3D Designs – Artdeko BG http://artdeko-bg.com/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:45:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://artdeko-bg.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/artdeko-bg-icon-150x150.jpg 3D Designs – Artdeko BG http://artdeko-bg.com/ 32 32 Cyber ​​Threats Beyond Earth: Securing Manufacturing in Space https://artdeko-bg.com/cyber-threats-beyond-earth-securing-manufacturing-in-space/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:08:44 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/cyber-threats-beyond-earth-securing-manufacturing-in-space/ Our global society is heavily dependent on space technologies. Most of us know that spatial positioning, weather and communication systems are essential to our transportation activities. I am writing this article about an aircraft that uses GPS to route my flight safely around severe weather that has been identified by satellites. If I complete this […]]]>

Our global society is heavily dependent on space technologies. Most of us know that spatial positioning, weather and communication systems are essential to our transportation activities. I am writing this article about an aircraft that uses GPS to route my flight safely around severe weather that has been identified by satellites. If I complete this article in flight, I will upload it for publication on Forbes via geosynchronous communications satellite.

Yet many people would be surprised to learn that modern factories also depend on satellites. Manufacturing automation systems synchronize the operations of multiple robots on their production lines using timing signals provided by GPS satellites. In fact, GPS is actually a collection of 24 orbiting atomic clocks (plus spares), each streaming time data. Your Uber is guided by tiny differences in the time signal emanating from four or more satellites, induced by the delay of the signal from your relative location. Knowing the speed of light (299,792,458 m/s) your phone calculates distances and locates you with simple trigonometry… simple for a smartphone anyway.

Modern automated manufacturing lines are not only extremely time-consuming, they are also highly interconnected, programmable, monitored and remotely controlled. Therefore, the cyber domain is an increasingly important threat space for manufacturers. Computer design stations and servers are obvious targets for hackers, but any compromised digitized manufacturing system can provide valuable proprietary data. Even printers’ programmable machine tool files can tell a lot about the products they make. Loss of this information may compromise the intellectual property of the manufacturer and its customers.

In the aerospace domain, many manufactured products are classified or fall into the broader category of controlled unclassified information (CUI) and are actively sought after by foreign adversaries. Securing industrial robots, waterjet cutters and 3D printers from state-sponsored cyber intruders is a difficult task for factory IT departments. Securing the programming files and parts of these systems during transmission is an equally important task. which is often overlooked.

The vulnerability is real. More than ten years ago, a Windows computer virus, known as Stuxnet, was designed to detect computers connected to Siemens S7 programmable logic control systems, a common manufacturing machine controller. If the controller appeared to be operating a uranium enrichment centrifuge, the records were transferred and the operations of this manufacturing process went subtly awry. Stuxnet has significantly halted Iranian production of nuclear materials. While Stuxnet is widely assumed to have been the product of a joint US-Israeli government effort, we should assume that our adversaries are actively using similar cyber weapons.

Back in space, let’s look at the cybersecurity implications for making robots in orbit. Yes, space factories are a real and emerging field. The microgravity environment allows the production of products that we cannot make on Earth. These include incredibly perfect crystals, unique and ultra-pure materials, breakthrough drugs, and even bio-printed organs. Some of these products, such as ultra-high performance fiber optic cables, offer enough value that manufacturing them in space – even at today’s relatively high flight costs – promises a pretty good profit.

NASA recognizes space manufacturing as an important technology that can benefit the agency’s own missions. It is also an essential sector of activity, along with space tourism, in the short-term development of a space economy. I recently led the review of business models for the Johnson Space Center’s In-space Production Applications (InSPA) program. As part of InSPA, NASA granted eight manufacturing teams the opportunity to fly their manufacturing project into space. NASA and the ISS National Laboratory will provide these manufacturing startups with the rack space and astronaut time needed for their trials. Winners will also receive the mass transportation required to return their manufactured goods to Earth. The goal is to give American companies a foothold in space while waiting for the commercialization of low Earth orbit (LEO).

Several companies plan to deploy commercial orbital space stations over the next few years. Their revenue models often depend on the emergence of viable space manufacturing. As you can imagine, astronaut time is expensive. NASA quotes up to $700,000 per hour. Although commercial operations will reduce this by a LOT, automation of spacecraft systems is a requirement, not an option.

The ultimate application of off-planet manufacturing is the self-sufficiency of facilities in space. When parts and tools break on a space station, it’s much more efficient to print replacements in place. This reduces costs, eliminates huge transport delays and increases resiliency. Defective parts can be recycled into new 3D printer filaments and reprinted, further reducing reliance on the Earth for raw materials. The Redwire Regolith project has taken promising steps in this direction by producing 3D-printed structures with regolith, an inorganic “dirt” from the lunar or Martian surface. Relativity Space, whose 3D-printed Terran rocket is preparing to launch from Cape Canaveral, plans to one day print entire rockets to the Moon on Mars, using locally sourced materials. One of the key benefits of automated manufacturing in space is the ability to transmit designs and updates from Earth rather than materials. This is also a serious cybersecurity issue.

Secure transfers of these files and other communications are critical as space systems have been known targets for cyberattacks. An hour before invading Ukraine, Russia launched a space cyberattack on Viasat’s KA-SAT network, disconnecting users in Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe. The exponential proliferation of small satellites currently launched into orbit will provide new attack surfaces for enemy states and non-state actors alike.

Last year, I had the honor of serving as an external examiner for the doctoral defense (PhD thesis) of James Pavur, a Rhodes Scholar studying computer science at Oxford. Dr. Pavur’s work on space cybersecurity has revealed that space communication technologies are remarkably vulnerable to interception. Satellite communication protocols prioritize extracting the best performance from low-bandwidth connections and are plagued with latency, delays induced by radio signals traversing space-sized distances, even at the speed of light. These factors can make traditional security technologies, like VPNs, impractical, and many space communications are simply unencrypted. Dr. Pavur and others have shown that it is even possible to insert new data into communication streams for potentially nefarious reasons. Such an attack could damage the product or the manufacturing system itself. It could even potentially sabotage a spacecraft or habitat and put space travelers at risk. Given the interdependence of modern systems, damage inflicted on any space asset would have a ripple effect, potentially causing severe financial losses for businesses and individuals completely unaware of their reliance on vulnerable space systems.

Solutions emerge. In my role as a visiting professor at the Institute of Security Science and Technology (ISST) at Imperial College London, I came across a UK-based startup that was tackling this problem. DEFEND3D has developed a secure streaming transfer protocol that enables secure digital re-provisioning of partial data to remote locations without the need for file transfers, eliminating the security risk associated with transmitting the entire 2D asset or 3D. This is accomplished using continuous, dynamic streaming to a wide variety of manufacturing devices with bandwidths as low as 3 kbps. This enabling technology could provide the foundation for safe remote manufacturing in extraterrestrial environments and will enable rapid design prototyping, iteration and testing on the ISS, future commercial stations and the lunar surface.

The future of manufacturing in space is incredibly bright, but vigilance is in order. We need to integrate cybersecurity into manufacturing in space early on, before we have a “bad day”, not in reaction to one.

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Dune MMO survival game artists tease the Harkonnens https://artdeko-bg.com/dune-mmo-survival-game-artists-tease-the-harkonnens/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:40:47 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/dune-mmo-survival-game-artists-tease-the-harkonnens/ Several new Dune games have been in the works following the film’s successful release last year, with strategy game Dune: Spice Wars now in early access – but there’s also a Dune MMO game coming, and now we can -to be our first idea of ​​what the evil Harkonnens might look like in this game. […]]]>

Several new Dune games have been in the works following the film’s successful release last year, with strategy game Dune: Spice Wars now in early access – but there’s also a Dune MMO game coming, and now we can -to be our first idea of ​​what the evil Harkonnens might look like in this game.

We’ve known for a long time that a Dune MMO survival game is in development at Funcom, the team behind Conan Exiles. However, in the past couple of years, we haven’t even seen a single piece of new Dune artwork.

Now two artists working at Funcom have revealed a detailed 3D model for a character called Captain Iakin Nefud Harkonnen. Although they call it “fan art” (quote their own), Rui Pereira is a 3D character artist at Funcom working on Conan Exiles and Dune, and 3D hairstylist Andre Pires also confirms that he works on Dune. Therefore, this at least gives fans a possible idea of ​​where the Dune game is headed in terms of character design – who knows, this captain might even appear in the final game.

While Harkonnen’s design is more influenced by David Lynch’s 1984 film than the 2021 one, Pereira says he “introduced new elements to give it a more modern vibe” while aiming for the “Harkonnen feel “. He says the character is someone “who encapsulates Harkonnen’s soul, making him decadent and battle-hardened but also smirking to say, ‘I won’t be defeated easily.'”

While neither artist offers a direct look at Funcom’s game, other than reconfirming it as “a survival game based on Dune’s IP”, this art is about the only Dune-related item to exit from the Funcom team since the announcement of the project. Hopefully, we’ll get a proper preview of the MMO Dune sooner rather than later.

As for Dune: Spice Wars, it’s currently in early access and just released its big multiplayer update with the fifth faction on the way this summer. We bet on the Corrino house.

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Eco-innovators are taking the engineering world by storm https://artdeko-bg.com/eco-innovators-are-taking-the-engineering-world-by-storm/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:15:05 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/eco-innovators-are-taking-the-engineering-world-by-storm/ June 22, 2022 A new program launched in collaboration with Lancaster University gives women-led engineering companies the opportunity to create innovative low-carbon products. Autentica Parts, based in Liverpool, is a platform that allows engineers to share designs of parts and components that can be 3D printed by customers all over the world. It was the […]]]>

June 22, 2022

A new program launched in collaboration with Lancaster University gives women-led engineering companies the opportunity to create innovative low-carbon products.

