UGS PLM Software is making a serious offer to entice users to upgrade to its finite element analysis (FEA) software.
Targeting users of standalone FEA products like Algor, Ansys DesignSpace and CosmosDesignStar, UGS is offering a trade-up program for its Femap software, which is the CAE component of its UGS Velocity Series portfolio aimed at small and mid-size customers. The offer enables them to receive a credit for a portion of their existing investment, seat for seat, against the cost of purchasing Femap with UGS NXTM Nastran. The result can be up to a 75% savings on the software purchase, depending on their current product and level.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.