PTC Unveils Authoring and Data Management Tool PTC’s Arbortext Content Manager helps create documentation for complex designs while providing support for technical illustrations created from scratch or pulled from CAD data. Full Story Are 16-Bit Processors on Their Way Out? Engineers are started to predict the demise of the 16-bit processor, which is flanked on either side of the performance, price and power curve by 8- and 32-bit processors. Full Story PTC's Mathcad 14.0 Offers Support for Multiple LanguagesPTC packs enhanced symbolics and full Unicode support into a new release of its engineering calculation software and makes the upgrade available in a variety of languages. Full Story PLM Vendors Roll Out Product Portfolio Management Modules UGS and Arena Solutions offer product portfolio management capabilities, combining project management functions with dashboards analytics to optimize product development investments. Full Story
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.