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Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds

Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)

Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now

Industry Perspective: Education and Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D printing has rapidly emerged as a key technology in modern design and manufacturing, so it’s critical educational institutions include it in their curricula to avoid leaving students at a disadvantage as they enter the workforce. Download Now

Taking Control of Engineering Documents

This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Turbocharge Engine Efficiency with Viton Fluoroelastomers

With industry insights from the trusted & proven fluoroelastomer, you can ensure engine efficiency and power output. Download Now

The Great Project Profitability Debate

A/E firms have a great opportunity to lead the world into the future, but the industry’s greatest asset—real-time data—is sitting wasted in clunky, archaic ERP platforms. Learn how real-time, fully interactive dashboards in a modern ERP allow you to unlock data that will shape the future of the world. Download Now

The Business of Projects For Dummies, Unanet Special Edition

This eBook is your guide to creating the best practice for project success. It shows how ERP opens the door to insightful analytics that guide planning, execution, financial management, and more. Download Now

Five Things Other ERP Vendors Won’t Tell You But Should

Digital transformation is coming, and you need to ensure your business has the right data backbone to meet these challenges. Uncover the questions to ask when evaluating your current ERP for your growing A/E firm. Download Now

How to Enhance your PLM to Effectively Manage Increasing Product Complexity

Read Configit’s white paper for a closer look at how to meet growing customer demands, minimize risk of errors and get products to market faster by expanding the capacity and capability of your PLM systems with collaborative Configuration Lifecycle Management. Download Now

3D Printing Fundamentals

From functional prototypes, tools and fixtures to end-use parts, the 3D printing industry is transforming many other industries and processes. Read this guide and you’ll learn the promise and reality of 3D printing. Download Now

Reducing IR and EM Issues with Automated Via Insertion

The Calibe YieldEnhancer PowerVia utility uses manufacturing requirements to perform automated insertion of DRC/LVS-clean vias. Results show significant improvements in EM/IR results, including substantial reductions in current density violations. Download Now

The Value of High-Performance Computing for Simulation

This white paper describes the various Ansys HPC licensing models and demonstrates the value of a sustained investment in HPC developments. Download Now

Run Your Ansys Fluent Simulations at Top Speed

This whitepaper reviews the results of performance testing conducted with Ansys Fluent when making use of the Intel MKL sparse LDU smoother, and it explains how the improved performance results were accomplished. Download Now

The Low-Code Digital Transformation Guide

Change the way you develop apps and, in turn, change the way your business operates and engages with customers, leading to new channels of revenue. This ebook is the culmination of 14 years of experience with 4,000 customers that have all transformed their business through low-code development. Download Now

MindSphere: Enabling the World’s Industries to Drive Their Digital Transformations

IIoT leads to transparent and optimized operations, gains in productivity and the development of new business models. Companies leveraging MindSphere boost performance, sharpen their competitive advantage and realize much more profitability. Download Now

A Manufacturers Guide to Closed-Loop Digital Twins

Leveraging IoT data in digital twins creates a closed-loop environment and ability for manufacturers to realize new efficiencies. This ebook covers best practices to get the most out of IoT- enabled digital twins. Download Now

Extending Industrial Automation to Optimize Efficiency and Decision Making

An investment in industrial IoT can power hyperautomation. In this guide, we’ll walk you through four specific areas where integrating industrial IoT can help you accelerate hyperautomation. Download Now

Optimizing the Integration of DFM and P&R

Design companies and foundries are constantly modifying their design implementation flows to deliver the best possible solution for their operational needs. This paper introduces a solution for fast, accurate back-annotation of fill, via, and net objects to P&R applications. Download Now

Accelerate Time to Market with Calibre nmLVS Recon Technology: New Paradigm for Circuit Verification

One thing is clear... tapeouts are getting harder, and taking longer. Calibre nmLVS Recon tool enables design teams to rapidly examine dirty and immature designs to find and fix high-impact circuit errors earlier and faster. Download Now

Net Common Resistance Extraction is Crucial to Design Reliability

The Calibre PERC reliability solution provides engineers with a packaged common resistance check that ensures accurate and efficient resistance measurements, and supports fast and accurate debugging of any errors detected. Download Now

How to Address Future Obsolescence in Embedded Computer Systems

This white paper discusses well-developed strategies to help you evaluate and strengthen your plan for long-term viability of programs and systems that includes embedded single board computers. Download Now

Lightweighting and Generative Design

Lightweighting is in great demand to save material, reduce costs and comply with regulations. To help us understand how lightweighting is incorporated into design work in the field, we surveyed nearly three hundred designers, engineers and managers who lightweight designs. Download Now

The New Collaboration: A Guide to Transforming Product Design

How engineering leaders use cloud-based CAD and real-time productivity tools to improve teamwork. Download Now

The Product Innovation Imperative

A Leader’s Guide for Using Cloud-Based Product Development Tools to Drive Teamwork and Innovation. Download Now

The Engineering Leader’s Guide to PDM & Data Management

An introduction to managing your product development team’s most valuable design assets and preventing costly manufacturing errors. Download Now

An Introductory Guide to Cloud-Native Product Development

The core value of SaaS is having a single source of truth for how data is stored, processed and accessed. In this eBook, you’ll learn how a SaaS platform can immediately impact your company’s: Scalability, Data Security, Profitability, and Reliability. Download Now

2021 Power Generation and Renewable Energy Trends: Renewable Energy Technology Trends

The coming decade will see faster replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy, new utility-scale battery storage technologies and greater digitalization in modernizing aging power grids. Download Now

2021 Power Generation and Renewable Energy Trends: Fossil-Based Technology Trends

This white paper examines high level market trends, plus the state of fossil-based power generation technologies and how they are evolving to meet the needs of the 21st century market. Download Now

Bringing Your Factory to the Edge in 2021

This whitepaper discusses what you need to know to convert your legacy equipment into an edge-connected system, and all the advantages this transition can offer. Download Now

JSP Boosts High-Tech Manufacturing Simulations with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

JSP says the appliance improves Ansys LS-DYNA performance by up to 35% compared to its previous system and helps JSP keep pace with its growing CAE requirements while saving time and accelerating time-to-insights. Download Now

All You Need to Know about Hardware for Simulation

This report discusses introductory level HPCs and what you can expect. We examine the options available for engineering hardware for simulation. Download Now

Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing in Harsh Environments Using Phosphor Thermometry

This paper will specifically describe phosphor thermometry, a robust technology that provides accurate and reliable temperature sensing, ideal for demanding applications. Download Now

Engineering as It Should Be - Chapter 2: Document Security

This ebook covers basic tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Chapter 2 covers cybersecurity and answers the question: How do you secure your files and documents? Download Now

Accelerating Electrical Systems Design and Analysis

New electrical systems and wiring harness engineering solutions implement automation, facilitate collaboration and accelerate verification. Download Now

The Keys to Generative Design

Increasing automotive design complexity demands a shift away from legacy automotive design flows. The industry demands generative design. Download Now

Blurring Boundaries in E/E Systems Development

An integrated E/E solution solves tomorrow’s challenges and supports companies as they strive to overcome complexity and reduce time to market. Download Now

Cloud Computing for Engineering Simulation

This report explains how TotalCAE makes it easy for organizations to utilize cloud computing on AWS to accelerate product innovation, solve complex engineering problems, and reduce the time waiting for CAE simulation results. Download Now

How Engineers are Designing Human Machine Interfaces

We surveyed nearly two hundred engineers, managers, educators and specialists who work with HMIs to understand how organizations are developing HMIs, the importance of HMIs to the product development process, and what tools are used to design and test HMIs. Download Now

Off-Road Trends: Driving Cleaner, More Efficient and Connected Machinery

Explore global and U.S. market trends that are driving new thinking, designs, and technologies in advanced off-road machinery. Download Now

Transportation Trends that Drive New Thinking and Designs

Explore global and U.S. market trends that are driving new thinking, designs, and technologies for the truck and bus, automotive, marine, and rail industries. Download Now

The State of Digital Training in Manufacturing

To discover the state of digital training in manufacturing, we surveyed 270 engineers, managers, educators and specialists and combined the results into this report. Download Now

Engineering as It Should Be - Chapter 1: Engineering Workflows

This ebook covers basic tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Chapter 1 covers engineering workflows and answers the question: What are Workflows and What Is the Best Way to Create Them? Download Now

Accelerate Early Design Exploration & Verification for Faster Time to Market

With Calibre Recon, designers can quickly and easily find and resolve integration issues using the foundry/IDM Calibre sign-off design kit, while reducing total DRC runtime, accelerating design closure, and ensuring high-quality designs. Download Now

New Approaches to Physical Verification and Cloud Computing

Continuously developing smarter, more accurate, faster, and more efficient processes helps the industry improve both the bottom line and product quality, even in the face of increasing technological complexity. Download Now

Improving Productivity with More Efficient LVS Debug

Fix suggestions in plain text help designers find the root cause of LVS comparison discrepancies, while the ability to highlight discrepancies in both layout and schematic views lets them implement fixes quickly and efficiently. Download Now

A Machine Learning Approach to CMP Modeling

Experiments show that using machine learning and neural networks for oxide deposition profile modeling for these and other CMP processes is a promising and exciting use of this technology. Download Now

Advanced Electrical Rule Checking in IC Reliability Verification

The Calibre PERC platform enables automated sign-off quality verification for today’s most complex ERC at various design stages, including intellectual property (IP), block, and full-chip levels. Download Now

The Enterprise Buyer’s Guide to Software in the Cloud

If you are deciding whether to move your enterprise software to the cloud, this white paper will help you to both make an informed choice and know the pertinent questions to ask prospective vendors. Download Now

Manufacturing a Sustainable Future

In this guide, we’re going to take the business case for sustainable manufacturing and show how it translates into practical steps to build sustainable growth, efficiency and profit. Download Now

How DDMRP Compares to Standard Lean Manufacturing Practices

Demand-driven materials requirements planning is a planning method that does not really use a bill of materials explosion to determine how you plan the part. But what other elements of lean manufacturing can you do with DDMRP? Download Now

Functional Prototyping Using Metal 3D Printing

Functional prototypes give engineers a chance to test new ideas & designs while also revealing how the product will stand up to real-world use. When it comes to functional prototypes, 3D printing is rewriting the rules of what’s possible. Download Now

Eaton Corporation: Rapid Tooling and MRO Parts for an Automotive Supplier

The company turned to the Studio System to allow for faster retooling on manufacturing lines, speed the development and prototyping of custom parts and to quickly and inexpensively produce MRO parts to keep manufacturing lines up and running. Download Now

John Zink Hamworthy: Printing Complex Burner Tips and On-Demand Shop Floor Tools

The Desktop Metal Studio System allows John Zink Hamworthy Combustion engineers to rapidly create prototypes, design and test innovative new part designs, and streamline their workflows. Download Now

White Paper - Sheet Metal Forming with 3D Printed Dies

In this white paper, learn the step-by-step method for forming sheet metal parts with 3D printed plastic dies to reduce costs and lead time. Sheet metal forming is the most cost-effective forming procedure today for manufacturing parts at large quantities. Download Now

White Paper - Process Comparison: SLA vs DLP vs Micro SLA

In this whitepaper, we will compare laser-based Stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), and Projection Micro Stereolithography (PµSL) and examine how each performs against the ?ve factors. Download Now

White Paper - Applying an Architecture-Driven Approach to Onboard Software Design

This white paper reviews market trends that are transforming embedded software development in the automotive industry. This digital transformation requires different processes and dedicated process support tooling. This white paper describes the digital transformation challenge and suggests an architecture-driven approach to develop on-board software in a rapidly evolving industry. Download Now

White Paper - Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) Meeting the Challenge

Solutions that allow aircraft crews to navigate in DVE are a critical need and a key area of interest for military and commercial applications. This whitepaper examines common DVE challenges and some promising solutions. Download Now

