Hardware

Lenovo adds ultrabook to mobile workstation line

Lenovo adds ultrabook to mobile workstation line

ThinkPad W550 responds to customer request for a workstation-class ultrabook. Lenovo chose Autodesk University to in­troduce the newest member of their mobile workstation line, the new Think­Pad W550. Lenovo says this Intel/ Nvidia-based Ultrabook worksta­tion was developed on feedback from customers looking for a thinner and lighter mobile workstation with ISV certifi­cations. Starting at 5 […]

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Autodesk wants to bring its “disruptive” commodity approach to CAM

Autodesk wants to bring its “disruptive” commodity approach to CAM

Recent acquisitions have been digested; now Autodesk wants to extend its reach into computer-aided manufacturing’s three phases of Plan, Program, Produce. Autodesk employees used the buzzword “disruptive” more than usual this year at Autodesk University. And they used it to describe their actions in markets heretofore outside their reach, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). In a […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

A wild mobile device market supports a wide variety of vendors; consolidation is inevitable. The latest report on the marketplace for System on a Chip (SoC) graphics chips (mobile GPUs) shows Qualcomm maintaining its market leadership and Apple market share slipping as more Android devices come to market. Overall the market for SoCs with GPUs […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Digital Reality

Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Custom orthotics allow disabled dog to run for the first time. [Editor’s Note: There is a link to a YouTube video about Derby at the end of the article.] A New Hampshire dog born with deformed front legs is running for the first time, thanks to kindhearted humans who used 3D technology to create a […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

3D printing is growing rapidly in Europe. Stratasys is in leading vertical markets, building a complete ecosystem, and accelerating product development. Correspondent Tom Lansford reports from Frankfurt, Germany. By Tom Lansford Ten years ago at Euromold, 3D printing and related technology occupied a small corner of Hall 11. Today, 3D printing dominates the show and […]

By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
3D printing for the Space Station

3D printing for the Space Station

Made in Space and NASA have brought 3D printing to Outer Space, to create all the little things they left behind. Could you live in space? As space exploration and research is becoming com­mercialized, new compa­nies are being built around answering the question of what it would take to live in space. According to Mike […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

MFG & PLM

Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk wants to do for 3D printing what Google did for mobile devices: give away an operating system to encourage hardware vendors. When Autodesk looks at the state of 3D printing, it sees a convoluted hash of incompatible file formats, incomplete representations, and confusing processes. But worst of all, it sees a failure rate of […]

Building 3D Experience portfolios at Dassault Systèmes

Building 3D Experience portfolios at Dassault Systèmes

The ambitious goal is to model the world for science and industry, including the hidden parts. Kathleen Maher reports from the Dassault Systèmes 3D Experience Forum in Las Vegas.   By Kathleen Maher French Design/PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes is nothing if not ambitious, at the company’s 3D Experience Forum this year, they said their goal is to […]

3D Systems to acquire Cimatron for $97 million

3D Systems to acquire Cimatron for $97 million

Software from the CAM, mold, and tool-and-die software expert will be adapted for 3D printing. 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of CAM software developer Cimatron (NASDAQ: CIMT) in a deal valued at approximately $97 million. Cimatron software support computer aided milling and manufacturing […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

DCC

Thinkbox Deadline 7 offers flexible cloud support

Thinkbox Deadline 7 offers flexible cloud support

Render local, in the cloud, or both using the new Cloud Wizard.  Thinkbox Software has released an update to Deadline, its compute management solution for digital media assets that includes new virtual machine capabilities to extend compute resources on demand. Other enhancements including spot rendering of selected regions, support for more products, sharding out of […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Xsens redesigns motion capture line, drops price

Xsens redesigns motion capture line, drops price

Tougher wearable products and updated software, yet price drops 75%. Fairchild Semiconductor’s Xsens division today releases a new version of its motion capture line for professional animation which they claim delivers more durable wearable sensors and better software at a much lower price. Xsens products are used both in entertainment and in product development research, […]

Immersive technology innovators to gather in Toronto

Immersive technology innovators to gather in Toronto

A new conference aims to be the meeting ground for the nascent immersive technology industry. A new conference in late November aims to gather the professionals building new business with the tools of immersive computing: virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D, augmented reality, gesture technology, and more. Immersed will be November 23-24 in Toronto. Immersed is about […]

BIZ

Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

3D printing is growing rapidly in Europe. Stratasys is in leading vertical markets, building a complete ecosystem, and accelerating product development. Correspondent Tom Lansford reports from Frankfurt, Germany. By Tom Lansford Ten years ago at Euromold, 3D printing and related technology occupied a small corner of Hall 11. Today, 3D printing dominates the show and […]

By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

A wild mobile device market supports a wide variety of vendors; consolidation is inevitable. The latest report on the marketplace for System on a Chip (SoC) graphics chips (mobile GPUs) shows Qualcomm maintaining its market leadership and Apple market share slipping as more Android devices come to market. Overall the market for SoCs with GPUs […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Workstation market remains solid in third quarter

Workstation market remains solid in third quarter

New report from Jon Peddie Research shows 4.7% gain from 3Q13. The market for workstations remains a healthy one, says Jon Peddie Research it its latest quarterly report. The third quarter of calendar 2014 saw the market ship the second-highest volume total ever recorded. Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.02 million workstations last quarter, posting […]

By December 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →