Germany's ELAU AG (http://rbi.ims.ca/3848-524) and Schneider Electric (http://rbi.ims.ca/3848-530) have formed a partnership to collaborate in the automation of packaging machines and to meet the packaging requirements of the leading global players in the consumer goods industries. According to the companies, ELAU can complement Schneider's targeting of the packaging OEM segment by providing capabilities in that domain. It also enhances Schneider's motion control technology—a key area of differentiation in the automation marketplace today—while exploiting Schneider's global infrastructure.
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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