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.

Figuring Out Aspects of CFD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Analysis of CFD: analysis of analysis?

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Waymo and CAE

July 04, 2019 at 9:05 AM

In its effort to transform mobility, Waymo is racking up lots of miles—most of them simulated.

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See What McLaren Automotive Has Developed

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 26, 2019 at 6:55 AM

There are two extraordinary capabilities of McLaren Automotive: its ability to design and its mastery of lightweight material utilization.

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The Fourth Dimension in Additive Manufacturing

By: Lawrence S. Gould - June 03, 2019 at 9:37 PM

A new software suite for 3D printing analyzes, repairs, and prepares 3D models using the native file formats of a variety of CAD systems, saving the conversion to STL for last.

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Racing to Advanced Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 30, 2019 at 6:14 AM

Brad Keselowski, who drives for Team Penske in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, is taking what he’s learned about the importance of advanced technology on the track to  manufacturing. 

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How Would William Gibson Design a Car?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 29, 2019 at 10:49 AM

Using virtual reality to design cars is not a new thing. But using “mixed” reality—and even wearing a VR headset while driving—goes to another place, entirely—physically and metaphysically.

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Racing to Additive

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 22, 2019 at 3:20 PM

A number of race teams are finding that 3D printing and rapid prototyping is a means to an end—and that end is winning races.

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HP Launches Industrial Grade 3D Printer

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 15, 2019 at 6:54 AM

“Siemens and HP are thinking ahead to the future and are bringing together the best from both companies in a complete, industry-specific solution that will accelerate the adoption of industrial additive manufacturing and help our customers to increase flexibility, efficiency, and speed of digital manufacturing.”

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Safety for AV Activities

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 13, 2019 at 1:18 PM

In an automated vehicle, people aren’t necessarily going to be sitting in as orderly a manner as in today’s vehicles. So what’s a safety system supplier to do?

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Ford’s Global 3D Model

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 07, 2019 at 7:15 AM

Gravity Sketch is a 3D virtual reality tool that allows designers to go directly to 3D modeling, with gestures taking the place of a stylus and tablet. Ford designers find the Co-Creation feature particularly useful, as this allows designers in studios around the world to be able to interact with the “same” 3D model.

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Does Simulation Totally Replace Physical Prototypes?

By: Lawrence S. Gould - May 03, 2019 at 2:32 PM

The reports of the death of physical models are greatly exaggerated. Digital artifacts and simulation do not replace physical models in all cases.

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Stratasys and Pantone Achieving Design Intent

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 02, 2019 at 8:07 AM

Stratasys has signed an agreement with Pantone such that the company’s J750 and J735 PolyJet 3D printers are endorsed by Pantone as meeting the PANTONE Validated standards.

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