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w_ansy04c.gif Regulators continue to demand improvements in safety and emissions. The automotive industry must deliver these increasingly complex products to market faster, in the face of increasing competition from traditional sources, new geographies and new entrants and with continued pressure to reduce cost. Failure of any magnitude can result in significant, and even irreparable, financial and brand impact.

Automotive and ground transportation companies are making strategic investments in simulation to address the disruptive forces of connectivity, autonomy and electrification.

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  • Meeting product launch dates
  • Length of development time and
  • Simulation Total Cost of Ownership


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w_ansy03c.gif The Internet of Things (IoT) is now poised to transform the healthcare industry by providing wireless connectivity and sensing. Body-worn electronics and implanted devices, equipped with tiny sensors that continuously monitor vital parameters and securely report anomalies to appropriate physicians, will improve patients’ quality of life while delivering timely medical help.

Personalized healthcare is making medicine participatory, personalized, predictive and preventive (P4 Medicine). Medical device and high-tech companies are joining forces to satisfy a growing demand that might reach 20 billion medical connected devices by 2020. Successful medical device and pharmaceutical companies are using engineering simulation to develop systems that ensure high reliability, provide data privacy and achieve regulatory compliance quickly.

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How are these technologies doing so? By joining together previously disparate fields, like artificial intelligence and 3D printing. 

By 2020, skills related to these emerging technologies will be desirable for employees in most occupations. To be agile in this new industrial revolution, businesses must train their talent to be prepared for it. 

In this one-page whitepaper, you will learn about: 

  • 10 technologies that will transform the global economy by 2025
  • How those technologies will impact the world
  • What your business can do to prepare


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While this remains true today, product managers are facing the additional challenges of an accelerated and ever more complex product development window. 

Knowing those obstacles it’s critical to have the appropriate strategies for maintaining cohesion and communication across your product design team. To make the most of your design team, this whitepaper by Jama Software will help you and your product manager make the right decisions about organizing your group. 

In this white paper you’ll learn the following: 

  • How to better manage complex product development regardless of a project’s scope
  • How to embrace the accelerating nature of product development and use it to your advantage
  • How to keep your organization in alignment despite rapidly shifting customer demands


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w_ptcx03c.gif Industrie 4.0 -- the term used to describe the widespread integration of information and communication technology in industrial manufacturing -- will inevitably lead to new types of work and ways of working, and will require companies to transform their organization and culture.

The newly released Acatech Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index research study, done with institutions in different fields and partners across every part of the industrial value chain, looks at the methodology for establishing manufacturing companies’ current industry 4.0 maturity stage and identifies areas where action is needed.

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Specifically, 3D-printed injection molds can enable a business to adopt a more agile manufacturing approach for low-volume production. In turn, it becomes possible to save time and money, and allow engineers to quickly iterate designs and modify molds. 

Galomb Inc. explored the potential value of 3D printing injection molds by testing out a variety of 3D-printed molds for use in its Galomb Model-B100 Injection Molder. The methods and results of the study are published in this white paper. 

In this 12-page whitepaper, you will learn: 

  • How molds can be 3D-printed for injection molding
  • How different 3D printing materials compare when used for injection molding
  • Common problems when 3D printing molds
  • Design guidelines for 3D printing molds


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Stereolithography (SLA), however, uses a single automated production process, making it possible to produce tight and wide tolerances in the same production phase. 

SLA still requires the proper materials and post-processing in order to achieve the proper specifications and fit. 

In this 13-page white paper, you will learn: 

  • How 3D printing can be used for a variety of assemblies
  • The different types of fits for different applications
  • The right 3D printing material for the right fit


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By using Ultimaker 3D printers, Volkswagen Autoeuropa can now test solutions in house and purchasing costs were reduced by 91% when compared to working with external suppliers and implementation time was cut by 95%. Ergonomics and quality were also improved and the systems is also useful for prototypes, gauges and spare parts to support manufacturing processes. 

In this white paper, you will learn: 

  • How 3D printing reduces assembly tooling development time
  • Where 3 D printing improves ergonomics in manufacturing applications
  • Major cost savings possible with 3 D printed tooling
  • How 3 D printing also solves prototyping and spare parts issues


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 Protection against shipping damage, masking for painting or surface treatment and excluding moisture or contamination from assemblies may need very different solutions, making the choice of the right cap or plug to protect your application challenging. This Top Tips Guide will take you through the key areas to consider, ensuring you have covered all bases before you make your selection. 

