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
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
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