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IoT-powered Virtual Manufacturing is the Next Big Thing

The industrial revolution underway driven by the effects of changing technology, market conditions, and consumer needs is forcing companies to strive for greater efficiency in product quality and service more than ever before.  Competitive advantage rests solely with those firms that embrace state-of-the-art technologies that help them drive down the cost of production right from […]

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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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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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