Category Archives: CAD-CAM-CAE

LAPP Releases ÖLFLEX HEAT 260 SC Cable

LAPP has introduced UL AWM-Certified single-core ÖLFLEX cables for extreme temperatures. LAPP’s ÖLFLEX HEAT 260 SC heat-resistant single-core industrial cable now carries UL AWM certification/cRU AWM I A/B. Ideal for applications subject to extreme temperatures, the ÖLFLEX HEAT 260 SC cable features polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) insulation to provide exceptional resistance to acids, alkalis, solvents, oils, other chemicals and UV exposure.

This rugged construction allows ÖLFLEX HEAT 260 SC to resist cracks during frequent ambient temperature fluctuations while exhibiting a wide temperature range of -190°C to +260°C, with a UL/CSA rating of up to 200°C. The cable also maintains high elasticity and tensile strength, with a minimum bending radius of 10x OD and a fixed installation bending radius of 4x OD. Flame retardance ratings include:

  • IEC and EN 60332-1-2
  • UL Horizontal Flame Test
  • CSA FT1

The silver-plated copper-stranded conductors come in 7-, 19- or 37-wire AWG sizes. In addition, ÖLFLEX® HEAT 260 SC is now available with UL AWM certification (AWM Style 11486 acc. to UL 758), with cross sections from 28 to 12 AWG.

Thanks to the series’ small diameters, ÖLFLEX Heat 260 SC single-core cables are well-suited for space-and weight-constrained applications in mining, chemicals, refineries and metal fabrication industries as well as any environment with extreme temperature variations.

For more information about ÖLFLEX HEAT 260 SC cables, visit www.lappusa.com.

About LAPP North America

LAPP manufactures the highest quality cable, connectors, glands and industrial communication solutions to enhance factory automation and future-ready industrial manufacturing production systems and equipment. LAPP’s state of the art manufacturing plant headquartered in Florham Park, NJ includes an inhouse UL Client Data Program and UL certified laboratory to ensure the highest quality.

For more information, visit www.LAPPNorthAmerica.com.

Quaker Houghton to Exhibit Intelligent Die Casting at NADCA 2022

Quaker Houghton is demonstrating how to optimize die casting performance through its DieCast iQ end-to-end solution for intelligent die casting at this year’s NADCA 2022 Die Casting Congress and Exhibition.

Taking place at the Central Bank Center, Lexington September 13-15, 2022, this is the premier event for the die casting industry. Quaker Houghton will showcase its comprehensive product range and unrivalled process expertise and experience in die casting. This complete solution includes die and plunger lubricants and application systems, process fluids, fire resistant hydraulics, high-performance metalworking fluids, and post-casting porosity sealing from its subsidiary business, Ultraseal International.

Quaker Houghton’s process expertise includes industry knowledge and customized support throughout the end-to-end die casting operation and value chain. Technical experts from Quaker Houghton will be on hand to guide visitors through equipment and lubricant solutions developed to drive efficiency, maximize performance, and achieve lightweighting targets, all through one single source.

Quaker Houghton will be situated at booth 302 at NADCA 2022 Die Casting Congress and Tabletop.

To find out more about Quaker Houghton’s die casting solutions, please visit https://diecastiq.quakerhoughton.com/.

About Quaker Houghton

Quaker Houghton is the global industrial process fluids provider. Quaker Houghton is headquartered in Conshohocken, PA, located near Philadelphia in the United States.

Visit www.quakerhoughton.com to learn more.

3D Systems Appoints Michael Turner as CFO

ROCK HILL, SC, Aug 8, 2022 – 3D Systems announced that Michael Turner will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective August 29, 2022. He will report to president and CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Graves, and will lead the company’s global finance organization, including accounting and controllership, financial planning, tax, treasury, and investor relations.

Michael Turner

Michael brings an exemplary technical background to the CFO role that includes public accounting experience as well as financial leadership roles of increasing responsibility at both public and private companies. Currently, Michael is chief financial officer of Innovative Chemical Products (ICP), a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty coatings, adhesives, and sealants serving major industrial and construction end markets. Prior to that, Michael was a finance executive at the publicly traded chemical company Albemarle Corp., where his roles included business unit chief financial officer, vice president of corporate FP&A, and finance leader for the company’s global enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology implementation. Michael’s 20-plus-year finance career also includes financial leadership positions as divisional and corporate controller at FMC Corporation and Polypore International, respectively.

