CIMdata, Inc., announces that its President, Peter Bilello, will take part in a webinar entitled "Can a PLM Platform Transform the Business of Engineering?"

Mr. Bilello will be joined by Mr. Rolf Huesemann, Manager of Engineering Systems/PLM at Magna GETRAG Transmissions. The webcast will address the impacts of the business of engineering in the era of Industry 4.0 and show how industry leaders are using a PLM platform approach.

Mr. Bilello has more than 25 years of experience in the development of business-enabling IT solutions for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. During this time, he has been directly involved with consultation on the selection, integration, and implementation of large-scale PLM solutions. He has authored numerous papers and research reports on PLM and related topics, and his articles, commentaries, and perspectives have appeared in publications throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

The webinar will be one-hour long and those attending will learn about: the market dynamics driving the PLM platform approach; how a platform can accelerate digital thread, IoT, Industry 4.0, and other strategic initiatives; and real world examples of how PLM platforms are being used to speed process transformation and efficiencies.

The webinar, hosted by Aras, took place on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am EST.

Published in CIMdata

Granta Design announced guest speakers and topics for a wide-ranging series of web seminars related to materials information for engineering enterprises and university-level educators. Webinars over the next two months will offer insights into how enterprises can better manage and use vital materials information, and provide inspirational ideas to enhance the teaching of materials in the engineering curriculum.

Join Boeing and Granta on May 24 for ‘Experiences in restricted substance risk management’, and find out how manufacturing enterprises are meeting the challenges posed by restricted substances at every level, from executives concerned with corporate liability, to engineers making practical materials choices.

On May 31, Senvol will speak on ‘Selecting and comparing industrial Additive Manufacturing Machines & Materials with Senvol Database’ – the database is the first and most comprehensive for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials, and will be available through Granta software. Guest speakers from Matériautech Network (from France), Force Technology (from Denmark), and Continuum Blue (from UK) will join us for other webinars.

Materials educators can discover how to teach transferable skills that will be useful in industry, such as how to select the most suitable manufacturing process. This is highly dependent on the materials choice, economics, the quality you want to achieve, and what the process does, and these key factors will all be explored in the ‘Streamlined Process Selection Case Studies’ webinar on May 19.

The webinars in English, French and German, provide an accessible forum to learn from Granta experts and other leaders in the field, and they include an interactive Q&A session.

The full webinar program is:

  • Apr 28, Estimating part cost and predicting properties of hybrid materials (for Materials Educators)
  • May 4, Appréhender et maîtriser le Multi-Sourcing matériaux – avec un représantant de Matériautech Network (French language)
  • May 11, Werkstoffinformationen, CAE-Anwendungen und Prozesse unterstützen (German language)
  • May 18, Minimizing risk when selecting or changing materials – with guest speaker from Continuum Blue
  • May 19, Verbesserung der Produkt-Profitabilität durch Werkstoffsubstitution (German language)
  • May 19, Streamlined Process Selection Case Studies (for Materials Educators)
  • May 24, Experiences in restricted substance risk management – with guest speaker from Boeing
  • May 31, Selecting and comparing industrial Additive Manufacturing Machines & Materials with Senvol Database – with guest speaker from Senvol
  • June 2, Materials data at your fingertips
  • June 2, Introduction to Materials – Service Teaching (for Materials Educators)
  • June 8, Bio-based materials and composites – with guest speaker from Force Technology
  • June 16, Material Intelligence for PLM and CAD


For more information, visit: www.grantadesign.com/events/index.htm

Published in Granta Design

Looking for a way to engage your students in anatomy & health sciences like never before? Let us show you how with immersive, interactive and intuitive learning through BodyViz in 3D!

BodyViz Webinar
Wednesday, May 20th
10:30 AM Central Time

BodyViz creates incredible 3D MRI, CT scan visualizations, unlocking anatomy for virtually anyone including students at all levels of education. Using a simple Xbox controller, students can rotate, pan, zoom or fly-thru virtual anatomy created from MRI or CT data.

Join our webinar to discover:

  • The features BodyViz offers to make learning anatomy engaging
  • How an Xbox game controller makes BodyViz extremely easy to use
  • How other educators are using the 3D technology to teach anatomy


Director of Laboratory Instruction at the University of Houston, Dr. Tejendra Gill explains how BodyViz is useful to students at UH, “These students are pre-health professionals; they are going to be tomorrow’s doctors. So we need to expose them to the state of the art technology that we have.”

Professor Chad Wayne of the University of Houston says, "You’re not just going through a list of structures you have to learn, you actually start to see the relationships between these structures. It gives life to the material that they are actually learning in the classroom."

Dr. Lori Hensley, Associate Professor of Biology at Ouachita Baptist University says “I am excited to be able to engage our students in learning anatomy and physiology through the use of BodyViz…it uses actual patient data to demonstrate normal and abnormal anatomy. The three-dimensional projection system allows students to visualize often abstract anatomical concepts that more traditional images cannot adequately capture, such as relationships between organs or the effects of an abnormality on surrounding structures.”

Dr. Randall Wight, Dean of the Sutton School of Social Sciences at OBU says, “Humans are visual creatures,” A full understanding of any environment always includes perceiving in multiple dimensions.”  He points out, “BodyViz opens for students a new door onto human structure and function. To see dimensionally is to perceive. Nothing else fuels understanding more quickly or more subtly. To illustrate, a brain is best conceived as a three-dimensional collection of structures. Before BodyViz, students acquired that understanding by learning mentally to fan two-dimensional images from an atlas. Now they can immediately confront a three-dimensional image."

Martie Heath-Sinclair, Anatomy & Physiology Instructor at Hawkeye Community College says, "It's exciting and cutting edge.  It sets us apart from other Community College's right now and is a huge enhancement for my students because we don't have cadavers to disect. Without BodyViz our classes would rely on textbook pictures, or online and computer-based programs, which are not based on actual medical cases."

For more information or to register, visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4810991558998540290

Published in BodyViz

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced its latest industrial webinar, "Complexity is Free," an in-depth look at how 3DS' advanced metal 3D printers enable manufacturers to leverage the unlimited complexity afforded by 3D printing to optimize the form and function of structural components. Through a series of real-world examples, attendees will see first-hand how 3D printing defies the limitations set by traditional manufacturing, allowing companies in a variety of industries to make end-use metal parts that weigh less, hold up to more stress and offer better performance characteristics, and operate more safely. This free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at 11 am EDT (5 pm CET).

Freed from tooling clearances and other design limitations, manufacturers increasingly turn to 3DS' Direct Metal Printers (DMP) to produce highly complex, fully dense metal parts on demand. In just a matter of hours, engineers can create a superior part or functional assembly that is a ready to install into the most demanding end-use applications, from automotive to aerospace to personalized medical and dental care. Using 3DS' DMP printers, companies can print in a variety of metals, including aluminum, stainless steel, tool steel, cobalt chromium, titanium, and many other alloys. In addition, companies can also bring the advantage of 3D printed mass complexity to their casting processes with 3D printed patterns.

"We haven't yet realized the full potential of 3D printing, especially in the industrial arena. Designing for 3D printing requires a change in how we think about design," said Buddy Byrum, Vice President of Product Management, 3DS. "This webinar will show attendees that they can dream big without making sacrifices. New economies, better products, better functionality, vastly streamlined workflows, less post-production assembly—it's all possible with 3D printing."

This webinar will feature David Anderson of Exact Engineering who will share how he redesigned a critical aerospace bracket, reducing weight by 40%, while making the part stiffer than the original. Experts from solidThinking, a leading provider of design optimization software, will also demonstrate how easily structural components can be refined and 3D printed. Using solidThinking's Inspire software and the unlimited complexity enabled by 3D printing, designers and engineers can cut unnecessary weight and material from parts, exponentially improving performance and safety.

For more information or to register, visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8080643371246131969

Published in 3D Systems

3D-printed electronics deliver benefits that mirror those of 3D-printed mechanical parts. Integrate the two processes into one hybrid solution to amplify the advantages in time savings, cost reduction and design flexibility to achieve unmatched efficiencies and create revolutionary products. Join us to discover what is possible when you integrate electro-mechanical design and manufacturing.

Presenters:

Jeff DeGrange, Vice President of New Business Development and Direct Digital Manufacturing, Stratasys
Bill Macy, Application Development Lead, Direct Digital Manufacturing Group, Stratasys

What You Will Learn:

  • How the hybrid process works
  • What types of integrated electronics are possible
  • What are the advantages and considerations
  • What the future holds

Who Should Attend:

  • Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Test Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Engineering Management
  • R&D Professionals

Date/Times:

Tuesday, Dec 18
8:00 pm CST

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012
8:00 am CST
1:00 pm CST

Duration:

30 minutes

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Smart-Parts.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Additive manufacturing technologies are also commonly known as "Rapid Prototyping" or "3D Printing" as well as other names. And, although they are still being used by design engineers for concept modeling and prototyping, that's not all. Manufacturing engineers are now employing these technologies for various applications such as jigs, fixtures, check gauges, and even as a bridge-to-tooling and low-volume end-use parts.

This webinar explores how additive manufacturing systems such as 3D printers and 3D production systems are changing the future of product development and manufacturing.

Who should attend:

  • Design Engineers
  • Product Designers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Inventors/Entrepreneurs
  • Technology Educators

Presenter:

Jonathan L. Cobb
VP of Global Marketing
Stratasys, Inc.

The on-demand webinar is available for download until Friday, December 14, 2012

For more information or to register, visit: www.designworldonline.com/additive-manufacturing-101-how-the-future-of-product-development-and-manufacturing-is-changing/

Published in Design World

There is a rapid growth in warehouse use of robots. Logistical issues such as Just in Time (JIT), First In First Out (FIFO), and throughput based tiered storage in ASRS (Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems) are discussed. New advances in demand based work flow, time based storage and retrieval, and work step optimization is covered. Video helps brings into focus considerations for real world applications of robots for the warehouse.

Listen to the live presentation if the date and time fit your schedule. If not, you can listen to the recorded version at your leisure. A link to the recorded version will be sent within 24 hours of the live presentation.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

For more information or to register, visit: www1.gotomeeting.com/register/248769513

Increasing the number of manufacturing tools like jigs, fixtures and organizational aids, improves efficiency, capacity, unit cost and responsiveness. Using additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) to produce these tools makes them more accessible and quicker to implement. The result is more manufacturing aids where they previously didn't exist. Savings can be so high that they can easily justify the purchase of an additive manufacturing system in far less time than expected.

Presenter:
Todd Grimm — T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc.

What You Will Learn:

  • Why easy access to manufacturing tool production leads to profit gains
  • Why improving production efficiencies with additive manufacturing is nearly risk-free
  • How to easily and inexpensively increase the use of manufacturing tools
  • How Digi International, rp+m and Oreck put tools to work in their operations

Who Should Attend:

  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Test Engineers
  • CFOs, Controllers & other financial managers
  • Buyers

Dates/Times:
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 1:00 pm CST
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 8:00 pm CST
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 8:00 am CST

Duration:
30 minutes

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Payback-Time-jigsfixtures.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Before creating toolpaths in CAM, it’s best to get the geometry right.  SpaceClaim is the best tool to open, correct, and update CAD parts prior to CNC programming.

In this webinar, we’ll show you how SpaceClaim:

  • Is a powerful geometry editor designed for machinists
  • Can open and edit models from any CAD system
  • Fixes dirty geometry that can cause errors in CAM
  • Makes fixtures and other tooling in a fraction of the time of CAD
  • Is affordable, easy to learn, and easy to use
  • Can reduce the time you lose in CAD by more than 50%

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: www1.gotomeeting.com/register/541585769

Published in SpaceClaim

When designing a new product, engineers can best predict its end performance by prototyping with a material as similar to it as possible. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) thermoplastics use the same types of raw materials found in injection molding - and that’s why 3D printing is a wise choice. You’ll learn the unique properties of each thermoplastic and find out how these aspects can help you choose the right material. Join us as we introduce nine FDM materials and the characteristics that make them ideal for everything from rapid prototyping to low-volume manufacturing.

Presented By: Fred Fisher, Director Business Development, Stratasys, Inc.

What you will learn:

  • What thermoplastic is the best choice for your application
  • How additive manufacturing technology works
  • What makes each FDM thermoplastic unique

Who should attend:

  • Design Engineers
  • Product Designers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Inventors/Entrepreneurs
  • Technology Educators

About Additive Manufacturing Technologies:

Additive manufacturing technologies are also commonly known as "Rapid Prototyping" or "3D Printing" as well as other names. And, although they are still being used by design engineers for concept modeling and prototyping, that’s not all. Manufacturing engineers are now employing these technologies for various applications such as jigs, fixtures, check gauges, and even as a bridge-to-tooling and low-volume end-use parts.

Register now and attend any of the three events:

Event 1

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:00 pm CT
Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00 pm Australian time

Event 2

Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:00 am CT
Thursday, October 25, 2012 2:00 pm London time

Event 3

Friday, October 26, 2012 1:00 pm CT

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Thermoplastics-a-Solid-Choice.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Learn all about this breakthrough in 3D scanning and revolutionary scanning platform. The Go!SCAN 3D handheld white light 3D scanner features intelligent hybrid positioning and yields great results when used towards both industrial and non industrial applications.

Feature Topics:

  • Go!SCAN 3D – A 1st encounter
    • Discover Creaform’s most recent portable 3D scanner.
  • Go!SCAN 3D technology platform – How does it work?
    • Learn all about the technology behind the Go!SCAN 3D.
  • Go!SCAN 3D – The benefits
    • What the Go!SCAN 3D can do for you and your business.

Plenty of sessions for you to choose from!

There will be 8 webinars over the next couple of weeks: October 16-18-23-25. Register to the webinar that best suits your agenda!

For more information or to register, visit: www.creaform3d.com/en/resource-center/webinars

Published in Creaform

Hey, Charlie.  You aren't the only one who is winning.  Just ask any manufacturer who is using Direct CAD Modeling and leaving their competition in the dust. How are they doing this?  By using and abusing Direct Modeling tools in their design and manufacturing processes.

If you're new to Direct Modeling or KeyCreator Direct CAD (or just have a voyeuristic tendency toward examples of Direct Modeling greatness), join us for this free webinar.

You'll see numerous ways in which Direct Modeling can help you win at:

  • prepping models for process sheets or NC
  • tooling design
  • quoting and estimating
  • measurement and interrogation

Bonus material will highlight the latest integrated tools for that will further optimize your design and manufacturing productivity.   

