January was a big month for engineering software news. SolidWorks held its biggest-ever annual user group meeting (3,700 registered attendees) in Las Vegas, PTC had an analyst/press briefing in Waltham, MA, and Adobe made a big announcement. Here are my picks on the most noteworthy news:
These new 3D-printing technologies and printers include some that are truly boundary-breaking: a sophisticated new sub-$10,000, 10-plus materials bioprinter, the first industrial-strength silicone 3D-printing service, and a clever twist on 3D printing and thermoforming for making high-quality realistic models.
Ear-based heart-rate monitoring gained momentum recently, as sensor maker Valencell Inc. announced it has licensed its biometric earpiece technology to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd for use in so-called “hearable devices.”
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