Bath University gears up for Formula Student
The Mechanical Engineering course at Bath University teaches students how to use physical science, mathematics and computing to assess engineering systems. Students combine this with study in design and manufacturing processes to understand how modern industry works. At Bath, practical project work is central to the education experience.
ID key-operated switches replace passwords in HMI
Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMIs) are dashboards that act as an interface between a user and a machine or device. They are designed to present information in a graphical format about the status of a process to an operator. HMIs can be password protected to only give authorisation and access to operators with the correct security clearance. However, a growing and recurring problem has been the loss or misplacement of these critical passwords, c...
Siemens steps up to support the ventilator challenge
The gravity of the Covid-19 challenge has been made clear by the UK Government. The National Health Service needs thousands of ventilators and UK industry has been asked to respond to the challenge via the Ventilator Challenge UK.
Orchestrating automotive embedded application development
Large-scale trends in the automotive embedded industry are making embedded software development more fundamental to vehicle development overall. Vehicle automation, connectivity, electrification, and shared mobility (ACES) are driving a need for remarkably sophisticated software to enable features like advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), battery management, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, and more.
Digitalised smart manufacturing for electronics
As users of electronic devices, we can all appreciate the excitement of a new smartphone launch, the holiday availability of a new video game platform, or the introduction of a wearable device that promises to enhance our well-being in some way. Breakthrough innovations in electronics come rapidly, and we have come to expect that. By Caren Potter and Louisa Lou, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Partnership accelerates mobility by redefining design capabilities
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced a partnership with Arm, that will bring leading edge IP, methodologies, processes and tools together to help automakers, integrators and suppliers collaborate, design and bring to market their next-generation platforms much faster. This partnership was formed to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the industry in developing platforms to realise active-safety, advanced driver as...
Additive manufacturing portfolio expanded through acquisition
Siemens announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Atlas 3D, a Plymouth, Indiana-based developer of software that works with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printers to automatically provide design engineers with the optimal print orientation and requisite support structures for additive parts in near real-time. Atlas 3D will join Siemens Digital Industries Software, where its solutions will expand additive manufacturing capabilitie...
More applications bring AI to machine tools
Siemens has extended its Industrial Edge offerings for the machine-oriented Sinumerik Edge to include more new applications. With the new software, the company is helping machine tool users to improve workpiece and process quality, increase machine availability, and further optimise machine processes. With Edge Computing, large volumes of data can be processed locally on the machine tool.
Client software for LTE-R train communications solutions
Siemens Mobility and Softil have jointly announced an agreement that will see a range of next generation communications solutions come to market for use in Long Term Evolution-Railway (LTE-R) railways as well as Mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) metro applications like underground/tram buses etc.
Engineering creativity using model-based generative tools
Siemens today announced that Mazda Motor Corporation has adopted the Capital electrical design software suite from Mentor, a Siemens business, to help maximise innovation in the design of next-generation automotive electrical systems. Mazda uses Capital for model-based generative design for the electrical and electronic systems of the entire vehicle platform.
Simulation capabilities improve quality and reduce costly prototypes
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced the availability of the latest version of Solid Edge software, which features numerous enhancements that will enable small and medium-sized manufacturing companies to accelerate product development and manufacturing processes.
Development of design for additive manufacturing applications
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Siemens Digital Industries Software to develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing. The applications will leverage Siemens’ end-to-end software solution for industrial additive manufacturing that combines generative engineering, topology optimisation, predictive analytics, process simulation, build preparation and production execution.
Software for manufacturing operations management
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced the immediate availability of Siemens Opcenter software, a cohesive portfolio of software solutions for Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM). Siemens Opcenter expands on the heritage of Siemens’ recognised MOM software by uniting these products in a single, connected cloud-ready portfolio with a harmonised user experience that can help manufacturers meet demands for production efficienc...
Validation programme to accelerate autonomous vehicle development
Siemens has introduced the PAVE360 pre-silicon autonomous validation environment - a programme established to enable and accelerate the development of innovative autonomous vehicle platforms. PAVE360 provides a comprehensive environment for multi-supplier collaboration across the automotive ecosystem for the development of next-gen automotive chips.
Electrical design software used in next-gen EV system design
Siemens has announced that Japanese EV systems provider PUES Corporation has selected Capital electrical design software from Mentor, a Siemens business, to help speed and simplify the development of next-generation automotive electrical/electronic (E/E) systems. PUES turned to Siemens’ Capital software after years of using discrete point solutions across multiple engineering domains.
The Charter of Trust takes step forward to advance cyber security
At the Munich Security Conference in February 2018, nine organisations signed the world’s first joint charter for greater cyber security. A year on, the Charter of Trust has grown to 16 members. In addition to Siemens and the Munich Security Conference, the signatories include AES, Airbus, Allianz, Atos, Cisco, Daimler, Dell Technologies, Deutsche Telekom, Enel, IBM, NXP, SGS, Total and TÜV Süd.
Siemens set up a network working against hacker attacks
New Siemens suppliers must comply with minimum binding cyber security requirements, which was introduced step-by-step starting on 15th February, 2019, and anchored in a separate, binding clause in all new contracts. These requirements will apply primarily to suppliers of security-critical components such as software, processors and electronic components for certain types of control units.
Moving towards level 5 autonomy
The complexity inherent in autonomous vehicle design will push the tools and methodologies used by automotive engineers to their limits. This is especially true in the electrical and electronic systems domains as they come to dominate the operation of a vehicle’s safety-critical systems and convenience features.
Graphical 3D configurator simplifies planning of control cabinets
Siemens has launched a new graphical configurator for Sivacon 8MF1 system cubicles. The modular system consists of a basic framework in 90 different sizes and 2,000 flexibly combinable elements. This enables the implementation of tailored solutions for virtually all industrial sectors and applications.
The reality of continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing
It has been announced that Siemens and partners, GEA and Perceptive Engineering, are hosting a three-day conference, ‘The Reality of Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing’ to examine the latest thinking around continuous manufacturing (CM) technologies for pharmaceutical manufacturers.