White Paper - Test Reuse Across MIL SIL HIL in a Development Workflow

In this white paper learn how a standards-based, systematic, and automated generative MDD/XIL workflow helps automotive engineers develop their production ECU Verification & Validation (V&V) suites early during software modeling, and reuse them throughout the overall systems engineering project. Download Now

eBook - How to Remove 5 Obstacles to Digital Transformation

This eBook addresses the missing links that determine success or failure in Digital Transformation and shows how organizations can build a sustainable path forward, with fewer resources, in less time, and with better outcomes. Download Now

White Paper - Digital Twins and Immersive Technologies in the Energy Industry

The energy industry is faced with a tumultuous landscape of challenges that include rising costs and increased market volatility. In this white paper, you will learn how real-time 3D technology can enable this optimization at all stages within the energy industry. Download Now

eBook - The Future of Product Development is Here

Looking to make the design and manufacturing of your products more agile? For engineering and manufacturing organizations, the need for digital transformation of product development processes just became more urgent than ever so we wanted to share an eBook that will help you build a practical roadmap for your journey. Download Now

Solutions Brief - Protecting and Rescuing On-Ground Personnel

Keeping our warfighters safe and delivering them a competitive advantage is a key goal of departments of defense around the world. It’s a goal shared by embedded computing manufacturers like Abaco: we never forget who we serve.This case study describes how a major international contractor integrated an Abaco single board computer at the heart of its CAS/CSAR solution. Download Now

White Paper - Cobots vs Covid: Today's Manufacturing Reality and Tomorrow's New Normal

This white paper shows how collaborative robots can play a role in helping companies succeed in the Covid-19 world: to help with social distancing, ramp up new lines quickly and reshore existing products due to interrupted supply chains. Real-world case studies are provided. Download Now

Datasheet - Creo Generative Topology Optimization Extension

Rapidly explore innovative design options to reduce development time and expense, all within the Creo design environment. See how the Generative Topology Optimization extension automatically delivers high-quality, lower-cost, manufacturable designs. Download Now

Datasheet - Top Enhancements Creo 7.0

PTC's Creo 7.0 has breakthrough innovations in the areas of generative design, real-time simulation, multibody design, additive manufacturing, and more! With Creo 7.0, you will be able to design the most innovative products faster than ever before, keeping you on the cutting edge of product design and ahead of your competition. Download Now

White Paper - Reshoring Prototyping and Production

In this whitepaper, we'll provide insight into why and when it makes sense for U.S. manufacturers to reshore prototyping and production, and how companies can leverage the benefits of working with local design, prototype, and manufacturing partners during the pandemic and beyond. Download Now

Engineering Report - Top 10 Defect Types in Production

This 22-page report from Instrumental identifies the most common production defect types discovered in 2020, showcases trends from 2019 to 2020, and provides insights on how to prevent potential downtime in 2021. Unlike other methods, Instrumental drives correlations between a variety of data sources to help engineers find and fix root causes. Download Now

White Paper - Addressing Tooling and Casting Requirements at the Design Stage

Several of the tooling and casting requirements of a part can be addressed at the design stage. If these requirements are not addressed at the design stage, lot of time is spent in design iteration when the design reaches the die caster. These design issues lead to increase in time and cost of production leading to delay in time to market and reduced profits for the organization. Download Now

White Paper - A New Approach to Design and Manufacturing Collaboration

The benefits of cost and time savings using effective collaborative mechanisms at the right time have been highlighted in this white paper. DFMPro, CAMWorks and eDrawings together improve collaboration. Download Now

White Paper - The Why and How of DFM Review Automation

Assembly level constraints need to be satisfied before the design can move downstream. This white paper will go through the various assembly level issues, which need to be tackled by various organizations on a regular basis. Download Now

White Paper - The Other Side of Design for Assembly

Assembly level constraints need to be satisfied before the design can move downstream. This white paper will go through the various assembly level issues, which need to be tackled by various organizations on a regular basis. Know more about DFMPro, a design for assembly software. Download Now

White Paper - Design for Performance

To succeed, companies must focus on designs that can help reduce scrap, minimize development cost, streamline production processes and speed up the product launch. This whitepaper throws light on how to identify and correct Design for Performance related issues early in the design cycle. Download Now

White Paper - Understanding Tolerance Build Up in Mechanical Parts and Assemblies

This paper looks at the basics and types of variation and how they add up to the total tolerance that a design needs to account for. It also highlights the traditional methods of tolerance analysis and their drawbacks. Finally, a new approach and tools for solid model-based analysis will be provided. Download Now

White Paper - PLM and ERP: Their Respective Roles in Modern Manufacturing

Leading manufacturers are aligning their people, processes, and tools from initial product ideation through to field service. They do so by providing access to product and enterprise data in the context of each person’s domain expertise. However, it can be complicated and costly to unite engineering with the factory and supply chain. Download Now

White Paper - Thermal Characterization of Complex Electronics: A Basic Primer on Structure Functions

This whitepaper describes the role of thermal transient measurement to characterize semiconductor thermal behavior. It focuses on the value measurement derived structure functions provide through interpretation of the heat flow path inside a package for use in thermal characterization, failure diagnosis, and improving simulation thermal model accuracy. Download Now

White Paper - Moving Electric Vehicle Manufacturing into the Fast Lane

By leveraging comprehensive digital twins of both product and production, manufacturers can design and validate assembly processes and entire facilities virtually, improving quality and accelerating the ramp-up to volume production. Download Now

eBook - 10 Design Questions That Can Make or Break a New Consumer Product

It’s easy to fall in love with your own CAD design on the computer screen, but it’s how everything fits together off the screen that really matters. Beyond the design, products need to solve real-life problems or provide huge benefits that genuinely merit separating money from wallets. Download Now

eBook - Modern CAD for Machine Design

As a machinery designer, you’re a natural problem solver. That’s what you do. But you just never know what challenges your customers will throw at you next. In this eBook, you’ll be introduced to five machinery companies that recently modernized their entire design and manufacturing process with one key decision. Download Now

eBook - Modern CAD for Medical Device Design

In this eBook, you’ll read insights from three successful companies who recently switched to Onshape, a modern, cloud-based CAD system: Thinklabs (Digital Stethoscope), HydroWorx (Underwater Treadmills), Vicarious Surgical (Surgical Robots) Download Now

White Paper - Medical Device Design Control

Medical device product development is a highly integrated and regulated process. Implementation of a requirements tracking solution requires attention to a variety of nuanced topics. When presented with the task of tracking the many concept relationships in a project of this type, the initial software solution of choice tends to be a two-dimensional text systems. Download Now

White Paper - Driving the Future of Advanced Automotive Batteries

This white paper describes the computer-aided engineering for batteries (CAEBAT) development project that targeted the automotive and lithium-ion battery industries with the goal of driving down development time, and enabling large market penetration of advanced EDV power systems. Download Now

White Paper - Creating Flexible Hardware Systems with FPGA Partial Reconfiguration

Partial Reconfiguration (PR) allows FPGAs to dynamically change modules without disrupting other parts of the design. This paper discusses the use cases of partial reconfiguration as well as considerations when designing partial reconfiguration firmware using the Xilinx Vivado design tool targeting the RFSoC. Download Now

White Paper - Design for Additive Manufacturing

With a growing number of parts manufactured directly by additive manufacturing techniques, it is important to lay down design principles suitable for such manufacturing processes and to ensure parts are designed for additive manufacturing. There are several factors that are to be considered at the design stage. Few such design issues in additive manufacturing are discussed in this paper. Download Now

How Poor Selection of Aesthetics of Plastic Parts and What Designers Need to Know

Plastic parts not only need to meet the short-term color and appearance requirements, but also need to be resistant to long term color shift and fading. This paper discusses various points related to aesthetics of plastic parts and what design engineers need to know about science of color and appearance. Download Now

White Paper - Incorporating Value Engineering Right at the beginning of Design Cycle

Material, design, tooling and processing are as important as the four wheels of a high performance of a car. Use of simulation tools play an important role as well. This paper also throws light on DFMPro – a design assistant solution. DFMPro provides a rule-based approach to information on direct and indirect aspects of design performance and cost. Download Now

White Paper - Electronics Manufacturing: System-assembly Simulation

This paper describes the design and implementation of several manufacturing simulation use cases at an electronics assembly factory and describes how other factories can use simulation to optimize throughput and cost to make steps forward in their digitalization journey. Download Now

Case Study - World Leader in High-Tech Industry Drives on DFMPro to Reduce Part Costs and Improve Or

DFMPro provide the ability to reduce manufacturing costs and rework in design to manufacturing process, taking their order fulfillment rate to new levels of efficiency. Download Now

Case Study - Aerospace Major Reduces Component Costs by 10% with a Critical Look at the Design Compl

An aerospace major locked in significant savings through systematically reducing manufacturing complexity and cost of component by an estimated 10%. Download Now

White Paper - DAC Brief: Showcasing the latest innovations in Analog Mixed-Signal Verification

This brief provides a high level summary of advancements in Mentor’s AMS Verification solutions since we saw you all last year at DAC 2019 in Las Vegas. Products featured: Analog FastSPICE Platform, Symphony Mixed-Signal Platform, Solido Variation Designer, and Solido Characterization Suite. Download Now

White Paper - Latest Innovations in High-Level Synthesis, Verification & RTL Low-Power

This resource will help you find key sessions-panels at DAC from researchers, customers, and our expert technologists; and various resources detailing the recent innovations in HLS, Verification, and RTL Low-Power since DAC 2019. Download Now

White Paper - Using Built-In-Self-Test Hardware to Satisfy ISO 26262 Safety Requirements

Among the challenges in the design flow has been aligning the metrics for design-for-test and for functional safety. This paper describes using logic built-in-self-test as both a functional safety mechanism and as a part of in-system testing, which allows for alignment of metrics required for safety certifications. Download Now

White Paper - Implementing a Multi-Domain System

IoT systems are multi-domain designs that often require AMS, Digital, RF, photonics and MEMS elements within the system. Tanner EDA provides an integrated, top-down design flow for IoT design that supports all these design domains. Learn more about key solutions that the Tanner design flow offers for successful IoT system design and verification. Download Now

White Paper - UVM – “Stop Hitting Your Brother” – Coding Guidelines

UVM promised a perfect world where a common set of guidelines for testbenches and connected verification IP would make a compatible, simpler world. But UVM carries baggage from previous standards, such as OVM, VMM, eRM, and AVM. This paper describes situations where UVM provides multiple ways to solve a problem, explains the issues with certain approaches, recommends solutions, and describes the tradeoffs. Download Now

White Paper - PCIe Simulation Speed-Up Using Mentor QVIP with PLDA PCIe Controller

In this case study, PLDA explains how verification engineers can use Mentor’s Questa Verification IP (QVIP) to improve productivity during the functional verification of PCIe designs with DMA engines. The flexibility of Questa VIP was key to creating custom testbenches from scratch that can dynamically adapt to different IP topologies and configurations, mixing PCIe interfaces with multiple AXI interfaces. Download Now

White Paper - Multi-Mode Clock Domain Crossing Verification Enables Analysis Efficiency and Accuracy

This paper shows how automated modal CDC analysis is used to exhaustively verify CDC issues in all test and operational modes of an SoC with multiple IPs. This new approach automatically consolidates all results from each mode, making issues very easy to interpret and debug. Download Now

White Paper - Coverage Driven Verification of NVMe Using Questa VIP

This paper gives insight into the basics of the NVMe protocol; things which must be verified as part of a test plan. It also explores how QVIP is used for the verification of NVMe using functional coverage and what things are covered as part of the NVMe QVIP test plan. Download Now

