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Coming Soon - 10x Faster Finite Element Analysis of Injection Molded Parts. The Secret? Faster Mid-Surface Modeling and Meshing!

The process of creating midsurface geometry and finite element meshes of injection molded plastics such as automotive interior trim components, aircraft overhead bins, and electronic cases can require extracting dozens of planar and curved midsurfaces, adjoining specific free edges, meshing, and more. Unfortunately with existing finite element pre/post processors, the process can require multiple days to complete.

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Coming Soon - GEONS: The Goddard Enhanced Onboard Navigation System

The Goddard Enhanced Onboard Navigation System (GEONS) is a software application that has been widely used by NASA and others to autonomously navigate spacecraft throughout cislunar space.

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Coming Soon - From Model to Simulation Applications with COMSOL

The power of analysis is available with COMSOL Multiphysics® and its Application Builder, where simulation experts can develop custom applications based on the numerical simulation of physics-based systems.

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Coming Soon - By the Numbers – Unique Algorithms for Optimizing Complex Operations

Innovators at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center have developed a patented peak-seeking algorithm that can optimize the performance of complex operations in real time.

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Coming Soon - Advancing Aerospace Production with Metal Additive Manufacturing

In this Webinar, you’ll hear firsthand from Honeywell Aerospace experts on the advantages additive manufacturing provided Honeywell for development of metal components made from the nickel-based superalloy Inconel 718. Honeywell officially used Inconel 718 and electron beam melting to make the first Aerospace component which was an experimental design of an existing tube used on its HTF7000 engine. Don and Brian will explain how this process holds the promise of reducing manufacturing costs by 50 percent and dramatically reducing production / delivery time.

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'Cockroach' Robots Squeeze Through Cracks

UC Berkeley biologists have found robotic inspiration in the creepy ability of cockroaches to squeeze through even the tiniest crack.

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Product of the Month

MSC Software Corp., Newport Beach, CA, announced the release of Marc 2015 nonlinear and multiphysics simulation software. Enhancements include new material models to simulate complex dynamic behavior of elastomers, permanent deformation of thermoplastics, and anisotropic plastic deformation in metal forming. The software provides a cohesive contact behavior that allows users to apply a finite stiffness in the normal and tangential direction, improving stress results in the contact zones and the overall deformation. A new family of elements has improved bending behavior compared to traditional lower order triangular and tetrahedral elements, and can be used for either compressible or nearly incompressible behavior. Two new global adaptive meshing methods are included, as well as improvements to Mentat, the user interface of Marc.

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