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Doing the numbers on 3D printing in aerospace

Doing the numbers on 3D printing in aerospace

The new LEAP engine contains 3D printed nozzles that improve efficiency by 15%. GE Additive, the 3D printing products and services division of industrial giant GE, is reporting brisk sales this week at the Paris Air Show for the next-generation LEAP jet engines. These new engines work with a variety of mid-range airliners including the […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk names SVP Andrew Anagnost as new President and Chief Executive Officer

Autodesk names SVP Andrew Anagnost as new President and Chief Executive Officer

After an external search and an internal review, the Autodesk board goes with continuity instead of change. Autodesk has announced the appointment of Andrew Anagnost as the company’s new CEO and President. Anagnost had been serving as co-CEO with Amar Hanspal through an interim period as the company conducted an outside search and weighed their […]

By June 20, 2017 Read More →
nPower adds SolidWorks Assembly editing to PowerSurfacing

nPower adds SolidWorks Assembly editing to PowerSurfacing

Creating and editing Class A curved surfaces to SolidWorks models simplified design workflow. nPower has released an update to its PowerSurfacing line of add-ins for SolidWorks which improve the ability to create complex and aesthetically pleasing surfaces inside SolidWorks assemblies. Power Surfacing is a SubD (Subdivision Surfacing) based organic modeling tool for SolidWorks based on […]

By June 16, 2017 Read More →
For Siemens, innovation starts in the USA

For Siemens, innovation starts in the USA

Digitize it, automate it, electrify it, communicate with it, analyze it. Siemens CEO of Siemens US Judy Marks announced the company’s new push to advanced manufacturing with Innovation Day, a day of presentations and demonstrations of the company’s technologies. She reminded the audience that Siemens is also an American company having made over $10 billion […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →
Naval research center joins 3D PDF Consortium

Naval research center joins 3D PDF Consortium

Industry consortiums are stronger when users as well as vendors join. The 3D PDF Consortium today announces the Naval Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing Center (NSAM) as a new member. NSAM is a Navy ManTech Center of Excellence, chartered by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop advanced manufacturing technologies and deploy them in the […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Altair Acquires Modeliis to enhance IoT, hybrid simulations

Altair Acquires Modeliis to enhance IoT, hybrid simulations

Consolidation in engineering simulation and analysis continues. Engineering simulation software vendor Altair has acquired Modeliis, a supplier of electronic design automation software for circuit modeling, system design and simulation tools. Altair says the Grenoble, France company has “strong expertise in digital and analog domains,” making their software suitable for expanding market in Internet of Things […]

By May 26, 2017 Read More →
Cloud CAD has a new competitor in Graebert Kudo

Cloud CAD has a new competitor in Graebert Kudo

An extended rollout will expose new features to beta testers over the next few months. Joining the ranks of cloud CAD vendors puts Graebert in exclusive company. Graebert GmbH has begun a staged release of its newest product, 2D cloud-based CAD used in a browser. For now Graebert’s Ares Kudo is considered in the beta […]

By May 25, 2017 Read More →
Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis introduces a new version of its virtual reality design tool at the GPU Technology Conference. Applications of digital models in the product development to manufacturing process are increasing. Visualization, simulation, and analysis inform the process to an increasing degree resulting in more useful virtual prototyping. The goal today is to create a digital model that behaves […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
PTC and ANSYS deliver Industrial Internet of Things simulation connections

PTC and ANSYS deliver Industrial Internet of Things simulation connections

The digital twin can now be used for predictive maintenance. PTC and Ansys are working together to deliver connection technology to pair up Ansys simulation expertise with applications built on the PTC ThingWorx Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform. The goal is to give manufacturers a way to integrate intelligence simulation into Internet-connected products.  The […]

By May 19, 2017 Read More →
Hexagon acquisition points to autonomous driving strategy

Hexagon acquisition points to autonomous driving strategy

Vires makes simulation software that will aid in developing the Hexagon “autonomous X vision.” For years, Hexagon has been acquiring companies in a variety of 3D-related technologies for engineering disciplines of process and power plant design, civil engineering, and related geographic data applications, including 3D scanning. More recently, the company has been buying companies in […]

By May 15, 2017 Read More →