When: October 10, 2012
Time: 1:00-2:00pm EDT

For more information, visit: www1.gotomeeting.com/register/166874368

Published in Kubotek

For ages, engineers have been fending off accusations of laziness. Of course, the best engineers know that overdesign is wasteful, and the optimal result comes from designing to the right tolerance. What is often falsely perceived as laziness can actually be good engineering.

Not only is this "lazy" philosophy important with the products we make, it's also important with our processes. One of the worst contributors of waste is overdesigning the CAD models and remodeling data that already exists. The promise of "data reuse" sounds great, but never seems to work out in the end. The heavy-duty history-based CAD systems are notorious for requiring massive amounts of rework.

SpaceClaim lets you be a smart engineer by being a lazy engineer. It works with all sorts of 2D and 3D data to create new geometry without the waste.

In this webinar, we'll show you how to:

  • Reuse data from any 2D or 3D content website, including TraceParts, TurboSquid, McMaster Carr, the SketchUp 3D Warehouse, and SolidWorks 3D Content Central
  • Clean up dirty geometry
  • Convert STL to solids and surfaces
  • Add custom driving parameters to imported data
  • Create beautiful drawings and proposals

SpaceClaim users report:

  • At least 50% time savings
  • 3-5X improvement in time to get to the right engineering answers

Thursday, September 13th
11:30am EDT

For more information or to register, visit: p.spaceclaim.com/lazyengineer

Published in SpaceClaim

3D printers provide an amazing opportunity to communicate and sell ideas with physical prototypes, but they aren’t very useful if your data is in 2D.  SpaceClaim offers the fastest way to convert 2D drawings and graphics to precise 3D solids.

In this webinar, we’ll show you how to:

  • Open common 2D file formats like DXF, DWG, bitmaps, and IGES
  • Repair dirty 2D geometry, converting it into precise, connected lines, arcs, and simplified splines
  • Pull 2D regions into accurate 3D solids
  • Save STL and VRML files at the right resolution for your or your service bureau’s 3D printer

Most customers find that the SpaceClaim 2D to 3D process is more than twice as fast as heavy-duty CAD.

Tuesday, August 28th
11:30am EDT

We hope you'll join us!

For more information or to register, visit: p.spaceclaim.com/2dto3dprintedpart

Published in SpaceClaim

Before creating toolpaths in MasterCAM, it's best to get the geometry right. SpaceClaim, now directly integrated with MasterCAM, is the best tool to open, correct, and update CAD parts prior to CNC programming.

In this webinar, we'll show you how SpaceClaim:

  • Is a powerful geometry editor designed for machinists
  • Can open and edit models from any CAD system
  • Fixes dirty geometry that can cause errors in CAM
  • Makes fixtures and other tooling in a fraction of the time of CAD
  • Is affordable, easy to learn, and easy to use
  • Can reduce the time you lose in CAD by more than 50%

Thursday, August 16th
11:30am – 12:00pm (EDT)

For more information or to register, visit: p.spaceclaim.com/mastercamwebinar

Published in SpaceClaim

Before you make selection based on speed, make sure you understand what throttles it. Listen as Todd Grimm, additive manufacturing industry analyst and consultant, discusses 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing) and some of the myths about the "speed" of different additive manufacturing technologies.

Presenter:

Todd Grimm — T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc.

Date/Time:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:00 pm CT
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 8:00 am CT
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:00 pm CT

What Will Be Covered:

  • Time across the whole process, not just the speed of the build phase
  • Automated or manual: what's most important to you?
  • What affects time: the many variables you need to consider
  • Speed is relative to your other options and your needs
  • What you should consider when evaluating additive manufacturing systems

Who Should Attend:

  • Product Designers
  • Design Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Educators

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Speed-Myth-Webinar.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Tens of thousands of organizations have adopted 3D printing for concept models and functional prototypes. But this technology is now revolutionizing the world of manufacturing too. We'll show you how additive manufacturing (aka 3D Printing) can be used to improve efficiencies on the manufacturing floor and streamline production facilities by creating lightweight, inexpensive jigs, fixtures, guides, gauges, work-holding tools, patterns and more.

Presenters:

  • Jonathan L. Cobb — Stratasys Inc. (VP of Global Marketing)
  • Paul Carlson — Stratasys Inc. (Channel Manager)

What You Will Learn:

  • What is additive manufacturing
  • Benefits of using thermoplastic fixtures in place of metal
  • How to reduce downtime & decrease assembly worker fatigue
  • How companies like BMW, Thogus Products, and Xerox have saved countless weeks and thousands of dollars using FDM in their production facilities
  • How to put new manufacturing tools in action in just a day

Who Should Attend:

  • Presidents, CEOs,  & COOs
  • Production Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Machine Shop Supervisors
  • Machinists
  • Assembly Supervisors
  • Design Engineers

Date/Times:

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:00 am CT
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:00 pm CT
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:00 pm CT

For more information or to register, visit: http://www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Beyond-Prototypes.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Ever find yourself wrestling with a CAD system, trying to design a fixture around a CAD part? Wish there could be an easier way? SpaceClaim is a breakthrough geometry editor specially designed for manufacturing engineers who need to get the job done without hassle. Its direct modeling technology provides a new way of working with imported CAD parts and building fixtures off of them. Most manufacturing engineers find that SpaceClaim can get the job done at least twice as fast and at much lower cost than the CAD tools used for detailed design.

In this webinar, we'll show you how SpaceClaim:

  • Opens parts from any CAD system
  • Interactively repairs problematic geometry
  • Can markup CAD parts with suggested changes
  • De-features parts to create in-process models
  • Quickly creates matching geometry to hold parts

Thursday, July 26th
11:30am EDT

For more information or to register, visit: p.spaceclaim.com/fixturedesign

Published in SpaceClaim

A new robot safety standard is in the pipeline from Robotic Industries Association. Manufacturers have already started producing robots that are compliant. Users and integrators now must consider guidelines that are harmonized with ISO. For more than a decade, OSHA has referred to the ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard but times change and so has the standard. This webinar gives you a chance to hear about the changes directly from RIA before they go into effect.

Support for this webinar comes from RIA members including ABB and Omron STI.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Thursday, August 9, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/463641513

FARO Applications Engineer Ryan Dant will explore contact and non-contact measurement technologies, and explain the advantages of each to the design engineer, OEM manufacturer and others. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the advantages and drawbacks for both, and ultimately be able to decide which is best for their unique application.

Attend this webinar and FARO will:

  • Discuss, in-depth, the process of contact measurement including the types of probing methods - hard-probing and touch-trigger methods

  • Explain laser probing as it relates to articulated arm CMMs; covering point cloud spread, volume, and the effects of color and reflectivity on the target item

  • Detail the uses of each type of measurement in different applications, and explain the specific benefits to users

PRESENTER:

Ryan Dant
Applications Engineer
FARO Technologies

MODERATOR:

Leslie Langnau
Managing Editor
Design World

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/465619290

Published in Design World

See how you can inspect parts safer and more easily with the FARO Edge Arm and the new Rapidform XOV3. This informative webinar will explain how you can use the Edge’s touch probe and laser scanner to measure parts with XOV’s brand new LiveInspect technology. See how companies are already speeding first article inspections from 4 weeks to 4 days using this innovative technology.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Plan inspections with the easiest, fastest GD&T setup in the industry
  • Skip the tedious and error-prone process of defining reference geometry -- measure directly to a CAD model
  • Run the FARO Edge’s probe and laser scanner directly from Rapidform XOV
  • Quickly measure parts in an intuitive, straightforward way
  • Generate great looking inspection reports with just a few clicks

July 10, 2012
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: www.faro.com/content.aspx?ct=uk&content=news&item=4101&tab=1

Published in Rapidform

New trends in material removal robotics are changing old processes. Waterjet cutting, grinding, laser cutting and knife based trimming are some examples. Registering parts with vision and compensating material removal with constant force during dynamic path following is covered. Constant speed motions, linear and arc interpolation, smoothing filters and related topics are reduced to easy-to-understand slides and application movies.

Support for this webinar comes from RIA members including ABB and ATI Industrial Automation.

Thursday, July 19, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/986971905

Great CFD results require a good mesh, and you can't get a decent mesh without the right geometry. SpaceClaim contains geometry clean-up and editing capabilities specifically designed for CFD meshing codes. In addition to clean-up and simplification, SpaceClaim contains breakthrough volume extraction and enclosure creation tools, letting CFD experts model without having to rely on complicated CAD systems.

SpaceClaim helps CFD users:

  • Prepare geometry for simulation twice as fast as before
  • Reuse, not remodel CAD geometries
  • Reduce iteration loops by not relying on the CAD team

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to:

  • Open and work with CAD data from any 2D or 3D CAD system
  • Search for and fix geometry that can cause problems with meshing codes
  • Simplify complex geometry into the appropriate granularity for your model
  • Automatically generate enclosing boundaries and extract volumes
  • Detect and fix leaks in geometry caused by fits and clearances in CAD

Thursday, June 28, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/179590250

Published in SpaceClaim

Discover the fastest and easiest way to inspect complex setups, jigs, tooling or prototypes. Learn about Creaform's TRUaccuracy technology behind the HandyPROBE and MetraSCAN.

Combined With Your Metrascan 3D Optical CMM Scanner or Handyprobe CMM, C-Link:

  • Makes the inspection process of complex setups, jigs, tooling or prototype than never before
  • Can be used as a mobile measurement solution for complex setups
  • Allows the creation of fixed measurement rooms (virtual CMM with freedom of handheld probe/3Dscanner)

BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY! ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED

Tuesday June 19, 2012
Americas - 8:00 AM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/323640480

Tuesday June 19, 2012
Americas - 2:00 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/658529904

Published in Creaform

Recently, Tecplot announced Tecplot Chorus 2012, our most advanced CFD visualization management system to date. And in order to help our users take advantage of new features and enhancements, we’re holding a free webinar on Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m. PST.

Join Dr. Durrell Rittenberg as he illustrates Chorus’ new features by evaluating blade optimization and performance prediction studies of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In each study, he will show you how to:

  • Evaluate results from multiple simulation cases
  • Model system performance with surrogate models
  • Compare results qualitatively and quantitatively
  • Use results to create reports

Thursday, June 21, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have any questions about Tecplot Chorus or the webinar, please contact us at 425-653-1200

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/223804721

Published in Tecplot

Using Objet's rapid prototype technology, ISO 9001:2008 company Griswold Controls has developed techniques with 3D printing and rapid prototyping that minimize the time and costs to develop new products.

This webinar will cover the major areas of impact potential for your customers, suppliers, manufacturing team and what every stakeholder desires; a healthy bottom line to strengthen the business.

Additionally, Objet will talk about how its technology redefines the engineer's toolset. With new tools and new techniques, you can approach design goals from a completely new perspective. Objet would like to share how Griswold Controls uses Objet's products to transform the design process and save money.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • How Objet 3D Printing has redefined the Engineer's toolset by providing a new perspective
  • How to cut cost with a quicker and more effective design process
  • About Prototype Parts made for testing and functionality
  • How 3D Printing provides a communication tool that benefits all departments

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/726992722

Published in Design World

The goal of this webinar is to introduce you to the fastest path to CAD integrated with any FARO ScanArm device. You will learn how to create a parametric, editable solid CAD model from the 3D scan data, and, observe how to convert and then apply this feature-based model in your preferred CAD software.

Rapidform XOR is the perfect companion to the FARO ScanArm for reverse engineering.

What you can expect:

Learn how to use the FARO Laser ScanArm and Rapidform XOR together as the ultimate 3D scanning solution.

  • Create a fully editable, parametric feature model from massive point clouds and meshes
  • Capture design intent of a physical part with the FARO ScanArm
  • Seamless interoperability with all major CAD systems (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Siemens NX, Creo, CATIA, and new for 2012, Inventor)

This webinar will be held in English and questions will be answered after the presentation.

Title: Create Parametric 3D CAD Models with the FARO Laser ScanArm and Rapidform

Date: Tuesday 19 June 2012

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT (New York)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM GMT+1 (London-Dublin)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMT+2 (Berlin-Paris-Rom)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+3 (Istanbul)

For more information or to register, visit: www.faro.com/contentv2.aspx?ct=uk&content=misc&item=2140

Published in FARO

Competitive manufacturers look for every chance they have to reduce costs while cutting parts as quickly as possible. As every machinist knows, the best way to cut costs is to minimize the number of setups and operations. However, sometimes you don't notice opportunities to do it better until you already have the job programmed. Wouldn't it be great if you could think through the setups up-front and document them for your team on the floor?

SpaceClaim helps machinists:

  • Reduce wasted time in CAD by a factor of two
  • Work with customers in 3D, improving sales by up to 50%
  • Pinpoint costs and outbid the competition

In this webinar, we will show how SpaceClaim helps you gain insight when setting up process models and document the process for your operators.

  • Open and work with CAD data from any 2D or 3D CAD system
  • De-feature and fill-in designs to create in process models
  • Create jigs and fixtures to hold the part for each step
  • Create documentation for your CNC operators
  • Easily show customers small changes that could save them money

Date:

Thursday, June 14th, 11:30am EDT


For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/695676146

Published in SpaceClaim

SolidWorks 3D CAD is a comprehensive 3D design solution that enables you to create, validate, communicate, and manage your product designs. In just 22 minutes you will learn about SolidWorks 3D CAD tools and how these tools can be used to help you develop better products faster and more cost effectively.

Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your chance to learn the Essentials of SolidWorks 3D CAD.

WHAT:

Learn the essentials of SolidWorks 3D Design in 22 minutes

WHEN:

June 12th, 2012, 1 pm EST

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/234132632

Published in SolidWorks

The MetraSCAN 3D scanners are the most accurate scanning solutions on the market, whether in lab or on the shop floor. Like Creaform’s entire portfolio of measuring technologies, the MetraSCAN 3D are easy to master and use, and they take only a few minutes to set up.

Featuring Creaform's TRUaccuracy technology, the MetraSCAN 3D ensure highly-accurate dimensional surface measurements, regardless of the measurement environment (instability, vibrations, thermal variations, etc.) or operator skills.

The combination of a MetraSCAN 3D CMM scanner and a HandyPROBE arm-free CMM makes for a complete and powerful measurement system for points and surfaces, and enable geometrical and freeform inspection on the same part, with the same system.

Join us on June 12-13, 2012! Attendance is limited, so book your place today!

