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Analysis and Simulation
New corporate website to help users imagine launched by VISTAGY
CAD Design Software : 27 June, 2007
VISTAGY, Inc. announced that it has expanded its online presence by launching a new multilingual corporate Website.
 
VISTAGY announces latest release of its FiberSIM suite of software
CAD Design Software : 25 June, 2007
VISTAGY, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized engineering software, announced the latest release of its FiberSIM suite of software, created specifically for the design and manufacture of composite products.
 
Sail webbing strength testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 01 April, 2007
Gowen Ocean Sails Ltd and materials testing machine manufacturer Lloyd Instruments have collaborated on the testing of webbings used in high load areas of sails that are manufactured for very large ocean going yachts.
 
Latest in materials testing, Upgraded batch tester gets the thumbs up
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 01 April, 2007
For quick and easy, large scale automation in materials testing, Lloyd Instruments has now launcheda new upgraded version of its Batch Tester program. Version 4.2 of this software utility now include seven greater flexibility in terms of automation and reporting, and incorporates many advanced security features found on NEXYGEN MT V4.5, the company's acclaimed parent software.
 
NEXYGENPlus gives materials testers direct interface
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 31 March, 2007
The new NEXYGENPlus software interface for the Lloyd Instruments range of
 
Water quality surges ahead through bead testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 31 March, 2007
As a world leading manufacturer of ion exchange resins, Thermax Pvt Ltd, based in India, knows all there is to know about water purification. Naturally, the tiny polymer beads that make up a typical ion exchange column require highstandards of manufacturing precision to be effective in water purification.
 
New materials testing interface set to transform the technique
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 30 March, 2007
NEXYGENPlus, a new software interface for the Lloyd Instruments range of
 
The perfect potato?
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 30 March, 2007
Texture analysis has important implications for quality in potato products, says Lloyd Instruments.
 
Lloyd Instruments launches new polymer test equipment
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 29 March, 2007
First opportunity in the People
 
New materials testers for medical device testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 29 March, 2007
Lloyd Instruments offers the
 
New NEXYGENPlus materials testing interface
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 28 March, 2007
AMETEK S.A.S. will be showing a Lloyd Instruments
 
New materials testing interface
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 28 March, 2007
Lloyd Instruments has announced the launch of NEXYGENPlus, a new software interface for its range of
 
Special materials testing systems a speciality!
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 27 March, 2007
Lloyd Instruments
 
New brochure for plastic and polymer testing instruments
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 27 March, 2007
Lloyd Instruments has issued a new full colour brochure for its Davenport range of plastics and polymer testing instruments. Instruments from this comprehensive range are specified in many international testing standards, allowing critical polymer parameters to be determined.
 
New test jig for contact lens blister pack testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 26 March, 2007
Lloyd Instruments has developed a special jig for easy determination of peel strength of the aluminium foil on contact lens blister packs. Designed for use primarily with the low force LFPlus single column materials testing machine, the jig features a self-adjusting sliding bed for true 90
 
FTPlus friction tester launched
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 26 March, 2007
Lloyd Instruments has announced the launch of the FTPlus friction tester, a high accuracy, bench-mounted single lead screw instrument. This dedicated instrument conforms to the requirements of the key ASTM D1894, ISO 8295 and TAPPI T549 friction testing standards and has extensive applications in the packaging and printing industries. The FTPlus can be used for measurements of static and kinetic coefficients of friction, peak load and average load.
 
Finite element analysis software now features CFD and simulation
Design Software : 04 January, 2007
Algor's latest finite element analysis software release, Algor V19.2, features all-new enhancements for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Mechanical Event Simulation.
 
New releases of TGrid 4.0, GAMBIT 2.3 and 3Matic-for-Fluent 1.0
CAD Design Software : 28 December, 2006
Fluent Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced new releases of TGrid 4.0, GAMBIT 2.3 and 3Matic-for-Fluent 1.0, all major upgrades to Fluent
 
New functionality saves CAD users time and effort in creating simulation-ready models
CAD Design Software : 26 December, 2006
Fluent Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, announced today the release of Fluent Connection 1.1 software that helps streamline the process of creating simulation models based on design data from leading computer-aided design packages.
 
Boothroyd Dewhurst announces new version of design for manufacture and assembly software
Design Software : 05 November, 2006
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., today announced a new release of the company
 
Study shows product redesign, not outsourcing to China
Design Software : 05 November, 2006
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., announced the results of a benchmarking study titled
 
Better, Faster, Simpler
Design Software : 05 November, 2006
Symbol Technologies creates devices that capture, manage, and communicate information over networks. It makes bar-code scanners, radio frequency identification systems, and mobile handheld computers used in a wide variety of industries.
 
