Autodesk acquires BuildingConnected

January 3, 2019

Autodesk, which mostly develops software for manufacturing including 3D printing, is in the process of acquiring BuildingConnected, which will add bid management, risk analysis and other preconstruction solutions to Autodesk’s construction portfolio.

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UK manufacturing research centre opens

December 10, 2018

Nottingham University has opened a new research facility, the Advanced Manufacturing Building (AMB), which houses the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IfAM) dedicated to research and teaching facilities for design and manufacturing.

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Congra changes tack with Global Graphics deal (Updated)

November 27, 2018

Congra Software is still planning to take over Global Graphics but has abandoned its original offer – which I’ve covered earlier, both with the initial announcement and a more in-depth report. Instead, Congra has opted for an altogether different approach. Continue reading “Congra changes tack with Global Graphics deal (Updated)”

Heidelberg figures show potential for subscription model

November 14, 2018

Heidelberg has released its figures for the first half of this financial year, showing incoming orders up by 6 percent, from €1,234 million to €1,306 million, with Heidelberg claiming that currency exchange rates have cost it around €17 million. Continue reading “Heidelberg figures show potential for subscription model”

Kodak sells Flexo division to Montagu (Updated)

November 13, 2018

Kodak has sold its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu Private Equity LLP in a deal said to be worth up to $390 million. The deal should be finalized in the first half of 2019, subject to the usual regulatory approvals. Continue reading “Kodak sells Flexo division to Montagu (Updated)”