ROCK HILL, SC, USA, Jan 30, 2015 - 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it plans to hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The company expects to release these financial results and to file its Form 10-K on February 26, 2015.
The recorded webcast will be available beginning approximately two hours after the live presentation.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems is pioneering 3D printing for everyone. 3DS provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its powerful digital thread empowers professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading healthcare solutions include end-to-end simulation, training and integrated 3D planning and printing for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D design and inspection products embody the latest perceptual, capture and touch technology. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods with improved results and reduced time to outcomes. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional parts, devices and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future. For more information, visit www.3dsystems.com.
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, Jan 29, 2015 - Tecplot, Inc. has just announced the release an update of Tecplot RS, the company’s reservoir simulation visualization and analysis tool for oil and gas reservoir modeling. Tecplot RS 2014 Release 2 has new features and usability improvements requested by customers.
New Features in Tecplot RS 2014 R2
Conditional Expressions in Equations - Conditional expressions using the new IF function allow building complex expressions.
Custom 3D View - Rotation, zoom and other customer 3D views can be saved within the project file.
Improvements to Statistical Plots - Histogram and Cross Plots no longer have controls for limiting by range and/or a single LGR; these are more easily accomplished by inside views.
Displaying Wells in Grid Comparison Plots - The well display option has been enhanced to display the wells in all selected grids when comparing multiple grid solutions.
New Well Display Option for Dual Porosity Cases - A new option provides the capability to display all wells in the matrix and fracture grids.
CMG Loader - The CMG library has again been updated to support the latest version of the file format.
Platforms and Pricing for Tecplot RS 2014 R2
Tecplot RS 2014 R2 supports 64-bit Windows 8, 7, and Vista, and 64-bit Linux platforms. Complete platform information can be found on the Tecplot RS product page.
Pricing starts at $6,600 in the U.S. for a single-user perpetual license. Tecplot RS users with current Software Maintenance Service subscriptions can upgrade to Tecplot RS 2014 Release 2 at no additional cost. Special pricing is available for qualified academic users upon request.
About Tecplot, Inc.
Tecplot, Inc. creates CFD post-processing software that allows engineers
and scientists to discover, analyze, and understand information in
complex data and to effectively communicate the results. Founded in 1981
and based in Bellevue, Wash., the company launched Tecplot, its first
software product for the scientific visualization market in 1988. Since
then, Tecplot, Inc. has been applying and influencing the latest
advances in visualization technologies and plotting capabilities. With
thousands of users worldwide, Tecplot has become a trusted name in data
visualization. For more information, http://www.tecplot.com.
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, Jan 29, 2015 - Tecplot, Inc. announced that Tecplot 360 EX 2015 Release 1 is now available for general use.
Highlights of this release include:
Conditional expressions in equations using IF() statements.
Triangulation and advanced streamtrace seeding (by customer request).
Arbitrary slice improvements to adjust the orientation of arbitrary slices.
Improved options for appending data, drag-and-drop, and file dialog performance, especially on networks.
Using IF statements in Tecplot 360 EX
(Click to see)
This short video demonstrates writing conditional expressions using the IF() function. Product manager, Durrell Rittenberg explains, “This video uses a 2D wind turbine and one time step, but it would apply to any data you might process in Tecplot 360.” For more information go to Tecplot 360 product page.
About Tecplot, Inc.
Tecplot, Inc. creates CFD post-processing software that allows engineers and scientists to discover, analyze, and understand information in complex data and to effectively communicate the results. Founded in 1981 and based in Bellevue, Wash., the company launched Tecplot, its first software product for the scientific visualization market in 1988. Since then, Tecplot, Inc. has been applying and influencing the latest advances in visualization technologies and plotting capabilities. With thousands of users worldwide, Tecplot has become a trusted name in data visualization. For more information, http://www.tecplot.com.
PARIS, France, Jan 29, 2015 – ESI Group, pioneer and world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries, announces the launch of Virtual Seat Solution, the only solution on the market dedicated to the virtual prototyping of seats. It empowers OEMs and seat suppliers to design, test, improve and pre-certify their seat prototypes, fully and virtually, without the need for costly physical prototypes. Not only do industrial clients save cost and time, they can also deliver highly innovative seats while ensuring all aspects of their performance.
ESI’s Virtual Seat Solution allows industrial seat manufacturers to build, test and improve virtual seat prototypes that take into account the materials used and the manufacturing history.
The gains provided by Virtual Prototyping are best expressed in the words of Dr. Vincent Tejedor, Chief Technical Officer of the French company Expliseat, which recently launched the lightest economy class airline seat in history. With their Titanium seat, Expliseat realized the incredible achievement of reducing seat weight to 4kg – over 50% lighter than a regular seat. Tejedor explains: "Virtual Prototyping is a proven industrial approach to pre-certify the manufacturing process and performance of an innovative product, such as our Titanium seat. Our experience working with ESI’s Virtual Seat Solution confirms the efficiency of this solution in speeding up innovation. Virtual Seat Solution has helped us reduce drastically the development time usually required to design an innovative product, and has allowed us to increase the business value of our company in record time!"
