RELEASE: DYMAX Corp. was recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce for its innovation and exportation to foreign companies. DYMAX officers were presented the chamber’s Export Achievement Certificate at company headquarters in Torrington, CT, in April. The award recognizes companies that have shown growth in exports, remained in good financial standing, and demonstrated a willingness to talk with other businesses about expanding their export market. U.S. Representative Christopher Murphy and Anne S. Evans, director of the chamber’s U.S. commercial service in Connecticut, toured the DYMAX facility and presented the award.
Foreign exports are driving DYMAX’s growth and most of the company’s manufacturing and research and development jobs are related to their exports. The U.S. Department of Commerce office has been instrumental in working with DYMAX to navigate Korean import regulations as well as providing counseling and insight into the Central and Latin American markets and beyond.
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.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.