Melling Tool designs better with Solid Edge
Manufacturer of tooling for oil pump and other power train components uses synchronous technology to cut design time from four to two weeks when compared with traditional history-based design.
Solid Edge. Design better.
3D Systems Announces Geomagic 2014
- Printable CAD, Powerful Scanning And Inspection Software
ROCK HILL, South Carolina, July 17, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its 2014 printableCAD design, scanning and inspection software tools are now available. Packed with a broad array of enhanced and new features, Geomagic® 2014 products deliver greater productivity and use case versatility through seamless design to manufacturing integration for engineers, product designers, artists and manufacturers.
3D Systems is the only company that provides an advanced toolbox of integrated software and hardware solutions that cover every stage of the 3D scan-design-print workflow. Geomagic 2014 builds on those workflows by introducing key new Geomagic® Design™ motion simulation, clash check analysis and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modules. Additional functionality updates for the Geomagic products include:
“Geomagic 2014 is here within months of bringing all of our software products together,” said Calvin Hur, vice president and general manager, Geomagic Solutions. “Geomagic 2014 is packed with comprehensive updates to each of our key products underscoring 3D Systems’ commitment to re-imagine the engineer’s desktop. Our easy-to-use, ground-breaking design and manufacturing tools fully support our users’ 3D content-to-print processes, ensuring quality, manufacturability and printability.”
Geomagic Solutions’ engineering software products include: Geomagic Design and Geomagic® Freeform® forCAD and modeling design; Geomagic Verify and Geomagic Control for 3D inspection; Geomagic Design X andGeomagic Design Direct for scanning and reverse engineering. Geomagic Studio®, Wrap® and GeomagicXOS also received current 2014 updates to round out the product portfolio.
Geomagic 2014 products are available for immediate download by supported customers worldwide. For details of the new features and enhancements for each Geomagic 2014 product please visit software.3dsystems.com/2014-release/.
3D Systems Introduces Injection Molding-Like Direct Manufacturing Material
- VisiJet M3 Black turns the ProJet printers into a "factory-in-a-box"
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 08:30
ROCK HILL, South Carolina –July 9, 2013– 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of a new plastic injection molding-like material– VisiJet® M3 Black for use in itsProJet® 3500/3510 professional 3D printers. VisiJet M3 Black further expands the range of use cases of the company’s ProJet printers into more demanding, functional, end use parts and products.
VisiJet M3 Black is the strongest, most durable ProJet 3500/3510 material yet, with excellent toughness and flex properties that make it suitable for snap fit and assembly applications. The beautiful jet-black color mimics injection molded plastic performance so engineers and designers can prototype, test and use parts that look and feel like the final product. Game changing materials like VisiJet M3 Black and VisiJet M3 X turns the ProJet series professional printers into a “factory-in-a-box”, further democratizing rapid manufacturing for designers, inventors, entrepreneurs and manufacturers.
“VisiJet M3 Black material is a revolutionary breakthrough in ProJet plastic materials,” said Buddy Byrum, Vice President of Product and Channel Management for 3D Systems. “VisiJet M3 Black parts have the toughness and durability for rigorous testing and direct end use. When used in assemblies with other high performance materials like VisiJet M3 X, VisiJet M3 Black allows for design and testing capabilities that are unparalleled.”
Find more information on VisiJet M3 Black visit 3DSystems.com.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.
Siemens’ New 3DSync Software Delivers Exclusive Synchronous Technology Benefit to Mainstream CAD Industry
Based on technology shown to increase productivity by a factor of ten or more when working with imported CAD files, 3DSync now available to use free for a limited time
PLANO, Texas, December 18, 2012 – One of the significant benefits associated with Siemens’ proprietary synchronous technology software capability is now being made available to users of any vendor’s computer-aided design (CAD) application. Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit is introducing a new 3D CAD editing tool to the mainstream market, based on synchronous technology, which has been shown to increase productivity by a factor of ten or more when working with imported CAD data. Siemens’ new 3DSync application is now available, and can be used at no charge
until May 15, 2013.
In today’s global manufacturing industry, product development collaboration among multiple companies is a predominant practice. However, due to inconsistent data formats employed by many of the world’s competing CAD software applications, importing and working with digital 3D product data from an incompatible CAD solution is often labor intensive, error prone and costly. The design intent built into CAD models in the form of parametric rules is lost during the translation process, making the imported model difficult to work with and often unusable. As a result, engineers are often forced to spend hours or days “fixing” an imported model or simply recreating the model from scratch.
This problem was virtually eliminated for users of Siemens’ Solid Edge® software and NX™ software applications when the company introduced its exclusive synchronous technology breakthrough in 2008. As a result of its ability to interrogate imported 3D models, recognize design intent, and automatically apply appropriate design parameters, synchronous technology has been reported to produce ten-to-one reductions in model rework time, with some users citing time reductions of certain tasks from days to minutes. The availability of Siemens’ new 3DSync offering now extends this benefit beyond the Solid Edge and NX user communities, to the users of any commercially available CAD system.
“3DSync is the next evolutionary step in Siemens’ constant drive to deliver open solutions that help significantly increase product development productivity, while at the same time improve product data compatibility throughout the global manufacturing industry,” said Chuck Grindstaff, CEO and president, Siemens PLM Software. “By enabling CAD models to be shared and easily edited between incompatible versions of the same CAD offering, or among different CAD applications, 3DSync delivers the productivity and cost reduction benefits of synchronous technology to mainstream CAD users by allowing them to more effectively reuse 3D product data.”
3DSync supports widely used CAD formats such as STEP, IGES, Parasolid® software, JT™ data format and others and has built-in data translators to help eliminate version incompatibility issues. 3DSync provides engineers with a fast, straightforward method for importing, editing and exporting most neutral 3D CAD files from suppliers and customers. This can save time and reduce costs by decreasing the need to remodel features or to pay suppliers to make edits.
3DSync is available immediately for $1995 (US). For more information and to register to use the full production version free until May 15, 2013, visit www.siemens.com/plm/3dsync.