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Sci-Fi 3D Models Among 3 Design Challenges

February 26, 2015 3:36 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

What do you think of when you imagine a utopian or dystopian future? Are there unique buildings, scary creatures, or space travel? For this challenge, CGTrader wants you to embrace your inner sci-fi nerd and design 3D models of anything ...

New Animation Tools Bring Images to Life

February 26, 2015 9:21 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

3D artists and animators have a new tool to add to their arsenal. KeyShot 5.2, with support for...

Stratasys Combines Three 3D Printing Groups

February 24, 2015 12:13 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

3D printing has helped recreate dinosaurs and put on Katy Perry concerts, while competition...

Disney Animators Win Oscar 2 Years in a Row

February 24, 2015 9:28 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. proved Sunday that its power doesn't only come from Pixar. For the second...

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Former Pixar Animators-Turned-Independent Filmmakers Go to the Oscars

February 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Patrick Sisson, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

The Dam Keeper—the Oscar-nominated animated short debut and passion project from two former Pixar animators, Robert Kondo (set designer) and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi (lighting designer)—brings back the principals’ classical training and ...

THERMal Analysis Aids in Energy Efficiency

February 20, 2015 9:49 am | by Lindsay Hock, Editor | Articles | Comments

It’s a well-known fact that labs consume four times more energy per square foot than a typical office building. And while ventilation and plug loads account for much of this energy use, proper design and detailing of building envelopes can have a ...

How Generative Design Marries Nature with Tech to Bring Objects to Life

February 13, 2015 2:49 pm | by Jeff Kowalski, CTO, Autodesk | Blogs | Comments

All of the amazing things ever imagined, designed, and created—buildings and bridges, cars and machines, and products and devices—have one thing in common: They’re all dead ...           


Engineering Newswire 127: 3D Scanning 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

February 12, 2015 10:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D scanning “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, attempting to turn airports into spaceports with the help of DARPA, and taking a trip to the edge of space on a helium balloon ...      

All of Your Excuses Are Invalid

February 11, 2015 3:04 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

This year at Solidworks 2015 Bre Pettis of Makerbot gave a Keynote challenging innovation, collaboration, and all the dudes in the room ...                  

Design Team Raises $200K for Precision Cooker

February 10, 2015 10:45 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The precision Paragon Induction Cooktop, from maker community FirstBuild, was funded in a flash on Indiegogo this week, reaching $50,000 in a few hours. Funding had rocketed past $200,000 by Feb. 9. The Paragon is a small precision cooktop ...

Lowering Design Barriers in a New Era: Solidworks World 2015

February 9, 2015 2:29 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The Parrot quadcopter hums above the center stage as Bertrand Sicot opens the general session addressing the state of Solidworks. This year at Solidworks World 2015 there are 5,500 attendees, and for the first time the general session ...

Pump Manufacturer Optimizes Design, Cuts Development Time

February 6, 2015 10:15 am | by Siemens | Articles | Comments

From domestic washing, cooking and heating to infection prevention and crop care, pump technology supports all areas of daily life. Whale is a specialist in this field, and the company’s reputation for innovation is built on decades of ...


Valentine's Day Gifts Among 3 Design Challenges

February 3, 2015 1:39 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and CG Trader wants you to design a creative Valentine’s Day gift. Forget about chocolates and silly postcards, and get to work designing 3D models of jewelry, art, gadgets, or anything else you think ...  

MIT Accepting Applications for Integrated Design Program

February 3, 2015 12:21 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Are you an engineer or businessperson looking to further your education? Starting in the fall semester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will offer a Master’s degree in Integrated Design, geared toward engineering, business and design ...

Eliminating Hot Spots Using Computer Aided Engineering

February 3, 2015 8:58 am | by Bhaumik Dave, Sr. FEA consultant at Hi-Tech FEA | Articles | Comments

Most engineering products involve their application under extreme thermal environments. Examples could range from electronic components such as microprocessors to mechanical devices such as turbines, compressors and engines. All these ...

