Archive for Product Design

Siemens Wins Additive Manufacturing Honor as Market Gears Toward Adoption

Siemens has been awarded “3D Printing Application of the year” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  The company received its honor for the first ever successful test of additive manufactured gas turbine blades at full load conditions.  The blades, designed for the Siemens 13-megawatt SGT industrial gas turbine, were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute while exposed to temperatures […]

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FAA Additive Manufacturing Road-Map In Review

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), responsible for regulating all aspects of the US civil aviation industry, has recently filed for review its additive manufacturing (AM) strategic road-map. The primary function of the document is to provide a set of guidelines by which the administration can certify and regulate AM parts and processes over the next […]

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Business 4.0 with Industrial IoT

A recent analyst event given by Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) evolved Industry 4.0 into a broader Business 4.0 theme. It included many of the technologies underpinning Industry 4.0, and extended this beyond the manufacturing portion of an industrial enterprise. Here, optimization and digital transformation goes from the plant floor into other aspects of the business. […]

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Digital Engineering: Convergence of Disruptive Technologies

We constantly talk about next-gen manufacturing, Industrie 4.0, IIoT etc, but I think the underlying nervous system supporting all these is connectivity and convergence. Increased connectivity and computational power have converted hype to reality.  Previously Cloud, IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics were like nebulous concepts at boardroom discussions; but now they are […]

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IIoT for Smart Manufacturing part 2 – Digital Thread and Digital Twin

As it is today, many of product lifecycle processes, from design, to process planning and engineering, manufacturing are siloed because different software tools, models and data representations are used, and often by many different teams across different organizations and geographic locations. To achieve the goals of smart manufacturing, these product lifecycle processes and manufacturing functions […]

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