In the automotive sector, major OEMs, including Hyundai Motor Company, and seat suppliers, already use the solution. Hyundai uses Virtual Seat Solution to test H-Point, posture, pressure mapping, hardness, and the dynamic comfort of their seats. Thanks to Virtual Prototyping, Hyundai’s research for reducing seat vibration has enabled them to deliver best-in-class comfort to all car occupants, helping reduce muscular fatigue and long-term effects on the spine. Han Ji Won, Engineer in the Body & Trim development team at Hyundai Motor Company, comments: "Since seats contain lots of components, it’s very difficult to find the factors that influence dynamic comfort. We tried to figure this out using ESI’s Virtual Seat Solution and reached our goal. This new way of working will help us save money and time effectively."
Expanding on the capacities of ESI’s seat comfort software previously known as PAM-COMFORT, Virtual Seat Solution not only covers trim manufacturing, postural, static and dynamic comfort, it also enables the assessment of thermal comfort and whiplash testing.
Clients can easily test the performance of their future products, including the whiplash performance addressed in EuroNCAP or JNCAP protocols, and comfort performance according to the SAEJ826 standard. For the first time, these tests are fully integrated into Virtual Seat Solution, and automated from beginning to end.
In addition, as Virtual Seat Solution takes into account the effects of manufacturing, it ensures extremely accurate prediction of the seat performance. Thanks to case-specific dummies and human models, users can evaluate performance, precisely predicting the interaction between seat and passengers.
All of these applications can be assessed using a single model common to all domains of performance, allowing seat designers, seat engineers and seat specialists to work concurrently and efficiently. Using a single model, they can quickly assess trade-offs between different design options and enhance their prototypes.
Virtual Seat Solution is supported by Visual-Environment, ESI’s multi-domain platform, providing a perfect environment to support all CAE needs – from CAD import, to easy model set-up, pre- and post-processing.
ESI is a world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services with a strong foundation in the physics of materials and Virtual Manufacturing.
Founded over 40 years ago, ESI has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtually replicating the fabrication, assembly and testing of products in different environments. Virtual Prototyping enables ESI’s clients to evaluate the performance of their product and the consequences of its manufacturing history, under normal or accidental conditions. By benefiting from this information early in the process, enterprises know whether a product can be built, and whether it will meet its performance and certification objectives, before any physical prototype is built. To enable customer innovation, ESI’s solutions integrate the latest technologies in high performance computing and immersive Virtual Reality, allowing companies to bring products to life before they even exist.
Today, ESI’s customer base spans nearly every industry sector. The company employs about 1000 high-level specialists worldwide to address the needs of customers in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit www.esi-group.com.
MOORPARK, CA, Jan 29, 2015 - Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron (NASDAQ and TASE: CIMT) company, announced that this month it delivered its 1,500th post processor for GibbsCAM, in support of a growing variety of Multi-Task Machines (MTMs) from 75 manufacturers. Each of the 1,500 post processors is uniquely developed and configured for a specific combination of MTM machine, machine options, machine control and shop-process preference. This milestone represents continuing adoption of MTMs for the productivity the machines can provide, and increased utilization of GibbsCAM to program the machines. GibbsCAM MTM post processors, in combination with GibbsCAM software – widely known for its shop-friendly interface – allows Gibbs to provide a unique solution to customers who own “standard” or “Swiss style” multi-task machines.
Gibbs has a staff dedicated to doing the machine and control research for the specific machine, and then developing, implementing and maintaining post processors for the customer. This service has proven most valuable to customers with MTM machines, because the machines require a specialized post processor that is unique to each machine configuration.
Multi-tasking machines require a CAM system capable of programming the complex combination of milling and turning within a restricted work envelope while synchronizing multiple tool groups and spindles to machine, transfer and release parts. This complexity, and the need to optimize programs for minimal production time and cost, drives MTM users to GibbsCAM because 1) programming and optimization is much faster and simpler with GibbsCAM, 2) the software can simulate machines of any configuration, and 3) GibbsCAM has the post processors to generate CNC code optimized for machine efficiency and shop-process preferences.
“The GibbsCAM post processor group has extensive knowledge of all types of lathes, mills, multi-tasking machines and their associated options and controls, and customers gain the benefit of this expertise by having us develop and maintain their post processors,” said Robb Weinstein, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Strategic Planning of Gibbs and Associates. “GibbsCAM MTM post processors get customers’ machines productive much faster, avoid wasting their CNC programming resources, and enable us to better serve them with the most versatile, effective, and easy-to-use solution for MTM programming.” GibbsCAM’s 1,500 unique MTM post processors support various machine–control–machine option combinations from the following manufacturers
GibbsCAM’s 1,500 unique MTM post processors support various
machine–control–machine option combinations from the following
Giddings & Lewis
Warner & Swasey
WFL Millturn Tech
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over thirty years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in
providing cutting edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its
signature ease-of-use and productivity. Powerfully Simple, Simply
Powerful is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in
empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not
eliminating them. Gibbs’ goal is to introduce manufacturers to new
technologies and new ways of working that makes their machining easier
and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal, Gibbs
creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive,
extremely visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs
provides a total quality solution with the service and support that
successful customers require.
In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd., and is
now operating as a wholly owned subsidiary. For more information, visit www.GibbsCAM.com or call 1-800-654-9399 (outside of North America, call +1-805-523-0004).
With 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations
worldwide, Cimatron Ltd., or Cimatron, is a leading provider of
integrated, CAD/CAM software solutions for mold, tool and die makers as
well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to
providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline
manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and
ultimately shorten product delivery time. For more information, visit http://www.cimatron.com.