Autentica Parts, based in Liverpool, is a platform that allows engineers to share designs of parts and components that can be 3D printed by customers all over the world.

It was the brainchild of Irma Gilbert who developed the concept through the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory (LCEI), a business support program co-offered by Lancaster University that gives small businesses a Free access to world-class academic expertise and cutting-edge resources through funded research and development projects, ranging from one month to 12 months.

Irma’s R&D was accelerated with a fully funded intern who helped create a prototype for the platform which now has customers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America in a variety of sectors including automotive, electronics, consumer goods, medical services, heavy machinery. and energy.

The innovative platform decarbonizes the manufacturing supply chain, reduces customer transport and logistics costs by 70%, lead times from three months to 24 hours, and CO2 emissions by up to 40%.

Irma attributes the company’s success to the collaboration with Lancaster University. She now has a team of four and forecasts a turnover of £6million by 2025.

“As a woman at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution, I needed someone to believe in my ambition,” she said. “I saw a transformational opportunity to create a marketplace where engineers could share their designs for parts and components, which could then be uploaded to a platform, licensed, and downloaded by customers anywhere in the world for manufacturing. additive.

“We are truly indebted to the support offered by LCEI and the expertise of Lancaster University which boosted my ideas to create a platform transforming supply chains, reducing carbon emissions and building a sustainable future.”

Lisa Furlong, general manager of construction-based civil engineers, Wirral-based Mole Group Utilities, also benefited from the LCEI.

Having previously pioneered her unique Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technologies to dig underground pathways for cables, pipes and network links, Lisa used a funded internship to develop a marketing and communications plan that demonstrated its environmental credentials and unique methods.

LCEi is delivered by the Center for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University, led by Jess Davies, Professor of Sustainability.

Jess, an engineer and environmental scientist, said: “Engineers bring problem-solving skills, which are really important for developing sustainable practices, products or services in many areas, including traditional areas like energy, transport and wastewater, but also they have a lot to offer to other challenges such as supporting biodiversity.

“One of the main challenges for women starting out in engineering is seeing it as a profession for them – having great female role models is hugely important. And while there have been great strides, events like International Women’s Engineering Day help celebrate them.

“Irma and Lisa are great examples of what women can accomplish in engineering and we are delighted to hear that the kind of access to opportunities, resources and support we have provided through our program contributed to their development as leaders in eco-innovation.

“As a program, we want to encourage SMEs to play a leading role in addressing climate and environmental emergencies. But it’s also important that we champion the diversity of these innovators to help overcome barriers and change traditional culture and norms. We can contribute to change by diversifying networks.

“We need diverse perspectives and lived experiences to better understand the many dimensions of the problem and we’re going to need all the creativity that comes with diversity to help us find good solutions to the major environmental problems of our time.”

The LCEI is a business R&D consortium, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and led by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) alongside its partners Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool.

Since its launch in 2015, Eco-Innovant Bas Carbone has supported 350 companies on projects that have saved 10,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases.

For more information click here or contact Philippa Chapman via email p.chapman1@lancaster.ac.uk.


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All about the Crocs x Daiso lawsuit drama https://artdeko-bg.com/all-about-the-crocs-x-daiso-lawsuit-drama/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 04:15:42 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/all-about-the-crocs-x-daiso-lawsuit-drama/ Crocs is suing another shoe company for allegedly duplicating their designs. The American brand recently commissioned popular Japanese dollar store Daiso to manufacture and sell counterfeit variations of its classic clog silhouette. He called the action an attempt “to free-ride and exchange on the significant goodwill developed by Crocs thanks to its innovative shoes”. The […]]]>

Crocs is suing another shoe company for allegedly duplicating their designs.

The American brand recently commissioned popular Japanese dollar store Daiso to manufacture and sell counterfeit variations of its classic clog silhouette. He called the action an attempt “to free-ride and exchange on the significant goodwill developed by Crocs thanks to its innovative shoes”.

The lawsuit was filed in a California district court on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.


Crocs’ biggest problem with Daiso is their “Men’s Casual Sandals” and “Lined Casual Clog Products

Crocs (left) and Daiso (right) clash amid trademark infringement (Image via Twitter/@jentokki and @qwertybel)
Crocs (left) and Daiso (right) clash amid trademark infringement (Image via Twitter/@jentokki and @qwertybel)

Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer, an American multinational law firm based in Washington, DC, sued for infringement as a representative of Crocs.

Daiso Industries Co. and its US subsidiaries are accused of selling counterfeit clogs that infringe Crocs’ distinctive, copyrighted “3D” design.

Here’s what the American company had to say about Daiso’s alleged designs:

“…virtually identical in design to Crocs’ three-dimensional design marks.”

Crocs particularly has a problem with Daiso’s “Casual Sandals for Men” and “Lined Casual Clog.”

Depending on the brand, the products carry many trademarks and patented details belonging to Crocs. She claimed that the duplication of these brands has led to misunderstandings about the authenticity of their products.

