I'm certain the presentation will be interesting and I plan to attend.The subject is one to which I deeply subscribe; that being that anyone who uses a product, from the early adopters, to the retail salesperson, and even the factory assembly personnel – everybody ---has an opinion of the product, and many of those opinions can be very useful when it comes time to put the next generation product into design.Additionally, many non-technical users deem it an honor when their opinion is sought on a product's performance and are more than happy to elaborate, given the opportunity to do so.
Beth, there have been articles and webinars regarding PLM in Design News before. They were very enlightening. I am working with a number of smaller firms and start-ups and am really interested to see how these technologies apply at a smaller scale.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. I’ve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
Some of the biggest self-assembled building blocks and structures made from engineered DNA have been developed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute. The largest, a hexagonal prism, is one-tenth the size of an average bacterium.
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