PTC Acquires Onshape

On November 1st, 2019, renowned CAD developer, PTC, broadcasted the following: “PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Onshape, developer of the Onshape® Software as a Service (SaaS) product development platform that unites robust computer aided design (CAD) software with powerful data management and collaboration tools. The acquisition positions PTC to… Read more »

Manufacturing Labor Pains Continue

A study made by Tooling U, a training subsidiary of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), said it’s time for manufacturing employers to pay better attention to the workforce crisis that is taking place within the industry. It was already reported last year that 2.4 million manufacturing jobs are expected to stay unfilled over the… Read more »

Siemens Adds AI and Machine Learning Technology to NX Software

Image Credit: Siemens  The following article first appeared on Siemens’ Newsroom: Latest release of NX software enhanced with new capabilities that leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to create user interfaces based on expected tasks to increase user adoption and productivity Siemens’ Digital Innovation Platform enhanced with machine learning-driven user-interface solutions to enhance design… Read more »

A Preview of SolidWorks 2020

On June 2019, CAD Developer Dassault Systèmes announced that the beta version of SolidWorks 2020 is now available. It is still in developmental stages, but it promises improved performances for drawings, assemblies and simulations, as well as more streamlined workflows. Dassault Systèmes gave a preview of what to expect with this newest release at last… Read more »

Debunking 5 Myths About Contract Employment

Due to news coverage of Google’s treatment of contract workers, contract employment has developed a negative impression among job seekers We address the Top 5 misconceptions about working as a contract employee In 2019, news outlets such as the New York Times and Bloomberg have written about contract workers being treated as “second-tier” employees in… Read more »

Safety Tips For Designing Medical Device Products

Medical device developers are some of the most heavily regulated companies in the U.S. When people’s health and safety are at risk, there are many standards that need to be implemented to ensure the well being of its customers. Here is a great article published in Machine Design on how to design medical device products… Read more »

How AR Is Changing The Manufacturing Industry

  The Augmented Reality market (or AR as it is most commonly known as) is expected to rise to $198.17 billion in value by 2021. Many consumer-based industries, such as gaming and consumer electronics, have embraced this technology and more recently, some manufacturing companies have started implementing it as part of their day-to-day operations.  At… Read more »

SoloPoint Customer Leads The Drone Revolution

UAV startup Matternet has partnered with industry giants to spearhead the automation of package delivery for medical and consumer purposes. Industry giants in the world of automotive, aerospace and shipping are partnering with the Menlo Park-based startup, Matternet, to develop autonomous aerial drones used for delivering packages in urban environments. Among the stakeholders are UPS,… Read more »

Plastic, Metals and More… The Future of 3D Printing

Here’s a great article written by manufacturing technology writer Rob Spiegel for DesignNews.com on what’s next for 3D Printing:   The hype is finally beginning to dissipate when it comes to the promises of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Ok, we get it now — 3D printing can’t actually “manufacture anything.” Practicality is becoming the… Read more »