Armstrong Pumps Inc. is adding new functionality to its online product configuratior in the hopes that it will save time. The company will implement RuleStream's RPM (rules-driven product management) software. The added functionality will automate the configuration of 3D components and assemblies and boost data integration across the many software systems the company uses to streamline product development. Armstrong predicts the action will reduce to minutes the generation of engineering deliverables that previously took hours.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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