MIT researchers have developed a tool that makes it much easier and more efficient to explore the many compromises that come with designing new products.
Designing any product — from complex car parts down to workaday objects such as wrenches and lamp stands — is a balancing act with conflicting performance tradeoffs. Making something lightweight, for instance, may compromise its durability.
To navigate these tradeoffs, engineers use computer-aided design (CAD) program…
MIT News – Electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) – Computer science and technology