  • Discover the indisputable benefits of this complete and powerful inspection and scanning solution.
  • Learn about Creaform's TRUaccuracy technology behind the MetraSCAN 3D line-up.
  • Interact live with our product manager and get instant answers to your questions.

Tuesday June 12, 2012
Americas - 2:00 PM EDT
Europe - 8:00 PM CET
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/451412673

Wednesday June 13, 2012
Americas - 8:00 AM EDT.
Europe - 2:00 PM CET.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/975409632

Published in Creaform

Expanding 3D printing's value across your organization: Explore Mojo's many uses

Join us for an introduction to the new Mojo 3D Print Pack, including how to save time processing files with Mojo Print Wizard software, sending jobs to the 3D printer, loading materials, and removing supports from finished models.

Then get a look at how you can get the most out of your 3D-printing investment by expanding use beyond concept models and functional prototyping and into surprising applications throughout your organization, such as fixtures and finished goods.

Presenter:

Mary Stanley — Stratasys Inc. (3D Printer Product Manager)

Who Should Attend:

  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Educators
  • Product-development professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Supply-chain managers
  • Systems engineers

Date:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Time:

Pacific - 11:00 a.m.
Mountain - 12:00 p.m.
Central - 1:00 p.m.
Eastern - 2:00 p.m.

Duration:

30 minutes

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Mojo-Webinar/Mojo-Webinar-Details.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Additive manufacturing (AM) is crucial in motorsports. In the race for speed and performance, it has long been a key design and testing tool. Now, race teams are revealing that AM parts are tough enough for use on the track. This trend toward end-use parts has been building for a long time, but teams can be secretive about what gives them a competitive edge.

In this webinar, we're lucky enough to present three examples of motorsports teams willing to share how they leverage AM to improve performance: Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing, and Prodrive in the U.K. Their stories will crush the misconception that AM parts are just for prototyping.

Stratasys' Allen Kreemer, formerly of Honda, will be your host along with special guest Paul Doe, chief designer at Prodrive, the team behind the World Rally Championship Mini.

Presenters:

  • Allen Kreemer - Stratasys Inc. (Direct Digital Manufacturing Technology Leader - Automotive)
  • Paul Doe - Prodrive (Chief Designer, Rally)

Who Should Attend:

  • Engineering managers and directors
  • Manufacturing and design engineers
  • Shop floor managers
  • C-level management

Date:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pick one of two times:

8:00 am CST OR 1:00 pm CST

Duration:

40 minutes

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Motor-Trends-Webinar/Motor-Trends-Webinar-Details.aspx

Published in Stratasys

SpaceClaim is a smart 3D design tool designed to create, optimize, and flatten sheet metal parts as quickly as possible. We've worked closely with sheet metal experts to put special tools in that are designed to work with modern CNC combination machines.

Typical sheet metal customers benefit by:

  • Getting the CAD work done 2-5x faster than feature-based systems
  • Saving about 50% on CAD-related expenses
  • Spending more time performing value-added work


In this webinar, we'll show you how SpaceClaim is the only tool that can:

  • Open and edit solid and sheet metal parts from almost any 3D CAD system
  • Convert 2D drawings, surface models, and solid models to sheet metal
  • Turn poorly-designed sheet metal concepts into proper detailed sheet metal designs
  • Generate a flat pattern and optimize the flat pattern layout and nest using partner add-ins
  • Support modern sheet metal features such as hinges, double walls, custom forms, and other exotic processes

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/691042930

Published in SpaceClaim

This webinar explains how you can digitize fast, flexible and unique existing 3D concepts with a Creaform Handyscan 3D scanner. Then, you will see how the 3D scan data will be converted with Rapidform XOR into a parametric 3D CAD.

  • You have an existing 3D concept?
  • You are looking for a flexible 3D scanner with dynamic referencing?
  • You would like to get a parametric 3D CAD?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/858053680

Published in Creaform

Reliable simulation results require the right geometries. SpaceClaim is a CAD geometry editor with a special focus on getting data ready for meshing, removing CAD bottlenecks and creating remarkable savings over conventional approaches.

In this webinar, we'll show you how SpaceClaim can:

  • Detect and repair common issues with CAD geometry
  • Remove unnecessary small features such as rounds and holes
  • Convert imported solids to beam and shell elements
  • Check for shared topology and ensure non-manifold junctions
  • Add your own custom driving dimensions to optimize CAD parts
  • Create and edit new concepts to drive detailed design

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/398973162

Published in SpaceClaim

Have you ever had to work with scanned data in CAD? Has your customer ever sent you an STL or graphics-only version of a file? Have you ever needed to perform a simulation or optimization, but you only have scanned data? Maybe you even have files that have been reverse engineered to solids, but now you need to use them as a starting point for a new design?

SpaceClaim is a low cost CAD tool that makes it easy to turn scanned data in to solids and get them where they need to go.

In this webinar, we'll show you how to:

  • Get to a solid 3-5 times faster by drawing on top of a scan
  • Turn a CAD part saved as STL into a precise solid without being a CAD expert
  • Tweak reverse engineered solids to meet reference measurements
  • Work with solids created by specialized reverse-engineering tools, such as Geomagic
  • Get parts prepared for simulation, machining or 3D printing faster than ever before

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/670475170

Published in SpaceClaim

In this webinar you will learn specific tips on how to obtain the best accuracy from 3D printing machines for your parts from 3D Systems, Objet, and Stratasys. Each manufacturing will give you 5 tips that will ensure accurate dimensions in your built parts. These tips will cover various design, material, and machine factors that can influence the final outcome of your part.

Attend this webinar and you will also receive free copies of the following whitepapers following the webinar:

  • Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing into your Product Development Lifecycle
  • How 3D Printing works: The Vision, Innovation and Technologies Behind Inkjet 3D Printing

May 1st, 2012
2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Duration: 60 Minutes

All Registrants will Receive the Video & Slides

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/864291050

Published in Design World

Through real life examples, this webinar explains how you can inspect very large parts by combining various kinds of optical technologies into one simple process.

Webinar’s topics:

  • Introduction of the portable 3D measuring solution
  • Basics on photogrammetry
  • Demo
  • Examples of applications

Who Should Attend:

  • You are manufacturing large parts or tools for the aerospace, transport or power generation industry?
  • You would like to combine portability of optical CMMs with the accuracy of photogrammetry to inspect large part?
  • You would like to make your inspection process easier and faster?

Date:
Tuesday April 24, 2012

Time:
9 a.m. EDT (GMT -5:00)

Duration:
45 minutes

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/579147393

Published in Creaform

Have you ever noticed that some CAD vendors seem to think that 2D data doesn’t exist, and that everything must be done in 3D?  At SpaceClaim, we know that many manufacturing workflows rely on 2D, and that 2D drawings often need to get integrated with 3D models from other CAD systems.  SpaceClaim has a ton of useful tools that solve every day 2D/3D shop floor hassles, and now we’re showing them off all in one place.

In particular, we’ll show how to:

  • Clean dirty 2D imports for design and MFG
  • Easily go from 2D DWG/DXF to 3D in a blink of an eye
  • Go from a dumb solid from any CAD system to a printed hole table in ten clicks
  • Make a sheet metal flat pattern from an imported CAD concept
  • Import a v5 or JT part with PMI and turn it into a detailed 2D drawing you can print

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/546954506

Published in SpaceClaim

Join us for this FREE Webinar as we discuss ways to save time and money by selecting the right technology during product development. New applications of this technology bring about advancements in all industries and speed products to market. Discover how manufacturing professionals are relying on additive manufacturing for jigs and fixtures, tooling, and production of low-volume, end-use parts, and more.

Presenter Jeff Hanson manages the business development strategies for RedEye on Demand, a rapid prototyping and digital manufacturing service center. His experience with 3D printing and other additive manufacturing technologies that spans nearly two decades. He previously worked as a design engineer for Thermo King, which manufactures transport temperature control systems.

PRESENTER – Jeff Hanson
Business Development Manager
RedEye On Demand – A Stratasys Business

Date and time:     Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration:     1 hour

For more information or to register, visit: www.tinyurl.com/memediawebinars

Published in SME

At SpaceClaim and SigmaTEK, we're committed to keeping your machines running. That's why we've partnered to integrate our sheet metal design and nesting technologies, creating the fastest path possible to CNC-ready drawings. This webinar will show you how to quickly create or convert CAD data from anywhere, create flat patterns, and optimize nesting for sheet metal and other material cut on plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube-pipe and combination cutting machines.

In particular, we'll show:

  • Converting generic or native CAD data to proper, optimized sheet metal models, even if it wasn't designed correctly
  • Converting 2D designs to solid 3D sheet metal
  • Automatically detecting and healing errors in CAD data
  • Creating nested assemblies of flat patterns, saving material
  • Optimizing results prior to CNC

Tuesday, April 10th
11:30am – 12:30pm (EDT)

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/365933922

Published in SpaceClaim

Providing convenient and cost-effective staff development, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces its 2012 spring webinars for April, May and June. Each one-hour webinar is focused on technical challenges facing the electronics manufacturing industry, offering companies a great opportunity to bring IPC technical information to a large number of employees at one time.

The following webinars will run from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Central time:

Chamber Profiling to Meet IPC-9701A
Russell Brush, Operations Engineering Specialist, Celestica
Wednesday, April 4

Tin Whiskers — A 2012 State of the Industry Assessment
Dave Hillman, Metallurgical Engineer, Rockwell Collins
Thursday, April 5
FREE

What’s New? IPC-AJ-820
Kris Roberson, Manager of Assembly Technologies, IPC
Wednesday, April 18

Beginner Level Course on X-ray Inspection
Bob Klenke, Principal Consultant, ITM Consulting Inc.
Thursday, April 19

Is Cleaning Critical to PoP Assemblies?
Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, ZESTRON America
Tuesday, May 8

PCB Prototyping: In-house v. Outsource
Josh Brown, Marketing Development Representative, LPKF Laser & Electronics
Thursday, May 10

Tax Reform — It's Coming. R&D Credit, Partnerships, C Corps … What Will the New Rates Look Like? What Credits and Deductions Will Survive?
Keith Smith, Director, and John Tanner, Vice Chairman, Prime Policy Group
Wednesday, May 23

Business Outlook for the Electronics Industry: Midyear Update
Sharon Starr, Director of Market Research, IPC
Wednesday, June 6

PCB Depaneling with Lasers: A Comparison of Laser to Traditional Depaneling Methods
Josh Brown, Marketing Development Representative, LPKF Laser & Electronics
Wednesday, June 13

With the exception of the Tin Whiskers webinar on April 5 which is free, the registration fee of $75 per login for IPC members covers as many employees as can fit comfortably in a company’s conference or training room. The registration fee for nonmembers is $100.

For more information or to register, visit: www.ipc.org/webinar-schedule

Published in IPC

Jobs and robotics are webinar topics addressed by Robotic Industries Association during National Robotics Week, April 7-15, 2012. Career Opportunities in Robotics is on April 10 and Fundamentals of Robotics is April 12 – both are free and start at Noon Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
 
Webinar panelists are RIA members with practical experience in the robotics industry. Speakers for the careers webinar are Diane Haig from Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Roberta Zald from IPR Robotics and Jim Devaprasad from Lake Superior State University. Adil Shafi, President of Advenovation, is the presenter for robotics fundamentals.
 
“National Robotics Week began in 2010 and is a great example of the renewed focus on manufacturing in North America,” said Jeff Burnstein, President, Robotic Industries Association. “RIA members are looking for qualified workers so this is a great opportunity to hear about the exciting and fulfilling work in robotics and advanced manufacturing.”
 
Findings from a 2011 report on how robots create jobs indicate, “One million industrial robots currently in operation have been directly responsible for the creation of close to three million jobs… A growth in robot use over the next five years will result in the creation of one million high quality jobs around the world.” (Source: International Federation of Robotics)

Career Opportunities in Robotics (April 10) is a one-hour webinar that examines career options in cutting-edge applications in industry and beyond. Engineers, faculty and others interested in engineering career development will discover exciting robotic opportunities in education and research, industry, simulation and emerging applications presented during this webinar.

Fundamentals of Robotics – Factory Solutions (April 12) is an hour-long webinar that explains different kinds of robots, their design and component makeup, basic safety considerations and integration methodologies.
 
Attendees are invited to join the webinars online during National Robotics Week. The Great Plains Robotics Alliance along with the Wichita Area Technical College has incorporated the Fundamentals of Robotics webinar into an event they are hosting at their facility (National Center for Aviation Training) and will show the webinar live in their presentation auditorium.

For more information or to register, visit: www.robotics.org/NationalRoboticsWeek

Published in National Robotics Week

Everybody loves SketchUp's ease-of-use and incredibly fast modeling tools. In fact, we loved them so much, we built a product specifically for mechanical design that we often hear called, "SketchUp on steroids."

SpaceClaim works a lot like SketchUp: you push and pull on geometry and make new designs ridiculously fast. But SpaceClaim also handles precise geometry suitable for manufacturing and integrates into corporate CAD infrastructure. If you've ever wished that mechanical CAD could be more like SketchUp, you will probably like this webinar.

We'll show:

  • How the SpaceClaim UI makes it possible to have SketchUp-like tools with real, precise, CAD geometry
  • Reuse data from any CAD system, including SketchUp and the Google 3D Warehouse
  • Improve the fidelity of SketchUp data for manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and simulation
  • Create precise mechanical drawings
  • Integrate SpaceClaim designs into existing mechanical CAD and PLM environments

When:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/724933858

Published in SpaceClaim

Given the ever shortening lifecycle of product development, design and manufacturing engineers today barely have the time to look into core product design aspects. In such a pressured environment, striking balance between manufacturability, cost, time and performance can be a daunting task. To know how you can achieve the right balance and fit all the pieces - manufacturability, cost, time and performance - of the design jigsaw together, join us for a webinar on Injection Molding Design. This webinar will be chaired by Bhaskar Sinha, Head - Design and Manufacturing, Geometric Limited.

When:

Thursday, April 19, 2012
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

About Speakers:

Vikram is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers and Past Chairman of its Product Design and Development Division. He is currently the Director of Mechanical Engineering Services at Motorola Solutions in Holtsville, NY heading an international group of professionals. He has almost 40 years of experience in product design, development, manufacturing and management, especially in plastics. He is a sought after trainer and has trained over a thousand engineers and suppliers in the proper design and manufacturing of plastic parts and assemblies in the US, China and India. He holds or has pending over fifteen US and International patents. Vikram has successfully led or leading many Six Sigma projects and is a certified Motorola Six Sigma Black Belt and trainer.

