Fisher-Price has put sharp Microelectronics' Blue Streak Arm 7 processor line on its road map for some electronic toys. An Arm CPU from Sharp (www.sharpsma.com/sma/products/MCUSoC.htm) is used in the Pixter Color Digital Creativity System (www.fisher-price.com/us/pixter/) now on the market to replace an 8-bit chip in previous generations. LCD controllers are among the cores that help make the processor suitable for toy development.
This slideshow includes several versions of multi-materials machines, two different composites processes including one at microscale, and two vastly different metals processes. Potential game-changers down the line include three microscale processes.
Hosted CAD or PDM systems is an emerging technology that offers many advantages over traditional on premise workstation CAD configurations and is making many companies rethink how to deliver future CAD software solutions.
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