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Enabling Materials Decisions that Solve Real-World Engineering Problems

October 24, 2014 3:03 pm | by Granta Design | News | Comments

Granta Design has announced the release of CES Selector 2015, focused on making it even easier to solve real-world engineering problems. CES Selector is PC-based software used by materials experts and product development teams to ...  

Printing a Winner

October 24, 2014 11:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With lots of quality submissions, we sifted through piles of STLs to find the winner of an...

Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Skull Levitates in the Air

October 21, 2014 9:44 am | by Sculpteo | News | Comments

The design company Ao Gitsune worked with Sculpteo to 3D print the skull using an SLS printer...

Infographic: What 3D Models Sell Best?

October 20, 2014 1:06 pm | by CGTrader | News | Comments

Have you mastered 3D design techniques? Now it’s time to learn how to turn your skills into a...

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When Cadavers Beat Computers

October 17, 2014 11:41 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care ...  

Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You Print?” Now, we have our finalists and we took the opportunity to flesh out their designs on our Uprint from Stratasys. Stay tuned as we announce ...

Ready to Ship Circuit Board Shields

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Leader Tech | Product Releases | Comments

Leader Tech has introduced a selection of Quick Ship board level shields that are ready for delivery in as little as 24 hours. Depending on the specific shielding requirements and delivery deadlines, customers can ...


Education in the Sandbox: An Old School Innovation Approach

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by William Lovell, CEO, c-Link Systems, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Times have changed since I was in Junior High School or Middle School. Prior to that during the summer I spent hours in the woods or sand pile when not helping on the farm or around the home. It was during this time I realized that being an ...

Teardown: 4 Channel, 50 MHz Oscilloscope

October 16, 2014 9:25 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave tears down the new US$399 Rigol 4 channel 50MHz DS1054Z oscilloscope. How can they get such incredible value for the price?             

Building Blocks That Blink, Beep & Teach

October 16, 2014 9:11 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together ...

Weather History 'Time Machine'

October 15, 2014 5:16 pm | by Michael Price, San Diego State University | News | Comments

During the 1930s, North America endured the Dust Bowl, a prolonged era of dryness that withered crops and dramatically altered where the population settled. Land-based precipitation records from the years leading up to the ...   

Thanks to NASA, Photo-Based 3D Modeling Is Set to Explode

October 15, 2014 10:18 am | by Matt Ball, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Accurate 3D modeling of reality can be a difficult and expensive endeavor. High-end lidar imagers use remote-sensing technology to measure distance by directing lasers at an object and analyzing the reflected light. These instruments, which ...


i.materialise Holiday Challenge

October 14, 2014 1:17 pm | by CGTrader | Events

Having joined forces with the 3D printing experts from i.materialise, we are thrilled to present you the i.materialise Holiday challenge that has two distinct categories – silver and ceramics. 3D printing is here to make the Christmas shopping ...

3D Printed Bicycle Accessories Challenge

October 14, 2014 1:02 pm | by CGTrader | Events

Cars are so last season. The world is changing - with the climate change threatening the survival of human beings and gas costs skyrocketing, a record number of people are opting for a much healthier and cheaper commute - cycling ...

3D Printing Kids Challenge

October 14, 2014 12:57 pm | by CGTrader | Events

If your brain is bubbling with ideas, you have a flair for technology and have the guts to go head to head with other young geniuses like yourself, take this challenge and see your inventions come to life. Do you see ways how to improve the ...

Future Vehicles 3D Model Challenge

October 14, 2014 12:50 pm | by CGTrader | Events

There are so many mechanical innovations and crazy inventions that technologically it is already entirely possible to have a part car, part drone, part plane parked in your garage. It does sound a little insane, but only because it’s a completely ...

Human 3D Design Challenge

October 14, 2014 12:44 pm | by CGTrader | Events

We’re after high-quality, detailed visualizations of male and female bodies that could become a great learning tool used to explore the systems of human body as well as realistic human 3D models that would easily pass the strict scrutiny of video ...


3D Fashion Challenge

October 14, 2014 12:35 pm | by CGTrader | Events

There’s been a lot of discussion and a lot of speculation about the way the fashion industry will be disrupted by 3D printing technology in the near future. Some believe that 3D-printed fashion will take the streets first and then ...

Maker 3D Printing Challenge

October 14, 2014 12:30 pm | by CGTrader | Events

Makers design, create, and construct useful and sustainable products. Recently, 3D designers have begun to join the Makers Movement. CGTrader wants 3D designers to submit any design that involves engineering, building, creating, or ...

Redefining Automotive Product Design

October 14, 2014 9:25 am | by Tapan Sant, Automotive Engineering Consultant, Hi-Tech CAE | Articles | Comments

Automotive engineering design has transitioned over the years. It is a great time for engineers, as computer aided design and computational analysis allows them to engineer automotive product design and build vehicles that are ...    

Real-Time Simulation of Power Electronics Circuits

October 13, 2014 4:54 pm | by PD&D Staff | Dspace, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

dSPACE has announced the new Power RealTime Library. It is now faster to simulate circuit models that were developed in SimPowerSystems (MathWorks Simulink). Two typical application areas are wind energy generators and ...

October 2014: Bodock the Giant 3D Printed Creature

October 13, 2014 11:48 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: The World’s Second Printed Car: The Strati only has 49 total components, but the chassis was printed as a single piece in 44 hours ...

Designer 15 to Enhance Electronics Engineering Workflow

October 13, 2014 9:01 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited has announced the upcoming release of its professional printed circuit board (PCB) and electronic system level design software, Altium Designer 15. Along with additional new features and ongoing maintenance ...

Photos of the Day: Giant 3D-Printed Creature Weighs 2,000 Lbs.

October 10, 2014 12:14 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

The team of artists and engineers at Legacy Effects – the studio that created three-dimensional characters for Iron Man, Avatar, Pacific Rim, and RoboCop – had only two weeks to design the giant creature and about six weeks to build ... 

New Maker Module Hacks into GE Appliances to Cook Up Innovation

October 10, 2014 9:49 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FirstBuild, a new global co-creation community, has debuted its first product, Green Bean. The open-source maker module enables users to hack into and create their own appliance controls for select GE appliances through a ...

Bodock the Giant 3D Printed Creature

October 10, 2014 9:33 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials, teamed up with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, Legacy Effects, WIRED, and Condé Nast Entertainment to design, prototype, and manufacture a 14-foot tall creature to ...

The New Family Portrait? 3D-Printed Statue Selfies

October 10, 2014 9:09 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Walk into Eddie DaRoza's office and you'll find two of him there: the actual 32-year-old video producer, and a 5-inch statuette of him. "There are a lot of double takes. It's like a little action figure of myself," the Los Angeles native said ...

Engineering Newswire 111: Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 10:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials ...     

Six 3D Print Design Challenges

October 8, 2014 4:06 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

In order to spur creativity, the site frequently features 3D print design challenges. Each challenge will be judged by CGTrader staff and sponsors, and every winner will receive awards and prizes. Check out the following six challenges and ...

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