CDPA (Collaborative Product Development Assoc.) will be holding its conference Product Lifecycle Management Road Map 2005 on Sept. 28-29 at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI. The conference will focus on the issues confronted by end users in design and engineering. Presentations include collaboration across the whole enterprise, knowledge capture and reuse, PLM interoperability, open CAD and tight integration, among others. For more info, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4389-511.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.