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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 »

What’s Next: 2018 MCADCafe Editorial Calendar

November 23rd, 2017 by Jeff Rowe

It’s almost the end of November, so with just over a month left of this year, it’s not too early to start thinking about what we’ll be covering in 2018. The calendar below reflects what we regard as some of the most important topics today in design and manufacturing, as well as feedback from our readers and other supporters requesting content.

The main theme for each month will be covered in an extended article or series of articles so that the topic can be covered more comprehensively.

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. All of the events we attend will include daily written coverage and Tweets throughout event days, as well as video and audio interviews, and podcasts.

If you have any thoughts of topics you would like to see covered in 2018, feel free to contact me at or 719.221.1867.

We look forward to an exciting 2018 and providing you with the MCAD content you want most for improving your design, engineering, and manufacturing processes.

Keep your source for all things MCAD because 2018 is going to be a great year!

2018 MCADCafe Editorial Calendar of Monthly Topics

January 2018 – Blockchain in Manufacturing

February 2018 — Cloud Computing with MCAD Applications

Show Coverage — SolidWorks World 2018

March 2018 — Open Source Software & Hardware

April 2018 — 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Show Coverage — SME RAPID + TCT 2018

May 2018 –3D Scanning, Point Cloud Processing, and Reverse Engineering

June 2018 – Iot, IIot, and the Internet of Everything

Show CoverageSiemens PLM Connection

Show Coverage – HxGN Live 2018

Show Coverage – PTC LiveWorx 18

July 2018 – Metrology and Inspection

Show Coverage — CMSC

August 2018 — Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)

September 2018 – CAM Trends

Show CoverageIMTS

October 2018 — Model-Based Definition/Design (MBD) and Beyond

Show Coverage – 3D CIC

November 2018 — Maker/DIY Movement

Show Coverage — Autodesk University

December 2018 — CAD/CAM/CAE Industry Trends/Year In Review

We Have A Winner!

Last week at our exhibition booth at Autodesk University we solicited business cards from attendees for a chance at winning a random drawing for an Amazon Echo.

Jason Lev, Amazon Echo Winner at Autodesk University

Our randomly chosen winner was Jason Lev, Architectural Systems Analyst at K. Hovnanian Companies. Jason graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ with Bachelor of Science in Architecture.  Jason spent three years working in Civil and Telecommunications Engineering before his current role at K. Hovnanian as CAD Manager for their Architectural department of 25 drafters.

Congratulations Jason!

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