Author Archive for Will Hastings

Platforms Abound at Hannover Fair

It’s been about two weeks since the Hannover Fair.  Now that I’m back in the office fully decompressed, it seems like a perfect time to reflect on the experience. I had two objectives while attending the fair; first, to meet with the various Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) suppliers as part of my ongoing research and, […]

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Additive Manufacturing: The Designers Dilemma

I imagine some design engineers view additive manufacturing as a blessing and a burden. A design engineer utilizes constraints – material properties, application requirements, and, of course, manufacturing limitations – to determine the fit, form, and function of a product.   For many products, these three aspects of design are deeply interdependent, and as a design […]

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Simulia Analyst Conference: Follow-up

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia headquarters for their first ever Simulia analyst conference. As Dassault Systèmes’ CAE (Computer Assisted Engineering) brand, Simulia encompasses all DS simulation solutions. The one-day event provided the Simulia team an opportunity to show off some of their latest technologies through a marathon of presentations and […]

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Siemens Innovation Day USA

The Siemens Innovation Day, held at their Central Research and Development Center in Princeton was a showcase of disruptive, “game-changing” technologies.  The event was a great chance to hear Siemens’ perspective regarding high value opportunities for digital transformation and its general approach to discovering and fostering innovation through the next47 program. The day began with […]

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Augmented Reality In the Digital Enterprise

At this year’s Orlando Forum I had the pleasure of hosting a session on the topic of Augmented Reality (AR) as a tool within the Digital Enterprise.  Even though the first AR system was developed in 1992 (by the US Airforce) it is very much an emerging technology when it comes to industrial use.  As […]

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