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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...

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...

'EuropeanPioneers' to Support 25 Startups

August 27, 2014 2:27 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Over the next two years, the EU funding programme "EuropeanPioneers" will support 25 startups...

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Engineered Solutions for a World in Motion

August 27, 2014 11:18 am | Videos | Comments

Designatronics provides complete mechatronic engineered solutions and services. Through our five brands we offer standard and custom designed mechanical components and assemblies for many industries, such as aerospace and defense ...   

Hackerspaces Used to Turn Ideas into Reality

August 27, 2014 10:02 am | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while ...

Bespoke as Standard: Understanding User Expectations in Industrial Applications

August 26, 2014 5:14 pm | by Ben Savage, PanelPilot Manager, Lascar Electronics | Articles | Comments

It is not exactly a regular occurrence for the electronic products and systems used in industrial applications to be talked about in the same terms as a consumer device. However, increasingly users of industrial products are demanding the ...

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HotSpot: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions ...  

Design Kit Enables Effective SLIC Protection

August 26, 2014 9:30 am | by PD&D Staff | Bourns Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns has announced a specific new 4 kV ITU-T Subscriber Line Interface Circuit (SLIC) Protection Design Kit and PortNote Solution. The design kit, PN-DESIGNKIT-47, contains ...

Renault's CAVE Raises the Bar for Virtual Reality Design

August 25, 2014 11:57 am | by Mechdyne | News | Comments

Virtual Reality (VR) technology first appeared on the virtual horizon several decades ago, but it's safe to say that the past few years have seen a quantum leap in its evolution. With ever-increasing processing power and ultra-high resolution display ...

3D Systems' Digital Thread Enhances U.S. Marine Corps Toolkit

August 25, 2014 11:29 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced its role in the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Logistics Wargame VIII (ExLog). This annual event enables top Marine Corps planners to incorporate new technologies to enhance the Corps' logistics and supply chain response ...

Marine Firm Enhances Safety, Reliability of Its Products Using PLM Software Solutions

August 25, 2014 10:36 am | by Siemens | Siemens Plm Software | Articles | Comments

In 2011, the first bulk cargo carrier measuring 260 meters in length and 43 meters in width docked at the PaxOcean shipyard in Zhoushan, marking the opening of operations at that location. Since then, the company has received orders to ...

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PLM Collaboration, Integration & Sustainability Workshop

August 22, 2014 12:18 pm | by CIMdata | Events

Sponsored jointly by the PLM Enterprise Value & Integration (PEVI) and the Social Product Development & Collaboration (SPD&C) Knowledge Councils CIMdata’s Collaboration, Integration, and Sustainability: Keys to Maximizing the Value of ... 

Multiwave Hybrid Technology for Advanced Laser Material Processing

August 22, 2014 9:35 am | by PD&D Staff | Universal Laser Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Universal Laser Systems has announced the release of the XLS10MWH Multiwave Hybrid laser material processing platform as the newest member of the XLS product family. The XLS10MWH platform combines the laser energy from CO2 lasers of ...

Your New Home On Mars

August 21, 2014 12:02 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Mars One is looking to send humans to Mars in 2025. Next year, the first batch of applicants (yes, willing applicants) will be selected to begin their training, which will continue up until the 2024 launch date. Nearly a decade of training is hardly the ...

Software Drastically Increases Speed, Ease of 3D Engineering Simulations

August 21, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

With a method known as finite element analysis (FEA), engineers can generate 3D digital models of large structures to simulate how they’ll fare under stress, vibrations, heat, and other real-world conditions. Used for mapping out large-scale ...

Exa PowerDELTA Release Enables Optimization, Design Space Exploration

August 20, 2014 9:54 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Exa Corporation has announced PowerDELTA 2.1, offering customers a way to maximize their human and hardware resources by automating the preparation the large numbers design model variations needed to drive the ...

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Hack Your Fridge With FirstBuild’s Smart Pitcher

August 20, 2014 9:11 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

With the Smart Pitcher, the team simplified the development by purchasing a pitcher off the shelf, instead of creating a new one. Then they used consumer-grade 3D printers to speed up prototyping. Finally, they saved time by opting for ...

“Build Your Own” Caster Configurator 2.0 Released

August 19, 2014 1:34 pm | by Caster Concepts Custom Configurator | News | Comments

The Caster Concepts Custom Configurator has been a popular tool for engineers and CAD designers who need to be absolutely certain that they have the optimal caster for their application. Based upon feedback from the clients who have used this powerful ...

3D-Printing Growth: Unstoppable Even if Moore’s Law Doesn’t Apply

August 18, 2014 4:52 pm | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

Consumer 3D-printing growth dominates much of the technology discussion lately—for better and, perhaps, for worse at times. Every day we see more applications (3D-printed ice cream, anyone?), and 3D printers are now appearing at ...  

5 Ways to Steal Your Innovations

August 18, 2014 4:34 pm | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

It is the dream of most small manufacturers to invent a new product and sell it to a larger company to handle all of the manufacturing and marketing. The dream includes getting a big upfront payment and then relaxing as the royalty ...  

3D Printing Politics

August 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by Inside 3D Printing | Events

Policy makers, legal professionals, patent creators, regulatory officials, and 3D printing advocates are encouraged to join us at 3D Printing Politics as we explore recent questions raised about the relationship between creativity, law, and 3D printing ...

New GPU Lineup

August 18, 2014 9:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Nvidia | Product Releases | Comments

NVIDIA has announced its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs—providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of designers, artists and scientists. The new lineup delivers an enterprise-grade, visual computing ...

5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference

August 15, 2014 11:42 am | by marcus evans | Events

Join cross-industry innovation executives from Under Armour, The Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and many others at the 5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference. Building on the success of the marcus evans innovation conference ...

SUNY-ESF/RadTech Webinar Series: UV 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

August 15, 2014 11:30 am | by RadTech | Events

RadTech, the association for UV and EB Curing Technology, and SUNY/ESF will be presenting a free webinar on UV curable material development for 3D printing on August 27. The webinar will recount developments in advanced materials for ...

SWE Aims to Inspire with Release of Latest eBook

August 15, 2014 11:17 am | by SWE | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce the release of their latest eBook, Be that Engineer: Inspiration and Insight from Accomplished Women Engineers. The eBook is a collection of stories and advice delivered by ...  

Visual Control of Big Data

August 15, 2014 8:34 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the age of big data, visualization tools are vital. With a single glance at a graphic display, a human being can recognize patterns that a computer might fail to find even after hours of analysis. But what if there are aberrations in the ... 

A Photo Worth a Thousand Images

August 15, 2014 12:10 am | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

New software developed by UC Berkeley computer scientists seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world by generating a single photo that can represent massive clusters of images. This tool can give users the ...     

How We Learn

August 14, 2014 4:32 pm | by The Old Lean Dude | Blogs | Comments

While I am an unabashed proponent of learning by doing, I have a list of books that have over the years been essential to me as a framework for experiential learning. Most of these books were written before 1990, and one of the most insightful ...

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