Achieving the 7 Digital Threads in A&D Product Development

Today’s aerospace and defense companies are at the forefront of two historic trends: unprecedented innovation and increased complexity. A&D companies must embrace the digital enterprise in order to be more productive, innovate faster, and achieve program execution excellence to ensure programs deliver on technical requirements, cost and schedule. Download Now

Research Report - How AR and VR Will Help Your Construction Firm During COVID-19 and After

Limits placed on how many workers can gather at a job site vary, but these physical distancing directives can be overcome with augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) technology. AR and VR can transport key people to any job site, opening up the site and allowing more people to be on-site virtually, without requiring travel or risky physical interaction. Download Now

White Paper - Laser Scanning Over Manual Methods for the Oil and Gas Industry

Data collection has always been crucial for the oil and gas industry, but it once required a team of multiple technicians carrying clipboards and tape measures to perform data recording in the field by hand. This engineering.com whitepaper explores how 3D laser scanning can be used in the oil and gas sector. Download Now

White Paper - Fabless Challenges of Integrating Complex Silicon into the IC Package, Even the System

As the world demands higher performance, higher bandwidth, and greater capacity from smaller, lighter, and lower-power products, high-density advanced packaging (HDAP) becomes a design necessity. Learn what's required to build a true, multi-substrate flow for emerging HDAP design requirements. Download Now

White Paper - Reliability Verification for AI and ML Processors

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are seeing growing adoption in a wide range of applications. ICs used for AI/ML applications are characterized by large parallel processing computation units, high power dissipation, and complex circuitry that can deliver maximum performance within a strict power budget. Download Now

Parasitic Extraction of MIM/MOM Capacitor Devices in Analog/RF Designs

Understanding best practices and recommended tools for extracting the complex geometries of capacitor devices, as well as the in-context coupling effects for those devices in sensitive analog/RF blocks, enables designers to accurately apply the appropriate extraction process to different parts of the design. Download Now

Research Report - Future-Proofing the Factory

Slowing business and an at-risk workforce forced many factory lines to shut down in early 2020, but now those businesses are restarting. In this report, you will learn how manufacturing can future-proof factories with an integrated approach to the software that controls production systems. Download Now

eBook - Simulation-Driven Design with 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS

Simulation is a powerful tool to analyze and validate the real-world performance of a design. However, many are finding that simulation can do even more. Learn how simulation is being democratized through the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS cloud platform. Download Now

White Paper - How NVIDIA RTX Graphics Cards Accelerates Product Development from Design to Productio

Graphics cards have made significant strides in the past several years, and NVIDIA Quadro RTX cards are impacting all stages of product development, from design to production. Learn the increasing role that graphics cards are playing in product development and how Quadro RTX cards can benefit engineers, designers, architects and other professionals. Download Now

White Paper - Automotive Trends Create New Challenges for Wiring Harness Development

This white paper discusses how the rapid introduction of new technologies and the influx of automotive start-ups into the market has led to a multitude of challenges for harness development. OEMs and startups alike must consider the number and sophistication of technology features they integrate into their vehicles as they have a direct effect on harness weight, bundle diameter and cost. Download Now

White Paper - Model-Based Systems Engineering for Autonomous Vehicle Development

This paper examines disruptive innovations in the digitalization of the automotive industry, with a focus on the significant challenges posed by autonomous vehicles (AVs). Autonomous vehicles will require a radical transformation of the tools and processes for overall vehicle development. Download Now

White Paper - Generative Design for Autonomous Vehicle Electrical Systems

This white paper discusses how the complexity inherent in autonomous vehicle design will push the tools and methodologies used by automotive engineers to their limits. This is especially true in the electrical and electronic systems domains as they dominate the operation of a vehicle’s safety-critical systems and convenience features. Download Now

eBook - Transforming Medical Device Design with NX

This ebook dives into the different design stages of medical devices. With this, you’ll learn how your organization can remove the barriers to innovation by adopting a holistic platform driving speed to market. From concept, to case design, to ECAD and PCB design, to simulation and analysis, and finally getting your product to the market. Download Now

White Paper - The New World of Thermoplastic Manufacturing

Digital-direct thermoplastic manufacturing offers exceptional quality, opens the door to novel design parameters not possible with injection molding while also bypassing the long lead time and up-front investment in injection molding tooling, offering a better total value proposition. Download Now

White Paper - Strategies to Secure Connected Cars with Firewalls

White-hat hackers have demonstrated gaining remote access to dashboard functions and transmissions of connected vehicles. That makes a firewall a vital component of a multilayered approach to vehicle security as well as overall vehicle safety and reliability. Learn strategies to secure with firewalls. Download Now

White Paper - Model Based Engineering for Wire Harness Manufacturing

As complexity rises, current harness manufacturing methods are struggling to keep pace due to manual data exchanges and the inability to capture tribal knowledge. A model-based wire harness manufacturing engineering flow automates data exchange and captures tribal knowledge through design rules to help harness manufacturers improve harness quality and boost efficiency. Download Now

White Paper - What is Generative Design and Why Do You Need It?

Engineers are being asked to produce more sophisticated designs under a perfect storm of complexity, cost, and change management pressures. Generative design empowers automotive design teams to navigate this storm by employing automation, data re-use and synchronization, and framing design in the context of a full vehicle platform. Download Now

eBook - Simulation-Driven Design with SOLIDWORKS

Simulation-driven design can reduce the time and cost of product development. In this engineering.com eBook, we’ll explore how SOLIDWORKS users can access simulation-driven design through the SOLIDWORKS Simulation suite of analysis tools. Download Now

Research Report - Weaving Quality into the Digital Thread

Aberdeen’s survey of 100 top executives reveals how discrete manufacturers can ensure quality in complex, innovative engineering environments. Download this report for an exploration of how to best implement quality control in manufacturing. Download Now

eBook - Integrating the Engineering Ecosystem

Aras Innovator provides multiple options for integrating data between systems, depending on the scenario. Utilizing the right approach to meet specific business requirements is vital. These needs range from authoring tools, federating data from various and dissimilar databases, and triggering processes and workflows. Download Now

Research Report - Simulation-Driven Design for SOLIDWORKS Users

In this engineering.com research report, we discuss the rising role of simulation and the paradigm shift commonly called the democratization of simulation. In particular, we focus on how SOLIDWORKS users can take advantage of simulation-driven design through two analysis tools: SOLIDWORKS Simulation and 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS. Download Now

White Paper - Industry 4.0 and the Future of Engineering Education

With industries becoming more automated, more tech-driven and more complex, engineers need to keep their skills and knowledge up to date in order to stay on top of this wave—and to be prepared for the Industry 4.0 future. The University of Cincinnati offers two online Master of Engineering degree programs designed specifically for practicing engineers. Download Now

eBook - The Design Gridlock Manifesto

In this eBook, you’ll learn 6 ways old CAD technology slows your company down and hear how design teams have put those problems to rest. “The Design Gridlock Manifesto” shares first-hand modern CAD experiences from 15 companies around the world. Download Now

White Paper - Comparing Multi-Patterning at 5nm: SADP, SAQP, and SALELE

Self-aligned multi-patterning techniques such as SADP, SAQP, and SALELE are increasingly popular at advanced nodes, but each process has its pros and cons. IMEC and Mentor, a Siemens business collaborated to identify potentially less-obvious process and design limitations and trade-offs between the three SAMP techniques. Learn more in this paper. Download Now

White Paper - Faster P2P Resistance Debugging of Supply Nets

Want to minimize resource and load times, while improving P2P resistance debugging? In this paper we demonstrate how filtering the supply net to show only the section relevant to the P2P results minimizes resource usage and loading time, while improving P2P resistance debugging efficiency. Download Now

White Paper - Getting Started with Critical Area Analysis

Critical area analysis (CAA) can be used by both designers and foundries to directly improve the manufacturability, and ultimately the profitability, of IC designs. In this white paper we introduce the concept of defect density data for critical area analysis and how it can impact yield. Download Now

White Paper - Interconnect Inductance Extraction for Analog and RF IC Designs

The increasing operating frequencies for analog and RF designs now require self and mutual inductance extraction to ensure accurate circuit performance and high reliability. Learn why inductance extraction for interconnect is now essential for accurate post-layout simulations in this white paper. Download Now

White Paper - Surviving the Three Phases of High Density Advanced Packaging Design

Historically, packaging design has been a team effort involving design and manufacturing. With the increase in package design complexities, this is no longer feasible and new, automated approaches in design and verification of packaging are required. In this white paper, we provide insight into the changing landscape. Download Now

White Paper - Improving Productivity with more Efficient LVS Debug

Looking for a better way to debug LVS errors? How about a systematic method that helps you quickly find and fix shorts without the need for multiple full LVS runs? In this paper we detail how the Calibre RVE viewer enables design teams to complete LVS verification in less time, ensuring they meet or beat their delivery schedules. Download Now

Solutions Brief - Faster Deployments for the Electronic Battlefield

This solutions brief describes Abaco’s partnership with AMERGINT Technologies to deliver an integrated hardware/software combination that uses modular software to enable more rapid prototyping of advanced electronic warfare applications – resulting in more timely deployment. Download Now

Research Report - A Look at Simulation and Prototyping Practices Across the Globe

Prototyping and simulation enable engineers to test their designs before creating a physical product. We wanted to understand the use of simulation and its place in the whole design cycle, from concept to manufacturing. In this engineering.com research report, we asked 329 engineers, designers, product managers and other readers to report on simulation and physical testing. Download Now

White Paper - Cobots and Lean Integrators: Bringing Automation to Small and Medium-Size Enterprises

Lean integrators are leveling the playing field for SMEs in highly innovative and cost-effective ways. This white paper discusses how developments in robotics technology has led to a rise in lean integrators, whose unique structures and focused areas of expertise are critical to delivering automation benefits for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). Download Now

White Paper - Using EAM Software to Survive Economic Disruption

Asset lifecycles of capital assets like manufacturing or utility plants are decades-long. But economic shifts and trade policy disruption mean executives must make rapid adjustment to asset portfolios. Download Now

White Paper - The Need for Complete Traceability in the Food & Beverage Industry

Traceability is increasingly important in the food and beverage sector due to strict regulations and rising consumer demand for corporate social responsibility. Three technological advancements are key to cost-efficient, reliable traceability measures—Big Data, the Internet of Things and Cloud solutions. Download Now

White Paper - Solving Project Resource Allocation Problems with Aerospace ERP

Why do aviation and defense (A&D) manufacturers need enterprise resource planning (ERP) with built-in estimate at completion (EAC) and estimate to completion (ETC) capabilities? Because it's all about project manufacturing and project accounting. Download Now

White Paper - How ESI is Helping Move New Medical Device Product to Market Quicker & More Cost Effic

Early Supplier Involvement has long been a strategy employed by manufacturers to produce innovative products. Now, it almost seems like a necessity. Because decisions made in the design phase can positively affect product quality and costs, this can help add value to OEM bottom lines. This white paper will discuss many facets of ESI, including why it’s so valuable today, what challenges limit the benefits of ESI, how cost is impacted, and more. Download Now

Guide - When to Outsource Manufacturing to a Service Provider

As a 3D printer owner, you may be already reaping the benefits of 3D printing, such as rapid production, design freedoms and easy access to fresh prints of the machine. We dive into scenarios to help you decide when you need to outsource your project to a service provider. Download Now

Research Report - How Engineers are Using Remote Access

Remote access enables engineers to work from anywhere provided they have an internet connection. We surveyed our audience of engineers, designers and product managers to learn how they use remote access within their organizations. We wanted to know which industries have adopted remote access, which software they are using, and what features matter most. Download Now

eBook - Managing the Context of Product Complexity Using the Digital Twin

Keeping track of changes to complex products is difficult—think Aerospace & Defense equipment, new generations of commercial aircraft, and software-based automobiles. A new way to managing the digital context of the physical product is required and the answer is the Digital Twin. This ebook explores the opportunity available for Operations and Maintenance for the Digital Twin. Download Now

