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.

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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Autodesk Puts PLM in the Cloud

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

This PLM product has all the advantages of next-generation, cloud-based technology. It’s also quick, easy, inexpensive.

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Complex Assembly Reaches into the Cloud

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

Even cloud-based ERP can handle complex assemblies with multiple configurations.

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DuPont Learns By Doing

March 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Although the topic was ostensibly the implementation of plastic materials under the hood as replacements for metals—and with there being some significant reasons for doing so, as in “Weight savings vary from 20 to 50%, depending on the component.

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CFD for F1

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 19, 2012 at 5:19 AM

  To bracket last Friday’s early 20th-century Formula 1-related item, here’s one that is clearly 21st century: engine supplier Renault Sport F1, which supplies four F1 teams—Red Bull Racing, Lotus F1 Team, Caterham F1 Team, and Williams F1 Team—is using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the development of its engines, including a new one that it is developing for the 2014 F1 season.

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Triumph Motorcycles: Who Knew?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 27, 2012 at 5:30 AM

  Here are some things that you probably didn’t know about British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph (we didn’t, either): 1.

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Full-Body NVH Simulation

February 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Full-vehicle noise-vibration-harshness (NVH) simulation through NVH Director from Altair Engineering.

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