Event report: National Manufacturing Week 2006

27 Mar, 2006 By: Sara Ferris

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Can new venue perk up flagging trade show?

I wasn't sure what to expect at the 16th edition of NMW (National Manufacturing Week), which encompasses shows devoted to design engineering, industrial automation, enterprise IT and plant engineering. This year, the show moved from its traditional location at McCormick Place to the Rosemont area and the Donald A. Stephens Convention Center. In addition, Reed Exhibitions has been trying to sell the show.

The show once filled two exhibit halls at McCormick Place but in recent years, it has diminished in size. Attendance, too, has fallen from previous levels. This year's edition showed some encouraging signs of revitalization.  Read more >>


Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire v3 Includes Advanced Rendering Features from LightWork Design
Users now have access to LightWorks LWA archives.  Read more >>

Gibbs and Mori Seiki Announce Collaboration Agreement
Companies will develop GibbsCAM configurations, postprocessors and machine simulation models for Mori Seiki's mill/turn machine tools.  Read more >>

Delcam Sets Sales Record in 2005
Company attributes growth to increased sales of Power Solution software and the acquisition of Engineering Geometry Systems.  Read more >>

solidThinking Celebrates 15th Anniversary
EVOQE also reports 60% revenue growth in 2005.  Read more >>


General Software: TurboCAD Professional v12
Release includes new mechanical and architectural features, improved modeling and greater interoperability.  Read more >>

MCAD: Tecnomatrix v7.6
Digital manufacturing software integrates with Teamcenter PLM software. 

AEC: Laser Model Interface
Software provides direct link between AVEVA's VANTAGE plant design management system and four major 3D laser-scanning systems.  Read more >>

About the Author: Sara Ferris

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