White Paper - Trends in Industrial Filtration

Substantial progress has been made in filtration technologies in recent years. New filter media materials, designs and processes have led to filters that are more efficient, reliable, compact and longer lasting. This white paper will discuss the various trends that are impacting operational responsibilities of MROs today and the resources that are available for staying up-to-date on the latest filtration solutions. Download Now

White Paper - Transforming the Digital Enterprise

Rapidly advancing digital technology is driving innovation everywhere, especially in electronics and software. Next-generation smart products are complex system of systems and require a new approach to development. The key to being able to innovate and remain competitive is to take advantage of the technology trends transforming industry and shaping the Digital Enterprise. Download Now

White Paper - 4 Pillars of the Industrial IoT

Although a digital transformation may seem overwhelming, the transition can be achieved in just four phases, known as pillars: connectivity, control, digitalization and augmentation. This white paper details how to make the digital transition and take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0. Download Now

White Paper - Equipment Manufacturers can use MindSphere to Unleash New Business Models

This white paper explains how OEMs can think expansively about building innovative solutions, even new services-led business models, to take advantage of cloud-based technologies. It then provides an overview of Siemens’ MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system that enables OEMs to make their vision a reality. Download Now

eBook - Applying the Internet of Things to Manufacturing: 8 IoT use cases to boost ROI

Getting started with digitalization can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know where to start. This ebook takes you through a phased, planned approach for implementing the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in your factory. It progresses through the use cases you should consider to get the most value from an IoT implementation as well as the benefits each stage drives for your business. Download Now

White Paper - Digital Certification Management

From the smallest glider and helicopter to the largest commercial airliner and military jet, all aircraft must receive and maintain proof that its design – and all production copies – are airworthy. This process is known as airworthiness certification, and it applies to everyone involved with an aircraft, including manufacturers, owners, operators and essentially every stakeholder it is touched by throughout its lifetime. Download Now

White Paper - Automated Constraint Checks Enhance Analog Design Reliability

Analog designers use layout best practices to mitigate variation impact, but verification can be difficult, time-consuming, and prone to error. Automated layout checks can quickly find and accurately correct reliability issues, improving performance and product lifetime of the final product, reducing overall design time, and increasing designer productivity. Download Now

White Paper - Creating High-Quality Automotive Embedded Software

As the number of automaker recalls due to software issues are increasing and gaining widespread attention, we are striving to enable the automotive industry with the best-in-class software and guidelines to control and improve the architecture and technical quality of embedded software for the industry. This white paper outlines how the combined solutions enable you to create high-quality automotive software deliverables. Download Now

White Paper - 10 Ways to Improve Wiring Harness Manufacturing

Wiring harness manufacturing is a sophisticated and challenging business where quality, accuracy, and speed are essential to success. The prevalence of manual engineering methods in wiring harness manufacturing compounds these challenges, especially as harness complexity increases. Fortunately, there are electrical systems and wiring harness engineering tools are available to help companies, large and small, as they tackle new challenges. Download Now

White Paper - Achieving Reliability to Match Capability

Veteran engineers, who have been down the roll-your-own road before, know its pitfalls and would much prefer a standards-based, flexible, and rigorously tested solution focused on maintaining embedded system reliability. Abaco recognized the need and went to work. The result was Health Toolkit. Download Now

Research Report - How are Cable Interconnect Systems Used to Support Power?

This engineering.com survey polled our engineering audience to determine how, why and in what applications customizable modular connector systems are being used or may be used in the future. Our analysis focuses on the awareness of modular multipole connectors, as well as the combinations and configurations in which these interconnect systems are found. Download Now

White Paper - Configurable, Easy-to-Use, Packaged Reliability Checks

Using a packaged checks flow lets designers quickly select, configure and run custom reliability checks and check combinations to help design companies achieve today’s demanding time-to-market schedules while ensuring product reliability. Forget about complex coding of setup and/or runtime conditions - package your custom reliability checks in a single run. Read this white paper to learn more. Download Now

White Paper - The Benefits of PLM Built on the Salesforce Platform

Find out how your company can benefit from PLM built on Salesforce. In this white paper, learn how you can configure freely without requiring any custom development, and quickly update configurations as your needs evolve; retain product, customer and systems knowledge over time, even after employee turnover and generational changes; and future-proof your PLM with multiple updates a year, keeping you ahead of the pack with the latest platform capabilities. Download Now

eBook - 3D Printing Jigs & Fixtures for the Production Floor

Often overlooked, jigs and fixtures are types of manufacturing aids used to produce products and are essential for delivering those products reliably, repeatedly and with high quality. Our newest eBook gives a deep overview on how using 3D printed jigs and fixture aids work to streamline operations. Download Now

White Paper - How to Capitalize on HVAC/R Trends to Drive Business Growth

According to Steve Yurek, CEO of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, the HVAC/R industry is facing change on all fronts. This includes challenging trends on contractors and distributors like new refrigerants, growing automation, complex sensors and monitoring, green initiatives and a technician shortage. We look at these trends and outline actionable insights on how it all can be turned into a competitive advantage and business opportunity. Download Now

eBook - Manufacturing the Cars of Tomorrow

In this ebook, we'll explore how additive manufacturing is going to transform the way cars are made. This includes commentary from thought leaders such as Ford's CTO, Ken Washington, Customer case studies of ways 3D printing is being used today, and a variety of part examples where 3D printing is already impacting how automobiles are made. Download Now

Case Study - How Kawasaki Optimized Production with 3D Printed Tooling

Learn how Kawasaki optimized automotive and aerospace production processes to save 85% of estimated outsourcing costs by bringing in BigRep’s large-format additive manufacturing systems. And, how efficient workflow and logistical integration helped earn back their investment in just 6 months. Download Now

White Paper - Smart Manufacturing for Semiconductor

New technologies and approaches present great opportunities for semiconductor manufacturers to achieve high levels of innovation, yield and improvement. This white paper explores some of these cutting-edge technologies and how they can be applied effectively in the semiconductor industry. Read about how Smart Manufacturing is transforming the semiconductor industry. Download Now

White Paper - Analysis and Simulation in Aircraft Structure Certification

Organizations using simulation and analysis tools effectively see the benefits in their ability to achieve certification faster and with drastically less total cost than those who do not maximize these tools. Read this White Paper to learn about how digital tools such as analysis and simulation help in aircraft structure certification. Download Now

Buyer’s Guide - Choosing the Right Enterprise PLM to Support the Digital Thread

According to Tech-Clarity, over 75% of manufacturers view the digital thread as either important or critical to achieving their business strategy. If you’re among them, we recommend you read Tech-Clarity’s Buyer’s Guide. Download Now

Research Report – All You Need to Know about Hardware for Simulation

This report discusses introductory level HPCs and what you can expect. We also researched getting HPC as a service, which allows users to draw from an almost limitless amount of compute power that is not only affordable by consultants and small firms, but is also as easy to access as signing up for an account. Download Now

White Paper - Enabling the Python API for the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform

Analyzing the high-level APIs of the most widely used ML frameworks such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, Keras, Gluon, Chainer, and Onnx, it’s easy to recognize that the dominance of the Python language is overwhelming. The intensive computations running on a GPU are programmed in low-level code, but Python appears to be convenient for defining and configuring the algorithms in high-level code. Download Now

White Paper - Understanding Critical Specifications for Dynamic Metrology Applications

Different types of metrology have different critical specifications to consider when determining which actuator technology to use. This white paper goes into detail on the demands of dynamic metrology applications as they apply to the selection of precision linear motion control components and systems. In addition, the relevance of Moore's Law is examined in the context of the industry. Download Now

White Paper - Permanent Non-Welded and Cold Bent Piping Solutions

Commonly used welded piping connections come with skilled labor, validation, inspection, and long commissioning times, as well as the workplace hazards associated with welding. Non-welded permanent mechanically attached fittings offer a viable alternative to welded piping systems that greatly reduces the time to commission piping systems through reductions in many of the time-consuming steps required in welding. Download Now

White Paper - Take Mobile Hydraulic Systems to a New Level

The introduction of digital ecosystems connecting electronic control hardware and software to the Cloud is catalyzing a new era of mobile machine and equipment design innovation. This is enabling OEMs across industries to develop customized solutions that digitally integrate hydraulic and machine controls with the Internet of Things (IoT). Download Now

White Paper - The Evolving Landscape of Commercial Battery-Powered Trucks

What’s driving the evolving landscape of truck electrification? What are the barriers, motivators and strategies for accelerating the electric transition? What insights and resources are available for today’s design engineers working to achieve industry disruption and evolution? For answers to these and other pertinent questions, read this white paper. Download Now

Research Report - Frost and Sullivan Award - PLM Product Leader

Beating out competitors, PTC has taken the number one spot to earn the Product Leadership Award 2019 from Frost & Sullivan. This award is given to North American PLM solution providers for excellence in digital transformation particularly with discrete manufacturing. Download Now

eBook - Rethink Your PLM

A lot has changed since the 90s. You don't surf the Web using dial-up anymore, so why are you still using a legacy PLM solution that's blocking your ability to innovate? To develop and launch products today, you need a flexible, cloud-based PLM, not a solution that's stuck in the past. Download Now

White Paper - Using Virtualization for IVI and AUTOSAR Consolidation on an ECU

Current approaches used to tackle the complexities of a vehicle’s electrical and electronics (E/E) architecture are both cost prohibitive and lacking in performance. Utilizing virtualization in automotive software architecture provides a better approach. This can be achieved by encapsulating different heterogeneous automotive platforms inside virtual machines running on the same hardware. Download Now

White Paper - New Business Models Emerge in Manufacturing Technology Market

There are many new business models emerging in the manufacturing technology (MT) ecosystem. Most innovators had a broad set of skills that combined technical know-how with proven business experience. They saw a need in the market that was not being met by current solutions and turned this into a business opportunity. Download Now

White Paper - The Criticality of the E/E Architecture

Modern vehicles are highly sophisticated systems incorporating electrical, electronic, software and mechanical components. Mechanical systems are giving way to advanced software and electronic devices, driving automakers to innovate and differentiate their vehicles via the electric and electronic (E/E) architecture. As the pace of change accelerates, automotive companies need to evolve their development processes to deliver and maximize the value of these architectures. Download Now

White Paper - Modeling and Optimizing Wire Harness Costs for Variation Complexity

This paper will focus on the quantification of the complexity related costs in harness variations in order to model them, allowing automated algorithms to optimize for these costs. A number of real world examples will be provided as well. Since no two businesses are alike, it is the aim of this paper to provide the foundational knowledge and methodology so the reader can assess their own business to model how variation complexity costs affect their business. Download Now

The Engineer’s Guide to the Resilient Platform

Learn how engineers can keep up with increasing business requirements that demand companies increase competitiveness, gain market share, and allow for moves into adjacent markets with a resilient platform. Download Now

White Paper - The Transformative Power of Cognitive Automation in Manufacturing Technology

The automation of cognitive technologies to business processes that are information-intensive or laborious for humans to manage enters the domain of cognitive automation. Cognitive automation is based on software bringing intelligence to information intensive processes. Download Now

White Paper - The Value of Augmented Reality in Manufacturing Technology

By augmenting the information, data, images, skills, or experience that workers can access in real time through smart phones, tablets, or smart glasses, manufacturers can increase worker productivity by an order of magnitude. Download Now

eBook - JC Steele’s Efficient Sand Casting Strategy with Large-Format Additive Manufacturing

Learn how JC Steele optimized their sand-casting process, reducing expenses by 75% and increasing annual productivity by over 50% with BigRep large-format 3D printers. JC Steele turned to BigRep large-format additive manufacturing to quickly produce the massive patterns their business is centered around. Download Now

White Paper - Four Strategies for Assuring Your Company’s Manufacturing Competitiveness

