Consider the recent headlines regarding battery problems with the now-grounded and once highly lauded Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and it’s not hard to see why engineering and manufacturing executives lose lots of sleep over quality issues and why formal quality management programs are so crucial to a product’s ultimate success.
With that in mind, Siemens PLM Software joins a number of other PLM vendors folding quality management capabilities into their PLM platforms. Continue reading
The diet industry and the computer-aided engineering (CAE) segment are heading for a head-on collision, at least in their terminologies. They both share a similar objective too: Like Jenny Craig and WeightWatchers, CAE software programs are now on a quest to help you lose weight. To be precise, more and more of these software are introducing ways to help you shave off materials, or excess weight, from your design. (For more, see “The Twin Forces of Optimization & Inspiration” in December 2012 issue, now available online.) Continue reading
For those who think Siemens PLM Software’s talk about openness is just talk, it pays to consider its latest announcements, that while seemingly unrelated, seem to go a long way in underscoring its commitment to the much discussed strategy. Continue reading
In 2008, when Autodesk got its hands on Moldflow in an acquisition, it gained a huge advantage over rivals CAD developers. The ability to simulate the injection-molding process for molded plastic products brought design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) closer than before. The software is still available as a standalone program, rebranded as Autodesk Moldflow. But it’s also tightly integrated with Autodesk’s primary 3D mechanical design software, Autodesk Inventor, though a plug-in called Moldflow Adviser. Continue reading