Minnesota Rubber and Plastics Doubles Clean Room Manufacturing Capacity At Its Litchfield, Minnesota Facilities

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics announced that it has doubled its clean room manufacturing capacity at its Litchfield, Minnesota facilities. The expansion is in response to rapid growth of the company’s medical and pharmaceutical business. As a leading molder of high performance elastomers and thermoplastics to the medical device industry, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics added a

Comsol Users to See Performance Improvements in 2017 Update

When Comsol Multiphysics 5.3a is released by year’s end users can expect to see performance improvements in the handling of bigger models; models that might include hundreds of thousands of boundaries, said Svante Littmarck, Comsol’s president and chief executive operator. He spoke at the company’s Comsol Conference held last week in Boston. That update also […]

Latest COMSOL Multiphysics software unveiled at the COMSOL Conference 2017

COMSOL, the leading provider of software solutions for multiphysics modeling and simulation app deployment, provided attendees with a sneak preview of the latest updates of the COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server products at the annual COMSOL Conference in Boston. Attendees learned about current and future developments of the software from Svante Littmarck, President and CEO, […]

Siemens and IDS partner offer electromagnetic engineering design capabilities in Simcenter

Siemens entered into a strategic partnership with Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (IDS), an independent engineering and systems technologies company based in Italy, to provide high-frequency electromagnetic (EM) engineering solutions to the market. As such, the Simcenter portfolio will have a more complete offering, with the additional ability to engineer the electromagnetic performance of systems with regard […]

Siemens PLM and HP Partner for Design and Printing in NX

HP and Siemens PLM recently joined to create a new additive manufacturing software module, Siemens NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion, now available from Siemens PLM Software. The new software model will enable NX customers to combine design, optimization, simulation, preparation of print jobs, and inspection processes for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed […]

Digital environments advance more sustainable paper & pulp industry

Dassault Systèmes is enabling Valmet, a leading developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, to increase customer satisfaction by proposing more innovative customer-oriented experiences at each service and sales opportunity. Valmet is using the “Single Source for Speed” industry solution experience to unify and manage its product development and […]

SOLIDWORKS 2018 helps merge design and manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, the Internet of Things, and other technologies are smashing through the wall that used to separate design and manufacturing. A number of programs being launched this year promise to merge design and manufacturing into one function. One of those programs is SOLIDWORKS 2018, which includes new tools and enhancements to help engineers get […]

ANSYS introduces real time simulation software

With ANSYS Discovery Live, engineers can rapidly explore design options and receive instant and accurate simulation results. Simulation is a critical engineering technology, but it is still not the easiest software to use. To address this issue, ANSYS is expanding Pervasive Engineering Simulation, empowering engineers to take advantage of powerful simulation tools early in the […]

TASS International acquisition propels Siemens to forefront of automated driving solutions engineering

Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research Siemens announced an agreement to acquire TASS International, a global provider of simulation software and related engineering and test services primarily to the automotive industry focused on autonomous driving, integrated safety, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and tire modeling. Based in Helmond, The Netherlands, TASS has developed what Siemens terms “a […]

MecSoft launches VisualCAMc Beta – production CAM for Onshape

MecSoft Corporation, the developer of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, announces the launch of a free Beta program for VisualCAMc, its cloud hosted, fully integrated CAM add-on app for Onshape. The beta is free and available for anyone who has an Onshape account and is approved by MecSoft. VisualCAMc leverages the legendary manufacturing capabilities […]

ThyssenKrupp Elevator: Developing a revolutionary elevator system for tall buildings

Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research Commercial building designs from today’s architectural engineering industry are growing ever taller and more elaborate. Currently the world’s tallest skyscraper is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, standing at 828 meters (2,717 feet). This commanding height brings a unique set of engineering challenges, one being how to transport people efficiently from […]

Group Calls for a “Simulation Revolution”

The demand for engineering simulation software tools is exploding in response to deal with the rapidly growing complexity of products, processes, and systems and as companies increased competitiveness. At the same time, the industry is having difficulty keeping up with demand for the specialized experts needed to best use these complex tools. That’s the word […]

Report: Cloud-based CAD Gaining Customers

When it comes to CAD and other computer-aided engineering tools available in the cloud, there’s a mismatch in definitions and expectations between customers and vendors, which has caused a delay in CAD-in-the-cloud adoption. But CAD customers are quickly moving toward accepting the new method of design delivery. That’s according to Jon Peddie Research and Business […]

