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CTL Introduces Chromebook Plus PX141 Series

BEAVERTON, OR, June 21, 2024 – CTL, a global cloud-computing solution leader for education and enterprise, announced the introduction of the new CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series. This series equips education and enterprise users with the powerful performance, AI tools, and creative apps they need to get more done, faster. Easy ChromeOS device manageability combined with CTL’s lifecycle services reduces the burden on IT departments.

CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series

“We are excited to launch CTL’s Chromebook Plus PX141 Series with two distinct models. As a leader in the ChromeOS space, we know our customers will appreciate the design, performance, and AI capabilities of this next-generation device in the CTL Chromebook portfolio,” said Erik Stromquist, CEO of CTL.

“As the education field increasingly grows in productivity and technology, Chromebook Plus is a must-have for teachers and admin staff alike. CTL’s Chromebook Plus models, paired with their exceptional service, will now allow us to meet all of our ChromeOS needs under a single pane of glass. We strive to achieve simplicity and ease of use through the Google Workspace environment and we will be happy to incorporate these devices into our fleet,” stated Nathan Luotonen, IT Administrator of the Ambrose School.

A Device Built for Both Education and Enterprise

Chromebook Plus devices have the power, speed, memory, and storage that teachers need, and the multilayered security and simple management that IT leaders love – all with powerful AI built in to help educators accomplish more.

In the enterprise, the new CTL Chromebook Plus Enterprise PX141GX and CTL Chromebook Plus Enterprise PX141GXT enable IT administrators to deliver the productivity power workforce users need along with the creative apps they love. It integrates effortlessly into an existing IT infrastructure, minimizing deployment time and costs while simplifying ChromeOS device management.

About the new CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series

The new CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series will empower users to be more productive, creative, and connected. Productivity is easy with Google Workspace or Microsoft 365, powered by 2x processing power and up to 10 hours of battery life. Advanced AI-powered writing, photo, and video tools foster new levels of creation and collaboration. IT administrators can seamlessly manage all ChromeOS devices for all users with the power and simplicity of the Google Admin console.

As with all Chromebooks, CTL is offering its lifecycle management services to help customers create, deploy, and service their next Chromebook program innovation. Services include:

  • 1:1 program planning and advice
  • Device configuration and deployment services
  • Warranty and service plans
  • Continuing care and end-of-life trade-ins and recycling.

Along the way, CTL Chromebook Plus customers will receive CTL perks including free zero-touch enrollment provisioning, free shipping, and 5-day turnarounds on OEM-expert service.

Users will be able to work on a device with the same multi-layered security that Chromebooks are known for, along with AI-powered protections that automatically detect and block threats.

Faster Processing and Connectivity

The new CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series relies on the power of the Intel Core i3-N305 Processor, which offers speeds of up to 3.80 GHz to run even the most demanding AI-powered apps.

“The Intel Core i3-N305 Processor in CTL’s Chromebook Plus PX141 Series delivers exceptional performance enabling users to harness the power of advanced AI applications seamlessly,” said Michael A. Campbell, General Manager, Education Division, Intel.

The CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series arrives equipped with high-bandwidth Wi-Fi 6E, which has lower latencies and higher throughput to enable large numbers of users to work simultaneously. Wi-Fi 6E ensures a secure, quality connection using very little battery power. CTL Chromebook Plus users will enjoy the advantages of cloud computing, including streaming media, multitasking with multiple apps, and open tabs, all without sacrificing performance.

Video calling on the CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series is seamless and clear with a full HD IPS display and a 1080p webcam with a privacy shutter. Included AI-powered tools enhance clarity and lighting, cancel noise, and blur backgrounds on Google Meet, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams.

Included Apps Enhance Productivity and Creativity

The CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series supports Google Workspace and Microsoft 3651, and File Sync makes it easy to work with Google apps on or offline.

CTL’s Chromebook Plus PX141 Series includes Google AI features, including the Help Me Write writing toolset, the Magic Editor for Google Photos, AI generative backgrounds, and AI-powered video calling tools to enhance clarity and lighting, cancel noise, and blur backgrounds on Google Meet, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. Users can easily access Gemini on the web, in the app, or in the OS for an AI-powered assistant that can help with any task at any point in a workflow.

Users will unleash creativity with the latest Adobe apps, including Photoshop2 and Express, powered by Adobe Firefly generative AI.

Multiple Configurations and Options

The CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series features two models:

  • CTL Chromebook Plus PX141GX, 14″ non-touch clamshell, Intel Core i3-N305 Processor with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of UFS storage
  • CTL Chromebook Plus PX141GXT, 14″ touchscreen clamshell, Intel Core i3-N305 Processor with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB of UFS storage

Rugged Features Deliver Rugged Performance

The CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series is designed for durability from the start. It offers MIL-STD-810H testing and includes drop testing from 75 cm plus hardened glass.

For the Chromebook Plus, CTL is introducing the convenience of a backlit keyboard for anywhere, anytime productivity. CTL keyboards are also spill-resistant and have cost-effective single-key repair capabilities.

Each CTL Chromebook Plus model features two USB-C charging ports, two USB-A ports, an audio jack, a media card reader, a 1080p FHD webcam with privacy shutter, and an impressive all-day battery run time. Google automatic updates run through June 2033.

“We’ve surveyed our customer base and included all of the features they desire, including a backlit keyboard for education and enterprise users,” concluded Stromquist.

CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series Specifications

CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series processing performance, memory, and storage

  • Intel® Core™ i3-N305 Processor, 8C, speeds up to 3.80 GHz
  • 8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR5 SDRAM
  • 128 GB UFS / 256 GB UFS storage

CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series communications

  • 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6E Intel® AX211
  • Bluetooth 5.3 combo with WLAN card

CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series panel

  • Intel UHD graphics
  • Non-touch: FHD IPS 1920 x 1080p, brightness: 250 cd/m2
  • Touchscreen: FHD 1920×1080, brightness: 250 cd/m2

CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series body and keyboard

  • Durable, 12.9 x 9.0 x .74 in.
  • IP41 and MIL-STD-810 tested, drop-tested up to 75 cm
  • 1080p FHD webcam, 30 fps, with dual array mic and privacy shutter
  • < 3.64 lbs.
  • Backlit keyboard, white

CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series I/O and features

  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 type A x 2
  • USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (w/PD, DP) x 2
  • Audio combo jack
  • Micro SD media card reader
  • Kensington lock

CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series audio

  • Built-in 2x 2W stereo speaker
  • 1x digital mic

Preview in Person and Online

CTL will showcase the new CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series in booth #1774 and in the Google booth #1424 at the ISTELive 24 education trade show next week in Denver, CO.

The CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series is now available for pre-order from, resellers, and distributors, including Ingram Micro and Synnex. View the series details on CTL’s website. Customers interested in volume purchasing for organizations can request a quote here.

About CTL
CTL is a global computing solutions manufacturer empowering success at school and in the workplace with award-winning technology products and industry-leading services. For 35+ years, customers in more than 55 countries have relied on CTL’s award-winning offerings of Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, laptop and desktop PCs, monitors, high-end servers, and video collaboration tools. CTL serves as a computing configuration partner to deliver customized solutions with comprehensive lifecycle services and support from purchase through recycling. CTL’s expertise has earned designations as a Google Education Premier Partner, a Google Cloud Partner, and an Intel Technology Platinum Partner. In 2024, CTL was officially certified as a B Corp for its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

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1 Additional functionality available with a Microsoft 365 subscription.
2 Subscription required.

ASUS Announces Vivobook S 15

MARKHAM, Canada, June 21, 2024 – ASUS announced the availability of its first of its kind, ASUS Vivobook S 15 (S5507), powered by the Snapdragon X Elite. The device is the company’s first Copilot+ PC with Windows AI features and a collection of exclusive ASUS AI apps that aim to improve the user’s work and play.

The highly anticipated Vivobook S 15 is available at the ASUS Store , Best Buy and Staples. It will also be available at Costco in the near future.

Incredible AI power

Powered by the Snapdragon X Elite with built-in Qualcomm Hexagon NPU, ASUS Vivobook S 15 boasts a remarkable 45 TOPS Neural Engine for swift on device AI processing. Storage options include an ultrafast 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, with memory configurable up to 32 GB of 8448 MHz LPDDR5X RAM.

Next-gen AI-powered enhancements include Windows Studio Effects and an ASUS AiSense IR camera. The presence-detection capabilities of the camera enable Adaptive Dimming, which dims the screen when the user looks away, and Adaptive Lock, which automatically locks the laptop when the user moves away and unlocks it when they return. Additionally, the Vivobook S 15 is also the first device to feature StoryCube — an ASUS-exclusive AI app that offers a smart, convenient, and powerful way to manage all digital assets, using AI assistance to sort, edit, manage, and export captured raw files.

Leveraging this powerful hardware, ASUS Vivobook S 15 integrates advanced features such as Windows Studio Effects, which enhances lighting and noise removal during video calls in portrait mode, and ASUS AiSense Camera with AI-powered Security, enabling the adaptive lock feature to auto-lock when the users walks away and auto-unlock upon their return, as well as auto-dimming when the user looks away. Furthermore, it incorporates Live Captions for accurate real-time subtitles and Cocreator empowers users to transform sketches into finished artworks. These innovative technologies not only enhance security and privacy but also elevate the audiovisual experience and unlock creativity.

Incredible portability

Built for effortless portability, ASUS Vivobook S 15 stands out with a just-over-half-inch slim and 3.13 lbs.1 light all-metal design, which redefines elegance with its minimalist aesthetics. The premium CNC-engraved logo adds a touch of class, while the versatile tapered unibody design ensures strength and stability.

The high-capacity 70 Wh battery offers up to 18 hours1 of uninterrupted productivity or entertainment, with support for fast charging and ASUS USB-C Easy Charge for convenient charging from almost any source.

The premium styling includes a single-zone RGB backlit keyboard, allowing users to personalize styles that perfectly match their personality and mood. ​A dedicated Copilot key enables users to dive into Windows AI-powered tools in just one second, and the super-large, super-smart touchpad offers effortless navigation and an expanded workspace. Via intuitive gestures, users can seamlessly control various tasks, from adjusting audio to optimizing screen brightness or managing video playback.

Incredible connectivity

Equipped with a comprehensive set of I/O ports, ASUS Vivobook S 15 is configured for seamless on-the-go connectivity. It has two USB4 ports that support fast charging, 4K external displays, and up to 40 Gbps data transfers, along with two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, a microSD card reader, and an audio combo jack to elevate the user experience. ​ ​

Thanks to WiFi 7, enabled by the Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 system, the ASUS Vivobook S 15 delivers blazing speeds up to 5.8 Gbps, outpacing WiFi 6 by 4.8 times2, ensuring seamless streaming, effortless task completion, and lightning-fast downloads.

Incredible audiovisuals

ASUS Vivobook S 15 offers a premium audiovisual experience for productivity, creativity, or entertainment — featuring an expansive 15.6-inch 3K 120 Hz ASUS Lumina OLED display that delivers refined specular highlights and extraordinary shadow detail, all in vivid, true-to-life color. This class-leading display has an ultra-wide 89% screen-to-body ratio, a 0.2 ms response time, a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and is VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600 certified. It also offers TÜV Rheinland-certified low blue-light levels for enhanced eye-care, and the display itself is protected by our exclusive ASUS OLED Care system to significantly reduce the risk of burn-in. Complementing this stunning display is a powerful Harman Kardon-certified audio system with immersive, multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos sound.

