Fast drivers in Europe may be excited by Mio Technology’s C250 navigator, which provides the likely locations of speed cameras. In another type of speed, the Tele Atlas map plots routes more quickly than previous generations, employing a Samsung S3C 2440 400 MHz, an ARM 920 processor designed for low power consumption. It displays maps on a 2.7-inch touch screen.
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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