Cutting tool supplier Dormer Tools Ltd. (Sheffield, U.K.) cooperated with Third Wave Systems (Minneapolis, Minn.) to develop AdvantEdge, a finite element modeling (FEM) and finite element analysis (FEA) software package to simulate machining requirements. Reported benefits of the software include increased tool life, predicted shape, shortened product-design cycles and reduced costs. The FEM/FEA suite is designed to reduce the number of test tools required. This, in turn, reduces costs and speeds up the simulation process significantly.
Editor PickAltair releases HyperWorks 2017
Altair (Troy, MI, US) has released HyperWorks 2017, with several functionalities added in areas such as model-based development, electromagnetism, nonlinear structural analysis, modeling and meshing, multiphysics and multi-disciplinary analysis, lightweight design and optimization.