Control systems are facing greater risk of cyber attacks, the U.S. General Accounting Office warns. Factors contributing to the escalated risks include the adoption of standardized technologies with known vulnerabilities and increased connectivity of control systems to other systems, the GAO says in the report, "Critical Infrastructure Protection: Challenges and Efforts to Secure Control Systems," urging the development and implementation of more secure systems.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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