Content posted in July 2011
IBM Aims Cloud at Design Engineering
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
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
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
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
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.
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that’s just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Engineers at Festo were inspired by how a caterpillar builds its cocoon when designing its new 3D Cocooner printer.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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