Availability & Pricing

ASUS Vivobook S 15 (S5507) is available through selected retailers in three different configurations all boasting a Snapdragon X Elite with built-in Qualcomm Hexagon NPU, 3K 120 Hz OLED displays and WiFi 7.

The ASUS Vivobook S 15 (S5507QA-SB91-CB) with 16 GB LPDDR5x and 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD is available today for $1,699 CAD at Staples and at the ASUS Store.

The ASUS Vivobook S 15 (S5507QA-BB91-CB) with 32 GB LPDDR5x and 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD is available today for $1,799 CAD at Best Buy and at the ASUS Store .

The ASUS Vivobook S 15 (S5507QA-CB91-CB) with 16 GB LPDDR5x and 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD will be available in the near future for $1,599 CAD at Costco and the  ASUS Store.

Additional configurations will be available later this year. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.


ASUS Vivobook S 15 (S5507)
Compute platform Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Platform
CPU Up to Qualcomm Oryon CPU
NPU Up to Qualcomm Hexagon NPU (45 TOPs dedicated NPU)
Graphics Up to Qualcomm Adreno GPU
Display 15.6” 16:9 (2880 x 1620) 120 Hz ASUS Lumina OLED display, 3-sided NanoEdge 89% screen-to-body ratio, 0.2 ms response time, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, DisplayHDR True Black 600 certified, average Delta-E < 1, 600 nits peak HDR brightness
Chassis Materials: Aluminum
Color: Cool Silver
 Operating system Windows 11 Home
Main memory 32 GB LPDDR5X 8448 MHz
16 GB LPDDR5X 8448 MHz
Storage 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
Connectivity WiFi 7 (Dual-band 802.11ax)
Qualcomm FastConnect 7800
Bluetooth 5.4
Camera FHD IR camera
ASUS AiSense camera with Windows Studio Effects, ASUS Adaptive dimming, and ASUS Adaptive lock
I/O ports 2 X USB4
2 X USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.1 TMDS
1 X Audio combo jack
1 X MicroSD card reader
Keyboard Customizable Single-zone RGB backlight
ASUS ErgoSense keyboard with Copilot key and emoji hotkey
Noise reduction technology
Touchpad ASUS ErgoSense touchpad
Smart gesture touchpad
Silent touchpad technology
Audio Dolby Atmos
Harmon Kardon-certified
Smart amplifier
ASUS Audio Booster
Battery 70 Wh delivering up to 18 hours battery life2
AC adapter 90 W
Dimensions 18.9” x 11.3” x 2.6”
Weight 3.13 lbs4

About ASUS

ASUS is a global technology leader that provides the world’s most innovative and intuitive devices, components, and solutions to deliver incredible experiences that enhance the lives of people everywhere. With its team of 5,000 in-house R&D experts, ASUS is world-renowned for continuously reimagining today’s technologies for tomorrow, garners more than 11 awards every day for quality, innovation, and design, and is ranked among Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.

1 Battery tests conducted by ASUS on March 21, 2024 using the 1080p Video Playback scenario. Test configuration: Vivobook S 15 OLED (S5507Q), 3K OLED panel, Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite 12C, 1 TB SSD, 16 GB RAM, 70 Wh battery. Test settings: WiFi disabled, Keyboard backlit disabled, Windows Power Plan set to Best Power Efficiency, display brightness set to 150 cd/m2. Actual battery life may vary depending on product configuration, usage, operational conditions and power management settings. Battery life will decrease over the lifetime of the battery.

2 Theoretical speed difference between Wi-Fi 7 (320 MHz, 4096 QAM version), and Wi-Fi 6 (80 MHz, 1024 QAM version).

3 Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at

Weight may vary according to specifications

Remcom Updates XFdtd 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software

Remcom announces schematic optimization in the latest release of XFdtd 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software, substantially expediting the process of determining an optimal solution for matching network designs. The release also adds tune codes to support impedance and aperture tuner applications. These enhancements expand XFdtd’s toolset for analyzing matching and corporate feed networks, providing a robust solution for all phases of an antenna design workflow.

The optimization capability in XFdtd’s schematic editor calculates and reveals the ideal component property values and operating modes that fulfill user-defined matching network design goals, including system efficiency for antennas. The variables in a goal definition may be configured in innumerable combinations to arrive at peak performance.  In contrast to manually solving using the tuning slider bars in the schematic editor’s analysis workbench, optimization eliminates a potentially overwhelming task for very complex systems containing multiple switches and capacitors by providing a software-generated solution.

The release also includes subcircuit analysis in the schematic editor and the ability to retrieve tune codes based on desired switch states. As switch states are manipulated, XFdtd updates the corresponding tune code. Alternatively, a known tune code may be entered and the software will adjust the switch states accordingly for that particular tune code. This autofill functionality eliminates the need to transcribe data from external tables, thereby removing a point of error when determining how a particular state corresponds to a given value.

Jeff Barney, XFdtd product manager, said, “The cornerstone of the XFdtd roadmap is to support engineers designing increasingly complex devices with as many efficiencies as possible.  Sophisticated components like impedance tuners enable devices to operate in multiple bands, but they also complicate the path to arrive at the antenna’s optimal settings. The schematic editor eases these challenges by eliminating time-consuming and manual effort.”

XFdtd users without an active Remcom Professional Support contract can upgrade to the latest version by contacting sales.

About Remcom

For 30 years, Remcom has provided innovative electromagnetic simulation and wireless propagation software for commercial users and US government sponsors. Their innovative software tools, combined with exceptional support, have enabled the world’s most advanced engineering teams to deliver their devices to market by simplifying EM analysis for a wide variety of applications. Remcom is committed to its customers’ unique needs, offering flexible licensing options for installations of all sizes as well as custom-engineered solutions.