The design of these Daiso clogs is disputed (Image via Twitter/@TAFLegal)
The design of these Daiso clogs is disputed (Image via Twitter/@TAFLegal)

These Daiso shoes are made in China and imported to the United States, with retail prices ranging from $3.00 to $3.50.

Crocs further alleged in the lawsuit:

“This system of infringement and dilution is intended to confuse, deceive and mislead consumers by establishing associations between Crocs and Daiso and their respective footwear products so that Daiso may enjoy unfair gains and profits at the expense of Crocs. “


Design infringement lawsuits filed by Crocs in previous years

This isn’t the first time Crocs has filed a patent infringement suit against a company.

In July 2021, the brand sued 21 companies for allegedly infringing on its copyrights. Some popular companies, namely Walmart Inc., Loeffler Randall Inc. and Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., were among the plaintiffs, along with a large number of smaller businesses. Small businesses sold these counterfeit shoes online or wholesale to Walmart.

Crocs said the shoes, which were originally designed and advertised as boat shoes, were deliberately and frequently duplicated by many companies. The lawsuits were filed in multiple US district courts.

In June 2021, the brand filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) in June 2021, requesting an investigation into the illegal importation and sale of apparently counterfeit footwear. The USITC decided to continue the investigation.


What else do we know about Japanese retailer Daiso?

Daiso Industries Co., Ltd. is a private Japanese company that has a huge chain of over 100 stores across Japan.

Based in Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, the company offers an extensive product line of over 100,000 items.

More than 40% of these items are imported from South Korea and China, while some are produced in Japan.


Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh

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Meta Announces New Avatar Fashion Store, Featuring a Range of Designer Collections https://artdeko-bg.com/meta-announces-new-avatar-fashion-store-featuring-a-range-of-designer-collections/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:17:45 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/meta-announces-new-avatar-fashion-store-featuring-a-range-of-designer-collections/ Avatars are the future of social interaction, and as such Meta is looking to provide more means of personal expression through your digital twin, with the launch of a new avatar fashion store, which will be accessible on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. As you can see in this example, Meta’s avatar fashion store will offer […]]]>

Avatars are the future of social interaction, and as such Meta is looking to provide more means of personal expression through your digital twin, with the launch of a new avatar fashion store, which will be accessible on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

As you can see in this example, Meta’s avatar fashion store will offer a range of avatar clothing options, with initial collections from fashion houses Balenciaga, Prada and Thom Browne.

Meta Avatar Store

However, the broader scope is that Meta will also allow digital creators to launch their own avatar fashion items, which they can then sell in the store as well, providing new monetization options for fashion brands and developers. individual. artists.

Which is similar to Roblox, where users already purchase clothing upgrades for their digital characters, or acquire them through in-game achievements. Indeed, Roblox offers a range of exclusive digital fashion items available from Gucci, GAP , Tommy Hilfiger and more.

Roblox City of Gucci

Fortnite also makes most of its money from the sale of “skins” or in-game character designs, which allow users to select and customize their in-game character’s appearance, with a growing range of variations. available.

Fortnite Shop

It’s a key mode of self-expression in these virtual spaces, where kids interact and spend more and more time, and both platforms provide a model, of sorts, of how Meta views his metaverse evolve. And by the time these young people reach adulthood, these formative social experiences may well become the blueprint for their future engagement, where the metaverse could truly take shape.

But now Meta needs to lay the groundwork, and avatars are a key part of that. Meta also recently made its avatar reactions available on Instagram, while also releasing enhanced 3D avatars for use on Facebook and Instagram in a variety of ways.

3D meta avatars

Meta is also working on its new photo-realistic avatarsand developing new ways to create more realistic avatar characters for the VR space – although Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently noted that these more realistic representations can serve a distinct purpose in digital engagement, with your cartoonish avatar for daily interaction and a realistic version for e.g. business meetings in digital worlds.

Either way, the more Meta can align users with their 3D characters, the more comfortable people will feel using those representations as a representation of themselves in virtual spaces, and adding new fashion options provides another way to express who you are via your on-screen lookalike.

More expensive exclusive fashion items will also give users a chance to show off and show their wealth, status, presence, etc. And as social media has shown us over time, conceited representations of popularity and status are a massive thing, which is currently being reflected via expensive NFTs.

More exclusive, rarer, and more expensive digital items are already a mark of pride for people, and you can bet they’ll end up being popular on Meta’s platforms as well.

It may seem strange to some, even ridiculous, that people spend money on the looks of their digital characters. But younger users already are, to the tune of millions a year, and as Meta’s vision for Metaverse takes shape, it will become an increasingly important element.

It’s a smart move by Zuck and Co., aligning with existing and emerging trends.

Meta Avatar Store will begin rolling out next week, in the United States, Canada, Thailand, and Mexico.

