Alibre Broadens 3D Portfolio with CAMThe new Alibre CAM tools, part of the integrated Alibre Design Suite, deliver high-end CAM functionality, including 2.5- to 5-axis CNC milling capabilities at a low cost. Full Story Ansys Adds New Physics Models to FLUENT for CATIA V5 FLUENT for CATIA V5 Version 4.0 boasts new species transport and cavitation modeling capabilities, which expand the tool’s range of analysis applications. Full Story Mechatronics Design As A Culinary Art Good mechatronics design requires top-notch hardware and software ingredients. This story provides an overview of what’s involved in mechatronics design and the tools available to strike the right balance. Full Story Thin LCD Monitors Are In Bigger is better when it comes to CAD and graphics work. Here’s a round-up of new thinner, sleeker LCD monitors with a minimum 20-inch diagonal screen area with at least 1,280 X 1,024 resolution. Full Story
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As a vehicle designer or aerospace engineer soon discovers, virgin territory comes with tremendous challenges as they try to meld the novel with traditional design constraints. 3D technologies like CAD and simulation tools are helping teams like the new wave of electric vehicle pioneers tackle these obstacles in a far more cost-effective way. What new roads are 3D technologies helping your company explore? Drop me a line.
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The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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