Aras Spins Open-Source Formula & Recipe Management Solution
Work-In-Process (WIP) item master in Aras includes formula, tooling and die, manufacturing properties, quality characteristics, change history, and approved suppliers with drill-down to approved plant.
Given that this is the second post in nearly week that I've written on open source design tools, I'm wondering how prevelant they're used out there in the field by engineers and what perceived advantages there are? Any particular types of tools better served by open source and are there others that just don't make sense? I'd love to hear people's perspectives.
MIT students modified a 3D printer to enable it to print more than one object and print on top of existing printed objects. All of this was made possible by modifying a Solidoodle with a height measuring laser.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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