There seems to be no shortage of product news from CAD vendors surrounding efforts to make their products more accessible to non-traditional users without taking a major toll on functionality.
Alibre Inc., which has positioned itself as the only sub-$1,000 a seat 3D solid modeling tool, is upping the ante with a new $1,595 bundle that packages its Ailbre Design Expert parametric solid modeling tool with FreeDesign Inc.’s FreeDimension tool for free-form modeling and design concepting.
By combining the two technologies, officials claim even novice users can create organic shapes in FreeDimension and then pass those 3D surfaces to the Alibre solid modeling environment for additional work. Officials are positioning the bundle as a good fit for design professionals in the areas of marine design, mold making, jewelry and consumer products, in particular.
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.
PowerStream is deploying the microgrid at its headquarters to demonstrate how people can generate and distribute their own energy and make their homes and businesses more sustainable through renewables.
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