The DIO-16.PCI, an eight input/eight output digital I/O interface for the PCI, can be used for PC-based control and automation of equipment including sensors, switches, satellite antenna control systems, video and audio studio devices, security control systems, and other industrial automation machinery. The optically isolated inputs eliminate equipment damage caused by line spikes and surges. Reed relay outputs are well suited for low-current applications. The card ships with Sealevel Systems' Seal/O suite of Windows 95/98/NT drivers.
PAM-FLOW from ESI Corp. can solve complex fluid flow problems such as turbulent flows around or inside vehicles, and rotating flows in turbomachinery. Engineers from the automotive, railway, aerospace, turbomachinery, and medical equipment industries use the software to optimize systems, predict the effects of explosions, determine drag coefficient, and simulate unsteady behaviors or blood flows. A distributed memory parallel version of the software is now available for most UNIX-based design environments, offering fast turnaround times on 8- to 16- node workstation networks. The program offers such features as a CAD interface with all major packages, a six degree-of-freedom integrator for moving bodies under fluid loads, and solution-adaptive mesh refinement/coarsening during simulation.
To help with the business-to-business commerce movement, InformativeGraphics Corp. released Brava! 2.1, a 100% JavaTM-based drawing and document collaboration application. The software allows users, collaborators, and contractors to share information and exchange ideas over the Internet or an intranet without requiring the same hardware platform, native software application, or browser. The Java Bean interface enables embedding into an array of web-based collaboration solutions and project web sites.
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
In a world that's going green, industrial operations have a problem: Their processes involve materials that are potentially toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. If improperly managed, this can precipitate dangerous health and environmental consequences.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is