Friday, April 17, 2015

COMSOL Multiphysics v5.1 Released

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BURLINGTON, MA, USA, Apr 17, 2015 - COMSOL, the leading provider of multiphysics modeling and simulation software, announced the release of the COMSOL Multiphysics software version 5.1, the first and only integrated simulation environment for building multiphysics models and for creating and sharing easy-to-use simulation apps. Simulation experts can now benefit from a fully integrated environment where they can create models with COMSOL Multiphysics, build simulation apps with the Application Builder, and share these apps with non-experts via COMSOL Server. COMSOL software version 5.1 enhances user experience and productivity by allowing users to seamlessly combine model setup with application design from within a single interface. Major upgrades to the Application Builder include full integration between the Model Builder and Application Builder, improved layout tools for app design, and LiveLink for Excel capabilities in applications. Customers will also benefit from the flexibility of being able to run applications on multiple computers with COMSOL Server.

The Corrugated Circular Horn Antenna demo app lets the user modify the geometry of an antenna in order to optimize its radiation characteristics and aperture cross-polarization ratio at the frequency of interest. This app has been created with the Application Builder available in the COMSOL Multiphysics software.

Going from Model to App Is Quick and Easy

In COMSOL Multiphysics 5.1, the Model Builder and Application Builder have been merged into one unified and interactive environment. While building an app, an engineer can easily switch between the Model Builder and Application Builder and make updates to both the model and app simultaneously. The Application Builder is now accessible directly from the ribbon in COMSOL Multiphysics, where the user can simply switch to the app design environment and continue working in just one click. Additionally, both models and apps can be saved in the unified .mph file format.

“The Application Builder is the only application design environment where the user can create multiphysics apps not only within a single software environment, but within a single window using the same file format,” said Bjorn Sjodin, VP of Product Management. “This innovation streamlines the app design process and allows simulation apps to become a truly game-changing engineering solution that will bring powerful design capabilities to non-experts.”

This streamlined integration of the Model Builder and Application Builder allows model data to be exchanged between the two tools from within the same environment. For example, a function or feature available in the Model Builder can be quickly made available in the Application Builder for the application designer to use. There is no need to interface between different software packages and all tools needed are readily available. Additionally, for instances where the application designer wishes to implement highly-customized commands and operations, code generation is greatly simplified in version 5.1 and many template codes are provided.

“COMSOL today defined the standard for user experience in simulation application design by integrating model building and app design tools into a single environment,” said Svante Littmarck, CEO of COMSOL, Inc. “COMSOL 5.1 delivers additional features that provide our customers with highly productive tools to build and share their simulation applications with users everywhere.”

In the demo application Payload Capacity of a Truck Mounted Crane, a rigid-body analysis of a crane is performed in order to find the payload capacity for the specified orientation and extension of the crane. The application also provides the usage of hydraulic cylinders and highlights the limiting cylinder. This app has been created with the Application Builder available in the COMSOL Multiphysics software and has been shared and launched from COMSOL Server.

COMSOL Server also includes many improvements. It can now be run on multiple computers, allowing computations to be run on a separate machine from where the app is being launched. The updated Application Library in COMSOL Server features new grid, detail, and list views with information on which add-on products are needed to create a particular application.

To explore the new features, many new demo applications have been added to the Application Libraries and are available to run within the COMSOL software. “The demo applications include self-contained documentation and showcase many useful features,” said Littmarck. “You can run these applications to explore how to email simulation reports, create animations, perform optimizations and parameter estimation, as well as import experimental data and handle tables. All the demo apps are available for you to edit, and forms, form objects, and methods can be copied from these apps and used as a starting point for your own application designs.”

In the Biosensor Design demo application, the user can change the design of the sensor by altering parameters such as pillar diameter, grid spacing, and inlet velocity to investigate how the design affects the detection results. Also, manufacturing constraints, set by a minimum distance between pillars, are reported in the application.

Hundreds of COMSOL Multiphysics and Add-On Product Updates Available to Customers

COMSOL Multiphysics users can now browse models and applications without the add-on product licenses and can perform additional postprocessing on the available results. This update will have a major impact on productivity as users can now inspect any COMSOL file and, while the simulation cannot be solved again, can see which features has been used and easily work on models and applications created by others.

