Most hybrid vehicles today use Li-ion batteries, but heat is a major challenge. If cells in a battery pack become too hot, controls often protect them from damage by taking the car off battery power and switching it to the combustion engine.
At the recent SolidWorks World 2014, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., Waltham, Mass., promoted their new Mechanical Conceptual software, a suite designed to leverage cloud computing to “accelerate your concept design for … faster time-to-market.” Here we show you some images of the software to illustrate what it does exactly.
Last night, 3D-printer maker Stratasys Ltd., Eden Prairie, Minn., released the Objet500 Connex3 3D printer — the first and only printer available that can print in color and make composite parts out of multiple materials. Here we show you some of what the Connex3 can do.
Non-industrial robots are getting better at executing modest to moderately complicated tasks and their numbers are on the rise thanks to new design approaches, open-source controls and hardware, forgiving actuators, and 3D-printed linkages.
One food-industry manufacturer and contract packager — Crest Foods — is integrating human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and unifying HMI software into their packaging machines to make them more modern and flexible.