Today’s design engineers have the added challenge of looking for innovative ways to save weight while enhancing safety and functionality as fuel prices and emissions standards are constricting and augmenting the market place. They are also constantly looking for new ways to speed up and refine the design process to cope with the added pressures of quick turn-around. The Design Profit Weight Reduction Material Selector (WeRMS) app may just be the thing the savvy engineer is looking for.
“Energy efficiency is critical and most industries, from automotive, with its need to prepare for increasingly stringent gas mileage standards, to aerospace, with its continual need for improved fuel efficiency. A big part of the drive for efficiency comes down to finding lighter materials that match the strength of steel.”, says Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor of Automation & Motion Control for Design News.
The WeRMS app gives the product design engineer just the edge they are looking for in regards to weight reduction comparisons, especially on the fly. It’s easy to use interface makes short shrift of comparing materials – a job that is much more tedious and arduous by traditional means.
“We try to make tools by humans for humans – not Vulcans”, is how Andrew Cordoni (a programmer at Design Profit) puts it. By making the app simple to use and fast, it frees up the engineer time – a commodity in short supply.
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