Sue Wojnicki has worked for the Society of Plastics Engineers for the past year and a half. She is responsible for Member Acquisition, Retention and Benefits. She serves as staff liaison to the Next Generation Advisory Board, Membership and Student Activities Committees.

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/431688721

Published in Geometric

element14, the first collaborative community for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, powered by global electronics distributor Premier Farnell LON, has today announced its Design Flow Series webinars will be kicked off by Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton on April 4th.
 
In the first session Raspberry Pi fans around the world have a chance to see how simple it is to program one of the credit card sized computers. The possibilities of what can be done on a Raspberry Pi are only limited by the imagination, so to help users get up and running quickly, in this live session, Eben will talk through the simple set up procedure, how to download and install the Operating System on the SD card, run the boot up script, use the script editor and begin to create applications using the Python scripts that are pre-supplied with the software download.
 
Each Design Flow Series webinar will feature technical presentations, lasting about 40 minutes with a further 15 minute Q&A.  Delivered by practicing engineers who are experts in their field they will offer practical ‘how to’ advice, tips, tricks and techniques that help developers get from specification through to assembled prototype in the quickest possible time.  Design files and code examples used in the webinars will be exclusively available for download from element14.
 
Chris Sullivan, Head of Global Solutions Marketing at element14 said: “element14 is all about giving customers, design engineers and enthusiasts access to the best information and the big hitters in the sector. With the Design Flow Series we are providing some cool hints and tips, as well as useful techniques that help drive the design flow. What better way to start than with Eben Upton sharing insight into the programming of the Raspberry Pi.”
 
For more information or to register, visit: www.element14.com/community/events/3282

Published in element14

Presented by Chris Chariton, Senior Vice President of Supplier Marketing & Product Management for GlobalSpec, Social Media Use in the Industrial Sector will detail how engineering, technical, manufacturing, and industrial professionals are using social media and how the expanding use of these platforms can impact the initiatives of industrial marketers. Chariton will provide insight into the research results of GlobalSpec's third annual survey of social media use in the industrial sector. She'll also share ways industrial marketers can use this research to support their social media efforts along with practical tips and recommendations to evaluate social media plans.

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM PDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&;eventid=407195

Published in GlobalSpec

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) will host a webinar to discuss its Manufacturing business segment. Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president, Design, Lifecycle & Simulation at Autodesk will conduct a brief slide presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Thursday, March 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
 
Autodesk will host a live webcast call at www.autodesk.com/investors. Audio for the webcast will be available at 617.614.3453. Passcode for the live call is 17045410. A replay of the event will be available after 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

For more information, please call Autodesk Investor Relations at 415-507-6705.

Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries – including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effect -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets.

Published in Autodesk

You're invited to attend our live webinar featuring an overview of 3D print technologies, and how they decrease time to market in a dynamic workflow for today's manufacturing design.

Don't miss this free, informational webinar!

Thursday, March 29, 2012
9:30am - 10:15am

New capabilities with MasterGraphics and 3D Systems:

•    MasterGraphics / 3D Systems Overview
•    Design Project Phases and 3D Printing / Prototyping
•    3D Systems Solutions (ProJet & Zprinter Line Up)
•    Application Examples
•    How to Choose the right tool for you?
•    Q & A

To register for the webinar, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/215116889

Published in MasterGraphics

Additive manufacturing technologies are also commonly known as "Rapid Prototyping" or "3D Printing" as well as other names. And, although they are still being used by design engineers for concept modeling and prototyping, that’s not all. Manufacturing engineers are now employing these technologies for various applications such as jigs, fixtures, check gauges, and even as a bridge-to-tooling and low-volume end-use parts.

This webinar will explore how additive manufacturing systems such as 3D printers and 3D production systems are changing the future of product development and manufacturing

Presenter:

Jonathan L. Cobb – VP of Global Marketing, Stratasys, Inc.

What You Will Learn:

  • How additive manufacturing can help designers create better products
  • Why additive manufacturing gets products to market faster and cheaper
  • How companies like: BMW, GM and Boeing use additive manufacturing
  • What’s in store for additive manufacturing in the future

Who Should Attend:

  • Design Engineers
  • Product Designers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Inventors/Entrepreneurs
  • Technology Educators

Date:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time:

Pacific - 11:00 a.m.
Mountain - 12:00 p.m.
Central - 1:00 p.m.
Eastern - 2:00 p.m.

Duration:

30 minutes

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Additive-Manufacturing-Webinar/Additive-Manufacturing-Webinar-Details.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Mazak has long offered a comprehensive progressive learning program to assist its manufacturing partners in operating highly productive, profitable businesses. This month the company is further enhancing its curriculum with the introduction of its Discover Technology Webinar Series that easily connects manufacturers with industry experts on the latest machine tool trends.

According to Chuck Birkle, vice president of sales and marketing for Mazak Corporation, technology advancements are constantly redefining the manufacturing world, and Mazak is dedicated to helping its partners adapt and stay competitive through a variety of learning-based initiatives.

"This webinar series is a natural extension and complement to our Discover More With Mazak series of live events, which take place at our eight regional Technology Centers across North America," said Birkle. "These webinars help bridge the technology gap for our customers, keeping them in front of the latest manufacturing advancements and solution ideas for various industry segments in between events."

The Discover Technology Webinars are free, interactive and approximately 60 minutes long. All it takes to participate is a computer, an Internet connection and a web browser, and a manufacturer is ready to gain powerful knowledge on how to stay competitive and profitable in today's challenging global marketplace.

The first webinar in the Discover Technology Series "Orbitec 20: Innovative Solutions for Valve Manufacturing" will take place on Wednesday, March 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

The webinar is ideal for manufacturers of large valve bodies or companies that machine turned features on big, odd-shaped parts. Participants will learn how the Mazak ORBITEC 20 brings a new world of possibilities to the precise machining of such challenging components.

During the webinar, participants will also:

  • Discover how the Mazak ORBITEC 20 employs a wholly unique headstock to creatively perform multiple turning, boring, grooving, facing and threading operations with a stationary workpiece.
  • Hear how the ORBITEC 20 can accurately generate turned features with phonographic finishes in solid stainless steel.
  • Learn how the ORBITEC 20, HORIZONTAL CENTER NEXUS 6000 and INTEGREX i-630V 5-axis machine, all featuring 630mm pallets, easily integrate with the PALLETECH system to create a Multi-Tasking Solution with unsurpassed productivity advantages.

Upcoming Discover Technology Webinars

  • May 23, 2012 - 2 p.m. Eastern time (Demystifying 5-Axis Post Processors)
  • July 11, 2012 - 2 p.m. Eastern time (Turbine Blade Manufacturing in Multi-Tasking)
  • September 2012 - Special Presentations from IMTS (MTConnect and Downstream Solutions, Digital Simulation and PALLETECH Automation)
  • November 14, 2012 - 2 p.m. Eastern time (Spiral Bevel Gear Manufacturing)

For more information or to register, visit: www.mazakusa.com/webinar

Published in Mazak

SpaceClaim Engineer 2012, our ninth release, is almost here! Join us to learn how SpaceClaim is becoming more powerful and easy to use for engineers, manufacturers and designers worldwide. The SpaceClaim Q1 newsletter will be sent on the release date and all current SpaceClaim users will be notified by a popup message in SpaceClaim when the new release is ready to download.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/582674834

Published in SpaceClaim

Design reviews, kaizen events, customer presentations. You want to quickly review the status of a project, identify challenges, and suggest improvements. But how do you perform design reviews in CAD? With traditional history-based modelers, one wrong click and the meeting is over. It’s impossible to make changes in real time. Lightweight viewers are great at assembly mockup, but they don’t let you edit the actual geometry. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make edits to the actual design, quickly, with changes automatically tracked for follow-up?

SpaceClaim’s 3D direct modeling provides a fast and easy way. SpaceClaim eliminates the nasty constraints, eternal dependencies, and rebuild errors that can wreck a meeting. It’s simple and fast user interface lets your ideas flow freely. The entire team can see the changes on real geometry, removing confusion and preventing rework.

Our webinar we will show how to:

Open and edit designs from major CAD systems

Quickly draw new ideas in 3D without getting bogged down in details

Reuse existing designs to generate new concepts

Track changes and delegate edits to be made in CAD

Work in the context of existing CAD, PLM, and mock-up infrastructure

Wednesday, March 7th
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST)

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/929826874

Published in SpaceClaim

CAD geometry, even from the latest CAD systems, can have dangerous problems that can damage your hardware. Invisible errors and gaps between surfaces can turn into nasty surprises in G-Code. Validation tools and tool path verification can help, but it’s hard to model and catch everything. And what about 2D data with gaps, scan data, and mesh files from imprecise systems like SketchUp?

This webinar will show how SpaceClam can turn almost any CAD data into precise geometry worthy of machining. In particular, we will show:

How to detect and remove potentially dangerous geometry

How to turn scan data into precise solids

How to create annotated 2D drawings out of parts with 3D PMI

How to turn sloppy 2D drawings into 3D solid parts

How to turn lightweight 3D data, such as that from SketchUp, into precise solids

Join us for this must-see webinar!
Wednesday, February 22nd
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST)

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/723494362

Published in SpaceClaim

Did you know that direct digital manufacturing (DDM) can free you from the restraints of conventional manufacturing? By doing so, it allows you to expand your creativity, fine tune your ideas, chop weeks from your product development process and help your company save money. In this 20 minute webinar, we’ll show you how DDM can create plastic parts, layer-by-layer – without machining, molding or casting.

We'll Show You How:

  • Designing for DDM expands your creativity
  • You can remove tooling costs and delays and continuously improve product designs – even after parts are in production
  • To stop laboring over parting lines, draft angles, sink marks and ejector marks
  • DDM can help you design higher quality products, create more custom products inexpensively and get them to market faster
  • To evaluate additive manufacturing systems (and find out if your current prototyping equipment is suitable for end-use part production)

Who Should Attend:

  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Design Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Tooling Designers

Date:

    Thursday, February 16, 2012

Time:

    11:00 a.m. Pacific
    12:00 p.m. Mountain
    1:00 p.m. Central
    2:00 p.m. Eastern

Registration:

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Design-for-Manufacturability/Design-for-Manufacturability-Details.aspx

Published in Stratasys

SpaceClaim thrives in engineering organizations that have standardized on CATIA® as their primary CAD tool. In this webinar, we will show how our customers use SpaceClaim to add value to their investment in CATIA® while broadening the use of 3D in manufacturing and engineering.

In particular, we will cover:

•Migrating CATIA® v4, SolidWorks®, and JT data to CATIA® v5 and v6 using SpaceClaim’s native Dassault-supplied translators
•Viewing CATIA® v5 PMI data in SpaceClaim and editing using parameters defined in v5
•Working with vendor, customer, and legacy CAD data in CATIA® v4, CGM, and other CAD formats to produce new concepts and specifications
•Preparing CATIA® models for simulation and manufacturing
•How to identify which engineers should try SpaceClaim and which are best served by CATIA®

Join us for this must-see webinar!
Wednesday, February 8th
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST)

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/939055474

Published in SpaceClaim

Not only can problematic geometry cause painful interoperability issues, it can also create downstream errors. Whether you're editing CAD data, prepping models for CAM, de-featuring for CAE, or communicating between organizations, you need clean, valid, watertight models. SpaceClaim's easy repair tools clean geometry from anywhere with push-button simplicity. It's like a spell checker for your 3D data.

In this webinar you'll see how SpaceClaim can:

• Create watertight models from dirty imported STEM and IGES files
• Make edits quickly and easily, without having to use a complicated CAD system
• Prepare the parts for downstream use
• Work with any customer CAD data

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/481914730

Published in SpaceClaim

When reverse-engineering, not only do you need to create precise, water-tight geometry, you also need to update the geometry to fit in the context of new design situations.  In the past, the only option was to recreate tedious feature-based models and guess at underlying design intent: an error-prone and hazardous practice.

Now, Geomagic and SpaceClaim have partnered to integrate their industry-leading reverse engineering and direct modeling products to allow you to both reconstruct and edit precise geometry.  Geomagic creates clean meshes and converts them to watertight geometry.  SpaceClaim then quickly edits the designs, adjusting tolerances and accommodating design changes – all without resorting to complex feature-based CAD systems or being forced to re-invent design intent.

This webinar, presented by experts at Geomagic and SpaceClaim, will show:

• Turning scan data into clean meshes and solid geometry in Geomagic
• The connection between Geomagic and SpaceClaim
• Editing the model with SpaceClaim to accommodate design changes and match geometric conditions

For more information, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/503781794

Published in SpaceClaim

Offering convenient and cost-effective staff development, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces its Winter Webinar Series for January, February and March 2012. The one-hour webinars which focus on critical issues facing the industry, offer companies an opportunity to bring IPC technical information to a large number of employees at one time.

Webinar topics include:

Soldering and Assembly Defects – Causes and Cures (free for all attendees)
Bob Willis, ASKbobwillis.com
Thursday, January 12

New Developments in ENIG and ENEPIG for Today's Electronic Products
George Milad, Uyemura International Corp.
Thursday, January 19

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About TH Soldering but Were Afraid to Ask
Bob Klenke, ITM Consulting
Thursday, January 26

Why Wedge Bond
Lee Levine, Hesse & Knipps
Tuesday, January 31

Key Issues in BTC Design & Assembly for Improved Reliability and Yield
Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consultancy Group
Wednesday, February 1

Rework of Bottom Terminated Components (QFNs, LGAs, etc)
Norman Mier, BEST, Inc.
Thursday, February 2

Troubleshooting SMT Yield Problems
Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consultancy Group
Tuesday, February 7

Life After the Super Committee Deadline – What Now?
Keith Smith; Rich Meade, Prime Policy Group
Wednesday, February 8

Flex Repair
James Bernhardt, BESTProto Inc.
Tuesday, March 13

Discussion and Highlights of IPC-4204A, Flexible Metal-Clad Dielectrics for Use in Fabrication of Flexible Printed Circuitry
Clark Webster, All Flex LLC; Michael Beauchesne, Amphenol Printed Circuits
Thursday, March 15

With the exception of the soldering and assembly defects webinar which is free, the registration fee of $75 per login for IPC members or $100 industry standard rate per login covers as many employees as can fit in a company's conference or training room.  Webinars will run from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Central time, except for the January 12 soldering and assembly defects webinar which will run from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Central time.

