SolidWorks 98 Windows-native 3D mechanical design software features more than 150 customer-driven enhancements including ease-of-use features, new part and assembly modeling features, and more powerful drawing capabilities. The package includes a tutorial that ships with each license, as well as on-line help and multimedia assistance for new users making the transition from 2D to 3D. Part-modeling improvements include enhanced lofting and sweeping, customized face fillets to define hold lines, and drag-and-drop features with their dependents. Added data-exchange options: ability to import and export assemblies and reference surfaces via IGES and IGES/DXF import of 3D curves.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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