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Altair has reduced drop-testing time in smartphones significantly with the use of computer-aided engineering (CAE). While we often associate CAE with automation set-up, materials testing, or landing a Mars rover, Altair worked with Korean smartphone producer LG Engineering (LGE) to create a simulation model that puts a smartphone through its toughest test — dropping it on a hard surface.
Whether you are a passionate engineer, a car enthusiast, or you simply happen to be in the Detroit area this week, you may want to make a stop at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
I had the opportunity to visit during the industry preview and found plenty of interesting content for my car-geek palate. My visit started at the Ford display, where I experienced nostalgia for when I worked with Ford engineers to enhance manufacturing productivity. The team brought a portion of the all-new 2015 F-150 assembly line to the booth, bringing a hint of what a modern plant looks like to the auto show. The F-150 area was also a rather unlikely place to start my journey into lightweight design, but the new F-150 features a military-strength aluminum body, making the “built tough” Ford truck heavy duty yet more efficient than ever.
Michigan has more engineers per capita than any other state, and manufacturing accounts for 16.5 percent of the gross state product in Michigan – higher than the national average. With nationally ranked engineering programs at 17 colleges in the state, more than 6,000 engineers graduated in 2012, promising the future of Michigan a continued pool of talent.
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