Sustainable Engineering News

The latest news on sustainable engineering including everything from moves in legislation, trending design philosophies, as well as technology and techniques to minimise environmental impact.

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Materials data shared across CAD and CAE

Granta Design has announced Version 3.1 of the MI:Materials Gateway software, enhancing access to materials data within CAD and CAE. Materials choices specified in CAD can be accessed in the CAE environment, enabling analysts to identify the correct material models for simulation, giving consistency, and supporting collaboration between product design and simulation departments.  Read More


£10m boost for advanced materials research

A £10.3million grant has been awarded to four UK universities to find safer, more sustainable alternatives to the rare, expensive and difficult to source raw materials used by industry.   Read More


Granta unveils new selector tool for 2013

Granta Design has announced the release of CES Selector 2013, the latest version of its PC-based software for materials decision support.  Read More


Autodesk announces new PLM offering

Autodesk has previewed a new cloud based PLM solution, which it claims will transform the way manufacturers manage the entire lifecycle of a product.  Read More


BAE selects PTC's Windchill platform as enterprise standard

BAE Systems has selected PTC'S Windchill PLM solution as its enterprise standard for product development.  Read More


Dassault Systèmes reports strong Q3, announces Elsys acquistion

Dassault Systèmes has announced better than expected Q3 results, with total revenues up 7% year on year from €403.6m to €432.8m.  Read More


Success for Strathclyde at SET awards

The University of Strathclyde has been awarded three top prizes at this year's Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) awards.  Read More


AMD professional graphics now supported by Simulia analysis software

Simulia's Abaqus finite element analysis software has been selected to support AMD's FirePro professional graphics.  Read More


Pointools launches point cloud software bundle

Engineering firms wanting to ease the path of 3D laser scanner point cloud data capture and re-use, while running in their own CAD environments, will be interested in a software bundle from Pointools.   Read More


EADS is flying harmonised PLM

EADS has now deployed its PTC Windchill based PHENIXCHANGE enterprise PLM system on programmes across the group, including: Airbus, Eurocopter, Astrium, and Defence and Security.  Read More


Techman-Head proves Inventor’s power on Airbus A380

Aircraft ground support specialist Techman-Head says that going for digital prototyping with Autodesk Inventor has significantly improved its design processes.   Read More


Autodesk 2010 shows power of digital prototyping

Autodesk’s 2010 software releases are living up to its promises – with an even greater range of design, visualisation and simulation capabilities, along with tighter interoperability with other CAD tools.  Read More


PTC UK Seminar Series Starts Its Third Year

After the huge success of PTC World 2008, PTC is pleased to announce its third year of UK regional seminars, kicking off on the 10th March in Bracknell.  Read More


Catia helps top speed

A superfast sailing boat, the hydrofoil equipped trimaran l’Hydroptère, already holder of the world sailing boat speed record over one nautical mile, is being reconfigured with the help of Catia to beat the absolute sailing boat speed record over 500m  Read More


Manufacturers still wasting time with CAD translation

Two thirds of manufacturers are still using inefficient processes for design data handling, even though effective translation tools have been widely available for years.   Read More


Taking 3D learning to another dimension

3D is a vital design tool – but it takes some handling  Read More


Black & Decker drills into collaborative engineering on PTC

Power tools giant Black & Decker says it has gone for Windchill PLM (product lifecycle management) software from PTC, with a goal of speeding time to market in its Industrial Products Group.   Read More


Collaboration proves a high flier

A complex, multi-national development in aerospace has only been possible with the help of IT  Read More


Lessons in the fast lane set for lift-off

There are big advantages to be gained by using PLM in motorsport, and now aerospace looks set to do the same  Read More


‘Thinking’ engine transforms CAD rules

A breakthrough surfaces in 3D model modification and integration with automation control systems  Read More


Adept Airmotive flies high with Inventor of the month award

Aviation engines manufacturer Adept Airmotive has been named Autodesk Inventor of the Month for March 2008.   Read More


Remapping the world of design

Designing, simulating and mapping the results of tests – into the same CAD model in the same environment – is now a reality  Read More


Teamwork makes for tasty results

A breakthrough instant ice cream-making and vending machine is the product of a remarkable design collaboration  Read More


Rockwell and Dassault Systèmes to develop virtual design and production environment

Rockwell Automation and Dassault Systemes are to develop a joint solution that will, they say, make a virtual design, development and production environment a reality.   Read More


Siemens PLM claims milestones in digital lifecycle simulation

Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives since the acquisition of UGS last year, says it has achieved a series of milestones in CAE (computer-aided-engineering) in terms of major users, new people and new software.   Read More

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