The following trends and strategies in the areas of advanced manufacturing, process optimization, cost reduction and skills training will provide a possible playbook for those wanting to grow and succeed in today’s highly competitive world. Download Now

Research Report - Additive Manufacturing in 2020

The benefits of additive manufacturing are real, but over the last 5 years 3D printing users have learned to separate 'hype' from 'hyperbole' and have discovered where additive manufacturing can truly be applied in the product development lifecycle. Download Now

Case Study - Brand spirits leader digitizes its business operations with the SIMATIC IT suite

Using Siemens technology, Gruppo Campari has created a unified repository for all product specifications and increased the efficiency of product development and manufacturing processes. Download Now

White Paper - A Guide to 3D Printing Materials

When it comes to using an FDM 3D printer effectively and efficiently, choosing the right material at the right time is essential. This 3D Printing Materials Guide will help give you and your team a basic understanding of some FDM 3D printing polymers and composites, their strengths and weaknesses, and when to use them. Download Now

White Paper - Multidisciplinary Simulation and Design Exploration in the Chemical and Process Indust

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ makes simulation accessible to process engineers with limited simulation experience but strong process knowledge. This flood of knowledge and skills will make the industry more cost efficient, less polluting and ultimately more innovative. Download Now

White Paper - Multidisciplinary Simulation and Design Exploration in the Oil and Gas Industry

The need to reduce exploration and development costs has never been more important to the future of the oil and gas industry. In this special report we present how engineers and scientists from leading oil and gas companies are deploying Siemens’ simulation software in the design and operation of a range of oil and gas products and systems. Download Now

Research Report - Driving Engineering-to-order Differentiation and Profitability

Customized products are more compelling to customers and drive higher profitability. This engineer-to-order (ETO) study finds that some companies have found better ways to design custom products, alleviating the engineering bottleneck created in most companies when quotes requests or orders roll in. Download Now

White Paper - Simcenter STAR-CCM+, Enabling MSI to analyze complex pump hydraulics

Mechanical Solutions Inc. (MSI) has successfully incorporated Simcenter STAR-CCM+® software into its process chain as a design and troubleshooting tool. The advanced, accurate flow solver in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ offers MSI a streamlined, cost-efficient engineering process to solve complex problems in hydraulic turbomachinery. Download Now

White Paper - Enhance Manufacturing Operations with a Formal Product Lifecycle Management Solution

Implementing a PLM solution is top of mind for many manufacturing professionals in the race to keep up with an increasingly digital competitive landscape. But doing so involves tackling a range of challenges to ensure that personnel, business processes and IT infrastructure are equipped to be successful. Download Now

White Paper - Enabling Display Measurement within Augmented & Virtual Reality Headsets

This paper discusses the challenges of near-to-eye display (NED) measurement to ensure the quality of devices such as virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed reality (MR) headsets. It introduces Radiant's integrated AR/VR Lens solution, and outlines the solution's advantages for evaluating human visual experiences in NED applications. Download Now

White Paper - A Digital Alternative to Injection Molding

Learn how direct digital production with 3D Systems Figure 4 technology can introduce production agility, facilitate on-the-fly iterations of part designs, and change your manufacturing equation to achieve high quality, high value parts quickly and economically. Download Now

White Paper - How to Bring on Metal AM as a Validated Process for Certified Parts in Highly Regulate

For regulated industries facing issues such as workforce readiness, quality assurance and process control the primary challenge is overcoming the knowledge gap that exists between AM novices and AM experts. Fortunately, there is a systematized way to onboard this technology via partnering with us and following defined and proven 4 step protocol. Download Now

White Paper - Direct Digital Production Introduces Significant Cost Savings Over Cast Urethane

3D printing has become a near-universal method for producing prototypes and short-run production parts without the time and expense of hard tooling, and the list of suitable applications is expanding. Download Now

eBook - Multidisciplinary Simulation and Design Exploration in the Electronics Industry

This report will highlight a wide sampling of applications, addressing a range of physical phenomena important to the different designs, spanning component to system design. Download Now

Research Report – Are SMBs Ready for Digital Twins?

Digital twins—virtual clones of real objects—may be able to reveal valuable insight into the real-world performance of products and processes. However, it depends on who you ask. Download Now

White Paper - A complete guide to enclosure thermal design - 14 key considerations

This white paper provides a complete guide to enclosure thermal design, covering all the main points that need to be considered. If you are responsible for enclosure-level thermal design, Simcenter provides a range of thermal design software, allowing you to select a product that is an ideal fit with your company’s thermal design workflow and supply chain needs. Download Now

eBook - Finding PLM to Fit Midsized Manufacturers

How much PLM is right for smaller manufacturers? Midsized companies need capabilities but have limited resources. In this eBook, Jim Brown, President of Tech-Clarity, takes you through getting started with the right PLM solution. Download Now

eBook - How Airbus Manufactures Shipping Cases In-House with Large-Format Additive

Airbus and Ralf Schlueter, Managing Director, of Flugzeug Union Süd (an Airbus subsidiary), have turned to additive manufacturing and digital design solutions to modernize the investment shipping case industry. They’ve submitted a patent application for an additive production process using BigRep large-format 3D printers. Download Now

Research Report - The Role of MES for Smart Manufacturing in Electronics

As Best-in-Class electronics manufacturers move towards smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and Internet of Things-connected equipment in the plant, manufacturing execution systems (MES) are becoming more important than ever, because they enable real-time unification of electronics and mechanical production information. Download Now

eBook - 10 Reasons to Choose CATIA on the Cloud

To compete in today’s fast-paced and competitive market, smaller and newer firms need a powerful platform that will enable them to compete with bigger players, without the heavy investments needed in computer hardware, software and personnel. Download Now

White Paper - Smart Manufacturing for Electronics

This white paper describes a transformative approach to electronics manufacturing made possible by the addition of Mentor Graphics to the Siemens family. It describes a completely digitalized strategy that supports both printed circuit board (PCB) and mechanical design and manufacturing, uniting the entire product lifecycle – from idea and production to customers and back. Download Now

Research Report - Using Real-Time Engines to Create Digital Twins and Smart Cities

Digital twins are among the top ten strategic technology trends, alongside areas like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). As digital twin technology improves and achieves greater adoption, more and more aspects of the physical world will be connected with digital models, with AI-based capabilities for advanced simulation, operation and analysis. Download Now

Research Report - Do Engineers Need On-Demand Manufacturing for Additive and Subtractive Processes?

Manufacturing professionals are beginning to explore digital manufacturing technologies in their efforts to reduce cost and improve quality and efficiency of parts and processes. Additive manufacturing is one digital technology which is changing the way we think about the design and life-cycle of manufactured parts. Download Now

White Paper - Considerations for choosing a 3D printing technology

The adoption of 3D printing into major companies’ product development life cycles is a testament to the technology’s incredible benefits to consumers, designers, engineers and manufacturers. While traditional production methods have limitations in manufacturability, 3D printing provides unparalleled design freedom due to the additive method of building parts layer by layer. Download Now

eBook - Manufacturing solutions across the product development life cycle

In this ebook, we discuss five stages of the product development life cycle and key services that help engineers and designers move forward effectively. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s advanced manufacturing solutions can help your team accomplish its goals quickly and with ease. Download Now

White Paper - Common pitfalls to avoid when prototyping with 3D printing

Keeping your application and its intended use in mind is key when prototyping. For example, early in the design process, focusing too greatly on creating components or products specifically for the additive manufacturing (3D printing) process used for prototyping may cause challenges down the road. Download Now

White Paper - Are all 3D printed metals the same?

With so many different 3D printing metal systems and processes today, how can you know exactly what you’re getting? Today, there are several different methods for manufacturing 3D printed metal components with their own strengths and limits. Download Now

White Paper - The Aras Resilient Platform

The pressure is on C-level executives to incorporate innovative technologies into their products. The realities of creating new and unexplored concepts, while accounting for more and more smart connected products, and continually adapting to changing market uncertainties, is making it challenging for companies to compete effectively. Download Now

eBook - 3DExperience® PLM Collaboration Services on Cloud

3DEXPERIENCE® PLM Collaboration Services is a portfolio of integrated solutions built on the cloud-based Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Serving as the backbone for data and product lifecycle management, it enables you to manage seamlessly all stages of product development: Plan, Develop, and Release. Download Now

White Paper - The Impact of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles on Aftersales Service and Maintenance

As automakers integrate more sophisticated electrical and electronic systems, the challenges of vehicle servicing will change. Advanced electrical systems engineering solutions can automate the generation of accurate and interactive service documentation, equipping service technicians with the tools they need to overcome the challenges of maintaining these advanced vehicles. Download Now

White Paper - Solving the E/E Dilemma of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

This paper will focus on the E/E design challenges created by electric and autonomous vehicles, and describe a multi-domain architecture-based E/E engineering approach as a solution to such challenges. Download Now

White Paper - How to Mitigate Electrical Compliance Risk in Aerospace - A New Approach

Electrical Load Analysis (ELA) is important to ensure adequate power for the electrical systems during all phases of flight. Learn in this paper how applying a modern method to meet the challenges of compliance risk, teams are now able to effectively mitigate program risks for electrical compliance. Download Now

Case Study - Electromagnetics, Structural Harmonics and Acoustics Coupled Simulation

Simulation on the Stator of an Electric Motor: Electric motors and generators produce vibrations and noise associated with many physical mechanisms. This study looks at the vibrations and noise produced by the transient electromagnetic forces on the stator of a permanent magnet motor. Download Now

Research Report - What’s the State of Nonlinear Simulation?

Simulation is an increasingly valuable tool across the product design workflow, but not all simulations are equal. We set out to determine how engineers and product designers make use of specialized analyses, how they incorporate nonlinear simulation into their work and how they rate the available software. Download Now

Research Report – Why PLM Users Should Embrace the Cloud

PLM on the cloud has the potential to improve the pace and quality of product development, and ultimately bolster a product’s market success. We explain the benefits of PLM on the Cloud. Download Now

The Engineering Leader’s Guide to PDM & Data Management

An introduction to managing your product development team’s most valuable design assets and preventing costly manufacturing errors. Download Now

White Paper – Data Security and Know-How Protection

Our data is constantly exposed to the danger of being intercepted or stolen as it wends its way over global data networks. Data security measures and measures for protecting intellectual property should not, however, first be implemented when data is exchanged – companies must lay the foundation for these measures within their own organization. Download Now

White Paper – Collaboration in the PLM Context

The influence exerted by the Internet of Things (IoT) means that there is a steadily growing need for collaboration in industry. Partners from new industries and areas of application need to be integrated in cross-company business processes to ensure that the lifecycle of smart, connected products can be managed from end to end. Download Now

White Paper – The Challenges of PLM Collaboration

There is cross-company collaboration - and then there is cross-company collaboration. Large-scale corporations and joint ventures need different mechanisms to protect intellectual property from those required for communication between different company locations with heterogeneous IT landscapes. Download Now

White Paper – Generate Service Content More Efficiently

The service business is not only a high-margin source of revenue for companies in manufacturing industry but also enables them to differentiate themselves better from their competitors. If, however, they are to fully exploit this potential, they must integrate their service processes more tightly with other business processes. Download Now

White Paper – Challenges of the Digital Twin – Making Digital Continuity Work

What role does the digital twin play in the development of new digital business models? How can companies systematically digitalize their business processes and information flows? Download Now

White Paper – API for the Digital Thread

Traditional views of large enterprise development see information siloed throughout different departments. A change occurring in the design can have significant impact on time and costs if not reflected throughout the product's lifecycle. Integrating, synchronizing, and managing development data throughout the product development process becomes difficult from the ever-growing, complex environments comprised of siloed systems. Download Now