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Canon Launches colorWAVE, plotWAVE T-Series

MELVILLE, NY, June 19, 2024 – Canon USA Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the next generation of its PlotWave large-format printers for technical document printing and its ColorWave models, which also handle light graphic applications. Built on proven and trusted technologies, including CrystalPoint and Radiant Fusing technologies, the Canon colorWAVE T-Series and plotWAVE T-Series large-format printers combine the latest innovations in product design and controller technology to deliver highly productive printing systems that are designed to reliably and easily reproduce high-quality technical drawings or posters and point-of-sale output. Additionally, all models include PRISMA Tech Suite—a new set of workflow solutions—as well as multiple I.T. security features to help provide a high degree of protection.

plotWAVE TDS T-Series: The new monochrome plotWAVE T-Series comes in five different models: the T30, T35, T50, T55, and T75

Developed for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals, manufacturing companies, government offices, and commercial print service providers handling larger sets of technical documents, the previous ColorWave and PlotWave series have achieved long-term, market-leading success. Since their introduction, over 62,000 printers have been installed, worldwide, by customers needing to reliably produce accurate, high-quality prints at the touch of a button, whenever needed. This next generation of colorWAVE and plotWAVE large-format printers builds on this successful platform, incorporating new and enhanced features to help further advance product performance for higher productivity and ease of use for the Years Ahead.

The new colorWAVE T-Series replaces previous ColorWave models and offers two versions—the T60 and T65—which produce up to four ARCH D-sized color prints per minute. The T60 model offers a media capacity of up to four rolls. The T65 model, which provides additional print modes for those requiring higher quality, has a greater media capacity—up to six rolls plus more media versatility. The new, monochrome plotWAVE T-Series also replaces the previous PlotWave series and offers five different models—the T30, T35, T50, T55, and T75—producing maximum print speeds ranging from up to 4 ARCH D-sized prints/minute to up to 10 ARCH D-sized prints/minute and offering a maximum media capacity of 2–6 rolls, up to 36 inches wide. Moreover, all T-Series models come with a standard stacker feature, and, by adding the optional integrated scanner, you can turn any model into a multifunction printer.

Giving professionals the productivity tools they need to do their job, the new Canon colorWAVE T-Series and plotWAVE T-Series large-format printers incorporate a new and improved POWERsync+ controller. Featuring faster hardware and increased memory capacity for more rapid job processing, the POWERsync+ controller also runs on Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2021; having access to the latest Microsoft Windows security functionality to help keep their system secure offers customers added peace of mind. Print jobs can be submitted remotely from a range of devices and, thanks to the new Remote ON function, the printer is ready to go as soon as the user arrives. Productivity and ease of use are further enhanced by an optional Operator Attention Light on top of the printers. There’s also a sensor in the media drawers that automatically calculates the remaining media length on the roll.

The new PRISMA Tech Suite1 also helps to improve productivity. A set of workflow solutions for the colorWAVE T-Series and plotWAVE T-Series models, the PRISMA Tech Suite is designed to help customers stay in control by allowing them to easily manage their print operations for efficient, convenient workflows.

Benefits of PRISMA Tech Suite’s Printer Tools:

  • PRISMAproduce Tech helps enable users to easily create, manage, and submit complex sets of documents from a web browser to one or more printers simultaneously and is designed for a consistent print process and more reliable print quality, thanks to dedicated templates and easier I.T. maintenance;
  • the cloud-based PRISMAlytics Accounting1 captures data for cost charging and usage monitoring; and,
  • PRISMAlytics Dashboard,1 a cloud-based management information tool, is designed to provide comprehensive overviews to monitor and maximize the production of print operations.

colorWAVE TDS T-Series: The new colorWAVE T-series is available in two versions: the T60 and T65

Canon understands that security is a key concern with its customers, and so integrated in the new colorWAVE T-Series and plotWAVE T-Series models are further-developed print security technology features, including the automatic deployment of Microsoft security patches and pin code or password printing. A system administrator can specify when the security patches are deployed as well as set up notifications about new security patch availability and status updates. For added security, a user can now enter a pin code or password just before printing. On arriving at the printer, the user simply enters the pin code or password on the ClearConnect user panel to access the file; this helps prevent unauthorized persons from acquiring that data. In addition, other integrated security features of the T-Series models include LDAP user authentication, IPSec, secure file erase, IEEE 802.1x Authentication, SNMP v3, and e-shredding.

Helping to minimize environmental impact, both the colorWAVE T-Series with its CrystalPoint technology and the plotWAVE T-Series with its Radiant Fusing technology are ENERGY STAR V3.0 compliant and feature energy-saving modes. Like their predecessor devices—many of which are still fully functioning for their customers—the T-Series models have been designed for longevity, using materials of which at least 85% can be recycled or reused for remanufacturing. Both product lines are also EPEAT Silver certified; the plotWAVE T-Series features toner bottles made from 50% recycled plastic, on average, while part of the packaging of the colorWAVE T-Series TonerPearls has been designed for use as the maintenance tray. The colorWAVE T-Series printers are also GREENGUARD Gold certified, as they are low-emitting and contribute to cleaner indoor air. Canon smart drivers and PRISMA Tech Suite workflow solutions also allow the T-Series to deliver first-time-right printing, thereby helping to reduce wasted prints, toner, and energy.

