More news from PLM provider Aras on the cloud front. The company, which In November announced a partnership with Prodeos to deploy the Aras Innovator PLM suite in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, is now working with another partner to extend the PLM platform’s cloud capabilities.
Aras and Trubiquity will provide solutions that connect Aras Innovator to Trubiquity’s Cloud-based services for secure collaboration and managed file transfer (MFT) in the PLM workflow. With the initial offering, users will be able to share, collaborate and manage CAD files, specifications, requirements and other intellectual property in a secure cloud-based environment from within their PLM workflows. The capability is intended to facilitate the exchange of product-related data between globally dispersed supply chain partners simultaneously, Aras officials said.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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