White Paper - Smart Engineering - The Impact of Industry 4.0 on PLM

Industry 4.0 offers companies considerable opportunities but also presents new challenges. Without smart connected products, there can be no digital factories and no digital transformation of business process and business models. The development of smart products requires the intelligent linking of engineering processes across different companies and across different domains. Download Now

White Paper – 3D Formats in the Field of Engineering – A Comparison

In the world of movies and television, 3D is the new buzz word. In the field of engineering, the 3D representation of products has been a reality for some tie. What were once physical models are now virtual models and these models are being using in a myriad of novel ways. Download Now

White Paper – Business Data Migration Strategic Blueprint

Complex data migrations require strategic planning, process know-how and the right toolset for execution. Because migration can involve multiple parties and departments, you’ll want to understand the right migration strategies for your specific use case. Whether you are going through a divestiture, planning mergers/acquisitions or centralizing your systems, your choice of migration strategy and toolset is critical to your business success. Download Now

White Paper – 3D PDF Technology

Multiple computer systems and authoring programs are part of the collaboration within companies and their extended supply chains. If development costs are to be reduced and time-to-market shortened, both internal and external communications flows must be improved. Download Now

White Paper – Spare Parts Catalog Generator

The service business is not only a high-margin source of revenue for companies in the manufacturing industry but also enables them to differentiate themselves better from their competitors. Efficient spare parts provisioning is a prerequisite for first-time-right service, short downtimes and satisfied customers. Download Now

Research Report – Technology and Innovation in Today’s AEC Community

In this AEC technology survey, we measured the acceptance of technology by structural engineers, architects, civil engineering professionals, designers and people working in the construction and building trades. Download Now

eBook – The Benefits of Traditional and Additive Manufacturing from a Single Source

While the basic methodologies of traditional manufacturing remain the same, there are many efficiencies and levels of automation that have augmented modern machinery over the past decade. Download Now

eBook – Accelerate Your Business with 3D Printing Materials for Prototyping and Production Applicati

3D printing is developing fast. With ever-evolving technologies and materials, the range of addressable applications across industries has never been so varied or offered such huge opportunities. Download Now

Research Report – Are You Making the Best Use of PDM?

Product Data Management (PDM) exists to keep track of the many design documents produced during product development. But not all engineering companies use PDM equally. Download Now

White Paper – Bring Digital to Life: Establish Your Vision

Digital transformation (DX) is a technology-enabled philosophy, but it is the corporate vision which provides the purpose and direction which DX should support. Download Now

White Paper – Bring Digital to Life: People and Change Management

If digital transformation (DX) is a technology-enabled philosophy, then the success of DX will rely on people undertaking activities in line with its principles. Download Now

eBook – Becoming a 3D Printing Expert: A guide to Rapid Protoyping

Today, the pace of innovation in the manufacturing industry is faster than ever before, but at the same time engineers are under increased pressure to get concepts to market quickly. Development teams must make fast and accurate decisions during the conceptual stage of design. Download Now

White Paper – 3 Reasons to Use Machined Pin Receptacles in Your Connector Design

In the components business price can often be the determining factor as to what product the manufacturer uses. For a great many mass-market products and applications, the low-cost off-the-shelf, one-piece stamped receptacle fits the bill. The price is right, the performance is adequate. Download Now

White Paper – Choosing the Right Spring Loaded Connector

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eBook - Own the Lifecycle: Sustainable Business Transformation

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White Paper – The Fast Radius Guide to Additive Polymers

In the past decade, additive manufacturing has grown from an effective way to manufacture prototypes to an industrial-grade production technology capable of making end-use parts. Download Now

eBook - Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

When making CNC machined parts, mastering tolerances can be challenging. Are general tolerances good enough? When does it make sense to call out for tighter tolerances? Do you need a better understanding of fits, datums, or GD&T? Learn about these topics and more in Xometry's new e-book. Download Now

eBook – How to Choose the Correct Corrosion Testing Method

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White Paper – What Problems Can You Solve with Metal Additive Manufacturing?

With all of the hype around 3D printing, it can be easy to get lost in fascinating, intricate metal parts made with additive manufacturing. These parts, while impressive, are probably dissimilar from many of the parts you currently produce or use. So why invest in metal additive manufacturing? Download Now

White Paper - Global Tactics for Construction: Who Will Dominate the Construction Industry

Construction was at one time a highly regionalized business. Pragmatic and market forces made it more efficient for even a large, industrial general contractor to focus regionally. But inexorable trends are making it more important for major commercial, civil, engineering and industrial contractors to grow their global footprint. Download Now

White Paper - Mining Companies: Use Disruptive Technology to Change the Rules in Uncertain Times

Mining is a relatively straightforward business model, driven by cyclical patterns of commodity demand and availability. Disruptive technologies, however, are now offering new tools to teams that enable them to change the rules of the game in their favor. Download Now

White Paper – Your Construction ERP RFP Checklist

Selecting business software for a medium to enterprise-sized construction concern is extremely challenging in large part because most enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites originated in the world of repetitive manufacturing and are therefore a poor fit for a project and asset-centric business. However, midsize to large contractors need the predictable, auditable processes that ERP delivers. Download Now

White Paper – Optimize Business Processes Through AI

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White Paper – The Effect of AI: Agent Replacement of Augmentation

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White Paper – Selecting ERP for the Digital Shipyard

Major shipyards and product lifecycle management vendors are excitedly talking about the emergence of the digital shipyard—a streamlined operation with improved information sharing and substantial efficiencies over traditional shipbuilding environments. How do you connect all of the elements of shipbuilding and a vessel’s lifecycle? Download Now

White Paper - The State of Product Development and Hardware Design 2019

The most successful companies are usually the ones that never rest. They are always striving to get better, to deliver more innovative products and get them to market faster. Onshape surveyed 850 product design and manufacturing pros to learn what techniques and strategies they’ve employed to keep ahead of their competition and in this white paper their answers are distilled. Download Now

eBook - The Benefits of Traditional and Additive Manufacturing from a Single Source

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Research Report - Mass Customization Placing Design in the Customers Hands

Products come in all shapes and sizes, and customers demand solutions tailored to their needs. With mass customization software, these two facts can be reconciled in an automated, customer-facing experience called a product configurator. In this engineering.com research report, we examine the different levels of mass customization with the pyramid of product configurators. Taking a look at real-world case studies, we discover how the highest level of the pyramid can enable true engineering automation, saving time and increasing customer satisfaction. Download Now

Research Report - Test and Simulation Survey

We at engineering.com continually hear how engineers and designers will be doing simulation, such as FEA and CFD, and that they will be doing it early in the design cycle. Is this wishful thinking? We found out what it is really like in industry. Read more now. Download Now

White Paper - How do I know when to use what breakers in panels or equipment?

The function of a circuit breaker is to provide overload (thermal) and short-circuit (magnetic) protection to a circuit and its downstream components. A circuit breaker functions like an airbag in a car, protecting circuit components and people by tripping the circuit to interrupt the current flow if it detects a fault condition in the control system. Download Now

White Paper - Guide to Integrate Large-Format Additive

As with any new technology, getting into large-format 3D printing begins with investigation. The first question may be a simple one: what does “large-format” mean? For 3D printers, “large” is a relative term. Many extrusion-based (FFF) 3D printers are referred to as desktop machines, because they fit on table space. Some of these have very respectable build volumes – but when it comes to “large-format,” the machines will need their own dedicated floor space. Large-format 3D printers have significant build volumes and are most often found in professional settings, like manufacturing facilities and R&D centers. Download Now

eBook - An Engineer's Guide to CAD and the Renaissance of Product Design

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eBook - Efficient and Effective Production Support with 3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures

Jigs and fixtures offer manufacturers a reliable process for delivering accurate, high-quality outcomes, whether for a specific part or feature, or for consistency across multiples of parts. Although the methodologies and materials for producing jigs and fixtures have evolved beyond the conventional metal tooling of years past, their position as a manufacturing staple remains constant due to the benefits they offer. Download Now

Overcoming Cutting Tool Challenges in Aerospace Machining

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White Paper - Tips for Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)

Today, the market is saturated with groundbreaking design projects and competition from around the world. A high quality of service represents a competitive advantage for civil engineers that can gain client fidelity and more, but this is becoming harder to accomplish with modern design expectations. Download Now

Discover the Fifth Wave: Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing is revolutionizing how parts are designed and produced, offering solutions that were impossible just a few years ago. Download Now

3D Scanning in the Automotive Industry

With over 100 years of production history, the automotive industry has been at the forefront of manufacturing technology since its inception. Whether the transformative technology of the day was the assembly line, the integration of robotics into the manufacturing process, or the switch from steel to aluminum frame chasses, the automotive industry has consistently implemented advanced technology into its manufacturing and production workflow to improve manufacturing and product performance. Today, the same is true. Download Now

Green light on lidar: Developing low cost systems for autonomous vehicles

Lidar has been around for quite some time, but to date, it’s been custom—and expensive. Right now, there isn’t a clear-cut solution that’s suitable for all applications, such as lidar in autonomous vehicles. As they explore options, optical and mechanical engineers are forced to make choices and tradeoffs during the design process. Download Now

eBook: A manager’s four-step guide to buying optical product design and simulation software

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Case Study – Rize 3D Printing Digitally Transforms the Customer and User Experience at HMS

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Research Report - The Digital Transformation of Product Design

Digital transformation has already begun. The time of localized, fractured and siloed product development is coming to an end. Download Now

Research Report – Speed is King: How Digital Manufacturing Can Accelerate Lean Production

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Research Report: Reverse Engineering and 3D Scanning

3D scanning is revolutionizing how engineers digitize parts. Not long ago, if you had a physical object and wanted to create a 3D model of it, you had one option: bust out the calipers, measure every nook and cranny, and create the model yourself. Download Now

White Paper: Thermoplastic Material Selection for Injection Molding

Material selection can be a guessing game, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re an engineer looking to quantitatively analyze a material to determine if its properties fit your application, then you’ll need to be ready with a wide range of facts. Download Now

White Paper: Preventative Maintenance – Keeping Your Machines Safe and Production Moving

Teach pendants are a critical part of the factory environment as they act as the human/machine interface for industrial robots. But since teach pendants are handheld, they are under a greater risk of damage due to falls. Download Now

Case Study: Transforming Productivity for Agile Manufacturing Enterprises with the FabPro 1000

Product development in most companies requires a sequential iterative process to come up with the right product. It can be time-consuming and time is a resource that is in the shortest supply. Download Now

White Paper: Two-Tier ERP – A Strategy for Today’s Manufacturers?

