Engineers, take note: Not just the auction hub for consumer goods, eBay Business (www.ebaybusiness.com), "the World's Online Marketplace™ for business-related products," now includes test & measurement listings. The new category features waveguides, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, amplifiers, calibration equipment, and signal generators, among other products, by companies like Fluke, Agilent, Anritsu, and Tektronix.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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