Accupack/VE event simulation software features an enhanced EASY menu that enables users to automatically set the control parameters for an event simulation without having to know the underlying mathematics. Accupack/VE combines kinematics, rigid/flexible body motion, and nonlinear stress analysis in one program. A click on the EASY menu takes the user to a list of the kinds of events to be simulated, including linear static solution and dynamic response and large or small strain static/steady-state solution.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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