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

Post-Processing 3D Printed Prototypes

Seatools, a subsea technology company, builds key scale models of its machinery designs using 3D Systems SLS 3D printing with the Duraform PA nylon materials. On completion of the prints, the models are sanded and painted for the company’s trade shows and marketing. Image courtesy of 3D Systems.

Post-processing a 3D printed part is still a highly manual operation, but new technologies can help reduce both time and cost.

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Design for 3D Printing

A stereolithography machine with parts being printed. Image courtesy of Proto Labs.

Design for additive manufacturing will require new software tools and a new approach.

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Simulation-as-a-Service On-Ramp

Stream lines passing over the rear wing of a dirt track vehicle. Images courtesy of TotalSim.

Read more on how network infrastructure affects small- and mid-size business access to cloud-based simulation and what is known as simulation-as-a-service.

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Speakerless Sound

Continental’s new speakerless sound system is the result of extensive NVH and acoustic analysis.

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Mobile Computing Workflows for Engineers

Image courtesy of Lenovo.

Want to work away from your desk? Mobile workflows and workstation options continue to improve, as other remote access solutions emerge.

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HPC Heroes Put Data to Work

Sensor-laden robots, like the iRobot PackBot, can go places too dangerous for humans, such as the Fukushima nuclear reactor. Image: CRASAR

Machine learning, computer vision and data analytics are helping to boost disaster response capabilities.

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The SMB Case for Simulation

ETA’s Accelerated Concept to Product Process includes design, development and CAE analysis that can reduce both cost and development time. Image courtesy of ETA.

Small companies have more affordable simulation and computing options than ever to help them benefit via faster time to market.

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IoT Security by Design

The Industrial IoT Lab is located at NI’s global headquarters in Austin, TX. It is a working showcase of industrial Internet of Things technologies, solutions and systems architectures. Image courtesy of National Instruments.

Connected products will require engineers to bake in security protection from the start.

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