Renco Encoders Inc. (www.renco.com) has added a 3D modeling feature to its website, where users can select specific encoder models, enter the specifications, and create a 3D model that can be rotated, zoomed, and panned on-screen. Downloads in various CAD and graphic formats are also available for both 3D and 2D models. In addition, users may submit specifications for price quotes.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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