Version 5.1 also introduces numerous enhancements to the existing functionalities of COMSOL Multiphysics and its add-on products. Ready-to-use parametric geometric components are now available to use with any module and a library of dedicated parts have been created for the Microfluidics Module, Mixer Module, Ray Optics Module, and Structural Mechanics Module. The Ray Optics Module and Wave Optics Module will also benefit from the addition of a new Optical Materials Database.

To watch the release highlights video and download COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.1 now, visit www.comsol.com/release/5.1

Highlights of New Features and Tools Available in COMSOL Version 5.1
  • Application Builder and COMSOL Server: Tighter integration between the Model Builder and Application Builder. Numerous productivity enhancements such as improved file handling, sending emails with attachments, string and keyword searches, custom toolbars for tables, and more. COMSOL Server can now distribute the workload of running applications on multiple computers. 20 fully-documented and ready-to-use simulation apps based on COMSOL models have been added to the Application Libraries.
  • Geometry and Mesh: Face detection for imported meshes, surface simplification in mesh to geometry conversion, and domain and boundary selections for NASTRAN Property ID Numbers tools.
  • Modeling Tools, Studies, and Visualization: A new matrix-free domain-decomposition solver. Visualization of a solution outside of the mesh (useful for far fields in electromagnetic waves and acoustic waves). Visualization of a periodic solution in a unit cell as a custom-sized array. Plots of geometric points or cut-points and their trajectory through time.
  • Electrical: Multi-turn coil computation for coils with varying cross-sections. Surface roughness on lossy conductive boundaries for electromagnetic wave simulations. Hexagonal periodic structure handling. Special tools for handling ring resonators with the beam envelope formulation. New Optical Materials database. New Part Library for Ray Optics Module. Perforations feature for thin film damping (useful for MEMS). Demo application for computing and visualizing the color of an LED based on semiconductor physics.
  • Mechanical: A new multiphysics interface for hygroscopic swelling has been added to the Structural Mechanics Module. Membranes can now have nonlinear materials. Trusses can be modeled to include nonlinear springs and plasticity. A Part Library has also been added for structural applications, which includes beams and bolts. A new Algebraic Turbulence model has been added to the Heat Transfer Module. A new multiphysics interface for heat transfer in porous media enables local thermal non-equilibrium simulations (useful for microwave heating, exothermic reactions, nuclear engineering, electronics system design, and full cells). New predefined impedance boundary conditions for acoustics. Ray acoustics for graded media and fluid models with attenuation.
  • Fluid: Euler-Euler two-phase flow with turbulence. Fluid flow simulations can now combine porous media flow with turbulent flow, and porous domains are allowed to be unbounded with the aid of infinite elements. New pressure loss options for T-junctions, Y-junctions, and n-way junctions available for pipe flow simulations. New Part Library available in the Mixer Module.
  • Chemical: Macroscale to miscroscale concentration coupling at pellet-fluid interface. Automatic computation of gas mixture viscosity for fluids and dusty gas model features. A new state-of-the-art multiscale tutorial model of a 3D packed bed reactor with two levels of homogenization.
  • Multipurpose: New multiphysics interfaces for particle field interactions and fluid-particle interactions, inelastic collisions, and release sampling from velocity distributions for particle tracing simulation.
About COMSOL

COMSOL provides simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities through 22 offices and a distributor network throughout the world. Its flagship products, COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server, are software environments for modeling and simulating any physics-based system and for building and distributing applications. A particular strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, and chemical applications. Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics simulation with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market. For more information, visit http://www.comsol.com.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

PTC Announces LiveWorx 2015 IoT Conference; Launches 24 Hr. Hackathon

http://www.ptc.comNEEDHAM, MA, USA, Apr 14, 2015 - The future of the Internet of Things is happening now. PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) announced LiveWorx 2015, the only conference to bring together hundreds of real-world success stories with the IoT. Hosted by PTC and ThingWorx and sponsored by industry leading technology and solution providers, the event will be held May 4-7, 2015 in Boston, MA. To learn more about LiveWorx 2015, click here.