“For over a decade, the Canon ColorWave and PlotWave ranges have set the standard for the printing of high-quality, technical documents and, as market leaders, have earned a reputation for highly engineered and rock-solid technology, the latest security features, and built by professionals for professionals. We have maintained that reputation by continuously developing and updating the technology so that [these product lines] remain fit for purpose and retain the trust of our customers,” said Shinichi “Sam” Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon USA, Inc. “With the next generation that we’re announcing today, we have again responded to customer feedback by making the colorWAVE and plotWAVE T-Series, in combination with the new PRISMAproduce Tech, even more productive, easy to use, and equipped with robust security features, so that customers can be assured that it remains a valued and reliable investment for many years to come.”

About Canon USA, Inc.

Canon USA, Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29.4 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., as of 2023 has ranked in the Top Five overall in US patents granted for 38 consecutive years. Canon USA is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.

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1 Not available until Q3 2024.

NVIDIA AI Computing by HPE Announced

LAS VEGAS, NV (HPE Discover 2024), June 19, 2024 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and NVIDIA announced NVIDIA AI Computing by HPE, a portfolio of co-developed AI solutions and joint go-to-market integrations that enable enterprises to accelerate adoption of generative AI.

Among the portfolio’s key offerings is HPE Private Cloud AI, a first-of-its-kind solution that provides the deepest integration to date of NVIDIA AI computing, networking and software with HPE’s AI storage, compute and the HPE GreenLake cloud. The offering enables enterprises of every size to gain an energy-efficient, fast and flexible path for sustainably developing and deploying generative AI applications. Powered by the new OpsRamp AI copilot that helps IT operations improve workload and IT efficiency, HPE Private Cloud AI includes a self-service cloud experience with full lifecycle management and is available in four right-sized configurations to support a broad range of AI workloads and use cases.

All NVIDIA AI Computing by HPE offerings and services will be available through a joint go-to-market strategy that spans sales teams and channel partners, training and a global network of system integrators — including Deloitte, HCLTech, Infosys, TCS and Wipro — that can help enterprises across a variety of industries run complex AI workloads.

Announced during the HPE Discover keynote by HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri, who was joined by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang, NVIDIA AI Computing by HPE marks the expansion of a decades-long partnership and reflects the substantial commitment of time and resources from each company.

“Generative AI holds immense potential for enterprise transformation, but the complexities of fragmented AI technology contain too many risks and barriers that hamper large-scale enterprise adoption and can jeopardize a company’s most valuable asset — its proprietary data,” said Neri. “To unleash the immense potential of generative AI in the enterprise, HPE and NVIDIA co-developed a turnkey private cloud for AI that will enable enterprises to focus their resources on developing new AI use cases that can boost productivity and unlock new revenue streams.”

“Generative AI and accelerated computing are fueling a fundamental transformation as every industry races to join the industrial revolution,” said Huang. “Never before have NVIDIA and HPE integrated our technologies so deeply — combining the entire NVIDIA AI computing stack along with HPE’s private cloud technology — to equip enterprise clients and AI professionals with the most advanced computing infrastructure and services to expand the frontier of AI.”

HPE and NVIDIA co-developed Private Cloud AI portfolio

HPE Private Cloud AI delivers a unique, cloud-based experience to accelerate innovation and return on investment while managing enterprise risk from AI. The solution offers:

  • Support for inference, fine-tuning and RAG AI workloads that utilize proprietary data.
  • Enterprise control for data privacy, security, transparency and governance requirements.
  • Cloud experience with ITOps and AIOps capabilities to increase productivity.
  • Fast path to consume flexibly to meet future AI opportunities and growth.

Curated AI and data software stack in HPE Private Cloud AI

The foundation of the AI and data software stack starts with the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software platform, which includes NVIDIA NIM inference microservices.

NVIDIA AI Enterprise accelerates data science pipelines and streamlines development and deployment of production-grade copilots and other GenAI applications. Included with NVIDIA AI Enterprise, NVIDIA NIM delivers easy-to-use microservices for optimized AI model inferencing offering a smooth transition from prototype to secure deployment of AI models in a variety of use cases.

Complementing NVIDIA AI Enterprise and NVIDIA NIM, HPE AI Essentials software delivers a ready to run set of curated AI and data foundation tools with a unified control plane that provide adaptable solutions, ongoing enterprise support and trusted AI services, such as data and model compliance and extensible features that ensure AI pipelines are in compliance, explainable and reproducible throughout the AI lifecycle.

To deliver optimal performance for the AI and data software stack, HPE Private Cloud AI delivers a fully integrated AI infrastructure stack that includes NVIDIA Spectrum-X Ethernet networking, HPE GreenLake for File Storage and HPE ProLiant servers with support for NVIDIA L40SNVIDIA H100 NVL Tensor Core GPUs and the NVIDIA GH200 NVL2 platform.

Cloud experience enabled by HPE GreenLake cloud

HPE Private Cloud AI offers a self-service cloud experience enabled by HPE GreenLake cloud. Through a single, platform-based control plane, HPE Greenlake cloud services provide manageability and observability to automate, orchestrate and manage endpoints, workloads and data across hybrid environments. This includes sustainability metrics for workloads and endpoints.

HPE GreenLake cloud and OpsRamp AI infrastructure observability and copilot assistant

OpsRamp’s IT operations are integrated with HPE GreenLake cloud to deliver observability and AIOps to all HPE products and services. OpsRamp now provides observability for the end-to-end NVIDIA accelerated computing stack, including NVIDIA NIM and AI software, NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs and AI clusters as well as NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand and NVIDIA Spectrum Ethernet switches. IT administrators can gain insights to identify anomalies and monitor their AI infrastructure and workloads across hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

The new OpsRamp operations copilot utilizes NVIDIA’s accelerated computing platform to analyze large datasets for insights with a conversational assistant, boosting productivity for operations management. OpsRamp will also integrate with CrowdStrike APIs so customers can see a unified service map view of endpoint security across their entire infrastructure and applications.

