SDRC extended the power of VGX into the analysis arena. I-DEAS Variational Analysis, the first in a series of products powered by VGX technology, allows a designer to create a single piece of geometry that describes his or her entire design space. In I-DEAS VGX for Analysis, the design space is directly translated into an analysis space, such that when the first calculation is complete, you will know how the design will perform in every configuration described by the geometry. Variational Analysis also evaluates which design change produces the greatest effect on the model's performance. The new software allows an engineer to create product-specific design curves for any geometry with an unlimited number of design variables. Once meshed, one button gives the results for the entire design space in one solve, with no iterations and no re-start. SDRC Product Code 4432
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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