Pointwise's latest software uses solid modeling and solid meshing to import, assemble and mesh solid CAD data models. Analysts can use it to fix errors in CAD files, and distills large numbers of small CAD elements into a smaller number of large elements, the idea being to simply the analyst's job. The software also includes a deformation-based scheme for pyramid cell generation in hybrid meshes; a new native interface to the FrontFlow flow solver; upgraded native interfaces to the FIELDVIEW CFD postprocessor and the Cobalt and STAR-CD flow solvers, and ports to AMD Opteron (Windows and Linux); and the SGI Prism.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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