Accelerate time to value with AI — expanded collaboration with global system integrators

To advance the time to value for enterprises to develop industry-focused AI solutions and use cases with clear business benefits, Deloitte, HCLTechInfosysTCS and Wipro announced their support of the NVIDIA AI Computing by HPE portfolio and HPE Private Cloud AI as part of their strategic AI solutions and services.

HPE adds support for NVIDIA’s latest GPUs, CPUs and Superchips

  • HPE Cray XD670 supports eight NVIDIA H200 NVL Tensor Core GPUs and is ideal for LLM builders.
  • HPE ProLiant DL384 Gen12 server with NVIDIA GH200 NVL2 is ideal for LLM consumers using larger models or RAG.
  • HPE ProLiant DL380a Gen12 server support for up to eight NVIDIA H200 NVL Tensor Core GPUs is ideal for LLM users looking for flexibility to scale their GenAI workloads.
  • HPE will be time-to-market to support the NVIDIA GB200 NVL72 / NVL2, as well as the new NVIDIA Blackwell, NVIDIA Rubin and NVIDIA Vera architectures.

High-density file storage certified for NVIDIA DGX BasePOD and NVIDIA OVX systems

HPE GreenLake for File Storage has achieved NVIDIA DGX BasePOD certification and NVIDIA OVX storage validation, providing customers with a proven enterprise file storage solution for accelerating AI, GenAI and GPU-intensive workloads at scale. HPE will be a time-to-market partner on upcoming NVIDIA reference architecture storage certification programs.


  • HPE Private Cloud AI is expected to be generally available in the fall.
  • HPE ProLiant DL380a Gen12 server with NVIDIA H200 NVL Tensor Core GPUs is expected to be generally available in the fall.
  • HPE ProLiant DL384 Gen12 server with dual NVIDIA GH200 NVL2 is expected to be generally available in the fall.
  • HPE Cray XD670 server with NVIDIA H200 NVL is expected to be generally available in the summer.


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About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions as a service.  With offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage, HPE provides a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new business models, engage in new ways and increase operational performance.

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Kingston XS1000 External SSD Wins 2024 Red Dot Award

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, June 18, 2024 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, announced the Kingston XS1000 External SSD was named a winner of the 2024 Red Dot Award: Product Design. The Red Dot Design Award, established in 1955, is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious design competitions, receiving more than 20,000 annual submissions from approximately 60 countries worldwide.

The award-winning Kingston XS1000 External SSD is a convenient file backup solution to ensure your important documents, cherished memories and media files are always readily accessible. The drive is extremely compact, weighing less than 29 grams, and designed to fit in the palm of your hand, making it perfect for any on-the-go lifestyle. Don’t be fooled by its size, XS1000 offers read speeds up to 1,050MB/s1 and large capacities up to 2TBproviding ample room for storing countless photos, videos, and files.

“We take pride in receiving the Red Dot Design Award as it highlights our commitment to sleek and portable storage solutions,” said Keith Schimmenti, SSD business manager, Kingston. “We designed the XS1000 with the user in mind, offering unparalleled portability for those who value both convenience and performance.”

About Kingston Digital, Inc.

From big data, to laptops and PCs, to IoT-based devices like smart and wearable technology, to design-in and contract manufacturing, Kingston helps deliver the solutions used to live, work and play. The world’s largest PC makers and cloud-hosting companies depend on Kingston for their manufacturing needs, and our passion fuels the technology the world uses every day.

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1 Based on internal testing. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage. USB 3.2 Gen 2 host device required for optimal speeds.

2 Some of the listed capacity on a flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide.

Altair One Available on Google Cloud Marketplace

TROY, MI, June 18, 2024 – Altair, a global leader in computational intelligence, announced that Altair One, Altair’s cloud innovation gateway, is now available on Google Cloud Marketplace, opening up a world of possibilities for users seeking seamless access to powerful simulation, data analytics, and high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities.

Altair One is designed for collaborative engineering, data engineering, and analytical application development. Built on a robust HPC backbone, Altair One provides seamless, unified access to tools, data, and computing resources while unleashing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) across every step of the product development life cycle.

Google Cloud Marketplace customers can now leverage Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) functionality to run Altair simulation, AI, and data analytics applications.

“The integration of Altair One with the Google Cloud Marketplace empowers Google Cloud users to effortlessly unlock a world of innovative solutions. This collaboration will fuel engineering breakthroughs with the power of Google Cloud’s adaptable, flexible, and scalable cloud infrastructure,” said Sam Mahalingam, chief technology officer, Altair. “This integration aligns perfectly with our core mission of equipping businesses for digital success and making powerful software solutions readily accessible to users.”

“Bringing Altair One to Google Cloud Marketplace will help customers quickly deploy, manage, and grow the platform on Google Cloud’s trusted, global infrastructure,” said Dai Vu, managing director, Marketplace and ISV GTM Programs, Google Cloud. “Altair can continue to securely scale and support customers on their digital transformation journeys.”

Altair One is the gateway that empowers organizations to mature into digital enterprises by breaking down data silos, connecting virtual models, optimizing their compute infrastructure, and digitizing key processes. It provides all the tools to create a “One Total Twin” of a product throughout its lifecycle, “One Traceable Thread” connecting all data stages, and a “Single Source of Truth” for all models and data. This all-in-one platform automates data capture, empowers better decision-making, enhances performance management, and ultimately accelerates engineering processes for a seamless digital experience.

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About Altair

Altair is a global leader in computational intelligence that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.

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NVIDIA Announces Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX Microservices

SEATTLE, WA (CVPR), June 18, 2024 – NVIDIA announced NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX, a set of microservices that enable physically accurate sensor simulation to accelerate the development of fully autonomous machines of every kind.

