With greater modelling and design functionality as well as part inspection that is two to three times faster, adopting 3D scanning technologies can have a profound effect on design and quality assurance processes. Contributed by 3D Systems Japan
Siemens has launched the new Solid Edge ST9 software for mainstream CAD. It allows easy access to the full capabilities of Solid Edge with cloud-based licensing, user preferences, and collaboration tools.
Innovations in the compact metrology space are changing the way machine shop inspection works for the better. By Bernard Chou, regional product line manager (portable), APAC at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
The Faro Design ScanArm is a portable 3D scanning solution tailored for 3D modelling, reverse engineering and CAD-based design applications across the PLM process.
Orpington, UK: The future CAM software growth potential is predicted to be 17 percent this year and 29 percent over the next three to five years, according to results of the Worldwide CAD Trends 2016 Survey by research specialist The Business Advantage Group.
Overcoming design challenges for mircoeclectromechanical systems (MEMS) in an IC-focused environment. By Nicolas Williams, product marketing manager and Qi Jing, technical marketing engineer, Mentor Graphics
FixtureBuilder is a 3D-modelling software package designed to allow the offline creation and documentation of fixturing setups. Easy to use, the FixtureBuilder features well-organised component libraries, an intelligent “drag-and-drop” function, a quick manipulation of parts and a user-friendly constraint mechanism.
Over the past five years, German automotive toolmaker Konrad Schäfer Modell und Formenbau has switched all its static and portable CMMs, as well as its hand scanners, to Delcam’s PowerINSPECT inspection software. The results of standardising on a single software have included lower training expenses, greater staff flexibility and perfect CAD compatibility.