Pasternack Unveils RF Fixed Attenuators with 3.5 mm Connectors

IRVINE, CA, June 19, 2024 – Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products, has announced the launch of its latest product line: RF fixed attenuators with 3.5 mm connectors. They are designed to meet the demanding requirements of modern RF applications, offering superior performance and reliability.

Pasternack’s new fixed attenuators with 3.5 mm connectors handle frequencies up to 26 GHz.

The new RF fixed attenuators feature a 3.5 mm connectorized design, ensuring robust and reliable connections for high-frequency applications. They can handle maximum power ratings of up to 2 watts (continuous wave), making them suitable for demanding RF environments. Specified to operate at frequencies up to 26 GHz, they provide excellent performance for a wide range of high-frequency applications. Additionally, they are functional up to 33 GHz, offering enhanced versatility for various RF systems.

With attenuation levels ranging from 0 to 10 dB, 20 dB, and 30 dB, Pasternack’s RF fixed attenuators cater to a wide range of signal attenuation needs. Their robust design and wide frequency range make them an ideal choice for engineers and technicians working on cutting-edge RF systems. These features ensure that they provide superior performance and reliability in diverse applications, from telecommunications to aerospace and defense.

“The robust design and wide frequency range of these RF fixed attenuators make them an excellent choice for the latest RF systems,” said product line manager Steven Pong.

Pasternack’s RF fixed attenuators with 3.5 mm connectors are in stock and available for same-day shipping.

About Pasternack

A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturer and supplier offering the industry’s largest selection of active and passive RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products available for same-day shipping. Pasternack is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics

Infinite operates a global portfolio of leading in-stock connectivity solution brands. The brands help propel the world’s innovators forward by working urgently to provide products, solutions and real-time support for customers. Backed by Warburg Pincus, Infinite’s brands serve customers across a wide range of industries with a broad inventory selection, same-day shipping and 24/7 customer service.

Learn more at infiniteelectronics.com.

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.

For more information, visit www.remcom.com.

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.

To learn more about Canon, visit www.usa.canon.com.

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.

Availability

  • 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.

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA is the world leader in accelerated computing.

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.

For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.

SPEE3D Opens US-Based Mfg Facility, Applications Center

DURHAM, NH, June 19, 2024 – SPEE3D, a leading metal additive manufacturing company, announced it has opened its first US-based manufacturing facility and applications center, located at the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The new location will enable SPEE3D to collaborate more closely with clients in the United States, including the US Department of Defense. The company celebrated this milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday that included SPEE3D leadership, UNH faculty and leadership, and local dignitaries.

Marian McCord, senior vice provost for research, economic engagement and outreach at UNH with Byron Kennedy, CEO of SPEE3D and Steven Camilleri, CTO of SPEE3D at the ribbon cutting

SPEE3D will manufacture printers at the new facility, while maintaining its manufacturing headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. The company also will staff an applications center and work with customers to identify new applications and tailor solutions based on their specific needs. Additionally, SPEE3D will leverage UNH’s resources, facilities, and talent pool to drive additive manufacturing innovation and adoption, while providing technical support for existing and future advanced 3D printing initiatives.

“Establishing our first US-based location at the Olson Center brings together a world-class manufacturing center at UNH with SPEE3D’s leading cold spray additive manufacturing technology to a region known for its innovation and advancements,” said Byron Kennedy, CEO at SPEE3D. “Although we are an Australian company, we have partners worldwide and a strong presence in America, so it made perfect sense to expand our footprint to address the needs of our partners.”

SPEE3D’s new location is strategically located at one of the nation’s most prominent tech corridors, offering unique opportunities to participate in joint collaborative projects and programs with nearby research, engineering and repair/overhaul facilities. These include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (NH), Bath Iron Works (ME), the Army Natick Soldier Research Center (MA), the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (MA), the Naval Underwater Warfare Center (RI), and the Raytheon Technology Research Center (CT).

“UNH’s partnership with SPEE3D underscores the vital role that academic and industry collaboration can play in fostering innovation and cutting-edge research,” said Marian McCord, senior vice provost for research, economic engagement and outreach at UNH. “We are proud to be an integral part of the state’s innovation ecosystem by providing facilities, a skilled workforce, and access to a robust business and research community. We are thrilled SPEE3D has chosen UNH’s John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center as its first US manufacturing location and look forward to establishing N.H., and UNH, as a global destination for industry.”

About SPEE3D

SPEE3D is a leading metal additive manufacturing technology company dedicated to the research, development, and delivery of metal 3D printers and integrated systems utilizing its patented cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM) technology. As a result, SPEE3D’s product portfolio enables significantly faster production than traditional metal manufacturing for a wide range of metals, including copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and aluminum bronze.

