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3 Ways Firms Can Lower Paper & Plotter Costs

December 19, 2014 4:32 pm | by Curt Moreno, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

When engineer, architecture, and other design firms go to cut costs, it’s usually free sodas, paid volunteer time, and other perks are first to go. But it doesn’t have to be that way ...          

New Methods for Supply Chain Management

December 18, 2014 5:16 pm | by Kevin J. Dailida, Senior Director of Operations & Supply Chain Dynisco | Articles | Comments

As business competition intensifies worldwide, it becomes ever more challenging to improve gross...

Engineering Newswire 121: The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

December 18, 2014 11:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-...

The Next Step in PLM's Evolution: Platformization

December 16, 2014 4:19 pm | by Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata | Articles | Comments

Lifecycle management like every technological advance has a lifecycle of its own. At the heart...

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New Algorithm a Christmas Gift to 3D Printing, Environment

December 16, 2014 12:20 pm | by Simon Fraser University | News | Comments

Just in time for Christmas, Simon Fraser University computing science professor Richard Zhang reveals how to print a 3D Christmas tree efficiently and with zero material waste, using the world’s first algorithm for automatically ...

Designing a Perfectly Balanced Shoe

December 15, 2014 4:45 pm | by Christina Casinelli, Science & Technology Writer Based in Providence, RI | Articles | Comments

No two runners are the same. This is especially true for athletes competing at the most elite levels. Their foot-strike patterns, degrees of pronation (the amount a runner’s foot rolls inward with each step), and braking and propulsion forces are ...

Photos of the Day: 3D-Printing Custom Shoe Spike Plates

December 15, 2014 4:40 pm | by EOS | News | Comments

Using a proprietary process to collect race simulation data from Team New Balance runners, the Sports Research Lab then applies advanced algorithms to translate this information into an optimized design that can be additively manufactured on ...


Luxion & 3D Systems Partner to Enhance Visual Quality in Product Development

December 12, 2014 3:25 pm | by Luxion | News | Comments

Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot, has announced a partnership with 3D Systems that establishes KeyShot as the standard rendering solution included with many 3D Systems ...  

KISTERS Announces Release of 3DViewStation V2014.2

December 12, 2014 2:38 pm | by KISTERS | News | Comments

KISTERS has announced the release 2014.2 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 ...    

Creabis Announces 3D Configurator to Integrate in Websites

December 12, 2014 1:34 pm | by Creabis | News | Comments

Creabis has developed a flexible 3D configurator that can be integrated into websites, helping companies offer their customers customized products. The 3D configurator allows you to configure the size and design of a component using ...  

HARTING Unveils iPad Configurator App

December 12, 2014 1:19 pm | by HARTING | News | Comments

HARTING's new iPad configurator app helps users design the custom, modular connector from standard parts that best suits their application. By employing this free, interactive, drag-and-drop app to choose the ...      

Revizto 3.0 Launched at Autodesk University 2014

December 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by Revizto | News | Comments

A new version of Revizto 3.0, a visual collaboration software for AEC industry, was officially released at Autodesk University in Las Vegas on December 2-4 2014. Revizto as a part of BIM process is used through the whole project lifecycle ...


6 Small, Smart Stocking Techie Stuffers

December 11, 2014 9:42 am | by Ron Harris, Associated Press | News | Comments

If you were naughty this year, you might end up with something big and boring, like a vacuum cleaner. If you were good, you might ask for one of these little high-tech gems instead ...          

Disney Uses Multiple Photos to Estimate Lighting Conditions of Outdoor Scenes

December 11, 2014 9:23 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

Techniques now used to reconstruct 3D models based on multiple photos of a building, object or scene can also be leveraged to automatically estimate illumination conditions depicted in a collection of photographs, scientists at ...  

3D Systems Releases Solution for Scan-Based Design & Inspection

December 10, 2014 9:57 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced the release of its Capture Mini scan-based design and inspection system — a smaller, more accurate version of its previously released Geomagic Capture system. With a choice of 3DS' ...      

