the fair. A total of 27,490 visitors from 80 countries attended.
SpaceClaim Engineer 2012+ introduces significant new capabilities for manufacturing, simulation, concept development, and mesh remodeling.
There will be 8 webinars over the next couple of weeks: October 16-18-23-25.
Three lucky winners will each walk away with an Apple iPad, a customized iPad case, plus a $25 iTunes gift card.
Through the acquisition Siemens will be able to further enhance the computer-aided motion capabilities of its software.
The Trimble TX5 is able to measure at speeds of up to 976,000 points per second, up to a range of 120 meters.
Bob Sirott will moderate the PACK EXPO Lecture Series featuring Dennis Miller & James Carville on Oct 28, 2012. The PACK EXPO will be held at the McCormick Place in Chicago from Oct 28-31, 2012.
Manufacturing Day is a national event that highlights the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy and showcases the rewarding, highly skilled jobs available in manufacturing fields.
More than 50 percent of the trade fair area occupied in 2012 is already booked for AUTOMATICA 2014, which will take place on the grounds of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from May 20-23, 2014.
3D Systems acquired Rapidform, a leading global provider of 3D scan-to-CAD and inspection software tools, located in Seoul, South Korea for $35 million in cash.
The Fortus system has reduced the cost of building the complete three-component housing by $2,000 and the leadtime by 3 weeks compared with using a service bureau.
ONR is initially providing $28 million to the industry-led teams to develop prototype concepts in the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program.
Winners will be in the November issue of Popular Mechanics, available on newsstands October 16.
With this release, Rapidform XOV becomes a full-fledged contact inspection platform, with support for every major portable CMM device on the market.
Altair’s Latest Compute Manager Offers Built-In 3D and 2D Visualization of High-Performance Computing Simulations.
GibbsCAM will be demonstrated as part of Haas Automation’s annual Demo Days, to be held at numerous Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs), in the U.S. and Canada, on October 10th.
The new starter kit has been developed together with a series of ten video tutorials hosted by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi.
Edison Nation will invest up to $1 million to develop the selected ideas and help bring their inventions to market.
ENGEL will exhibit a hybrid tie-bar-less injection molding machine – the ENGEL e-victory 200/55 US -- running a 4-cavity LSR mold, producing a medical umbrella valve for suction device.
The production of electrodes is a key stage in the manufacture of many types of tooling, including injection molds.
The Big Data Challenge series will apply the process of open innovation to conceptualizing new and novel approaches to using "big data" information sets from various U.S. government agencies.
The facility designs, develops and assembles components for laser calibration devices, probe heads for co-ordinate measuring machines, laser tool setters for machine tools and optical encoders.
The acquisition of the Qontext technology and development team will accelerate Autodesk’s ongoing move to the cloud and expansion of social capabilities in the Autodesk 360 cloud-based service.
More than 200 leading women manufacturing executives, managers and supervisors from across the country will meet in Milwaukee, WI on October 29-30, 2012 for the Women in Manufacturing Summit.
3D Systems Corporation delivered two production grade additive manufacturing printers to the innovation center located in Youngstown, Ohio.
The first release of eTech for iPhone enables iPhone users to gain fast, easy access to information and updates on electronics products, technologies and online design resources offered by RS.
The winning team will be awarded a $1,000,000 cash prize and will have its design built in the iFAB Foundry.
The company’s products include chucks for general machining and application-specific chucks.
The Go!SCAN white light 3D scanner features intelligent hybrid positioning and yields great results when used towards both industrial and non industrial applications.
MSCI, based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has over 400 members operating from more than 1,500 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and throughout the world.
The joint project is aimed at developing a common classification system for technical documents in particular patent publications, which will be used by both offices in the patent granting process.
The additional EOSINT M 270 joins the EOSINT M270 & M280 machines currently being used at GPI to build metal parts additively.
The challenge Period is open from Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2012 and there will be 6 prizes awarded, including $3,000 cash + SpaceClaim full perpetual license for 1st place.
Autodesk intends to integrate the HSMWorks technology with its industry leading software and cloud services for manufacturing.
The webinar will be held on October 10, 2012 from 1:00-2:00pm EDT.
The Innovative Modelmakers B.V. ("TIM") is a full service provider of on-demand custom parts services, located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.