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DIRECT METAL LASER-SINTERING (DMLS) ENABLES SENTRILOCK With little more than a week until the National Association of REALTORS conference and expo, SentriLock, LLC (Cincinnati, Ohio) had a winning product concept, but it did not have any production quality demonstration units. It was critical to announce its new REALTOR Lockbox at the expo, so SentriLock turned to Morris Technologies, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) for mechanical engineering, design and prototyping. Relying heavily on Direct Metal Laser-Sintering (DMLS) from EOS, Morris Technologies delivered a functional prototype unit that spurred a successful product launch. 13
Computer Simulation Helps Engineers Improve Ferrari Formula One Aerodynamics When recent rule changes required Formula One racecars to incorporate a new roll-hoop structure for improved safety, Ferrari was quick to respond thanks to advanced computer simulation technology. 4
Magnificent Metal Viry France and MEDUSA4 - The Sky is the Limit 8
Lance Armstrong Goes for 5th Tour de France Win in a Row on Trek Bicycles Designed with Alias|Wavefront Software Trek uses StudioTools to create faster bikes while cutting development time… 4
ZF Steps Up Speed and Accuracy of Durability Testing with LMS Software System Supplier Strategy Leads to New Emphasis on Durability Engineering 2
Janicki Industries utilizes Metris Laser Radar on ground-breaking composite aircraft Since 1994, Janicki Industries pioneers innovative composite tooling and leverages its expertise to develop and produce large-scale lightweight prototype parts for major OEM aircraft manufacturers worldwide. "Our metrology engineers used Metris Laser Radar to accurately measure the detailed geometry of the fuselage section of an all-composite fuselage section of a new groundbreaking composite superliner aircraft," stated John Janicki, Vice President of Janicki Industries. "The use of any other metrology equipment would have put delivery time at serious risk.” 0
Richard Childress Racing Brings GM's SB2 Engine INto Digital World RCR uses new form of reverse engineering to fine-tune engines 1
Swedish manufacturer using KOMPAS-3D in designing complex drill bit sanders Plico Chooses 3D MCAD Software from ASCON A new success story with ASCON' customer. 0
PartnerTech bolsters fast-turn product introduction capability with Metris X-Tek X-ray system PartnerTech, one of Europe’s leading contract manufacturing companies, selected an X-Tek X-ray inspection system to test high-complexity boards featuring BGAs and CSPs. The company installed the inspection system at its 2,700 square meter UK manufacturing facility at Poole in Dorset. The new kit will further improve PartnerTech’s capability of providing customers with fast-turn builds of highly complex electronic and mechatronic products featuring devices such as BGAs and CSPs. Last year, Metris acquired X-Tek, the British manufacturer of X-ray and computed tomography (CT) inspection systems. 1
Qualis makes smart moves with 3D laser scanning One year ago, Qualis – a specialized contract metrology firm in Germany – started off with its CMM-operated laser scanner from Metris. Where tactile measurement falls short on fragile, flexible or complex parts made of metal, plastic or composite, the non-contact laser scanner accurately and efficiently digitizes the complete geometry of parts. The acquired 3D scans help Qualis metrologists assist customers in optimizing product design and verifying serial production quality. Straightforward CMM programming and automated inspection and reporting in Metris Focus software enable them to turn around inspection jobs quickly. Also for tactile inspection jobs, Qualis customers increasingly request laser scanning and associated interactive reporting to gain deeper and more complete insight. 1
Audi Moves Forward with Early Durability Predictions LMS Solutions are Key in Accelerating Durability Engineering Process

Liebherr Uses LMS Multibody Simulation to Maximize Loading Capacity of Mining Truck LMS motion simulation technology played a critical role in the design of an innovative mining truck that carries 320 short tons, almost twice its own weight. 8
BMW Investigates Ways to Simulate the Durability Impact of Door Slam Sequences LMS International, working in conjunction with BMW, FH Aachen and MAKROSS, has developed an analytical process that allows predicting the durability performance of vehicle doors. The scope of this project comprises the use of virtual simulation to predict the ability of components to withstand door slams. It combines explicit Finite-Element (FE) analyses using modal superposition techniques, and durability simulations to convert the obtained local stress histories into fatigue-life predictions. When further elaborated and optimized, this approach has the capacity to provide reliable insights in the durability performance of body and door components, before physical prototypes become available. In the future, this way of working may potentially replace or complement BMW’s current approach, which includes performing physical tests on vehicle prototypes.

