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
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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