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Autodesk ceases Ember 3D printer production

Autodesk ceases Ember 3D printer production

While support continues, Autodesk has announced that future Ember development will be dependant on the 3D printing community. Autodesk recently announced that it has halted production of its Ember line of 3D printers. The company, best known for its large library of engineering and design software, will continue to provide customer support to current owners. […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →
Spatial adds advanced meshing to 3D toolkit

Spatial adds advanced meshing to 3D toolkit

Distene mesh technology streamlines the CAD-to-simulation process. 3D development toolkit maker Spatial Corp has expanded its technology for the intricate CAD-to-simulation process by licensing mesh technology from Distene. The French company is already considered a leader in mesh software and components for 3D applications, with clients including Ansys, MSC Software, Siemens, PTC, and Autodesk. Inclusion […]

By April 10, 2017 Read More →
New Wohlers Report says 3D printing industry grew by 17% in 2016

New Wohlers Report says 3D printing industry grew by 17% in 2016

More than 90 manufacturers produced and sold industrial additive manufacturing systems in 2016. Metal 3D printing is almost 50% of the service market. The newest edition of the Wohlers Report on the state of the 3D printing industry shows worldwide revenue growth of 17.4% in 2016, to $6.063 billion. This is a drop from 25.9% […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →
ITI and Anark form strategic partnership for 3D PDF in manufacturing

ITI and Anark form strategic partnership for 3D PDF in manufacturing

Adding independent validation of model-to-PDF conversions will improve the ability to extend engineering data in the organization. Industrial 3D visualization specialists International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) and Anark Corporation have formed a strategic partnership to serve manufacturers’ technical document publishing and validation needs. Manufacturers, especially those transitioning to Model Based Enterprise (MBE) processes, want the ability […]

By March 30, 2017 Read More →
High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

TurboCAD and BricsCAD are rewriting the notion that it takes a $5,000 CAD program to do specialized tasks.   By Ralph Grabowski Can we still call CAD “low-end” when it does sheet metal design and direct editing of 3D solids? Programs in the past have been considered low-end CAD when they cost a few hundred […]

By March 14, 2017 Read More →
Intel places $15 billion bet on computer vision

Intel places $15 billion bet on computer vision

Jerusalem-based Mobileye has emerged as a leader in computer vision for transportation; now it will be part of Intel. Intel and computer vision specialist Mobileye today announced Intel will acquire Mobileye in an all-cash offer for approximately $15.3 billion. An Intel subsidiary will make an offer for all outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye stock for […]

By March 13, 2017 Read More →
The magic of design on display at SolidWorks World 2017

The magic of design on display at SolidWorks World 2017

The maker of the most popular 3D mechanical design software believes design automation will move from “design and validate” to “optimize and manufacture.” By Tony Glockler SolidWorks World is where the magic happens. This year, that magic was literal as the conference kicked off in Los Angeles with death-defying illusions. The magic continued throughout the […]

By March 9, 2017 Read More →
Improov extends virtual reality CAD collaboration

Improov extends virtual reality CAD collaboration

Viewing 3D CAD models in VR can reduce prototyping and testing costs as well as encourage team review participation. MiddleVR recently updated its virtual reality (VR) collaboration software with the release of Improov 3.2. The offering allows for the online collaboration and review of 3D CAD models, with the promise of reducing prototyping and testing […]

By March 9, 2017 Read More →
Equipping space-age road warriors

Equipping space-age road warriors

Using HyperSizer Express to sculpt the bike of the future with composites. Cycling is one of those rare modern-day activities which combines good-old-fashioned sweat and tears with some of the most state-of-the-art composite materials known to man. Creating an aerodynamically sound, lightweight, and of course good-looking bicycle frame can be quite the task. It’s also made […]

By February 28, 2017 Read More →
Turning trucks into emergency vehicles with 3D technology

Turning trucks into emergency vehicles with 3D technology

A SmartTech 3D scanner and Geomagic Design X help a small Polish manufacturer customize 100 vehicles a year. Too often stories about new uses for 3D design technology focus on things like aerospace manufacturing, skyscraper construction, or feature films. But more mundane professions are also finding ways to incorporate 3D data into their work. BOCAR […]

By February 22, 2017 Read More →