TechOptimizer(TM) 3.0 integrates both TechOptimizer and IM-Phenomenon(TM), a computer software tool for the automatic creation of new scientific and engineering concepts, into one software solution. TechOptimizer 3.0 includes two new modules, Internet Assistant and Process Analysis, as well as the addition of more than 1,000 new scientific effects and examples to its knowledge base. The software tool is for product and process analysis, concept generation, technical knowledge management, and knowledge creation. The Product Analysis module analyzes products by defining component function, evaluating the interactions between elements of the system, and proposing new ways to increase value.
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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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