In a sign of growth and expansion, PTC has acquired OHIO Design Automation, an electronics design collaboration software developer based in New Hampshire. The acquisition will integrate OHIO-DA's InterComm software solution with PTC's Windchill® PLM Solution, which will allow for EDA design data management and enable concurrent design across a design chain. OHIO-DA counts among its customers Cisco, Raytheon, Motorola, Harris, EMC. To learn more, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3849-513.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].
The term "multiphysics" is used to describe the simulation of multiple types of physics and their influence on one another -- for example, the investigation of the behavior of a chemical in liquid form will involve both chemistry and fluid dynamics.
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