Hexagon Startup Competition Recognizes SmartParts, RIICO

July 6, 2022

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Hexagon Startup Competition Recognizes SmartParts, RIICO
 
 
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announced the first winners from its Sixth Sense initiative—"an innovation ecosystem bringing scaling startups and world-class companies together,” as described by company officials. Recognized as the two winning startups: RIIICO and SmartParts, selected from a pool of seven competitors.

RIIICO designed a drag-and-drop virtual factory floor, an artificial-intelligence product that reportedly creates a true-to-life simulation of a plant with a single 3D scan. SmartParts created an embedded digital barcode for 3D printing, which when scanned reveals the material and part specifications and history.


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Xometry Introduces Digital Sourcing Tools on Thomasnet.com and New Cloud-Based MES for Suppliers
Xometry, Inc., a global online marketplace connecting enterprise buyers with suppliers of manufacturing services, has unveiled new digital sourcing tools on Thomasnet.com for enterprise buyers, and a new cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES) for suppliers, which will be open to third-party developers to build integrated applications.

Also introduced: Workcenter, a centralized project-management and payment solution that gives suppliers a one-stop view into all of their Xometry and non-Xometry work.



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New Product-Engineering-Software Release Promises Collaboration, Topology Improvements
 
 
Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that the latest release of Siemens’ NX software for product engineering reportedly enables greater electronic co-design, collaboration, intelligence capture and reuse capability.

With aesthetic quality now just as important as functionality, efficiency and performance, this latest NX release offers new tools to help designers develop forms, including updates to curve creation and editing with parametric features, and NX Algorithmic Modeling updates that better support convergent modeling workflows.


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