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Powerful engineering simulation tools have an incredible capability to support parametric analyses — in which certain design parameters are modified and the effect of these variations is studied across the entire design in an iterative process. By understanding the impact of each small change, the speed of the product development process can be increased by a factor of 10.
As user experience and shared brand or product perceptions effectively dictate purchasing decisions, exceeding customers’ expectations in a cost-effective manner is an imperative for manufacturers. Because design trends change so rapidly, a lengthy development cycle may produce outdated products. To optimize time to market, product stakeholders must improve their efficiency in both product and process design to deliver first-time-right products. New sophisticated quality and visualization tools can help predict manufacturing variation and its impact on perceived quality at an earlier stage, when issues can be addressed with minimal cost. In this white paper, discover how preliminary quality assessment is becoming a must-have in current design processes — for a more streamlined product development lifecycle, with a shortened lead time from concept to production.
The current “one size fits all” approach to healthcare fails to recognize the significant differences between the bodies and behaviors of different patients. This creates inefficiencies and cost overruns — but it also affects the quality of care provided. By personalizing the specific treatment to each patient, healthcare will become more affordable for patients and more profitable for providers due to increased efficiency. Implanted medical devices and wearables are becoming more commonplace, saving millions of lives each year. Yet personalized healthcare still requires a significant paradigm shift, as well as a new technology toolkit for collecting data via devices and wearables that is used to customize treatment. Engineering simulation provides a cost-effective, rapid and straightforward solution for modeling patients’ bodies and designing devices that interact optimally with the body. This allows healthcare providers to devise truly personalized treatment plans, as well as predict health problems before they occur, enabling early intervention. While this “medical digital twin” concept might seem like science fiction, advanced technology is poised to improve quality of life for people around the world.
Engineering simulation needs all the computer power it can get — and more. FEA and CFD users have complex problems with millions of elements, and generative design — built on simulation — will run simulations many times for each of the thousand solutions it generates. Most engineers are still trying to do all this on ageing workstations.
What should you look for in a new workstation? We examine processors, CPUs and GPUs, memory and the latest storage technology. But will even the fastest workstation be enough?
Many users find high-performance computing (HPC) to be the next logical step after exhausting the capabilities of workstations. HPC provides surprisingly quick solutions, allowing users to do more simulation iterations as well as more complex simulations. This report discusses introductory level HPCs and what you can expect. We also researched getting HPC as a service, which allows users to draw from an almost limitless amount of computer power that is not only affordable by consultants and small firms, but is also as easy to access as signing up for an account.
In this report, we examine the options available for engineering hardware for simulation:
The state of the art in engineering workstations.
When do you need to jump to HPC?
How much faster is HPC over workstations?
What to look for in HPC hardware.
Affordability of HPC.
Is it better to rent HPC when you need it?
This white paper seeks to provide a relevant and foundational understanding of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) for the analyst seeking to design functional parts with this manufacturing technology. It begins by providing a few examples that demonstrate why Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is emerging as a legitimate candidate manufacturing technology for functional part production.
Physics-based virtual prototyping allows car interior designers to predict potential lighting issues — and avoid them. Accounting for the interaction between light, materials and human perception early in the development process eliminates costly design fixes downstream.