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Content tagged with Design Hardware & Software posted in July 2012
3D Composites Can Make Parts Cheaper
Engineering Materials 
7/31/2012  8 comments
A less expensive method for making aircraft and automotive components uses additive manufacturing techniques and aluminum powders to form metal matrix composites.
Autodesk Snaps Social Video Into Picture
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/31/2012  15 comments
Reasoning that video has a key role to play in design collaboration, Autodesk is acquiring Socialcam, a mobile app and Web-based video capture, edit, and sharing service.
ANSYS, Intel Strive for High-Fidelity Simulation
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/30/2012  2 comments
A partnership is fine-tuning ANSYS CAE software for multicore architectures, allowing engineers to conduct larger, more detailed, and more accurate simulations.
Sunglass API Fuels CAD Connections
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/27/2012  Post a comment
With the formal release of the Sunglass API, Sunglass is courting developers to build add-ons for its cloud-based collaboration platform, along with fostering direct integration to popular 3D design tools.
Dassault Strengthens Interoperability Bridge Between V5 & V6
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/26/2012  2 comments
In its latest V5 to V5-6R2012 release, Dassault delivers a host of features promoting co-existence and collaboration between past and existing CAD/PLM platforms.
Renault Fast Tracks CAD Interoperability
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/25/2012  4 comments
Using Elysium interoperability software, Renault Sport F1 created a supplier portal that automates multi-CAD file exchange, facilitating collaboration across a global supply chain.
You Asked & We Delivered: an iPad App
Blog 
7/24/2012  4 comments
Readers have been asking us for some time now to produce an iPad app for Design News, and now that the app is available.
Video: 3D-Printed Furniture Is 'Endless'
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/24/2012  15 comments
As technology innovations and price reductions advance the 3D printing cause, novel applications are springing up, including custom furniture and prescription drugs.
Engineering Tools Take to the Cloud
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/23/2012  8 comments
While engineers have been slow to adopt the cloud-based delivery model, a slew of new on-demand tools are promising to alter product design processes and promote a new level of cross-company collaboration.
Mentor Graphics Bridges 1D With 3D CFD Analysis
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/20/2012  4 comments
As part of its push for upfront CFD analysis, Mentor Graphics has tightly coupled its system-level 1D Flowmaster tool with its FlowEFD 3D CFD analysis offering, letting engineers leverage the best of both platforms.
My Opinion on Multidisciplinary Design
Blog 
7/19/2012  11 comments
Designers of various applications are all converging and operating on a project simultaneously, but what is the next phase?
MathWorks Fleshes Out Its Code Story
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/19/2012  5 comments
Citing automatic code generation as a way to help customers accelerate time to market, MathWorks augmented MATLAB with functionality for generating HDL code for ASIC and FPGA design.
Sustainability Makes for Good Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/18/2012  15 comments
Compliance directives and user demand for greener products are upping the ante, and new capabilities in CAD and PLM tools are helping engineers embrace the practices as just another element of effective design.
Video: 3D Printer Cooks Up Blood Vessels
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/17/2012  9 comments
A bioengineering team from the University of Pennsylvania has put the RepRap open-source 3D printer to work, making templates of blood vessel networks out of sugar as part of its work in regenerative medicine.
Slideshow: Medical Apps Prescribed a Healthy Dose of 3D Printing
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/16/2012  12 comments
3D printing technology is transforming the medical and dental sector, facilitating a new level of customization for devices and prosthetics while fostering precision and bringing down costs.
3D Materials Expand Design Options
Engineering Materials 
7/12/2012  15 comments
New rigid and rubber-like digital materials for Objet's Connex 3D multi-material printing systems offer improved toughness, more shore scale values, and resistance to heat.
Kenesto Takes an Un-PLM Approach to PLM
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/11/2012  4 comments
Kenesto aims to make product development process systems more palatable via its use of cloud technology and adherence to simple and familiar collaboration metaphors.
How Do You Educate Yourself?
Blog 
7/10/2012  17 comments
We asked our LinkedIn group, "How do you learn about new engineering technologies?"
EV Battery Design Challenges Tackled by ANSYS CAE
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/10/2012  3 comments
ANSYS is developing new battery CAE models as part of a Department of Defense program to bolster engineering simulation tools for the challenges of EV and hybrid battery development.
3D Printer From Objet Serves Up Materials Mix
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/9/2012  17 comments
With its expanded palette including seven different materials and functional properties, the Objet30 Pro aims to give professionals a versatile platform for producing highly realistic parts at a desktop price point.
CFD Study Explores Cycling Drag
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/6/2012  20 comments
With the competitive cycling season underway, a new ANSYS CFD study reveals how to optimize the position of multiple cyclists to reduce drag and boost team performance.
Petroski on Engineering: Checklists & Design
Guest Blogs 
7/2/2012  21 comments
A properly devised checklist for design could prevent mistakes from being made.
eDrawings App Launches on the iPad
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/2/2012  14 comments
SolidWorks has entered the mobile design app arena with an iPad version of its eDrawings lightweight collaboration tool.




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