Consulting and research firm, CIMdata, will hold the first of its one-day 2004 PLM vendor forum events on March 25, where industry insiders can discuss the growth of the PLM market, geographic and industry distributions, and leading suppliers in each market category. The forum will also address initiatives such as Digital Manufacturing, Service after Sales, and Portfolio Requirements. Other PLM vendor forums will take place in Europe and Tokyo in May. For more information, visit www.cimdata.com.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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