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Discussion: What's Changed Most in the Design Engineering Profession?

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: September 2, 2011
Design News asks: What's changed most about the design engineering profession in the past decade?

SolidWorks Teases Features in 2012 CAD Upgrade

Automation and Control Publish Date: September 2, 2011
As a prelude to the SolidWorks 2012 launch, the CAD company and select customers gave their two cents on how far the technology has come and why there's surging demand for tools that bring efficiencies to product development.

Aras Spins Open-Source Formula & Recipe Management Solution

Software and Hardware Publish Date: September 1, 2011
Illustrating the power of open source, PSC Group releases a formula and recipe management solution for Aras Innovator PLM, allowing process manufacturers to manage specs, formulas, recipes, packaging, and quality information across a global supply chain.

Renewable Energy's Achilles' Heel Is Storage

Electronics and Test Publish Date: August 31, 2011
There's a push to phase out nuclear power. But is renewable energy ready for prime time?

SGI Dives Into Open-Source CFD Software

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 30, 2011
Along with trying to broaden the reach of CFD, SGI's acquisition of the open-source CFD software provider OpenCFD is just another part of the plan to reinvent itself with integrated technical computing solutions.

3D Printed Plane Takes Flight

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 29, 2011
SULSA, an unmanned air vehicle project initiated by the engineering department in Southampton University, is the first aircraft in flight built with select laser sintering (SLS) technology.

Fukishima Disaster Holds Lessons for Engineers

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 29, 2011
Nearly six months after a devastating earthquake rocked the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, engineers say the design lessons are starting to come into sharper focus.

SpaceClaim Stakes Manufacturing Claim

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 26, 2011
The latest SpaceClaim Engineer 2011+ release takes aim at bread-and-butter manufacturing applications, including NC machining, jig and fixture design, and sheet metal and mold manufacturing.

Dassault Puts Inventor's 'Ice Dream' to 3D Simulation Test

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 25, 2011
Dassault Systemes lends its arsenal of 3D modeling and simulation tools to help prove an eco-entrepreneur's dream of harvesting and transporting icebergs to solve the world's water shortage issues.

Autodesk Fuels Early Analysis With Simulation Offerings

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 24, 2011
Autodesk continues to push accessible simulation capabilities earlier into the design process with a pair of new offerings: a plastic modeling tool that integrates with Pro/ENGINEER and a labs project that tackles interactive wind tunnel testing.