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3D Car A recent article in The Economist leads me to reflect on the manufacturing revolution that has occurred, not in my lifetime, but only in the last 25 years. Economies, industries, and companies have been transformed by digital technology.

When I went to work in 1980 for GM in the Detroit area, within 50 miles of my home there were dozens of factories producing automobiles: With an annual volume approaching perhaps 8 million vehicles. Now, most of those factories (and...

Compute Power The New York Times has an article from May 4, 2016, proclaiming that Moore’s Law may have run out of steam:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/05/technology/moores-law-running-out-of-room-tech-looks-for-a-successor.html

But then they take it back by saying: “Predicting the end of Moore’s Law has for years been a parlor game in Silicon Valley, and not everyone in the industry believes that what it has come to represent is nearly over.”

Gordon Moore published a paper in 1965 stating that the transistor density on semiconductor...

Q-A You may be aware that CIMdata has been hosting a series of educational webinars. We have seen record attendance and many of the past webinars are available for replay from the CIMdata on-Demand page of our website. I recently hosted a webinar on Simulation Governance which generated lots of questions that we did not have time to answer live, here are some of the questions and their answers. For those of you who were unable to join the webinar you...

Missing PieceCIMdata consults with many end-user clients on their PLM and simulation strategies which, of course, turn out to be all about data management and process. In spite of clients having spent millions of dollars on solutions, it is incredible that when we bore down with the question about "How does collaboration and data sharing really happen?" the clients invariably get this sheepish look, stare down at their shoes, and mumble "shared drive."

It is amazing how much organizations rely on local network shared drives,...

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