TOPAQ(reg) advanced analysis system is a software package and desktop scanning system that reads and interprets Fuji(reg) Prescale and Pressurex(reg) pressure-indicating films. Used in conjunction with these films, TOPAQ provides a perspective of the distribution and actual magnitude of pressure between contacting surfaces. TOPAQ is a PC-Windows-based system that produces digitally enhanced images and statistical reports from the exposed film.
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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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