Cadence Design Systems Inc., MatrixOne Inc., and IBM are joining forces to deliver product lifecycle management (PLM) products and services to electronics companies. The goal: Synchronize activities in software, electronics, and mechanical design to improve new product introductions and product-development processes, better manage outsourcing, and lower manufacturing costs. The three companies are working with customers and vendors to develop new standards to improve integration and interoperability.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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