Sensors, which comprise a growing, multibillion-dollar industry, provide autonomous vehicles, humanoids, industrial manipulators, mobile robots and smart spaces with the data needed to comprehend the physical world and make informed decisions. With NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX, developers can test sensor perception and associated AI software at scale in physically accurate, realistic virtual environments before real-world deployment — enhancing safety while saving time and costs.

“Developing safe and reliable autonomous machines powered by generative physical AI requires training and testing in physically based virtual worlds,” said Rev Lebaredian, vice president of Omniverse and simulation technology at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX microservices will enable developers to easily build large-scale digital twins of factories, cities and even Earth — helping accelerate the next wave of AI.”

Supercharging Simulation at Scale

Built on the OpenUSD framework and powered by NVIDIA RTX ray-tracing and neural-rendering technologies, Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX accelerates the creation of simulated environments by combining real-world data from videos, cameras, radar and lidar with synthetic data.

Even for scenarios with limited real-world data, the microservices can be used to simulate a broad range of activities, such as whether a robotic arm is operating correctly, an airport luggage carousel is functional, a tree branch is blocking a roadway, a factory conveyor belt is in motion, or a robot or person is nearby.

Research Wins Drive Real-World Deployment

The Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX announcement comes at the same time as NVIDIA’s first-place win at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference’s Autonomous Grand Challenge for End-to-End Driving at Scale.

NVIDIA researchers’ winning workflow can be replicated in high-fidelity simulated environments with Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX — giving autonomous vehicle (AV) simulation developers the ability to test self-driving scenarios in physically accurate environments before deploying AVs in the real world.

Ecosystem Access and Availability

Foretellix and MathWorks are among the first software developers to which NVIDIA is providing Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX access for AV development.

Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX will also enable sensor manufacturers to validate and integrate digital twins of their sensors in virtual environments, reducing the time needed for physical prototyping.

Sign up for early access to Omniverse Cloud Sensor RTX, which will be available later this year.


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Dyndrite, AM Materials Consortium Select MIMO Technik, ASTRO

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 13, 2024 – Dyndrite, providers of the GPU-accelerated computation engine used to create next-generation digital manufacturing hardware and software, along with Materials Consortium members Constellium, Elementum3D, and Sandvik announced the selection of MIMO Technik and ASTRO Mechanical Testing Laboratory as lead fabrication and testing partner for developing open Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) parameter sets for consortium member materials in the USA. The consortium will leverage the company’s MASTRO method and Dyndrite software to speed development and delivery.

The AM Materials Consortium, founded by Dyndrite, along with Constellium, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high value-added aluminum products and solutions, including Aheadd Aluminum Powders such as CP1 for Additive Manufacturing, Elementum 3D, providers of innovative gas atomized aluminum alloy additive manufacturing feedstock powders, and Sandvik a global, high-tech engineering group providing solutions that enhance productivity, profitability and sustainability for the manufacturing, mining and infrastructure industries, is charted with making common (LPBF) powder parameters and related testing data freely available to end users – enabling increased knowledge sharing, better outcomes, and faster adoption of AM machines, materials and techniques.

The Materials Consortium will hold its first public event the day before the start of RapidTCT on June 24, 2024 from 6 PM to 9 PM at MIMO Technik’s headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. Parties interested in attending can request an invitation here.

MIMO Technik and ASTRO has spent the last two years developing the “MASTRO AM-MCQP-2024: Additive Material Characterization and Qualification Protocol for Production Readiness”, a process for streamlining qualification efforts for the additive industry. The hyperfast qualification process involves iterative experiments to determine values for all variables that influence the metal printing process. These parameters are then stored in Dyndrite Build Recipes for usage. The platform consists of standardized and shareable MASTRO Dyndrite build recipes, which are used for parameter development and the ASTRO testing process. MASTRO-qualified materials are now in production for fracture-critical hardware such as landing gear, propulsion systems, payload structures, and defense applications. The MASTRO Dyndrite process is the foundation of this protocol and can be explored here:

Historically, materials and process development has been a long, costly, and labor-intensive process. The Consortium aims to disrupt this tradition and provide for a more streamlined and cost-effective future for qualifying additive manufacturing materials and processes for LPBF machines.

“A lack of known, well-tested, and flexible printing parameter sets is slowing adoption of additive manufacturing,” said Ravi Shahani PhD, additive manufacturing chief engineer, Constellium. “Metal 3D users are either limited by materials offered by their OEM, or waste an inordinate amount of time and resources developing, and requalifying parameter sets, often starting from scratch each time. Working with Dyndrite and MASTRO users can now leverage the transparency of publicly available, tested parameter sets, upon which to build.”

“The team at Elementum 3D has appreciated Dyndrite’s partnership in co-developing parameter sets for our robust material set.  We believe that the partnership that we have with Dyndrite and the rest of the AM Materials Consortium members will lead to continued success of developing faster, more reliable parameter sets for materials of the future with production success in mind.”

“Sandvik has been producing metal powders for 45 years and LPBF powders for over 20 years, offering the widest selection of alloy powders,” said Luke Harris, sales director for Sandvik’s metal powder business. “Working with our consortium partners, we can democratize AM knowledge, accelerate technology adoption, and drive industry innovatIon.”

Dyndrite LPBF Pro, a GPU-powered 3D application brings tremendous power and control to the additive CAM and materials and process development process. Engineers can now develop sophisticated and repeatable toolpathing and manufacturing processes. It offers advanced tools for process development, including 3D geometric queries to detect and optimize print parameters for difficult to print geometric features such as domes, cantilevers, and thin walls. Users can also speed build rates, expand available materials, improve part quality, and deploy support-free print strategies. The software supports 3D metal printers, including Aconity 3D, EOS, NikonSLM, Renishaw, and more.

