It is a cute idea, Rob. But beyond reaching out to a kids market, which isn't necessarily something our readers care about, Autodesk is really pushing a more important agenda that does have applicability to our audience. You are right on in saying 2D instruction manuals are cumbersome and difficult to follow and at times can be a deal breaker for consumers actually buying a product.
With this deal, Autodesk is showing off what's possible in terms of leveraging its 3D technical publishing capabilities. Imagine car manuals, appliance manuals, even the documentation for maintaining and administering large aircraft being able to be accessed by field personnel on mobile devices using 3D animation. Same thing for workers on the factory floor overseeing quality issues. This is a way for Autodesk to put this much-needed capability in the spotlight.
What a great idea. This is particularly good because kids have taken so well to the iPad. Also, as one who has spent too much time trying to understand 2D build instructions, sometimes you have to see around the corner of the two pieces to see how they are actually supposed to connect.
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is