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Unleash your creativity with this wireless mini 3D printer for $200 https://artdeko-bg.com/unleash-your-creativity-with-this-wireless-mini-3d-printer-for-200/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:36:02 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/unleash-your-creativity-with-this-wireless-mini-3d-printer-for-200/ A 3D printer is the ultimate tool for creative expression as it is capable of creating intricately shaped objects that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods. With a 3D printer, you can create anything you can imagine, from tools to cookie cutters to miniature models of your exact RPG character […]]]>

A 3D printer is the ultimate tool for creative expression as it is capable of creating intricately shaped objects that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods. With a 3D printer, you can create anything you can imagine, from tools to cookie cutters to miniature models of your exact RPG character and more.

As 3D printers become more and more popular, they are also becoming more affordable. If you are looking for a quality 3D printer at a reasonable price, consider XYZprinting Da Vinci Mini Wireless 3D Printer. It’s on sale for just $200 today at Best Buy, saving you $20. It is one of best 3d printer deals now, but it expires tonight.

The freedom of having your own 3D printer means you can get crafty and creative, building anything on a whim. Plus, with wireless connectivity, you can print from anywhere in your home or office. Although this mini printer weighs less than 18 pounds and is easy to move around, it still has a 6-inch print area all around, so you have a nice workspace.

This mini printer is also 5x faster than most other models, but it doesn’t sacrifice accuracy for speed. It features auto-leveling and high resolution printing between 100 and 400 microns. And the extruder heats up in just two minutes, so you can get started with an idea right away.

Some filament is included with your purchase, along with maintenance tools and software. But keep in mind that when you buy more filament, you should only use PLA 600G filament with this printer. This printer is perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with their own designs or create gaming figures and other items. And since no assembly is required, it’s a solid choice for beginners. With a 3D printer, the sky is the limit, so unleash your creativity today.

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Cadence leverages AI technology to accelerate system design https://artdeko-bg.com/cadence-leverages-ai-technology-to-accelerate-system-design/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 21:06:59 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/cadence-leverages-ai-technology-to-accelerate-system-design/ Cadence Design Systems has begun integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into its flagship suite of chip design software to help chip designers build better chips faster than they could alone. Now it’s also powering its system design software with AI to help companies build electronic devices and systems around those chips. Cadence’s latest artificial intelligence platform, […]]]>

Cadence Design Systems has begun integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into its flagship suite of chip design software to help chip designers build better chips faster than they could alone.

Now it’s also powering its system design software with AI to help companies build electronic devices and systems around those chips. Cadence’s latest artificial intelligence platform, called Optimality Intelligent System Explorer, connects to its multi-physics system analysis software to automatically identify areas for system-level improvement.

The San Jose, Calif.-based company said AI technology will help improve productivity. This will allow engineers, on average, to design and qualify electronic devices 10 times faster than traditional manual methods.

Cadence is a leading provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software used in chip design. It is also a major player in multiphysics software used to compose different aspects of a system, ranging from the heat dissipation of a chip’s package to the integrity of power supply and signal transmission on a circuit board. printed.

“For years, system-level optimization has been extremely inefficient as engineers move from design to prototyping to mass production, with testing and tweaking every step of the way, Ben Gu said. , responsible for the company’s multiphysics systems analysis activity.

With Optimality Explorer, “it is now possible to perform system-level optimization, from IC to package, PCB to system, in a fraction of the time and with Cadence’s benchmark accuracy.”

AI-designed chips

Last year saw the arrival of the Cerebrus Intelligent Chip Explorer, which uses a unique reinforcement learning engine. It uses AI technology to automate parts of the chip design process and suggest improvements to chip designs, minimizing engineering effort and tape time.

One problem Cadence is trying to solve with Cerebrus is chip scheduling. Chip placement requires carefully configuring up to thousands of different components in a compact three-dimensional space.

The reinforcement learning engine at the heart of the Cerebrus technology learns to optimize the placement of building blocks on the chip in a way that makes it less power-hungry and reduces die area.

Reinforcement learning uses positive and negative feedback to learn a complicated task instead of relying on specific instructions on how to complete it. Cadence said it rewards AI when it gets closer to performance and energy efficiency goals for the chip, signaling that it should continue. Conversely, when the AI ​​changes the chip design in a way that has the opposite effect, the system gives it is a virtual penalty. Over time, Cerebrus converges on a strategy for optimally placing components on a floor plan.

MediaTek was an early customer of Cerebrus optimization technology, using it to reduce the die area of ​​a key component inside one of its processors by 5% and power consumption. energy of more than 6%.

Systems analyzed by AI

Now it brings similar AI technology to its multiphysics computational software, including its Clarity Solver for 3D electromagnetic (EM) analysis and SigrityX to assess signal (SI) and power (PI) integrity. ).

With Optimality Explorer, Clarity and Sigrity X solvers help improve productivity by allowing engineers to explore a large number of possible system designs and converge on a design that delivers optimal electrical performance.

