No, I don hab a cold. After checking out the world of CAD online, and there was a lot to click through, I learned the following lesson: don't judge a site by its URL. Type in www.tenlinks.com and you'll see what I mean.
TenLinks.com offers a cornucopia of CAD/CAM information and links. Among its services: daily industry news; downloadable programs, in-depth articles; daily, weekly, and monthly newsletters; specialized product, company, and consultant directories; and (my favorite) a Recent Additions page.
The web is forever. Which means on a site that serves an entire industry it's easy to get halfway into an exciting news story just to find out that everyone else already read it—when it was posted months earlier! The daily headlines and Recent Additions page will help keep users up on the best of the breaking news, and also let you know what's new on the site. Make sure you click on the Free Stuff link. It has oodles of free CAD programs and FEA software.
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.