Browsing: Design

Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) now covers all aspects of engineering design and manufacture and top to bottom involvement of designers, cost accountants and factory floor operators who set up sophisticated machines to provided specs. Integrated CAD/CAM is an essential tool for New Zealand manufacturers and engineers to compete with international players sheltering behind cheap labour. Case studies, success stories and relevant software feature every month.

Design MapleSim 2016 expands modeling scope with contact modeling, pneumatics
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MapleSim 2016 expands modeling scope with contact modeling, pneumatics MapleSim 2016 expands modeling scope with contact modeling, pneumatics Maplesoft has announced a major new release of MapleSim, an advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform, together with important updates to many of the specialised component libraries and connectivity tools in the MapleSim family of products.  Continue →
Design Rockwell
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As industrial markets evolve to unlock the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) As industrial markets evolve to unlock the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT), Rockwell Automation and Cisco recently announced new additions to their Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) architectures to help operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT) professionals address constantly changing security practices. Continue →
Design Zach Challies and his shock-absorbing base for prosthetic noses.
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Zach Challies and his shock-absorbing base for prosthetic noses. Using 3D technology to print off a new nose has won a Wellington inventor the top prize in the New Zealand leg of the 14th annual James Dyson Award, a global product design competition that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. Continue →
Design Aug14-specialized
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Instead of relying on data collected in third-party wind tunnels designed for the aerospace and automotive industries, not for cyclists, Specialized Bicycle Components (Specialized) became the world’s first bike and equipment manufacturer to build a sport-specific wind tunnel located at its Morgan Hill, California facility. Continue →
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