“I am delighted to have a well-rounded and seasoned financial leader such as Michael join 3D Systems,” said Dr. Graves. “Michael possesses deep expertise in driving strong financial controls and governance and in implementing technology-based strategies to transform finance organizations. His background will prove invaluable as we continue to invest in our corporate infrastructure to support the attractive growth trajectory we envision both for our company and the additive manufacturing industry as a whole.”

“In addition,” noted Dr. Graves, “I want to express my sincere gratitude to Wayne Pensky for his service as our interim CFO. I greatly appreciate Wayne’s leadership during this period of transition, as well as the support that he will provide to Michael to ensure a seamless transition in the weeks ahead.”

About 3D Systems

More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, they bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction – empowering customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to their unique offering of hardware, software, materials, and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of their application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive, and durable goods.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

Quanergy Announces M1 Edge PoE LiDAR Sensor

SUNNYVALE, CA, Aug 4, 2022 – Quanergy Systems, Inc., a provider of LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions, announced the M1 Edge PoE LiDAR sensor, building on the company’s M1 Edge solution. This new IoT sensor expands Quanergy’s presence in the security Perimeter Intrusion Detection (PID) market, by providing higher detection accuracy at a lower price than competing LiDAR solutions. In addition, this sensor increases the number of industrial use cases that LiDAR can address.

Quanergy’s M1 Edge LiDAR sensors enable smart awareness for applications that require simple object detection and alerting capabilities. The M1 Edge PoE is ideal for any environment where threats can come from small objects or in hard-to-reach places. Such use cases include:

  • Monitoring rooftops and indoor spaces for potential intruders
  • Increasing data rack and cabinet security at data centers by detecting unauthorized access
  • Creating a virtual fence around perimeter lines for commercial security applications to detect anomalous behavior and potentially dangerous objects being thrown over the fence
  • Protection of critical infrastructure such as data centers, transportation hubs, oil and gas facilities, transformer substations and telecommunication facilities
  • Perimeter Detection, Zone Protection and Anti Climb Prevention
  • Detecting objects dropped by drones near prisons or other high security infrastructure facilities

The M1 Edge PoE’s industry-leading angular resolution allows it to detect objects as small as a ball or even a pen, with a high degree of accuracy up to tens of meters away from the sensor. When coupled with Quanergy’s MQ-8 and Qortex DTC products, it provides the most complete LiDAR-based security solution in the industry.

This new solution also expands Quanergy’s industrial use cases. The M1 Edge PoE can automate time-consuming and error-prone bin-picking applications and reduce accidents in Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS). It allows for Power over Ethernet (PoE), simplified wiring for a lower installation cost, up to 16 evaluation fields and a higher number (up to 128) of configurable detection zones per evaluation field. It also integrates with QORTEX Aware perception software, enabling customers to create detection zones to monitor and flag any anomalies back to the main system.

Gerald Becker, vice president of market Development and alliances, Quanergy, said: “We’re enabling smarter awareness for applications requiring simple object detection and alerting capabilities. The new M1 Edge PoE features provide increased coverage and more flexibility – and enable us to deliver new security solutions such as security zone detection for perimeter protection, fence line detection, and rooftop surveillance applications.”

Tony Rigoni, director of industrial markets, Quanergy, said: “By increasing the number of detection zones per field from three to 128, we can enable many more applications – many of which were previously unsolvable. The M1 Edge PoE is easy and quick to set up, enabling customers to rapidly collect and make use of LiDAR data.”

About Quanergy Systems, Inc. 