LiveWorx 2015 is designed as a global industry event for IoT leaders who are shaping the future of this technology and are transforming businesses in order to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. PTC and ThingWorx are uniting industry pioneers and revolutionary ideas to feature groundbreaking technology demonstrations, offer keynotes from industry experts and invite business leaders to share stories of transformation.

Speakers include:
  • Steve Wozniak, co-founder Apple and inventor of the Apple II computer
  • Charles D. Baker, Governor of Massachusetts
  • Dr. Michael Porter, Harvard Business School and co-author of Harvard Business Review article, “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition”
  • Jim Heppelmann, President and CEO, PTC and co-author of Harvard Business Review article, “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition”
  • Tom Hopcroff, President & CEO, Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.

LiveWorx 2015 will host its First Annual Internet of Things Hackathon May 2-3 at the Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), Boston University. Participants will put their technical expertise to the test as they crack IoT challenges, wire up prototypes and devices, pitch groundbreaking IoT solutions and build apps for smart city, accessibility and smart agriculture on the ThingWorxIoT platform. Finalists will compete for cash prizes and will have the opportunity to present their innovations on stage to 2,000 event attendees. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will award the ultimate prize as he crowns the LiveWorx 2015 IoT Hackathon champions. Entry into the IoT Hackathon is open to the public and free of charge. To register, click here.

Benefits of attending LiveWorx 2015:
  • Learn new approaches to connecting, manufacturing, operating and servicing “smart products” through demonstrations of groundbreaking IoT technology and updates on the latest product capabilities and business models
  • Access more than 50 sessions hosted by technology and business leaders sharing their challenges and success with a broad range of IoT topics, including analytics, big data, security, connected health, global connection and deployment strategies
  • Connect with our partners, the industry experts who will share practical, implementable ideas for IoT success
  • Build a community with fellow IoT industry pioneers as you shape the future of IoT
“The Internet of Things bridges the digital and physical worlds to enable a new reality that is fundamentally transforming the way we create, operate, and service products and systems,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “Our goal is for LiveWorx 2015 is to bring together the community of industry pioneers defining the future of the IoT. This event will be the world’s largest gathering of companies, partners, implementers and visionaries dedicated to building and shaping the new IoT world.”

Registration for LiveWorx 2015 is open and can be found here.

About ThingWorx, a PTC Business

ThingWorx, a PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) business, provides the first platform designed to efficiently build and run the applications of today's connected world. ThingWorx, the centerpiece of PTC’s Internet of Things (IoT) technology portfolio, combines capabilities from Axeda to deliver the world’s first complete IoT Platform, which includes connectivity, device cloud, business logic, big data, analytics and remote service applications. The combination delivers a comprehensive IoT technology stack that enables companies to securely connect assets, quickly create applications, and innovate new ways to capture value. Companies already leveraging this technology to capitalize on the potential of the IoT represent a wide range of markets, including manufacturing, energy, agriculture, transportation, and government. For more information, please visit our websites at www.thingworx.com, www.axeda.com, and www.PTC.com.

About PTC

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. PTC's technology solutions help customers transform the way they create, operate and service products for a smart, connected, world. Founded in 1985, PTC employs approximately 6,000 professionals serving more than 28,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.PTC.com.

DP Technology Releases ESPRIT 2015

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CAMARILLO, CA, USA, Apr 14, 2015 - CAM industry innovator DP Technology Corp. is pleased to announce the release of a new version of its pioneering flagship product ESPRIT 2015.

ESPRIT helps increase productivity for a full range of machine tool applications by generating more efficient toolpaths while also saving time by providing substantial improvements in computer numerical control (CNC) programming productivity.

Besides increasing productivity, the release also provides many new and improved features specifically in the areas of intelligent machining, strategic machining, CAD-CAM data exchange and Cloud-Enabled CAM.

Intelligent Machining

Intelligent machining features in ESPRIT 2015 accelerates the machining process by providing new and unique 5-Axis cycles that reduce cycle time. This makes it possible to completely machine blades in a single setup. ESPRIT’s 5-Axis Blade Roughing tool motion is morphed across the blade from any size stock shape to uniformly offset stock allowance so it can be immediately followed by a finishing cycle. “ ESPRIT 2015 offers unique features in 5-axis to make complex machining more efficient, allowing users to have more tool path options with features like blade roughing and chamfering.” said Cedric Simard, Global Marketing Director of DP Technology. “ESPRIT 2015 blade roughing enables users to remove material down to uniform stock around the blade and eliminates the need to follow semi-finish cycles. Users in the aerospace, energy, medical and automotive industries will benefit the most from these time-saving operations for precision parts.”

