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Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

New advancements, tools, and applications in computer-aided design (CAD) systems essential to the design and production cycle in aerospace, defense, and manufacturing. Find technical briefs, articles, and white papers on developments in CAD.

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Briefs: Software
Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software
The software automatically maps designs from CAD software to additive manufacturing to help cut unnecessary steps.
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.6 simulation software features four new products.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Would You Use 'Tsugite' Software for Woodworking?

A recent INSIDER story highlighted a new tool for architects, furniture-makers, and woodworking beginners. The interactive software from the University of Tokyo, known as "Tsugite," provides milling machine instructions and on-screen design guidance so that users can piece an object together...

An interactive software being developed at the University of Tokyo allows architects and furniture makers with little experience in woodworking to to design and build structurally sound wood joints.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: October 2020
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
Users can edit the shape of a model while viewing results and watch the simulation update immediately.
Application Briefs: Software
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Digitalization gives product teams a new way of looking at familiar challenges.
Altair released updates to all of its design, simulation, and data analytics software products.

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.

Stanford University researchers created an inverse design codebase called SPINS that can help researchers explore different design methodologies to...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
VoroCrust v.1.0 Meshing Software
This program generates a mesh that conforms to a complex model without clipping.
To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.
Researchers from the University of Illinois are looking at all the different ways to create a non-pneumatic automotive tire.
Varjo™ Technologies announced a 2D/3D immersive "Workspace."
See how software supported the design of an advanced antenna.
A touch-based display mimics the geometry of 3D objects designed on a computer.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: December 2019
Adhesives, flame-retardant compounds, vision measurement, and more...
With the rise in electrification and design complexity, aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to look for new methodologies to mitigate compliance risk.
As lithium-ion battery production doubles, more viable energy storage solutions are needed.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Facility Focus: National Science Foundation
In recent decades, NSF-funded researchers have discovered quite a bit, including many of the fundamental particles of matter.

A numerical modeling tool allows for a better understanding of rotating detonation engines (RDEs).

Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: October 2019
See the new tech products being offered in October 2019.

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