Poor Mac users have always been neglected by traditional Windows-based CAD companies. Engineering consulting company, Cyon Research Corp., offers a white paper titled AutoCad, Architecture, and OS X: An Analysis of the AEC CAD Market as It Applies to Macintosh Users, discussing the AEC CAD market for Macintosh users, in regards to a survey covering the demand for AutoCAD on the Mac. The paper considers the need for AutoCAD by Mac users, the possibility of Autodesk meeting that need, and the alternatives available to the AEC design community. Prepared in association with Architosh, the paper is available at www.cadwire.net/whitepapers.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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