Dave Palmer gives a good overview of the hydrogen problem in the January issue. Books have been writen on this subject and still, most Engineers don't know what they are gitting into when they play with Hydrogen. Take it from an OLD Metallurgest, it is the sneekeyest thing you will ever work with, it will stab you in the back every time. Before we even think of a "Hydrogen economy" we must learn how to deal with the beast.
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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