Cambridge, Mass.-based E Ink thinks it may have found the answer to the electronic riddle newspaper publishers so desparately seek. Electronic ink on paper also has other applications, ranging from digital watches to signage on buses. Hear E Ink R&D VP Michael McCreary explain to Design News editor-in-chief John Dodge how E Ink works and why you should care.
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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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