For more information and to register, visit: www.ipc.org/webinar-schedule

Published in IPC

Makino announces its current roster of online seminars for 2012. The schedule offers insight into a variety of new milling, EDM and control technologies for improving part cycle times, quality and accuracy.

“The North American manufacturing industry is seeing a reasonable recovery, bringing with it new business opportunities,” says Mark Rentschler, Makino’s marketing manager. “With our 2012 online seminar schedule, we’re providing new thinking around a variety of manufacturing processes to achieve the highest level of efficiency possible. It’s our goal to help North American manufacturers capitalize on the opportunities at hand.”

Since its inception, the Makino online seminar series has broadcast over 125 events with thousands of attendees. It offers process focused content and new technologies to help manufacturers learn more so they can earn more.  

Each online seminar consists of a 20- to 30-minute presentation and a live Q&A session with the speaker. Registration is required to attend, but all seminars are presented free of charge.


Initial 2012 Schedule

Jan. 19 – Get Rid of the Rust
This webinar demonstrates how rust affects steel parts left in your wire EDM water dielectric for long periods of time, and how new technology from Makino can eliminate this problem.

Feb. 23 – New Control Technologies: Inertia Active Control – Optimize B-Axis Index Times
Join us for this brief webinar to learn how Makino’s unique Inertia Active Control (IAC) can help you improve the productivity of new or existing NC programs. IAC reduces non-cut cycle times by optimizing the acceleration and deceleration of Makino’s Direct Drive B-axis tables. Ninety-degree index times can be reduced by as much as 30 percent in some applications.

March 15 – New Control Technologies: VP Control – Improving Large-Part Accuracy
Volumetric Performance (VP) control provides enhanced volumetric machining precision and performance for large parts while improving the accuracy of 5-axis applications in both linear and rotary axes. Learn how this new control feature can improve your part accuracy.

April 19 – Reducing Cycle Times in Difficult Sinker EDM Applications
Producing deep, thin ribs, shaped ribs and speaker grilles can often require extensive, long cycle times in sinker EDMs. In this webinar, you can learn how Makino’s suite of standardly equipped SuperSpark technologies can save you thousands of hours of burn time.

May 17 – Micromachining/High-Precision Capabilities from Makino
Take a video tour of Makino’s micromachining R&D center and high-precision machining area, including variety of milling and EDM machines dedicated to micromachining and ultra-precision machining applications. See how Makino’s metrology area can validate and verify micron-level feature accuracy.

June 21 – New 5-Axis Large Aerospace Aluminum Structural Machining Centers
Learn about the new purpose-built family of large 5-axis horizontal machining centers for aluminum monolithic aerospace part production. This new family of machines is available with X-axis travels ranging from 4 to 20 meters.

July 19 – New Control Technologies: Preparation for High Accuracy
What if a machine tool could quickly evaluate its accuracy and make adjustments to improve roundness and contour machining? Today’s control technology can accomplish this and more. Makino’s Geometric Intelligence software (GI.4) includes a new feature, Preparation for High Accuracy Machining. Attend this webinar to learn how this technology can enable you to quickly improve contour and circular cutting accuracy in a variety of cutting conditions.

Aug. 23 – IMTS 2012 Preview
Makino will be bringing an incredible array of high-performance machine technologies to IMTS 2012 in Chicago. Learn about special programs, part displays, unique demonstrations, technical presentations and new machine technologies that can improve your performance and profitability.

Archived Seminars Available in the Events Library
All Makino online seminars are archived for later viewing at: www.makino.com/library. Over 100 seminars are available covering topics such as micromachining, moldmaking, EDM, aerospace, automation and production machining. New seminars are added the week after they are initially broadcast. Transcripts are also available.

To see the full schedule or register to attend an event, visit: www.makino.com/events

Published in Makino

What do you get when you take imagination and creatitivity, focus it on a specialized topic or group of ideas, give it a platform for bringing all these ideas together, then multiply it by a factor of limitless possibilities? It looks something like a unique and growing process called collaborative manufacturing.

Rather than limiting ideas to one small group of company engineers, automaker Local Motors decided to throw open the doors to a whole design and engineering community — and that's how its cars are born. It's helped Local Motors build a base of passionate followers, and, as their slogan says, it's how they "build COOL cars"!

The IMTS community is getting its invitation to join this community through our car skin design competition. YOU can help design and select the skin that will appear on the IMTS car – to be built in the Emerging Technology Center at IMTS 2012!

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, December 15, at 11 a.m. ET, for a discussion on these fascinating topics.

For more information or to register, visit: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=IMTS11E

Published in IMTS

Have you ever wanted a special button in SpaceClaim that automated a common task, talked to other programs, or modified your model? Do you have in-house code that’s difficult to maintain? Have you ever wanted to add your own objects to a SpaceClaim design? Do you have special file formats you want to read and write? It’s never been easier than with the SpaceClaim API.

SpaceClaim’s free API provides the best platform for solid modeling application development of any mechanical CAD application. Not only is the API versioned, thread-safe, and .NET, but anything you create can take advantage of SpaceClaim’s powerful direct modeling capabilities. Unlike feature-based CAD systems that force you to develop tools that fit with the history-based paradigm, SpaceClaim lets you work with your geometry however you want.

In particular, this webinar will cover:

-An overview of what the API can do, with dozens of examples of both professional and entertaining applications 
-An introduction to the basic concepts of 3D MCAD programming, such as transformations and part instancing
-How to get started with your own customizations and tools

Unlike many of our webinars, which assume that the audiences has little experience with CAD, this webinar will assume that you have some experience with (or interest in) programming in 3D. We hope you’ll join us! 

Wednesday, December 14th
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EST)

For more information, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/246146650

Published in SpaceClaim

Presenter:

* Patrick Gannon – Engineering Manager, Thogus Products, Inc.

What You Will Learn:

* How manufacturers are using additive manufacturing to gain a competitive advantage
* How to streamline your factory for higher quality and faster output
* How to increase employee safety in your factory with FDM
* How additive manufacturing technology naturally sparks innovation

Who Should Attend:

* Presidents and CEOs
* Manufacturing Engineers
* Operations Managers
* Research & Development Managers

About Additive Manufacturing Technologies:

Additive manufacturing technologies are also commonly known as "Rapid Prototyping" or "3D Printing" as well as other names. And, although they are still being used by design engineers for concept modeling and prototyping, that’s not all. Manufacturing engineers are now employing these technologies for various applications such as jigs, fixtures, check gauges, and even as a bridge-to-tooling and low-volume end-use parts.

Date:

* Thursday, December 15, 2011

Time:

* Pacific - 11:00 a.m.
* Mountain - 12:00 p.m.
* Central - 1:00 p.m.
* Eastern - 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/7-Ways-to-Take-Advantage-of-Additive-Manufacturing/7-Ways-to-Take-Advantage-of-Additive-Manufacturing-Details.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Putting focus on your long-term investment strategy, rather than short-term capital savings will deliver a greater return and a more valuable and healthy business. To succeed in a highly competitive global market, injection molders must invest for the long term and focus on delivering the highest quality product, at the lowest cost, on time.

This webinar will demonstrate how making short-term investment decisions based purely on price can undermine the success of your business in the long run. We’ll show how molders who focus on smart, long-term investments that reduce part costs and energy requirements while increasing operational efficiencies, will ultimately increase the value of their business and thrive in a competitive marketplace.

We’ll explore:

* How smart investments increase how your business is valued by others
* The long-term effects that “good enough” decisions have on your business
* How under-investing now will cost more in the long run

- Overall equipment and factory effectiveness
- Material costs
- Rejects and down time
- Inventory
- Labor
- Quality
- On-time delivery
- Energy
- Dissatisfied or lost customers

Thursday, December 8, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CET

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/141134432

Published in Husky

If you’ve ever designed a casting in a 3D CAD tool, you probably had moments where you considered changing careers.  Traditional feature-based CAD systems just weren’t designed with your geometry in mind, and they can make basic edits unnecessarily painful.  SpaceClaim provides a new approach that can cure a lot of common casting problems.  We’ve had a bunch of customers show us how, and we thought we’d share it with you.

This webinar will show:

• Importing CAD parts from different CAD systems
• Cleaning up complicated CAD geometry
• Removing rounds from the toughest parts
• Adjusting round radii and draft angles
• Creating in-process models from as-cast to as-machined
• Documenting machining operations
• Documenting in 2D drawings and with 3D PMI

If you make castings, forgings, and complex molded geometry, but haven’t seen SpaceClaim, you’re in for a treat.  We hope you’ll attend.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/739141458

Published in SpaceClaim

Delcam’s PartMaker Division is to host an introductory webinar on its modeling partner product for the PartMaker CAM system for turn-mill equipment and Swiss-type lathes.  The webinar will begin at 1:00 EST on Friday 2nd December and will cover creating 3D solid models from 2D drawings, design for manufacturability and repair of 3D data for use in manufacturing.

The PowerSHAPE Companion for PartMaker is based on Delcam’s PowerSHAPE design software, which is used at thousands of subcontractors and toolmakers around the world alongside Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM system for high-speed and five-axis machining.  It includes functionality for creating solid models, data repair, editing part designs for manufacture, and for the design of machining accessories, such as tool holders and machine components.

Like the PartMaker CAM suite, the PowerSHAPE Companion for PartMaker is based on the Parasolid solid modeling kernel, assuring interoperability with both PartMaker and all other major CADCAM systems.

The data repair functionality in the PowerSHAPE Companion for PartMaker includes PowerSHAPE’s Solid Doctor.  This allows users to read in, and repair, models from all sources, including standard formats like IGES and STEP, plus native files, such as CATIA, Siemens NX and Pro/Engineer, and output a file that can be read directly into PartMaker.

With the Solid Doctor, PartMaker users can tackle all the common problems that can be found when translating low-precision and incomplete data, including gaps and overlaps between surfaces, or duplicated and missing surfaces, and generate a valid, high-precision solid model ready for programming.

Once the design has been imported, the PowerSHAPE Companion for PartMaker is able to modify any aspects of the part that might cause difficulties in manufacturing.  These could include adding chamfers to avoid secondary operations like de-burring, or adjusting or removing fillets that could add machining time and cost to a project.  The same tools can also be used to generate any extra geometry needed for machining.

For companies that receive designs as 2D drawings, the PowerSHAPE Companion for PartMaker can create 3D solid models from that data.  Additionally, the modeling tools can also be used in conjunction with PartMaker’s Full Machine Simulation module to design machine components such as turrets, gang slides or custom tool holders.

Registration forms and full details are at: www.partmaker.com/general/webinars.asp?webinarId=28

Published in Delcam

IPG Photonics Webcast Invitation
Jeff Hecht: Fiber Lasers - A State of the Art Report

Presented by: Laser Focus World
Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 3:00PM EDT / 2:00PM CDT/ 12:00PM PDT/ 8:00PM GMT (approx. 1 hr long)
Cost: FREE

Technology Overview
Fiber lasers have made impressive progress in recent years. Their design offers a combination of high power, low maintenance and reliability attractive for applications ranging from industrial materials working to laser weapons. Their ability to generate broad-band femtosecond pulses has earned fiber lasers a place in the laboratory and promises practical applications for femtosecond technology. In this webcast, contributing editor and author Jeff Hecht reviews the state-of-the-art in fiber lasers, describing their design, active materials, properties and the advantages of various designs.

Presenter:
Jeff Hecht, Contributing Editor, Laser Focus World

Fiber Lasers - A State of the Art Report sponsored by IPG Photonics

For more information or to register, visit: www.laserfocusworld.com/webcasts/2011/11/fiber-lasers.html

Published in IPG Photonics

High resolution and high accuracy are two different things. Bonnie Meyer, Stratasys senior applications engineer, will help you understand the difference during a webinar at 1 p.m. Central Time Wednesday, November 16.

Listen as Bonnie Meyer, Senior Applications Engineer at Stratasys, discusses 3D printing and some of the myths about parts made using additive manufacturing systems. Are high resolution parts always accurate? Not necessarily – join us and you’ll find out why. She’ll also show you how additive manufacturing systems have evolved and put to rest the myths about surface finish, tolerances and repeatability.

Presenter:

* Bonnie Meyer – Senior Applications Engineer, Stratasys, Inc.

What You Will Learn:

* Why accuracy is critical to 3D prototypes
* The difference between resolution and accuracy
* The difference between accuracy and repeatability
* What you should consider when evaluating additive manufacturing systems

Who Should Attend:

* Design Engineers
* Production Engineers
* Manufacturing Engineers
* Operations Managers
* Educators

Date:

* Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Time:

* Pacific - 11:00 a.m.
* Mountain - 12:00 p.m.
* Central - 1:00 p.m.
* Eastern - 2:00 p.m.

Duration:

* 30 minutes

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Accuracy-Myth-Webinar/Accuracy-Myth-Webinar-Details.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Modern desktop computers have more compute capabilities than ever before.  Most of these systems include both a central processing unit (CPU) and a graphics processing unit (GPU), each consisting of multiple computing cores providing tremendous processing power.  To date, harnessing the total processing power of a desktop workstation, fully utilizing both the CPU and GPU, has proven difficult for software developers.  CPUs and GPUs have few similarities in both design and programming models. OpenCL is the tool that bridges the gap for software developers and enables them to fully tap into the power of both processors with a single software programming interface.

This presentation will examine the details of CPUs and GPUs, explore their differences and similarities, and highlight the computing power they can provide. We will also take a look OpenCL, what it is, what it does, and how this new computing interface will change the way software developers create software and help end users fully realize the compute power contained within today’s modern desktop computers.

This webinar will cover:

• The details of CPUs and GPUs and explore their differences and similarities
• OpenCL, what it is, what it does, and how it will change the way software developers create software
• How OpenCL helps users fully realize the computing power within today's desktop computers

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/657360818

Published in Design World

When it comes to quality control of complex parts, the combination of 3D scanning and probing is a great alternative. If you add the benefits of optical CMM systems to it, you end up with the most complete and powerful inspection solution on the market.

In fact, the optical CMM will allow accurate measurement, scanning and probing, regardless of the environment conditions, the level of experience of the user and the quality of the set-up.

This live presentation will demonstrate the advantages of using Creaform's MetraSCAN and HandyPROBE in real life measurement environment, and show the complete inspection process (including the data analysis and reporting in PolyWorks Inspector from InnovMetric).

