One of the best ways that innovative people can be rewarded for their contribution to coming up with the wonderful products is through the Golden Mousetrap awards. This ensures that they are kept on their toes to come up with something new. The entry fees are also very affordable therefore anybody is able to ensure that they can get their innovations into the competitions and get the credit that they deserve. A lot of information is also given therefore people who are interested should be able to know what they are expected to do so as to get into the competition. Personally I think that these people should be given the honour they deserve since we stand to benefit from the ideas that come out of the genius brains.
Over the years, our best product stories have always come from Golden Mousetrap awards. Last year, we also honored the winners at our awards night in Anaheim (Medical Design & Manufacturing Show) in February.
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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