MSC/InCheck for SolidWorks is available for Windows 95 and Windows NT Intel-based PCs and workstations. The product is available for SolidWorks 97Plus in English, Japanese, Spanish, and German language versions. The MSC/InCheck family of software provides mechanical design simulation tools to users of popular PC CAD/solid-modeling systems. This first release of MSC/InCheck provides simulation capabilities in a Windows interface to users of SolidWorks 97Plus. Stress, vibration, and buckling checks are accomplished within an integrated SolidWorks environment.
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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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