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.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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