Caterpillar Inc. is boosting its efforts to license its intellectual product portfolio, which includes 7,000 patents. The Technology Licensing Group at Cat (www.cat.com/products/shared/technology_products/technology_products.html) has ruggedized techniques for electronic packaging, thermal and vibration analysis, and mixed signal techniques, as well as mechanical and manufacturing technologies. Engine and motion controls are a big part of the technology portfolio.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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