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Stratasys Launches Universal Design-to-3D Print Application, GrabCAD Print

Press Release - Stratasys


Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today unveiled a bold, new software strategy designed to make 3D printing significantly easier, more intuitive and highly accessible. The approach is powered by a new, open architecture “design-to-3D print” workflow application, GrabCAD Print* – residing on the popular GrabCAD SaaS platform and supported by a community of more than 3 million designers, engineers and students. Full Article

Siemens Gives Some Details of 'Digital Twin' Work with SpaceX, Maserati

Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing Editor


Siemens is working to fulfill the Industry 4.0 vision with the digital twin, speakers from the software firm told people attending its namesake product lifecycle management (PLM) software conference this week in Orlando, FL. Zvi Feuer, senior vice president of manufacturing engineering software for Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, recalled a visit to Hawthorne, CA-based SpaceX a few months back. Full Article

DMDII Announces $12 Million in Applied R&D Awards



CHICAGO – May 10, 2016 The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced that it has issued seven national applied research, development, and demonstration awards. These projects address several digital manufacturing and design topics, including augmented reality for use on manufacturing shop floors and on wearable and mobile devices. 
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Getting on Board with Smart Manufacturing

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


The convergence of technologies and terms revolving around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing, Big Data, digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0, can be confusing at best to many industry veterans, as well as to newcomers. At MESA 2016, held last week by the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA; Chandler, AZ) in the Chicago area, industry leaders sought to untangle or “demystify” the web of interconnected technologies comprising Smart Manufacturing and the IIoT. Full Article

Siemens and TCS Expand Partnership



Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Siemens, (ETR: SIE) a leading global technology powerhouse, are leveraging their longstanding partnership to expand and enhance the delivery of big data analytics to the global manufacturing industry. Full Article

Methods Shows Expanded Lineup at Chicago Tech Center

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Methods Machine Tools Inc. (Sudbury, MA) last week showed off its latest metalworking technologies at the company’s TechFest 2016 open house for customers held May 4-5 at its Chicago Technical Center in Elgin, IL. In addition to showcasing its machining technology with live machining demonstrations, Methods’ open house featured technical seminars on several topics including manufacturing automation, 3D printing, EDM technology, Swiss machining, and the savings derived from using newer multitasking machine tools. Full Article

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