The two-day Product Lifecycle Management Roadmap 2003, sponsored by research and consulting firm D.H. Brown, Inc., is scheduled for October 28 at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI. The conference will highlight PLM strategies in use by several auto manufacturers, including Ford's C3P program designed to streamline use of engineering software. Among the keynote speakers: Christopher Couch, Toyota North America's manager of operations strategy; John Waraniak, D.H. Brown's director of Automotive and Aerospace Advisory Board; and Lorie Buckingham, VP and Chief Information Officer of Visteon Corp. For more info, visit www.dhbrown.com/events/plm2003.cfm.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.