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.
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.
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.
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.