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Siemens Digital Industries Software merges virtual and real worlds in software, hardware, design, and manufacturing

“Every industry we serve – from aerospace and automotive to electronic design – is transforming,” Siemens PLM Software officials in Plano, Texas, acknowledge. Siemens PLM Software, too, is undergoing a transformation, having just changed its name to Siemens Digital Industries Software. The new name reflects the division’s position inside the core operating company, Siemens Digital Industries, as well as its evolution from a product lifecycle management (PLM) company to one delivering a broad portfolio of industrial software and services in support of digitalization strategies at companies around the world

Air Force maintainers now use 3D-pritning to create nonstructural aircraft parts

Three maintainers of the 60th Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California were trained and certified with Stratasys F900 industrial-sized 3D printer which prints parts up to 36-by-24-by-36 inches in Ultem 9085 thermoplastic – a material ideal for aerospace applications based on its flexibility, density, strength, weight, and flame retardant properties.

Rolls-Royce taps IFS Maintenix, real-time data analytics to optimize MRO, product development

Rolls-Royce officials in London are using data gleaned from its Trent aircraft engines in service with airlines to optimize maintenance, service, and even product development. The power and propulsion technology provider is using IFS Maintenix from global enterprise applications company IFS in Linkoping, Sweden, to exchange data with airlines operating Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, Trent XWB, and Trent 7000 engines.

Subaru partners with Pittsburgh-based ANSYS on hybrid vehicle design

Subaru Corporation is partnering with Pittsburgh-based ANSYS, Inc. to develop control systems that deliver unrivaled safety and reliability for their next-generation hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Namely, Subaru is using ANSYS SCADE tools to automate and expedite the precise design and validation of embedded software in the electronic control units (ECUs) for the company’s new e-Boxer system.

All four NSSL launch vehicle developers say they’ll be ready in 2021

Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have all submitted proposals for the U.S. Air Force's Phase 2 Launch Services Procurement (LSP) competition, which will ultimately award two companies with up to 34 launches over a five-year period under the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) program.
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