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.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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