Today’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) landscape is mature, with most companies having implemented some level of ERP solution. Download Now

White Paper – 5 Ways CFD Helps Architects and Engineers Improve Building Performance

Buildings are the human response to inclement weather. Be it the shining sun, heat, cold, wind gusts, rain, snow, dust or any other harmful elements of nature, our shelters allow us to rest, work or carry out almost any activity in comfort and safety. Download Now

White Paper – Preventing Thermal Damage of Electronics with Simulation

As electronic systems become ever smaller and more powerful, the thermal energy released by their components increases. This is especially true for RF testing equipment, where CPUs, controller chips and hard drives are packed into the smallest footprint possible. Download Now

eBook – Prototyping and Manufacturing Services to Help Satisfy Modern Market Expectations

Design and manufacturing expectations keep escalating. There’s a heightened consumer desire for variety, customization, automation and technological innovation. Download Now

eBook: Getting Started with Manufacturing Apps – 10 Steps Towards a Digital Factory

Today’s manufacturing workplace is being digitized faster than ever before. With new technologies such as edge computing, IIoT solutions, machine learning and more making it possible to gain deeper insight into your manufacturing methods, now is the time to accelerate your commitment to a digital factory. Download Now

eBook: Plastic Additive Manufacturing for Your Production Environment

3D printing emerged as a prototyping technology in the 1980s and has been rapidly evolving ever since. Download Now

Research Report: Working Together for Developing Innovative Electromechanical Products

As time goes on, there are fewer products developed and manufactured that are truly 100 percent mechanical or electrical. Combined mechanical, electrical and electronic components are part of virtually all contemporary value-add products. Download Now

Research Report: Why Can’t We All Get Along? Rules for Cooperative Electrical and Mechanical Product

Cooperation and collaboration between mechanical and electrical designers are absolute necessities for developing innovative electromechanical products. But why and how do some teams succeed at achieving this while others fail? Download Now

Research Report: The New Turing Architecture and RTX Graphics Cards

Turing is the latest graphical processing unit (GPU) architecture from NVIDIA, and it underpins the new RTX graphics cards. RTX is shorthand for real-time ray tracing, which is one of the biggest advantages of the Turing architecture. Download Now

Research Report: NVIDIA Quadro vs GeForce Graphics Cards

In 1999, NVIDIA introduced the term “GPU”, or graphics processing unit, with the release of the GeForce 256 GPU. This was the first consumer-level hardware-accelerated graphics chip, and it kicked off a GPU product family that continues to this day. Download Now

eBook – The Production and Use of Clear Parts with 3D Printing

Achieving transparent 3D-printed parts can be challenging if you don’t have the right materials and technology, but the value and versatility of clear parts makes finding the right materials a hurdle worth vaulting. Download Now

Research Report: When Can We Have Push-Button Manufacturing?

Push-button manufacturing is a concept that simplifies the process of physically creating a part down to a single command. An engineer designs a part in every detail, specifies the material the part should be made from, and issues the order: “make the part.” Download Now

eGuide: Advanced Product Design for Industry 4.0

The world of product development and manufacturing are changing. With Industry 4.0, we’re on the brink of a new dawn of automation and intelligence, with smart, connected products and the smart factories that produce them. Download Now

White Paper: Rapid Manufacturing with FDM

The automotive industry is increasingly turning to additive manufacturing, and fused deposition modeling (FDM) specifically, as a reliable alternative to traditional metal-cutting methods, like milling, turning and boring. Download Now

White Paper: Revolution in Design

Open up new possibilities for your business by changing the way you think about product development. Compared to traditional methods, 3D printing offers advantages that allow you to make more innovative products and get them to market faster. Download Now

Case Study: How 3D Scanning Improves Virtual Design and Construction

3D scanning has advanced dramatically in recent years, and the breadth of fields where the technology has found an application has grown. Reverse engineering is no longer the only player in the 3D scanning market. Download Now

Research Report: Mapping the Friendly Skies: How Drone Mapping is Changing the Construction Industry

Drones are becoming increasingly popular on construction sites for mapping and surveying. One reason for their popularity is that drones shorten the data-collection process significantly. Download Now

eBook: Prototyping and Manufacturing Services to Help Satisfy Modern Market Expectations

Design and manufacturing expectations keep escalating. There’s a heightened consumer desire for variety, customization, automation and technological innovation. Manufacturers across all industries want parts that are more durable, lightweight, and cost-efficient. Download Now

Research Report: How a Digital Twin of Your Product Can Drive New Revenue Streams

The wave of digital twins has arrived, but some still wonder what the digital twin is, and how it can benefit their company. Download Now

Research Report: Design Teams: Requirements Management & Product Complexity

In late 2018, engineering.com surveyed 246 design and engineering professionals to ask them about the growing complexity of their company’s products and how increasingly complex product requirements are being managed. An overwhelming portion (92%) reported their products increased in complexity over the last five years. Download Now

White Paper: Industrial Control Basics: Contactors

A contactor is an electrical device used for switching an electrical circuit on or off. Considered to be a special type of relay, contactors are used in applications with higher current carrying capacity, while relays are used for lower current applications. Download Now

White Paper: Top Enhancement in Creo Parametric 5.0

Eight years into its development, PTC’s Creo Parametric continues to expand its toolset, making computer-aided design (CAD) easier and more efficient. Download Now

White Paper: CNC Machining: Designing for Speed

Although additive manufacturing seems to be grabbing all of the headlines these days, precision machining has been and will be a critical part of manufacturing for the foreseeable future. Download Now

Research Report: State of IoT Adoption in Product Development 2019

This research report, based on a survey of 234 product development professionals, examines the current state of Internet of Things (IoT) adoption by product design teams, its perceived importance, and what features and capabilities teams consider important when making decision about adding IoT functionality to their products. Download Now

Research Report: Augmented Reality for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

The term Industry 4.0 denotes a cluster of technologies that’s poised to fundamentally reshape manufacturing and bring about a new industrial revolution. These include 3D printing (AM), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality technologies, more commonly known as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Download Now

Research Report: How the IIoT Enhances Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance is not a new concept, but as the cost of industrial IoT sensors and infrastructure continues to come down, cloud-based predictive maintenance solutions are becoming an intriguing option for many companies in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Download Now

Research Report: The Next Product You Design Might Be a Service Thanks to the IoT

For this report, the editors of engineering.com interviewed companies on the leading edge of implementing products as a service with a view to describing and categorizing the types of products that can be delivered as a service and the technologies that make it possible—one company in high-tech manufacturing, another who helps ensure access to clean water in developing nations, and a third in the mass transportation industry. Download Now

White Paper: Industrial IoT: The Two Year Trendline

Digital Transformation may be defined in a number of different ways by analysts or enterprise software vendors. Download Now

White Paper: Solving Project Allocation Resource Problems with Aerospace ERP

Defense manufacturing is all about project manufacturing and project accounting. Download Now

White Paper: Using Enterprise Asset Management Software to Survive Economic Disruption

Capital assets like process manufacturing plants, highly automated assembly lines, energy, utility & resource facilities have lifecycles that extend into several decades. Download Now

White Paper: Licensing for Profitability, Agility, and Growth

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White Paper - Get Your Team on Board with Cobots

There numerous benefits to adding cobots to your production line. Cobots are always on time, they perform actions accurately every time, you'll never catch them wasting time on Facebook and they've never called in a sick day. Download Now

White Paper: Sales and Operations Planning in the Era of DDMRP

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a united, integrated approach that makes it easier to recognize a mismatch between resource availability and demand, and then quickly adjust. Download Now

Research Report: Is Predictive Maintenance Worthwhile for Legacy Equipment?

Few production environments have the luxury of ordering new equipment to replace existing machines on their shop floor. Download Now

Research Report: 2019 Guide to Machine Instrumentation

Today’s manufacturing professionals need data and analytics insights to make improvements, upgrades and changes to their machines and processes. Download Now

Research Report: Time to Market - Why do Product Teams Fail?

Engineering.com surveyed 234 product development professionals in 2018 about their challenges and processes. Download Now

White Paper: New Trends and Technologies Impacting Design Review in AEC

The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is constantly looking for process improvements to better manage potential project delays and costs. Such issues are the result of project complexity, size, uniqueness and regulation, as well as the need for virtual team collaboration. Download Now

White Paper: Digital Transformation Budget Trends in Industrial Companies

Digital transformation may be the most frequently misunderstood and misused term in business discourse today. Download Now

eBook: Escaping the Licensing Maze – Save Money on Software Licensing

There are many factors that influence software purchases: cost, types of licenses, application packaging, cloud options, number of employees and projects, project cycles, employee complaints, budgets, etc. Download Now

White Paper: Advanced Product Design for Industry 4.0

The world of product development, manufacturing, and production is changing. Download Now

White Paper: The Benefits of 8-Axis for 3D Scanning and Metrology

The world of manufacturing is rapidly advancing and key to that evolution is the development of technologies related to product design and quality control. Download Now

Research Report: Integrating Electrical and Mechanical Design. Do Product Teams see Value?

It’s no secret that the value attributable to electronics in product design has been increasing. Download Now

Research Report: The Connection Between Production Monitoring and OEE

Manufacturing professionals have been bombarded with messages from software vendors and media alike about the value of implementing one of the many new Production Monitoring/IIoT systems. Download Now

eBook: How to Save Money on Software Licensing

Software licensing is a necessity for any business, but that doesn’t mean everyone should accept a single licensing option as one-size-fits-all for any given operation. Download Now

White Paper: Getting Started with Cobots in 10 Easy Steps

Cost-effective, safe and flexible collaborative robots, or cobots, are making automation easier than ever, even for small and mid-sized companies. Download Now

Research Report: Generative Design and Topology Optimization: In-Depth Look at the Two Latest...

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White Paper: The Next Era of Globalization with 3D Printing

When it comes to manufacturing, there is no bigger story than the impact of globalization. Download Now

White Paper: Color Optimization Considerations in Multi-Patterning

Decomposing multi-patterned design layers into colors has traditionally been an exercise in finding at least one DRC legal coloring solution. Download Now

White Paper: Achieving Optimal Performance During Physical Verification

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Special Report: CAD on a Tablet

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White Paper: DDMRP and Lean Manufacturing

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White Paper: Designing a Product Strategy that Leverages Industry 4.0

While Industry 4.0 is improving efficiency on the factory floor, it’s also revolutionizing product strategy. But some firms are finding it difficult to transition to this new digital manufacturing paradigm. Download Now

Research Report: The Core Issues that Frustrate Product Development Teams

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Whitepaper – Switches and Controls: How to Select the Right One

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White Paper: Proof of Concept: The Day After

The day after creating a proof-of-concept for your custom IC, you might ask, “Now, what do we do?” It is time to make your idea real and start developing a system prototype. Download Now

White Paper: 18th Century Technology for Modern Medical IoT

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White Paper: Product Complexity, Digital Transformation, and the Innovation Imperative

Manufacturers are at a critical juncture. Either they evolve their product processes or get disrupted by new competitors who have been built from the ground up to develop complex systems and products defined by software. Download Now

White Paper: Now You Can Program Robots in Virtual Reality

Savvy engineers have eagerly anticipated the impact of virtual reality (VR) on robot programming technology, as it can dramatically increase productivity by empowering engineers to do their jobs safer and more efficiently. Download Now

eBook: Manufacturing Technology: The Quick and Dirty Guide

There are a plethora of enterprise solutions for managing product development and manufacturing processes. Download Now

Research Report: How the Shrinking Cost of Sensors Is Fueling the Internet of Things

The reach of the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing wider and more influential as smart sensors become smaller and less expensive. Download Now

eBook: The Production and Use of Clear Parts with 3D Printing

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White Paper: 7 Not So Common Features in PLM Software

Product innovation is speeding up. As products get more complex, so do the supply networks that build them. Download Now

eBook: Connecting the Value Chain to Accelerate New Product Introduction

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White Paper: Digital Transformation and Manufacturing Profitability

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eBook: The Additive Advantage: Metal 3D Printing and Light-Weighting

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White Paper: Efficiency When Training Deep Learning Models

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White Paper: 3D Printing for End-Use Production

Over the past three decades, 3D printing has developed a reputation as an essential manufacturing process for prototype parts. Download Now

White Paper: The Evolution of Device Display Technology

This past century we've witnessed the rise of the screen. Follow this timeline to see the twists and turns we've followed with our devices and electronic displays. Download Now

White Paper: Stop Fighting the Power—Front Lighting vs. Backlight and OLED

Improving the battery life of our devices remains one of the tech industry’s biggest challenges, and the most inefficient draw on power comes from the display, more specifically, the backlight that illuminates most displays. Download Now

White Paper: A Deep Dive into Front Lighting

Reflective liquid crystal displays (RLCDs) offer the benefits of traditional backlit LCDs—high resolution, good color, high refresh rate and robust manufacturing—while having the additional benefits of very low power and sunlight readability. Download Now

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White Paper: Racing to Success with Additive Manufacturing

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White Paper: Breaking Down the Barriers of 3D Printing

Despite some inflated claims, there’s no denying that 3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing, has achieved its place as a valuable design and manufacturing methodology, and a cornerstone of rapid prototyping. Download Now

eBook: Should You Use Additive Manufacturing to Produce Your Next Part?