Nortel engineers dramatically lower product costs using DFX principles and design
Design Software : 04 November, 2006
Nortel engineers dramatically lower product costs using DFX principles and design for manufacture and assembly, a design analysis tool developed by Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.
 
New design for manufacture and assembly software
Design Software : 01 October, 2006
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. announced a new version of the company
 
Good designs brewing at Access Business Group
Design Software : 30 September, 2006
Access Business Group (Ada, Michigan) develops, manufactures, and distributes a comprehensive range of durable goods, including patented water treatment and air filtration systems, and an award-winning coffee maker. Access has emerged as a leader in water filtration products, using special carbon and ultraviolet light technology for optimal health and taste benefits.
 
Design-For-Manufacturing-and-Assembly analysis can help take cost & complexity out of your products
Design Software : 30 September, 2006
If you want to take cost and complexity out of your products, a design-for-manufacturing-and-assembly analysis can help. But at what point in the product development cycle should you apply that analysis?
 
New approach to product design that promised
Design Software : 30 September, 2006
Remember Japan? In the fall of 1989, both Business Week and Industry Week broke stories about a new approach to product design that promised to make U.S. manufacturing more competitive with our upstart neighbor to the east.
 
DFM concurrent costing 2.0 software from Boothroyd Dewhurst promotes should-cost analysis
Design Software : 29 September, 2006
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., developer of the internationally recognized Design for Manufacture and Assembly software, announces a major new release, DFM Concurrent Costing Version 2.0. DFM Concurrent Costing 2.0 enables engineering organizations and their supply chains to take a multidisciplinary approach to cost assessment early in product design.
 
Design for assembly dramatically reduces complexity of plasma arc cutter
Design Software : 29 September, 2006
The engineers at Hypertherm Inc., a maker of plasma cutting systems,know a thing or two about cutting metals. They also know how to cut cost. A lot of cost. While redesigning one of the company's best-selling plasma cutting systems, they managed to reduce parts' count from more than 1,000 components to fewer than 500.
 
Manufacturing in China? The true cost may surprise you
Design Software : 29 September, 2006
Examining realistic estimates of the cost of outsourcing puts the magic bullet of Chinese manufacturing into question. Nick Dewhurst of Boothroyd Dewhurst has some eye-opening data on what it may actually cost you to move manufacturing of a product overseas. In the chart above, part costs represent 72% of a product, overhead is 24%, and labor only 4%.
 
If we maintain U.S. R&D leadership, both government support & industry practices need to be reconsidered
Design Software : 28 September, 2006
The experts warn: If maintaining U.S. R&D leadership is the goal, then both government support and industry practices need to be reconsidered. They contend that federal funding of basic research is slipping even as industry turns from basic to applied research. Further, they say industry has tilted too far toward equating R&D success more with product development than with optimizing the innovation process. In this, the first part of a four-part series, Recapturing R&D Leadership, IW explores the scope of the challenges facing U.S. manufacturers.
 
New technologies to reduce production costs
Design Software : 28 September, 2006
The day of the dedicated machine is dead. Shops must be lean, flexible, do more with less, and design for manufacturability. To do these, average manufacturers are shifting to lean manufacturing or Six Sigma principles, exploiting the advantages of R&D, putting spot solutions in place, and last, implementing productlifecycle management.
 
Evaluation of instrument panel designs for cost of manufacture and environmental impact
Design Software : 27 September, 2006
This paper considers possibilities for redesign of a current model Truck Instrument Panel in order to reduce manufacturing costs and to increase the likelihood of end-of-life material recovery. A new design concept for the Instrument Panel is proposed which would have had the potential to achieve the following benefits:
 
A less-costly fuel-cell design
Design Software : 27 September, 2006
To get around the problem of a nonexistent hydrogen infrastructure, a research firm examined reformer systems for fuel cells that produce hydrogen from gasoline. Directed Technologies Inc., Arlington, Va. (directedtechnologies.com), recently completed a multiyear study funded by the Dept. of Energy.
 
Expanded use of Design for Manufacture & Assembly software will help practices in product cost analysis
Design Software : 26 September, 2006
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., developers of Design for Manufacture and Assembly software, today announced that Plug Power Inc., headquartered in Latham, N.Y., has purchased a corporate license for DFMA software.
 
DFA is used to enhance value engineering/value analysis workshop outcomes
Design Software : 26 September, 2006
In the automotive industry, the pressure to reduce prices is present at all levels, from the vehicle manufacturer through to the lowest level of the supply base. Most first and second tier suppliers are faced with contractual performance or productivity clauses which require annual downward price adjustments of 3 to 5% on the products they provide to the OEM.
 
