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Highlights From ESI Live 2021
A Global Digital Event Talking Mission Zero and How to Get Sustainability Right, Digitally
Aerospace, Automotive, Digital Transformation, Heavy Machinery

The Key to Solving Your Biggest Aerospace Challenges & Achieving Your Sustainability Goals
Making and designing the safest, lightest spaceships with ZERO physical prototypes
Aerospace

An All-Virtual Approach to Evaluate and Correct Perceived Surface Defects
A discussion with Ing. Arthur Camanho, Smart Manufacturing Director, ESI Group
Automotive

Dream up Your Most Innovative Lightweight Designs with Topology Optimization
How can you go about making your product more lightweight and reducing manufacturing costs – without sacrificing performance or safety? What if switching from steel to new lightweight material isn’t an option? We will address these topics and more in this blog.
Automotive, Digital Transformation, Energy

Space, the Next Frontier
Anticipate and address manufacturing process-related issues early
Aerospace, Virtual Reality

Aircraft Interior Design Just Got More Challenging
Packed planes are good for business and the environment (more people on one airplane means fewer planes in the air). But in the midst of a global pandemic, cramming people on-board raises new challenges for engineers designing and analyzing aircraft interiors.
Aerospace

Transitioning to Foundry 4.0 is Easier Than You Think
If your customer called on you today to increase the production of a part, at a lower price per part, would you be prepared? It’s a nice thought to believe you would be but believing and being are two very different things. Don’t be left scrambling to keep your business.
Digital Transformation

How to Make Electric Vehicles Safer and Cheaper? Start by Analyzing the Battery
As the number of EVs on the road continue to grow, so do concerns on how to keep costs low and also, and more importantly, how to keep passengers safe. Read on to see how simulation replaces crash testing in the design of lithium-ion battery packs.
Automotive

Get Mouse Ears Off Your Car Body
Mouse ears, ogees, esses, stingers… all distortions of fractions of a millimeter that can result in a stamped panel or even an entire vehicle being rejected. Don’t let that happen to you. Save both time and money by discovering how you can predict these anomalies before they occur.
Automotive, Virtual Reality


For Nissin Kogyo, ESI ProCAST is an Indispensable Tool for Assuring Production Quality
As lightweight materials become more reliable, automotive OEMs depend on them more to reduce the weight of their automobiles. Naturally, that trickles down to their suppliers who now struggle to incorporate lightweight materials into their castings without sacrificing on quality, performance or durability. So how do suppliers keep up with the demands the industry puts on them while keeping their good name? We’ll tell you how the Japanese automotive parts company, Nissin Kogyo, did it and gained even more confidence from customers like Honda and Toyota.
Automotive

Hybrid Twin™ vs. Digital Twin: We'll Tell You the Difference and Which Can Save the Life of Your Asset
Digital Twin and Hybrid Twin™. You may have heard these seemingly synonymous terms before, but do you know the difference between the two? In an interview with Dr. Slim Soua of TWI, an independent research and technology organization, he shares with us the subtle yet important variances in them as well as how using one of them can save your company tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Digital Transformation

How FCA Brazil Cut Costs and Timelines with VR
As the automotive industry becomes increasingly competitive, reducing costs for unnecessary downtime and launch delays due to production risks becomes that much more important. What if there was a way you could predict potential issues before they become a problem, avoid pre-production pilot assembly and tooling costs and shave off weeks from your production and launch timeline? Marcelo Lima at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles explains how they achieved all of this, and more and how you can too.
Automotive, Virtual Reality

Optimizing Energy Consumption in Electric Vehicles
Energy demand is set to increase with the use of electric vehicles. Manufacturers need to optimize energy consumption in their vehicles to reduce the impact on energy supplies. One way is to decrease overall weight by reducing body and trim mass. Hervé Motte at ARRK - a company specializing in Prototyping, Tooling and Low Volume Production - explains how, by taking a different approach, they achieved 30% mass saving. How did they do it?
Automotive