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Customizing computer-aided design for ‘reverse engineering’

January 3, 2019

MIT researchers have devised a technique that “reverse engineers” complex 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models, making them far…
Porsche: Alice in VR land

June 26, 2018

Virtual reality (or VR for short) opens up a host of new possibilities. And this futuristic technology now…
Computational design tool transforms flat materials into 3-D shapes

July 22, 2016

A new computational design tool can turn a flat sheet of plastic or metal into a complex 3-D…
Robotic Tubular Steel Building Construction

June 17, 2016

For some time robots have been put to work in factories to manufacture many of the products we…
New Tools for Human-Machine Collaborative Design

April 25, 2016

DARPA seeks innovative ideas for harnessing new materials and fabrication methods Advanced materials are increasingly embodying counterintuitive properties,…
Souped-up software reduces guesswork, tedium in computer-aided engineering

September 18, 2015

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers recently released a new computer-aided engineering software program, and its users…
LLNL teams up with Autodesk to investigate design of next-generation materials

August 18, 2015

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Bay Area company are joining forces to explore how…
Designing 3-D smiles for cancer survivors

July 23, 2015

Surgeons have traditionally relied on experience and judgment to shape the bones of people requiring jaw reconstruction. Often…
3D object model creation from regular images

February 24, 2015

A new product for rapid creation of 3D object models from regular images has been introduced yesterday by…
New design tool helps users create computer-generated shapes without using a mouse

February 19, 2015

A Purdue innovation that enables people to use a new class of hands-free, gesture-based 3D modeling software is…
The first uplink tool made in space is…

December 22, 2014

The first uplink tool made in space is … a ratchet! What exactly is an uplink tool? The…
Designing future cities

October 8, 2014

A hundred years ago, one out of every five people lived in urban areas. By 2050, that number…
Ship ahoy! Fraunhofer displays innovations at SMM

September 2, 2014

Seven Fraunhofer Institutes will be presenting their latest developments in seafaring and navigation at the SMM Convention in…
Architect merges virtual reality with big data

August 19, 2014

Karen Kensek thinks of buildings as living organisms, self-adjusting and self-correcting, as they transmit a constant stream of…
Fab By Example lets you quickly create thousands of custom designs for furniture, go-carts, and more

August 12, 2014

Even as 3-D printing is poised to help democratize manufacturing, it’s often overlooked that many 3-D-printed items are…
Re-thinking architecture: new design and construction logics for the next generation of high-performance buildings

July 8, 2014

Mark Goulthorpe is an architect, writer, and teacher. In each role, his goal is the same: to seek…
Working backward: Computer-aided design of zeolite templates

June 26, 2013

Taking a page from computer-aided drug designers, Rice University researchers have developed a computational method that chemists can…
The Army’s Role In The Oldest Open-source Software System

January 3, 2013

Since 1938, the Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. was the center for the United States Army’s…
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