Imagine, putting on a glove and you can play the piano. Colorado State University students John Been, Hannah Hudson, Casey O'Farrell and Ryan Slinger created such a glove that detects the bend of a finger and plays a corresponding piano note. A button on the glove shifts between five high and low keys. As Ingrid Bergman might have said in Casablanca, "Play it, Sam. Play 'The Gadget Freak Boogie.'"
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.