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Cosworth Technology & Arup Significantly Reduce Engine Acoustic Analysis Time LMS ATV Technology Enables More Efficient and Faster Noise Predictions 2
Leading Russian Automobile Manufacturer chooses KOMPAS-3D from ASCON Leading Russian Automobile Manufacturer AVTOVAZ equipped over 350 workplaces with KOMPAS-3D Mechanical CAD solutions from ASCON. 1
Flying High with STHENO/PRO Introducing a new CAD system invariably has a major impact on the everyday workings of any design department, especially when it involves the transition from 2D to 3D. In order to avoid an endless war of attrition, organisations must protect their existing knowledge, ensuring the easy, continuous use of historical data.

Bucher Leichtbau AG, a Swiss public company which supplies the airline industry with custom fittings, deploys Pro/ENGINEER® with the integrated drafting system STHENO/PROTM, a complementary combination which allows the company to achieve significant time and costsavings.
Product styling In the electronics industry, technology is largely at parity – offerings from electronics companies are similar in general, and every innovation in features or functions that is introduced can be copied quickly. In addition, model supply chains have become tightly linked and highly competitive. 4
Stability and Competitiveness with KOMPAS-3D How transition to work with electronic tools, especially in the field of 3D design, influence upon economic indices of an enterprise? Experience of JSC "Zavod Phiolent" (Simferopol, Ukraine), where for more than five years ÊÎÌPÀS-3D system has been used, shows that influence can be exactly calculated, and efficiency of investments in modern CAD facilities can be evaluated. 3
Sulzer Pumps Worldwide Welcomes MEDUSA4™ to the Heart of its Design Process Case Study: When it's time to innovate, it's all hands to the pump at Sulzer's product research and development centres … 3
STHENO/PRO - Professional Drafting System Extends Pro/ENGINEER® environment, Handles Legacy 2D Case Study: From High Tech Product Design to Custom Delivery Drawing in one Integrated Move … 10
Vero helps 'smart' tooling production Based in Hertfordshire, BK Tooling is a thriving sub-contractor specialising in the design and production of mould tools and prototype/low volume plastic injection mouldings. BK Tooling has developed a 'smart' production method that covers all aspects of tool design and manufacture, and is applied to every job regardless of complexity. 0
Barry-Wehmiller International Resources Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) provides design and manufacturing systems consulting services to some of the world’s top manufacturers, including Barry-Wehmiller Companies. In 1998, Barry-Wehmiller Companies began to challenge traditional 2D design methods and investigated available 3D design tools. Lost productivity resulting from file conversions, data compatibility issues, and errors in the design of parts within moving assemblies prompted Barry-Wehmiller Companies to engage BWIR to study standardizing on a 3D system, according to Senthil Kumar, BWIR director of engineering services. 0
Barry-Wehmiller International Resources Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) provides design and manufacturing systems consulting services to some of the world’s top manufacturers, including Barry-Wehmiller Companies. In 1998, Barry-Wehmiller Companies began to challenge traditional 2D design methods and investigated available 3D design tools. Lost productivity resulting from file conversions, data compatibility issues, and errors in the design of parts within moving assemblies prompted Barry-Wehmiller Companies to engage BWIR to study standardizing on a 3D system, according to Senthil Kumar, BWIR director of engineering services. 0
World Leader Generates Success with MEDUSA's Power Tools Atlas Copco Energas GmbH, world leader in generators, compressors and turbo expander technologies, has reached an enviable degree of efficiency in its plant development and construction programs. To get to where it is today, Atlas Copco needed not only a strong corporate vision, but also an outstanding CAD strategy. 5
German metalwork producer solves all of its design problems with KOMPAS-3D CAD software ASCON' customer - Wolfgang Buscher Metallbau’ success story 0
Innovative Australian manufacturer simplifies product development with KOMPAS-3D ASCON customer,Mick Murray Welding, success story 0
KOMPAS-3D helps emergency services to save lives ASCON customer Customer success story: Engineering center of Fire systems Co. Ltd. 0
Sound and Snow - LMS Tools Help Arctic Cat Enhance the Thrill of the Ride Anybody can bolt an engine and sled together to build a snowmobile and then stuff in insulation so the vehicle squeaks by government noise regulations. At Arctic Cat, however, sound is not an attribute merely to be damped out by trial and error but rather tuned during design to contribute to the overall riding experience. The goal is an Arctic Cat specific sound when the engine is revved up - a sound that adds to the thrill of the ride - and a vehicle so quiet you can talk to fellow riders when the engine is idling.

