Ah, the old crossed wiring problem.While you might think this would be easy to catch, it obviously isn't.It is good that they were able to diagnose and fix the problem without any long term consequences.
When I was working on satellites we were warned about the reversed sign problem in attitude control systems.Surprisingly one got by the extensive testing and the satellite was sent into deep space instead of into near earth orbit (oops!).
Now that is a Sherlock Ohms tale I can relate to. How many times does the root cause of the problem end up being something so basic, but likely often overlooked because you're searching for the complicated problem.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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