Quanergy’s mission is to create powerful, affordable smart LiDAR solutions for automotive and IoT applications to enhance people’s experiences and safety. Quanergy has developed the only true 100% solid-state CMOS LiDAR sensor built on optical phased array (OPA) technology to enable the mass production of low-cost, highly reliable 3D LiDAR solutions. Through Quanergy’s smart LiDAR solutions, businesses can now leverage real-time, advanced 3D insights to transform their operations in a variety of industries including industrial automation, physical security, smart cities, smart spaces and much more. Quanergy solutions are deployed by nearly 400 customers across the globe.

For more information, visit www.quanergy.com.

MLC CAD Acquires San Diego CAD CAM

AUSTIN, TX, Aug 3, 2022 – MLC CAD Systems, LLC, a leading provider of engineering and manufacturing solutions with extensive experience in CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, and additive manufacturing, has acquired San Diego CAD CAM Inc. For over 40 years, MLC CAD Systems has helped customers design, engineer, and manufacture their products with an emphasis on optimizing the usage of mission-critical applications including SOLIDWORKS, Mastercam, and Markforged 3D Printers. The combined company will provide customers with the most comprehensive technical and customer service teams in the global Mastercam partner network, serving over 13,000 customers across 24 offices.

San Diego CAD CAM Inc. customers will have immediate access to MLC’s large technical support staff for training and implementation, application troubleshooting, best practices, optimization strategies, and post-development and modifications. To ensure a smooth transition, San Diego CAD CAM personnel will join the MLC CAD Systems team indefinitely. MLC’s mission is to provide “Unbeatable Service” to all clients and to help them achieve successful business outcomes.

MLC has a strong track record of growth by acquisition while focusing on improved customer satisfaction by delivering a large depth of solutions and knowledge and by increasing value-added offerings such as CAM Skills Workshops, Hands-On Test Drives, and Onsite Consultation and Education.

This most recent merger will continue to grow MLC’s share in the value-added reseller market. Director of Business Development, Joel Hill, sees this acquisition as a strong endorsement of MLC. “Over the last 40 years, more customers have seen the value MLC CAD Systems provides, which has led us to expand our reach into new markets in need of our services and solutions. We are proud to have earned the trust of San Diego CAD CAM who passionately believes in their customers and wants to ensure they are prioritized and receive ‘Unbeatable Service’.”

About MLC CAD Systems

At MLC CAD Systems, they provide unbeatable service, backed by decades of industry experience. They offer customers the best in 3D design, subtractive, and additive solutions from SOLIDWORKS, Mastercam, and Markforged, along with the support of their award-winning application experts. From concept to production, we’re with you every step of the way.

For more information, visit mlc-cad.com.

FARO Appoints Rajani Ramanathan to Board of Directors

FARO has announced the expansion of its Board of Directors to nine members and the appointment of Rajani Ramanathan to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Ramanathan has held numerous senior executive leadership positions at Salesforce.com, concluding her nearly 14-year tenure as Salesforce’s executive vice president and chief operating officer of Technology & Products.

Rajani Ramanathan (image from LinkedIn)

“Rajani’s experience in building one of the pioneers of the SaaS industry at Salesforce.com, will be invaluable as FARO seeks to capitalize on the digitalization of the physical world.  Our recent FARO Sphere launch has laid the foundation for accelerated SaaS growth, and we’re pleased to have Rajani join us as we continue the transformation of FARO,” commented Yuval Wasserman, chairman of FARO’s Board of Directors.

“Innovation for sustainable smart city development and solving urban challenges is an area of focus for me.  I am excited to join FARO’s Board and have the opportunity to work with the management team as the company increases its focus on SaaS offerings that target eliminating waste and improving process efficiencies for builders, owners and operators of the world’s buildings,” said Ms. Ramanathan.

Ms. Ramanathan’s appointment became effective on July 25, 2022.  She will be included in the slate of nominees for election to the Board of Directors at FARO’s 2023 annual shareholders meeting.

About FARO

FARO serves the 3D Metrology, AEC (architecture, engineering & construction), O&M (facilities operations & maintenance), and public safety analytics markets. For over 40 years, FARO has provided industry-leading technology solutions that enable customers to digitize their world, and then use that data to make smarter decisions faster. FARO continues to be a pioneer in bridging the digital and physical worlds through data-driven accuracy, precision, and immediacy.

For more information, visit www.faro.com.

