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Redstack Launches the Pegasus UAV

Redstack has launched the Pegasus UAV for the Australian market. Based on a DJI S900, this professional grade customised UAV took flight yesterday and impressed us all. The Pegasus is ultra portable, made of lightweight materials and has a Hex V motor configuration, providing a flight time of 18 minutes (@1200mAh & 6.8Kg Take-Off Weight). It weighs in at 3.3 kilograms…

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Factory Design Suite 2016 Beta Videos

Take a sneak peak at the Factory Utility enhancements with the upcoming 2016 Release here. Here’s a summary of the enhancements: Asset Properties have added functionality allowing more metadata. Copying and editing of assets is easier in Inventor. You can batch publish block libraries as Factory Assets in AutoCAD. New Update Assets functionality inside Inventor. Better Point Cloud Integration…

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Fusion 360 now comes in Product Design Suite

The Suite just got a whole lot more… As of today all existing and new customers who have Product Design Suite Premium or Ultimate and are on subscription, will now receive Fusion 360 as part of their subscription. Premium customers will get Fusion 360, Ultimate customers get Fusion 360 Ultimate. What additional benefits do Product Design Suite Customers get by…

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What Are The Best Tools For Factory Design & Management?

A Way To Address Factory Layouts, Engineering, Sales, Lean Manufacturing, Made to Order, Scheduling & Production Planning Challenges. The design and management of a factory involves many tools and stakeholders. Engineers can design the facilities layout with architectural structures, conveyors, materials handling,  process equipment, safety equipment, office furniture, storage, building utilities (MEP), robots, spray booths, pits, platforms freezers, forklifts and humans,…

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How AutoCAD Products Work With Inventor

Interoperability, Associativity, Synch and Exchange Explained. With currently 13 AutoCAD Branded products available, how do they work with Inventor and to what capacity? With all that legacy AutoCAD data out there and users still engineering design on various AutoCAD Products, working with DWG is an important issue and using Autodesk products make it easier. All those time saving features…

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Australian Manufacturing is Offshoring When U.S Companies are Reshoring

What is driving the reshoring trend in the U.S. when Australian manufacturers are moving their manufacturing overseas?    With Chinese wages rising 15% per annum and the cost of transportation, the reasons are stacking up for U.S. companies to bring their manufacturing back .home. A shorter supply chain, being closer to their customers and retaining their IP are other…

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Motion Assembly Constraints Made Easy

        Constraining components can be time consuming. What if you could click two parts and the computer figured out the relationship and mated the two components together? You’d then specify the limitations and move onto the next task. The New Joints Command does just that in Autodesk Inventor 2014. It builds on Inventors Constraint and Assemble Commands…

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Autodesk Showcase – More Than Just Rendering But Is It Better Than Keyshot?

Showcase, once a $40k platform, is now an affordable HDRI Visualisation tool, but is it as good as Keyshot? It opens all major CAD formats, has Kiosk features via the web or ipad, updating scene’s if the model changes without loss of work, photo-realistic rendering and animation capabilities. Keyshot has been an great choice for users of 3D CAD packages…

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Alias Design: Class A Surfacing for the Mainstream

When People Buy Your Products Because They Look Better. A Class A Surface can be defined as one without physical imperfection. In the Automotive world, Class A Surfaces are mandatory as any reflection while highlight any imperfections, and have been used for Automotive surfaces for years, but what about consumer products, why doesn’t this market segment demand Class A…

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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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