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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.

ETX-BT module

Mouser Electronics now supplies ETX-BT computer-on-module devices from ADLINK downloadweblink

Mouser ElectronicsMon, 27 Jul 2015

Mouser Electronics is now offering the ETX-BT modules from ADLINK Technology. These computer-on-module (COM) devices are designed around the Intel Atom system on chip (SoC) and include standard functions required for almost any application, including graphics, Ethernet, audio, IDE, floppy, keyboard/mouse, parallel, serial and USB ports and PCI and ISA system buses.


Delcam set to present the results of jewellery manufacturing project at dissemination event weblink

DelcamMon, 27 Jul 2015

The results of the PRECIOUS project on the use of additive manufacturing in the jewellery industry will be presented at a dissemination event to be held on 20 August as part of the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the Birmingham School of Jewellery. PRECIOUS is a research and development project being managed by Delcam.

A permanent magnet MRI system

Product information sheet: MagNet for SOLIDWORKS from Infolytica download

InfolyticaMon, 27 Jul 2015

Infolytica is offering MagNet for SOLIDWORKS: an add-in to the SOLIDWORKS CAD software based on the MagNet 3D electromagnetic field simulator.

PowerMILL mirroring

PowerMILL CAM 2016 software from Delcam can mirror complete machining projects downloadweblink

DelcamThu, 23 Jul 2015

Delcam has launched the 2016 version of its PowerMILL programming software for five-axis and high-speed machining.

Impact-R 1100F series

Amplicon extends legacy serial support with the new Impact-R 1100F series downloadweblink

AmpliconWed, 22 Jul 2015

The Impact-R 1100F series from Amplicon is a fanless system powered by the Intel ATOM D2550 processor. It features a high-performance 2.5in MLC solid-state drive (SSD) delivering a silent system. 

Inspection Plus with SupaTouch optimisation

Renishaw to focus on measurement speed, accessibility and simplicity at EMO 2015 downloadweblink

RenishawWed, 22 Jul 2015

Renishaw will be exhibiting its range of metrology and additive manufacturing equipment at EMO 2015, which takes place in Milan, Italy, from 5–10 October.

ArtCAM Ember models

Delcam set to present Autodesk's Ember 3D printer and ArtCAM JewelSmith at TCT weblink

DelcamTue, 21 Jul 2015

Delcam will demonstrate the new Ember 3D printer from Autodesk and the 2016 R2 version of ArtCAM JewelSmith at the TCT exhibition to be held at the NEC on 30 September and 1 October.

Amplicon Haswell models

Amplicon introduces powerful Intel Core fourth-generation processors weblink

AmpliconFri, 17 Jul 2015

Amplicon has introduced the Intel Core fourth-generation processor series, featuring high processing power, low power consumption, low thermal characteristics and rich I/O. The introduction of the Haswell architecture signals further advancements and capabilities from predecessors: lower power consumption, greater numbers of USB 3.0 and SATA III channels and iAMT revision 9.

Plot the performance of your models and control the motion with the sequence editor

Data sheet: Dynamics for SpaceClaim software add-in from IDAC download

Integrated Design and Analysis ConsultantsTue, 28 Jul 2015

Dynamics for SpaceClaim is a fully integrated add-in that extends the functionality of SpaceClaim with motion dynamics for multibody systems with joints, frictional contacts and analysis.

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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. 

Mind the gap

White paper: tips on how to align your boss's perception of innovation maturity with reality downloadweblink

PlanviewTue, 14 Jul 2015

The recent Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey identified one of the most common challenges organisations experience as being how to speed innovation to deliver innovative products to market while still relying on the same approaches to people, processes and tools that continually limit their success. When you think about it, this is the quintessential definition for ‘insanity’.

Data acquisition

White paper: smart data acquisition for energy-saving applications downloadweblink

AmpliconWed, 8 Jul 2015

One of the most troublesome aspects of a factory energy-saving system is the fact that large numbers of I/O channels are needed to transmit field site data related to lighting, production lines and environmental monitoring back to the control centre.

Value of PPM - cover

Technical presentation: project portfolio management for product development downloadweblink

PlanviewMon, 6 Jul 2015

This presentation from Planview discusses the discipline project portfolio management (PPM). PPM as a decision-making framework has long been leveraged in the IT industry. But over the last 10 years, especially after the economic downturn, product development has grasped ahold of this powerful tool, modified it with its revenue-based analysis and enhanced it with product roadmaps and pipeline metrics.

Full architecture of new product development (2004)

White paper: seven mistakes to avoid when integrating NPD processes download

PlanviewFri, 3 Jul 2015

As companies experience maturity in some areas of their new product development (NPD) processes, they often begin to recognise gaps in other areas. This is a normal part of any organisation’s growth and development.