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Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk wants to do for 3D printing what Google did for mobile devices: give away an operating system to encourage hardware vendors. When Autodesk looks at the state of 3D printing, it sees a convoluted hash of incompatible file formats, incomplete representations, and confusing processes. But worst of all, it sees a failure rate of […]

Building 3D Experience portfolios at Dassault Systèmes

Building 3D Experience portfolios at Dassault Systèmes

The ambitious goal is to model the world for science and industry, including the hidden parts. Kathleen Maher reports from the Dassault Systèmes 3D Experience Forum in Las Vegas.   By Kathleen Maher French Design/PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes is nothing if not ambitious, at the company’s 3D Experience Forum this year, they said their goal is to […]

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 […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Siemens PLM acquires Camstar for CAM and management tools

Siemens PLM acquires Camstar for CAM and management tools

More leverage for working with big data in factory design and automation. This month Siemens PLM announced a deal to buy Charlotte, North Carolina-based Camstar Systems, and the deal was closed within weeks. The terms of the deal were not announced because the money exchanged is way immaterial to Siemens, a $100-billion company. Although companies […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
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 →
New Inspection Xpert On Demand for CAD creates inspection documents from 2D or 3D CAD

New Inspection Xpert On Demand for CAD creates inspection documents from 2D or 3D CAD

IXOD reads all major file formats, allowing inspection editors to standardize on one workflow even if multiple CAD formats are involved.   CAD tools specialist KeyToData introduces a new tool for creating inspection documents from 2D or 3D CAD files. Standardizing on Inspection Xpert On Demand for CAD (IXOD) would allow end users who need […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dassault Systèmes reports third quarter results

Dassault Systèmes reports third quarter results

Dassault’s third quarter results are better than they look say CEO Bernard Charlès and he’s got a point. Europe continues to suffer economic aftershocks and the company is going through several major transitions and assimilating acquisitions. Given all that, the company’s steady performance actually looks pretty good.  Dassault Systèmes is the largest enterprise CAD/PLM provider in terms of […]

Taking virtual prototyping beyond visualization

Taking virtual prototyping beyond visualization

Virtence helps its automotive clients including Audi and Volkswagen integrate high-quality visualization into engineering and design. Today, virtual prototyping is fundamental to the design and engineering process. Virtual prototyping entails looking at a design, virtually built, in every aspect. That implies much more than realistic rendering. For Virtence GmbH customers like Volkswagen and Audi, virtual […]

By November 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →