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Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) now covers all aspects of engineering design and manufacture and top to bottom involvement of designers, cost accountants and factory floor operators who set up sophisticated machines to provided specs. Integrated CAD/CAM is an essential tool for New Zealand manufacturers and engineers to compete with international players sheltering behind cheap labour. Case studies, success stories and relevant software feature every month.

Design Zach Challies and his shock-absorbing base for prosthetic noses.
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Zach Challies and his shock-absorbing base for prosthetic noses. Using 3D technology to print off a new nose has won a Wellington inventor the top prize in the New Zealand leg of the 14th annual James Dyson Award, a global product design competition that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. Continue →
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Instead of relying on data collected in third-party wind tunnels designed for the aerospace and automotive industries, not for cyclists, Specialized Bicycle Components (Specialized) became the world’s first bike and equipment manufacturer to build a sport-specific wind tunnel located at its Morgan Hill, California facility. Continue →
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Springfree redesigns the backyard trampoline with optimization solutions from SIMULIA. Springfree redesigns the backyard trampoline with optimization solutions from SIMULIA. Continue →
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A modern approach to designing, prototyping and deploying embedded monitoring and control systems, graphical system design combines the open LabVIEW graphical programming environment with commercial off-the-shelf hardware to dramatically simplify development, which results in higher-quality designs with the ability to incorporate custom design. Continue →
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