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Mitsui Seiki Releases PJ 303X 5-Axis Machining Center

Mitsui Seiki’s new PJ 303X 5-axis machining center provides maximum precision in processing of workpieces up to 230mm tall and 280mm in diameter (9″ x 11″), and 20 kg (44 lbs.) in weight. Typical applications cover an extensive range of critical parts such as lens molds, medical products, EDM electrodes and fuel cell components.The machine’s X-, Y-, and Z-axis travels are 300mm, 325mm, and 200 mm (11.8″, 12.8″, 7.9″) respectively. A-axis rotation is +40˚ to -100˚, and the C-axis rotates a full 360˚. High-speed linear motors move the X-, Y- and Z-axes, while the rotary axes employ direct-drive motors. Rapid traverse speed for the X-, Y-, and Z-axes is 20 m/min (66 ft/min).

A 50,000-rpm, HSK-E25 taper spindle offers high-speed machining capability. An automatic tool changer engineered to store up to 24 tools as large as 40mm (1.57″) in diameter and 120mm (4.7″) in length provides tooling versatility.

To maximize precision, the sliding machine surfaces of the PJ 303X are hand-scraped.

Advanced spindle thermal displacement technology is standard, including a symmetrical gantry column structure that accommodates thermal deformation fluctuations and a thermal compensation mechanism for the machine spindle/head.

Operator-friendly features further enhance precision, including a 380mm (15″) color display with touch panel capability than can be moved to the most convenient position relative to the work envelope. The machine’s double-stage rotary door provides wide access for visibility and setup.

The PJ 303X consumes a compact 1,755 mm (5.75′) x 2,370mm (7.77′) x 2,655 (8.7′)
(W x L x H) of floor space, and weighs approximately 4,500 kg (9,900 lbs).

For more information, visit Mitsui Seiki website.

Dassault Q2 Results, Conf Call on July 27

VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, July 22, 2021 – Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, will publish its operating performance for the second quarter and half year 2021, ended June 30, 2021, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

The management of Dassault Systèmes will present the earnings by webcast a webcast at 10.00AM Paris time – 09.00AM London time, and will then host a conference call at 09:00AM New York time – 03:00PM Paris time – 02:00PM London time.

Both the webcast and the conference call will be available live and as replay on Dassault Systèmes’ investor website at https://investor.3ds.com.

They recommend that you register well ahead for each event and connect at least fifteen minutes before to download, update or install any necessary software. The webcast and conference call will be archived for a year.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, is a catalyst for human progress. They provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating ‘virtual experience twins’ of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, their customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production.

Dassault Systèmes’ 20,000 employees are bringing value to more than 290,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.

For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

Trimble Q2 Results, Conf Call on Aug 4, 2PM PT

SUNNYVALE, CA, July 22, 2021 – Trimble will hold a conference call on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 2PM PT to review its second quarter 2021 results. The call will be broadcast live on the Web at http://investor.trimble.com. Investors without internet access may dial into the call at 800-528-9198 (US) or 702-928-6633 (international). The passcode is 6077528.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.

FARO Q2 Results, Conf Call on July 29, 8AM ET

FARO Technologies, Inc. has announced that after market close on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. In conjunction with the release, Michael D. Burger, president and CEO, and Allen Muhich, chief financial officer, will host a conference call on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 8:00AM ET.

Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing (877) 876-9174 (US) or +1 (785) 424-1669 (International) and using the passcode FARO. A live webcast will be available in the Investor Relations section of FARO’s website at: https://www.faro.com/about-faro/investor-relations/events

A replay of the webcast will be available in the Investor Relations section of the company’s web site approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 30 calendar days.

About FARO

For 40 years, FARO has provided industry-leading technology solutions that enable customers to measure their world, and then use that data to make smarter decisions faster. FARO continues to be a pioneer in bridging the digital and physical worlds through data-driven reliable accuracy, precision, and immediacy.

For more information, visit www.faro.com.

Chaos Czech Releases Corona Renderer 7 for 3ds Max

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 22, 2021 – Chaos Czech releases Corona Renderer 7 for 3ds Max, an update designed to enhance the realism of 3D scenes and boost render speeds across the board. From photoreal fabrics to expansive sky effects, Corona Renderer 7 makes it easier for artists to stand out.

3d rendering done in Corona Renderer – www.corona-renderer.com

With 35 new presets for glass, metal and fabric, the new physical material makes it simple to set up hyper-realistic scenes in minutes. Though intuitive for beginners, the Physical Material also comes with multiple features for deeper control, including Sheen parameters for creating photoreal fabrics like velvet, and Clearcoat, which allows users to add lacquer to objects like cars without making them look plastic. To maintain compatibility with preexisting scenes, the previous Corona Material will still be available as a legacy option.

In Corona Renderer 7, the Sky Model sees its biggest expansion yet. Artists can now accurately depict a digital sun and weather from any cliff or skyscraper using the new Altitude Parameter, which leverages real-world data to calculate what the sky will look like from any height. Meanwhile, the new Volume Effect improves the look of large-scale scenes by blending distant objects like mountains more naturally with the atmosphere. This effect is not only easier to control than a Global Volume material, it renders faster too.

Faster rendering isn’t just limited to the Volume Effect. Corona Renderer 7 users will also enjoy faster render times, which can be as fast as 50% on scenes heavily using newly optimized features like better transparency processing and faster denoising. This boost even extends to data/scene opening, as files will now open quicker due to the background loading of Corona Bitmaps and Proxies.

Other New Features Include:

  • Glass Material Improvements – Create frosted glass that renders quickly with refractions on thin glass in the Physical Material.
  • Industry-Standard Defaults – Automatically apply Roughness and IOR as material defaults for greater compatibility with industry standards, or switch to Glossiness and Specular when desired.
  • More Control Over Metals – Control metals materials more intuitively using the default Edge Color parameter, or use Complex IOR for physically correct scenes.

To try Corona Renderer 7 for 3ds Max now, please visit the Chaos Czech website.

Pricing/Availability

Corona Renderer 7 is available now for 3ds Max 2014-2022 (64-bit). Pricing is subscription-based, with monthly rates set at $28.50 and yearly rates at $330. A free 45-day commercial trial is also available at: https://corona-renderer.com/download.

About Chaos Czech

Chaos Czech is the creator of Corona Renderer, a high-performance photorealistic rendering engine. Chaos Czech is a leader in architectural visualization software, where it offers a simple, yet powerful approach for professional artists. Chaos Czech continues to bring this approach to its development of new tools and technologies for architectural visualization, VFX and broadcast. Chaos Czech, a Chaos company, is headquartered in Prague.

About Chaos

Chaos is a world leader in computer graphics technology, empowering artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Chaos develops 3D rendering and simulation software that is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. In 2017, the firm’s physically based renderer, V-Ray, was honored with an Academy Award for its role in the widespread adoption of ray-traced rendering for motion pictures. Today, the company’s advancements in ray tracing, cloud rendering, and real-time visualization are shaping the future of design communication and storytelling. Founded in 1997, Chaos is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Prague, Seoul, Tokyo, and Los Angeles.

For more information, visit chaosgroup.com.