Delcam, a worldwide supplier of specialist machining software and associated services, has acquired Engineering Geometry Systems, developer of the FeatureCAM CADCAM software line, introduced in 1995. FeatureCAM is a Windows- and feature-based milling system. The acquisition will compliment Delcam's products for toolmaking and other complex manufacturing operations, allowing them to provide products to address the worldwide need for CAM at various price points. FeatureCAM will continue as an independent product line, developed in the U.S. and marketed worldwide. "The only immediate difference existing FeatureCAM users will see is a change in the company name to Delcam USA," says Delcam's Managing Director, Hugh Humphreys.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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