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Coming Soon - Photo-Chemical Machining (PCM) of metals…faster & more cost effective than you’d think!

Photo-Chemical Machining (PCM) or photo-etching of metals is a mature process used to create very accurate metal components. This process emerged in the 1960s as an offshoot of the printed circuit board industry. PCM can produce highly complex parts with very fine details, quickly, accurately and economically. Photo etching is a cost effective alternative to stamping, punching, laser cutting, water jet cutting, or electrical discharge machining (EDM) of thin gauge precision parts.

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Coming Soon - From Model to Simulation Apps with COMSOL

The Application Builder and COMSOL Server™ provide a platform for simulation experts to spread the use of simulation in their organization.

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Nissan and NASA to Jointly Develop Autonomous Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co., through its North American-based organization, and NASA today announced the formation of a five-year R&D partnership to advance autonomous vehicle systems and prepare for commercial application of the technology. Researchers from Nissan's U.S. Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA, will focus on autonomous drive systems, human-machine interface solutions, network-enabled applications, and software analysis and verification, all involving sophisticated hardware and software used in road and space applications.

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World’s Most Powerful Electrical Testing System Unveiled

Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) has unveiled a new 24,000-volt direct current power test system, the most powerful of its kind available at a university research center throughout the world. The new system will give CAPS the unparalleled ability to test electrical equipment in real-world conditions, and companies looking to build next-generation power equipment will be able to test those in the new facility.

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Optic Fiber Records Temperature in Extreme Environments

Optic fiber is normally used in the field of telecommunications to transmit information using light, but researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid developed a technique that makes it possible to use optic fiber as a thermometer in extreme industrial environments.

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NASA Teams with Microsoft to Let Scientists “Work” on Mars

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science operations on the Red Planet.

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Will autonomous car trends lead to lost jobs?

This week’s Question: As an increasing number of automakers develop autonomous or semi-autonomous cars, some critics are concerned that the number of vehicles on the road will be reduced and jobs will be lost, especially those in motor vehicle parts manufacturing and professional driving sectors. What do you think? Will autonomous car trends lead to lost jobs?

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