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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 for Solidworks

Delcam set to show new Delcam for Solidworks integrated CAM at IMTS weblink

DelcamFri, 22 Aug 2014

Delcam will demonstrate the 2015 version of its Delcam for Solidworks integrated CAM system at IMTS 2014 in Chicago from 8–13 September on booth E3222, the largest CAM software booth at the show.  

LTspice IV

Linear Technology set to present free seminars on LTspice SPICE simulator downloadweblink

Linear TechnologyThu, 21 Aug 2014

Linear Technology and Arrow Electronics are set to present the ‘LTspice World Circuit’ seminar series. Designed to educate and inform both advanced and new users of LTspice, the seminars are being held in Reading on 6 October, Cambridge on 7 October, Edinburgh on 8 October and Dublin on 9 October.

Delcam rhino warrior

Delcam set to highlight machining with robots at Advanced Engineering downloadweblink

DelcamThu, 21 Aug 2014

Demonstrations of machining with robots using the Powermill Robot programming system will be the highlight of Delcam’s stand at the Advanced Engineering group of events, due to be held at the NEC in Birmingham on 11–12 November. 


Delcam set to present series of webinars on ArtCAM artistic CAD/CAM software downloadweblink

DelcamWed, 20 Aug 2014

Delcam has scheduled a series of webinar demonstrations of the Express and Insignia versions of its ArtCAM range of artistic CAD/CAM software. The first webinar will be on 15 August and will feature a demonstration of the design of a rubber stamp with ArtCAM Express. 

Powerinspect 2014

Delcam set to show Powerinspect 2014 at GTMA's Make Measurement Matter event downloadweblink

DelcamTue, 19 Aug 2014

Delcam will be demonstrating the 2014 release of its Powerinspect inspection software at the GTMA’s ‘Make Measurement Matter’ roadshow.

Seco part on fixture

Delcam set to show Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy at Seco event downloadweblink

DelcamMon, 18 Aug 2014

Delcam will demonstrate the huge time savings that can be made with its Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy at Seco’s ‘Inspiration through Innovation’ manufacturing best-practice event to be held at the company’s premises in Alcester, Warwickshire, on 24–25 September.

The improved Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy in Powermill 2015 will be demonstrated at AMB

Delcam’s Powermill and FeatureCAM systems set to debut at AMB exhibition downloadweblink

DelcamFri, 15 Aug 2014

Delcam’s German customers will have their first chance to see the 2015 versions of the company’s FeatureCAM and Powermill CAM systems on stand 4B-32 at the AMB exhibition to be held in Stuttgart from 16–20 September 2014.

Lock Out T Card system

Display system from T Cards Direct provides information about machine ‘lock-outs’ weblink

T Cards DirectFri, 15 Aug 2014

T Cards Direct is offering the Lock Out T Card system, which represents a clear, visual way of communicating important information about machinery and equipment that has been isolated for maintenance or for another reason. 

'Out of the lecture hall: the Pennsylvania State University'

Case study: Penn State faculty enhances learning with Minitab software download

MinitabFri, 22 Aug 2014

A Penn State statistics faculty has transformed its students’ learning experience with the help of Minitab software.

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White paper: fostering business growth through competitive data-centre strategies downloadweblink

RittalMon, 18 Aug 2014

As this Rittal-sponsored white paper explains, competitiveness in a global economy requires continuous innovation and accelerated go-to-market cycles, as well as agility in deploying resources. This is particularly true for midsize companies that have to leverage technology to gain an advantage over peers and larger corporations.

Total Product Life Cycle

Technical report: balancing innovation, quality and compliance while improving profit download

DELMIA AprisoFri, 15 Aug 2014

The medical device industry has always been dependent upon product innovation to drive growth. With today’s aging global population and expectations for living to an older age, the medical device industry is poised for a sustained period of extreme growth fuelled by a level of innovation that is scheduled to accelerate. Most companies are growing. Nearly all are innovating at an increasing pace. The common challenge is how medical device manufacturers and their suppliers can simultaneously ...


White paper: how industry leaders use people, processes and technology to drive innovation download

PlanviewTue, 12 Aug 2014

Companies want to raise the bar on innovation from incremental improvement to the kind of innovation that shows up in the annual report.

Technical guide extract: industrial communication — RS485 bus download

Socomec UPSWed, 16 Jul 2014

As this technical guide from Socomec UPS explains, an RS485 bus is defined by the standard EIA-TIA-485-A and the TSB-89-A application guidelines. A RS485 transceiver is from a standard point of view connected through three points on the network.

Factors driving early adoption of automated locker systems for asset management applications

White paper: Apex discusses management of mission-critical operational assets download

Apex Supply Chain TechnologiesTue, 15 Jul 2014

This white paper from Apex Supply Chain Technologies presents a discussion of the latest trends and opportunities for the management of mission-critical operational assets with cloud-based, self-service automated locker systems without a requirement for the RFID tagging of individual assets.

The need to combine two areas of physics: electromagnetics and mechanics

Technical article: magneto-vibro-acoustic analysis: a dedicated context inside Flux 11.2 download

CedratFri, 11 Jul 2014

A design office’s ability to assess and control vibration and noise levels generated by an electric motor during the design stage is a key asset — particularly for ensuring the end user’s comfort. This is especially true for electric powertrains on electric vehicles, and also when looking for higher performance in terms of power, efficiency, reliability, and — obviously — reduced material costs linked to the supply of magnetic equipment. During the past three years in the context of ...

Planview Enterprise 11

White paper: just-in-time resourcing — putting the 'lean' into services operations downloadweblink

PlanviewMon, 7 Jul 2014

This white paper from Planview provides an actionable guide to get the most out of your billable resources and put the ‘lean’ back into your services operations. 

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Technical article: conformance testing ensures clear, open communications download

CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)Tue, 1 Jul 2014

The benefit of using networks that are built to open standards is that it removes the constraint of having to buy equipment from a single supplier. Instead, products can be purchased from many sources, confident that they will ‘plug and play’, communicating and working with everything else on the network because it has all been built and tested to the same standard.