Parker's latest HPC industrial PCs and PowerStations now have a stainless steel bezel option for its 15" displays, so the computers can be used in FDA-regulated fields such as food processing, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing. The bezels go with integrated software tools for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, Operator Tracking and E-Signatures. This makes for ideal HMI systems for FDA-regulated OEMs, and all with 15" touchscreen displays. The stainless steel is washable, resists corrosion and industrial cleaning chemicals, and doesn't breed bacteria. The bezels use 304 grade steel, but for a more durable bezel, the grade 316 is available by request.
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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