According to the video below, the inventor of the first digital computer was John V. Atanasoff. This video tells the story of Atanasoff’s work on creating the Atanasoff-Berry computer. Atanasoff wanted a shortcut to the long calculations needed for theoretical physics. He worked on ideas for a faster calculation system during 1935 and 1937. His idea was to create a chain of mechanical calculators. The idea failed, so in 1937, Atanasoff decided to build a new machine using a binary system, choosing digital over analog.
While every company might have their own solution for PLM, Aras Innovator 10 intends to make PLM easier for all company sizes through its customization. The program is also not resource intensive, which allows it to be appropriated for any use. Some have even linked it to the Raspberry Pi.
solidThinking updated its Inspire program with a multitude of features to expedite the conception and prototype process. The latest version lets users blend design with engineering and manufacturing constraints to produce the cheapest, most efficient design before production.
MIT students modified a 3D printer to enable it to print more than one object and print on top of existing printed objects. All of this was made possible by modifying a Solidoodle with a height measuring laser.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
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