Archive for October, 2011
Electronics, October 28, 2011
Henrique da Silva, Data Acquisition Technical Sales Manager at Adept Scientific explores how the modern car is more than just a mode of transport, but now is also a sophisticated computerised piece of machinery [requiring sophisticated data acquisitions systems such as ADwin.]
Automation, October 26, 2011
The ability of robots to mimic humans is one of science's most talked about issues. The rewards for reproducing human movement and actions go beyond engineering, having applications and ramifications for medical treatment, computer technology, defence, exploration and more.
Discover how Maple T.A. has helped the University of Waterloo to automate assessment tasks for many of their mathematics-based courses, while maintain the quality of its education despite increasing enrollment and decreasing budgets.
Read how MapleSim's exceptional 3-D multibody dynamics and multi-domain modeling capabilities are helping Clearpath Robotics significantly improve the way their unmanned robots are designed.
Read about the critical role MapleSim has played in the design and development of the SlapShot XT - a dynamic hockey stick testing robot.
Discover how McMaster University introduced MapleSim into their engineering course curriculum to enrich their design engineering, or 'cornerstone', course. Students now gain both practical knowledge and a deeper understanding of the theory behind engineering design.
This article illustrates how engineering researchers are making significant strides in their work with the help of Maplesoft technology. It highlights the work of researchers from around the world, and discusses such diverse projects as space rovers, humanoid robots, parallel manipulators, golf clubs, and electric and hybrid-electric vehicle batteries.
We can offer an appropriate number of assignments without being overwhelmed...
In addition, after moving to Maple T.A., we've found that we can save approximately $100,000 per year on our grading budget..."
Carrie Howells, Instructional Support Coordinator for the Mathematics Faculty Computing Facility, University of Waterloo
Its symbolic approach takes care of the grunt work and computes quickly. It's [MapleSim] all that we're looking for in a tool."
Ryan Gariepy, CTO, Clearpath Robotics
It has been crucial in our development and testing, resulting in tremendous savings in design and prototyping. In addition, MapleSim allows us to perform engineering analysis that was previously too challenging and computationally intensive for our industry to undertake."
Dr John McPhee, Chief Scientist at Hockey Robotics
The MapleSim software, although extremely powerful, has been presented in a way that is very easy to use..."
Dr Thomas Doyle, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University.
Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) and VI-grade (Marburg, Germany) announce a partnership which brings together the modelling strengths of Maplesoft and VI-grade, enabling users to increase the scope of their solutions and improve the flexibility of their design models. The partnership will see the integration of MapleSim™ models ...
Thomson Reuters EndNote® X5 for Mac, the bibliographic management and publishing solution used by millions of researchers, librarians and students Worldwide, has been released by Thomson Reuters (Philadelphia, PA). Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) EndNote X5 for Windows and Mac enables researchers to add and move file attachments between ...
Instrumentation, October 03, 2011
Metal stamping is frequently used to shape metal parts in the automotive industry. During the manufacture of torque converters, for example, it is used to create indentations that hold the metal vanes that are used to transmit the power from the engine to the transmission though a fluid. Hydraulic cylinders ...