New Faces: The Car Design Yearbook 3
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Now available is the Car Design Yearbook 3, the third volume of the annual series that features the latest concept and production cars from around the world. New to this edition are essays on aerodynamics and developments in lighting, as well as profiles of designers Wayne Cherry of GM, Peter Horbury of Volvo, and Andrea Zagato of Zagato Design. Also included are more than 130 new
models, each of which comes with photographs, original renderings, and technical
data. Readers can also find a technical glossary, detailed information on major
international motor shows between September 2003 and October 2004, and a list of
where the models were launched. The Yearbook is authored by automotive design
consultant Stephen Newbury, who was involved in the Volvo c70 and the Renault
Clio Sport V6 projects.
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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