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Looking Ahead: 2015 MCADCafe Calendar of Topics
October 28th, 2014 by Jeff Rowe
It’s almost November, so with just two months left of this year, it’s not too early to start thinking about what we’ll be covering in 2015. The calendar below reflects what we perceive as some of the most important topics today, as well as feedback from our readers and other supporters.
The main theme for each month will be covered in an extended article or series of articles so that the topic can be covered in a more comprehensive way. We’ll also be covering some of the major MCAD events throughout the year, reporting what we see and hear from vendors, partners, and attendees.
If you have any thoughts of topics you would like to see covered in 2015, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719.221.1867.
We look forward to an exciting 2015 and providing you with the MCAD content you want most for improving your design, engineering, and manufacturing processes.
Keep MCADCafe.com your source for all things MCAD. It’s going to be a great year!
2015 MCADCafe Editorial Calendar of Monthly Topics
January – Education Opportunities For Designers and Engineers
February — CAE Trends — analysis/simulation — FEA, CFD
Show Coverage — SolidWorks World
March — Product Data Management (PDM) & Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for SMBs
April — CAM Trends
Show Coverage — FIRST Robotics Competition (Nationwide)
Show Coverage — COFES
May — Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
Show Coverage — SME RAPID
Show Coverage — Collaboration/Interoperability Congress
June — Cloud Computing with MCAD Applications
Show Coverage — PTC Pro/USER
July — Open Source CAD/CAM/CAE /PDM/PLMSoftware
Show Coverage –OSCON
August – Industrial Design — practice and trends, Photorealistic Rendering
Show Coverage — SIGGRAPH
Show Coverage — IDSA International Conference
September — 3D Scanning/Reverse Engineering/Inspection
Show Coverage — Spatial 3D Summit
October – Mechatronics — The merging and integration of MCAD/ECAD/EDA
November — Maker/DIY Movement
December – CAD/CAM/CAE Industry Trends/Year In Review
Show Coverage — Autodesk University
Throughout the year, and where possible, we will conduct and publish product reviews. Some possibilities include: