Signs are pointing up for the economy, but for many it's slow moving. However, think3 saw an 80 percent growth rate in revenue over 2002, with about 5,000 customers overall, including Audi and Michael Graves Design Group. They also introduced the new 9.0 product suite, aimed at mid-size manufacturers and combining thinkdesign, thinkteam, and thinkID. The suite offers 2D, 3D, and PDM in one integrated system, in addition to an automatically generated BOM and the company's Global Shape Modeling technology. Go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3849-511
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.