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Local Motors and ORNL Partner for Automotive Manufacturing

Jan 24, 2014 | Local Motors, a vehicle innovator, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have announced a new partnership that they hope will bring change to the automotive industry.
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Robots Showcase Skills at DRC

Jan 22, 2014 | A month ago, the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials (DRC) commenced. The main goal of the event was to aid in the development of robots that will someday respond to natural or even man-made disasters. At this year’s DRC, prototype robots from 16 teams were put through a series of trials in which they were to showcase their skills.
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3D Printing on Display at Pacific Design & Manufacturing

Jan 31, 2014 | 3D printing has been around for a while, but now the world is taking notice. No longer used only for prototypes or patterns in industry, 3D printing is increasingly being used to manufacture parts. The following video shows just some of its capabilities.
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3D Printing and Technology Fund Launched

Jan 29, 2014 | Outlook Funds Trust today announced the launch of the 3D Printing and Technology Fund, the Trust’s inaugural fund and the first-ever mutual fund covering 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. The Fund is managed by 3D Printing Fund Advisers, LLC, with Alan M. Meckler serving as Senior Portfolio Manager and John M. Meckler as Co-Manager and Chief Compliance Officer.
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Dell to Offer MakerBot 3D Printers

Jan 28, 2014 | Dell today announced it will offer MakerBot Replicator 3D printers and scanners to create an end-to-end 3D design solution for small and medium-sized businesses enabling fast and affordable prototyping. By adding MakerBot 3D printers and scanners to its existing portfolio of Dell Precision workstations, engineers can design and test new product concepts quickly; architects can create 3D prototypes during the design phase; and start-ups can experiment with new product designs and artistic models inexpensively.
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Dassault Systèmes Opens SOLIDWORKS World 2014

Jan 27, 2014 | Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today opened its 16th Annual SOLIDWORKS World conference at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California (USA). SOLIDWORKS World 2014 continues through Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Beginning today, partners, industry leaders and over 4,500 of the world’s most talented and innovative design and mechanical engineers will share their stories, explore new ideas and become inspired to take their projects to the next level.
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NextLine Manufacturing Brings 3D Printing to Maryland

Jan 27, 2014 | NextLine Manufacturing, the leading provider of advanced manufacturing services, ranging from additive manufacturing to CNC machining, announced today the official launch of its Maryland operations.
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Local Motors Announces Partnership with ORNL

Jan 23, 2014 | Local Motors, Inc. announces a groundbreaking new partnership with the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Local Motors will work with the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at ORNL to develop and deliver technology to produce the world’s first production 3D printed vehicle.
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Feature Articles

Titan Puts a New Spin on GE’s Wind Turbine Research

Unlike traditional energy sources, wind is a trouble to tame, which has led GE to turn to advanced simulations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to put the technology on track to cover 12 percent of the world's energy production.
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Lighting a Fire Under Combustion Simulation

Combustion simulation might seem like the ultimate in esoteric technologies, but auto companies, aircraft firms and fuel designers need increasingly sophisticated software to serve the needs of 21st century engine designs. HPCwire recently got the opportunity to take a look at Reaction Design, one of the premier makers of combustion simulation software, and talk with its CEO, Bernie Rosenthal.
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D-Wave Sells First Quantum Computer

On Wednesday, D-Wave Systems made history by announcing the sale of the world's first commercial quantum computer. The buyer was Lockheed Martin Corporation, who will use the machine to help solve some of their "most challenging computation problems." D-Wave co-founder and CTO Geordie Rose talks about the new system and the underlying technology.
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Sponsored Whitepapers

Technical Computing for a New Era

07/30/2013 | IBM | This white paper examines various means of adapting technical computing tools to accelerate product and services innovation across a range of commercial industries such as manufacturing, financial services, energy, healthcare, entertainment and retail. No longer is technically advanced computing limited to the confines of big government labs and academic centers. Today it is available to a wide range of organizations seeking a competitive edge.

The UberCloud HPC Experiment: Compendium of Case Studies

06/25/2013 | Intel | The UberCloud HPC Experiment has achieved the volunteer participation of 500 organizations and individuals from 48 countries with the aim of exploring the end-to-end process employed by digital manufacturing engineers to access and use remote computing resources in HPC centers and in the cloud. This Compendium of 25 case studies is an invaluable resource for engineers, managers and executives who believe in the strategic importance of applying advanced technologies to help drive their organization’s productivity to perceptible new levels.

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