Master Electronics Adds Essentra Components to Line Card

master-electronics-logoSANTA MONICA, CA, Mar 23, 2017 – Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, adds Essentra Components to their line card. Essentra Components manufactures small, essential components, such as protective plastic caps, workholding clamps, fasteners, handles & knobs and PCB hardware.

Supplier business development for Master’s, Shell Johnson, stated, “I am excited about the engagement as Essentra’s vast selection of components brings several new products to our line card.” Emphasizing one of Master Electronic’s CoreValues, ‘We are Dedicated & Loyal,’ Shell added, “This partnership highlights our constant dedication to becoming a vital resource for our customers.”

Paul Bancherau, Essentra’s distribution channel manager, added, “MasterElectronics is a top distributor in the electronics industry. The opportunity to enter into a strategic partnership and open the Essentra Components product line to Master Electronics was an obvious decision. Essentra Components will gain access to new market sectors while Master Electronics will expand their offering into their existing customer base. We are enthusiastic about the potential this new partnership has, look forward to furthering our collaboration.” 

About Master Electronics

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Master Electronics is a leading authorized distributor of electronic components dedicated to stocking breadth of part numbers. Founded in 1967, Master Electronics has been supplying top quality components for industrial, military, medical, aerospace and consumer applications.Master is franchised for over 250 suppliers including world-class brands such as ebm-papst, Honeywell, ITT Cannon, Omron Electronics, Panasonic, and TE Connectivity.

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About Essentra Components

As part of Essentra’s 2015 strategy, three companies: Alliance, Reid Supply, and Richco Inc. were joined to form Essentra Components America. This merger provided our customers with a vast selection of industrial components with regional distribution sites across America and an international network extending to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions, including 42 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales and distribution operations and five research/development centers.Essentra Components offers over one billion parts stocked with fast same day shipping.

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EDEM GPU Solver Engine Available on Rescale’s ScaleX Platform

Rescale_logoSAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 23, 2017 – Rescale and EDEM announced that the EDEM GPU solver engine is now available on Rescale’s ScaleX platform, a scalable, on-demand cloud platform for high-performance computing. The GPU solver, which was a highlight of the latest release of EDEM, enables performance increases from 2x to 10x compared to single-node, CPU-only runs.

EDEM offers Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation software for virtual testing of equipment that processes bulk solid materials in the mining, construction, and other industrial sectors. EDEM software has been available on Rescale’s ScaleX platform since July 2016. Richard LaRoche, CEO of EDEM commented: “The introduction of the EDEM GPU solver has made a key impact on our customers’ productivity by enabling them to run larger simulations faster. Our partnership with Rescale means more users will be able to harness the power of the EDEM engine by accessing the market’s latest GPUs through Rescale’s cloud platform.”

The addition of an integrated GPU solver to Rescale gives users shorter time-to-answer and enables a deeper impact on design innovation. To Rescale, the addition of EDEM’s GPU solver also signals a strengthening partnership. “Rescale’s GPUs are the cutting edge of compute hardware, and EDEM is ahead of the curve in optimizing their software to leverage GPU capabilities. We are proud to be their partner of choice to bring this forward-thinking simulation solution to the cloud, bringing HPC within easy reach of engineers everywhere,” said Rescale CEO JorisPoort.

About EDEM

EDEM is the market-leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation. EDEM software is used for ‘virtual testing’ of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the manufacturing of mining, construction, off-highway and agricultural machinery, as well as in the mining and process industries. Blue-chip companies around the world use EDEM to optimize equipment design, increase productivity, reduce costs of operations, shorten product development cycles and drive product innovation. In addition EDEM is used for research at over 200 academic institutions worldwide.

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About Rescale

Rescale is the global leader for high-performance computing simulations and deep learning in the cloud. Trusted by the Global Fortune 500, Rescale empowers the world’s top scientists and engineers to develop the most innovative new products and perform groundbreaking research and development faster and at lower cost. Rescale’s ScaleX platform transforms traditional fixed IT resources into flexible hybrid, private, and public cloud resources – built on the largest and most powerful high-performance computing network in the world.

