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.
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.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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