Mechanical Design

Solid Edge 2022: Boosting Mechanical Design Processes with Modeling and Simulation

Mechanical design is a complex and demanding field. But a range of new capabilities in the latest release of Solid Edge can help ease the pressure on design engineers. This post highlights the new features of Solid Edge 2022 that can improve the mechanical design process. Challenges in Mechanical Design Numerous challenges exist when designing …

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ANSYS Discovery: Enhancing Simulation-Driven Product Development for Design Engineers and Analysts

ANSYS Discovery’s latest release introduces a new set of capabilities augmenting the experience for design engineers and analysts. Now both parties can seamlessly perform simulations and collaborate across the product development lifecycle.

Bruker Alicona’s MetMaX: The Role of Software in Optical CMM

An optical coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is now a necessary tool in industrial manufacturing and forms the backbone of modern metrology. And as automation becomes more prevalent in industrial manufacturing, the need for advanced software solutions to work with and control these CMMs has grown. Bruker Alicona’s MetMaX metrology software solution includes many industry-changing features …

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3DEXPERIENCE Twin – A Manufacturing Perspective

In the past 18 months, the manufacturing industry has experienced a number of powerful disruptors. Between uncertainty in product demand, disruption in the supply chain, and new social distancing norms, organizations have had to find ways to make their lines more flexible. 3DEXPERIENCE Twin is a digital twin that has broad applications from product design …

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Siemens’ Executable Digital Twin

Over the past few years, the digital twin (DT) has gained popularity. Yet, DT has different meanings for different vendors and, as a result, manufacturers are still trying to understand its usefulness. Will Siemens’ executable digital twin (xDT) prove to be any different? Baselining the  Digital Twin The DT is a digital representation of a …

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nCode DesignLife: Predicting Fatigue Life

Across the automotive, aerospace, and heavy machinery industries, complex products often need to be lightweight while also meeting stringent lifecycle durability requirements. But it can be a challenge to determine whether products meet such requirements during the design phase. Conducting fatigue analysis using nCode DesignLife can help organizations virtually predict how long products will last …

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Aras Innovator: The Advantages of Accessing Simulation Data in Your Product Lifecycle Management Solution

As part of technology-led initiatives, many engineering organizations have adopted both simulation and product lifecycle management (PLM) to help drive and optimize product development efforts. Today, these companies often must rely on a variety of simulation products to meet their needs. Yet, engineering change orders (ECOs), which can come from any step in the product …

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What’s New in OpenBOM?

What is the latest with the OpenBOM and how does it help procurement work with engineering information?

If you’re not familiar with OpenBOM, it’s a cloud-based application you use through your browser to work with bills of materials.

Digital Twin vs. Digital Thread

Digital twin and digital thread are terms that are used a lot in the industry today. Why are the digital twin and digital thread so important for collaboration today? Our chief analyst defines digital twin and digital thread and the important role they play in product development