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Industry Focus: Desiging for Aerospace & Defense
The use of simulation in A&D has evolved from early experimentation to become a critical part of the product design and development cycle, so much so that the sheer amount of simulation data has become a management challenge. Companies are now looking to capitalize on all of that digital design and simulation data by connecting it to physical products, thereby creating a digital twin that can help improve predictive maintenance and inform future product designs. Other industries are now following A&D’s lead in simulation and building a digital thread.
Industry Focus: Designing for Medical/Life Sciences
You’ll see some great examples of the how engineering and medical professionals are coming together to solve real problems with technology in the articles collected for this special digital issue. We hope they inspire you to expand your horizons.
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Design analysis and fast part turnaround can transform development processes with tight deadlines.
Torus is filled with complexities: bayonets, text on ribs, gears, bump-offs, clip cams and more. We created the design aid to illustrate that just because we manufacture parts really fast, it doesn’t mean you’re limited to certain features
You got it. 3D printing is great for prototypes, but here's what you need to know about 3D printed industrial-grade parts.
Online portals are quickly becoming the industry standard for parts. Here's a look at the benefits and when to bring in specialists.
A complex design, dispersed teams, limited runs and tight deadlines proved no barrier to success. Sounds like a Hollywood plot.
For the third year, DE has worked with Senvol to share material providers of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) materials from the Senvol Database.
The company has recently invested in additional manufacturing equipment for its American and European facilities to support business growth.
When the tools for the job proved too cumbersome, this engineer re-engineered his tools and used production-grade 3D printing for the final part.
Post-processing a 3D printed part is still a highly manual operation, but new technologies can help reduce both time and cost.
You don't have to rush then wait to have the prototypes that keep your new product development moving along.
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