Do you know what PLM is? Does it matter? In a white paper from Datamation, Dr. Kais Al-Timmi argues that the time for PLM has not yet arrived. PLM is supposed to be a total solution, seeing a product throughout its entire lifecycle, using "corporate intellectual capital" and not relying so much on technology, he argues. According to the white paper, the idea is also a very good one for the future—but not for the present. Visit this website—www.datamation.co.uk—to find out more about the white paper.
At the Design News webinar on June 27, learn all about aluminum extrusion: designing the right shape so it costs the least, is simplest to manufacture, and best fits the application's structural requirements.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.