UGS is poised to release later this month NX3, the latest version of its flagship CAD software that incorporates many new features.
Among the features are a new user interface, incorporation of data and process management, and capabilities for storage of meta data. The latter capability allows engineers to get information about data itself.
Additionally, says UGS, NX3 has capabilities for working with large assemblies and accessing all the information in bills of materials.
Product Marketing Manager Thomas A. Teger says the release supports "lean design," enabling engineers to more easily re-use existing designs without the risk of errors in the entering of data from one system to another.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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