Composite Materials Can Be Designed in a Supercomputer 'Virtual Lab'

December 9, 2014 10:34 am | by University College London | News | Comments

UCL scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials. Nanocomposites, which are widely used in industry, are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are ...    

Shared Cloud & Desktop Platform for 3D Printing

December 9, 2014 10:13 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced 3DSPRINT, a new desktop and cloud-based platform that changes the way people share, view and print 3D data. 3DSPRINT empowers anyone to access and print 3D data anytime, from any source ...     


Disney Research Tone Mapping Technique Creates 'Hyper-Real' Look

December 5, 2014 12:38 pm | by Disney Research | News | Comments

A new image processing technique developed by Disney Research Zurich could make high dynamic range (HDR) video look better when shown on consumer-quality displays by preserving much of the rich visual detail while eliminating ...   

3DPrintBox Allows Stand-Alone 3D Printing via WLAN & Print Control via Web Browser

December 5, 2014 9:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RepRap has announced its 3DPrintBox, allowing every 3D-printer with a USB interface to connect to a network (Ethernet and WLAN) and to be managed via a web browser. The integrated storage device in the 3DPrintBox also ...

World’s First Commercial Jetliner to Be Restored

December 4, 2014 12:16 pm | by Desktop Engineering | News | Comments

Being the world’s first commercial jetliner in 1952 the de Havilland Comet has, unsurprisingly, gained an industry significant yet tarnished reputation. A year after entering commercial service the Comets began suffering problems, with three aircraft ...

Design for Manufacturability & Assembly (DFM/A) Workshop

December 3, 2014 2:31 pm | by Tooling U-SME | Events

This two-day workshop includes many examples to illustrate DFM/A principles and exercises to develop practical DFM/A skills analyzing a design for manufacturability. It also introduces a DFM/A assessment methodology that can be ...

Photos of the Day: The First 3D Printed Presidential Portrait

December 3, 2014 2:12 pm | by Smithsonian | News | Comments

The first presidential portraits created from 3-D scan data are now on display in the Smithsonian Castle. The portraits of President Barack Obama were created based on data collected by a Smithsonian-led team of 3-D digital imaging ...  

3D Scanning the President

December 3, 2014 2:09 pm | by The White House | Videos | Comments

Recently, the Smithsonian stopped by the White House to take a 3D portrait of President Obama, in what will be be the highest resolution digital model of a head of state. Take a look at the process, and the 3D rendering created from this technology ...

CGTrader Launches 3D Printed Kids' Toys Competition

December 1, 2014 3:14 pm | by CGTrader | News | Comments

CGTrader, a marketplace for 3D graphics and printing designs, has announced the 3D Printed Kids' Toys Challenge to test the popularity of the 3D printable toys and games theme among its designers ...        

3D Printed Gadget Accessories Challenge

December 1, 2014 3:05 pm | by CGTrader | Events

Think about a box. Do you picture it? Now think out of the box. It’s a dead-simple instruction how to become a cool inventor. We need your shining talent to upgrade the things we cannot get enough of – phones, laptops, cameras, TVs, tablets ...

3D Battlefield Challenge

December 1, 2014 2:57 pm | by CGTrader | Events

Alright, soldier, it's time to get serious. We've faced many challenges before, but this one may be the toughest one yet! Your objective is to infiltrate the enemy territory, grab any military intelligence you can find and put your ...

Model-Based Design Workflow for Altera SoCs

November 26, 2014 12:33 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Altera Corporation  has announced new programming support for its ARM-based SoCs using industry-standard workflows from MathWorks. Release 2014b from MathWorks includes an automated, highly integrated model-based ...

Engineering Newswire 118: Musk Unveils Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

November 26, 2014 10:53 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re bringing sports car sounds to the minivan, landing drones on an autonomous spaceport ship, and sculpting the world’s smallest human ... in the nude ...          

Reducing Design Time by 85% With PLM Software

November 26, 2014 9:43 am | by Siemens | Siemens Plm Software | Articles | Comments

Váll-Ker, which was founded in 1992, uses flexible manufacturing practices to produce high-quality fireplaces. Váll-Ker seeks continuous improvement and, as a result, it is at the forefront of the Hungarian fireplace manufacturing ...  

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