MFG & PLM

Startup MarkForged makes composite parts

Startup MarkForged makes composite parts

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 [...]

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Lagoa is building their rendering business from the cloud down

Lagoa is building their rendering business from the cloud down

The Montreal-based cloud rendering company has been making friends in varied places. There’s a fierce arms race going on in the cloud, where companies seek out territory in building 3D tools for use in the cloud. It really is the next frontier, or maybe the better term is gold rush. So many companies are building [...]

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Dassault Systèmes revenue up 5% for quarter and year

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 5% for quarter and year

With 16 acquisitions in two years, the French PLM company seeks to double the addressable market for an expanding array of services. By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (DASTY: OTCMKTS) closed the books on 2013 today, reporting revenue that was up 5% in both the fourth quarter (ending Dec. 31, 2013) and the full fiscal [...]

Anark 4.2 combines 3D PDF, HTML5, STEP information into review models

Anark 4.2 combines 3D PDF, HTML5, STEP information into review models

Keeping up with the needs of SolidWorks and Catia users, as well as the US DOD. Anark has been building documentation tools for design for some time now—we date the introduction of their Anark Core product back to 2007. At SolidWorks World we got a chance to visit again, this time with Chris Garcia, Anark’s [...]

The business case for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

The business case for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

Intriguing but pricey. Steve Wolfe takes a close look at the most highly anticipated new MCAD product in years.  By L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. [Editor's Note: Larger versions of the images in this article are available on the GraphicSpeak Facebook page.] As reported on January 28, the SolidWorks division of Dassault Systèmes announced the first [...]

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Shopping in San Diego: Dassault Systèmes buys Accelrys

Shopping in San Diego: Dassault Systèmes buys Accelrys

Dassault announces plans to acquire San Diego firm Accelrys

Stratasys introduces Objet 500 Connex3 3d printer

Stratasys introduces Objet 500 Connex3 3d printer

The Connex3 has a name straight out of robocop and sci-fi capabilities to boot.

Design for Manufacture Summit series returns March 20

Design for Manufacture Summit series returns March 20

A bit like Salon for industrial leaders, this year’s event will feature Jon Hirschtick from OnShape and Jeremy Luchini from Lagoa. It may be cold and freezing in New York City, but The Design for Manufacturing Summit is planning to heat things up with a spotlight on new approaches and new comers. The group will [...]

Finally, the big debut for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

Finally, the big debut for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

Dassault Systèmes says SWMC opens the door to all its applications for SolidWorks users. [Editor's Note: Since this article was published, contributing analyst L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. has written a review of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual: http://gfxspeak.com/2014/02/03/business-solidworks-mechanical-conceptual/] By Randall S. Newton The cat is officially out of the bag. On April 2, 2014 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks [...]

Autodesk celebrates one year of Fusion 360 and unveils new pricing

Autodesk celebrates one year of Fusion 360 and unveils new pricing

Autodesk rolls out new features and new pricing for Fusion 360