Daniel Brown

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Yuri Kozulin Tells the Real History of the C3D Kernel

<i>by Arkadiy Kamnev</i><p>Twenty years ago, the founders of ASCON Group made the decision to create their own 3D modeling software, KOMPAS-3D. To power the …

Fixing problems with HP's Elite laptop

<i>Not so elite</i><p>My dad bought himself a "really good" computer last year. Normally I spec them out for him, but this time he decided to get his own -- at …

Large Gantry Crane on Sunset

Connected Objects

Connected Objects<p>Connecting and securing the IoT (Internet of Things)<p>We have experienced tremendous technological advancements in recent times. …

As Factories Fade, Rural District Builds Makerspace to Fill Talent Gaps

I met Trevor (name has been changed) when he was a high school senior in 2014. From a coal mining family in western Kentucky, he’d just suffered a …

Education

This is UX: 'design developers' add new dimension to software design

New tools and the drive to create superior user experience is creating a new breed of professional: 'design developers.'<p>"Design developers" may be …

UX Design

MicroLED explained: The next-gen display technology

While OLED technology is currently enjoying its time in the spotlight, display innovators are already turning their attention to the next big technological shift – microLED. Major product companies, including Samsung, Apple, and Facebook’s Oculus, are already looking at this technology for future …

OLEDs

Logitech’s Craft keyboard offers premium typing with big bonuses

Logitech’s keyboards have long been my keyboards of choice, thanks to their versatility and focus on good design. But the new Craft keyboard may be my favorite Logitech keyboard of all time — and possibly my favorite keyboard, period. The Craft is being billed as a creative tool thanks to the …

Raspberry Pi: Hands-on with the Pi-Desktop kit

This kit promises to turn your Pi into a functional desktop computer. I'm going to try it out and see how easy it is to assemble and use.<p>This is the …

3D printing technology pushes deeper into manufacturing, enabling more complex products

Today, 3D printing is probably associated most with research labs and do-It-yourselfers, who use the machines to produce prototypes of their …

Autodesk Co-CEO: Subscription model is changing the cloud...

Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk Co-CEO, weighs in on company earnings and betting on the cloud. The company makes software that is used for everything from …

First Look: Autodesk BIM 360 Ops

Autodesk BIM 360 Ops, according to its blurb, is a “mobile first maintenance management” tool designed to allow contractors and building owners to …

Autodesk Fusion 360 Roadshow

I had a peculiar childhood, I grew up running CNCs and robots before I got my drivers license. Perhaps it was that experience that led me to believe …

Printing

Facebook, Autodesk partner with a design organization geared toward underserved kids

Facebook and Autodesk have partnered with nonprofit organization Inneract Project, which is geared toward bringing design to young people in underserved communities through free, hands-on classes and mentorship.<p>With the support of Autodesk and Facebook, Inneract Project has been able to hire two …

Revit Live Projects Show Off New Potential for BIM and VR

The latest release of Autodesk Revit Live has the AEC industry buzzing. In Sweden, architect Johannes Bergström has already put the architectural visualization cloud service powered by the 3D game engine, Stingray, to the test, integrating it into workflows and client reviews for several projects. …

Autodesk’s CAD Users to Get CAE and CAM – For Free

Autodesk seems to have expanded – not contracted – Inventor capabilities. The latest “collection” adds simulation with Nastran In-CAD, multiaxis …

Autodesk

New Release Makes EAGLE and Fusion 360 Besties

The latest release of EAGLE builds a bridge between mechanical design and electronic design. Version 8.3 rolls in the ability to synchronize between …

Printing

Gadget Converts Smart Phones into Laser Rangefinders

Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals can now use their mobile phones or tablet devices as compact, portable surveying …

3 Critical Takeaways From Stratasys' Q1 Earnings Call

Metal 3D printing, a new next-gen tech demonstrator, and the F123 line's successful launch were the main topics on the 3D printing company's Q1 …

Prototyping

Only 90s Kids Will Appreciate This Prototype

[Madox] is a trackball user, which is fine; we at Hackaday respect and appreciate those who live alternative lifestyles. As you would expect, there …

How engineer and supply chain managers can work simultaneously and stay on the same BOM

There is a story we often hear from users. It’s usually heard from small companies and startups that have small teams, lots of individual …

May 12, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got stories on 3D printing business, a new facility, and a couple of new products. …

Another Printer With An Infinite Build Volume

Very rarely do we see a 3D printer that is more than just a refinement of what’s currently standard practice. [Prusa]’s single-hotend, four-color …

Livrea Yachts Partners with Autodesk and SABIC to Manufacture the World's First 3D Printed Yacht

We’ve seen 3D printed models of yachts, 3D printed yacht parts, and even a decorative jaguar that was 3D printed to grace the bowsprit of a …

A Forever Bike

No single cyclist uses their bike in the same way! This is especially true for commuters. Designed with this in mind, Modefi allows users to create …

Honey-like inks lead to a new 3D printing method

117shares<p>Research at the University of Akron, Ohio has developed a new method of 3D printing by extruding inks from a nozzle in layers and using …

IT and OT Converging in the Factory of the Future

Technology, innovation, and advanced manufacturing capabilities are the agents of change that you need to understand, and embrace Tools for savings, …

Innovation

Caterpillar Downsizing Mining Equipment Portfolio

Caterpillar Inc. continues to scale down its manufacturing portfolio, now taking steps to optimize its mining equipment products. The heavy-equipment …

More CAM Speed, Automation, Precision Functions Debuting at IMTS 2016

The International Machine Tool Show will see the arrival of hundreds of new CNC machine tools, cutting tools, software programs, and more …

Manufacturing

IoT, Internal Cylindrical Grinding, Tool-Wear Optimization and 10 More New Ideas for Machine Shops

If you operate a machine shop — or any manufacturing operation with a focus on machining, and all the surrounding process technologies like CAM …

Arcane