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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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How to design, build, and operate an IIoT system

For several years I have been asking PLM suppliers, “What do you offer your customers to help them create an IIoT system?”  Until now, the answers I’ve gotten have usually been a compendium of available design, simulation, modeling, and information management products.  But the essence of my question really has more to do with the […]

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Making a Mark in Augmented Reality

I was pretty sure when I wrote a previous entry on this blog, Pokemon Go Reveals the World of Augmented Reality, that I would not be the only one making the link between the hugely popular smartphone app and an improved understanding and appreciation of augmented reality (AR) technology. As I said at the time, […]

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The Future of Manufacturing: Prescriptive Analytics and Operational Intelligence

I blogged last week about the need for more intelligence in edge devices and smart sensors. Additionally, I commented in an earlier blog include how completed operational and executed work records, quality assurance records, work flow histories, operational deviations and variations, engineering changes, and many other records related to the production process represented the real […]

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Predictive Analytics for Production and Product: Two Roads That Will Converge

We have been discussing for some time now how manufacturing and production systems will undergo significant changes with the emergence of IIoT technologies, smart and connected factories and supply chains, and a steady progression from simply monitoring machines and production lines to optimizing production processes, to predictive and prescriptive analytics, to possibly autonomous lights out […]

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