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eBook: Gain the Advantage with Greater Efficiency in Manufacturing

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White Paper: Why GDPR Must Be Baked Into Your Enterprise Software

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White Paper: Future Direction for Product Lifecycle Management and Model-Based Systems Engineering

Industries such as automotive, aerospace, biomedical, and telecommunications continue to face increasing system and product development challenges that require a strategic response. Download Now

White Paper: You’re Not Going to Get There From Here - New Paradigms Define Autonomous Vehicle Deve

Forward-looking automakers are recognizing how the convergence of technology, business, and societal trends is transforming the automotive industry, posing an unprecedented level of new opportunities as well as unfamiliar threats. Download Now

White Paper: The Case for Automation at Companies of Any Size

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White Paper: 15 Preparation Ideas for Your Next IoT Edge Project

Based on actual knowledge gained from successful projects, up-front planning ideas could limit frustration and save you time and money over the course of your IoT development process. Download Now

Robotic Automation Project Starter Kit

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A skills gap is the difference between the skills required to perform a specified job, and the actual skills that employees possess. Download Now

White Paper: Automated Model Initialization Using Test Data

Building a vehicle model with sufficient accuracy for fuel economy analysis is a time-consuming process, even with modern simulation tools. Download Now

White Paper: The Use of Computer- Controlled Scanning Electron Microscopy for Powder Metal Character

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White Paper: Power Analysis and Fault Attacks against Secure CAN: How Safe Are Your Keys?

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White Paper: Autonomous Key Management Security Architecture for Air (and Defense) Vehicles and IoT

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White Paper: How Analysis Software Can Speed up Product Development

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White Paper: ERP as a Foundation for Regulatory Compliance and Traceability

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White Paper: Designing for Moldability

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eBook: The Best CAD Software for the Modern Engineer

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White Paper: The Ultimate Guide to Rapid Prototyping for Product Development

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White Paper: A Buyer’s Guide to Modern CAD Systems

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White Paper: Top 10 Considerations for a Successful IoT Implementation

Industrial engineers need to understand the Internet of Things (IoT) as customer and internal operations become increasingly connected. Download Now

White Paper - Top 7 3D Printing Design Stories

3D printing can reduce manufacturing times and costs to make a wide variety of previously implausible designs much easier to make. Download Now

White Paper - How Rapid Prototyping Helps Open Doors

Prototyping is one of the most time-consuming and costly parts of developing a new product. Download Now

White Paper: Data, Digital Threads and Industry 4.0

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

eBook: Shorter Paths to PLM Value

If PLM systems are so wonderful at managing product data and processes, why are so many small and mid-sized manufacturers still using email and spreadsheets? Download Now

White Paper: The “Lego Principle”: Modular Automation Adds Process Flexibility and Profitability

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

White Paper: Mishimoto Automotive: In the Fast Lane of Manufacturing

The automotive manufacturing landscape is changing. Manufacturers like Mishimoto Automotive can’t afford to wait two years to develop a product and bring it to market. Download Now

White Paper: Five Statistics That Will Change PCB Manufacturing Forever

The need for lower costs and higher quality is a relentless innovation driver in modern manufacturing. Download Now

White Paper: Full-Flow Tool Suite for Both Custom Analog and Mixed-Signal Designs

The Internet of Things (IoT) boom is increasing the demand for Analog mixed-signal (AMS) integrated circuits (IC). Download Now

White Paper - 3D Printing with Desktop Stereolithography

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

Transform Product Development with Easy Access to PLM

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

White Paper - Comparing Channel Operation Margin (COM) to Traditional Statistical eye/BER Analysis

Since the IEEE 802.3bj 100 Gb/s Backplane Ethernet standard has been officially approved, Channel Operating Margin (COM) will likely become an important quality-evaluation method for SERDES links. Download Now

White Paper: 10 Capabilities YouÆll Get When You Upgrade to 3D

ThereÆs no question that moving from a 2D to a 3D design platform allows manufacturers to innovate and grow. Download Now

White Paper: 5 Things to Know When Switching CAD Tools

Computer-aided design (CAD) tools help engineers develop new parts and products. Download Now

White Paper: 3D Printing, Now and Beyond

3D printing has already begun its disruption in a wide variety of industries, from aerospace to medicine Download Now

White Paper: An Industrial Internet of Things Solution for PCB Assembly

Ensuring compatible communication standards between equipment is a challenge for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Download Now

White Paper: How to Avoid Transferring CAD Data into Your CFD Tool

Engineers spend a lot of time preparing CAD models for CFD. Download Now

White Paper: Benefits of Best-Practice Process Preparation for PCB Assembly

This whitepaper discusses how process preparation is the critical link between the completion of the design and the start of physical product realization. Download Now

White Paper: The Internet of Things for Electronics Manufacturing

What does the Internet of Things mean for electronics manufacturing? In this white paper, you will learn how your organization can overcome the bottleneck of establishing efficient machine-to-machine and machine-to-human communication. Download Now

White Paper: Electrical Design: Improve Productivity, Quality

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

White Paper: The Business Value of Requirements Management

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

White Paper: Creating Parallel Tool Paths Just Got Easier

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

White Paper: 9 Tips for Shopping for a 3D CAD System

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

White Paper: Sketchpad to Prototype: How to Get There Faster

Spending time managing the data transition between engineers and designers is inefficient given their tight development cycles. Download Now

White Paper: Quality Includes Tolerance Analysis Along with 3D CAD, PMI and GD&T

Companies with the best record of quality production have a firm foundation in engineering communication that extends from the CAD technician all the way through to the shop floor. Download Now

White Paper: PLM Lite: What Is It and Is It Right for You?

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

White Paper: Top 5 Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing into Your Product Development Lifecycle

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

White Paper: Protecting Electronics with Parylene Conformal Coating

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of parylene conformal coating, the advantages of parylene and applications for parylene to protect electronic devices. Download Now

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

Addressing the Design Challenges of the Internet of Things

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

How to Overcome Mechanical CAD Limitations when Designing Microelectro-Mechanical Systems

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

Product Development and Project Management Tools

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

Engineers need designs that seamlessly connect to the Internet of Things (IoT). Designers who model circuits with process design kits (PDK) save time and ensure that products meet IoT standards. Download Now

Meeting MEMS Design Challenges with Unique Layout Editing and Verification Feature

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

Revolutionizing Manufacturing with 3D Printing

Engineers often find that manufacturing short runs is costly, time consuming and impractical. Download Now

Matching Engineering Tools to Tasks

Engineers are increasingly using digital tools to complete their engineering tasks. Download Now

Analysis of Direct Manufacturing Metal 3D Printing

Direct Manufacturing promises a wide variety of metal additive manufacturing applications. Download Now

Successful Strategies for Implementing MBSE in New Product Development

There has been a lot of buzz about MBSE because it can help companies develop concepts at the system architecture level and assess the performance of these concepts against requirements. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of confusion as well. Download Now

The Top 10 Challenges of Engineering Data and Document Management

LetÆs face it: problems are a part of business. We have to solve them. Exceptional businesses are those that can identify and solve their top problems. Download Now

PFPE: Industrial Lubricants That Reduce Production Downtime

More than half of total maintenance costs are directly related to lubrication related failures. Download Now

Finding PLM to Fit Midsized Manufacturers

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

Reducing Non-Value-Added Work in Engineering

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

Report: Fear of the CAD/CAM Combo û WhatÆs Stopping Design to Manufacturing

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

Four Ways 3D Printing Is Shaping Product Design and Manufacturing

Product engineers and tooling manufacturers have much to gain from 3D printing: By generating low-cost physical prototypes early in the design process, they can check form, fit and function, gauge customer response and compare design iterations without commitment. Download Now

LVS Boxing Helps Designers Knock Out Designs Quickly

Keeping up with the demand for better, faster design flow performance while preserving the original layout hierarchy of a design can be very challenging during design verification. Download Now

Product Lifecycle Management - Beyond Managing CAD

Top performing companies donÆt just integrate PLM with their enterprise systems û they also integrate PLM with their engineering tools and CAD systems. Download Now

A Cost Effective Solution for Linear Guide Wheel Applications

Radial wheels can match production floor demands where debris or contaminates are present Download Now

Heavy Duty Vee Rings: An Alternative to Slewing Bearings

Traditional slewing ring bearings are commonplace in wind turbines and heavy industries such as military and construction. Download Now

ASIC Design Made Cost Effective with Low Cost Tools and Masks

For smaller projects or companies with modest design budgets, ASIC design is becoming a viable option due to low cost design tools and easy access to flexible, mature IC processes. Download Now

How to Perform Full-Spectrum RF Analysis for Nanometer-scale Integrated Circuits

This white paper will review how to meet challenging IC specifications through superior "basic" RF circuit verification with ... Download Now

Verifying High-Performance PLLs and SerDes with the AFS Platform at Silicon Creations

Silicon Creations supplies high-performance semi-custom analog and mixed-signal designs that can be optimized for ... Download Now

Mixed-Signal Verification of a PWM Ultrasound Driver with Analog FastSPICE AMS at Stanford Universit

A recent case study, led by Professor Boris Murmann at Stanford University in the mixed-signal integrated circuit design research group, highlights design challenges by ... Download Now

Aerospace and Defense: A Look at the Horizon

The aerospace industry is in the middle of an interesting period. On the one hand, the commercial aviation industry is taking off, recording amazing sales fueled by growth in Asia. Download Now

How Can Reuse Give You an Advantage in Industrial Products?

Cutting costs and reducing the number of parts in a product is one of the most important aspects of industrial competitiveness. Download Now

How PLM Can Protect Your Product IP from Hacking and Data Breaches

Theft of intellectual property, especially product designs, can have a devastating impact on a company's brand and bottom line. Download Now

How Full-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printing Brings More Life to Your Models

One concern with 3D printing is the notion that it can only create monolithic models from a single material. Download Now

Additive Manufacturing is Reshoring Jobs, But Can the Trend Continue?

North American manufacturing has been facing a rapidly-evolving future since the mid-1990s. Download Now

Why Commercial Aviation is on the Rise while Defense Aviation Falters

The commercial aviation industry is taking off, enjoying record sales fueled by growth in Asia. Download Now

PLM is Strong With This One û Engineering Lessons from The Dark Side

Have you ever wondered at the sheer number of suppliers involved in building the Millennium Falcon or an Imperial Star Destroyer? Download Now

What You Need to Know About the Next-gen Manufacturing Supply Chain

The analysts at IDC Manufacturing Insights recommend that we all become familiar with the following terms: ôDemand awareö, ôSupply visibleö and ôInnovation networkedö. Download Now

10 Questions Manufacturers Must Ask When Selecting a New ERP System

Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a viable option for delivering business applications. Many manufacturers are already using cloud-based ERP systems. Download Now

3D Printing: Choosing the Right Material for your Application

The number of 3D printing materials has skyrocketed. Designers today can count on reliable 3D printing materials that range from plastics to metals. The trick is in matching these materials to widely varying applications. Download Now

Is your Manufacturing ERP System Out-of-Date? 5 Steps to Find Out

Manufacturers know that ERP systems are crucial. What many donÆt know, however, is that ERP has come a long way from the financially focused applications of years gone by. Download Now

Whats driving the Reshoring Movement? A look into Key Trends for Manufacturers

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

Aerospace and Defence Companies: Why ERP in the Cloud Makes Sense

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

Are you thinking of implementing a data management solution? Download Now

Managing Engineering Data

The combination of tough markets, reduced headcount, tight budgets, and aggressive new product development targets means that manufacturers need to be able to design and develop products extremely efficiently to get the most out of their engineering efforts. Download Now

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

Making the Case for "Practical PLM"

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