Matereality Software Releases Version 9

Matereality Software Releases Version 9

Matereality has released version 9 of its flagship materials management software. This update, according to the company, helps users streamline materials-related tasks for different roles in an enterprise. It includes master file management with integration to Altair HyperWorks, ANSYS Workbench, Abaqus/CAE and PTC Creo.

A new authoring interface has been added to the Data Grids function to let users fill in data gaps as they discover them. Data can now be integrated through the Dataloader Module via a Property Grid view. For the enterprise version, users can access an expanded materials specification management module and create application-specific materials.

For CAE users, Matereality has updated its CAE Modeler for direct file upload from the CAE Model grid. With this tool, engineers can upload and catalog simulation material files either singly or collectively.

The company has also added new data processing, analytics and statistical tools. Analysts can now create models of reasonable complexity, such as hyperelastic equations and non-Newtonian viscosity models. The Analyzer module can now compute statistical variance on numeric data and sophisticated error-banding for curve data.

For more information, visit Matereality.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Rogue Wave Software Updates CodeDynamics

Rogue Wave Software Updates CodeDynamics

Rogue Wave Software has launched the new release of CodeDynamics, expanding the reach of multithread debugging for the high-performance computing (HPC) environment within the commercial market.

Based on TotalView for HPC, CodeDynamics offers deep thread control, reverse debugging and advanced data visualization features. According to the company, it is suited for enterprises that need performance, scalability and high-availability.

“The use for large-scale data modeling and analytics is growing, driving the adoption of technologies traditionally reserved for HPC into new enterprise and industrial applications,” said Marty Bakal, principal product manager at Rogue Wave. “The need is the same: extremely fast systems, highly optimized code, and innovative algorithms — all requirements for big data and similar computing solutions in financial, energy, science, government, and other commercial services.”

Beyond CodeDynamics, Rogue Wave will also release TotalView for HPC 8.15.10 several days before this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC15). This version of TotalView has support for Linux PowerLE, NVIDIA CUDA (compute unified device architecture) 7.5, additional compilers and improvements for C++11.

For more information, visit Rogue Wave Software.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

BigLever Software Announces Next-Generation Gears

BigLever Software Announces Next-Generation Gears

BigLever Software, a provider of Product Line Engineering (PLE) solutions, has released the next generation of its Gears PLE Lifecycle Framework. New capabilities, according to the company, help reduce product complexity, increase efficiency, interoperability and alignment of all aspects of designing, delivering, maintaining and evolving a product line.

The next-generation includes two new significant capabilities for enterprise operation: Feature Bundles and Views.

With Feature Bundles, other departments beyond engineering can understand product line features and complete product line portfolio management.

The Views capability supports Feature Bundles and lets users focus on a selected set of product feature definition tasks within a larger context.

“As manufacturers are challenged to deliver sophisticated product lines with more feature diversity, they are looking for ways to dramatically reduce engineering and operational complexity,” said Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever Software CEO. “The new Gears capabilities represent a transformative shift. By achieving better alignment between engineering and enterprise operations, organizations are able to manage product complexity and variability much more effectively – from product line portfolio planning to engineering, manufacturing, sales, and maintenance. The result is whole-factor improvements in time-to-market, product line scalability, and product quality – which translate to major gains in competitive advantage.”

For more information, visit BigLever Software.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

WIN Enterprises Announces Mini-ITX SBC

WIN Enterprises Announces Mini-ITX SBC

WIN Enterprises, a provider of embedded x86 motherboards and appliances for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), has introduced the MB-64050. This device is a motherboard featuring the Intel Skylake-S processor.

This sixth-generation processor is a model that uses a new implementation for the Land Grid Array Socket, LGA 1151. With this LGA, OEMs can choose between the Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors depending on the power required. The Skylake processor is suited mainly for desktop and embedded device solutions.

Main features of the MB64050 include:

  • LGA socketed 6th Generation Intel Core Skylake-S embedded processor
  • Intel Q170/H110 express chipset
  • DDR4 / 2133MHz up to 16GBHDMI 1.4b, DP++ and 24-bit LVDS
  • 2 x Intel GbE LAN, 1 x Mini-PCIe
  • 6 x COM, 8 x USB, LPC, SMBus
  • 4 x SATA w/ RAID, HD Audio PCIe X16 and optional X1 PCIe slot
  • DC 12V input

The motherboard has support for both Windows and Linus operating systems.

For more information, visit WIN Enterprises.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

3D Systems, Methods Machine Tools Enter Distribution Agreement

3D Systems, Methods Machine Tools Enter Distribution Agreement

3D Systems (3DS), a provider of 3D production systems, has entered a partner agreement with Methods Machine Tools to distribute its full line of professional and production 3D printers and materials to customers.

Methods, according to a company press release, will place a strong focus on 3DS’ direct metal printers by using its expertise in metal precision machining and applications across industries such as aerospace, medical and automotive.

“We are excited to partner with Methods to bring our full range of 3D printers to their customer base to complement their machining and automation capabilities,” said Mark Wright, chief operating officer, 3DS. “Methods brings a deep understanding of metalworking manufacturing applications and a strong commitment to service and support, and will extend our coverage to new customers looking to add digital fabrication solutions to their

For more information, visit 3D Systems.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Dassault Systemes Announces 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM

Dassault Systemes Announces 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM

Dassault Systemes, a provider of 3D design software, will host its 3DEXPERIENCE Forum North America next month. The event will be held in Boston and San Francisco and addresses “Doing Business in the Age of Experience.”

The forum is structured as two, one-day events on November 16th and 19th. Speakers include David Rose, instructor at MIT Media and Lab, and Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies. Their presentations, according to a press release, will cover their expertise on product innovation, the collaborative economy and industry disruption.

“In today’s connected society, a new business model in which consumers expect instantaneous answers, delightful experiences and simplicity, is a driving force behind innovation and industry disruption in North America,” said Scott Berkey, managing director, North America, Dassault Systemes. “The 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM is designed to be a collaborative venue where customers can share their own inspirations and experiences for driving innovation. We look forward to engaging with customers in this bi-coastal event in two major innovation hubs.”

For more information, visit Dassault Systemes.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Norsk Titanium, Alcoa Partner

Norsk Titanium, Alcoa Partner

Norsk Titanium (NTi), a provider of 3D printing technology, has entered a collaboration with Alcoa to launch a joint technology and industrial cooperation program. Within this venture, the companies will explore technologies that will leverage each organization’s additive manufacturing expertise and commercial abilities for aerospace, defense, energy, automotive and maritime industries.

“We’re thrilled to deepen our relationship with Alcoa through this program, which is focused on advancing the global reach of our game-changing, 3D-printing Direct Metal Deposition technology,” said Warren Boley, president and CEO of NTi. “Through this cooperation program, we expect to build on our innovative technology capabilities by leveraging Alcoa’s in-depth understanding of lightweight metal components, increase our offerings for aerospace and other end markets, and support our goal of delivering near-net-shape titanium components finished with minimal machining.”

For more information, visit Norsk Titanium and Alcoa.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.