Key learning points:

-View the whole acquisition process including 3D laser scanning and feature probing
-Understand the benefits of optical CMM 3D scanning & probing
-Ask your questions to 3D scanning experts

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Americas - 2:00 PM ET
Europe - 8:00 PM CEST

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/258912217

Published in Creaform

DB Claim: Mechworks PDM integrated with SpaceClaim
Thursday, November 10th – 12:00 p.m. (EST)

Mechworks has earned its well-deserved reputation of providing no-nonsense, vertically-focused PDM systems. Now, eXpace italia and SpaceClaim Corporation are thrilled to announce DBClaim PDM, the integration of Mechworks PDM and SpaceClaim Engineer. This webinar will show you how to manage SpaceClaim data with DBClaim and integrate SpaceClaim into CAD processes, including use role and workflow management, revision control, BOM management, custom properties management, and multisite management. Tune in to see how it works!

Register for the webinar



Protecting IP and Creating Customer View Models with SpaceClaim
Thursday, November 10th – 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Your production CAD models are one of your department’s most valuable assets, precisely defining your company’s products. It’s the best way to communicate with your customers and suppliers, but sharing the wrong data can reveal proprietary IP or valuable trade secrets and the data they actually need is probably a small fraction of what is convenient to send. How can you communicate in 3D outside the firewall without putting critical engineering assets at risk? Engineers throughout the supply chain use SpaceClaim to turn heavy-duty CAD data into simple but precise customer view models using SpaceClaim’s production-proven set of model preparation tools.

This webinar will show you how SpaceClaim can: Open CAD data from almost every CAD system, without incorporating generating equations and other IP-revealing design intent; Identify and remove rounds, holes, and other small features that will be irrelevant to your customers; Extract outside-only versions of your products, hiding all proprietary information inside; Detect and remove leaks, clearances, and interferences to seal up your designs into water-tight volumes; and Detune sensitive geometry that contains valuable IP, such as splines and involutes, analysis-generated surfaces, and styling. SpaceClaim’s model preparation tools have already started to change how sales engineers and supplier management thinks about geometry. Register for this webinar to see the state-of-the-art for yourself.

Register for the webinar




Modern Machine Shop/MoldMaking Technology Sponsored Webinar: CAD Got You Down?
Tuesday, November 15th – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Imagine a CAD tool that can read parts from any CAD system, fixes dirty geometry, and won’t cost you a penny for training.
Okay, you can stop laughing now.
Actually, it does exist, and it’s called SpaceClaim. It’s a new CAD tool that’s becoming a lot of machine shops’ secret weapon. We’re doing a webinar on it that will quickly show: How to repair problematic geometry and create tool path-ready models; Creating fixtures in hours instead of days; Adjust rounds, drafts and wall thicknesses on parts, regardless of origin; Open, edit, and derive parts from any CAD data from any customer; and Quote faster and take more business. We hope you can find a few minutes to take a look. We’ll keep it snappy and won’t waste your time.

Register for the webinar



Simulation-Driven Concept Engineering with Comet & SpaceClaim
Thursday, November 17th – 1:00 p.m. (EST)

SpaceClaim provides CAE analysts the easiest and fastest tools possible to get complex design geometry ready for simulation. Whether de-featuring CAD geometry, creating new concepts from scratch, or re-purposing existing models, SpaceClaim removes the major simulation process bottleneck of dealing with CAD geometry, thus freeing analysts to focus on achieving the product's functional requirements. By putting simulation users in control of the "engineering geometry" starting at the conceptual design stage, re-using CAE best practices and automating standard design simulation activities; performance simulation results can finally truly drive critical new product development decisions. The Comet workspace combined with SpaceClaim enables engineering analysts, systems engineers and design engineers working across multiple physics domains to perform far more effectively- both as individuals and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary project team. Watch this webinar to learn how SpaceClaim's integration with Comet makes it the best choice for your model-driven engineering and simulation process automation needs.

Register for the webinar

Published in SpaceClaim

Rand Worldwide (OTCBB:RWWI), a global provider of technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division will be hosting the next BIG I.D.E.A.S. (Increase your Design & Efficiency Advantage) virtual conference on October 27, 2011. IMAGINiT's complimentary BIG I.D.E.A.S. virtual event series showcases manufacturing industry experts delivering sessions on trends and innovative design concepts to help manufacturers engineer successful products for today's competitive markets.

The sessions within the October 27th BIG I.D.E.A.S. event will provide insight on how manufacturers can improve their current design processes by identifying opportunities to automate and eliminate time wasting tasks and reduce overall design time.

Expert Insight

This event features a panel of mechanical design experts who will present on topics applicable to manufacturing engineers, design engineers, systems engineers and R&D product developers and will be beneficial to both executive and managerial level attendees.

BIG I.D.E.A.S. kicks off with a session that explores the range of Design Automation solutions available to design experts including guidance on how to decide which tools are best suited to the needs of your company. Other sessions will include case studies from real manufacturers, who have already implemented automation strategies, and will highlight the challenges they faced, the steps they took and the significant returns they have received as a result.

Experts from IMAGINiT Technologies and several manufacturing companies will host a number of technical presentations including:

* The Full Spectrum of Design Automation - Scott Hale, IMAGINIT Technologies
* Logimetric Modeling: Where it Fits and How You Can Take Advantage – Carl Smith, IMAGINIT Technologies
* Defeating Design Process Challenges – Joe Bartels, Enclos Corporation
* Autodesk Inventor Makes Chilled Beams iLogical – Daniel Harris, Dadanco
* The Path to Successful Automation Solutions – Tim Strandberg, IMAGINiT Technologies

“Our panel of experts will help you to identify opportunities for design improvement within your organization. In turn, we will explore the steps needed to turn those opportunities into automated processes that can dramatically shorten your design time and increase engineering consistency and documentation quality. If your manufacturing and engineering teams are searching for innovative ways to reduce design time and drive profitability and growth, this virtual conference is truly a must attend event.” said Scott Hale, Manager, Manufacturing Solutions Team, IMAGINiT Technologies.

This half day event will allow attendees to network in the virtual networking lounge as well as ask questions of the presenters in the virtual exhibit hall. Hewlett Packard is the proud sponsor of the BIG I.D.E.A.S. event and will be showcasing the latest HP Z workstations and Mobile Workstations which are the choice for manufacturing engineers requiring high performance and reliable workstations. This event is free for everyone in North America and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

For more information and to register, visit: www.imaginitbigideas.com

Published in IMAGINiT Technologies

Majenta Solutions Ltd., one of Europe’s leading providers of product development, manufacturing, product lifecycle information management software and IT infrastructure solutions, will offer a free Autodesk Moldflow webinar on the 27th of October and a free one-day workshop (Birmingham) on the 3rd of November.

Majenta is an Autodesk Gold Manufacturing partner, and has made significant investment in achieving Moldflow reseller accreditation. Recently commenting on this new accreditation, Dave Downes, Operations Director at Majenta said “Environmental design issues and value engineering are making effective plastic product design ever more important across our extensive customer base, and UK industry as a whole. We aim to deliver ‘best-in-class’ Moldflow plastic simulation solutions, backed with Majenta’s comprehensive service and support”.

As part of Majenta’s investment in Moldflow plastic design solutions, industry expert Neal Symms was appointed in August, as Simulation Consultant for Moldflow. Neal will be hosting the free to attend Moldflow webinar and workshop as a product introduction, aimed at design engineers, process engineers, tooling engineers, new users of Moldflow Plastic Adviser and any staff who need to understand how part & mould design can affect final part quality and cost, and are interested in designing parts, not only for function, but also for ease of manufacture, thus enabling parts of acceptable & consistent quality to be produced cost effectively. The workshop will consist of a technical overview followed by a hands-on test-drive experience, and attendees may bring their own CAD geometry (optional), to fully experience part design optimisation first hand.

Attendance is expected to be high for both events, so Majenta recommend that you register your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Moldflow Workshop agenda and registration page: www.majentasolutions.com/autodesk-moldflow-workshop/

Moldflow Webinar agenda and registration page: www.majentasolutions.com/autodesk-moldflow-webinar/

Published in Majenta Solutions

Offering a cost-effective and convenient way to train employees on timely industry topics, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® webinars deliver one hour of trusted education to the comfort of companies’ conference rooms. Focused on technical, practical and management issues facing the electronics industry, these sessions are based on award-winning technical papers from IPC APEX EXPO® 2011. IPC’s fall schedule of webinars in October, November and December 2011 include:

Electronics Failure Analysis: Common Mechanisms & Techniques
Cheryl Tulkoff, DfR Solutions
Thursday, October 20

Is Cleaning Critical to PoP Assemblies?
Umut Tosun, ZESTRON
Tuesday, November 8

LED Testing & Reliability
Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE
Wednesday, November 9

Practical Steps to Effective Defluxing
Barbara Kanegsberg, BFK Solutions LLC; Ed Kanegsberg, Ph.D., BFK Solutions LLC
Thursday, November 10

Component PWB Requirements Based on UL/IEC 60950-1 and IEC 62368-1
Crystal Vanderpan, Underwriters Laboratories; Thomas Burke, Underwriters Laboratories
Wednesday, November 16

Business Outlook for 2012
Walt Custer, Custer Consulting Group; Ed Henderson, Henderson Ventures; Sharon Starr, IPC
Tuesday, December 6

Techniques in the Rework of High Thermal Mass Boards
Bob Wetterman, BESTProto Inc.; Jim French, BEST Inc.
Tuesday, December 13

Counterfeit Detection Strategies: When to Do It/How to Do It
Cheryl Tulkoff, DfR Solutions
Thursday, December 15

Most webinars will run from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Central time. The registration fee for most webinars is $75 per login for IPC members and $100 per login for nonmembers. The Business Outlook webinar is $100 per login for IPC members and $150 per login for nonmembers and will run from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Central time.

An organization can stretch its staff development budget by training multiple employees in a conference room equipped with a speakerphone and projector. For more information and to register, visit: www.ipc.org/fall-webinars

Published in IPC

Cimatron Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ and TASE: CIMT), will be hosting a free webinar for CimatronE customers on how they can reduce NC programming time by more than 25%. The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 20, from 2pm-3pm EST.

CimatronE NC offers a wide range of powerful capabilities, including built-in CAD functionality, efficient roughing and high quality finishing for 2.5 to 5 Axis milling, and advanced simulation.

The webinar will feature an introduction by Ralph Picklo, Cimatron Technologies' VP Sales, and a live product demonstration by John Barnes, Application Engineer.

The speakers will address CimatronE NC capabilities and benefits, including:

* Quicker programming - showing how to reduce programming time by more than 25%
* More efficient machining - resulting in superior surface quality
* Enhanced toolpath creation - enabling faster product delivery
* Accurate simulation - guaranteeing error-free production
* CAD/CAM integration - offering smooth transition from design to the shop floor

The webinar is being held in association with Gardner Publications, publishers of Modern Machine Shop magazine.

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/578969832

A recording of the webinar will also be available for viewing from the Cimatron website following the event.

Published in Cimatron

Working with scan data in traditional feature-based modelers is a bear, and the high-end reverse engineering tools are overkill for many jobs. This webinar will show how SpaceClaim Engineer’s fast and simple 3D direct modeling technology helps turn scans to solids.

We will show how to:

-Read scan data into the context of existing assemblies
-Set up reference planes based on scanned geometry
-Auto-fit and sketch curves to cross sections
-Use SpaceClaim’s Pull tool to snap solids to scanned geometry
-Tweak dumb solids created by other solid and surface software into reference designs

SpaceClaim is becoming a must-have tool for many reverse engineering and rapid prototyping workflows. The thirty minutes you spend watching this webinar could save you hours of geometry headaches down the road.

Join us for this must-see webinar!
Wednesday, October 26th
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/176271346

Published in SpaceClaim

This event will provide a comprehensive review of the broad spectrum of options available when implementing successful Design Automation Solutions.

Hear from our panel of experts who will help you to identify opportunities for improvement within your organization and show how you can leverage Design Automation to improve your current design processes. If your manufacturing and engineering teams are searching for innovative ways to reduce design time and drive profitability and growth, this virtual conference is truly a must attend event.

BIG I.D.E.A.S. Virtual Event

Defining Design Automation Solutions

Thursday, October 27
11:00am - 3:00pm Eastern

Sessions:

•    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Full Spectrum of Design Automation
Scott Hale, MSD Solutions Engineering Manager, IMAGINiT Technologies

•    11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Logimetric Modeling: Where it fits and how you can take advantage
Carl Smith, Professional Services Manager, IMAGINiT Technologies

•    12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Defeating Design Process Challenges
Joe Bartels, Technical Project Manager, Enclos Corporation

•    1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Inventor Makes Chilled Beams iLogical
Daniel Harris, Vice President – Engineering, Dadanco

•    2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
The Path to Successful Automation Solutions
Sean Tolodziecki, Business Development Manager, SDS team, IMAGINiT Technologies

The BIG I.D.E.A.S. Virtual Conference is complimentary and allows attendees to login from anywhere, chat with live booth staff from IMAGINiT and HP and network with your peers in the virtual lounge at your convenience.

There is no fee to register for this event. For more information, visit: www.imaginit.com/lp/big_ideas/index.html

Published in IMAGINiT Technologies

You know you can save your company money by purchasing a rapid prototyping system. But do you know the best way to justify this capital expense? To convince finance people and upper management, you need to make your case in a way that they will understand. Attend this webinar and learn how to make a solid business case for purchasing a prototyping machine.

Presenter:

Todd Grimm – T. A. Grimm & Associates

Todd Grimm is an Additive Manufacturing industry analyst and consultant with 20 years of experience in the world of design and manufacturing.

What You Will Learn:

* How to justify the cost of an additive manufacturing system for prototyping
* Building a solid business case for your purchase
* How to write a proposal that gets read and approved
* The benefits from finance person's point of view

Who Should Attend:

* Plant managers and directors
* Engineering managers and directors
* Product designers
* Engineers

Date:

* Thursday, October 20, 2011

Time:

* Pacific - 11:00 a.m.
* Mountain - 12:00 p.m.
* Central - 1:00 p.m.
* Eastern - 2:00 p.m.

Duration:

* 45 minutes

For more information or to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Cost-Justification-Webinar/Cost-Justification-Webinar-Details.aspx

Published in Stratasys

element14 and Elektor magazine have launched a series of monthly online webcasts as part of their bespoke training services offered to the electronic design engineering community. The first session will be a free webcast entitled ‘Platino, an ultra-versitile platform for AVR microcontroller circuits’ on Oct 13, 2011, from 16:00 CET.