The tool is also designed to allow customers to extend AI-based optimization to Cadence’s multiphysics technologies to create a complete computational software suite, spanning simulation, optimization, and approval.

Ease of use is another major benefit, the company said. Customers can enable Optimality Explorer technology in Clarity 3D and SigrityX environments when faced with a challenging design problem.

One of the earliest customers of the AI ​​systems design software is Microsoft, which combines Optimality Explorer with Cadence’s Clarity 3D solver to test circuit boards before mass production.

“Optimality Explorer’s AI-powered optimization has allowed us to discover new designs and methodologies that we wouldn’t have done otherwise,” said Kyle Chen, principal hardware engineer at Microsoft.

General availability is expected in Q4 2022.

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A small robotic crab, controlled by lasers, can run, twist and jump https://artdeko-bg.com/a-small-robotic-crab-controlled-by-lasers-can-run-twist-and-jump/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/a-small-robotic-crab-controlled-by-lasers-can-run-twist-and-jump/ Just fractions of a millimeter in diameter, a new bio-inspired robot can perform a complex range of movements when hit with a sequence of laser pulses. The Crab’s structure is much more sophisticated than many existing robots of the same size, but can still be crafted using a relatively simple process. Its design could open […]]]>

Just fractions of a millimeter in diameter, a new bio-inspired robot can perform a complex range of movements when hit with a sequence of laser pulses. The Crab’s structure is much more sophisticated than many existing robots of the same size, but can still be crafted using a relatively simple process. Its design could open up promising prospects in research and medicine.

Small robots: Robot designs have advanced at a breakneck pace over the past few years. Often inspired by the evolutionary adaptations of animals, many modern robots feature complex structures, advanced materials, and intricate electrical circuits that allow them to perceive their surroundings, communicate with neighbors, and navigate difficult terrain.

By miniaturizing these designs, researchers hope to extend these applications to spaces that would otherwise be impossible to reach, including the many passageways and chambers found inside our own bodies.

By bending 2D materials in the right way, more complex 3D structures can emerge.

The challenge: With most existing manufacturing techniques, it is not yet possible to recreate robot complexity on a larger scale in sub-millimeter robots. This mostly limited tiny robots to very simple structures, like spheres, rods, and tubes.

There is one exception: by folding 2D materials in the right way, more complex 3D structures can emerge – much like paper from a pop-up book.

So far, these designs have demonstrated an ability to swim in liquid, but are still not able to walk on flat, solid surfaces.

Design: A team of researchers in China and the United States, led by John Rogers of Northwestern University, has now overcome this challenge with a new robot design, inspired by the peekytoe crab.

To build their robot, the team printed its components on a flat surface, then transferred them to a piece of stretched silicone.

This first “2D” print contained a rigid skeleton, consisting of a central body and six legs, connected by joints made of deformable material.

Using this same knuckle material, the team attached two claws and a pair of hind legs to the central body. They also used sticky pads to stick the feet and claws to the silicone surface.

When they released the stretched silicone, the joints deformed under the compressive stress and the structure transformed into a self-contained 3D structure: a robot crab.

At this point, Rogers’ team covered the entire crab with a thin glass shell. This kept the gasket material in its new shape, even after the robot was removed from the unstretched silicone.

With this technique, the researchers made a robot measuring just 200 micrometers in diameter. At about 1/150e actual size of a peekytoe crab, their design was small enough to stand on the edge of a coin.

Programming movement: When heated by a laser, the crab’s joint material returned to its original 2D shape, allowing the robot to straighten its legs and claws. Yet, as it cooled, the glass shell pushed this material back into its folded state.

This behavior allowed Rogers’ team to stimulate a wide range of motion in their crab: by heating its entire body with laser pulses, the structure could bend, twist and expand. By targeting specific sets of joints in pre-programmed sequences of laser pulses, the robot could be instructed to crawl, run, turn and jump.

Unlike previous submillimeter robot designs, the crab’s tiny size worked to its advantage. After heating and straightening, the gasket material took very little time to cool and bend, allowing the robot’s legs and claws to move quickly through their full range of motion.

The crab has a sensing ability that allows its users to gain useful information about the robot’s surroundings.

In total, this allowed the crab to move at speeds close to half its body length per second, significantly faster than existing submillimeter robots.

To further improve their design, Rogers and his colleagues fitted their crab with a pair of “eyes” made from retroreflective material – which direct incoming light to its source. This provided a simple wireless system for the team to monitor and locate their robot.

Additionally, they coated these retroreflectors with a material that absorbs particular wavelengths of light, which vary with the humidity of the surrounding air. This added sensing capability to the robot, allowing its users to gain useful information about its surroundings.

Performing delicate tasks: Already, the team’s robot capabilities present promising opportunities in a wide range of tasks.

For biologists, such a design could be an ideal vehicle for manipulating tissue, or even transporting individual cells: performing programmed maneuvers that would be far too delicate for larger-scale robots to handle.

