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.

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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Inside the Digital Factory

By: Ray Chalmers - October 11, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Integrated digital tech can greatly improve even efficient operations.

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Inspection Software Advances

By: Lawrence S. Gould - September 07, 2017 at 11:19 AM

What more can be done to metrology software? 
Plenty, as this round of new features shows in the 
2017 versions of three inspection software packages.

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Siemens PLM Launches More Comprehensive PLM Capabilities

By: Lawrence S. Gould - August 02, 2017 at 3:44 PM

From costing to configuring, from planning to executing, the latest release of Teamcenter handles all this and more.

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Creating Smarter Bus Routes

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 26, 2017 at 6:24 AM

Although transportation is undergoing profound changes, let’s face it: there is a huge existing infrastructure out there consisting of vehicles as well as roadways and ancillary objects (signs, traffic signals, etc.), and it is going to take a long time for that to be turned over to a new approach.

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