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Real-Time Injection Molding Simulation Software

April 3, 2012 1:48 pm | by Autodesk | Product Releases | Comments

Powered by Autodesk Simulation Moldflow injection molding simulation technology, Autodesk Simulation DFM provides real-time feedback through specific and familiar design indicators, all while the design is still taking shape.

Energy From Lasers: Sure Shot Or Dead End?

April 3, 2012 1:20 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The National Ignition Facility opened its doors to their control room for CBS's "Sunday Morning" to witness a laser shot for tests that may change how the U.S. may some day get its energy. Is this a viable option?


Apply Visualization Tools To Achieve Quality… Affordably

April 3, 2012 1:12 pm | by Richard Rots, New Business Development & Project Manager, Dimensional Control Systems | Blogs | Comments

A closed-loop DE process with tolerance simulation tools and techniques enables engineers to optimize the balance between time, cost and quality so they can achieve quality – affordably.


Access 3D Information Effectively

April 3, 2012 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Active Workspace helps companies manage this challenge and significantly enhances decision making by reducing complexity and intelligently presenting PLM information that is accessible for all users.


Dell Buys Cloud Computing Firm Wyse Technology

April 3, 2012 9:59 am | News | Comments

Dell wants to expand its desktop virtualization capabilities and provide new vehicles for existing products.


Locked-out American Crystal Workers Change Strategy

April 3, 2012 9:57 am | by Dave Kolpack, Associated Press | News | Comments

The lengthy impasse has affected all of them and led some members to find work at other companies or in other locales, or retire, or even put off major life decisions.


EU Probes Motorola Mobility's Patent Enforcement

April 3, 2012 9:54 am | by Gabriele Steinhauer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

There are investigations into whether Motorola Mobility, which is being bought by Google, is unfairly restricting competitors from accessing essential patents.


Chrysler Sales Jump 34 Percent

April 3, 2012 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

It was the best month for the company in four years as consumers grow confident enough in the economic recovery to buy new cars.


Solar Trust Seeks Bankruptcy Protection In Del.

April 3, 2012 9:49 am | News | Comments

Solar Trust of America's Chapter 11 filing on Monday listed assets between $1 million and $10 million, and liabilities between $10 million and $50 million.


GM Adds Week To Volt Plant's Usual Summer Closure

April 3, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

But the company says sales picked up in March to a record of more than 2,000, and it may cancel the extra week if sales stay strong.


Come On, Feel The Recovery!

April 2, 2012 2:40 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Jobless claims are down from a week ago and GDP is growing, but for most Americans the recovery is much too mild to feel. Can you feel it?

Open Innovation & Co-Development

April 2, 2012 2:29 pm | by Louise Rainone, Vice President of Marketing, PCDworks | Blogs | Comments

Open Innovation is going on all over the globe, as companies look outside of themselves to learn new things, explore opportunities, and find solutions to some of their biggest problems.


Avoiding Risk By Automating Supply Chain Finance

April 2, 2012 2:19 pm | Articles | Comments

The supply chain hasn’t always been a traditional area of responsibility for a company’s treasury department. However, more and more chief financial officers and treasury departments are finding that they can leverage technology to automate supply chain finance, avoid risk, and improve liquidity.

U.S. Manufacturing Grows Faster Than Last Month

April 2, 2012 10:29 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The growth was driven higher by greater consumer and business spending on autos, machinery and other goods.


Startup Targets Fracking Water Filtration

April 2, 2012 10:03 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Austin-based startup Omni Water Solutions has developed a water filtration system that fits in the trailer of a big rig truck.

A Stable And Impressive Climb For Stock Market In 2012

April 2, 2012 9:57 am | by Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The stock market just had its best first quarter in 14 years, causing some to raise estimates for the year.

Feds Investigate Fire Reports In Cruze, Wrangler

April 2, 2012 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The fires haven't caused any injuries but have destroyed at least six Cruze and Wrangler vehicles.

Drones Coming To A Sky Near You

April 2, 2012 9:48 am | by Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press | News | Comments

There are some advantages to pilotless planes, but government agencies and law enforcement are a bit on edge.


LulzSec Hacking Suspect Jailed For Contacting U.S. Hacker

April 2, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Ryan Cleary had sent a handful of electronic messages to LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur over the Christmas period, despite being banned from the Internet.


Mexico: Ford To Invest $1.3 Billion At Fusion Plant

April 2, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

Ford has already invested $3 billion in recent years in Mexico, not including the most recently announced investment.



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