GrabCAD, the world’s largest online community for engineers, designers, manufacturers and students, has hit 4 million members worldwide.
Founded in Estonia in 2010, GrabCAD began life as a service bureau connecting engineers with engineering jobs, but it was the power of its Community that soon took on a life all its own. Today, as part of 3D printing giant Stratasys, GrabCAD has over 100 software professionals working in five locations worldwide, including Tallinn, Boston, Cambridge, UK, Israel and Minneapolis, USA.
On the end of July, a pilot project launched driverless buses in Tallinn, servicing the route between Mere Avenue (Mere puiestee) and the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) six days a week. The shuttles are being introduced as part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, which considers the development of technology and its impact on society a priority area. The buses will be in service until the end of August.
How can we know what a terrorist, hiding in the mountains of Indonesia, is up to; or the reason for an illegal immigrant sneaking into Latvia; or the situation at a Columbian oil rig? Finding the answers to these and similar questions, most of them related to border security, is all part of a day’s work at Defendec - an Estonian defence sector company.
What Google, Bing or Yahoo did for searching and finding content and information on the Internet, new search engine IFind3D will trying to do for printable 3D models. Users may consider the launch of the search engine to be a huge step towards maturity of the consumer 3D printing industry.
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