MIT researchers say their system can convert MRI scans into 3D-printed, physical models in a few hours. Researchers at MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient’s heart and, in a matter of hours, 3D print them to create a tangible, physical model that surgeons can use to plan surgery. Such models offer a more … [Read more...] about 3D printing personalized heart models for surgical planning
The history of computer graphics is part of America's legacy of invention and innovation. Yet, the enthusiasm for lightweight computing platforms like tablets is reducing the demand for high-end processors across the computer industry. What does this mean for the future of computer graphics? The threat from above Computer graphics got its start in the late 1950s due to the … [Read more...] about Computer graphics changed our lives and the course of history; can it save the PC?
A one-pixel pulse is tricked into decoding 3D data. Qualcomm is taking a close look. [Editor’s Note: A video explaining the technology in more detail appears at the end of the article.] Researchers at MIT are working on a small, cheap, and efficient way to allow cellphones and other handheld devices to become 3D cameras. Like other sophisticated depth-sensing devices, … [Read more...] about MIT team invents cheap way to add 3D cameras to cellphones
For several years debate has raged in product development over the benefits vs. drawbacks of outsourcing and/or offshoring. This article from the archives of Engineering Automation Report is as current today as when it was written in 2007. There are no easy answers. By Randall S. Newton [Editor's Note: The article was originally published in Engineering automation Report … [Read more...] about SMBs and the rise of global product development
One of the authors of the highly influential 2006 article “The New Practice of Global Product Development” has updated it with new insights. He warns that global product development can be inefficient and loaded with hidden costs if not carefully managed. A 2006 article in the MIT Sloan Management Review entitled “The New Practice of Global Product Development” rocked … [Read more...] about The Outsourcing Trap: Eppinger Takes a Second Look at Global Product Development