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Why Buy 3D Modelling Software When You Can Rent?

Autodesk’s Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Plans for CAD, Simulation & Visualisation Software If you have a short term project like a Simulation Study or Cinematic Animation, an influx of work that requires additional staff, a startup business or division on a tight budget, a CAPEX limit or a work experience program for University students, whatever the reason is, if…

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Productivity Commission Submissions Close Today

The Final Report will be out in March but can the Automotive Industry wait that long? With the Productivity Commission (PC) reviewing the industry and releasing preliminary finding in on December 20th, 2013 but with the final report coming out on March, 2014, the Abbott Government won’t make any decisions til then, but S.A. Manufacturing Minister, Tom Kenyon, says the industry can’t…

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Autodesk Pushes Further Into Automotive Space

The Recent Acquisitions of VSR & Delcam Make It a Serious Player It’s pretty clear what Autodesk’s goal is; World Domination! It’s got it’s fingers in every industry that uses software for engineering and design. In Automotive, Autodesk’s acquisition of Alias, gave it a foot in the door, adding Class-A Surfacing tools to their MCAD portfolio, and in many countries,…

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Turn Photos Into 3D Models

Autodesk ReCap Photo: Making Images a Virtual Reality What do you get when you cross unlimited cloud computing and cutting edge digital stitching? A 3D Mesh. Add Auotdesk Project Momento  for analysis and correction and Mesh Enabler to convert the mesh into a 3D Solid, now you’ve got something you can work with. Autodesk ReCap for laser scanning is already included…

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Titanium Additive Manufacturing: The Answer to Australia’s Prayers

Will Additive Manufacturing Get Australian Manufacturing Competitive Again? The short answer is no, not today, but there is hope for the future. The only problem is will it get here quick enough to save the industry… Ok, here’s the argument for TiAM (Titanium Additive Manufacturing); you have two factories, one in China, one in Australia. There’s 10 TiAM Machines,…

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Caterpillar Underground Mining moving from Tasmania to Thailand

The Tasmanian Manufacturing Landscape CAT are moving their operations to Thailand and I’ve heard that the Tassie operation is their most expensive to run, so does it come as a big surprise when many companies on the mainland are moving their operations offshore to stay competitive. They say orders are down significantly, so why will moving to Thailand increase…

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