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.

Systems Engineering in Product Development

By: Lawrence S. Gould - September 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Systems engineering in increasingly being recognized as a valuable approach to vehicle development - both in design and production. Siemens posits that PLM is the right software system for systems engineering.

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Pro 3D Printer to Be Launched

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 16, 2014 at 5:16 AM

Although this illustration appears to be a man standing next to either a major appliance or a classic minicomputer from a company like Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) from back in the day. . . . . .it is actually a 3D printer that will soon be launched by German RepRap.

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Plex's Cloud ERP Goes Beyond Finite

By: Lawrence S. Gould - August 28, 2014 at 2:23 PM

The sky’s the limit in cloud computing. The evidence: some recently added and enhanced modules to the ERP system from Plex Systems.

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Honda Improves Its CAE Capability

August 28, 2014 at 10:46 AM


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As Goes Aero, So Goes Auto

July 31, 2014 at 4:12 PM


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CAM: Getting Better and Going Cloud

By: Lawrence S. Gould - July 31, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Acquisitions haven’t stopped two CAM vendors from advancing their software. In fact, the acquisitions have also helped put CAM into the cloud.

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Advanced Manufacturing at Ford

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 31, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Virtual engineering and additive processes are having an effect at how Ford builds its cars and trucks, not only in the U.S., but around the world. Here’s a look.

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On Mfg: July 2014

June 30, 2014 at 5:32 PM


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When CAD Isn't Additive

By: Lawrence S. Gould - May 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM

With the increasing popularity and advantage of additive manufacturing, a different set of design tools are required.

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On Additive

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM

JCI's Brennon White talks about the developments he's seeing in the fast-moving field of additive manufacturing.

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Design a Car for 3D Printing. See It Made Live. (If You Win)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 23, 2014 at 5:37 AM

While the folks up in Manitoba at KOR EcoLogic are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to create the Urbee 2, a wholly 3D-printed vehicle, right now, Local Motors is, this very moment (until May 13, 2014), running, in cooperation with the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge.

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Industrial Control Keeps Getting Better

By: Lawrence S. Gould - March 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM

The changes in PLCs and PACs aren’t so much in operational, but in networking, user interface, and compute horsepower.

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