COSMOSXpress users may be in luck. SolidWorks is sponsoring the COSMOSXpress Challenge—a contest that allows them to compete in trying to solve a number of basic analysis problems. The contest has four rounds to the challenge and offers four chances to win the grand prize, a new HP computer, as well as a pocket digital computer, cordless keyboard, or workstation graphics accelerator, among other prizes. To take the COSMOXpress Challenge, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3845-512.
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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