FARO Q1 Results, Conf Call on Apr 26, 8:15AM ET

FARO has announced that after the market closes on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. In conjunction with the release, Dr. Simon Raab, president and CEO, and Bob Seidel, chief financial officer, will host a conference call and simultaneous live audio webcast on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:15AM Eastern Time.

Persons wishing to access the conference call may do so by dialing +877-876-9177 (US) and +785-424-1669 (International) and using the passcode FARO or by logging on at www.faro.com/Q1-2018earnings. Alternatively, you may also access the call via FARO’s website, www.faro.com, clicking on Investor Relations, conference calls, and the relevant date.

Replays of the conference call will be available beginning April 26, 2018 through June 26, 2018 by calling +1-800-839-4014 (US) or +1-402-220-2983 (international). No code is required. If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on www.faro.com.

About FARO

FARO develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.

FARO’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, FL. The company also has a technology center and manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 90,400 square feet located in Exton, Pennsylvania containing research and development, manufacturing and service operations of its FARO Laser Tracker and FARO Cobalt Array Imager product lines. The Company’s European regional headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia Pacific regional headquarters is located in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Australia and Japan.

More information is available at http://www.faro.com.

EON Reality Education Announced for Augmented, Virtual Reality

IRVINE, CA, Apr 20, 2018 – EON Reality, the world leader in virtual reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education, announced the formation of EON Reality Education, a non-profit focused on advancing the cause of augmented and virtual reality (AVR) education and research. Bertil Andersson, the former president of Nanyang Technological University and EON Reality board member, will chair EON Reality Education and help establish a global AVR R&D Network.

Bertil Andersson at the EON Experience Fest 2018 explaining his vision for the future of education.

Central to EON Reality Education’s mission will be aiding EON Reality in executing its Human 2.0 vision by identifying and proposing areas of research to elevate man and machine interaction via AR and VR. EON Reality Education will also guide and commision research and development projects with partner institutions to better understand the cognitive benefits of AVR, enhance the AVR ecosystem through AI and other emerging technologies, and on improving knowledge transfer based on continuous assessment. These advancements will be combined with the EON Learn for Life Program to help those in less developed regions of the world better compete in the global job market.

“The AVR Platform will help reshape education and knowledge transfer as we know it. By establishing EON Reality Education, we will be able to bring the developments that EON Reality has made over the past five years to the broader public,” said Bertil Andersson, chairman of EON Reality Education. “Helping guide research into key areas of AVR need for knowledge transfer will strengthen global AR and VR developments for enterprises and academic institutions. This will take us closer to establishing ‘Classroom 3.0,’ which will prioritize blended digital learning through immersive and experiential learning.”

A key component of EON Reality Education is the curriculum developed by EON Reality over the past five years for the VR Innovation Academy (VRIA). The non-profit will continue to develop the curriculum and support the growing number of VRIA’s globally as well as its partner institutions with support. Additionally, EON Reality Education will charter new courses and pilot new educational materials that will further strengthen AVR education. EON Reality Education will also partner with researchers to help quantify the benefits of AVR in the classroom and the workplace.

Marcin Kasica describing how the VR Innovation Academy operates and educates new AVR professionals.

“I’ve seen first hand how the VRIA program can change lives,” said Marcin Kasica, director of Global Education and Training. “Students whose parents did not have much of an education but wanted to better themselves and those looking to move careers from the industries of the past to that of the future all found the VRIA as an answer to their needs. I am proud to have been such a key part of this program and honored to continue to help it make its impact felt. By innovating our AVR curriculum and partnering with key academic partners we will have a lasting effect on AR and VR education.”

EON Reality Education is launching at the EON Experience Fest 2018 in Laval, France. For updates on this initiative please watch www.eonreality.com.

About EON Reality

EON Reality is the world leader in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for augmented reality and virtual reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications.

For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.

Granta Design Opens Office in Nürnberg, Germany

CAMBRIDGE, UK, Apr 20, 2018 – Granta Design announced the opening of a new office in Nürnberg to provide its many customers throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland with even greater sales and services support. This is the latest step in Granta’s long-standing work with industry in the region, which includes supporting leading companies such as Continental Automotive, Sulzer, ABB, Rheinmetall Automotive, MTU, RUAG, and BMW Designworks to manage and apply vital information about their materials.

With the opening of the new premises, located within Sirius Business Park, the expanding German team will now be able to offer even better support for its CES Selector, and GRANTA MI software and resources. The German sales organization is led by senior account managers David Campbell and Josef Schebeske.

Recent additions to the German technical team include Judith Schellenberger-Wockatz and Tobias Haushahn. With a background in computational fluid mechanics, Judith began her career as a CAE (computer-aided engineering) engineer, before most recently working for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Tobias worked as a scientific researcher studying what we can learn from the mechanical behaviour of plants, and most recently in the area of CAE software, focused on applications such as topology optimization and additive manufacturing.

Granta’s vice president of global sales, Thomas Weninger, also works out of the Nürnberg office. He said: “All of us at Granta are proud of the strong and successful relationships we’ve built up with our German-speaking customers. The opening of this new office reinforces our commitment to offer the best possible support, and to drive forward the application of materials intelligence in the region.”

