I'm interested in making the "design-to-market" processes as accessible to suburban and rural areas as possible. I need to start cheap, but not foolish.
I'm considering some sort of PLM solution that will incorporate CAD and CAE. I may consider cloud-based as far as the environment goes although IP protection, performance, disaster recovery and business resumption are all considerations I'm factoring in.
So far, I've had a look at Dassault's CATIA and ENOVIA solutions. I have a relationship with a SolidWorks vendor already, so I'm leaning in that direction. Any other considerations? My biggest concern is integration and seamless performance through all the steps in the design-engineering-testing-marketing set of processes.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.