SolidWorks made a couple of impacting announcements at SolidWorks World 2014, but not everybody was able to make it out to San Diego. So, we’ve compiled the top five from the trade show.
5. 3D Printing Carbon Fiber – Mark Forg3d showed off a 3D printer that can lay down carbon-fiber composites, which could lead to a new generation of manufacturing and prototyping.
4. NVIDIA’s Grid – NVIDIA has been developed Grid, a server technology that acts as a cloud for running SolidWorks software. With up to eight seats running on the server, engineers and clients can access the Grid from anywhere and from just about any computer.
3. Biomechatronics – Hugh Herr gave an inspiring talk on the opening day of SolidWorks World 2014, where he showed off his biomechatronic ankles.
2. Giant Robots – The eatART organization toted a giant robotic spider around and showed off a tactile interface for an emerging project, the Anti-Robot.
1. Multicolor, Multimaterial Mastery – Stratasys announced the Objet500 Connex3 printer, which provides high-resolution, multi-material 3D prints in an array of 46 colors, with a choice of ten color palettes.
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