Elizabeth, This is a very interesting development. We can only guess at what technology the Vector Engine will use to control DC motors in higher performance/flexible applications. Did you get a sense of the timeframe and introduction date? Thanks.
Thanks, Chuck. Yes, it definitely seems like energy-efficiency is a top design goal for component makers and device makers alike, which is why we're seeing these sort of innovations as well as a lot of work in the ultra-low-power and energy-harvesting space.
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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