In a sign of growth and expansion, PTC has acquired OHIO Design Automation, an electronics design collaboration software developer based in New Hampshire. The acquisition will integrate OHIO-DA's InterComm™ software solution with PTC's Windchill® PLM Solution, which will allow for EDA design data management and enable concurrent design across a design chain. OHIO-DA counts among its customers Cisco, Raytheon, Motorola, Harris, EMC. To learn more, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3849-513.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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.