Well, I wouldn't necessarily think of writing code as an art form off the top of my head, but undoubtedly some super-creative things have been developed through computer programming. And the open source community has always been at the cutting edge of coding, given its promotion of freedom of expression. It's nice to see a bit of recognition from the arts community for this movement.
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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