Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

Figuring Out Aspects of Computational Fluid Dynamics

Analysis of CFD: analysis of analysis? These researchers have developed the way by which exact parameters describing how disturbance dissipates in the flow and determined requirement that empirical turbulence models must satisfy.

Figuring Out Aspects of CFD

Analysis of CFD: analysis of analysis?

The Fourth Dimension in Additive Manufacturing

A new software suite for 3D printing analyzes, repairs, and prepares 3D models using the native file formats of a variety of CAD systems, saving the conversion to STL for last.
#Autodesk #Siemens

Artificial Intelligence Advances into Production

Adopting new technology in design and manufacturing is usually a series of baby steps. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are no different.
#Siemens #Microsoft

Argosim Stimulus detects ambiguous, incorrect, missing, and conflicting design requirements—even before functional design starts—ensuring complete and consistent high-quality specifications for validating embedded systems. Infrastructure

The common data model, information technology infrastructure, and cloud technologies make the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE relevant.

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Waymo and CAE

In its effort to transform mobility, Waymo is racking up lots of miles—most of them simulated.
#Waymo #Peterbilt #engineer

How Would William Gibson Design a Car?

Using virtual reality to design cars is not a new thing. But using “mixed” reality—and even wearing a VR headset while driving—goes to another place, entirely—physically and metaphysically.
#oem #Volvo

Ford’s Global 3D Model

Gravity Sketch is a 3D virtual reality tool that allows designers to go directly to 3D modeling, with gestures taking the place of a stylus and tablet. Ford designers find the Co-Creation feature particularly useful, as this allows designers in studios around the world to be able to interact with the “same” 3D model.
#oem #Ford

BASF, Toda Kogyo in Talks to Expand Cathode Battery Partnership to N. America

German chemical giant BASF SE and Toda Kogyo Corp. say they have begun negotiations to combine their cathode active materials (CAM) businesses for lithium-ion batteries in North America.
#tech #BASF

New Garmin Dash Cam Adds Driver Alerts

Garmin International Inc.'s latest Dash Cam video recorder includes alerts that warn drivers of potential collisions when they are approaching another vehicle rapidly or following too closely.

2015 Mustang Revealed?

Renderings purporting to be of the 2015 Ford Mustang are based on spy photos and CAD images of the actual sport coupe, according to Web site
#HP #Ford

Scanning at la Sarthe

3D scanning system keeps competitors honest.
#racing #quality

Manufacturing Execution in the Age of IoT

The latest wave of manufacturing execution systems takes advantage of the Internet of Things, leading to simpler and faster implementations and truly real-time data analysis, decision-making, and problem resolution.

Digital Assembly Comes of Age

Digital assembly is increasingly comprehensive and allows smoother product launches.

Time to Upgrade Your CAM Software?

Improvements to the 2019 versions of CAM software go well beyond user interface/experience enhancements, even though the changes might seem small.

Solid Edge 2019: It’s Not Just a CAD Package Anymore

The latest version of Solid Edge blows away the archetype for CAD packages by providing CAD, CAE, CAM and more for both mechanical and electrical design.
#Google #Siemens

CAM Program Halves Selector Fork Production Time