Design engineers may not drive racecars for a living, but many like their cars to have some zip. Here's a look at how some famously fast cars fared in the most recent Design Newsautomotive survey. Design Newsreaders were asked to name their dream vehicle—without any concern for price or practicality. Forget about a real Ferrari in the driveway, though. The most popular car driven by survey respondents is the Ford Taurus.
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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