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.

Racing to Additive

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 22, 2019 at 3:20 PM

A number of race teams are finding that 3D printing and rapid prototyping is a means to an end—and that end is winning races.

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HP Launches Industrial Grade 3D Printer

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 15, 2019 at 6:54 AM

“Siemens and HP are thinking ahead to the future and are bringing together the best from both companies in a complete, industry-specific solution that will accelerate the adoption of industrial additive manufacturing and help our customers to increase flexibility, efficiency, and speed of digital manufacturing.”

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Safety for AV Activities

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 13, 2019 at 1:18 PM

In an automated vehicle, people aren’t necessarily going to be sitting in as orderly a manner as in today’s vehicles. So what’s a safety system supplier to do?

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Ford’s Global 3D Model

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 07, 2019 at 7:15 AM

Gravity Sketch is a 3D virtual reality tool that allows designers to go directly to 3D modeling, with gestures taking the place of a stylus and tablet. Ford designers find the Co-Creation feature particularly useful, as this allows designers in studios around the world to be able to interact with the “same” 3D model.

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Does Simulation Totally Replace Physical Prototypes?

By: Lawrence S. Gould - May 03, 2019 at 2:32 PM

The reports of the death of physical models are greatly exaggerated. Digital artifacts and simulation do not replace physical models in all cases.

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Stratasys and Pantone Achieving Design Intent

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 02, 2019 at 8:07 AM

Stratasys has signed an agreement with Pantone such that the company’s J750 and J735 PolyJet 3D printers are endorsed by Pantone as meeting the PANTONE Validated standards.

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Additive Technology Grows—and Needs Know-How

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 27, 2019 at 6:39 AM

One of the things that is true about additive manufacturing is that the technology is growing by leaps and bounds.

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NVIDIA Launches DRIVE Constellation

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 18, 2019 at 8:54 PM

NVIDIA has announced that its DRIVE Constellation simulation platform is now available for developers of autonomous systems.

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Take a Look at Additive Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 15, 2019 at 7:52 AM

Giving the growing increase in interest in additive manufacturing in the auto industry, our sibling publication Additive Manufacturing held a conference dedicated to that subject at the 2019 North American International Auto Show.

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Manufacturing Execution in the Age of IoT

By: Lawrence S. Gould - March 04, 2019 at 2:10 PM

The latest wave of manufacturing execution systems takes advantage of the Internet of Things, leading to simpler and faster implementations and truly real-time data analysis, decision-making, and problem resolution.

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Lambo Embraces Carbon (The Company, not the Element)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 14, 2019 at 7:43 AM

“Through our extensive procurement research, we found that many of our vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing,” said Stefan Gramse, chief procurement officer of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “Digital manufacturing” as in additive.

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Additive Manufacturing Hoonigan-Style

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 29, 2019 at 10:59 AM

Ken Block, rally driver extraordinaire with the Hoonigan Racing Division, the Paganini of the Pavement, has ripped up streets in all manner of Ford products, from Mustangs to Fiesta to Foci, and for his latest endeavor, “Gymkhana Ten: The Ultimate Tire Slaying Tour,” he is behind the wheel of the Hoonitruck, a 1977 F-150 powered by a 914-hp, 702-lb-ft 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 (yes, the same type of engine that is used in the Ford GT), which generates copious amounts of rubbery smoke from the Toyo 315/35R20s.

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