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Jeffrey Rowe has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of industrial design, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing. On the publishing side, he has written well over 1,000 articles for CAD, CAM, CAE, and other technical publications, as well as consulting in many capacities in the … More »
Happy Holidays From MCADCafe!
December 23rd, 2014 by Jeff Rowe
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year. We’d also like to thank all of our readers and supporters for continuing to make MCADCafe a vital part of the design, engineering, and manufacturing community.
With 2014 coming to a close, we’re unveiling what we’ll be covering in 2015. The calendar below reflects what we think are some of the most important topics for the MCAD community, based on our perceptions, 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 and related events throughout the year, reporting what we see and hear from vendors, partners, and attendees.
If you have any thoughts on topics you would like to see covered in 2015, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719.221.1867. We encourage and welcome all input and feedback.
We look forward to an exciting 2015 and providing you with the MCAD content you want 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, and the importance of STEM
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 and CNC programming beyond G-code
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
August — Industrial Design — practice and trends; Photorealistic Rendering
Show Coverage — SIGGRAPH
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: