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
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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