Members and prospective members of SMMA (The Motor & Motion Association) will discuss "Facing Tomorrow's Challenges Today" at the SMMA 2005 Spring Management Conference. It will be held May 4-6 at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ. Presentations will include the future of electric motor technology, sales channel changes, creative healthcare options, and an economic forecast. A panel of industry leaders will preview developments that will impact the motors and drives industry during the next five years. For more information, visit www.smma.org.
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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