The Port Roughing cycle, another intelligent machining improvement in ESPRIT 2015, is a brand new 5-Axis cycle. It creates a 5-axis roughing operation to remove the material inside an area where the tool must enter through a restricted opening. The shape of the toolpath is an offset of the port surfaces, starting at the surface and proceeding inward at a constant stepover.

Productivity Boost

ESPRIT 2015 also includes features that increase machining productivity. The new Bottom Up roughing strategy helps take ESPRIT’s ProfitMilling high speed material removal cycle to the next level. The new Bottom Up strategy lets you attain a small residual stock height during the stock removal process. Even more, it can be combined with ProfitMilling - our unique high-speed machining roughing technology - for a major improvement in overall productivity. ProfitMilling optimizes toolpaths with engagement angle, chip load, lateral cutter force and material removal rate to massively reduce cycle time and increase tool life.

Strategic machining

The strategic machining capabilities of ESPRIT 2015 have been expanded with completely redesigned stock automation capabilities for multi—tasking machines with mill, turn and drill capabilities. Available for the Facing, Contouring and Pocketing milling cycles, the new stock automation function maintains awareness of the stock removed by previous operations to generate cutting passes only in areas where stock remains. This function greatly reduces air cutting which in turn drastically reduces cycle time.

Additional strategic machining improvements have been made by providing support for slot mill tools in the Port Milling and Composite cycles. Slot mill tools save machining time on operations as tee-slotting and square shoulder milling and their geometry generates lower cutting forces in soft materials and unstable setups which increases tool life. Barrel-shaped cutters are now supported in 5-Axis Blade and Composite cycles. Barrel-shaped cutters provide a much better surface finish than ball end mills because their geometry provides a larger effective radius of engagement, resulting in smaller cusps between toolpaths.

CAD to CAM

New data exchange features in ESPRIT 2015 make it easier ever before to move information from your CAD system into the CAM environment. Three new geometry types -- sketches, feature profiles and curves -- are now available through ESPRIT FX data exchange from Dassault Systemes CATIA, Parametric Technology Pro/ENGINEER and Siemens NX/UG. The additional information obtained from these geometry types can be easily manipulated to cover complex areas for roughing operations or extend surfaces to get a better finish on edges.

ESPRIT 2015 provides another important improvement to shorten programming time by increasing the accuracy of automated feature recognition. The enhanced Auto Chain support for solid faces, loops and edges lets you create chain features directly on solid models. In addition, a redesigned wall feature recognition command automatically recognizes the upper and lower limits of walls, even tapered walls, in a solid model.

Cloud-Enabled CAM

ESPRIT 2015 allows you to select tools based on the features of your parts in minutes - saving you the drudgery of flipping through catalogs to find ideal tooling. With the ESPRIT MachiningCloud Connection, programmers have access to complete and up-to-date tooling product data, cutting hours of programming time by eliminating manual tool creation. ESPRIT 2015 simplifies the selection of cutting tools and automatically obtains the recommended ones.

About ESPRIT

ESPRIT is a high-performance computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for a full range of machine tool applications. ESPRIT delivers powerful full-spectrum programming for 2–5 axis milling, 2–22 axis turning, 2–5 axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining and B-axis machine tools, and high-speed 3- and 5-axis machining.

About DP Technology Corp.

DP Technology maintains its worldwide headquarters in Camarillo, Calif., and product development teams in California, Florence, Italy; and Berlin, Germany. Sales and support operations are located in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

For more information about DP Technology and ESPRIT, call +1 805 388 6000, send an e-mail to esprit@dptechnology.com , or visit www.dptechnology.com.

EOS, ESCI Open Additive Manufacturing Facility in Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD, India, Apr 14, 2015 - EOS, global technology and quality leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, jointly with the Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI) inaugurates the ESCI-EOS Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the ESCI-facility in Hyderabad.

