SpaceClaim just rolled out its service pack which includes two utilities: LiveReview for collaboration and STL Prep for 3D print. As multi-CAD workflows become the norm, SpaceClaim is carving out a place for itself in the middle of the design-to-manufacture pipeline. The company hopes to cement and grow that status with the introduction of [...]
Government investments in digital technologies—including direct manufacture, PLM, visualization, digital prototyping, and new materials development—will spawn innovation centers across the country. In a move that could mean an improved job picture for manufacturing in the United States and something of a mini-stimulus, President Obama announced a long-term initiative to foster the growth of manufacturing in [...]
Carbon fiber must be placed in proper alignment for its intended purpose, making 3D printing more challenging. By Kathleen Maher The newest 3D printer on the scene comes from an eager bunch of MIT grads. Their invention, the MarkForg3D, is the first desktop automated fabricator that can produce parts reinforced with carbon fiber. Co-Founder [...]
Swirling winter winds can affect a football game. For the first time, viewers can see exactly what the wind is doing in the stadium. Technology originally developed for working with industrial plastics will find its way onto millions of TV screens on Super Bowl Sunday, as Fox Sports uses Autodesk wind simulation tools to show [...]
The Connex3 has a name straight out of robocop and sci-fi capabilities to boot.
Autodesk acquires Circuits.io after introducing 123D Circuits in September 2013. Just a few days ago Autodesk announced the acquisition of Circuits.io a Belgian start-up for the maker community. We were still in the early phases of really, who, why? Then we remembered that Autodesk had announced a relationship with the tinkerers of Belgium who have [...]
The cross-platform specification runs on CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, or dedicated hardware. Khronos leads the way again. By Jon Peddie Khronos has just released its OpenVX 1.0 specification for cross-platform acceleration of computer vision applications and libraries. Khronos says OpenVX enables performance- and power-optimized computer vision algorithms for use cases such as face, body and gesture [...]
The $32.5 million deal grew out of a 15-year partnership that gave 3D Systems its ProJet technology. Why would Xerox sell off such an accomplished engineering group? 3D Systems (3DS) said today it will acquire the Xerox product design, engineering, and chemistry group based in Wilsonville, Oregon. 3D Systems will pay $32.5 million in cash [...]
Dassault Systemes announces the acquisition of RTT in a deal valued at 179 Euros.
Apple has confirmed rumors that it has acquired Israeli semiconductor company PrimeSense. A look at the company’s direction before the acquisition might hold hints for the company’s technology inside Apple. Like a guilty couple caught in a hotel room, Apple and Prime Sense have finally admitted to doing a deal after it was prematurely revealed [...]