IBM Aims Cloud at Design Engineering
News 7/28/2011 5 comments To accommodate the growing complexity of its POWER7 chip R&D project and to reduce costs, IBM created an HPC cloud offering tuned for engineering. Now the offering is available as a commercial product.
Solvay Pumps OLEDs
News 7/27/2011 2 comments Global chemicals giant Solvay is making a $14.5 million investment in Plextronics in a push to to jumpstart development of printed electronics such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
NHTSA Wants Hybrids & EVs to Be Louder
News 7/18/2011 24 comments The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to propose regulations that would call on manufacturers of electric cars and hybrids to add special sounds to their vehicles to make them safer for pedestrians.
Putting a New Face on CAD Interoperability
News 7/10/2011 18 comments While working with multiple CAD systems still has its share of interoperability challenges, vendors have made strides leveraging new technologies and creating new workflows to facilitate cross-platform design.
P&G Offers Free Simulation Software to SMB Manufacturers
News 7/6/2011 5 comments As part of the broad Advanced Manufacturing Partnership announced by President Obama, P&G has promised to deliver free digital simulation software to small and midsized manufacturers to help foster innovation and spur product development efficiencies.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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