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.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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