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Photos of the Day: Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 15, 2014 11:46 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, | News | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than ...

Airbus Helicopters Enhances Hydraulic Design Simulation

September 15, 2014 10:39 am | by Siemens | Articles | Comments

In 1993, NHIndustries, mainly owned by the Eurocopter group (now Airbus Helicopters), started to...

PLS’ Universal Debug Engine Supports Freescale’s Qorivva Automotive SoCs

September 15, 2014 10:35 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

In parallel to Freescale’s presentation of its latest Qorivva derivates, PLS Programmierbare...

PanelPilotACE Slashes Development Time for Advanced Displays

September 15, 2014 10:27 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lascar Electronics has launched PanelPilotACE, a new hardware and software display platform that...

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Additive Manufacturing Expert EOS Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

September 12, 2014 1:53 pm | by EOS | Eos Systems | News | Comments

The first additive manufacturing OEM invited to join the Virginia-based Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing is EOS, the technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-Manufacturing solutions in ...    

TI’s Wireless Haptic Development Kit

September 11, 2014 5:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a wireless haptic development kit, providing system designers with a way to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic effects ...

The 'Era of Connection' Is Coming & Design Will Never Be the Same

September 11, 2014 10:23 am | by Phil Bernstein, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

The word “revolution” is especially apt today. Now, more than ever, the world is changing. How people design and make things is not just evolving, but being completely disrupted again. We’re on the cusp of a new (and very real) revolution ...


Solidworks 2015 Focuses on Design, Not Modeling

September 9, 2014 4:11 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Solidworks, a 3D software development company founded in 1993 by Jon Hirschtick and bought by Dassault Systèmes in 1997, announced its 2015 portfolio of 3D design software applications yesterday. Solidworks currently has more than ...  

The World's Largest Board Game

September 9, 2014 2:32 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

As a kid, Mark Perez played the board game Mousetrap until he lost all the parts. He would then buy a new one, and start over. Now, he has reproduced his favorite childhood game at an extreme scale with the world’s largest Mousetrap ...

Photos of the Day: Photogrammetry Creates Detailed 3D Models

September 9, 2014 10:13 am | by Captured Dimensions | News | Comments

Captured Dimensions uses around 80 high definition cameras that give extreme detail in a quick round of photos. From there, a team of expert designers take the models and perfect the small details that may be too small to be printed ...

Why Hardware Companies Are Secretly Excellent Startup Opportunities

September 9, 2014 9:31 am | by Alex Frommeyer, Founder/CEO Beam Technologies, Founder/CEO Uproar Labs | Blogs | Comments

Traditional hardware products are static, meaning that if the company finds out the customer wants a new feature, a different color, an additional part, etc., then a whole new SKU of that product would need to be developed. Not only is this ...

Bringing Gesture-Control Tech from Hollywood to Conference Rooms

September 5, 2014 12:59 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When you imagine the future of gesture-control interfaces, you might think of the popular science-fiction films “Minority Report” or “Iron Man.” In those films, the protagonists use their hands or wireless gloves to seamlessly scroll through ...


Automotive Ready Wireless Charging & NFC Reference Design

September 5, 2014 11:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Melexis Usa, Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

The WCT-5WTXAUTO reference design developed jointly by Melexis and Freescale brings together an automotive grade NFC (Near Field Communication) transceiver and wireless charging technology. The design is built around ...

3D Printing Filaments Made Functional With Eastman Amphora 3D Polymer

September 4, 2014 3:38 pm | by Eastman Chemical Company | News | Comments

The new low-odor, styrene-free polymer is uniquely suited for the 3D market with benefits in air quality, dimensional stability and regulatory compliance ...               

3D Systems Acquires LayerWise

September 4, 2014 3:22 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems announced that it has acquired Belgium-based LayerWise, a provider of  advanced direct metal 3D printing and manufacturing services. LayerWise delivers quick-turn, 3D-printed metal parts, manufactured on its own proprietary line ...