PTC Q3 Revenue Down 9% to $462M with $70M Profit

BOSTON, MA, July 28, 2022 – PTC reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2022. This quarter’s revenue stood at $462.4M, compared to $505.2M of second quarter of fiscal 2022, with a profit of $70.4M.

Comparative analysis based on PTC’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source PTC website)

Comparative analysis based on PTC’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source PTC website)

“In our third fiscal quarter, we again delivered strong results. We reported ARR growth of 9% and 15% on an organic constant currency basis. In addition, our recently acquired Codebeamer business had an outstanding quarter and added an additional point of ARR growth, taking constant currency ARR growth to 16%. In Q3, our cash from operations was $117 million, up 33% year over year, and our adjusted free cash flow was $132 million, up 23% year over year. The strength in Q3 was broad-based across all segments and geographic regions, driven by demand for digital transformation and SaaS,” said James Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC.

“Our differentiated product portfolio and leading SaaS capabilities position PTC to drive superior value for customers. Given the high resiliency of our business due to our subscription model coupled with our strong market position, as well as the strong execution of our teams, we are raising our key guidance measures for fiscal 2022 for the third time this year,” concluded Heppelmann.

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.

About PTC

PTC unleashes industrial innovation with award-winning, market-proven solutions that enable companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence, and increase workforce productivity. With PTC, and its partner ecosystem, manufacturers can capitalize on the promise of today’s new technology to drive digital transformation.

For more information, visit PTC.com.

Procore Partners with Amazon Web Services

to Bring Digital Twins to Construction Industry

CARPINTERIA, CA, July 13, 2022 – Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of construction management software, announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to leverage AWS IoT TwinMaker to extend the value of construction data into facility operations. The tools AWS IoT TwinMaker provides accelerate the creation of digital twins for buildings, factories, industrial equipment, and production lines.

Procore’s platform serves to connect all construction stakeholders in the lifecycle of a built asset. AWS IoT TwinMaker will allow Procore data to be integrated from design and construction into operations. Procore project owners will be able to incorporate as-built information from Procore with real-time data sources using TwinMaker, extending the value of construction information into operations. This consolidation of information can streamline operations and maintenance and enable lifecycle analysis of portfolio assets.

“We’re very excited about our partnership with AWS. Roughly 80% of the lifecycle cost of a project is in the operations phase,” said Tiffany LaBruno, product director, owners at Procore. “With this partnership we can leverage Procore’s course of construction data during that operations phase to help owners reduce costs, optimize performance, and be better prepared for future project needs.”

AWS IoT TwinMaker will make it faster and easier to create digital twins of real-world systems. Using AWS IoT TwinMaker, developers can get started quickly building digital twins of devices, equipment, and processes by connecting AWS IoT TwinMaker to data sources like equipment sensors, video feeds, and business applications. Built-in connectors for integration with sensors, 3D visualization, and downstream data analytics are transforming the built environment.

To learn more about Procore’s work with AWS IoT TwinMaker, please contact Procore.

About Procore

Procore is a leading global provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore’s platform. Procore’s platform connects key project stakeholders to solutions Procore has built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore’s App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with Procore’s platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, Procore has offices around the globe.

Learn more at Procore.com.

AMT Emerging Technology Services Integrates Senvol Database

The Association for Manufacturing Technology announced that it has licensed data from the Senvol Database to integrate into its Emerging Technology Research offerings, which serves the manufacturing technology community with additive manufacturing market insights.

The Senvol Database is a comprehensive database of industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials and is used by many industries including aerospace and defense, automotive, oil and gas, heavy industry, medical devices, and consumer products. The database provides the data necessary for companies to investigate and compare a multitude of AM material and machine options.

Dayton Horvath, Director of Emerging Technology at AMT, commented, “The Senvol Database is a leading source for data on additive manufacturing machines and materials. As we look to roll out our Emerging Technology Research offerings this year, reputable datasets such as the Senvol Database are key to supplementing AMT’s current capabilities and add to the creation of valuable industry insights.”

