There’s the Food Network for foodies, CNN for news junkies and now CADCAMNETtv for those addicted to being in the know when it comes to happenings affecting the CAD industry.
The Internet-based broadcast, updated bi-weekly, serves up a news-format show, complete with a fresh-faced anchor woman, who dishes on everything from recent earnings announcements to product updates to scandals rocking the CAD world. A visit to the site this week found a wide-ranging mix of stories, from PTC terminating a long-term partnership with PLM vendor SofTech to a report on the arrest of a suspected thief stealing source code from CAD vendor Alibre Software. The anchor woman can sound a little bit like those reporters covering the Hollywood scene, but if you can stomach the cheeky reporting style, the site does deliver some important CAD and PLM-related sound bites in a fun and entertaining way.
CADCAMNETtv, a collaboration between Ash Bridge Media LLC and Alkemedia Productions LLC, is also now offering RSS feeds and Podcasts on the site to round out its CAD content. The RSS news feed will also lets subscribers know when new CCNtv broadcasts have been posted.
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.