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RCR deploys Metris iGPS to transform NASCAR body facility into metrology area All three Richard Childress Racing (RCR) teams qualified for the Chase for 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup. On top of this exceptional accomplishment, RCR’s Kevin Harvick won the famous Daytona 500, Jeff Burton won in Texas, and Clint Bowyer finished third overall in the Chase. To step up success rate in 2008, RCR recently transformed its new facility for race car body fabrication into a large-scale metrology environment RCR teams use simultaneously. Adding higher precision and throughput to the fabrication process of race car body increase the competitive edge of RCR. Faster fabrication and validation create surplus aerodynamic engineering time in between race days, while increased repeatability drives consistent duplication and tuning of successful race car bodies. 0
PSA Peugeot Citroën quadruples scanning productivity with Metris ModelMaker D After upgrading optical metrology equipment with a handheld Metris ModelMaker D (MMD) scanner for non-contact 3D measurement, PSA radically increased scanning productivity. Featuring 100 mm laser stripe width and all-digital operation, the MMD enables PSA metrology engineers to complete detailed geometric scans of small to large vehicle body parts in record time. They take the portable systems to any location or site, set it up and measure parts on the spot. The perfect interaction between localizer, scanner and software speeds up scanning throughput and trims down post-processing and analysis work. Fast turnaround scanning additionally enables PSA to systematically digitize body frames, doors, windscreens and other parts, and use the acquired data to validate numerical calculations, ultimately contributing to fewer mechanical prototypes. 1
Witte qualifies huge fixturing systems on giant Metris LK CMMs A vehicle door, an aircraft reinforcement segment, or a cell phone cover – numerous new components are mounted on Witte fixturing systems to accelerate accurate design development. Using modular, high-tensile aluminum bars and cubing units, Witte assembles workpiece clamping systems of any size and shape to meet specific customer needs. To monitor the dimensional accuracy of fixturing systems up to 12 meter long, Witte runs automated inspection on giant Metris LK CMMs in Germany and Singapore. High-quality Witte fixturing systems help customers worldwide reliably measure and tune part shapes as well as investigate system assembly and spacing, before committing to serial production. 0
Christofóli Reduces Machining Time with Edgecam Waveform Technology A Brazilian manufacturer finds a great reduction in production time with the use of Edgecam's waveform technology. 0
Resinate Corporation Business Case Study with Alliant TechSystems, Inc. CHALLENGE
Alliant TechSystems' ATK Ammunition & Related Products Group experienced a continuing product wear and component fit deficit with a critical munitions safety component. The current component had traditionally been machined using a metal alloy material, which was thought to be the cause of the excess wear on surrounding components. Additionally, this component was expensive to manufacture, since the material was costly and the machining process is time consuming and required significant post-process finishing.

The engineering & design teams at ATK focused on reducing manufacturing costs associated with machining the components, reducing direct materials costs associated with the high performance metal alloy, reducing time to market for a revised product and producing a surface finish that would interact more favorably with the other moving components in the assembly.

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Searching for the optimal velocity of the piston in an HPDC process 3D optimization study of the velocity profile during first phase shot sleeve process (IOSO - FLOW-3D) 1
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