During the hour-long webcast, Clemens Valens, Editor-in-Chief of the French edition of Elektor will discuss how several microcontroller applications share a common architecture: an LCD, a few push buttons and some interface circuitry to talk to the real world and how Platino offers a flexible through-hole design for such systems based on the popular AVR microcontrollers from Atmel.

The webcast will comprise of a 30-minute online presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. The session will also be archived after the event and can be accessed by visiting: www.element-14.com/community/groups/technology-training-webinars. This webcast will also discuss how Platino supports all 28 and 40 pin AVR devices, several types of LCD and has a flexible pushbutton and/or rotary encoder configuration. Add-on cards in the form of Arduino type shields or custom boards are fully supported. Platino is compatible with the Arduino IDE and with many other popular development systems.

All attendees of this webinar will be provided with a discount of 10% off online orders placed with Farnell and Newark-element14 valid for 7 days after the event (14 October - 20 October 2011).

For more information or to register, visit: www.element14.com/community/events/3071

Published in element14

Due to its ability to edit JT and reuse CAD geometry, SpaceClaim is changing the way the automotive industry thinks about CAD. Often described as a digital mockup viewer on steroids, SpaceClaim delivers the simplicity and ease-of-use of a digital mockup viewer, but can also open, edit, and repair data from all popular CAD systems. Concept engineers, physical architects, CAE analysts, NVH specialists, and sales and purchasing engineers turn to SpaceClaim regularly to eliminate waste from their CAD cycles and get the job done faster than traditional CAD allows. OEMs are using SpaceClaim to CAD-enable engineers, and suppliers are lowering costs and closing business faster by communicating with customers in 3D.

Join us for this must-see webinar!
Wednesday, October 5th
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

We’ll show you how easy it is to:

Modify any models from any common CAD package and convey changes to vendors, customers, or colleagues

Simulate different design scenarios by quickly preparing a model for analysis and optimizing it using new, custom parameters

Repair any broken model for data re-use or manufacturing

Run through iterations faster and decrease design time and increase time to market

Watch this webinar to learn how SpaceClaim gets the job done. Whether you’re cutting parts or creating new concepts, we’ll show you how SpaceClaim contributes to the bottom line.

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/407231290

Published in SpaceClaim

MecSoft Corporation, a global leader in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, and Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks will be conducting a free webinar showing best practices of using CAM with SolidWorks.

Scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 11:00 – 12:00 PM EDT, the webinar will show how VisualMILL for SolidWorks, a fully integrated CAM solution inside SolidWorks, can help users reduce product manufacturing costs, shorten lead times, and increase throughput and yield. In addition, it will show the integrated benefits of model associativity in CAM programming, working with native files versus importing non-native formatted files, and how the familiar SolidWorks interface makes CAM programming more intuitive.

Presenters will be: Craig Therrien - Product Manager, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp, Uday Honnalagere – Product Support Manager and Jerry Hiller - Director of International Sales, MecSoft Corp. In addition, Mark McKim of McKim Design & Fabrication in Houston, Texas will be presenting a real world example of how he uses SolidWorks and VisualMILL in his job shop business.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/663628544

Published in MecSoft Corporation

Presenters:

* Robert Stark – Columbia University
* Justin Hopkins – Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

Time:
Pacific - 1:00 p.m.
Mountain - 2:00 p.m.
Central - 3:00 p.m.
Eastern - 4:00 p.m.

Listen as prototyping lab managers from Columbia University and Savannah College of Art & Design reveal how they use Fortus 3D Production Systems to inspire students to create innovative products and designs. Because additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) allows their students to design and collaborate in whole new way, students learn critical career skills. If you’re in charge of finding new ways to engage students in design, engineering and architecture, this Webinar is for you. We’ll show you how these universities have implemented 3D printing into their curriculum to better-prepare their students for real-world job challenges.

What You Will Learn

* How to inspire students to design innovative products
* How to increase enrollment in design and engineering courses
* The effect on students when you use 3D printing for interactive learning
* How educators have incorporated 3D printing into their curriculums
* How to use 3D printing in student competitions

Who Should Attend?

* Design, Engineering and Architecture Educators
* Prototyping Lab Managers
* Engineering Lab Managers
* University Administration
* Education Associations

Learn how to integrate 3D printing into your curriculum and watch student enrollment and engagement soar. For more information and to register, visit: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Webinars/Building-Big-Ideas-Education-Webinar/Building-Big-Ideas-Education-Webinar-Details.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Join us for this must-see webinar!

Wednesday, September 28th
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. (EDT)

All SpaceClaim customers who want to improve the way their teams manage and collaborate on design, should attend this Webinar to see how to control your SpaceClaim drawings and documents via revision management. YaPdm from Maxiom Partners provides a proven PDM solution that matches SpaceClaim’s market-leading ease of use, deployment and return on investment, with a flexible and customizable tool that can change with your company and it's processes.

Register for this webinar to hear from Anders Hising, Managing Director of Maxiom PLM, Scandanvia’s leading PLM provider and see a demonstration of SpaceClaim and YaPdm in action. If your company needs to create documents from your approved templates, track what’s happened with geometry/assembly changes, and provide a secure approval processes, join us for an introduction to this efficient and cost-effective solution for change management.

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/258051218

Published in SpaceClaim

PlasticsToday and Injection Molding, the plastics industry's source for business-critical information and plastics processing technology insights, announced the first ever virtual conference for the plastics industry: Continuous Improvement in Injection Molding is live today. This online event has specific conference sessions that cover the path of continuous improvement for injection molders and plastics processing professionals. 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.

The virtual event takes place today, September 8, 2011, from 10am-4pm ET. Registration is free to attendees and is now available here.

During the live event today, attendees can interact and network directly with industry experts and peers, download valuable free information, and view webcast presentations directly from their desktop.

A keynote presentation by Dr. Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and an expert on energy policy, market, and technology thought-leader, will kick-off the virtual event.  Dr. Elliott will discuss, "The Outlook for Manufacturing: Optimism with a Dose of Caution."

A variety of engaging presentations, panel discussions, and chat sessions round out the conference sessions for today including:

Session 1: Energy Efficiency: Measure, Control, Conserve, Dr. Michael Muller, Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Systems, will discuss his research team's energy audits that helped multiple injection molding facilities make dramatic cuts in their energy usage.

Chat Session 1: Saving Energy in Your Molding Facility, Lowell Allen, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, at The Rodon Group, a high-volume, small part injection molding specialist, will share his insights into the steps his company has taken to cut its energy use and become an overall more sustainable molder.

Session 2: Building Better Molds, In a panel led by PlasticsToday's in-house moldmaking expert, Clare Goldsberry, Greg Roembke, Roembke Engineering, and Bob Lammon, Phoenix Proto, offer the latest advances in LSR and aluminum tooling.

Session 3: Cleanroom Injection Molding, Dale Behm, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Flambeau, Inc., and Tom Albano and Scott Mackler of Cleanroom Consulting LLC will walk through the do's and dont's of cleanroom installation. Multiple growth markets in molding require cleanrooms, learn what it takes to set one up at your plant.

Chat Session 2: Finding the Right Low-Cost Moldmaker, Bill Tobin, Injection Molding Consultant and Founder of WJT Associates, will be paired with representatives of two leading outsourcing firms; Frank Pellegrino, VP of Smart Souring, and Nick Lintner, Sourcing Associate with Force Beyond; for an interactive chat on best practices in tool sourcing, whether it's from domestic or international suppliers.

Live Q&A will follow each session. Attend the event now, click here.

The virtual Sponsor Spaces will be staffed by suppliers, consultants, and others able to offer energy-saving equipment and services to the injection molding industry. These spaces will be equipped with white papers, videos, brochures, among other resources, and live-chat capabilities for conversations between attendees and suppliers.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter to win an iPad2.

Signature Sponsors for the virtual event include: ENGEL, Milacron LLC, and TMC of America, Inc, and Wittmann Battenfield.

Published in Plastics Today

Thomas Industrial Network® will host two, free, 30-minute webinars for custom manufacturers and service providers, sharing best practices for using the Internet to attract more qualified prospects and grow their businesses.

The online events will be held at 10:30am EST September 8, 2011 and 2:00pm EST September 13, 2011.

During the webinars, Industrial Engineer Shana Stein from Thomas Industrial Network will demonstrate how custom manufacturers can take advantage of the Internet to address their unique needs, so that more qualified buyers and engineers can find their products and services. Among the examples is Industrial Grinding, Inc., a Dayton-based custom machine shop specializing in precision grinding and metalizing. The business survived the contraction of the automotive market, but struggled to build a customer base outside of its traditional 100-mile radius.

Industrial Grinding is an early adopter of Thomas Industrial Network’s new offering, Custom SPEC, specifically created for custom manufacturers. With it, they rebuilt Industrial Grinding’s website from the buyer’s point of view. It anticipates every detail an engineer would need in order to pre-qualify Industrial Grinding as a vendor, and ultimately place a Request For Quote (RFQ). The centerpiece of the new website is a portfolio of prior experience, clearly conveying the shop’s range of capabilities with the same vocabulary and keywords any prospect in search of custom grinding services would. This helps Industrial Grinding’s website to move up to the top of search engine results for specific terms like “vertical grinding turbines.”

A second important piece of the Internet strategy is to bring new prospects to Industrial Grinding, by replicating the new website on ThomasNet.com, the Internet’s leading sourcing and supplier discovery and selection platform. Reaching millions of visitors per month, Industrial Grinding’s presence there is amplified through quick links in all the categories where management wants to conduct business, helping to increase its exposure and enter new markets.

This new Internet strategy has brought so many qualified visitors to Industrial Grinding’s website that the company now fields about a dozen qualified RFQ’s and more than 20 phone calls each week from across North America - a record number of inquiries for the company. As a result, Industrial Grinding is increasing production capacity and staff.

Ms. Stein will also share the experiences of other custom shops, including Perfection Spring and Stamping and Keats Manufacturing, both of Greater-Chicago. These companies also grew their businesses and project future growth since implementing a new Internet strategy.

To learn more from your peers on how to grow your custom business, click here to register for the webinar.

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) will host a webinar to discuss its Architecture, Engineering and Construction business segment. Jay Bhatt, senior vice president, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry Group at Autodesk will conduct a brief slide presentation followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN:             Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time/11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Autodesk will host a live webcast call at www.autodesk.com/investors. Audio for the webcast will be available at 866-713-8565 (toll-free) or 617-597-5324. Passcode for the live call is 47408139. A replay of the event will be available after 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Published in Autodesk

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

CAE analysts often face the burden of poor quality and over-detailed geometric models in preparing finite element meshing for analysis. However, end users of SpaceClaim Engineer testify that the application is making a valued impact to alleviate these barriers. To surmount those problems, a solution must be able to import an extensive range of CAD model formats found in the industry and also support an intuitive user interface that is easy to learn for non-CAD experts. Register for this webinar to hear from Ken Versprille, analyst with CIMdata, the global leader in PLM consulting and SpaceClaim customers McCormick-Stevenson and Ramboll A/S to learn how SpaceClaim helps them clean up CAD models in new ways not previously available, saving a lot of product development time in the process.

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/504486138

Published in SpaceClaim

SpaceClaim's sheet metal capabilities enable machinists to focus on getting parts ready for production. Import data from virtually any CAD system from your customer and turn it into a flat pattern using SpaceClaim's powerful sheet metal environment. SpaceClaim will allow you to: rapidly convert your existing data into unfoldable, solid 3D designs; optimize flat pattern geometry; adjust thickness and material properties at any time; and use our cutting edge double wall and hinge features. Register for this webinar to learn how SpaceClaim's sheet metal capabilities will help you get parts out the door faster and reduce costs by replacing solid parts with sheet metal designs.

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

For more information or to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/240441322

Published in SpaceClaim

Join us for this must-see webinar!

Wednesday, August 24th
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

SpaceClaim Engineer 2011+, our eighth release, introduces exciting new features and capabilities continuing to help all engineers solve geometry problems and answer basic questions in 3D. New enhancements include advanced concept modeling and model preparation tools as well as robust manufacturing-focused capabilities. Register now to learn about the newest release of SpaceClaim Engineer, the world's leading 3D direct modeling software.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/998142754

Published in SpaceClaim

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, today announced that the company will collaborate with Gardner Publications’ Modern Machine Shop to present a free webinar about using and programming multi-task machines, at 2:00 P.M Eastern (1:00 P.M. Central, 11:00 A.M. Pacific) on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

“Andy Heffner, Gibbs application and MTM specialist, will deliver the one-hour presentation, which includes a question-answer session at the end. Mr. Heffner worked as a machinist in Germany, attaining the level of master machinist, before coming to the United States to work as an applications engineer for German machine tool builders Traub and DMG for nine years. He then worked as an independent MTM programming consultant for two years and, in 2001, upon discovering that Gibbs was the only company developing NC programming software for MTMs, Mr. Heffner joined the company. Today, as a GibbsCAM application engineer and MTM specialist, he assists customers in the implementation of MTM software and machines.

“The multiple configurations of standard and Swiss-type multi-task machines present many challenges to both new and experienced CNC programmers and machinists, who often wonder about the complexity of multiple turrets and spindles, and the best ways of optimizing NC programs,” explains Mr. Heffner. “With this webinar, we hope to answer many questions that MTM users and programmers ask frequently. I will discuss the benefits and challenges of using the machines, selecting parts for different machine configurations, working with multiple turrets and flows, and the use of NC programming automation to help prevent gouging and interference, while optimizing toolpath.”

Mr. Heffner will use GibbsCAM MTM and its many standard functions and MTM-specific features, plus GibbsCAM Machine Simulation to enhance explanations graphically and to demonstrate part programming, machines, machine configurations, multi-flow synchronization, toolpath verification, gouge detection and collision detection and avoidance.

GibbsCAM MTM fully supports multiple flows and all of the functions of both standard and Swiss style multi-task machines, including sub-spindles, live tooling, multiple turrets doing simultaneous machining, Y-axis on all turrets, thread whirling, B-axis turning, B-axis milling with Y offset, full 4- and 5-axis simultaneous machining, and synchronization to optimize turret utilization and cycle times.

Additionally, Gibbs creates unique post processors for each machine-control combination, based upon machine parameters and customer preference, to ensure that post processors are optimized for each customer’s requirements. Gibbs has delivered nearly 1,000 unique post processors for both standard and Swiss style MTM machines, including the most complex machines from Citizen, Doosan, Gildemeister, Index, Mazak, Mori Seiki, Star CNC, Tornos and Traub.

