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3D Printing Tech Providing 'Robohand' to 7-Year-Old Girl

March 31, 2015 9:39 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a ...

Destroyed Mosul Artifacts to Be Rebuilt in 3D

March 30, 2015 12:01 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

It didn’t take long for the scientific community to react. Two weeks after the sacking of the...

Not All Clouds Are the Same

March 30, 2015 10:23 am | by Milos Zupanski, Solidworks | Blogs | Comments

Every day, cloud-based services are playing bigger and more important role in our personal and...

Apple Watch Accessories Among 2 Design Challenges

March 27, 2015 4:17 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

The announcement of the Apple Watch has caused quite a media frenzy. Some love the concept of a...

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Lighting Software Amps Up Performance of Miss Saigon

March 26, 2015 10:41 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

If all the world’s a stage, Cast Software wants to make sure the props are in place, the lighting is up, and the actors are on their marks. Technology met art in the latest performance of the Cameron Mackintosh-produced Miss Saigon...

Engineering Newswire 133: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

March 26, 2015 10:24 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the bench top factory will change our lives, and building kinetic sculptures with the new Rube Goldberg ...

New Facility Supports IoT Design Across the Planet

March 25, 2015 4:54 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A cutting-edge cloud center began operations in Singapore this month with the purpose of offering Internet of Things enablement ...


How Real-Time Ray Tracing Can Avert a Real-Life 'Death Ray'

March 25, 2015 9:30 am | by Greg Estes, VP Enterprise Marketing, NVIDIA | Blogs | Comments

You know something’s awry when your building starts melting nearby cars. London’s year-old 20 Fenchurch Street tower is a stunner. But the same curved glass that gives the 37-story tower the nickname “The Walkie Talkie,” also has a ...   

Building Energy Efficient Products for a Better Tomorrow Using CFD

March 25, 2015 9:23 am | by Mehul Patel, CFD Consultant, Hi-Tech CFD | Articles | Comments

The world is badly in a need of products that are energy efficient, as global energy consumption levels increase at an alarming rate. It is the only reason why government agencies and manufacturing organizations are strained to look for ...

Autonomous Driving's Big Bang

March 20, 2015 1:48 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

NVIDIA invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Earlier this week Jen-Hsun Huang, the company’s CEO and co-founder, unveiled the TITAN X, the world's fasted GPU at the 2015 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA ...

Engineering a New Model for Education

March 20, 2015 10:54 am | by Shelly Leachman, UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

The whir of activity is frenetic: hurried movements, humming machines, voices amplified in fits and spurts to match. Amid it all, a sculpture is slowly taking shape. A mass of moving metal parts, the kinetic piece in process is a feat ...

Live Stream: GTC 2015 Keynote Speech

March 17, 2015 9:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Videos | Comments

Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO and co-founder of NVIDIA, will be presenting his keynote speech with Elon Musk at 9:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday, March 17. Under his guidance, NVIDIA invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Tune in here to watch a live ...  


Eplan Design Space Exchange to Be Unveiled

March 13, 2015 4:15 pm | by Eplan | News | Comments

The new EPLAN Design Space Exchange (DSE) will be unveiled at SPS IPC Drives. DSE supports data exchange between mechanical construction and control system technology in control cabinet and switchgear construction. The expansion ...     

ASTM International Developing Guide to Help Enhance 3D Printing

March 13, 2015 3:46 pm | by ASTM | News | Comments

An ASTM subcommittee is developing a new guide (WK48549, Specification for AMF Support for Solid Modeling: Voxel Information, Constructive Solid Geometry Representations and Solid Texturing) that will lead to better interoperability with ...

KISTERS 3DViewStation V2015.0 Goes 2D

March 13, 2015 3:00 pm | by KISTERS | News | Comments

KISTERS has announced the release 2015.0 of the 3DViewStation. The KISTERS 3DViewStation is known for the modern user-interface, high performance 3D-viewing and Digital MockUp (DMU), current and mature CAD-importers for i.e. Catia ...

Choosing the Right Hardware for Prototyping

March 13, 2015 10:17 am | by Kat Dornian, Project Outreach Developer, Phidgets | Articles | Comments

When prototyping an idea, it’s important to choose components that will help prove the concept, allow the design to be evaluated and give a basis from which the final product can be derived. There are many options for hardware to use in prototypes ...

Where Virtual Rubber Meets the Road

March 11, 2015 10:02 am | by Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog | Blogs | Comments

While driving along looking out at a New England landscape buried under record snow fall, I started wondering about my tires. Those four small patches of rubber are all that separate me from ending up in a snow bank or worse. How do ...  


Manufacturing Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word for Today’s STEM Talent

March 10, 2015 9:08 am | by Vicki Holt, CEO, Proto Labs | Blogs | Comments

When most people hear the word “manufacturing”, a few images tend to come to mind: low skill, wrench-turning, physically draining work; dirty, grease-stained workplaces; a male-dominated workforce. For whatever reason, these stereotypes ...

Photos of the Day: Amazing Images of the Microworld

March 9, 2015 10:08 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

One day two years ago, Gary Sarkis brought a bee’s leg to work. The leg was part of his daughter’s science project and Sarkis, who builds scientific microscopes at GE Healthcare Life Sciences for a living, wanted to take a look with a new ...

Hirschtick Ready to Gamble Again

March 5, 2015 9:26 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

The concept of developing a CAD software that runs on Microsoft Windows came from the mind of one pioneering individual, Jon Hirschtick, an MIT graduate who founded the company in 1993 with the $1 million he grossed while a member of ...

Modeling Tires Realistically with Virtual Vehicle Testing

March 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line. Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge, however. The software tool “CDTire/3D” from Fraunhofer researchers now models ...

Luxion & Pixologic Partner to Release 'KeyShot for ZBrush’

February 27, 2015 5:13 pm | by Luxion | News | Comments

Luxion, a developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot, the first real time ray tracing and global illumination program, in partnership with Pixologic, makers of ZBrush software, is pleased to announce the ...

Designing Computer Programs to Streamline Human Behavior

February 27, 2015 11:22 am | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small ...  

Computer-Assisted Authoring of Interactive Narratives

February 27, 2015 11:09 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

Visitors to interactive virtual worlds want the ability to significantly affect the outcome of a story, but authoring these digital experiences is extremely complex. A new platform developed by Disney Research will help fulfill the ...  

A Virtual Bob Sled Ride with BMW

February 27, 2015 10:22 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

BMW teamed up with artists for two projects this week, one showing the twists and turns of a famous bobsled track and the other visualizing the scooters of tomorrow. On Feb. 25, BMW revealed an animated ride through the “Silver Snake" ...

Photos of the Day: Halo 5 Designer Models Robot Arm, Metallic Design

February 27, 2015 9:08 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

These striking images were made by Liz Kirby, a 3D environment artist and modeler. She uses Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush, and KeyShot to create her metallic artwork. Her art often tends toward the science fictional, with mechanical beings ...

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 SolidWorks 2015, was announced on Feb. 24 by Luxion, creator of the rendering and lighting program. KeyShot uses real time ray tracing and ...

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 between relatively new companies heats up. Stratasys is moving forward by combining three companies, Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies and RedEye, into ...

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