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MLC CAD Offers Markforged 3D Printers

mlc-cadAUSTIN, TX, Mar 23, 2017 – MLC CAD Systems has announced that Markforged 3D Printer products are now being sold and serviced by them. As a company dedicated to unbeatable service, customers can depend on MLC CAD Systems for end to end sales, support, education and materials on all Markforged printers. A full understanding of CAD design to part makes the alignment with Markforged a natural decision.

Markforged 3D printers offer a new range of materials like Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, and Kevlar, in addition to Nylon. 3D printed parts with the Onyx and Mark lines, and the recently announced Metal X line, are remarkable in strength and stability. Last week, Markforged demonstrated the Onyx One as a finalist in the SXSW’s 20th Annual Interactive Innovation Awards.

MLC CAD Systems’ dedicated team will ensure the right printer is recommended for your business needs. Ensuring a seamless introduction process will help engineers and manufacturers quickly get up to speed on producing new possibilities.

MLC CAD Systems is proud to be an authorized reseller of Markforged 3D Printer products. For more information, please contact us at (800) 364-1652 or

About Markforged

As one of the most well respected, innovative and rapidly growing 3D printing companies, the mission of Markforged is to provide its customers with high strength parts, built right the first time. In 2014, Markforged revolutionized 3D printing with the introduction of the world’s first carbon-fiber composite 3D printer. Today, Markforged’s lineup of innovative printers and their groundbreaking materials, along with Eiger cloud software, are making strong parts for thousands of customers in over 50 countries.

Markforged Industrial Strength 3D Printers produce mission-critical workhorse parts, that solve real problems for their customers, and realize structures never before possible.

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About MLC CAD Systems

Founded in 1982, MLC CAD Systems is a value-added-reseller of industry-leading solutions for conceptualization, design, analysis, validation, manufacturing, data publishing, data management and collaboration. The company’s experienced team of industry professionals offer real-world, hands-on expertise in implementing a wide variety of solutions, including the full suite of MASTERCAM software products, SOLIDWORKS software products, and 3D Systems’ and Markforged 3D printing technologies. In addition to software and hardware, MLC CAD Systems provides MASTERCAM and SOLIDWORKS training, MASTERCAM support and maintenance, SOLIDWORKS support and subscription services, 3D Systems and Markforged 3D printer support and repair, and installation/implementation/customization services.

With offices in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, TX; Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Tulsa, OK; New Orleans, LA; Birmingham and Huntsville, AL; Jackson, MS; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Chattanooga and Nashville, TN; Kansas City, KS; Springfield, MO, Seattle/Tacoma, WA; and Saltillo, MX; MLC CAD Systems is one of the largest and most well-respected companies in CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, PLM, and 3D printing industries.

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CADD Microsystems Wins 2017 Autodesk Platinum Club Award

CADD MICROSYSTEMS LOGOALEXANDRIA, VA, Mar 23, 2017 – CADD Microsystems, a nationally recognized authority for technology solutions in the design, build and operate industry, was honored as part of the Autodesk Worldwide Channel Sales Platinum Club for FY2017. CADD Microsystems achieved recognition as top reseller in new subscriptions sold in the US and Canada. The award was announced during the annual Autodesk One Team Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month.

“What an exciting time to be in this business. Our clients are doing amazing work with Building Models and streamlining the design, construction, fabrication and facilities management process. It is fun to be a part of transforming the way things are made,” said Jeff Gravatte, CEO of CADD Microsystems. “Our success in both the government and commercial marketplaces is the result of a relentless focus on our clients’ business. This industry thrives on change and innovation, and we help our clients capitalize on those changes by delivering unbeatable solutions that build real business value for their organizations.”

“CADD Microsystems’ expertise in the industry, coupled with their focus on client success, has proven to be a smart strategy as they guide their clients through industry and technology advancements,” said Ray Savona, vice president of Americas sales, Autodesk. “The company’s FY17 growth proves that working with its clients to achieve their business objectives through Autodesk technology is a good roadmap for mutual success.”

CADD Microsystems builds solutions to achieve long-term success for its building, construction, infrastructure, facilities management and manufacturing clients. The tailored solutions combine advanced design technology, BIM process consulting, professional services, and employee development and training programs, all aimed at achieving client goals. This is done through proprietary resources like CADD Community and BIM Interoperability Tools, and through strong business partnerships with Autodesk, Bluebeam, FM:Systems and Global eTraining.

