William Grill needed a better view of his worktable for prototyping. He was using a three-times lighted lens mounted on his workbench, but it wasnβt enough for working on small gadgets. So he created a gadget for gadget prototyping β a monitor that can display his work at 12-times scale on his PC. The gadget begins with an inexpensive color security camera and lens. βItβs amazing what detail you can see when you view your solder surface mounted parts at 7-, 10- or even 15-times,β? he says.
In a move that strengthens its 3D design business, Stratasys continued a 15-month buying spree this week by announcing its plan to acquire GrabCAD, a provider of a cloud-based collaboration environment for engineers.
Many diverse markets take advantage of semiconductor IP; so many that no one can recite the entire list without leaving off several. So why do we track all the vertical markets? They all have a unique set of requirements and value attributes differently. One major vertical market segment is automotive.
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