This Comsol thermoviscous acoustics simulation model is used to design microphones and speakers used in consumer products, such as, smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Comsol has been upgraded to version 5.2a.

Comsol Update Features Rotordynamics Module and Faster Solve Times

Comsol, the multiphysics simulation software has been upgraded to version 5.2a, which includes  significant performance improvements and a rotordynamics module, said Svante Littmarck, Comsol’s president and chief executive…

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MathWorks adds design space exploration to Simulink Design Optimization

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Last month’s Release 2016a of MathWorks’ Simulink Design Optimization software includes a new sensitivity analysis tool to support design space exploration. The…

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The EPLAN  planning platform for engineeing projects, from Rittal, of Germany, has been updated to version 2.6.

End-to-End Solution for Engineering Project Management Updated

The EPLAN Platform, which offers a uniform three-dimensional project-planning environment for electrical, fluid, and electrical instruction and control projects, has been upgraded to version 2.6. It brings together…

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Siemens PLM to name Hemmelgarn CEO, Grindstaff executive chairman

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Siemens PLM Software will appoint Tony Hemmelgarn president and CEO effective October 1. Hemmelgarn is currently the company’s executive vice president for…


Siemens PLM connection americas 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Siemens introduces Catchbook software, a new drawing and tracing app for tablets and smartphones that converts freehand drawings into accurate 2D designs. The new app provides a simple…


Nason launches online catalog of 3D CAD models

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Nason, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, switches and transducers, employs new thinking which is derived from a total market-driven approach. Nason adapts to customer…


If you draw it, can you print it?

Monday, February 8, 2016

by Jean Thilmany, Contributing Editor 3D printing enables you to reduce part weight, raw material used and cut total energy used in production. But to truly take advantage…