For more information or to register, visit: https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/460146617

Published in Gibbs and Associates

Struggling with long lead times for manufacturing tools? We'll show you how to use proven additive manufacturing technology to produce lightweight, durable thermoplastic jigs and fixtures.

Join us for a webinar designed exclusively for manufacturing and production engineers, machine shop supervisors, machinists and assembly supervisors.

You'll learn how to:

-use thermoplastic fixtures in place of metal fixtures
-prevent downtime on your manufacturing floor
-decrease assembly worker fatigue
-create workholding tools faster and easier than with machining

Presenter:

Noah Zehringer – Applications Engineer, Stratasys, Inc.

Time:
Pacific - 11:00 a.m.
Mountain - 12:00 p.m.
Central - 1:00 p.m.
Eastern - 2:00 p.m.

If you’re in charge of finding new ways to streamline manufacturing, this webinar is for you. We’ll show you how to use additive manufacturing’s Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology to create lightweight, inexpensive jigs, fixtures, guides, gauges, patterns and more. Tight deadlines. Changing schedules. Revised production plans. No worries. We’ll show you how to put new manufacturing tools in action in just a day.

Who Should Attend?

* Production Engineers
* Manufacturing Engineers
* Operations Managers
* Machine Shop Supervisors
* Machinists
* Assembly Supervisors

Make additive manufacturing your competitive advantage by learning how it can streamline your production facility. Register Today

About Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Additive manufacturing technologies are also commonly known as "Rapid Prototyping" or "3D Printing" as well as other names. And, although they are widely used by design engineers for concept modeling and prototyping, that's not all. Manufacturing engineers are now employing these technologies for various applications such as jigs, fixtures, check gauges, and even as a bridge-to-tooling and low-volume end-use parts.

For more information, visit: www.stratasys.com/Solutions/Applications.aspx

Published in Stratasys

Join us for this must-see webinar!

Wednesday, August 10th
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

SpaceClaim adds value to existing CAD infrastructure by enabling all engineers to leverage existing data and contribute to product definition in 3D. SpaceClaim imports Catia and JT files which make communicating to suppliers and vendors a breeze, especially in the automotive market. Simply put: SpaceClaim is a single environment that any engineer can use to load some parts, get results, and communicate decisions.

SpaceClaim will allow you to:

-Edit foreign data just as easily as if it were created in SpaceClaim itself
-Produce precise, accurate 3D data and 2D drawings to specify detailed design in CAD, creating most effective handoff to CAD possible
-Communicate in 3D and 2D, eliminating much of the waste and rework associated with monolithic CAD processes

Watch this webinar to learn how SpaceClaim will solve your interoperability problems, allowing you to work with foreign data simply and easily.

To register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/213155498

Published in SpaceClaim

Delcam reseller Trimech Manufacturing is to hold two webinars on feature-based machining during August.  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 integrated CAM system for SolidWorks.  By watching both webinars, companies will be able to compare the stand-alone and integrated approaches to CAM programming.

FeatureCAM was the world’s first feature-based programming system when it was launched in 1995.  Constant improvement since then has ensured that the program has retained its leadership in programming speed and ease of use.  The rate of development has accelerated since FeatureCAM was added to the Delcam range in 2005, in particular through the incorporation of strategies for high-speed and five-axis machining from Delcam’s flagship PowerMILL CAM system.

The FeatureCAM family now offers a comprehensive range of programs for milling, turning, wire EDM and mill-turn, all with the same easy-to-use interface style to minimise training times.  The software incorporates a unique combination of feature-based and knowledge-based functionality that makes programming faster and easier than any other CAM system.

Delcam for SolidWorks combines the benefits associated with PowerMILL and FeatureCAM.  The software offers PowerMILL’s exceptional speed of toolpath calculation, plus the advanced strategies for high-speed and five-axis machining, to ensure increased productivity, maximum tool life and immaculate surface finish.  At the same time, Delcam for SolidWorks has the same strong focus on ease of use as FeatureCAM, including all of the knowledge-based automation that makes that system so consistent and reliable.

Delcam for SolidWorks is fully integrated into the SolidWorks environment so that the program looks and behaves like SolidWorks.  It offers full associativity so that any changes in the CAD model are reflected automatically in the toolpaths.  However, this associativity is more intelligent than that offered in many other integrated CAM systems.  Delcam for SolidWorks does not simply modify the existing toolpaths but also reviews the choice of cutting tools and machining strategies, and changes them if necessary.

Both FeatureCAM and Delcam for SolidWorks incorporate Delcam’s industry-leading machining algorithms.  These are continuously developed by Delcam’s development team, the largest in the CAM industry, and are used by around 40,000 organisations worldwide.

TriMech was created twelve years ago to provide complete mechanical engineering software solutions for the Mid-Atlantic region.  Covering a territory that spans the East Coast from Pittsburgh to Atlanta, the company has provided solutions for over 1300 customers and in excess of 4000 users to date.

Further details and registration information can be found at: www.trimechmanufacturing.com/webinars

Published in Delcam

The June 22, 2011 Mouser Electronics, Inc., "Newest Products & Advanced Technologies" online event hosted by GlobalSpec drew more than 1,600 participants. Mouser – a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components – designed the event to educate attendees on the latest news, research and developments within the electronic component industry. 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.

"Newest Products & Advanced Technologies" offered design engineers targeted opportunities to discover new products, technologies and applications from leading manufacturers while gaining valuable knowledge on developments relevant to their industry and profession. At this event, attendees discovered the latest in consumer technology and solid-state lighting and learned the newest developments regarding medical, smart grid and energy technology through educational forums and an exhibit hall featuring leading manufacturers and suppliers.

"Mouser partnered with some of the best suppliers in the industry to bring engineers what's next," said Kevin Hess, vice president of technical marketing for Mouser Electronics. "The exceptional program content and networking connections gave attendees the unique opportunity to learn and share successful approaches to innovation challenges with the newest products and advanced technologies.

"Together, GlobalSpec and Mouser Electronics created a must-attend event," said Chris Chariton, senior vice president of product management & supplier marketing for GlobalSpec. "Our demonstrated expertise in online event management, combined with our ability to deliver the right audience of design engineers and related professionals interested in electronic components, ensured that the event offered attendees an exceptional learning experience."

For more information, or to access the on-demand Mouser event, visit: http://www.globalspec.com/events/eventdetails?eventId=118

Published in GlobalSpec

Laser micromachining company, Potomac Photonics, will present a webinar in the highly popular MEMS Industry Group [MIG] Education series. Scheduled for Thursday August 25 at 11:30 a.m. EDT, the interactive presentation, “New Prototyping Technologies Reduce Time to Market”, will explain how new prototyping technologies can assist in commercialization of miniaturized products for a large number of high technology market segments.

Potomac Co-founder, Sarah Boisvert, will highlight two new technologies and reveal how they are being applied to prototyping. The first case study will outline the operation of SensiDock™, based upon National Science Foundation-funded R&D at Potomac. This Small Business Innovative Research project combines laser micromachining and other microfabrication techniques to quickly create packaging platforms for MEMS, sensors, microelectronics, and other miniaturized devices.

The second case study will discuss work done in the Texas MicroFactory at the Automation and Robotics Research Institute at the University of Texas/Arlington. The Texas MicroFactory was recently featured on CNBC for its innovation in micro-manufacturing. Two additional case studies will discuss the role of simulation in accelerating time to market.

To register for this free webinar, visit: www3.gotomeeting.com/register/266994310

Published in Potomac Photonics

PlasticsToday.com, a UBM Canon leading brand, has announced its first ever virtual conference for the plastics industry: Continuous Improvement in Injection Molding. This online event will have specific content covering the path of continuous improvement for injection molders and plastics processing professionals. 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.

The virtual event will take place on September 8, 2011, from 10am-4pm EDT.

"We are excited to announce the first PlasticsToday virtual event as part of the PlasticsToday.com digital product portfolio," said Jason Brown, PlasticsToday Business Leader and Vice President of Digital Media for UBM Canon Publishing. "Plastics professionals worldwide will have the ability to gain insight into industry trends and best practices through this innovative online event."

Attendees at the event can interact directly with industry experts and peers, download valuable information, and view presentations directly from their desktop. Attendees will benefit from a variety of engaging presentations, panel discussions, and chat sessions.  

"By utilizing the virtual event platform, we are able to provide our audience with a way to easily gain injection molding technology insights, and gather information and resources they can use in their daily jobs," said Editorial Director Matt Defosse. "We have created a content-driven conference and exhibit hall that allows attendees to interact directly with speakers and suppliers and get answers to their most pertinent questions, all from the comfort of their home or office."

Conference session topics include a keynote address by a leading industry expert who will offer clear-cut cost/benefit analysis to help a molder decide which steps would carry the biggest payback for his operation. The keynote will be followed by speaking sessions and panels that include discussions around: Energy Efficiency, Building Better Molds, and Cleanroom Injection Molding. Live Q&A will follow each session.

The virtual Sponsor Spaces will be staffed by suppliers, consultants, and others able to offer energy-saving equipment and services to the injection molding industry. These spaces will be equipped with white papers, videos, brochures, among other resources, and live-chat capabilities for conversations between attendees and suppliers.

Signature Sponsors for the virtual event include: ENGEL, Milacron LLC, and TMC of America, Inc, and Wittmann Worldwide.

The Continuous Improvement in Injection Molding virtual event has several tiered sponsorship opportunities available that include speaking and exhibiting opportunities. Event sponsors benefit from interacting with a targeted, interested audience, high-quality lead generation, and audience-engagement data. Sponsor branding will be included in all attendee promotions that will run across PlasticsToday online and e-newsletter branded products as well as on any promotions to UBM Canon's master data file of over 90,000 plastics professionals worldwide. Contact Sales Director John Guadagno at 203.601.3741 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for sponsor information.

To register for the free event, visit: https://presentations.inxpo.com/Shows/UBM/UBMCanon/PlasticsToday/Microsite/registration.htm

Published in Plastics Today

Join us for this must-see webinar!
Wednesday, July 27th
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

SpaceClaim provides CAE analysts the easiest and fastest tools possible to get geometry ready for simulation. By putting simulation users in control of geometry, CAE can drive product development by optimizing models before CAD and validating results post-CAD. SpaceClaim removes the geometry bottleneck, thus freeing analysts to focus on the physics. LiveLink™ for SpaceClaim, provided by COMSOL, brings you the fusion of direct modeling with multiphysics simulation in a tightly integrated environment, enabling optimal designs and collaboration across CAD and CAE teams.

LiveLink™ for SpaceClaim will allow you to:

-Easily de-feature imported CAD geometry
-Simply create new concepts from scratch using our straighforward and intuitive user interface
-Optimize existing models before CAD & validate results post-CAD

Watch this webinar to learn how SpaceClaim’s seamless integration with COMSOL makes it the best choice for your modeling and simulation needs.

To register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/406326098

Published in SpaceClaim

SpaceClaim enables engineers to easily visualize, communicate, and evaluate designs in 3D in order to achieve new levels of product innovation. The SpaceClaim user interface allows both non-CAD experts and seasoned CAD professionals to refine and optimize concepts before locking down the design in a traditional CAD package. SpaceClaim allows you to produce models quickly and easily in a fraction of the time of traditional CAD because it doesn’t require the constraints and complications of feature-based modeling. Watch this webinar to learn how to create new concept models quickly and easily that you can share with your customers, R&D engineers, CAE analysts, manufacturing, and the CAD team using SpaceClaim’s simple user interface, and, as a result, improve your time-to-market by 30% or more.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

To register visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/349875274

Published in SpaceClaim

64-bit computers are able to use larger amounts of memory so the new ArtCAM release will enable users to work with much larger and more complex designs.  The new release will make all calculations faster, with the most significant benefits being seen by customers that need to produce large 3D signs or that want to engrave items containing very high levels of detail.

The new release also includes a number of new options to enable higher quality results to be obtained.  In particular, the quality of text that can be produced has been improved with the addition of a "contour blend” tool that gives centreline-ridged or smooth-domed shapes ideal for engraved-style text.  The improved quality is most apparent at any intersections within letters.  The same tool will also help with texture effects that intersect or overlap, and for producing complex borders on items like picture frames.

Another significant improvement is in the quality of vectors generated directly from bitmaps imported from 2D drawing packages such as Corel Draw, or scanned from artwork or photographs.  With earlier versions of ArtCAM, it could take some time to clean up the vectors but the new release gives much better results that require minimal editing.

Once vectors have been created, it has been made much easier to edit them into exactly the shape that is required.  The node editing tools have been enhanced with the ability to move points and automatically produce smooth curves around the shape or to maintain any sharp angles.  In addition, mid-points can be displayed automatically on any curve to simplify the creation of more complex geometry.

One of ArtCAM’s most important benefits has always been the ability to create a library of reliefs for use in different designs.  This process has been made easier with the introduction of the "cookie cutter” option.  This allows the user to define a relief with its vector boundaries, and then cut and paste it between models or into the clip-art library for future use.

The range of standard clip-art supplied with ArtCAM has been extended with an extra 130 reliefs, including architectural, floral, frame and texture examples.  For ArtCAM JewelSmith users, an additional 150 components have been added to the component library, with automatic positioning of the collets relative to the shank as they are imported.

Delcam will launch the first 64-bit version of its ArtCAM software for artistic applications such as engraving, woodworking and signmaking with a series of webinars on 26th and 28th July and 4th August.

Full details on the event times and registration process are available at: www.artcam.com/events/events.html

Published in Delcam

From Point Clouds to CAD models with PC-DMIS Reshaper

Hexagon Metrology, Inc. is pleased to announce a free live webinar on reverse engineering techniques using PC-DMIS Reshaper software on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am central daylight time.  PC-DMIS Reshaper is a standalone software product specializing in point cloud collection, processing and meshing tasks.  The software quickly coverts 3D data into usable formats for CAD design, rapid prototyping and other forms of 3D manipulation. Anyone interested in learning about the reverse engineering process is invited to the informative session.

The webinar signup page contains the complete details and system requirements: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/193913680

Ute Burton, a senior application engineer for ROMER portable arm products, will present the session using live screen capture so viewers can follow along with each phase of the process.  During the 30 minute webinar, the main steps of reverse engineering will be covered: data collection, point cloud cleanup and editing, creation of polygonal mesh models, editing of mesh models, and finally, section cuts that can be exported into other 3D design software.

A live question and answer session will follow the presentation.  Archived versions of the webinar are posted within two weeks of the live event at: www.PC-DMIS.com

Published in Hexagon Metrology
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