Moldflow Corporation (www.moldflow.com) and Granta Design Limited (www.grantadesign.com) have agreed to join portions of Moldflow's proprietary plastics material database with Granta's materials selection tool, the CES4 Optimal Polymer Selector (OPS). The agreement allows Granta users to filter material choices based on the availability of Moldflow material data—important for those users who include mold-filling analysis in their product development process.
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.