HP Introduces Entry-level Large-Format Printing Solutions
New offerings targeted at engineering students and smaller firms.
OMEGA Introduces Precision RTD Temperature Data Logger
Unit is targeted at chemical, water, food industries.
Cray to Install 750TF Supercomputer for Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Will also deploy Sonexion storage system in 2013.
Winner of Desktop Engineering's Workstation Survey Impressed by the HP Z1
Rick Ruport wins a 27-in. all-in-one workstation, courtesy of DE and HP.
Toyota Boshoku Uses IBM SmartCloud Engineering Desktop to Produce 3D Design Images
Solution helps company securely share work on a global scale.
The iPad is Now the Preferred Device for Viewing and Markup
Last week, two more CAD viewing apps come online, to add to the already long list of viewers available on Apple app store, which now includes AutoCAD WS, Solid Edge Viewer, XVL Player, and CADFaster. IMSI/Design‘s TurboReview ($34.99 introductory, will sell for $49.99 regular) and SolidWorks eDrawings ($4.99 introductory, will sell for $9.99 regular) are commercial apps that replace earlier versions.
Engineering a Cheap, Sustainable Cardboard Bicycle
The more you fold paper, the stronger it gets. That’s the basic concept behind the cardboard bike, which relies on a sort of origami-like design to provide its structural strength.
Reading Between the Layers of the Stratasys-Objet Merger
When Stratasys and Objet announced they intended to merge to create a giant in the 3D printing arena, it was only natural for design engineers to wonder whether it was a good match—and, more importantly, “What does it mean for me?”
EDITOR'S PICK OF THE WEEK
Direct Modeling and CFD Partner
SpaceClaim and Simerics have announced the integration between SpaceClaim Engineer 3D direct modeler and Simerics’s PumpLinx and Simerics MP CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis systems. DE editor-at-large Tony Lockwood says the coupling gives you a full multi-physics CFD design and testing solution without a huge price tag and even fewer hassles.
SYSTEMS & COMPUTING
Consumer PCs vs. Pro Workstations
Consumer brands cost less initially, but incompatibility with professional software may add costs down the road.
Virtualization and the GPU
How GPUs can deliver engineering application performance.
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