Mechatronics Zone Recent News

Siemens Digitizes Industrial Machines to Speed Development

November 23, 2017

Siemens PLM has created the Advanced Machine Engineering (AME) tool to provides a platform that connects mechanical, electrical, and software engineering data to allow engineers access to a completely digital machine-build prototype. This digital twin represents an industrial machine operation that can be tested virtually throughout the development process.

Washable, Wearable Electronic Circuits Printed onto Fabric

November 23, 2017

Researchers are making broad strides in developing suitable electronics not only for technology that can be worn, but also is comfortably and can be washed for repeated use.

3D Printer Proto Labs Nabs Rapid

November 22, 2017

Technology-enabled manufacturing company, Proto Labs, has entered into an agreement to acquire privately held Rapid Manufacturing Group, doing business as Rapid Prototype.

Rapid Prototype specializes in quick-turn sheet metal fabrication and computer numerical control (CNC) machining. The acquisition will add sheet-metal skills to Proto Labs’ fast manufacturing, as well as while expanding the company’s CNC machining capabilities.

Software Designers: Build Your Own

November 22, 2017

As a leading, full-service product development consultancy, our firm is always in competition for talent. Often, much larger (and richer) firms compete with us for the same limited pool of top-tier candidates.

Survey Shows American Brands Trail Asian, European Cars in Reliability

November 21, 2017

A new survey from Consumer Reports shows that American auto brands lag behind those of Europe and Asia in terms of reliability, and the reason could be partly attributable to cost.

Fighting Corrosion in Cooling Loops

November 21, 2017

Many cooling applications require high purity in the process cooling fluid. Corrosion contaminates the fluids, while the purity requirements for those fluids may be counted in parts per billion. In most applications, metal corrosion can be managed, slowed, or even stopped by using the appropriate materials and prevention techniques.