Machine Design - CAD / CAM / CAE / FEA
CAD Apps, For When You're Mobile
For the engineer on the go, here is a must-have list of mobile CAD apps, what each can do, and a glimpse at the future of this segment. read more
Scanning Device Takes 3D Measurements
The portable HandySCAN 3D 300 and 700 models can generate 3D measurements of scanned objects at resolutions of 0.1 and 0.05 mm, respectively. Working at speeds 25 times faster than the previous generation, HandySCAN produces data with an accuracy of up to 0.04 mm. Content Classification: ...
8 Common Drawing Mistakes to Avoid
2D and 3D drafters and engineers should watch out for these common mistakes made in drawing. read more
New Software Writes Part-Measurement Programs in Minutes
Programs for precise measurements of parts don’t have to be written manually anymore. MiCAT Planner software will write it instead—and write it much faster. It uses the same information that a programmer uses to write a measurement program. Available from Mitutoyo America, MiCAT goes dir...
Additive Manufacturing 101
Sponsored by Stratasys What is Additive Manufacturing? What is Polyjet? What is Selective Laser Sintering? What is Direct Metal Laser Sintering? What is Fused Deposition Modeling? read more
ISO STEP File Lets CAD Programs Share Smart Files
Computer experts at the National Institute of Standards (NIST) are working on a way to let 3D models include product and manufacturing data that will be readable by all CAD system. read more
Quantum Computing 101
E. D. Dahl, Senior Research Scientist, D-Wave Systems Here's a look at the first commercial quantum computer. Quantum computing could change the face of computing over the coming decades, especially when it comes to quickly solving certain classes of problems such as optimization, code cracking (cry...
Programming a Quantum Computer
E. D. Dahl, Senior Research Scientist, D-Wave Systems Walking through the steps for programming a quantum computer illustrates how they solve problems. Walking through the steps for programming a quantum computer illustrates how they solve problems. read more
Oak Ridge Lab Moves to Acquire Summit, a Next-Generation Supercomputer
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will have a new supercomputer to work with in 2017 when IBM delivers Summit, a hybrid CPU/GPU computer. read more
Guide to Prototyping Die-Cast Parts--Applications and Technologies of Die-Cast PrototypingStories 1 - 10 of 15
Sponsored by Quickparts Solutions Die-casting is a very popular manufacturing method. It can create components with the strength required for structural applications and with the surface finish required for aesthetic applications read more