Bringing New Life To Old Tools With Additive Manufacturing

Metal laser sintering draws information from a 3D CAD model to determine the proper orientation and placement of powdered metal. An .stl (“build”) file is prepared from the CAD data, and that information is organized into slices that represent the layers of material to be deposited by a fiber-optic laser. The laser fuses each layer of metal powder to the substrate and each preceding layer, until a solid shape is formed according to the shape indicated by the CAD.

Read More: http://foundrymag.com/materials/bringing-new-life-old-tools-additive-manufacturing

David Pogue: 10 Top Time-Saving Tech Tips (TED Talk)

David Pogue is the personal technology columnist for the New York Times and a tech correspondent for CBS News. He’s also one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors, with titles in the For Dummies series and his own line of “Missing Manual” books.

After happily weathering installation nightmares, customer service hiccups, and an overwhelming crush of backups, upgrades and downloads, Pogue reports back with his recommendations via his many columns, TV appearances and how-to books.

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_pogue_10_top_time_saving_tech_tips.html

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints via CATI Blog

Check back to the CATI blog to see future articles.

All of these articles will be stored in the category of Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints and links to each with their release date are listed below:

Josh Altergott, CATI Support Manager

Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Technical Services Director

Source: http://blog.cati.com/2013/04/free-solidworks-from-performance-constraints-fswpc-13-8.html

Stacy Zoern’s Austin company, Community Cars, to build and sell Kenguru cars for wheelchair users.

For years, Stacy Zoern, a Texas lawyer who lives alone and uses a 400-pound power wheelchair, yearned for more independence. Because of a neuromuscular condition, Ms. Zoern, 33, has never walked, and for a while drove a custom van. But the van was destroyed in a crash, and she didn’t have $80,000 to buy another…

Read More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/automobiles/an-ev-that-wraps-around-a-wheelchair.html

UK’s Teversham Engineering to rebuild 1949 computer called the “Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator”

Teversham Engineering in the United Kingdom is using SolidWorks to recreate digital technology of the past – the Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator, used by researchers at Cambridge University. As part of the EDSAC project, Teversham is building an authentic replica of one of the most important early British digital computers, originally designed in 1947 and built in 1949.

Using one surviving chassis, Teversham Engineering was able to…

Read More: http://blogs.solidworks.com/solidworksblog/2013/04/replicating-history-teversham-engineerings-project-to-rebuild-the-first-computer.html

By  on April 12, 2013 at 02:35 PM

Source: SolidWorks Blog