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Having just arrived in Cleveland, Ohio for CAASE18 (Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering), I was reminded of the recent COFES meeting where I was struck by the similar propositions of two people I greatly respect. Ken Welch of SIMSOLID talked about how rapid simulation response enables better…
Part of the advantage of my job is I have this blog, and I am allowed to complain. My Andy Rooney moments. I was recently in South Africa, and rented a new Mercedes C-180. Nice car, except, the user interface is a nightmare. The clock was set 18 minutes slow,…
Advances in Additive Manufacturing (AM) equipment offer the prospect of making industrial quality components and even whole products. AM machine makers claim they can make industrial quality products from a variety of new materials. Design tool providers claim their tools can design, simulate, and optimize every stage of the process.…
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are not new topics, they have been around for decades just like 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Hardware and software advances in recent years are pushing AR/VR to the top of many technology trends lists. VR has been available for several decades, and even in…
It's an audacious thing to say, that human knowledge is a constraint on our imagination and innovation. I was reminded of this last week in a conversation with Dr. Pedro Marcal. Pedro is the author of MARC, the first nonlinear finite-element code, long since acquired by MSC. Now, at age…
Product service and service lifecycle management (SLM) are undergoing significant changes. Companies are leveraging the advent of smart, connected products, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to capture and manage more information about the in-service use and status of products and systems. This information…
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