As an Autodesk platinum partner – the highest tier of the Autodesk partner program – CADD Microsystems works closely with Autodesk to help clients design, simulate and analyze their ideas, increase operational efficiencies and maximize their return on investment in Autodesk software solutions.

About CADD Microsystems

CADD Microsystems – an Autodesk platinum partner and government specialist – is a consulting and software firm specializing in all phases of the building lifecycle. They are a nationally recognized authority for technology solutions, and they tailor these solutions to address their clients’ individual needs. They are one of the largest providers of Autodesk products and services to the government and commercial firms, and one of only a few US partners designated an Autodesk platinum partner. They’ve won numerous partner and industry awards, and their leaders and experts present at industry events worldwide. But the greatest metric of their success is in their long-term client relationships and the loyalty they’ve earned. Their focus is first and foremost on client needs. By helping their clients manage and execute projects flawlessly, they continue to be the company their clients want them to be.

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Forecast 3D to Offer HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer

CARLSBAD, CA, Mar 22, 2017 – For 23 years, Forecast 3D has been providing the latest 3D printing and short-run manufacturing services to engineers all over North America. As members of the HP Founders Club, Forecast 3D will be one of the first 3D Printing companies to offer the new additive technology, with 2 HP Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printers on the way.

HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D Printer

HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D Printer

Within HP’s new 3D Printing technology, the MJF platform utilizes fusing and detailing agents over a powdered nylon 12 build area, with infrared lamps fusing an entire layer in a single pass, versus sintering each part individually with a pin point laser. With this method, the MJF technology can build geometrically complex parts up to 10 times faster than the commonly used SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) process. Furthermore, MJF produces high precision parts with robust mechanical properties, for functional prototypes and end-use parts that are more isotropic and boast a significantly higher Z-direction strength.

“We are very excited to be a part of this new era where 3D printing will actually become a common and feasible option for production parts. Since the majority of MJF machines will be going to companies that intend to use their machine for their own production, we couldn’t be more pleased to be one of the few to start providing parts to companies who either are waiting, aren’t ready, or don’t intend to buy a machine themselves,” stated Corey Weber, co-founder and CEO.

With the machines arriving March 31st, MJF printing in Forecast 3D’s ISO certified facility will begin in early April. The team anticipates building benchmark parts for early adopting customers within the week. Forecast 3D is expecting a high demand for this service and is encouraging engineers to leverage this faster, more efficient additive technology for projects that can speed time to market by sending in files now, if they haven’t already done so, to secure their place in line.

“We have a lot of customers eager to start using MJF for their product development cycle. The exceptional speed, precision, and part quality that the HP technology is expected to deliver has the engineering community excited,” Tim Collins, vice president of business development, added. “Expanding our array of services and being one of the first to offer this new technology has created plenty of elation among the team here as well.”

Those interested in learning more about MJF or any of Forecast’s 3D printing and short-run manufacturing services can click here or here to upload benchmark CAD data.

About Forecast 3D

Forecast 3D is an ISO certified facility and has been in the 3D Printing and short-run manufacturing space since 1994 and was voted by their employees as one of the 10 Best Places to Work in the US & Canada in Plastics News. Known for their quality of service and craftsmanship, Forecast 3D offers a diverse range of 3D printing technologies with SLA (Stereolithography), FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), SLM (Selective Laser Melting) / DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), PolyJET high-precision 3D printing, SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), RTV & Hybrid Tooling, CNC Machining, and now MJF (Multi Jet Fusion).

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Applied Software to Develop Autodesk’s BIM 360 Docs Add-on

AppliedSoftware_logoATLANTA, GA, Mar 22, 2017 – Applied Software, a leading systems integrator to the AEC, construction and manufacturing industries, announced today that its proposal to custom-develop an add-on for BIM 360 Docs was selected by Autodesk as part of a recent “BIM 360 TechBox” competition. The Autodesk program tasked Autodesk partners with building tools on the BIM 360 platform that solve business challenges specific to the construction industry. Only two proposed solutions were chosen.

