Machine Design

Workstation features snap-open display

The HP Z1 Workstation is said to be the world’s first all-in-one workstation with a 27-in. (diagonal) display that snaps open to let users swap-out parts and make upgrades. No tools required. Built for computer-aided design, digital media, and entertainment professionals, the HP Z1 provides fast rendering and performance. It offers a full range of workstation-class graphics cards and processors and is thoroughly tested and certified to work with industry applications.

Hewlett-Packard Co.
3000 Hanover St.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 857-1501

Simulate injection molding in SolidWorks

SolidWorks Plastics brings easy-to-use injectionmolding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection-molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts and molds. Users can quickly evaluate manufacturability while they design, eliminate costly mold rework, improve part quality, and accelerate the time to market. A Results Adviser provides troubleshooting steps and practical design advice to help users diagnose and solve potential problems.

1150 Stephenson Highway
Troy, MI 48083
(800) 816-8314

Software for modeling highly sculptural goods

Freeform 3D Design for Manufacture software targets product designers who create organic, highly sculptural goods, from jewelry to toys and medical implants. Freeform Version 12 adds over 50 new features and enhancements. The software can work across many geometries, including voxels, mesh, polygons, and Nurbs. Freeform tools let users quickly change between formats, enabling flexible workflows using the best format for the task at hand.

Geomagic Haptic Technology Group
15 Constitution Way
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 937-8315

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