If engineers' running commentary on the simplicity of setting up test designs with LabVIEW's graphical programming language is any indication, it would appear they would welcome the opportunity to expand use of the product for other aspects of system design. That said, obviously, the toolkit will have to expand accordingly, and as Alex well addressed, NI will have to cross some marketing/cultural hurdles. Yet it seems like NI's strategy is soundly rooted in the current trends of the marketplace.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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