Fujitsu Labs Addresses 3D Parts Reuse
CAD/CAM Corner 6/7/2012 9 comments Promising to accelerate parts model reuse and shorten design time, a Fujitsu research team has developed new global shape retrieval technology that unearths partially similar models from stored 3D CAD models.
Metals Still Rule in Lightweighting
Engineering Materials 6/6/2012 17 comments The biggest transportation lightweighting role in the near term will be played by high-performance metals such as aluminum and advanced high-strength steel, according to LUX Research.
Siemens Steps Up Search & 3D Data Sharing
CAD/CAM Corner 6/6/2012 6 comments Siemens PLM Software has released Active Workspace, a visual, interactive environment that complements PLM, helping users easily find and access intelligent 3D product data across systems to aid in better decision making.
ANSYS Takes Aim at Embedded Software
CAD/CAM Corner 6/5/2012 5 comments On the heels of its acquisition of Esterel Technologies, ANSYS steps into the world of systems engineering, rounding out its portfolio with a simulation tool for embedded software.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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