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3D Printed Plane Takes Flight

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 29, 2011
SULSA, an unmanned air vehicle project initiated by the engineering department in Southampton University, is the first aircraft in flight built with select laser sintering (SLS) technology.

Fukishima Disaster Holds Lessons for Engineers

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 29, 2011
Nearly six months after a devastating earthquake rocked the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, engineers say the design lessons are starting to come into sharper focus.

SpaceClaim Stakes Manufacturing Claim

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 26, 2011
The latest SpaceClaim Engineer 2011+ release takes aim at bread-and-butter manufacturing applications, including NC machining, jig and fixture design, and sheet metal and mold manufacturing.

Dassault Puts Inventor's 'Ice Dream' to 3D Simulation Test

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 25, 2011
Dassault Systemes lends its arsenal of 3D modeling and simulation tools to help prove an eco-entrepreneur's dream of harvesting and transporting icebergs to solve the world's water shortage issues.

Autodesk Fuels Early Analysis With Simulation Offerings

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 24, 2011
Autodesk continues to push accessible simulation capabilities earlier into the design process with a pair of new offerings: a plastic modeling tool that integrates with Pro/ENGINEER and a labs project that tackles interactive wind tunnel testing.

Autodesk Launches AutoCAD Products for Mac

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 22, 2011
Citing overwhelming user demand, Autodesk launched a trio of AutoCAD products built specifically for Mac OS X Lion, including AutoCAD 2012 for the Mac, AutoCAD LT for the Mac, and AutoCAD WS for the Mac.

ASU Gets Hands-On With Engineering Curriculum

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 19, 2011
To provide students with a practical approach to aerospace engineering education, Arizona State University has modified its curriculum with a hands-on approach to learning, including employing The MathWorks tools for real-world problem solving.

My Robot Nation Advances 3D Printing

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 18, 2011
To address the content creation bottleneck surrounding the democratization of 3D printing, Z Corp has teamed up with Kodama Studios and Offload Studios on a new browser-based service that makes it easy to create and produce 3D printed designs.

Bringing FPGAs to Mechanical Engineers

Electronics and Test Publish Date: August 18, 2011
Xilinx Inc. and National Instruments are trying to make it easier for mechanical engineers and other "domain experts" to employ field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

Parallels Advances Virtualization for Engineering Apps

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 16, 2011
Parallels Workstation 6 Extreme leverages Intel's direct assignment technology to make virtualization a more viable option for graphics-rich CAD and CAE applications.