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Lenovo unveils fall workstation lineup

Lenovo unveils fall workstation lineup

The Broadwell-EP CPU is front and center. Lenovo continues to embrace the Intel Broadwell line in its workstation line, using primarily the Xeon E5- 1600 v4. This is second part of their Broadwell launch, the first being in April and based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 series, resulting in the release of the upgraded […]

By June 23, 2016 Read More →
Testing the Nvidia GTX 1080 on the most demanding games

Testing the Nvidia GTX 1080 on the most demanding games

Nvidia’s first Pascal-generation graphics board for gaming packs a powerful punch. By Robert Dow [Editor’s note: Detailed benchmark results are available in the version of this article published in the May 23, 2016 edition of Jon Peddie Research TechWatch.] To test the Nvidia GTX1080, we focused on DX12-based games. The GTX 1080 is a next-gen […]

By June 2, 2016 Read More →
HP officially launches Jet Fusion printer

HP officially launches Jet Fusion printer

Printing at 21-micron density at 30 million drops per second. The high-end density comes at a high-end price. HP’s entry into the 3D printing business has been one very long introduction. They started talking about it more than two years ago on a high level; information on the website has become increasingly detailed. The company […]

By May 27, 2016 Read More →

Digital Reality

Epson expands the Moverio augmented reality product line

Epson expands the Moverio augmented reality product line

Two new AR glasses are aimed at consumers and enterprise users. Relatively speaking, Epson is an early mover in augmented reality (AR). Their glasses technology comes from long-time work in projectors, and as a result, they enjoy a leading position in the market. Epson’s new ventures manager Eric Mizufuka says the company has built their headsets […]

By June 9, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk introduces ReMake for reality capture

Autodesk introduces ReMake for reality capture

ReMake is Autodesk’s newest product in the field of reality capture. It’s designed to put 3D capture technologies in the hands of anyone who wants to use it.

By May 31, 2016 Read More →
Stratasys builds 3D printing cloud app from GrabCAD

Stratasys builds 3D printing cloud app from GrabCAD

The new design-to-print workflow automates the process of preparing 3D models for printing and accepts major CAD program formats in addition to STL. Stratasys has unveiled its long-awaited repurposing of GrabCAD, which it acquired in 2014, with today’s announcement of GrabCAD Cloud. Stratasys says GrabCAD Cloud will speed time-to-print significantly, by focusing on the pain […]

By May 17, 2016 Read More →

MFG & PLM

What’s in a logo?

What’s in a logo?

The PTC pivot into an Internet of Things business is part of a larger redefinition of manufacturing. Today at the PTC LiveWorx 2016 conference, CEO James Heppelmann ended his presentation by introducing a new logo to represent the company. As shown here, the new logo combines the company name (they stopped being “Parametrics Technology Corporation” […]

By June 7, 2016 Read More →
Siemens PLM World 2016: Pulling big levers in CAD and manufacturing

Siemens PLM World 2016: Pulling big levers in CAD and manufacturing

A revitalized Solid Edge, new robotic research, and partnerships for 3D printing top the agenda. By Kathleen Maher The real world and the digital world are blending rapidly in the field of manufacture. We’re coming close to a time when robots will happily go about our business. They’ve already been transforming the field of manufacture, […]

By May 31, 2016 Read More →
Siemens PLM Catchbook for tablets impresses

Siemens PLM Catchbook for tablets impresses

A context-sensitive interface makes for a sparse screen and a pleasant workflow. Siemens has been showing its Catchbook drawing tool for over a year now. We saw it most recently at the Siemens PLM World Conference. It’s been a big hit in demonstrations. It’s designed as a sketching tool that integrates with Siemens Solid Edge […]

By May 30, 2016 Read More →

DCC

Modo gets procedural with 10.01

Modo gets procedural with 10.01

The first point update adds procedural modeling to the renown direct modeling engine. Modo 10 was released in March as three upgrades, all of which will become available to purchasers when they buy Modo 10. Modo 10.0 offers enhanced workflows for creating real-time immersive content including games and virtual reality. Support for Unity and Unreal […]

By June 24, 2016 Read More →
Blockbuster films and theme parks secrets on the agenda for Siggraph Production Sessions

Blockbuster films and theme parks secrets on the agenda for Siggraph Production Sessions

Discover the CG behind Deadpool’s skills and take a tour into the world of Star Wars. Major film and game productions of the past year including Deadpool, Zootopia, Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Captain America: Civil War, and more will be featured in “Render the Possibilities,” the 2016 installment of the popular Siggraph Production Sessions. Siggraph […]

By June 21, 2016 Read More →
Working with visual effects in real time to create Disney’s The Jungle Book

Working with visual effects in real time to create Disney’s The Jungle Book

The director and crew used Animatrik performance capture technology to see both the real and the virtual during filming.   Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is a modern-day reimagining of the 1967 animated Disney classic. All the familiar characters are brought to life on screen, including the young man-cub Mowgli, the wolves who raise him, […]

By June 20, 2016 Read More →

BIZ

Extended PC buying cycle drove the add-in board market in first quarter

Extended PC buying cycle drove the add-in board market in first quarter

AMD gains market share on Nvidia. The market for add-in graphics boards (AIB) increased in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest market report from Jon Peddie Research. AMD gained market share for the fourth consecutive quarter. Quarter-to-quarter AIB shipments increased 4.8% and 5.8% year-to-year. The JPR AIB Report tracks computer add-in graphics […]

By May 25, 2016 Read More →
A mixed quarter for graphics chips

A mixed quarter for graphics chips

AMD increased notebook market share from last quarter, while Nvidia saw a tiny market share increase year-over-year. The GPU market and the PC market in general continued to slide as users and corporations have stretched out their refresh rates, says Jon Peddie Research. Reporting on sales of graphics chips to computer manufacturers for the first […]

By May 24, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk Q1 revenue down, as expected

Autodesk Q1 revenue down, as expected

Transition to subscriptions is going well, but the short-term revenue hit remains strong. Autodesk (ADSK: NASDAQ) has reported first quarter results for fiscal 2017 that are in line with its long-term forecast for moving revenue from product purchases to subscriptions. During this transition, quarterly revenue is impacted because more revenue is recognized over the course […]

By May 20, 2016 Read More →