Engineer in France develops motorcycle racing simulator using MapleSim

Many innovative ideas and technological advances are born from passion, and the motorcycle racing simulator developed by Frédéric Nicolo is no exception. A numerical and scientific calculation engineer in France, Mr. Nicolo’s love for motorcycles inspired him to start his own venture after realizing there were no motorbike simulators that performed at the same level […]

Increasing design reliability with virtual HALT simulation

Craig Armenti, PCB marketing engineer, Board Systems Div., Mentor Graphics. Highly Accelerated Lifecycle Testing (HALT) is the gold standard for physical testing of a product to determine reliability issues. Deriving the physical constraints and fatigue issues for a design prior to manufacturing is essential to reduce board failure and improve product quality. Reliable products have […]

The Self-taught design system

Just where will artificial intelligence fit in with CAD software? Here’s a look at where developments stand now, and a preview of what might be coming. Jean Thilmany, Contributing Editor Artificial intelligence has a place in the future of computer-aided design technology, but right now, the role AI will play isn’t clear. That’s the view […]

Design Manager, STAR-Innovate add fully integrated design exploration, optimization to Siemens’ STAR-CCM+

Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research Two new, seamlessly integrated features in the latest release of Siemens’ STAR-CCM+ software for multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation and analysis enable automated product design exploration and optimization. One is Design Manager, a capability in STAR-CCM+ version 12.04 that lets users easily explore multiple design options within their CFD simulations. […]

Additive Manufacturing Parts Maker First in Line for HP Printing Technology

This week, HP named Proto Labs as its first additive manufacturing partner in the launch of its Multi Jet Fusion technology. The collaboration with the rapid manufacturer in Maple Plain, Minn., is part of HP’s efforts to establish a global network of 3D printing service providers. The new production-grade 3D printing technology from HP builds […]

Industrial IoT Acceleration Plans from GE Digital: “Maximize the return on your IIoT investments—accelerate your path to ROI”

Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research “Digital industrial transformation requires more than just installing new software—it requires the adoption and utilization of new tools and solutions across your enterprise,” says GE Digital, developer of the Industrial IoT platform Predix. “Built by industry for industry,” says GE, “Predix is the Industrial Internet platform that connects your organization’s physical […]

ESI Virtual Seat Solution helps JSP improve automotive seat manufacturing accuracy

Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research JSP is a global business serving the automotive, construction, civil engineering and packaging markets with a range of expanded polymers. When the company first began to embed plastic and metal components into its automotive seat designs fabricated in ARPRO® expanded polypropylene (EPP), its engineers discovered that this made post-fabrication shrinkage of […]

Dassault Systèmes partners with No Magic to develop robust solutions to design

Dassault Systèmes and No Magic, Inc. have entered into a partnership to join their expertise in the Model-based systems engineering field.  The two companies will integrate their industry solutions based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform addressing, among others, the need for competitiveness in the development of connected and autonomous experiences in the aerospace and defense, […]

Siemens unveils Integrated Software Engineering solution for automotive embedded software

Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research The first fruits of Siemens’ 2015 acquisition of application lifecycle management (ALM) tool developer Polarion came to bear in a new Integrated Software Engineering solution for the automotive industry intended to address critical product development challenges stemming from the explosive growth of embedded software in today’s increasingly smart, connected, self-aware and […]

Devices Shouldn’t Burn Your Skin

As consumer products evolve, so do the heat transfer, heat source, and aerodynamic engineering challenges they bring for their designers. And the same is true for nearly all engineered products. For example, smartphones and tablets require ever-longer battery life. But at the same time denser electronics packaging and smaller, thinner phones increase the risks for […]

ANSYS acquires CEI: Faster, smarter product decisions through engineering simulation visualization

Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research ANSYS acquired Computational Engineering International, Inc. (CEI), the long-established developer of a suite of products that help engineers and scientists analyze, visualize and communicate simulation data. Headquartered in Apex, NC, CEI has 28 employees and more than 750 customers worldwide. Its flagship product, EnSight, is a premier solution for analyzing, visualizing […]

Around the World in a Solar-Powered Plane Thanks to Engineering Software

Solar Impulse 2, a single-seat monoplane powered by photovoltaic cells made it around the world, 26,000 miles, in 2015 without fuel. The long-range, experimental solar-powered aircraft left Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in August 2015 and returned—with a months-long stop in Hawaii to repair thermal damage—in July 2016. The plane made the first […]