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Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s Lifecycle Approach: Podcast Kevin Fowler, Boeing’s vice president of systems integration, processes and tools, talks about how a global team effectively leveraged a single product definition for all phases of the 787's lifecycle. Right Hemisphere Upgrades its Product Collaboration Platform Through its support of 130 application formats, Right Hemisphere 5 extends PLM by opening up data stored in those systems to anyone in the extended enterprise, in whatever format required. Full Story PTC Acquires CAM Software Firm In an effort to broaden out the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) portion of its product development suite, PTC has acquired NC Graphics, which delivers CAM software required for molds, dies and prototypes. Full Story Rapid 2007 Showcases New Crop of 3D Printers The rapid prototyping industry’s annual tradeshow set the stage for a number of low-cost 3D printers that promise to make rapid prototyping accessible to a wider range of engineering organizations. Full Story CAD Vendors Open Up Their Labs Via Websites Autodesk and Solidworks are opening up their R&D efforts to CAD users via new websites that put behind-the-scenes labs projects out there, while soliciting feedback from the engineering community. Full Story
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In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
Using Siemens NX software, a team of engineering students from the University of Michigan built an electric vehicle and raced in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. One of those students blogged for Design News throughout the race.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.