America
Design Software : 26 September, 2006
The trend to shorter product cycles is also creating shorter design cycles, resulting in higher part costs, manufacturing problems, and even warranty issues down the road. Careful up-front work on product design can easily save 50% on total costs, and may even be America
 
New DFMA software from Boothroyd Dewhurst offers the most comprehensive tools available
Design Software : 25 September, 2006
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. announced a new version of the company
 
New design for manufacturing and assembly application on the design of ASH64D Helicopter
Design Software : 25 September, 2006
This new study examines the effectiveness of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly methodology used by the design, manufacturing, quality, and supporting engineers for the development of the Longbow Apache Helicopter. Data were obtained through the Integrated Product Development team for several redesigned areas of the Longbow prototype Helicopter Crew Station. Results of the study show that DFMA can be an effective approach, as indicated by a significant cost and weight savings.
 
Application of sourcing skills to aspects of its human resources buy is yielding 8-10%
Design Software : 25 September, 2006
Application of sourcing skills to aspects of its human resources buy is yielding 8-10% annual savings for Intel Corp., which is a world leader in managing indirect spend. Development of a global medical insurance program saved 23% through an online bidding event. A five-lot Internet negotiations strategy for a life and health insurance program in China yielded savings of 38%.
 
New release of Moldflow Magics STL ExpertTM 1.0, a product provided under license from Materialise NV
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 10 September, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the world leader in process-wide solutions for optimizing the design and manufacture of plastic products, today announced the release of Moldflow Magics STL ExpertTM 1.0, a product provided under license from Materialise NV. The Moldflow Magics STL Expert stereolithography manipulation product is designed specifically for the needs of Moldflow's customers in the plastics injection molding industry and will be resold through Moldflow's worldwide sales channel.
 
A new preprocessing solution for Automotive Underhood Thermal Management
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 09 September, 2006
Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics software and services, and Materialise, the world leader in software development for rapid prototyping and industrial design applications, preview a new preprocessing solution for Automotive Underhood Thermal Management today to delegates at the bi-annual European Automotive CFD Conference in Frankfurt.
 
Software solutions provider Materialise collaborates with dental multinational
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 08 September, 2006
The dental division of the Belgian hi-tech group Materialise became a separate company and Dentsply International acquires a minority shareholder position in Materialise Dental. Materialise Dental is a market leader in dental implantology simulation software, and a leading manufacturer of a variety of surgical guides to assist in the placement of dental implants.
 
Materialise still owns the world's largest capacity based in one location
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 07 September, 2006
The company offers from the smallest prototype to the largest, with the broadest range of materials in Stereolithography, SLS and FDM. The price is on average 53% less expensive than the average RP service part in the world market.
 
Dental solutions provider Materialise sues multinational for unauthorized copying
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 06 September, 2006
The Swedish medical technology enterprise Nobel Biocare (G
 
ESI announces the release of the 2006 version of CFD-CADalyzer
Design Software : 05 September, 2006
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the release of the 2006 version of CFD-CADalyzer. CFD-CADalyzer is the perfect tool for both CAD engineers and CFD analysts to perform design level analysis with a simple and intuitive interface. CFD-CADalyzer, a complete package in itself with built-in pre and post-processor, enables the simulation of flow and heat transfer, and allows the comparison of results over a range of varying geometries and operational conditions.
 
Materialise again revolutionise the RP industry by defining an online discount
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 05 September, 2006
The Materialise team are continuously looking for the best ways to support their customers in their product development process.
 
Strategic partnership aiming to take over ATE Technology International
Design Software : 04 September, 2006
ESI Group (ISIN FR0004110310), a pioneer and world leading solution provider in virtual prototyping and manufacturing processes, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership that aims to take over the Chinese-based company ATE Technology International
 
World's largest RP capacity expanded with the newest Objet 3-dimensional printer
Rapid Prototyping (Software) : 04 September, 2006
Materialise is continuously looking for new ways to give their customers value added support. With that in mind they have decided to invest in an Objet Eden500VTM, the newest member of the highly successful Eden family which is based on Objet's PolyJetTM polymer technology and was introduced to the market in October 2005.
 
ESI releases breakthrough simulation technology for welding assembly PAM-ASSEMBLY
Design Software : 03 September, 2006
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) announces PAM-ASSEMBLY. Validated for more than five years by many industrial partners, PAM-ASSEMBLY allows designers, production planners and manufacturing practitioners to quickly understand, control and minimize distortion coming from welding fabrication.
 
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