“We’ve enjoyed working with MimoTechnik and Astro Testing in applying Dyndrite LPBF Pro to the previously manual and laborious world of parameter development,” said Steve Walton, head of product at Dyndrite. “In powering the MASTRO process we speed the delivery of public metal 3D printing parameter sets to market, opening new opportunities for companies leveraging metal 3D printing for rocketry, aerospace, automotive and numerous other uses. We look forward to working with our materials partners to bring many open parameter sets to market.”

“Dyndrite has been the perfect partner to address the complexities of collecting significant data for understanding manufacturing with novel superalloys,” said Jonathan Cohen, CEO & co-founder of Mimo Technik. “The journey of bringing a new material into the AM process is fraught with challenges. Recognizing this, our teams embarked on demystifying the process, ensuring that the standardization of testing and data collection, following the development of parameter sets, is straightforward and unambiguous.”

“Our goal was clear from the outset: to streamline the process for organizations to onboard new materials and become production-ready on their machines sooner,” said Humna Khan, CEO and co-founder of Astro. “We aim to reduce the iterative process traditionally associated with material qualification, lowering both the time to market and the cost of introducing new parts. By establishing a clear, standardized framework for material characterization and qualification, we are not just facilitating a smoother entry to market but also fostering confidence in the parts produced through AM.”

About Dyndrite

Dyndrite’s mission is to fundamentally change how geometry is created, transformed and transmitted on a computer. Their Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE) is the world’s first (geometry agnostic), multi-threaded, GPU-accelerated Geometry Engine. We create and license tools that give companies the power, freedom and control necessary to deliver on the potential of digital manufacturing.

Dyndrite products include, Dyndrite LPBF Pro, a powerful software solution designed to enhance the capabilities of Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) for metal 3D printing. It provides users with previously unattainable part printing capabilities, accelerated build rates, and unprecedented productivity. Dyndrite LPBF Pro is compatible with a wide range of metal 3D printing machines, including brands such as Aconity3D, EOS, Renishaw, NikonSLM, among others.

Investors include Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused Investment Fund and former Autodesk CEO Carl Bass. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Dyndrite was named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer for 2021.

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About MIMO Technik

MIMO Technik develops manufacturing solutions in the AM space for aerospace, rocketry, energy, defense and motorsport clients. With a deep investment in the latest technology, software, processes, and parameter development, MIMO offers specialized solutions and supports critical programs, with a team of experts. MIMO’s AM-Center: PRINT METAL in southern California has been built to accelerate series production needs. With the MASTRO process, MIMO has qualified materials for industry primes such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

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About Astro Mechanical Testing Laboratory

ASTRO serves as the preferred test laboratory for prominent aerospace primes and advanced space enterprises at the forefront of embracing advanced materials and engineering. ASTRO’s efforts with AM industry leaders involve a close examination of the characteristics of cutting-edge alloys and composites. Through testing partnerships, ASTRO drives advancements in design and manufacturing processes, seamlessly integrating future technologies into the aerospace landscape.

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Dyndrite Receives AFWERX Award for SDP Qual

SEATTLE, WA, June 11, 2024 – Dyndrite, providers of the GPU-accelerated computation engine used to create next-generation digital manufacturing hardware and software announced it has been selected by AFWERX for an AFVentures Open Topic 24.D Phase I cohort award. The Dyndrite selection will focus on defining and commercializing a Software Defined Process Qualification (SDP Qual) Process for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) to address the most pressing 3D metal printing qualification/ requalification challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) offers unparalleled opportunities for both the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the commercial manufacturing sectors. However, the full potential of these benefits is hindered by the significant time and cost involved using today’s means and methods for developing AM parts, materials, and machines, along with the extensive testing and analysis needed for qualification and requalification. Consequently, compromising the agility of the USAF’s AM processes.

A rigorous qualification process is essential to ensure that all standards for quality and safety are consistently met. Dyndrite addresses these needs by incorporating scriptable workflows into qualification and requalification, dynamically automating the entire build layout process. Automating laborious manual tasks like, part import, positioning, supporting, toolpath parameters, laser parameter, labeling, traceable reporting will contribute significantly to reductions in the time and resources associated with qualification.

Dyndrite’s fundamentally new SDP Qual approach enables users to easily adapt to technological advancements and shifts in the supply chain without undergoing costly, time-consuming, manual, qualification processes. Using Dyndrite’s solution, the Air Force will save considerable time and costs by rapidly conducting efficient qualification workflows to ensure their AM production is repeatable and predictable.

“We are proud of the recognition by AFRL of the value of Dyndrite’s modern approach to additive manufacturing qualification,” said, Steve Walton, head of product for Dyndrite. “Our agile software-based process is a core ingredient to making AM a reliable, repeatable and cost effective serial production process.”

To learn more about Dyndrite within the defense industry please visit here.

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the US government.

About Dyndrite

Dyndrite’s mission is to fundamentally change how geometry is created, transformed and transmitted on a computer. Their Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE) is the world’s first (geometry agnostic), multi-threaded, GPU-accelerated Geometry Engine. They create and license tools that give companies the power, freedom and control necessary to deliver on the unprecedented potential of digital manufacturing.

Dyndrite products include, Dyndrite LPBF Pro, a powerful software solution designed to enhance the capabilities of Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) for metal 3D printing. It provides users with previously unattainable part printing capabilities, accelerated build rates, and unprecedented productivity. Dyndrite LPBF Pro is compatible with a wide range of metal 3D printing machines, including brands such as Aconity3D, EOS, Renishaw, NikonSLM, among others.

Investors include Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused Investment Fund and former Autodesk CEO Carl Bass. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Dyndrite was named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer for 2021.

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About AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development.

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As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the US defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability.

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