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OnLogic transforms design testing process using simulation

​OnLogic has integrated SimScale’s cloud-based simulation platform into its design testing process.

The company identified a need to update its product development processes whilst designing a high-performance rugged PC. Its engineers were tackling stricter thermal requirements than they had previously had to work with.

As simulation methods had proven to be valuable in other projects, the team started using SimScale’s platform to run conjugate heat transfer simulations.

The team tested multiple heat sources and evaluated the thermal performance of their chassis in a low-airflow environment. These quick design iterations meant OnLogic could identify the design that would achieve the best possible thermal performance quickly and cost-effectively.

“Our overall impression of working with SimScale on our project is two thumbs way up. We're already using it on new projects, and expect SimScale to be part of all future product developments,” said Erick Kopff, engineer at OnLogic.

The simulation gave 95% accuracy of actual product testing performance, which saved significant manufacturing costs by using less material during development. With a $3 per-system cost saving on thousands of units, OnLogic saved tens of thousands of dollars in materials costs, including adjustments to chassis extrusions and cooling solutions.

Below: OnLogic's high-performance rugged PC (Karbon 700) was designed using SimScale's platform.

Charlotte Hathway

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