To learn more, visit www.spee3d.com.

About the University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire inspires innovation and transforms lives in its state, the nation, and the world. Nearly 16,000 students from 50 states and 87 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top-ranked programs in business, engineering, law, health and human services, liberal arts, and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. A Carnegie Classification R1 institution, UNH partners with NASA, NOAA, NSF, and NIH, and received over $210 million in competitive external funding in FY23 to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea, and space.

3D Systems Introduces EXT 800 Titan Pellet

ROCK HILL, SC, June 19, 2024 – 3D Systems announced the latest addition to its industry-leading portfolio of EXT Titan Pellet systems — the EXT 800 Titan Pellet. With a build volume of 800 x 600 x 800 mm, this new pellet extrusion system harnesses the speed, reliability, and efficiency of the Company’s large-format EXT Titan Pellet systems (EXT 1070 Titan Pellet and EXT 1270 Titan Pellet) in a more compact format with lower upfront investment. As a result, manufacturers can take advantage of the lights-out, production-ready EXT 800 Titan Pellet to fabricate more modestly sized functional prototypes, tooling, fixtures, sand casting patterns, thermoforming molds, and end-use parts. With print speeds up to 10x faster and 10x lower material costs than traditional filament-based systems, the EXT 800 Titan Pellet is designed to efficiently, cost-effectively address applications in a breadth of markets including foundries, aerospace & defense, thermoforming, prosthetics & footwear, and research.

3D Systems adds the cost-effective, space-saving EXT 800 Titan Pellet to its lineup of high-speed industrial pellet extrusion 3D printers.

“With the addition of the EXT 800 Titan Pellet to our industry-leading family of pellet extrusion systems, we are able to bring this technology to a broader set of manufacturers to enhance their products and innovation,” said Rahul Kasat, vice president, Titan, 3D Systems. “For manufacturers seeking speed and sustainability, our EXT Titan Pellet systems are a game-changer. They combine high-speed printing with cost-effective pellets, making the technology ideal for a wide range of applications. Over the years, the customers have asked us for a solution to meet their needs of producing smaller parts with a reasonable production cost. The introduction of the EXT 800 Titan Pellet is designed for manufacturers that are looking for these benefits, but do not need the very large build capacity of our existing systems. We believe the combination of high-speed, high-quality printing with a smaller footprint and lower upfront investment cost will make the EXT 800 Titan Pellet an attractive solution for a variety of industrial applications. This is yet one more example of how 3D Systems develops innovative solutions that empower our customers to stay ahead of the curve.”

The EXT 800 Titan Pellet has a single extrusion tool head and refined industrial design making it ideal for a wide range of manufacturing environments including offices, labs, and universities, as well as larger shop floors. The compact frame enables the printer to fit through a standard set of double doors providing ease of delivery and installation. The system also includes a large, front-mounted touchscreen for an intuitive user experience.

Along with these new system features for the EXT 800 Titan Pellet, customers who integrate this pellet extrusion system into their manufacturing environment will also be able to take advantage of the same performance features of 3D Systems’ larger pellet extrusion printers — EXT 1070 Titan Pellet and EXT 1270 Titan Pellet. With industrial CNC controllers for reliable applications, heated bed and chamber for part accuracy, and the Company’s proven pellet extrusion hardware and materials, the technology employed by this family of 3D printers enables print speeds up to 10 times faster than traditional filament printing and cuts material costs by a factor of 10. Additionally, active bed and chamber heating allows the use of glass and carbon-filled high-temperature engineering materials such as ABS, PC, Nylons, PEI, and PEKK as well as highly flexible TPE and TPU that cannot be printed on filament-based machines.

The EXT 800 Titan Pellet is available for immediate ordering with delivery of the first printers anticipated for the third quarter of 2024.

3D Systems will showcase the EXT 800 Titan Pellet alongside the Company’s full solution portfolio in its booth (#2401) at next week’s RAPID+TCT event in Los Angeles, CA. Conference participants are also invited to hear from 3D Systems’ executives, application experts, and customers in the following sessions:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Graves, president & CEO, 3D Systems – Executive Perspectives Keynote Series, June 25, 8:30AM PDT, Main Stage
  • Dmitriy Orlov, COO, BBI Autosport & Joe Dopkowski, application engineer, 3D Systems – “Rekindling Artistry in the Automotive Aftermarket Through Additive Manufacturing”, June 25, 11AM PDT
  • Katie Weimer, VP, regenerative medicine, 3D Systems – “Manufacturing Tomorrow’s Therapeutics: Innovations & Triumphs in Bioprinting: Presented by ARMI”, June 25, 2:30PM PDT; and “Will Bioprinting Define the Next Era of 3D Printing?”, June 27, 12PM PDT

For more information or to schedule a meeting with one of the Company’s application experts, please visit the Company’s website.

