UGS recently decided to support the chip for Intel®'s new Xeon™ processor-based platform designed for workstations. The Intel Xeon processor-based platform has greater application performance and system bandwidth, and eliminates graphic I/O bottlenecks. UGS and Intel worked together to be sure that UGS' NX2 CAD/CAM/CAE program as well as Parasolid V16.0 would support the Intel Xeon-based workstations as 32-bit applications. The chip also features 64-bit extensions and an 800 MHz system bus. For more info, go to www.ugs.com.
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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