Engineers likely think of 2D and 3D in terms of product design and demonstrating what a product can do; artists likely see 2D and 3D in terms of art and showing it in a new light. Two different purposes, but both can appreciate 2D and 3D. From January 11-14, 2005, 30 2D and 3D images will be on display at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The images will be chosen from among the entries to the 7th Annual Macworld Conference & Expo Digital Art Contest. To enter, send your digital art and an entry form by November 18. Go to www.macworldexpo.com/gallery.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.