About 3D Systems 

More than 35 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, they bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction – empowering their customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to their unique offering of hardware, software, materials, and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of their application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive, and durable goods.

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

Lacoste Selects Centric Visual Assortment Boards, PLM

CAMPBELL, CA, June 19, 2024 – Lacoste, the iconic fashion-sport brand, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution and Centric Visual Boards, a visually driven assortment optimization solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source, buy, make, price, allocate, sell and replenish products such as fashion, outdoor, luxury, multi-category retail, cosmetics & personal care and other consumer goods to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

In a push to improve efficiency, accelerate product development and speed time-to-market, Lacoste wanted a digital solution to rationalize product information while also enabling them to leverage historic data. Specifically, they sought to adopt a single, company-wide PLM capable of streamlining the development of multiple categories of products all in the same system. With Centric PLM, hand in hand with Centric Visual Assortment Boards, Lacoste will also accelerate and optimize the overall product offer including assortments adapted to local markets. Finally, the company wished to harmonize ways of working and capitalize on industry best-practices.

After thoroughly evaluating several vendors, Lacoste chose Centric Software because, according to them, Centric is the only solution that is truly fashion-focused and can adapt to all of their needs. Deciding factors in favor of Centric were the out of the box (OOTB), high-configurability of Centric solutions, Centric team experience and integrated industry best-practice expertise.

“We are thrilled that a global brand like Lacoste has chosen both Centric Visual Boards and Centric PLM to drive the digital transformation of their assortment optimization and product development process,” says Fabrice Canonge, president of Centric Software. “We are honored to count Lacoste, a very highly regarded name in the fashion, luxury and sport world, among our clients. Their drive for ingenuity and their high standards of excellence will push us in our goals of continuous innovation and improvement, and we look forward to partnering with Lacoste as they achieve their short and long term success.”

Learn more about Centric PLM and Visual Assortment Board.

About Centric Software

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides an innovative and AI-enabled product concept-to-replenishment platform for retailers, brands and manufacturers of all sizes. As experts in consumer goods like fashion, outdoor, luxury, home, multi-category retail, grocery, food & beverage, cosmetics & personal care and consumer electronics, Centric Software delivers best-of-breed solutions to plan, design, develop, source, buy, make, price, allocate, sell and replenish products.

Centric Software’s market-driven solutions have the highest user adoption rate, customer satisfaction rate and fastest time to value in the industry. Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition appears regularly in world-leading analyst reports and research.

For more information, visit www.centricsoftware.com.

AspenTech Partners with Oregon State University

BEDFORD, MA, June 19, 2024 – Aspen Technology, Inc., a global leader in industrial software, today announced a three-year partnership agreement with Oregon State University (OSU) that expands traditional academic collaborations focused on incorporating process simulation solutions into curricula by adding sustainability software, training and competency development. The partnership aims to help students build industry-ready skills and knowledge to make an accelerated impact on critical sustainability initiatives upon entering the workforce.

“Generational workforce changes have made it more important than ever to quickly and effectively prepare new engineers with the skillsets required to successfully enter the workforce and help companies innovate and tackle the challenges associated with net-zero ambitions,” said Steven Qi, SVP, customer support & training, AspenTech.

“Over the next three years, hundreds of our students and faculty will learn new digital competencies that we expect to have a direct impact on global sustainability efforts,” said Chih-hung (Alex) Chang, PhD, Stephen Slavens Faculty Scholar, professor & associate head of Undergraduate Programs, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, OSU. “Navigating the energy transition has become an urgent priority, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with AspenTech on empowering the next generation of engineering talent with the skillsets needed to help solve this massive undertaking.”

The collaboration between AspenTech and OSU is one of many AspenTech initiatives designed to help students expand their engineering and sustainability skills. Among other international universities, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, partnered with AspenTech on technical training and curriculum content development based on its solutions. Over 1,300 universities in more than 80 countries utilize AspenTech software in their coursework.

In addition, approximately 3,700 individuals at customer and partner organizations have completed AspenTech’s Sustainability Training Program. The program is helping to close the industry skill gap by expanding users’ expertise on how to accelerate progress on critical sustainability pathways with digital technology.

For more information about how AspenTech is working with global universities, customers and partners to grow industry knowledge of digital solutions for the energy transition, please visit the following resources:

About Aspen Technology

Aspen Technology is a global software leader helping industries at the forefront of the world’s dual challenge meet the increasing demand for resources from a rapidly growing population in a profitable and sustainable manner. AspenTech solutions address complex environments where it is critical to optimize the asset design, operation and maintenance lifecycle. Through their unique combination of deep domain expertise and innovation, customers in asset-intensive industries can run their assets safer, greener, longer and faster to improve their operational excellence.

