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Case Study: Cosine Additive Inc. Accelerates Next-Generation 3D Printer Development with SOLIDWORKS

Manufacturing industrial 3D printing equipment is no easy task, and requires the proper design and development before production can even begin. Download Now

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3D printing offers the ability to manufacture complex geometries, custom components on-demand and batches of short-run parts. However, with a new fabrication method comes new design principles. Download Now

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Due to the custom nature of build-to-order or engineer-to-order products, attention to the customer is even more crucial to the success of those products. From design to production and roll-out, it is essential to ensure that the customer’s needs are met. Download Now

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Jeffrey Hojlo of IDC shares why trends towards i) increasing product complexity, ii) quality-first manufacturing and iii) Internet of Things enablement, make it increasingly imperative for manufacturers to more tightly integrate their product design data and processes, ideally on a single platform. Download Now

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Navigating the rough currents of being a start-up can be difficult, especially with the costs of prototyping and production. Download Now

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, is all about smart technologies and big data for engineers. Download Now

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The design and engineering of traditional process plants is geared to low mix/high volume production. Download Now

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3D printing has opened new doors to rapid prototyping and even rapid production, providing users with the unprecedented ability to visualize products before mass manufacturing and create new designs that could not be made by any other method. Download Now

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Ensuring that product lifecycle stakeholders throughout your organization can access the most accurate, up-to-date product information will benefit all aspects of both the product and the organization itself. Download Now

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While 3D CAD has revolutionized mechanical design, electrical design has languished in 2D. Download Now

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In todayÆs global environment, development teams must balance competing demands for innovation, high quality and lower cost within shrinking time frames. Download Now

White Paper: How TRW used ALM to Drive Auto Safety Innovation

Automotive safety systems are becoming more and more complex every year. Download Now

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Using different tools for product design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) can result in communication barriers and a disjointed workflow. Download Now

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Despite the fact that one half of discrete manufacturing companies operate in 2D CAD, more companies are contemplating the purchase of and transition to a 3D CAD system. Download Now

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There is proven benefit for product development teams in using an integrated design and data management system. However, not all product teams can afford, need or want all the various modules in an enterprise PLM system. Download Now

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Rapid prototyping has become a game-changing innovation for designers, engineers and manufacturers. Previously, the process of creating wood or metal prototypes took weeks or months and the cost was often so prohibitive that designers skipped prototypes entirely and went directly from CAD to tooling. Download Now

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Monetary Aspects of Moving Engineering Applications to the Cloud

Companies expect a lot of savings when they move their applications to the cloud, but these savings arenÆt a slam-dunk. Download Now

How to Create Microelectro-Mechanical Systems

Traditional design flows can guide engineers creating microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS). These steps help reduce time to market by simplifying the MEMS design. Download Now

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Many single-function Internet of Things (IoT) components are available off the shelf. However, engineers can design components to perform multiple functions to improve a productÆs cost, power drain and size. Download Now

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The shapes of circuits are becoming more complex thanks to microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Engineers are challenged as design tools have not all kept pace with innovation. Download Now

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Product development teams are increasing the number of products they produce to meet exacting market needs while shrinking time to market. That drives additional complexity, which in turn tests project management to the limit. Download Now

PDKs for Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) Design and Verification White Paper

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The shapes of circuits are becoming more complex thanks to microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Engineers are challenged, as design tools have not all kept pace with innovation. Download Now

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PLM drives product innovation and growth in manufacturers of all sizes. But midsized manufacturers face unique challenges when looking for a PLM system. Download Now

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Engineers report spending a third of their time on non-value added work. Even worse, 20% of their time is spent working with outdated information, which often leads to wasted effort and rework. Download Now

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CAM applications can dramatically shorten a companyÆs design to manufacturing cycle. Yet few machine shops have implemented truly integrated CAD to CAM processes. Download Now

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Product Lifecycle Management - Beyond Managing CAD

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The location of manufacturing operations is one of the most basic and important strategic decisions. Download Now

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Aerospace and defence companies have been slow adopters of IT innovations. That may be about to change, however, now that even the DoD is endorsing moving legacy systems to the Cloud. Download Now

Linear Guide Wheels: Best Practices for Selection and Sizing

When you are designing a guide-based linear motion system, you have a lot of configuration options. Download Now

Custom Linear Guides Provide Freedom for Machine Designs

Most design engineers assume they are stuck with standard sized linear guides. Download Now

Engineering Document Management: Guide to Evaluating Solutions

Business and technical evaluators who are evaluating an engineering document management system project could use some help. Download Now

6 Critical Steps to a Successful Data Management Implementation

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The Risks of Status Quo in Product Development

Today, engineering must balance the needs of manufacturing, procurement, customers and more, alongside those of the productÆs form, fit and function. Download Now

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A "practical PLM" solution delivers efficiencies right out of the gate, while easily scaling to meet evolving needs. Download Now
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