Does your portfolio include what most will have to admit is a killer design? Well, if you happen to be a user of CoCreate's PLM software and you have a creation you're willing to show off, consider entering CoCreate’s 2007 Design Competition. The entries, which must be created in CoCreate's 3D product development tool, need to fall into one of 15 product categories (among them, consumer goods, industrial products, even construction and agricultural equipment). Entries must be received by March 16, 2007, and 15 category winners will be announced the first week of April. Visitors to CoCreate's website can vote on their favorite designs starting March 19, 2007. Winners are eligible for an array of goodies (which all happen to be designed with CoCreate software), including an The X-2 Deuce snowboard and various electronic gear. Go to CoCreate's website to get the details.
In other news, CoCreate also announced the 2007 version of its CoCreate OneSpace Suite, to ship in early 2007. Among the highlights of the new release:
*New 3D capabilities
*A Cabling module for faster mechatronics design
*A new integrated rendering environment
Check out a sneak peak of the upgrade with this webcast.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.