LASIMM Demonstrates New Possibilities for Manufacturing Large Metal Parts

Advanced manufacturing techniques, such as  additive and subtractive manufacturing, allow designers and manufacturers to produce components more efficiently and enable the production of new components that could not have been fabricated using legacy methods.  However, there are technical challenges that…

KickStart International Uses Digital Design to Help Small Scale African Farmers

While additive manufacturing techniques can be used for ambitious, large-scale projects like establishing colonies on Mars, using smart digital design and 3D printing can also make a tremendous difference when it’s being used on a smaller scale, but for no…

Design better – the new features in Autodesk AutoCAD 2021

A new version of AutoCAD is now available. And, some good news – in my opinion – is that the awesome folks at Autodesk haven’t made sweeping changes to the AutoCAD 2021 interface, in fact, side by side comparisons with…

Invent better – the new features in Autodesk Inventor 2021

It’s that time of the year once again when Autodesk introduces their latest and greatest version of Inventor. The Inventor 2021 release is structured around greater productivity for the end user as well as a more efficient workflow with less…

AI SpaceFactory: How to Become a Space Architect

Who doesn’t want to go to space? The ever-growing list of companies—from SpaceX to Jacobs—would seem to make that answer rather obvious. But that range also gives you a sense of the broad spectrum of technologies and expertise that we…

Virginia Tech on training the DoD’s next gen digital design and manufacturing workforce

Earlier this year it was announced that the Department of Defense awarded Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology $3.8 million in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Office of Naval Research’s Manufacturing Engineering Education Program.…