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.

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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Accelerate

June 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Renishaw's additive-metal manufacturing system; Maplesoft's technical computing software; INUS Tech's reverse engineering software.

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Dassault: Are You Experienced?

June 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The 3D Experience goes beyond PLM, ranging from conceptual design all the way through after-sales considerations.

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Crowdsourced Design Winner

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 25, 2012 at 5:45 AM

GrabCAD, which claims to be “the largest online community by, and for, Mechanical Design Engineers” (>195,000 engineers), has announced the winner of its Supercar Body Challenge: the first place entry was developed by Darren McKeage: The contest, which was organized with 500 Group, an intellectual property company, required that the cars designed use GM performance parts hardware and GM V8 engines (LS3, LS7 and LS9 engines). What’s more, the design brief noted that the car would have speeds of excess of 225 mph, so aero was important, and that visibility from the cabin was key.

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Of Mustangs and Molds (and More)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 08, 2012 at 5:02 AM

The 2013 Stage 3 Mustang from ROUSH Performance features a supercharged 5.0-liter engine under its hood that provides 565 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque.

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Accelerate

April 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM

3D printing; optical measuring and data acquisition sensor; free interactive CAD plug-in tool; cast urethane molding; 3D/2D software.

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IQMS Develops Hardware Solution

April 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Long known for its ERP software, IQMS (iqms.com) has decided that beyond providing its EnterpriseIQ software that it would be a good idea to provide some hardware specifically tailored to provide shop floor functionality, so it set about to develop the RTStation, a touch-screen device that is designed and engineered for at-machine use.Specifically, the RTStation displays machine information ranging from part counts and cycle speeds to downtime and job setup information via alphanumerics, images, and graphs.

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