The office address is:
Granta Design Ltd
c/o Sirius Business Park
Katzwanger Str. 150
90461 Nürnberg

Most recently, the German team has been preparing for the Automotive Material Intelligence Forum, which will be held in Munich on May 15-16. Joining Keynote Speaker Automobili Lamborghini are presenters from CIM Data, imat-uve, Dassault Systèmes, Ansys, PTC, and Granta Design.

About Granta Design

Granta Design is the leading provider of software to manage and apply information about engineering materials. Granta helps hundreds of engineering enterprises to develop corporate ‘material intelligence’ by capturing vital data, analyzing it, and using the resulting knowledge to make smart material decisions. Granta serves sectors as diverse as aerospace, automotive, medical devices, consumer electronics, and industrial equipment. Customers realize multi-million dollar benefits in reduced cost, enhanced product performance, improved quality, and faster design turnaround. Granta also provides resources to support the teaching of materials in science, education, and design courses at over 1,000 universities and colleges worldwide. Granta was founded in 1994 as a spinout from the University of Cambridge.

For more information, visit www.grantadesign.com.

2018 Global Altair Technology Conference Announced

TROY, MI, Apr 20, 2018 – Altair will hold its 2018 Global Altair Technology Conference at the Palais des Congrès in Issy, Paris, France from October 16 –18. This year’s event will focus on sharing amazing applications of Simulation-Driven Innovation from technology leaders and industry executives from all over the world. Deep technical sessions and presentations on latest technology trends such as IoT and the digital twin, e-mobility, electric vehicle design, and the impact of IoT, AI and machine learning on influencing the future of design, will demonstrate how enterprises can effectively leverage simulation, optimization, and HPC to deliver outstanding products and experiences.

“Simulation, optimization, cloud-based HPC, and the Internet of Things are coming together to transform how innovative products are brought to market,” says James Scapa, Altair’s Founder, chairman, and CEO. “As we move forward into an era of machine learning and artificial intelligence, opportunities will grow for the convergence of technology and emotion into great designs.”

The Global Altair Technology Conference will bring together industry leaders, product designers, and technology practitioners to help them guide their enterprises to success in a global marketplace. The rich 3-day agenda will feature something for everyone with workshops on October 16 that are premier learning forums for the latest technology from Altair technical experts. October 17 will offer a full day of inspirational keynotes, and October 18 will include deep technical sessions on over 10 simulation topics including electromagnetics, crash and safety, fluid dynamics and model-based development. Previous Altair Technology Conferences have included technology leadership speakers from organizations including Ferrari, Airbus, Daimler, JLR, NASA, and Ford.

For more information on the Global Altair Technology Conference, including exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.altairatc.com/paris2018. Those interested in speaking at the event are invited to submit their abstracts to email atcpresentations@altair.com.

About Altair

Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers. With more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, MI, USA and operates 69 offices throughout 24 countries. Altair serves more than 5,000 customers across broad industry segments.

To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Bosch Rexroth Updates Linear Motion Designer

Bosch Rexroth announced the latest version of the Linear Motion Designer. The update is designed to enhance user guidance, databases and additional calculations for the dimensioning of Rail Systems and Screw Drives.

When dimensioning the mechanical components for linear movements, the users first enter process data, such as dynamics, masses, and forces. They can also specify the required life cycle. The tool provides instructions for optimum dimensioning. The Linear Motion Designer has recently been updated with calculations that round off dimensioning: Algorithms assess the maximum drive torque at the screw journal as well as the load rating of the end bearing.. After the dimensioning is complete, the user will have checked the drive train dimensions technically as well.

The Linear Motion Designer is an integral part of the digital engineering and procurement chain from Rexroth. Once dimensioning is complete, the user can skip directly to the configurator to obtain a CAD model. The data is automatically saved and does not need to be reentered manually. Further detailed information on the upgrade can be found in the online catalog.

For more information, visit Bosch Rexroth website.

Hexagon Manufacturing Releases BLAZE 600A 3D Optical Solution

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced the release of BLAZE 600A, a fully-automated 3D optical measurement system designed for use with robotic installations on the shop floor. Based on Hexagon’s proven white light scanner technology, BLAZE 600A combines high-resolution digital imaging technology with blue light LED illumination to rapidly deliver high-accuracy freeform surface and feature data. Its large measurement field efficiently captures high-density point cloud data, while enhanced projection technology enables virtually any material or surface type, including shiny, painted and reflective surfaces, black parts and composite materials, to be scanned without the need for surface preparation.

BLAZE 600A is optimized for shop-floor measurement so manufacturers can reduce the time spent transporting workpieces from the production area for inspection. Easy to use and offering fully-automated scanning, the system requires a maximum of one operator. Fast data capture provides near-total immunity to the effects of vibration or changes in ambient light, ensuring accurate measurement even in changeable workshop conditions. To minimize downtime and maintenance costs, BLAZE 600A’s high-data-rate cameras, projector unit and electronics are robustly designed for heavy industrial use, while all optical components are protected by a rigid, temperature-stable housing. The system is available in two projection configurations and supports several measurement field size settings without compromising accuracy on larger fields of view. Different data acquisition modes can also be selected to ensure the best possible results for each inspection task.

BLAZE 600A is available to order worldwide from today. More information is available through local Hexagon commercial operations and dealers.

About Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is a metrology and manufacturing solution specialist. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

Hexagon has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.1bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com.