Beth, it's interesting that in just a short period of time you see that the tides are turning in this area. I'm surprised these "techies" didn't embrace mobile apps quite as quickly as consumers. Seems a bit backwards to me.
It's funny. Since even writing this story, a whole new batch of mobile design tool apps has been released and it seems like the momentum is just starting to build. I think if engineers don't have an appetite for mobile apps now, they will develop one over time, especially as the tools evolve to provide higher utility.
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.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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