SIMATIC Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) and Xcelerator portfolio can simulate employee exposure risks and optimize workplace layouts for safety and productivity in a plant. COVID-19 pandemic is still haunting the world. During this crisis, manufacturers, who have restarted operations or looking for resilience, are facing new challenges that have surfaced as ‘new normal’ … [Read more...] about Manage “next normal” in manufacturing plants with Siemens
Autodesk’s cloud-based CAD/CAM tool, Fusion 360 provides collaborative product development. In October 2018, Autodesk made a change to its Fusion 360 subscription model and merged Standard and Ultimate versions in a new commercial offering that could take advantage of Fusion 360’s generative design, advanced simulation and CAM capabilities. However, cloud credits are … [Read more...] about Autodesk introduces Fusion 360 extensions
New facility demo's Autodesk's commitment to the next generation of design and manufacture. The news has been full of news about layoffs at Autodesk, so the announcement of a new manufacturing lab in the UK city, Birmingham, might have escaped notice. Autodesk is in the midst of a major shift, actually several major shifts. Famously, the company is shifting to a subscription … [Read more...] about Autodesk opens Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Birmingham, UK
The grass roots of the maker movement are green and flourishing. TechShop, a franchise of fabrication storefronts, founded by Jim Newton and Ridge McGhee in 2006, which offers makers the tools and training they need to create DIY projects, build prototypes, or pursue their hobbies, announced in November 2017 that it was going into bankruptcy. Just as we barely digested … [Read more...] about Does the demise of TechShop (maybe) spell doom for makers?
Discover and manufacture with Autodesk Generative Design, formerly Project Dreamcatcher. Nature's evolutionary approach to design forms the basis of generative design concept. Generative design mimics the way organisms evolve in the natural world, producing the most lightweight structures possible. Generative design takes computer-aided designing to another level where … [Read more...] about Autodesk adds generative design capabilities to Netfabb 2018
After an external search and an internal review, the Autodesk board goes with continuity instead of change. Autodesk has announced the appointment of Andrew Anagnost as the company’s new CEO and President. Anagnost had been serving as co-CEO with Amar Hanspal through an interim period as the company conducted an outside search and weighed their options with both contenders. … [Read more...] about Autodesk names SVP Andrew Anagnost as new President and Chief Executive Officer
Siemens PLM has played a growing role in Siemens Digital Factory division as software and hardware become further intertwined. Immediately following their annual analyst conference held in Boston this September, Siemens PLM strategically let the news slip, that effective October 1, Tony Hemmelgarn will replace Chuck Grindstaff as the CEO of Siemens PLM. Grindstaff will move up … [Read more...] about Changes at the top: Tony Hemmelgarn appointed Siemens PLM CEO
Pain points, complete 3D data files, and changing social negatives into assets are all part of the way forward. There is a saying in aerospace: the cost of an error is the cost of the satellite. If you find a way to improve quality control in assembling a satellite, return on investment in that new method is pretty fast. Boeing has been using various methods of augmented … [Read more...] about What aerospace can teach the rest of industry about augmented reality
A new app for Windows and Apple devices can store cloud-based presentations locally. The current update of Cl3ver—a cloud-based platform for interactive web and mobile 3D presentations in AEC and manufacturing—includes the ability to run presentations without a live Internet connection and enhancements to visual quality. Architectural and engineering projects are … [Read more...] about Cloud-based Cl3ver supports unconnected presentations for AEC and manufacturing
Manufacturing companies are the leading target of cyber crime. Tom Lansford takes a look at what you can do to protect product development data. By Tom Lansford Do we really have control over the information in our company? Companies in manufacturing are the main target for hackers and industrial espionage. Security breaches cost companies and our economies hundreds of … [Read more...] about Who controls product development security?