Here’s a freebie for PTC users looking a taste of finite element analysis (FEA). Algor has released Algor DesignCheck, a first-pass, integrated simulation tool for Pro/Engineer users. Algor DesignCheck is a free, time-limited FEA package that lets engineers perform linear static stress analysis of single-part CAD models. The package’s FEMPRO user interface offers direct CAD/CAE data exchange and full associativity with most CAD solid modelers. Simulation capabilities include linear dynamics, fatigue, CFD, electrostatis, full multiphysics and piping. If Pro/Engineer like what they see, there’s an upgrade path to convert the free Algor license into one that supports full assemblies.
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.