Hopefully this is something Design News can continue to expand into other topic areas. We all know it's important to re-invent ourselves by keeping up with the latest technologies. Depending on your job, that can be more difficult. These types of course are great opportunities.
Agreed, Naperlou. It's a great service. I've been amazed how many people attend the sessions from all over the world. They tend to get the buzz going by logging onto the site 30 minutes before class. I believe I've seen every continent represented among our attendees.
Rich, the continuing education program is a great service provided by design news. Even for experienced practitioners it is useful in that it is useful to see up to date information on a topic. The breadth of the topics is also very useful. Keep it up.
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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