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.
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.