Elsewhere, tiny robots could be programmed to deliver drugs to targeted sites inside the body or help doctors perform minimally invasive surgery.

By adapting their approach, Rogers and his colleagues ultimately hope to manufacture submillimeter robots spanning a diverse range of shapes and sizes in the future, further expanding the scope of their potential uses.

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Conflux reaches mass customization with a new line of 3D printed heat exchangers – 3DPrint.com https://artdeko-bg.com/conflux-reaches-mass-customization-with-a-new-line-of-3d-printed-heat-exchangers-3dprint-com/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 12:44:34 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/conflux-reaches-mass-customization-with-a-new-line-of-3d-printed-heat-exchangers-3dprint-com/ Conflux has specialized in the manufacture of heat exchangers since its inception. Previously, the company collaborated with GKN to make its technology available in Europe. We interviewed CEO Michael Fuller, including about 3DPOD. We also saw how the startup got a Series A round. The next step in Conflux’s development is the mass customization of […]]]>

Conflux has specialized in the manufacture of heat exchangers since its inception. Previously, the company collaborated with GKN to make its technology available in Europe. We interviewed CEO Michael Fuller, including about 3DPOD. We also saw how the startup got a Series A round. The next step in Conflux’s development is the mass customization of its heat exchange products.

So far, Conflux offers individually designed heat exchangers to order. Typically aimed at F1 teams and high-end industrial applications, these high-value heatsinks are all unique and designed specifically for their applications. All is well, of course, but it will not really evolve.

Now. the company has developed an annular charge air cooler (WCAC) heat exchanger. WCAC heat exchangers are all the rage in automobiles because they can potentially be more efficient at engine cooling than plate or other heat exchangers. WCACs could potentially improve mileage, top speed and reduce air conditioning consumption in passenger cars. In racing, they probably won’t focus too much on air conditioning consumption, but would be very happy with the other potential benefits.

Conflux’s 3D-printed WCAC device is said to be more efficient than its conventionally manufactured counterparts. Annular design means it has a ring or cylindrical shape. Using Conflux Technologies’ proprietary algorithms and practices, the company now claims that its powder bed fusion WCAC heat exchanger outperforms conventionally manufactured ones with:

  • 15% less core volume
  • 24% reduction in air side pressure drop
  • 82% reduction in coolant pressure drop
  • 39% reduction in wet weight
  • 31% reduction in dry weight

It’s all very impressive.

“Customers were commenting on both the detail of the parts and the surface finish. They couldn’t believe the level of detail within the WCAC and the way it was designed. This reinforced their understanding that Confusion is one step ahead of our competitors with what we have presented. Customers responded in amazement and disbelief as they held up a part designed by our engineers incorporating complex AM geometries into a production-ready WCAC,” Ben Batagol, Confusionsaid the business development manager of .

¨I’m really excited about the product roadmap for Confusion AM technology heat exchangers. The team has made significant progress in developing in-house tools that deliver very high performance without compromising quality. I’m really proud of everyone at Confusion for launching the next phase of our business with the WCAC product line. Confusion has bundled our expertise in first-principles calculations, basic engineering design and additive manufacturing into a set of tools that can quickly inform a solution,” said Dan Woodford, Confusionis the new Chief Product Officer.

The exchanger is also distinguished by its complex geometry and its “micro-characteristics impossible to obtain with traditional manufacturing”. This is exciting as it indicates that the team has developed unique textures and shapes to improve the performance of the heat exchanger. Such designs could lead to more benefits for 3D printing per se.

Conflux also states that the design and thin walls are optimized for “changing thermo-physical properties of the working fluids throughout the heat exchanger.” This means they can vary the design across the heat exchanger depending on what is needed at that exact point, which is easier to do with 3D printing than with other technology.

What I like the most, however, is that the design is adaptable, so it can be produced in many different sizes. The company also notes that “the Conflux WCAC is designed to be configured. Conflux can quickly deliver a test part to you using our rapid sizing process, based on your boundary conditions.

This makes Conflux heat exchangers a bespoke product, in which many hours of work are required for customization into something that can be sent to a customer very quickly. The business can therefore generate much more money per minute with less effort to start. This makes the business much more scalable and could be the difference in some cases between selecting a Conflux device and a traditionally manufactured product. For racing, teams would find it much easier to order something to test without exchanging information that they would like to keep confidential. This type of development could really boost the fortunes of Conflux and should be adapted by all players in this market.

In May 2021, I asked in an article, “Should we mass-customize heat exchangers?” I think that’s a definite “yes” to Conflux.

