The IMAQ PCI-1424 high-speed image acquisition board acquires large, high-resolution images from digital area and line-scan cameras at rates up to 200 Mbytes/sec. The board acquires color and grayscale digital images; controls digital cameras; features interactive configuration; and is universally compatible with digital cameras using resolutions of 8, 10, 12, 16, 24, and 32 bits. Applications include scientific image processing and machine vision.
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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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