Anand Prakasam, Country Manager for India at EOS states: “The technology offers a true value adds for industries such as aerospace, medical and tooling. We already see high market interest for it in India, yet market education is still key.” And he adds: “At the ESCI we will showcase technology capabilities based on a variety of application examples. We will also offer trainings with a focus on design rules for the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process, e.g. for the design of conformal cooling channels for tooling applications, to enable our customers to best unfold the full potential of this design-driven manufacturing process.”

Dr. U. Chandrasekar, Director of ESCI, concludes: "Through this joint collaboration effort we want to play a proactive role in building up design for additive manufacturing capabilities. Our organization can perfectly support EOS in creating more awareness among prospective users from various sectors and in understanding the role the EOS metal technology can play in their product development and manufacturing endeavors. The better a potential user or customer understands the basic functionalities and fundamentals of this manufacturing process, the better they can integrate it into existing manufacturing and prototyping eco systems. Together with EOS customers we also plan to develop some customer references.”

About EOS GmbH

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Germany, EOS is the technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-Manufacturing solutions for Additive Manufacturing (AM), an industrial 3D printing process. EOS offers a modular solution portfolio including systems, software, materials and material development as well as services (maintenance, training, specific application consulting). As an industrial manufacturing process it allows the fast and flexible production of high-end parts based on 3D CAD data at a repeatable industry level of quality. As a disruptive technology it paves the way for a paradigm shift in product design and manufacturing. It accelerates product development, offers freedom of design, enables the optimization of part structures, and enables lattice structures as well as functional integration. As such, it creates significant competitive advantages for its customers. For more information, visit www.eos.info.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Robert Schechter Succeeds Donald Grierson as PTC Board Chair

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NEEDHAM, MA, USA, Apr 11, 2015 - PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) announced that Robert Schechter has assumed the role of chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Schechter, a PTC director since 2009, is former CEO of NMS Communications Corporation, a provider of hardware and software solutions for the communications industry. He has considerable experience in the technology industry, currently serving on the boards of Tremor Video Inc. and EXA Corporation and previously serving on the boards of Unica Corporation and Soapstone Networks. Schechter succeeds Donald Grierson, who will continue to serve on PTC’s board.

“Bob brings a valuable combination of business strategy, technology and financial acumen to PTC’s board,” said Jim Heppelmann, PTC’s president and CEO. “We look forward to benefiting from Bob’s tremendous board experience and business insight as we focus on profitable growth and delivering shareholder value.”

Prior to NMS Communications, Schechter held positions of chief financial officer and senior vice president at Lotus Development Corporation and was responsible for all sales, marketing, customer service and product development activities outside of North America, as well as Lotus global consulting services. Both Lotus and NMS represented innovative paradigm shifts in Internet collaboration and wireless connectivity. Schechter’s experiences at those companies uniquely positions him to lead PTC’s board of directors as PTC pursues its own disruptive innovation in the Internet of Things. Previously, Schechter was a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand LLP and served as Chairman of the North East Region High Tech Practice.

“Having contributed to PTC’s strategic direction over the past six years as a board member, I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the opportunity to help PTC seize the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Schechter. “PTC has tapped into a massive wave of technology innovation, particularly in the area of the Internet of Things, and has made moves to place itself in a leadership position. The company is now appropriately focusing on how to capitalize on this opportunity to drive a new era of growth.”

Schechter assumes the board chair from Donald Grierson, a long-time director who served as Independent Lead Director from 2010 to 2012, and became board chair in 2012. Mr. Grierson will continue to serve as a director of the board and as Chairman of PTC’s Compensation Committee.

“During Don’s chairmanship, PTC moved boldly into new markets, helping differentiate the company and positioning us for growth, while at the same time increasing operating margins and driving shareholder value. We are grateful for Don’s leadership over the past several years, and we look forward to his continued contribution to the company’s success,” concluded Heppelmann.

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company’s technology solutions transform the way products are created, operated, and serviced across the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 28,000 businesses in rapidly evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ptc.com.

Altair Announces 2015 FEKO Student Competition

www.altair.comTROY, MI, USA, Apr 11, 2015 - Altair announced that engineering students from across the globe are once again invited to compete in the popular FEKO Student Competition. The competition is open to all under-graduate and post-graduate students who work on a supervised project in the area of electromagnetic engineering and make use of FEKO, Altair's comprehensive electromagnetic (EM) analysis software suite, included in HyperWorks.

