Gartner Inc. (www.gartner.com), a major research and industry analyst firm, has ranked Dassault Systemes as the top financial performer in the growing sector of Product Lifecycle Management software and services. The ranking, completed in March, also includes EDS PLM Solutions, PTC, and MatrixOne as leaders in PLM. Autodesk and MSC.Software also ranked high as challengers.
Gartner said in its report that Dassault and its U.S. marketing partner IBM have committed more resources to their partnership and that Dassault deserves credit for building a complete PLM framework on its V5 architecture.
Dassault President Bernard Charles says PLM is the next revolution for creating manufactured products using 3D modeling.
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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