Author Archive for Will Hastings

AR Remote Expert Driving Industry Wearables

If you’ve ever attended a PTC event I’m sure you are well aware of the company’s passion for augmented reality (AR). As a leader in the PLM industry and trailblazer of IIoT technology, PTC champions a future where AR is an essential technology in the industrial enterprise. It’s vision for this future takes the form […]

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Dassault Systemes Tailors PLM Experiences

For many Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software suppliers, the frenzy around IoT presents an enticing emerging market.  By providing IoT services for connecting and monitoring products in the field, PLM suppliers can deliver on the promise of complete lifecycle management.  This sentiment was echoed by PTC’s CEO Jim Heppelmann at the LiveWorx 2017 conference when […]

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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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