Hardware

New 3D Systems ProX 400 offers high-capacity metal printing

New 3D Systems ProX 400 offers high-capacity metal printing

Sometimes, you just gotta have metal; the ProX 400 should debut to high demand. 3D Systems is introducing its latest industrial direct metal printing (DMP) system, the ProX 400. Designed for creating high-quality end-use metal parts, the ProX 400 can create parts up to 500 X 500 X 500 mm3 (19 11/16 inches each dimension) without the […]

By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Reviewing the Thinkstation P300

Reviewing the Thinkstation P300

New design, new brand, same value. By Alex Herrera Lenovo has become an outstanding supplier of workstations, with a recent, sharpened focus on the market that makes it a serious contender for mar­ket leadership. HP and Dell dominate the space today, but despite its relatively distant third place, Lenovo has delivered an impressive growth story. […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dell Precision Tower 5810 offers affordable CAD power

Dell Precision Tower 5810 offers affordable CAD power

Combining a next-generation Intel Xeon with an AMD FirePro GPU makes it suitable for 3D, CAD, and rendering. By Tom Lansford CADplace.co.uk With the introduction of the 3rd generation Intel Xeon CPUs, the Dell 5800 series delivers fast, E5 processors from quad-core up to 14 cores. Combined with fast graphics, this system is a flexible […]

By November 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Digital Reality

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 →
Dassault Systèmes and FDA collaborate on The Living Heart Project

Dassault Systèmes and FDA collaborate on The Living Heart Project

Dassault’s Living Heart Project achieves significant milestone with collaborative research agreement between the FDA and Dassault on the use of the heart model for planning pacemaker surgery.

By November 14, 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, […]

MFG & PLM

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 →
PTC wants its customers to come aboard with the Internet of Things

PTC wants its customers to come aboard with the Internet of Things

Five billion Internet-connected objects by 2019, and PTC plans to be in the middle of it all. Tom Lansford reports from Stuttgart, Germany. By Tom Lansford PTC is a major player in CAD and PLM. However, the company’s strategic push continues to focus on fulfilling customer needs related to seven major forces impacting the manufacturing […]

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Ansys releases its first update to SpaceClaim

Ansys releases its first update to SpaceClaim

New features will appeal to both designers and those preparing models for analysis or 3D printing. Ansys today released the first update to SpaceClaim since it acquired the software earlier this year. Most new features continue the trend of editing and repairing existing models, although some new features are also suited for initial design work. […]

By November 19, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

DCC

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 […]

Adobe bets big on mobile, casts a bigger net

Adobe bets big on mobile, casts a bigger net

The recent Adobe Max conference drew 6,000 Creatives who are rapidly moving from buyers to subscribers. By Kathleen Maher Adobe Max is a celebration—our creative heritage, says CEO Shantanu Narayen—and it is a lush affair in every sense of the word. For starters, the company produces an opening multimedia extravaganza that people would probably happily […]

BIZ

Strong AEC results propel Autodesk third quarter

Strong AEC results propel Autodesk third quarter

Revenue was $618 million, up 11% but net income dropped 81% on increased spending.   Autodesk today reported a strong third quarter, led by a 17% increase in revenue from the AEC business segment. Deferred revenue topped $1 billion for the first time, and total billings rose 25% from a year ago. For the third […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ansys revenue up 10% in third quarter

Ansys revenue up 10% in third quarter

North America sales helped overcome soft results in Europe. Ansys continues to buy back its stock. Ansys has reported a “normal” third quarter—normal for Ansys. For the period ending October 301, 2014 revenue was up 10% from a year earlier, to $234 million. Net income for the period was up 5% to  $65.5 million. Breaking […]

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Autodesk acquires Lagoa for cloud visualization platform

Autodesk acquires Lagoa for cloud visualization platform

For the second time Autodesk has turned to Brazilian Thiago Costa to jumpstart its visualization. Autodesk is acquiring Lagoa, maker of a cloud-based visualization and collaboration platform for product development. Autodesk is not commenting, but sources contacted by both GraphicSpeak and other tech news sites confirm the deal. The purchase price is approximately $60 million. […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →