CAD interoperability and 3D file sharing continues to be a pain point for engineers, no matter how sophisticated their CAD tool. It makes sense then, that the vendor community has been quite active as of late trying to solve the problem, albeit, with a wide variety of approaches.
AutoVue 3D Pro-SME promises to facilitate collaboration amongst engineers with multiple CAD tools by providing a native viewing environment that lets them markup, print, stamp and share files created by the lower end 3D CAD tools as well as 2D CAD tools without having to own the authoring applications and without having to initiate cumbersome and costly file conversions. Companies who need to view higher-end 3D CAD packages such as Catia or Pro/Engineer can upgrade to AutoVue SolidModel Pro.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
These are the toys that inspired budding engineers to try out sublime designs, create miniature structures, and experiment with bizarre contraptions using sets that could be torn down and reconstructed over and over.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.