Two heads are better than one, according to FE-Design and Noesis Solutions, two European optimization solution providers who have joined forces in creating the "Optimization Alliance." Both companies offer solutions for mechanical design and analysis, but FE-Design focuses on non-parametric structural topology, bead and shape optimization products, and numerical analysis services; Noesis Solutions, on the other hand, provides solutions for multidisciplinary parameter-driven design optimization. For more info on alliance, go to www.fe-design.com. and www.noesissolutions.com
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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