Version 14.1 of Dynamic Designer simulation from Mechanical Dynamics Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI) offers 10 to 50 times faster results and improved ease of use than before. The software, fully integrated with Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 3.0 and AutoCAD 14.01 from Autodesk Inc., allows a user to see and understand a Mechanical Desktop assembly in motion without leaving the Autodesk software environment. The user can simulate the complete motion, including force effects, of a complex piece of machinery containing springs, dampers, cams, and other motion entities. For the first time, Dynamic Designer is based on Mechanical Dynamics' ADAMS solution engine, the mechanical system simulation software. Autodesk users and re-sellers interested in trying the software can download a free, limited-time-usage evaluation copy from http:www.designtechnologies.com, or order a free evaluation CD by calling 1-888-882-3267. Mechanical Dynamics Inc. Product Code 4431
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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.