BRM Aero uses Dassault Systèmes technology to more efficiently design its Bristell airplanes

Fast, secure cloud access to advanced product development capabilities is creating opportunities for innovative smaller business to improve productivity with minimal IT overhead. 

Generally speaking, experts say, the resurgence of aerospace innovation requires more comprehensive, sophisticated technology.

Specifically, they need digital solutions that can connect the enterprise across all its departments, employees and data.  Continue reading BRM Aero uses Dassault Systèmes technology to more efficiently design its Bristell airplanes

Siemens acquires integrated circuit software developer Solido Design Automation to strengthen its digital offerings

Siemens is strengthening its digitalization offerings – in particular, its product lifecycle management platform – through a new acquisition.

Siemens has reached an agreement to acquire Solido Design Automation, a provider of machine learning-based variation-aware design and characterization software.

Siemens says the purchase will strengthen the integrated circuit design and verification technologies it already offers through Mentor, a previous acquisition.  Continue reading Siemens acquires integrated circuit software developer Solido Design Automation to strengthen its digital offerings

Octopuz partners with SolidCAM to make programming industrial robots easier

Octopuz is officially partnering with SolidCAM, resulting in the “full integration” of the two companies’ products. 

The companies say this allows users to “benefit from the power of a world-class CAM software in SolidCAM, and bring these advanced tool paths to the world of industrial robotics using Octopuz”.

As a result of the new partnership, Octopuz now has the ability to import toolpaths from SolidCAM directly into the software for robotic applications.  Continue reading Octopuz partners with SolidCAM to make programming industrial robots easier

An introduction to product design and development for manufacturing

Many people have ideas, but actually producing something – sketch, prototype, then final product – from those ideas, and having it mass-manufactured, is a hugely complex, time-consuming and expensive process.

If that product is an electronic and semiconductor technology-based hardware-and-software product, which is increasingly in demand these days, then that’s an even higher level of complexity and stress.

This article tries to provide a starting point, or introduction, for those interested in industrial design or product development, and maybe have ideas for products and want to know how to start the process of getting them manufactured.  Continue reading An introduction to product design and development for manufacturing

vPersonalize launches ‘first’ integrated 3D design and manufacturing automation software for one-off, small batch and on-demand manufacturing

 

vPersonalize – which is backed by venture capital company Accel – says its patented 3D design-to-manufacturing automation software enables mass adoption of a new way of manufacturing

A US company called vPersonalize is claiming to have become the first company to launch a unified design-to-manufacturing software solution. 

The company says the new application is aimed at brands, designers and manufacturers to enhance operational efficiency, optimize product development, and help bring innovative products to market quickly.

Utilising a portfolio of patented technologies, vPersonalize says it has delivered “the only design to manufacturing automation solution that makes small batch and custom manufacturing viable at regular price points”.  Continue reading vPersonalize launches ‘first’ integrated 3D design and manufacturing automation software for one-off, small batch and on-demand manufacturing

Valmet goes digital with Dassault Systèmes to improve its engineering and sales for paper and pulp

 

Valmet, a manufacturer of large-scale paper and pulp production machinery and automation systems, has selected Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform to digitalise its operations.

3DExperience is a digital platform which includes many features that can typically be found in product lifecycle management software suites.

Valmet says the implementation of 3DExperience is helping the company to provide more innovative customer-oriented experiences at each service and sales opportunity.  Continue reading Valmet goes digital with Dassault Systèmes to improve its engineering and sales for paper and pulp

Systems design: Teradyne standardizes simulation tasks using Cadence technology

 

Teradyne, the industrial giant which owns Universal Robots, has standardized its simulation tasks using technology from Cadence Design Systems.

Teradyne’s standardization uses Cadence’s Xcelium Parallel Logic Simulator, which is claimed will accelerate the development of application-specific integrated circuits.

Teradyne uses ASICs for delivery of its automation equipment for test and industrial applications.  Continue reading Systems design: Teradyne standardizes simulation tasks using Cadence technology

Chinese companies planning to bid for German industrial giant FFT, says Reuters

 

Chinese firms including the Jiangsu Hagong Intelligent Robot Company are planning to make a bid to buy German industrial giant FFT, according to a report on Reuters.com

Other companies said to be interested include state-owned Shanghai Electric and equity firm AGIC Capital, says Reuters.

FFT, which builds manufacturing facilities for automakers and other industrial companies, is said to be valued at around $712 million.

FFT is owned by an equity investment company called Aton, and any deal is not likely to cause any political controversies, according to people Reuters quotes.  Continue reading Chinese companies planning to bid for German industrial giant FFT, says Reuters

IAS uses Visual Components to speed up robotics and automation systems design process

 

Robotics and automation integrator IAS says it has accelerated its proposal and design process using Visual Components, a 3D manufacturing simulation application. 

The company says it had been considering using 3D simulation software as a way of communicating its ideas to clients for quite some years.

And, after a demonstration of the software at its facility, the company chose Visual Components.  Continue reading IAS uses Visual Components to speed up robotics and automation systems design process

Siemens selects Blue Software for proofing and artwork annotation in its product lifecycle management software

 

Blue Software, a provider of design collaboration software, says its proofing and artwork annotation technology is now available as “advanced proofing” in the Siemens Teamcenter portfolio.

Siemens claims its Teamcenter is the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software.

Anyway, it’s part of Siemens’ product lifecycle management software business. A list of popular PLMs can be found hereContinue reading Siemens selects Blue Software for proofing and artwork annotation in its product lifecycle management software

Dassault Systèmes to acquire simulation software company Exa

 

Industrial design software giant Dassault Systèmes has agreed to acquire Exa Corporation, a provider of simulation software for product engineering.

Exa is based in Burlington, Massachusetts-based, and Dassault Systèmes is headquartered in France, and is now believed to be the one of the largest software companies in Europe by revenue.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes will commence a tender offer within the next 10 business days to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Exa common stock for a price of $24.25 per share payable in cash upon completion of the offer.  Continue reading Dassault Systèmes to acquire simulation software company Exa

Dassault Systèmes launches SolidWorks 2018

 

Dassault Systèmes has launched the latest version of its SolidWorks 3D design and engineering application. 

The company says SolidWorks 2018 features an integrated, end-to-end solution for the design to manufacturing process that enables businesses of any size to rethink their approach to how parts and products are made and quickly bring innovative ideas to market in today’s experience economy.

Powered by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform, which is probably a product lifecycle platform, SolidWorks 2018 is said to support a business’ complete design through manufacturing strategy with solutions that simplify the interactions between disciplines across the product development workflow.  Continue reading Dassault Systèmes launches SolidWorks 2018

Stibo Systems launches new version of its Spire product lifecycle management software

 

Stibo Systems has launched the latest version of its product lifecycle management software.

Stibo says its new SpirePLM 8.2 is a comprehensive PLM solution enabling organizations to reduce the time required to introduce new products to market, compete efficiently and meet market and consumer expectations.

The company says it realised that new product introduction and product updates must be managed effectively in today’s digital world to achieve success.  Continue reading Stibo Systems launches new version of its Spire product lifecycle management software

Yamaha Motor opts for Siemens product lifecycle management to digitalise industrial processes

 

Yamaha Motor has selected Siemens to provide product lifecycle management software to support its digitalization initiative.

Yamaha will deploy the Siemens’ Teamcenter portfolio across all development divisions of their key business, motorcycle products.

Siemens claims Teamcenter is “the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software”.  Continue reading Yamaha Motor opts for Siemens product lifecycle management to digitalise industrial processes

Synova launches five-axis CNC for 3D machining and hole-drilling

Synova, a provider of advanced laser cutting systems, has developed a new Computer Numerical Control machine with 5-axis capability to satisfy stringent technical requirements in the aerospace and energy sectors.

As engine manufacturers continuously seek to improve performance, high-quality machining of turbine engine components and process stability in production are critical to success.

The new MCS 500 with water jet guided Laser MicroJet technology allows precise and fast 2D and 3D laser cutting and drilling of hot section components used in modern jet engines and industrial gas turbines with high repeatability.  Continue reading Synova launches five-axis CNC for 3D machining and hole-drilling