Rival CAD suppliers have at least one thing in common: Both will hold major meetings this month and next at Disney's Coronado Spring Resort, Orlando, FL. SolidWorks World 2003 opens January 19. In addition to presenting several speakers who will talk about products, the software developer plans to have CAD experts on hand to talk with attendees. Solid Edge kicks off it's Global Summit February 17. Design News National Editor Paul E. Teague will speak on changes in the engineering profession.
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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