ANSYS Inc. has developed an add-on to its ANSYS/LS-DYNA dynamic-impact simulation software, which it originally developed in conjunction with Livermore Software Technology Corp. It's a drop-test module that includes contact and dynamic-impact analysis capabilities. Likely applications, the company says, are in the electronics, aerospace, and automotive industries. It could turn out to be particularly important to companies at the systems level of electronics. ANSYS Inc.: Product Code 4266
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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