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.

Turnkey Integration for ERP

By: Lawrence S. Gould - August 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Affordable commercial software links ERP to CAD, as well as PDM, even PLM. Doing so synchs the data in these systems. Better, it reduces production errors.

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Mass Reduction Competition (No, Not a Diet Program)

August 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

As OEMs face the proposed 54.5 CAFE standard, they are probably anything but calm.

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Accelerate

August 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Better 3D materials; powerful powders/thriftier aluminum parts; wireless 3D printer; SLS material minds the gap.

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How to Engineer a Planetary Rover

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 14, 2012 at 4:46 AM

When it comes to vehicle development, Quality, Durability and Reliability are key.

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Accelerate

August 01, 2012 at 12:00 AM

3D printing; mainstreaming additive manufacturing and more.

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Dassault's Broadened PLM Offerings

By: Lawrence S. Gould - July 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Not only has Dassault been writing code for getting expanded PLM functionality for users, it has also been acquiring some companies. Here’s a look.

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Morgan: Classic Design Through Contemporary Software

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 19, 2012 at 4:57 AM

Although the Morgan 3 Wheeler—yes, this is a real car produced by a real car company in the U.K. (the Morgan Motor Company, which was established in 1909), that is approved for use in the U.S. and in Europe—appears as though it comes from an early day, from back in the 1930s.

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The Future Is Bright for Ford Fusion Drivers

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 02, 2012 at 4:52 AM

It’s not noted whether the Ford engineers shown in this photo are actually fans of Timbuk 3 or Corey Hart, but there seems to be some evidence that like players at the final table of the World Series of Poker or Kim Kardashian, sunglasses are somewhat de rigueur.

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Better EV Motors Aim of British Program

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 22, 2012 at 5:46 AM

One of the roadblocks (as though there needs to be more) in the way of the development of electric vehicles has to do with things like neodymium-iron-boron and samarium-cobalt.

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Siemens PLM & Creating the Master Model

June 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

 Chuck Grindstaff joined what was then Unigraphics Solutions in 1978.

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On MFG

June 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Penn Engineering; Mitutoyo; Delcam.

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SpaceClaim Improves on Accessible CAD

By: Lawrence S. Gould - June 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

SpaceClaim’s niche is direct modeling, a CAD approach that generally invites people to easily create, fix, and modify 2D and 3D designs on-the-fly.

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