Version 70.5 of MSC/NASTRAN can simulate larger problems with less resources and speeds data recovery. Performance improvements and new reordering algorithms have been added to both direct and iterative solvers, reducing required disk space, memory, and CPU time. MSC reports that for some large problems, CPU time has been cut in half. Also new are a generic control system technology for all existing aerodynamic methodologies that allows for a more accurate simulation of vehicle control system behavior during flight, and a geometric and nonlinear damping feature to help automotive engineers better design suspensions. In addition, MSC has made its user messages available for customization. Commonly encountered error messages can be modified to provide site-specific information such as hints, tips, and work-arounds.
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The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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