April 20, 1998 Design News
Hot Spots in Cyberspace
by Paula Porter, Internet Editor
Something new everyday
Many sites on the World Wide Web are the same old thing
day in and day out. Not Design News Online. Head
to www.designnews.com and you'll find something new
nearly every day. Lexis Nexis news is updated daily,
as are all of our 16 Channels.
Want to see the latest in industry news? Then head
to the Channel of choice and look for Corporate Bulletins.
Looking for the winners of the Answer of the Month?
We have them all for you, complete with runners-up.
You read about the technology in Design News,
but sometimes it helps to see how it works. Head for
our new Tech Theater and download videos that show the
technology in action.
We aim to provide the most comprehensive news and information
of interest to you. Please drop us a note and lets us
know what you'd like to see on our web site at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Control a robot Down Under
At Telerobot (telerobot.mech.uwa.edu.au)
on the web, users can move the robot. This demonstration
of remote operation and programming of the industrial
robot links users to the six-axis robot. Users receive
still video images of the robot's workspace and can
move its gripper in x, y, z, roll, pitch, and yaw. The
user then gets a new picture. The site also offers a
VRML model of the robot, simulations of the robot including
movies made with AutoCAD 3D Studio, and a discussion
Training in Plastics
Interactive training programs, including a basic series,
production series, advanced processing series, extrusion
series, blow molding, plastic part design series, safety
series, maintenance series and SPC/DOE series, can be
found at www.plastics-training.com,
the web site of A. Routsis Associates. The web site
features more than 85 CD-ROM training programs and a
Online motion control catalog
Parker Hannifin Corporation's Compu-motor Division
web site at www.compumotor.com
features technical information, specifications, schematic
drawings and technical support on the company's motion
control products. Also on the site are recent issues
of the company's Making Moves newsletter, free software
offers, and a training schedule for engineers.
Knowledge is power
Ivex Design International recently launched their Knowledge
Base web site. The database has frequently asked questions
about the company's Windowsr-based EDA software, as
well as downloads of demo versions of WinBoard PCB,
WinDraft Schematic Capture, Spectra Autorouter, and
other CAD software. Their tech support center on the
site offers bug and workaround documentation for their
software, as well as application tips in the Better
Route newsletter at www.ivex.com.
Wells Aluminum hits the web
Wells Aluminum's web site has an aluminum primer listing
the advantages of using aluminum, extrusion, case histories
and design ideas. For a challenge, there is a Design
Ideas puzzle where visitors to the site can guess what
the extruded shapes are. Check the site out at www.wells-aluminum.com.
Check out NetBuy
NetBuy at www.NetBuy.com
allows real time selling of parts to OEMs and electronic
manufacturing service providers. NetBuy is populated
with combined inventory data downloaded daily from multiple
distributors. When you query for a part, the system
gives you the best price for the available quantity
and puts you in contact with the distributor that can
fulfill each line item based on objective criteria.
Pricing is based on quantity.
You 'auto' find a job
Looking for a job in the automotive industry just got
easier. AutoRecruiterTM (www.autorecruiter.com)
is a new approach to online recruiting/job hunting.
It brings together candidates and employers in one place.
Candidates can enter their resumes or search for a job.
Employers can then check out prospective candidates.
The site even features verbal instructions to get you
going. Organizations working with AutoRecruiter include
the Society of Automotive Engineers, National Society
of Professional Engineers, Office for the Study of Automotive
Transportation at the University of Michigan, and others.
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