MSC Software Backs Digital Manufacturing Effort

Newport Beach-based MSC Software, is backing the efforts to create a national center focused on digital manufacturing technology, the company said today. MSC Software said it is part of a 41 member consortium, which also includes Boeing, Cray, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft, to create a new center--the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute--to bolster advanced, computer aided engineering, design, and simulation technologies in thier operations. The center is being led by the University of Illinois, and funded by a $70M federal grant. MSC Software said it will contribute its simulation and materials expertise to the new manufacturing center. MSC Software is a provider of engineering and simulation software.


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