The company expects to better support the use of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, by releasing new OptiStruct solver capabilities for topology optimization. The company claims this new technology is the first tool developed specifically for designers of lattice structures.
GM's all-new premium flagship sedan is about 200 lb (91 kg) lighter than the BMW 5 Series but offers the interior volume of the short-wheelbase 7 Series, thanks to what is arguably the industry’s most aggressive combination of lightweight materials, forming technologies, and new joining methods in a non-exotic sedan.
Car buyers want a human-machine interface that lets them bring in personal devices and perform all kinds of tasks whenever they want, and they don’t want to have to read a manual or spend time learning how to manage their many options. Panelists grappled with solutions to this vexing challenge during a 2015 SAE World Congress panel.
The six-wheeled Curiosity rover exploring Mars' surface gets its instructions from a lead driver working inside the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Matt Heverly, Curiosity’s lead driver, spoke to 2015 SAE World Congress attendees gathered Wednesday afternoon inside the Tech Hub on the main show floor.
A new tool to precisely simulate the thermal processes in Lanxess’s weight-saving Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite was announced by the company at the recent Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference at Mannheim, Germany.
In advance of the 2015 SAE World Congress, Controlled Power Technologies said it could triple its current 50-person workforce as its portfolio of advanced technologies edge closer to commercialization reality.
The sealing specialist is currently developing two new materials that reportedly will help aircraft manufacturers save weight and production costs while exceeding fire resistance and fireproof requirements for the engine application.