Digital Domain

The Automotive Design & Production Digital Domain Zone includes information on the software, from simulation and analysis to product lifecycle management, used in product development for the automotive industry.

Audi and 3D

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 08, 2018 at 6:37 AM

“Design is one of the most important buying decisions for Audi customers,” says the company’s Dr. Tim Spiering, who continues, “therefore it’s crucial we adhere to supreme quality standards during the design and concept phase of vehicle development.”

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NXP Takes on Echo, Echo, Echo…

June 07, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Hands-free calling is safer than using a hand that belongs on the steering wheel to hold a phone (and in many locales, it is the only legal way to be involved in telephony while driving), but there is often a drawback, a variant of feedback: echoes.

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How Real Is Additive Manufacturing?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2018 at 6:31 AM

There is a lot of discussion about how 3D printing/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing is revolutionizing manufacturing, including automotive manufacturing.

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GM and Autodesk Advancing Design and Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 05, 2018 at 10:22 AM

General Motors is working with Autodesk on utilizing advanced design software and 3D printing capabilities to develop parts that are not only lighter than those otherwise developed, but which combine what would otherwise be separate parts, thereby reducing manufacturing complexity.

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The Network and the Sensor

By: Michael Anderson - April 03, 2018 at 12:02 PM

The smart-factory world of digital manufacturing is coming, and manufacturing-technology developers are eager to help you be ready.
 

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Powertrain Simulation Addresses Complex Challenges

By: Lawrence S. Gould - March 02, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Multi-physics analysis software is perfect for simulating vehicle powertrain systems. Even better is simulation software for powertrain development.

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Speeding Production with Digital Tooling

By: Ray Chalmers - January 24, 2018 at 2:34 PM

More than product specs for the cloud crowd, this approach to machining setup can massively accelerate things—both the planning and the operation.

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MINI Goes Big on 3D Printing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 27, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Although the auto industry uses a tremendous amount of 3D printing equipment, one avoids referring to it as “additive manufacturing” for the simple reason that “manufacturing” sounds like repetitive processing of goods in non-trivial volume, and given (1) the throughput of the equipment and (2) the number of vehicles that are produced in a given hour by any manufacturer whose products are sitting in the parking lot outside your window (OK, there are exceptions, like if you happen to be in Newport Beach), the auto industry has pretty much used the equipment for purposes of prototyping.

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Printing Prototypes

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 22, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Skorpion Engineering, an Italian firm with operations in both Milan and Turin, is deploying 3D printers from Stratasys to produce complex prototypes 50 percent faster than it was able to do when it was using clay modeling to produce components.

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Solid Edge Brings Divergent Modeling Worlds Together

By: Lawrence S. Gould - November 08, 2017 at 4:53 PM

This new software suite allows the development of “beautiful models ready for production.” What more can you ask for?

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Autoliv, Autonomy and Age

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 12, 2017 at 6:42 AM

One of the aspects of autonomous driving that gets far less attention than it probably should is the impact on the Baby Boomers, as in the fact that they are turning 65 at a rate of about 10,000 per day in the U.S. and will continue to do so until 2030 when they have all passed that milestone.

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Advances in Structural Simulations

By: Lawrence S. Gould - October 11, 2017 at 2:30 PM

HyperWorks 2017 helps engineer strong, light, efficient structures.

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