The newest version of Mathsoft's popular engineering calculation software, Mathcad 13 lets organizations capture, manage and reuse quantitative engineering information, including calculations, analysis, methods, assumptions and results. The enterprise application, a key part of Mathsoft's Calculation Management Suite, provides an intelligent whiteboard interface for engineers to execute and document their work simultaneously, combining formulas, text and interactive graphics — all of the information related to a product development process — in a single worksheet. Mathcad 13 is adept at handling nonlinear units, such as Fahrenheit and Celsius degrees or decibels, and its native XML file format facilitates integration, publishing, search and collaboration.
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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.