LITERATURE reviews, ECONOMIC trends, SPIDER silk, STATIC electricity, and VIRTUAL prototypes
B Lightweighting b Bridgestone has launched its Enliten, a light weight tyre technology claimed to reduce material use and rolling resistance, contribute to reduced CO2 emissions and wear the same as a standard OE tyre. The technology reduces the rolling resistance of a passenger tyre by about 20 per cent from a standard premium summer touring tyre. Goodyear has equipped Priva s fleet of vehicles with intelligent tyres, which contain sensors to capture tyre data. [Extracted from the article]
Pirelli says its new simulator, recently inaugurated at the company's research and development division in Milan, will reduce tyre development time as well as the number of physical prototypes needed. The Italian supplier maintains there is now a 30% reduction in average development time for new tyres, both for the road and motorsport, due to faster assessment of virtual prototypes produced for different car models. [Extracted from the article]
VIRTUAL prototypes, SYSTEMS software, COMPUTER software development, DEALS, and INK
Synopsys has signed a definitive agreement to acquire QTronic, operating in simulation, test tools and services for automotive software and systems development headquartered in Germany. QTronic simulation and test tools will accelerate Synopsys delivery of a comprehensive automotive virtual prototyping solution for system and software development throughout the automotive electronic supply chain. [Extracted from the article]
VIRTUAL prototypes, CLOTHING & dress, CLOTHING industry, and PATTERNMAKING
The article reports on the improvement in the fit of the garments under the F&F clothing brand of British grocery store chain Tesco globally after it has implemented Lectra's three-dimensional (3D) virtual prototyping solution in 2013. Topics discussed include the other benefits of the virtual prototyping solution to the brand such as the improvement in the brand's speed to market, the automation and accuracy of size grading across the brand's entire offer and improvement in quality.
The article presents a reprint of the article "3D technology: Apparel design and development" by Lee Adendorff, which appeared in the online resource' September 2, 2014 issue. It focuses on three-dimensional technology which still relatively new to the fashion industry. It states that the technology helps apparel companies in virtual prototyping, pattern making and 3D models for the creation of digital catalogues. The technology also capable of performing body scanning and sizing.
TEXTILES, METHODS engineering, COMPUTER software, DESIGN, and VIRTUAL prototypes
The article presents a reprint of the article "US: Optitex expands 2D and 3D software capabilities," which appeared in the July 8, 2014 issue of "Aroq-Just-Style.com." A new tool will feature in Optitex's latest 2D and 3D CAD/CAM and virtual prototyping software solution that improves the design and development workflow for garments that use printed fabrics.