UGS, a PLM software and services developer, recently acquired D-Cubed, Ltd., an England-based supplier of embedded technology. UGS believes that D-Cubed's contribution to the computer software market has aided their own PLM product. The company will introduce "PLM Components" to the market as the joint transaction of PLM and D-cubed products. The products traditionally supplied by D-Cubed will not change, but rather use any new technology from UGS. For more information on the companies, visit www.ugs.com or www.d-cubed.co.uk.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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