What is a good time frame between the when programer finishes his code and when it is inspected? I suspect too soon leads to an inspection that doesn't find much but if it is too long the programer forgets many of the details and wastes time in the inpection trying to remember what he did. Although if they did a good job of commenting it shouldn't take any time at all to remember what they did. ;-)
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.