AMT’s Emerging Technology Research offerings provide members and subscribers with access to key data, analysis, and insights about market size, growth, and trends. Starting with additive manufacturing as the first focus area, AMT offers direct access to subject matter experts and to a continuously expanding repository of market data.

Senvol president Annie Wang added, “We’re very pleased to support AMT’s initiatives. AMT is a global leader in manufacturing technology, and this shows yet another successful integration of the Senvol Database to support an organization’s objectives in the additive manufacturing industry.”

AMT is committed to advancing the manufacturing technology industry by facilitating the adoption of transformative technologies; fostering community and partnerships; producing events that create new business opportunities; supporting global business growth; and enhancing industry knowledge about technology, legislation, and workforce development.

For more information about AMT membership, and AMT’s full range of services, visit www.amtonline.org.

To check out the Senvol Database and start your search, click here.

OpenBCI, Varjo Partner to Launch Galea

BROOKLYN, NY, July 12, 2022 – OpenBCI, a Brooklyn-based neurotechnology company, announced that it has partnered with Varjo, the leader in professional-grade VR/XR, for the launch of Galea, OpenBCI’s eagerly anticipated new product.

Galea is a hardware and software platform that merges next-generation brain-computer interface technology with head-mounted displays. Galea beta systems will come integrated with the Varjo Aero headset and will be the world’s first device that simultaneously measures the user’s heart, skin, muscles, eyes, and brain.

The Galea Beta Program has already received significant interest from applicants spanning consumer technology, healthcare, research, training, and gaming & interactive media. Galea beta units will come fully-integrated with the industry-leading Varjo Aero and include robust SDKs with ready-to-use building blocks for accessing the sensor data inside of Unity, Python, and several other common development environments. The Aero is Varjo’s newest VR headset that offers industry-leading visual fidelity, featuring true-to-life, edge-to-edge clarity across 115 degrees field of view designed for professionals and leading-edge VR users alike. By combining Galea’s multi-modal sensor system, integrated software and Varjo VR hardware, users are equipped with powerful tools to help accelerate innovations within the neurotechnology industry.

For nearly a decade, OpenBCI has been at the forefront of expanding consumer access to neurotechnology. What started as a movement among makers and early-adopters, has grown into a global community of scientists, developers, educators, and increasingly, innovation teams of major technology companies. Galea’s unique multi-modal sensor network and complementary software dramatically simplifies the process of collecting tightly-synchronized data from the body and unlocks new techniques for anyone looking to objectively measure user experiences and cognitive states.

“Ultimately, I see the combination of neurotechnology and mixed reality as the future of personal computers,” says OpenBCI founder and CEO, Conor Russomanno. “We’ve been watching carefully as neuroscience, BCI, and consumer technology have converged over the past several years. Varjo’s headsets are some of the best I’ve ever experienced and I can’t wait to see what our Beta users will be able to create with Galea.”

”Varjo is proud to join forces with OpenBCI and expand access to the highest-fidelity VR to the research and developer community looking to pioneer new understandings of the human body and mind,” said Urho Konttori, co-founder and chief technology officer of Varjo. “The integration will allow Galea users to unlock the most immersive VR experience available on the market today and truly push the boundaries of innovation in a number of fields.”

As of July 1, 2022, pre-orders for the new Galea units have opened to the public. Researchers, developers, and now everyone in between will get to experience the next step in virtual reality, fused with the power of neurotechnology.

About OpenBCI:

OpenBCI has been creating open-source tools for biosensing and neuroscience since 2014. OpenBCI’s mission is to lower the barrier to entry for human-computer interface technologies, while ensuring that these technologies are adopted into the consumer landscape in an ethical way that protects user agency and mental health. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the company’s hardware and software products enable a global community of scientists, designers, artists, and engineers to further our understanding of the human body and mind.

For more information, visit https://openbci.com.

About Varjo

Varjo (pronounced var-yo) makes revolutionary VR/XR hardware and software that together allow you to see and experience virtual and augmented content just as clearly as you see the analog world around us. Their virtual and mixed reality headsets take you to another level of performance and emotional immersion – recreating the exact feeling and conditions of real life, allowing you to perform better and learn faster.

For more information, visit  www.varjo.com.