Invention Machine continues its quest to draw its innovation platform into the more well-known sphere of PLM, announcing a new partnership with Siemens PLM Software to create tighter integration between the two platforms.
Invention Machine, which announced a similar deal with PLM vendor PTC in February, is pursuing these partnerships with PLM vendors to help engineers better leverage design data to bring more innovative products to market faster, officials claim. Siemens PLM Software and Invention Machine will offer the Goldfire Innovator Connector to Teamcenter software, which delivers direct access to data stored within the PLM platform, allowing design engineers to integrate engineering documents and reports while leveraging Goldfire Innovator’s problem analysis workbench and semantic knowledgebase to build structure around the innovation process.
Goldfire Innovator 4.5 offers industry-specific Risk Analysis templates, improved multi-lingual support and enhancements in the areas of search performance.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
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