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Programs (software) used with computer systems involved in the creation and manufacture of products; and hardware and software involved in the storage and transfer of information during design and production processes. Includes design and manufacturing software, process control, computer hardware, wireless devices and data acquisition and analysis.

Delcam to preview PartBuilder software for Additive Manufacturing at TCT

DelcamFri, 28 Aug 2015

Delcam will preview its new set of pre-processing software tools for manufacture by 3D printing/additive manufacturing at the TCT Show to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, on 30 September and 1st October.  

PowerINSPECT racks

Delcam set to showcase PowerINSPECT on show at Make Measurement Matter

DelcamFri, 28 Aug 2015

The latest release of Delcam’s PowerINSPECT inspection software will be demonstrated at the GTMA’s Make Measurement Matter event at the Kettering Conference Centre on 15 October.  

PowerSHAPE features

Delcam to showcase modelling, machining and inspection at Advanced Engineering

DelcamMon, 24 Aug 2015

Delcam will demonstrate the latest releases in its range of manufacturing software at the Advanced Engineering exhibition to be held in Birmingham on 4 and 5 November. New releases will be on show of the modelling-for-manufacture CAD system, PowerSHAPE, the PowerMILL CAM system for high-speed and five-axis machining, the FeatureCAM feature-based programming system and the PowerINSPECT inspection software.

PowerSHAPE reverse engineering

Delcam set to showcase PowerSHAPE Pro reverse engineering at TCT

DelcamFri, 21 Aug 2015

At the TCT exhibition to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, on 30 September and 1 October, Delcam will demonstrate a series of enhancements to its PowerSHAPE Pro software for modelling and reverse engineering that will help users to complete complex designs more quickly and more easily. 

STM32F746 series microcontrollers,

Mouser introduces STMicroelectronics’ STM32F7 microcontrollers and discovery kit downloadweblink

Mouser ElectronicsFri, 21 Aug 2015

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the STM32F7 series 32-bit microcontrollers and the STM32F746G discovery kit from STMicroelectronics. With ST’s ART Accelerator as well as an L1 cache, ST STM32F7 devices deliver the maximum theoretical performance of the ARM Cortex -M7, whether code is executed from embedded Flash or external memory.

CYBLE-022001-00 EZ-BLE PRoC Module

Mouser Electronics offers Cypress EZ-BLE PRoC module for Bluetooth downloadweblink

Mouser ElectronicsFri, 21 Aug 2015

Mouser Electronics is now shipping the CYBLE-022001-00 EZ-BLE PRoC module from Cypress. This programmable, SMT-ready, fully certified Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) module eliminates RF hardware design and reduces investment by eliminating the certification process. 

Impact-D 100

Amplicon unveils Impact-D 100 DIN Rail mountable, low-power embedded system download

AmpliconFri, 21 Aug 2015

Amplicon has introduced its Impact-D 100 DIN Rail mountable, low power embedded system, which has been designed to be compact, rich in I/O and running the latest quad core ATOM processor, the Intel ATOM E3845.

Matrox Design Assistant 4 classroom training to be offered in October 2015

Matrox ImagingFri, 21 Aug 2015

Matrox Imaging will be offering classroom training on Matrox Design Assistant 4 flowchart-based machine vision software at its Montreal, Canada headquarters 14–16 October. 

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White paper: using industrial Ethernet gateways to optimise VFD systems downloadweblink

AmpliconThu, 6 Aug 2015

Variable-frequency drives (VFDs) are used in a number of industrial applications to save energy by controlling the speed of motors. VFDs are important because electric motor-driven systems (EMDSs) account for about 45 per cent of all electricity consumption. In this white paper, Amplicon shows how industrial Ethernet gateways can be used to create a communication gateway between VFDs and PLCs that is easy to install and maintain.


White paper: a framework for implementing a BIM business transformation download

Man and Machine Thu, 20 Aug 2015

This white paper offered by Man and Machine will outline a high-level framework for implementing BIM and the key elements that every successful implementation must consider.

White paper: avoid the top five product portfolio pitfalls downloadweblink

PlanviewFri, 7 Aug 2015

Bringing the products that your customers want to market at the right time and at the lowest cost is the most basic goal of product development. Yet with limited budgets, people and time, many organisations are hard-pressed to streamline their product portfolio processes, despite the fact that doing so has repeatedly proven to advance that very goal. Keeping the status quo, however inefficient, is sometimes all a product organisation can manage. Often, there are simply too many products ...

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White paper: climbing out of spreadsheet hell downloadweblink

PlanviewTue, 4 Aug 2015

In this white paper, Planview takes a look at a common issue facing many companies: insufficient or unreliable data. Your performance predictions are only as good as the underlying data. But many companies still rely on manual spreadsheets as their only means of capturing and storing data. Is your company caught in the status quo of spreadsheet hell or is there something better? Is it worth the effort to switch to a different tool for data you can trust? 

Three Apriso attributes for global manufacturing success

White paper: a roadmap for global manufacturing excellence downloadweblink

Dassault Systèmes DELMIA AprisoTue, 21 Jul 2015

Manufacturing has gone global. Production facilities and supply chain networks are distributed across the world in order to best meet the needs of a diverse, dynamic group of customers. Companies are racing to standardise and harmonise their processes and systems on a global scale in an effort to ensure the right products are delivered on time, on quality and on volume. The goal of this white paper from Apriso is to educate IT and line-of-business executives on what approach is now ...

Planview - shark tank

Technical article: 'Shark Tank' your gate meetings download

PlanviewMon, 20 Jul 2015

A gated product development process is often implemented by organisations to assist in scrutinising projects throughout their lifecycle to ensure only the fittest survive. Unfortunately, many of the checks and balances lack the teeth required to kill doomed projects before they squander resources. This article from Planview explains how can a television show such as Shark Tank can provide valuable insight into your gate meetings.

Planview - mourning the dead

Technical article: why you should have a funeral after killing your product download

PlanviewThu, 16 Jul 2015

Pulling the plug on an in-flight project is hard. No one wants to be the person calling it quits, offending team members and admitting defeat. It is this mentality, however, that ends up sucking the life out of resources and budgets and setting the organisation up for continued failure because the process is broken. How can you ensure only the right projects survive, wrong ones are killed early and lessons are celebrated after an appropriate mourning period? It is going to take courage.

Autodesk VRED Professional 2015

White paper: steps required to set up a computer-assisted virtual environment downloadweblink

Man and Machine Tue, 14 Jul 2015

This white paper from Man and Machine describes the steps required to set up a computer-assisted virtual environment (CAVE) with Autodesk VRED Professional 2015 and Display Cluster, including the setup and configuration of motion tracking.