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.

Introducing “IoT Platforms” – Part II

By: Lawrence S. Gould - January 04, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Last month, an article introduced the latest “platform” on the factory floor: the Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Here is what these platforms comprise.

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Beer, Data & Big Rigs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 06, 2016 at 6:02 AM

A few weeks ago, a self-driving semi carrying 50,000 cans of Budweiser traveled 100 miles, from a weight station in Fort Collins, Colorado, to a depot in Colorado Springs.

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Beyond Aluminum

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 04, 2016 at 6:58 AM

If you want to get a sense of why this is a multi-material industry going forward, an industry that is making a transition from (almost) strictly ferrous materials to various others, including ferrous materials, just as it is making a transition from strictly internal combustion engines to electrification, including internal combustion engines, then know that on Tuesday, November 1, a new company was launched, Arconic Inc. 3D printed polymer prototype patterns—not aluminum Which is notable because Arconic used to be part of Alcoa Inc.

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CAE from Powertrain to Radar Systems

By: Lawrence S. Gould - November 02, 2016 at 12:49 PM

A major update to the flagship CAE/FEA/CFD/simulation software from Ansys responds to the variety of new engineering in automotive.

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All About Acadia

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 31, 2016 at 8:00 AM

One of the features of the 2017 GMC Acadia is, compared with the outgoing model, that it is some 700 pounds lighter.

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Honda’s Sweet 3D EV

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 12, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Everyone loves—and not necessarily in this order—3D printing, electric vehicles and candy.

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Engineering the Elio

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 19, 2016 at 5:56 AM

Elio Motors is something of a brash company.

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Better Inspection Software Improves Quality Management

By: Lawrence S. Gould - September 01, 2016 at 4:03 PM

3D metrology software can leverage the capabilities of measuring equipment in a myriad of ways.

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The Local Motors Approach

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 15, 2016 at 5:01 AM

This is the 3E. A design by the renowned automotive designer Camilo Pardo, the man behind many striking designs, including the ‘05/’06 production Ford GT.

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Advancing Manufacturing with Manufacturing Software

By: Lawrence S. Gould - August 01, 2016 at 3:56 PM

Increased automation, feeds and speeds, accuracy and ease of use are the general themes in this year’s machining software enhancements.

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Sustainable Manufacturing: There Are Apps for That

By: Lawrence S. Gould - July 06, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Software that supports sustainable manufacturing and environmentally conscious products help make going green somewhat easier.

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Ford Simulates Gravity

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 08, 2016 at 5:39 AM

Although virtual development tools are being used more and more, there are still some things that are done in the real world.

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