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Hexagon Announces HxGN APM

HUNTSVILLE, AL, June 19, 2024 – Hexagon, the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, announced the availability of HxGN APM, a comprehensive solution for asset-intensive organizations seeking to identify and mitigate asset risk, optimize maintenance spend and minimize downtime. This robust application optimizes asset strategies, detects emerging failure risks in real time and drives proactive risk mitigation that directly enhance return on capital employed.

In April 2024, Hexagon expanded its portfolio by acquiring Itus Digital, an asset performance management (APM) solution provider based in Roanoke, Virginia. Now operating as part of Hexagon’s Asset Lifecycle Intelligence division, the acquisition brings to Hexagon more than 250 years of asset performance management industry experience enabled through the innovative HxGN APM technologies. The solution’s distinct approach leverages a modern architecture, best practice work processes and advanced analytics enabled by an extensive, embedded strategy library.

HxGN APM offers an advanced analytical and optimization engine to solutions like HxGN EAMHxGN SDx and j5. This operationalizes asset strategies that carefully strike a balance between performance, cost and risk, which aligns with Hexagon’s commitment to driving sustainable, data-driven transformations in asset-intensive industries.

Hexagon’s solution empowers customers by driving a pragmatic approach to identifying potential threats, mitigating risks and extending asset lifecycles. HxGN APM delivers these key benefits to clients:

  • Optimizes asset value by aiding customers in balancing performance, cost and risk through the operationalization of asset strategies.
  • Enables proactive work processes to continually analyze asset failure risk and drives maintenance, inspections and monitoring activities based on actual condition and health.
  • Ensures rapid failure detection and prevention by using the embedded Asset Twin Library, offering pre-set asset strategies and analytics for predicting potential failures before they happen.

HxGN APM stands unique from its competitors thanks to its modern and intuitive application processes, easy integration with existing systems and scalability to align with an organization’s functional needs. Whether monitoring 25 assets or 1 million, Hexagon’s infrastructure effortlessly scales to meet requirements.

“The addition of HxGN APM to Hexagon’s portfolio provides enhanced analytical insights across the asset lifecycle, enabling organizations to maximize the delivery capability of their industrial assets at an optimal cost and risk profile,” said Joe Nichols, vice president, Portfolio Strategy for APM, Hexagon’s Asset Lifecycle Intelligence division.

“Hexagon’s entrance into the APM market aligns seamlessly with the surging demand for APM solutions and mirrors a broader trend among industrial asset maintenance software vendors, which are increasingly undertaking acquisitions to differentiate themselves in the market,” said Kiran Darmasseelane, senior analyst in the Operational Excellence practice at Verdantix, an independent research firm. Verdantix expects substantial growth in the APM software market. The recent Verdantix market size and forecast report on APM software predicts that the market will grow from $2.5 billion in 2022 to just under $5 billion in 2028, at a CAGR of 11.9%, while the recent Verdantix global corporate survey reveals that 54% of the 304 executives interviewed plan to increase investment in APM software over the next 12 months.

Asset performance management software ensures optimal asset strategies are implemented and dynamically managed based upon the actual condition and operating context of plant assets. The growing trend of digital transformation is driving increased adoption of APM solutions. Overall, APM solutions continue to play a crucial role in managing assets effectively and efficiently, thus optimizing total cost of ownership.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. They are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Hexagon has approximately 24,500 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.4bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com.

Hexagon Acquires Voyansi for BIM

Hexagon, the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, announced the acquisition of Voyansi, an AECO (architecture, engineering, construction and operations) focused provider of BIM (building information modelling) and VDC (virtual design and construction) solutions, reality capture services and BIM workflow software development.

Voyansi’s services are used to digitise all asset types, including data centres, hospitals, industrial facilities and shopping centres, across the design, build and operate phases of their lifecycles. Their solutions complement Hexagon’s leadership in reality capture and AECO solutions, by adding BIM support to enable advanced 3D modelling and improve data accuracy.

This acquisition builds on our strategy within Hexagon’s Geosystems division to accelerate the digitisation of the construction industry,” said Paolo Guglielmini, president and CEO, Hexagon. “The addition of Voyansi to our advanced portfolio of AECO solutions will help our customers further enhance sustainability, efficiency and collaboration during construction and enhance their effectiveness in operating and maintaining assets”.

In 2023, Voyansi generated revenues of around €14m, with a ly growing recurring revenue base, and has operating margins similar to the Geosystems division. Voyansi employs approximately 300 people across Argentina, the United States and Spain and will be fully consolidated in June.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. They are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Hexagon has approximately 24,500 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.4bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com.