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  1. Thread: 3d metal printng

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    It doesn't matter how inexpensive the machines...

    It doesn't matter how inexpensive the machines are getting so much as how expensive is each part to print. Currently, stuff like exotic alloys, small runs, new designs that reduce part/assembly...
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    It's in the Press Release ironman PTC to Acquire...

    It's in the Press Release ironman PTC to Acquire Leading SaaS Product Development Platform Provider Onshape | PTC

    I suppose 5,000 subscribers does not automatically mean only 5,000 subscriptions.
  3. Thread: HSM works 2020

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    What's all that tell you about the future of...

    What's all that tell you about the future of HSMWorks?
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    $470 million, 5,000 subscribers. That's $94,000...

    $470 million, 5,000 subscribers. That's $94,000 per subscriber.
    Or at a subscription price of $1500 or $2100 per year, that's only 44 years of current subscription revenue.

    I realize the...
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    Efficient nesting and interfacing with ERP...

    Efficient nesting and interfacing with ERP systems is pretty much what the TruNest program that Autodesk bought a few years back did, it is mostly used in large scale fabrication, not small shops...
  6. Thread: 3d metal printng

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    They showed a larger version based on their 125...

    They showed a larger version based on their 125 model at Emo. Really nice.
    Also, they are doing some cool stuff with gradient materials on those machines.
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    Unless moving it to their $495 Fusion package is...

    Unless moving it to their $495 Fusion package is the next logical step in Retiring the SolidWorks version entirely.
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    Fusion is not free, it is only free in certain...

    Fusion is not free, it is only free in certain circumstances.

    According to their terms, copied and pasted below:
    Fusion 360 is free for startups generating less than $100K per year in total...
  9. Sounds like you don't need help with FUsion, you...

    Sounds like you don't need help with FUsion, you need help with how to do 3D parts.

    Fusion can certainly program this part, and the programs can be run assuming you machine and tooling can handle...
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    Generative design is cool and all, but I'm not...

    Generative design is cool and all, but I'm not convinced it was required to make that fixture, or that the fixture had to be 3D printed. Considering the part being milled, they could have simply...
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    A lot of the argument here is people thinking...

    A lot of the argument here is people thinking Fusion 360 is a CAM product, and that's kind of the problem. It's not a CAM product, it's a mechanical design product that happens to do CAM.

    If you...
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    8% or 18%? If it's 8, it's the lowest...

    8% or 18%? If it's 8, it's the lowest maintenance rate in the industry.
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    So first there was Fusion 360. Then they added...

    So first there was Fusion 360.
    Then they added Fusion 360 Ultimate because it had more advanced stuff.
    But Ultimate really didn't have that much more that was worthwhile, so they stopped selling...
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    Maybe some of it will be on the cloud and you'll...

    Maybe some of it will be on the cloud and you'll need your cloud credits.
    Re: Inventor CAM 2020 instead of Inventor HSM 2020 (Namechange) - Autodesk Community
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    if you want made in the USA, ball screws, and can...

    if you want made in the USA, ball screws, and can 3Dprint as well as basic mill - check out the BOXzy. It's totally hobby/entry level, but it's solid.
  16. It would be a next logical step to removing the...

    It would be a next logical step to removing the SolidWorks version.
  17. The 2D version of HMSWorks has been free for...

    The 2D version of HMSWorks has been free for years, and probably still is. If it's good enough, you can do it free.
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    It sounds interesting, but as already pointed...

    It sounds interesting, but as already pointed out, make sure the dimensional accuracy after sintering, and porosity/density will meet your requirements. I believe the MarkForge metal printer works in...
  19. Baby steps. You have to be able to make the...

    Baby steps. You have to be able to make the simpler but large dome shape in additive manufacturing before you can make more complicated shapes (think packaging) utilizing generative design and...
  20. Thread: NX good,bad,ugly

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    NX online learning advantage is actually pretty...

    NX online learning advantage is actually pretty good. It's not free, but it covers a lot of the product, and you can learn a lot from it, especially if you are a little familiar with some other...
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    Not horses, but pigs. Spam is made with pork.

    Not horses, but pigs. Spam is made with pork.
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    Interesting first post.

    Interesting first post.
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    DOes the part look like that? Are you sure it's...

    DOes the part look like that? Are you sure it's just not how their shaded stock simulation looks?
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    I'm not sure I would agree with your premise. If...

    I'm not sure I would agree with your premise. If someone went to the Autodesk execs and said they wanted funding to make a brand new product catered to job shops, I doubt it would ever get green...
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    What is your confidence level on whether, or how...

    What is your confidence level on whether, or how long, FeatureCAM sticks around?
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