ABB Powers the World’s Steepest Funicular Railway in the Swiss Alps

After 14 years of planning and building, the Swiss government and ABB unveiled the world’s steepest funicular railway in December, replacing the funicular that had been in operation since 1933. The railway stretches 1,720 meters up into the Alpine mountain range to reach Stoos, a car-free village sitting at 1,300 meters (4,300 feet) above sea level. The incline travels nearly …

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DESTACO use Virtual Reality to Design and Simulate Projects Before They Build

DESTACO use Virtual Reality to Design and Simulate Projects Before They Build

Virtual reality goggles and two handheld controllers can assist the design process tremendously, as part of DESTACO’s new Accelerate Digital Solutions System with its Vision Virtual Reality build tool. When placing the goggles on, the customer is transformed to a virtual manufacturing world, where they can place their parts and build their models digitally, in a matter of minutes. The …

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Australian Primary School Students Engineer a Robot Orca to Scare Off Sharks

Australian Primary School Students Engineer a Robot Orca to Scare Off Sharks

  They’ve designed a plan, which they refer to as Ocean’s Angel, that is constructed to look and act like an orca to deter sharks from human swimmers. They chose the orca because it’s the sharks only predator. The orcas will be controlled through GPS and the technology found in driver-less cars. One interesting innovation is that the orcas will …

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Know your PARTsolutions team: Derek Lorati

Know your PARTsolutions team: Derek Lorati

  Tell us about your role at CADENAS PARTsolutions?   Helping companies differentiate themselves by improving their “Digital Customer Experience” What are some of the day to day challenges of your job?  Getting the time to educate & show our value What is your favorite part of your job?  Working in a variety of different industries Where did you grow up …

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60 Years of CAD Infographic: The History of CAD since 1957

60 Years of CAD Infographic: The History of CAD since 1957

Infographic : Alexis Barnhorn / Content Research: Laura Caudill 60 Years ago the “Father of CAD,” Dr. Patrick Hanratty created the first numerical control system, which would later become Computer Aided Design or CAD. The precision, versatility and edit-ability of CAD designs revolutionized the engineering, architecture and manufacturing landscape. The importance of CAD cannot be understated. Download the Full-Size PDF While …

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Power to the People: 3D PDFs Aren’t Just for Large Organizations Anymore

Power to the People: 3D PDFs Aren’t Just for Large Organizations Anymore

Creating 3D PDF sheets for your CAD models isn’t as scary as it may sound, and the advantages they add to your organization more than pay for the investment. Not only can implementation benefit the employees at a manufacturing organization, but the customers and clients will find that 3D PDFs make sharing, editing and analyzing CAD models much easier and …

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Catch Gnarly Waves With “The Dock”

Stand Around and Catch Gnarly Waves With “The Dock”

Why waste all that energy paddling out, hundreds of yards, to catch a sweet wave when you can just stand there an let it come to you? Who needs physical activity, anyways? Volcom teamed up with Stab to show off just how fun an extreme it would be to put a floating dock out in the waves. This 100 feet …

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