Software helps to accelerate innovation

Invention Machine Goldfire 5.0, a task-based innovation software package, helps engineers to innovate and enables managers to track programmes and trends

Personal 3D printer builds model with ABSplus material

The new uPrint desktop 3D printer uses Stratasys ABSplus, a material that is on average 40 per cent stronger than the company's standard ABS material

New 3D laser scanners for reverse engineering

Roland's new LPX laser scanners are delivered with Pixform ProII reverse-engineering software that converts the scanned data into CAD models

Software tool validates 3D CAD models

CADIQ 6.0 is a new edition of ITI Transcendata's CAD model validation and product data quality analysis software that enables 3D PDF reports to be generated

HMI/Scada product benefits from improved user interface

GE Fanuc is releasing Cimplicity 8.0, the latest version of the company's powerful HMI/Scada control and visualisation product

Closer integration of reverse engineering and CAD techniques

Both reverse engineering and three-dimensional CAD are established techniques, but using the two together has not always been as easy as it could be. Jon Severn reports on a development that combines solid, surface and triangle modelling to enable reverse engineering and CAD to be more closely integrated

Multi-axis drive incorporates PC

B and R has integrated a multicore processor within its Acoposmulti APC820 multi-axis drive, which eliminates the need for a separate PC in the control cabinet

Desktop printing machine costs less

Solido is introducing the SD300 Pro desktop printing machine that will be priced at less than $10,000

Interface unit links to HMI/Scada system

Stationportal is GE Fanuc's new hardware for use on discrete assembly systems, enabling I/O to be connected to the company's Cimplicity HMI/Scada system

Embedded computer uses Intel Atom CPU

Nexcom's latest embedded boards and system use Intel's low-cost, energy-efficient Atom N270 1.6GHz processor

SERCOS lll master software driver library to be open-source

Sercos International says that Sercos III is to be the first high-performance real-time protocol for which the driver software will be freely available as source code

Embedded computer is 'pocket-sized'

The Quanmax QBox-1000 is a compact embedded computer featuring an ultra-low-power Intel Atom N270 processor and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator

Compact fanless embedded computer

W311 is an entry level model with Moxa´s ART ARM9 32-bit 192 MHz processor that runs Linux 2.6; data transmission is secured through 802.11a/b/g WLAN

Improving machining practices and automation

Edgecam 2009 R2 adds new Operations for rough and finish turning, as well as for 5-axis applications

Easier connection of measurement systems to a PC

New from HBM is the Canheaddirect that connects to measuring points and transmits data to a remote PC using a USB cable

Kit provides PCIe-to-CompactPCI/PXI expansion

Adlink's new PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit provides remote expansion within a 6U chassis

Maths software gains multicore/multiprocessor capabilities

Release 2009a of Matlab and Simulink includes improved multicore/multiprocessor capabilities and a host of new features and toolboxes

Rugged notebook/tablet PC Atex-certified

Getac' V100 fully rugged convertible notebook/tablet PC now benefits from higher computing performance and certification for use in explosive atmospheres

Crack propagation modelling for fracture mechanics

Simulation Modeling Suite 7.0 from Simmetrix benefits from advanced modelling functionality for fracture mechanics and the study of crack propagation



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