The competition is an ideal opportunity for students to showcase their work in FEKO and some attractive prizes are up for grabs – a state-of-the-art laptop computer or attendance to an Altair ATC or ATCx, conference series, which are hosted around the world each year.

“Since FEKO is now part of Altair HyperWorks, the competition is being launched through the Altair academic website which provides us with a much larger audience so we are expecting the competition to be even more popular than in the past,” explains Gronum Smith, Marketing Director EM Solutions at Altair. “We receive entries from all over the world and have had winners from England, USA, Spain, South Africa and Italy since the competition began in 2003.”

"By using FEKO the students gain experience with a leading CEM tool that is widely used in industry. This experience will be very useful in their future engineering careers,” explains Altair Business Development Director of Academic Markets, Dr Matthias Goelke.

Gastón Ezequiel Perez, a final year electronic engineering student from the Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Facultad Regional Buenos Aires, Argentina, won the 2014 FEKO Student Competition.

Mr. Perez' winning entry, entitled Design of a Patch Antenna Array for Beamforming Combined with Metamaterials at 5.8 GHz, described the systematic design of a planar array system and how each design decision was informed by electromagnetic simulation. The goal was to provide a solution for satellite applications that require the on-board antenna to be low profile, high gain, and dynamically orientable while adhering to strict weight and volume constraints. Phased signals were used for beam-forming, eliminating the drawback of requiring a change in mechanical parts to reorient the radiation pattern.

Students should register at www.altairuniversity.com. Once registered the participants will receive further details on requirements, links to support forums, and guides. Deadline for entries is 30 September 2015. More information can be found on the Altair University website.

“We are happy to announce that FEKO has now been added to the Altair Support Forum. Here students can discuss any issues they experience with FEKO, in real-time, whilst working on any of their projects. Our support engineers around the world are active on the forum so there is always someone available to answer any questions. This hands-on support is invaluable to students and we encourage them to register at http://forum.altairhyperworks.com/” adds Matthias.

About Altair

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,300 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. For more information, visit www.altair.com.

Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE R2015x GA - On Premise Installation Available

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Apr 11, 2015 - Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE R2015x GA - on premise installation now available. This document covers Pre-requisite installation/configuration steps required for all services of 3DEXPERIENCE platform like 3DPassport, 3DDashboard with 3DSwym. In the troubleshooting section you will find common issues observed during installation.

To download the White Paper (pdf), click here. [Note: *DS Passport (Sign up) required!]

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3D Systems Acquires China's Easyway

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ROCK HILL, SC, USA, Apr 11, 2015 - 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it acquired Easyway Design and Manufacture Co. in China, including its wholly owned subsidiaries comprising the Easyway Group, creating 3D Systems China. Easyway is a leading Chinese 3D printing sales and service provider with key operations in Shanghai, Wuxi, Beijing, Guangdong and Chongqing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
 
“We are excited to become part of 3D Systems, a leading provider of the most complete portfolio of 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today,” said May Zhou, General Manager, Easyway. “We plan to leverage our collective knowledge and experience for the benefit of our customers by building a stronger local presence and immediately delivering the full range of 3DS products throughout China.”

Easyway brings to 3DS extensive and experienced greater China sales and service coverage, substantial service bureau production capabilities and long-term, key relationships with leading Chinese automotive, medical and consumer goods companies, including VW, Nissan, Philips, Omron, Black & Decker, Panasonic and Honeywell.

Concurrently, the company today announced the formation of 3D Systems China under the capable leadership of May Zhou, Easyway’s founder. The acquisition provides 3DS with a strong platform to scale its in-country Quickparts custom manufacturing operations and multiplexes its 3D printing reseller coverage.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Easyway and together expand our business in China,” commented Avi Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3DS. “With operations in key Chinese cities and well-established 3D printing sales and service bureau operations, Easyway represents the cornerstone of our expansion plans for China.”

“We believe that the strong relationship and strategic fit between our companies, combined with Easyway’s on-the-ground infrastructure, coverage and deep customer relationships, could present significant benefits for our customers, sizeable growth opportunities for us and long term value for our shareholders,” concluded Reichental.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now. For more information, visit www.3dsystems.com.