Original Date: 01/23/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Engineering Analysis Contribution to Agile Manufacturing
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) addressed the problem of providing an automated finite element mesh for stress and thermal load calculations in agile manufacturing and fast prototyping by developing a software package called CUBIT. This package can lay out the finite element mesh, and Sandia has successfully applied it taking information from ProEngineer and establishing a mesh suitable for detailed analyses. Sandia maintains that time and cost savings are significant, particularly if the mesh must be finely and unevenly spaced throughout the structural component under analysis. These savings can amount to weeks. Although this type of work is currently conducted in most leading-edge industries and labs, Sandia's code may have capabilities that others on the market do not have.
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