The John A. Swanson Center for Product Innovation (www.engr.pitt.edu/scpi), part of the John A. Swanson Institute for Technical Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering, has received a donation of $370,000 from ALGOR—including the company's design, analysis, and multiphysics simulation software and services. The Swanson Center provides industry and entrepreneurs with access to reportedly the only complete product development center in the Pittsburgh area. ALGOR's CAE software will be used early in the design cycle of new products.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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