Chuck Hull, Inventor of 3D Printing, Founder of 3D Systems, Honored for Production Engineering

September 4, 2014 1:15 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

The General Pierre Nicolau Award, named after CIRP's founder, is given annually "in recognition of significant and distinguished scientific and industrial contributions to a specific area within the field of production engineering encompassed by ...

Engineering Newswire 106: DOE Wants to Know if We Live in a Hologram

September 4, 2014 10:22 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re growing fully functional parts, redesigning the rickshaw, and using a holometer to determine whether or not we live in a hologram ...             


Space-Age Tech Preserves Space Program History

September 4, 2014 9:55 am | by U.S. Air Force | Videos | Comments

Find out how 3D laser scanning is documenting and helping to preserve national historic landmarks at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...                  

Air Force Uses Lasers to Preserve Space History

September 4, 2014 9:54 am | by Jennifer Schneider, Air Force Civil Engineering Center Public Affairs | News | Comments

The site of one of America's proudest achievements is now little more than a weed-riddled concrete pad, surrounded by twisted, rusting metal. Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 14 is best known as the launch site for NASA's ...    

Lockheed Martin's Factory of the Future

September 3, 2014 3:56 pm | by Lockheed Martin | Videos | Comments

Imagine a world where we can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life. Through additive manufacturing or 3D printing, we are bringing people closer to products and solving challenges in ...

Microscan's AutoVISION Suite 3.0

September 3, 2014 3:37 pm | by PD&D Staff | Microscan Systems Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microscan invites new users to explore the range of capabilities in its AutoVISION machine vision suite. The family includes the intuitive AutoVISION software interface and Vision MINI and Vision HAWK smart cameras with ...

Infographic: How to Choose the Right PCB Label

September 3, 2014 12:32 pm | by Brady | News | Comments

“When it comes to labeling electronic components, it’s essential to find the right material that meets your processing needs, stays intact and keeps products safe,” says Justin Bergholz, regional product specialist for Brady. “That means taking ...

Hospitals Reduce Procedure Time, Cost with 3D Printing

September 3, 2014 9:59 am | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

Replica 3DM’s Stratasys Objet24 and Objet30 Pro 3D Printers convert patient CT scans into physical 3D printed models that are used as surgical guides to test implants for size and fit pre-surgery. This includes re-bending of titanium implant ...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printed CT Scans Aid Surgeons

September 3, 2014 9:58 am | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

Replica 3DM’s Stratasys Objet24 and Objet30 Pro 3D Printers convert patient CT scans into physical 3D printed models that are used as surgical guides to test implants for size and fit pre-surgery. This includes re-bending of ...   

3D Printer Could Turn Space Station into Machine Shop

September 3, 2014 9:21 am | by Jessica Eagan, International Space Station Program Science Office | News | Comments

Riddle: It's the size of a small microwave, and it may alleviate the need for NASA astronauts to wait for resupply ships to arrive at the International Space Station to get some essential items. Answer: A 3-D printer - the first ever to be flown to space ...

hyperMILL 2014 from OPEN MIND Certified for Autodesk Inventor 2015

September 2, 2014 1:10 pm | by OPEN MIND Technologies | Open Mind Technologies | News | Comments

hyperMILL 2014, the CAM solution from OPEN MIND Technologies AG, is fully compatible with Autodesk Inventor 2015 as has been certified by Autodesk Inc. Realising the seamless interaction between the two products is an integral part of the ...

Artec Scanning SDK Expands Capability of High-Resolution Handheld 3D Scanners

August 28, 2014 12:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Artec Group has announced the first public release of the Artec Scanning Software Development Kit (SDK). The new offering will expand the use and capabilities of Artec’s high-resolution, full-color ...

Engineering Newswire 105: BAE Makes Planes More Human

August 28, 2014 10:23 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical prescriptions, and spraying smart skin onto airplanes ...                

FTDI Chip Announces Collaboration with MCCI for Advanced Embedded SoC Products

August 27, 2014 4:17 pm | by FTDI Chip | News | Comments

FTDI Chip is pleased to announce that its technology partnership with MCCI Corporation has resulted in the availability of TrueTask USB - an embedded USB host stack designed for ...           

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