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Beth Stackpole is a contributing editor to Digital Engineering. Send e-mail about this article to DE-Editors@digitaleng.news.

Winds of Change Hit Aerodynamics Testing

SimScale leverages the cloud to democratize CFD analysis, as with this example of an F1 race car. Image courtesy of SimScale.

Despite more expansive use of computational fluid dynamics, carmakers are getting the best aerodynamics results by tuning engineering workflows to integrate both simulation and wind tunnel testing.

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Roadblocks Slow the Digital Twin Race

Digital twins will give Hendrick Motorsports the speed and agility to make competitive design changes. Images courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports.

Companies are proceeding with caution on the digital twin journey, slowed by varying interpretations of the technology, the complexity and the lack of a packaged tool set.

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Mass Customization’s Data Challenge

adidas is leveraging Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis 3D printing technology to mass produce custom, high-performance sneakers. Image courtesy of Carbon.

3D printing has evolved to make mass customization a reality, but capturing and integrating the relevant data to drive designs still requires some heavy lifting.

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PLM Gets a Collaboration Makeover

Solid Edge Portal allows users to upload their designs and maintain fully associative parts lists for easy project accessibility and part visualization. Image courtesy of Zumex Group and Majenta PLM.

Vendors are revamping platforms with new technologies aimed at democratizing engagement and facilitating collaborative workflows.

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IoT Analytics: More Hype Than Reality?

FusionConnect’s business intelligence-level analytics helps engineers make sense of IoT product data. Image courtesy of Autodesk.

Although predictive maintenance and asset monitoring are among the top IoT use cases gaining traction, leveraging analytics to drive product design is still in the formative stages.

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