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Elon Musk Reveals Gesture-Controlled CAD Software and 3D-Printed Rocket Parts

In this newly released video, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk demonstrates how advanced gesture-based CAD technology is being adopted to design rockets at SpaceX – the entrepreneur’s space transportation company that currently has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to provide unmanned cargo deliveries […]

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Exa, Tata and RCA Collaborate on Automotive Design

Exa, a global developer of fluids simulation solutions for product engineering, recently joined forces with the Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) and the Royal College of Art (RCA) to deliver a new project to educate post-graduate automotive design students on the importance of […]

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Autodesk Makes Shift to Next-Generation Design and Engineering CAD Software

Autodesk has delivered the world’s first cloud-based software created specifically for people looking to fuse aesthetic design with technical product engineering. Autodesk claims its new Fusion 360 brings together capabilities typically found in separate mechanical, industrial and conceptual design tools into one, easy to […]

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Carmaker Daimler Funds Development of 3D Printer for Auto Manufacturing

Daimler AG has financed the development of a large build 3D printer for use in automotive production. The X line 1000R system is the result of a collaboration between the Fraunhofer Institute of Laser Technology and German company Concept Laser. The Fraunhofer ILT from Aachen […]

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3D Printing and Car Design: Ford Aims to Be Major Player in Digital Revolution

In Ford’s Silicon Valley Lab, Dave Evans creates a custom vehicle gauge and emails the 3D design to Zac Nelson in Dearborn. Nelson uses the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic at his workstation and prints up a physical prototype. The future of research and development is happening […]

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