REAL 2015

February 2, 2015 3:06 pm | by Autodesk | Events

REAL is a brand new event exploring the convergence of the professional 3D Sensing and 3D Making industries taking place in San Francisco on February 25th & 26th 2015. Experience how the emerging category of Reality Computing is now ...

Students Design 3D-Printed Tools for Astronauts

February 2, 2015 11:28 am | by NASA | News | Comments

After three months of designing and modeling, a panel of judges from NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation (ASME) and Made In Space Inc. have selected the winners of the Future Engineers 3-D Printing in Space ...  


FLO-Master Training

January 30, 2015 4:37 pm | by Engineered Software, Inc. | Events

The two-day Flo-Master Training seminar provides attendees with a detailed understanding of how piping systems operate. By simulating the interaction of pipelines, pumps, components, and controls throughout the system, participants will ...

Tackling a 3D Printed Football

January 30, 2015 4:06 pm | by Stratasys | Videos | Comments

Stratasys 3D Printing has already impacted the wide world of sports - from snowboarding to fencing, from NASCAR to kite surfing. But this is the first time that Stratasys has 3D printed an actual football – It might even be a world first ...

'Unbreakable' Bike Custom-Crafted

January 27, 2015 12:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

In 2013, Thunderbike presented its “Unbreakable” custom project for the first time at the European BikeWeek at Lake Faaker in Austria, the largest Harley get-together in Europe. The cruiser, made from turned and milled components ...  

Designing Cradle to Cradle Certified Products for the Circular Economy

January 26, 2015 5:08 pm | by Stacy Glass, VP, Built Environment at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute | News | Comments

The call for a transition to a circular economy is rapidly gaining recognition worldwide. It seeks a change from the linear “take, make, waste” approach that dominated the first industrial revolution to a circular system in which ...  

Telling Stories Using Computer Science

January 22, 2015 9:15 am | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

For MIT senior Shannon Kao, expert storytelling is essential, even — if not especially — when it comes to coding. The computer science major relies on narrative everywhere from her science fiction writing to her research on educational ...

Switching to 3D Tech to More Efficiently Design Brakes

January 20, 2015 9:37 am | by Siemens PLM Software | Siemens Plm Software | Articles | Comments

Since the 1990s, the design department at Knott has recognized the advantages of 3D technology, and its goal has been to use a 3D computer-aided design system to more efficiently design brakes and trailer components. In 1998, research led the ...

MIT Hosts 'Make Your Own Wearbles' Workshop for High-School Girls

January 16, 2015 11:42 am | by Ariana Tantillo, Lincoln Laboratory | News | Comments

As a former MIT mechanical engineering undergraduate with no pre-college exposure to engineering, Railey knows all too well how a lack of preparedness and low confidence can deter girls from the field. On her first day of 2.007, a design and ...

Local Motors Debuts 3D-printed Car at NAIAS 2015

January 14, 2015 9:58 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

A new kind of vehicle and manufacturing process will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Local Motors will 3D print, assemble and debut the world’s first 3D-printed car – live from the show floor ...  

Photos of the Day: 3D-Printing a Giant Head

January 14, 2015 9:48 am | by PD&D Staff | News | Comments

The 3DP1000 prints a meter wide and half a meter tall with layer resolution down to 70 microns, and it is an open source machine, which allows the user to choose his/her own software, material, and control platform preferences ...   

Photos of the Day: Famous Fountains Use 'HyperShooters,' Robotics

January 13, 2015 9:53 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

As a principle, if a material or tool doesn’t melt in water, WET can use it. Water, light, natural gas, propane, alcohols, air, fog, smoke, and ice all appear in the WET portfolio. A variety of products also appear in the company’s designs ...

Former Imagineer Designs Iconic Fountains

January 13, 2015 9:36 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Disney Imagineers are the creative brains behind the construction and design of Disney theme parks, cruise ships, and resorts worldwide. These ambitious employees possess a combination of engineering and imagination that Disney requires to ...

Collaborative Project Will Give Manufacturing New Digital Threads

January 9, 2015 3:26 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

In a new project, they will demonstrate the feasibility — and benchmark the advantages — of using standardized, three-dimensional (3D) models for electronically exchanging and processing product and manufacturing information ...   

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