More partnership news from the CAE/CAD front: Analysis vendor Algor Inc. and CAD provider SpaceClaim are teaming up to create a 3-D design solution for CAE users.
As part of Algor V2.1 and SpaceClaim Professional 2007+, the pair are providing a fully integrated solution to give engineers a design-to-analysis environment—the goal being to help reduce the amount of time that it takes to iterate through multiple CAE scenarios. The combined solution delivers benefits, officials say, in preparing models for analysis and building intelligence by being able to edit geometry for design optimization and multiple iterations.
Algor officials said the pairing makes sense because SpaceClaim works with all native CAD files as does Algor products. The distribution agreement calls for Algor to offer DesignCheck, a version of its software that lets users verify designs with a first-pass test, for free to SpaceClaim customers, and SpaceClaim to be offered for free to all Algor customers.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
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