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Zacks: Analysts Expect NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ: NVDA) to Report Quarterly Sales of $8.12 Billion https://artdeko-bg.com/zacks-analysts-expect-nvidia-co-nasdaq-nvda-to-report-quarterly-sales-of-8-12-billion/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 05:14:47 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/zacks-analysts-expect-nvidia-co-nasdaq-nvda-to-report-quarterly-sales-of-8-12-billion/ Brokers expect NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA – Get Rating) to announce sales of $8.12 billion for the current quarter, reports Zacks Investment Research. Ten analysts provided NVIDIA earnings estimates, with estimates ranging from $8.10 billion to $8.20 billion. NVIDIA reported sales of $6.51 billion in the same quarter last year, indicating a positive year-over-year growth rate […]]]>

Brokers expect NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA – Get Rating) to announce sales of $8.12 billion for the current quarter, reports Zacks Investment Research. Ten analysts provided NVIDIA earnings estimates, with estimates ranging from $8.10 billion to $8.20 billion. NVIDIA reported sales of $6.51 billion in the same quarter last year, indicating a positive year-over-year growth rate of 24.7%. The company is due to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, January 1.

According to Zacks, analysts expect NVIDIA to report annual sales of $33.94 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $33.11 billion to $35.09 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect the company to post sales of $38.47 billion, with estimates ranging from $36.62 billion to $39.44 billion. Zacks sales averages are an average average based on a survey of research analysts who cover NVIDIA.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA – Get Rating) last released quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 25. The hardware maker reported earnings per share of $1.36 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.07. NVIDIA had a return on equity of 43.81% and a net margin of 32.02%. The company posted revenue of $8.29 billion in the quarter, versus analyst estimates of $8.09 billion. In the same period a year earlier, the company posted earnings of $0.78 per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter increased by 46.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of research companies have weighed in on NVDA. Barclays cut its price target on NVIDIA from $350.00 to $295.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a Monday, April 25 research note. Citigroup lowered its price target on NVIDIA from $350.00 to $315.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a Thursday, May 26 report. Susquehanna lowered its price target on NVIDIA from $280.00 to $260.00 in a Thursday, May 26 report. Wells Fargo & Company lowered its price target on NVIDIA from $370.00 to $250.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a Friday, May 20 report. Finally, Cowen lowered his price target on NVIDIA from $350.00 to $265.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a Thursday, May 26 report. Eight analysts gave the stock a hold rating, twenty-seven gave the stock a buy rating and one gave the stock a strong buy rating. According to MarketBeat.com, the company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $269.77.

NASDAQ NVDA shares opened at $187.20 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $468 billion, a P/E ratio of 50.19, a PEG ratio of 2.63 and a beta of 1.59. The company has a current ratio of 5.32, a quick ratio of 4.75 and a debt ratio of 0.42. NVIDIA has a 12-month low of $155.67 and a 12-month high of $346.47. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $204.27 and its 200-day simple moving average is $246.54.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 1. Investors of record on Thursday, June 9 will receive a dividend of $0.04 per share. This represents a dividend of $0.16 on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.09%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 8. NVIDIA’s dividend payout ratio is currently 4.29%.

In other news, director Tench Coxe sold 100,000 shares of the company in a deal that took place on Monday, March 28. The shares were sold at an average price of $274.06, for a total value of $27,406,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available on the SEC’s website. Additionally, director John Dabiri sold 2,200 shares of the company in a trade that took place on Friday, May 27. The shares were sold at an average price of $185.59, for a total transaction of $408,298.00. Following completion of the transaction, the director now owns 2,712 shares of the company, valued at approximately $503,320.08. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. In the past 90 days, insiders have sold 118,916 shares of the company valued at $32,223,979. Company insiders hold 4.47% of the company’s shares.

A number of hedge funds have recently changed their positions in NVDA. Piscataqua Savings Bank increased its position in NVIDIA by 14.3% during the fourth quarter. Piscataqua Savings Bank now owns 320 shares of the hardware maker worth $94,000 after buying 40 more shares in the last quarter. Venture Visionary Partners LLC increased its stake in NVIDIA shares by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Venture Visionary Partners LLC now owns 15,776 shares of the hardware maker valued at $4,639,000 after buying 43 additional shares in the last quarter. Warren Averett Asset Management LLC increased its stake in NVIDIA by 0.7% during the third quarter. Warren Averett Asset Management LLC now owns 5,997 shares of the hardware maker worth $1,822,000 after acquiring 44 more shares in the last quarter. Tranquility Partners LLC increased its stake in NVIDIA by 1.0% during the fourth quarter. Tranquility Partners LLC now owns 4,384 shares of the hardware maker worth $1,290,000 after acquiring 44 more shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. increased its stake in NVIDIA shares by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. now owns 1,976 shares of the hardware maker valued at $581,000 after buying 45 more shares last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.19% of the company’s shares.

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NVIDIA Corporation provides graphics, computing, and networking solutions in the United States, Taiwan, China, and around the world. The Company’s Graphics segment offers GeForce GPUs for gaming and PCs, the GeForce NOW game streaming service and related infrastructure, and solutions for gaming platforms; Quadro/NVIDIA RTX GPU for enterprise workstation graphics; vGPU software for cloud-based visual and virtual computing; automotive platforms for infotainment systems; and Omniverse software for creating 3D designs and virtual worlds.

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