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 … [Read more...] about President Obama unveils initiatives for renewed growth of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
The two will jointly create regional solution centers to promote 3D in manufacturing. 3D printing systems vendor 3D Systems has entered in to an exclusive strategic alliance with manufacturing and supply chain consulting firm Deloitte to help businesses develop implementation strategies for using 3D printing solutions. In a joint statement, the two companies say they … [Read more...] about 3D Systems forms strategic alliance with consulting firm Deloitte
The Sunglass Parts Library is the first example of a 3D parts library linking directly to an interactive design site. Cloud-based product design collaboration site Sunglass today launches a new online parts library, assembled in a partnership with Cadenas PartSolutions, best known as the creator of digital parts catalogs for manufacturing. The Sunglass Parts Library … [Read more...] about Sunglass adds Cadenas PartSolutions 1 million item 3D parts library to its cloud CAD worksite
Current SolidWorks products will continue to be sold. But for how long? [Editor's Note: This article was updated October 2, 2012 to note Dassault Systemes has removed HSMWorks from its Partner program web listing.] Autodesk today acquired the computer-aided manufacturing technology of HSMWorks Aps, the Danish developer of CAM tools including products for SolidWorks users. … [Read more...] about Autodesk manufacturing acquires HSMWorks to fill CAM “missing link”
Software is transforming every stage of the manufacturing process. Small companies with niche technologies are being gobbled up. By Kathleen Maher May Day is over and the workers of the world are still pretty much wearing their chains. Ironically, the children of workers over in China are driving Ferraris and sporting Prada handbags. And, if wages aren’t going up and hours … [Read more...] about Redefining production in the age of Digital Reality