What are the required computer specifications?
Just an internet connection. You will be able to access the platform and run your optimizations via your internet browser. The software platform runs on secure HPC resources that we provide. We do not expect our clients to have the computing power available in-house. For postprocessing, a discrete GPU is recommended. This will make the 3D visualization of your results easier. You can both store the results on the platform and download them to your own storage. Be aware of the fact that you need to have enough storage space if you would like to download the results.
Are the designs manufacturable?
Yes, the designs are manufacturable. Manufacturing constraints can be included in the case setup. The software supports various manufacturing techniques and constraints depend on the technique. It is important to note that the manufacturing constraints are defined mathematically in our software and as engineers we recommend to critically appraise the resulting design for minor errors may occur. You can set constraints for various manufacturing techniques like CNC milling, Sheetmetal forming, 3D Printing, Die casting, Stamping, Injection molding and much more.
Can the software only be used for electronic cooling systems?
No, the software is not restricted to just electronics or even thermal problems. It can design components for any application that requires thermal management or flow distribution. Anything that produces heat or that involves flow is within the software’s scope. In summary, all thermal and flow problems can be solved. Industries that are using our software include and are not limited to automotive, laser technology, aerospace, home appliances, medical imaging, etc.