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Solving Engineering’s Calculation Compromise

Performing calculations is a core design function. Yet, engineers have been forced to compromise in their choice of software calculations tools for years. However a new type of software specifically built for engineering formulas has arrived. And there are serious implications for the team and individuals.

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Complete Guide to Building a Measurement System

Data acquisition (DAQ) is the process of measuring an electrical or physical phenomenon such as voltage, current, temperature, pressure, or sound with a computer. A DAQ system consists of sensors, DAQ measurement hardware, and a computer with programmable software. Download this technical white paper series to help you build a more powerful, flexible, and cost-effective measurement solution.

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eBook: Multi-CAD Data, Unified Design (MultiCAD Buyers Guide)

To be competitive, you must be efficient. Designers can no longer spend time recreating models built in different CAD systems. They need a CAD tool that allows them to import data, irrespective of source, and manipulate and edit the model geometry quickly and easily.

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eBook: Multi-CAD Data, Unified Design (MultiCAD ebook)

Today, contributors are working in different CAD tools, making collaboration challenging. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this eBook, industry analyst Chad Jackson describes how recent CAD innovations improve the productivity of designers and engineers who work with multi-CAD data.

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3D Visualization: The Key to Improving Time to Market for High-Tech Products

There are different routes by which a project can get to the design group. Perhaps a company genius has an “aha” moment: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could produce a widget that no office, factory, or home could do without?

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Laser-Induced Damage to Large Core Optical Fiber by High Peak Power Laser

In this paper we present a study of laser damage to large core multimode glass optical fibers by high peak laser power of up to 175 kW. Fibers samples prepared with polymer coatings having different refractive indices were tested in a two point bend tester while transmitting laser light. The peak power used in the experiment clearly differentiated the performance among the samples. A polymer coating having lower refractive index significantly improves the fiber resistance to bending while transmitting laser. This observation provides important insight into the damage mechanism for this particular failure mode.

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Optimizing an Electromechanical Device with Multidimensional Analysis Software

Modern CAE software allows engineers to investigate a multitude of design variations that could not possibly be considered using conventional physical prototypes. In this paper we will first illustrate parametric methods for automatically creating virtual prototypes of electromechanical actuators (in our case simple electromagnetic solenoids) using the AMPERES and MAGNETO programs from INTEGRATED Engineering Software. We will then use a specific case study to show how the Tecplot Chorus program can assist in determining optimal design choices.

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