The new Applied Software tool, “360Sync for BIM 360 Docs,” is anticipated to be available in May and will synchronize files to/from local servers/computers with Autodesk’s BIM 360 Docs.

“Construction projects require an enormous amount of document and file management,” said Applied Software president Richard Burroughs. “While cloud-based services such as BIM 360 Docs have emerged as a great way to make these documents available on-demand, there is a challenge in how to keep the files hosted on these services up-to-date with the latest available version. 360Sync for BIM 360 Docs will simplify this issue, making it much easier to create and maintain a ‘single version of the truth.'”

With 360Sync for BIM 360 Docs, users can simply leverage what they’re already doing and push files—in a mirrored folder structure which has already been defined—to BIM 360 Docs whenever new documents are created or when existing ones are modified. Additionally, files can be downloaded from BIM 360 Docs to users’ local systems, enabling seamless integration with current business processes.

For the two winning TechBox products, Autodesk is assisting in product development and marketing support. The Autodesk partners will retain full ownership rights of their codes and tools.

The Applied Software 360Sync platform is currently available for Windows, BIM 360 Glue, BIM 360 Field and Viewpoint.

About Applied Software

Applied Software is a premier, full-service systems integrator firm serving the AEC and manufacturing industries, as well as a leading building information modeling (BIM) services provider. Applied Software provides delivery and support in North America for construction field solutions in partnership with Autodesk’s leading resellers. Since 1982, the firm has helped more than 5,000 clients achieve high-performance and competitive advantage through its broad range of world-class solutions and services that extend to 2D and 3D design software, integration expertise, analysis, problem resolution, training and education, mentoring and more. Applied Software further distinguishes itself with the depth of real-world experience of its developers and service professionals. Over the years, the firm has received numerous industry recognitions, including being honored multiple times by Autodesk as a platinum club award winner.

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Concepts NREC, Purdue University Partner for CAE

ConceptsNREC_newlogoWHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT, Mar 22, 2017 – Concepts NREC and Purdue University announced a new strategic partnership aimed at advancing the state of the art of turbomachinery design software. Researchers and students at the High-Speed Compressor Research Laboratory at Purdue will use Concepts NREC’s Agile Engineering Design System to generate and evaluate new designs for axial and centrifugal compressors. The software suite will help researchers and students advance their exploration into ways to increase the performance and durability of compressors.

This partnership provides tremendous benefits to all parties. The lab will have access to industry-leading Computer-aided Engineering software specialized for turbomachinery including COMPAL and AxCent, students will get experience on software used by many global companies, and Concepts NREC will gain valuable feedback on ways to add functionality to its software based on the lab’s cutting edge research.

According to John Fabian, senior research scientist, “We needed software to design and analyze turbomachinery to complement our experimental capabilities. We decided to work with Concepts NREC because of their extensive experience in turbomachinery design and the advanced capabilities of their software.”

Peter Weitzman, VP and general manager of the software business at Concepts NREC commented, “We are looking forward to a strong collaboration with Purdue University to advance the state of the art in turbomachinery design. It is something that Concepts NREC has pursued for over 60 years and the reason we work with so many of the top research universities in the world.”

About Concepts NREC

For over 60 years, Concepts NREC has been a strategic partner to many of the world’s leading turbomachinery companies. We are the only company in the world that offers a complete in-house solution – from initial concept through design software, manufacturing, testing, and installation.

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About the Agile Engineering Design System

Concepts NREC’s Agile Engineering Design System is a complementary suite of programs for CAE and CAM that covers the entire design process — from preliminary sizing through fluid dynamics and mechanical stress and vibration analysis. Final designs are easily imported into our industry-leading CAM software, MAX-PAC, to create efficient 5-axis machining strategies.

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About Purdue University

Purdue University is ranked in the top 10 for both Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Schools. Purdue University is a top public research institution that offers higher education at its highest proven value. Committed to affordability, the University has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels. Committed to student success, Purdue is changing the student experience with greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative use of technology. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward.

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About the High-Speed Compressor Research Laboratory

Research in the Purdue High-Speed Compressor Research Laboratory is targeted toward understanding the effects of blade row interactions on compressor performance and durability in both axial compressors and centrifugal compressors.

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