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MuM revises growth forecast upward — what slowdown?

PLMish earnings season starts today, as Germany's Mensch und Maschine (MuM) reports how its own software and the Autodesk VAR businesses performed in the second quarter. We've already heard from Hexagon and SAP that China and greater Asia, respectively, dragged down...

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Totally OT: Tang myth, busted

I wrote earlier this week about the Apollo 11 anniversary and mentioned that the space program had given the world Tang. Turns out that wasn't true. The space program made my family aware of Tang --go advertisers!-- but Tang actually pre-dates the moon missions....

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Hexagon’s race to the Smart Factory

What if you could reimagine your product design and manufacturing processes? Start from scratch, rather than have to deal with legacy thinking, work processes and tools? Come up with new ways of working in all areas of your business? That’s what Hexagon wants us all...

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Look to the moon, thank an engineer

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. We all know about the incredible bravery of the astronauts to risk everything to go there and (perhaps not) come home--but amidst all the hoopla, spare a thought for the engineers who made it...

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AspenTech acquires IoT and AI companies

Artificial intelligence, AI, means many different things, depending on the industry, use case and technological sophistication of the user. AspenTech, which makes chemical process design software as well as solutions that help process plants manage their assets more...

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Autodesk invests in actual construction startup

You know that Autodesk invests in tech startups. Did you know that they also invest in makers of actual, physical things? Apparently, they do! Autodesk just announced that it has increased its investment in Factory_OS, a "volumetric modular construction start-up" that...

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AEC Quickie: NEMT sells, RIB buys

You might remember that Nemetschek co-owned a company called DocuWare, which is focused on document management and the AEC workflows that surround project documents. The companies have been intertwined for at least a decade but now DocuWare is being acquired by Ricoh...

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Hexagon preannounces, cites weakness in China

And so it begins. Hexagon announced today that "the impact of increased geopolitical uncertainties on global trade, especially within the electronics business of the Manufacturing Intelligence" (MI) leads Hexagon to believe total revenue for the June quarter will be...

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Super-quick: Hexagon’s Rollén acquitted — again

Hexagon just issued this announcement: Ola Rollén acquitted from all charges for the second time 2019-06-26 20:15 GMT+02 Ola Rollén, Hexagon’s President and CEO, was today acquitted for the second time from the insider trading allegations by the Norwegian economic...

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Carbon raises another $260 million to advance 3DP

And one more bit of 3D printing news: Carbon, a company that's billed as a "3D printing poster child" by Venturebeat says it has raised $260 million in venture round led by Madrone Capital Partners and Baillie Gifford, with other partners Sequoia Capital, Adidas...

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ExOne and Siemens partner for IoT-enabled 3DP

Siemens and ExOne, maker of sand and metal 3D printers, just announced a partnership targeted at bringing its binder jetting technology to prospects in the foundry, aerospace, automotive, energy and other markets. According to the announcement, Siemens’ MindSphere is...

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Hexagon adds to its additive bench

One of the things I learned at Hexagon's HxGN LIVE conference (but haven't had time to write about yet, sorry) is that the company is on a mission regarding 3D printing (3DP). Planning, prepping, simulating, doing. Today, Hexagon announced that it is acquiring...

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Quickie: DS invests in BioSerenity telehealth startup

Hot on the heels of its planned acquisition of Medidata, Dassault Systèmes announced that it is the lead investor in a €65 million Series B financing round for BioSerenity, a startup developing telehealth solutions. BioSerenity combines textiles, wearable sensors and...

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DS + Medidata = PLMish for Life Science

Last week, Dassault Systèmes (DS) announced that it was buying the US firm Medidata for $5.7 billion. It's a deal that has a lot of people in the automotive and aerospace industries, long DS' sweet spot, wondering, why? First, though, DS' why. DS says Medidata will...

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One more: PTC acquires AR agency TWNKLS

When so many conferences happen at the same time, news blizzards also happen. PTC announced today that it has acquired PTC TWNKLS, a European company that creates tailor-made augmented reality (AR) applications and offers related services. PTC says the acquisition...

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Siemens acquires South African distributor ESTEQ

And the news keeps rolling: Siemens Digital Industries Software (fka Siemens PLM Software) just announced that it will acquire select assets of ESTEQ, a PLMish distributor in South Africa. [Not in the deal is ESTEQ's Test and Measurement business; it remains...

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HxGN aims to help us save ourselves

Back in Vegas! I'm at Hexagon's user conference, HxGN LIVE, most of this week--so yes, not at PTC LiveWorx or Siemens Realize LIVE (so much LIVE, no?)-- with a daunting schedule of meetings and sessions. I hope to learn what makes this agglomeration of software,...

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