MCAD Tech News #18614 Sep, 2006 By: Jeffrey Rowe
The Times They Are A-Changin’,
The changing faces of manufacturing — smarter people and machines
In this two-part series, we’re focusing on the areas in manufacturing that seem most likely to change — the automotive sector, in particular. After all the changes that the United States’ manufacturing industry has endured, especially in regards to increasing global competition during the past several years, it finally seems to be poised to become a world leader again.
Last week, we discussed the more widespread use of software for designing digital manufacturing plants that are more productive and flexible, but smaller in physical size, as well as the decreasing number of workstations required in manufacturing plants. This time around, we’ll cover the evolving requirements and role of the factory worker, as well as the increasing prevalence of robots. Finally, we’ll discuss how all of these factors will make tomorrow’s factory more productive and competitive. Read more>>
Cadalyst Labs Review: King of the Hill – Big LCDs Climb Past CRTs
by Ron LaFon
Large monitors and CAD just seem to go together, and choosing the right monitor for CAD work is key to ensuring continued comfort and productivity. Users will be staring at their screens for hours each day, and today's monitors will last for many years before they need to be replaced.This time around, we wanted to review both CRT and LCD displays in one roundup. But given the popularity of LCD displays, it should come as no surprise that all five monitors Cadalyst received were based on LCD display technology. These displays have steadily improved in both features and quality. Whether an LCD display is appropriate for your work depends on several factors: the type of work, how demanding you are and the size of your budget. Read more>>
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