Given that this is the second post in nearly week that I've written on open source design tools, I'm wondering how prevelant they're used out there in the field by engineers and what perceived advantages there are? Any particular types of tools better served by open source and are there others that just don't make sense? I'd love to hear people's perspectives.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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