Crossbow Technology announced the DMU-VGX, said to be the industry's first high-speed, solid-state true vertical gyro with performance needed in applications such as camera stabilization. Secret? It couples a MEMS sensor with a high-speed DSP ...Endevco unveiled its caps model 256, a low-cost accelerometer targeted at small structural applications. Measuring 0.44 x 0.375 x 0.380 inch high, it weighs just 3.2 gm, minimizing mass loading effects ...CSEM (Centre Swisse d'Electronique et de Microtech-nique) introduced the MS 6100 Series low-power calibrated accelero-meter. The tiny MEMS device is matched to an ASIC for signal conditioning and EEPROM to hold calibration data. It draws 170 (mu)A and is aimed at portable applications ..VTI Hamlin also unveiled its unique new silicon inclinometer for rugged applications.
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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