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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.

Articles: Design

We've made some impressive strides from both a societal and industry perspective in the face of this unrelenting pandemic. And while the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry has been hit...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
Blog: Software
A reader asks about the role of simulation when automakers like Toyota have a more “model-based” design approach.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
The Opti-Scan inspection system can measure surfaces and edges in 3D.
Articles: Software
Learn what to look for when selecting computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programming software for the DED manufacturing process.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Special Reports: Materials
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - November 2021

In this new report from the editors of Medical Design Briefs and Tech Briefs magazines, discover how the latest advances in 3D printing, machining, molding and more are changing the way...

Technology Leaders: Imaging
Deep learning-based AI allows users to identify 3D objects of arbitrary shape and size in various orientations with high accuracy in the 3D space.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Blog: Software
A reader asks an industry expert from IBM: How is feature-based modeling better than a bill of materials?
Products: Electronics & Computers
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Articles: Software
Tech Briefs asked 5 execs: What should a user consider before moving to the cloud?
Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Could Digital Twins Be Used on ‘Any System?’

An INSIDER story this month highlighted efforts to use sensors to improve the virtual design model known as a digital twin.

Blog: Software
A team of researchers at USC is helping artificial intelligence imagine the unseen.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Epoxies, reverse-engineering software, temperature loggers, and more.
Blog: Software
"We could imagine a digital twin of just about any system," says Karen Willcox, director of the Oden Institute.
Special Reports: Automotive
Vehicle Electrification - July 2021

GM electrifies the new Corvette...a French nanomaterials company aims for a 5-minute EV recharge...Triumph unveils a radical new electric sportbike design. These are just a few of the innovations you'll...

Articles: Software
Learn how to reuse more material without recycling.
Briefs: Software
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Blog: Software
New software being developed at Ohio State University will allow creation of more complex DNA robots, at much faster speeds.
Products: Software
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software
The software automatically maps designs from CAD software to additive manufacturing to help cut unnecessary steps.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Agile Engineering Design System® is an integrated suite of software modules for CAE/CAM of turbomachinery.
Products: Software
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...

Blog: Software
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.

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