Rugged handheld for outdoor computing

Juniper’s new Archer 2 device features bright 4.3-inch touchscreen and the long lasting battery

Boom time for additive manufacturing

There are almost as many different additive manufacturing techniques as there are materials, so outsourcing is the watchword. Boris Sedacca reports on recent developments

Software upgrade for advanced magnetic inspection

Inspection of permanent magnets in R&D, quality control, production of sensor systems, electric motors, medical devices and consumer electronics

MagNet for SolidWorks coming in 2014

Embeds an electromagnetic field simulator as an add-in to Solidworks 2013 or later

x86-based embedded computer with Intel Core i5/i7

The V2616A series embedded computers are based on the Intel Core i5/i7 processor, and feature two RS-232/422/485 serial ports, dual Gigabit LAN ports (M12), and 3 USB 2.0 hosts

Tube bending CADCAM solution

Extracts and generates bending data from CAD models in seconds; cuts program development time

3D printers help energise developing regions

Companies using FDM 3D printing technology to create innovative energy solutions that aid those without reliable electricity

Big data and 3D printing set to reform supply chains in 2014

The rise of ‘big data’ to the mainstream and emergence of 3D printing will be two of the big issues affecting supply chains leaders in 2014

Internet of Things – making every second count

Jonathan Wilkins ponders the Internet of Things concept and what effect it could have on automation processes such as the repair and replacement of industrial components

New screen technology behind extra-bright display

Archer 2 hand-held computer suits a wide variety of data collection purposes including industrial and military markets

3D model allows customer to visualise solution

SpaceClaim 3D Direct Modeling allows users to edit geometry, including large assemblies, fast without being a CAD expert

The Cloud helps to dispel the mist about simulation

Cloud-based simulation is a game-changer as it can significantly lower the costs, so making it available to smaller businesses unable to invest in local high performance IT infrastructure. Erwin Burth reports.

The magic of printing in three dimensions

3D printing promises to make short-run parts that are not economic using traditional methods, but potential users must watch out for hype. Lou Reade reports

Nanoscale manipulator can act as a movement sensor

Researchers at Purdue University have created a monolithic comb drive that is said to offer advantages over conventional nanoscale positioners and sensors

Micro-PLCs benefit from upgraded motion control

Mitsubishi is launching an improved motion module for use with its FX3U PLC, offering enhanced positioning and monitoring functions

CoM sets new standard for performance-per-watt

Kontron's new ETXexpress-PC COM Express computer-on-module is claimed to offer exceptional performance thanks to a high-end Intel processor and chipset

New standard for software manuals

ISO and IEC have jointly published a new standard, ISO/IEC 26514, for the development of user documentation for software


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