Making the transition from single core to multicore programming is no easy task, and design and software engineers are going to need a helping hand. Software capabilities always lag behind what the power of the hardware promises. It took some time before visualization software, CAD tools, simulation software, and other development platforms were able to take advantage of the parallel processing capabilities of multicore servers. In fact, that transformation is still underway. I would expect the same with this kind of platform.
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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