In this webinar you will learn how simulation apps can: 

  • Consider the working environment
  • Understand the application
  • Choose the right cap and plug material
  • Match the cap and plug to the production process
  • Consider the removal process


Essentra is a global manufacturer of component parts for hundreds of markets and thousands of applications. 



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The modern growth of electric propulsion for aviation, however, is driven by the promise of mitigating the environmental impacts of hydrocarbon burning aircraft. This includes lower gas emissions, better fuel efficiency and less noise. 

While jet fuel will remain a mainstay of aviation for the near future, the prospects for electric flight are changing, with greater investment and innovation by large aviation and aerospace companies to develop both all-electric (AE) and hybrid-electric (HE) propulsion systems. 

In this 4-page white paper, you will learn: 

  • The history of electric propulsion
  • Different electric propulsion architectures including AE and HE
  • Future trends in electric aviation


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This is particularly true when safety, reliability and effectiveness are required. 

Unfortunately, material selection is often a guessing game. This white paper breaks down many of the important variables it’s necessary to consider when picking the right injection molding material for your application. 

In this eight-page white paper, you will learn: 

  • The physical properties crucial to a material’s performance
  • The relationship between physical properties and the surrounding environment
  • The most common causes of field failure in plastic parts
  • A guide for quickly picking a material


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This e-book from Tech-Clarity, an independent research firm, shares best practices for migrating from 2D CAD to advanced 3D software that helps engineers evaluate multiple iterations and create more innovative designs in less time. 

In this eBook you will learn: 

  • The best practices to successfully move to 3D CAD.
  • How to develop a plan for legacy 2D CAD data.
  • How to choose the right 3D CAD software for your needs.


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MBD embeds product manufacturing information (PMI) into 3D CAD models to support production processes, inspections and analyses. 

This e-book from Tech-Clarity, an independent research firm, explains how MBD enables engineers to spend more time on creating great designs and reducing errors during manufacturing and assembly. 

In this eBook you will learn: 

  • Why you might consider switching to Model Based Definition (MBD)
  • The positive impact of MBD on design and manufacturing
  • Advice for adopting MBD and the challenges that you can anticipate


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 Most importantly, engineers can increase iterations by 14 percent — leading to more innovation and competitive advantages. 

In this e-book from Tech-Clarity, an independent research firm, learn how to successfully transition from your existing 3D CAD to a new 3D design software. 

In this eBook you will learn: 

  • Reasons to consider adopting a new 3D CAD Tool
  • How to select the right 3D CAD Tool
  • How to organize training across your team
  • What you can do to preserve legacy data and more


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Removing heat is therefore critical to the operation and long-term reliability of electronics, and component temperatures within specifications are the universal criteria used to determine the acceptability of a design. 

In this seven-page white paper, you will learn ten things you need to know about thermal design of electronic products, including: 

  • Support for cooling technologies
  • Handling the range of length scales
  • Accessing and reusing pre-existing data
  • Shrinking design times and margins


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The use of rule-based and field solver engines is essential to deliver the parasitic extraction accuracy necessary for detailed 3D structures such as finFETS, as well as the performance needed for fast throughput of full-chip designs featuring many millions of nets on multiple diverse routing layers.

In this six-page whitepaper, you will learn: 

  • How increased complexity in integrated circuit (IC) design affects design engineers
  • How hybrid parasitic extraction can be used to address these issues
  • How scalable multi-processing can be used to tackle burgeoning design size


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End-product problems, such as emissions testing failures or signal-integrity-related failures, can be avoided by using design rule checks (DRCs). 

This paper reviews the common causes of SI/EMI challenges and how they can be easily identified. 

  • Common causes of EMI in PCBs
  • Common causes of SI issues in PCBs
  • How to perform DRCs to avoid these problems


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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the cornerstone of a digitalization strategy, which in turn helps engineers to reduce costs, improve product and production quality, and make informed decisions. 

MindSphere, Siemens’ cloud-based open IoT operating system, provides the industry applications and digital services to drive those informed business decisions. 

In this 26-page white paper you’ll learn: 

  • Why it’s important to prepare for the coming IoT revolution
  • How an IoT-specific operating system can help manage the development of IoT products
  • How to develop a platform as a service (PaaS) for your connected products to keep them relevant long after their release.


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w_sasi113c.gif The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — equipment on production lines, sensors at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Harvesting insights means filtering out the noise to arrive at actionable intelligence.

This report shows how to craft a strategy to gain a competitive edge. It explains how to evaluate IIoT solutions, including what to look for in end-to-end analytics solutions. Finally, it shows how SAS has combined its analytics expertise with Intel’s leadership in IIoT information architecture to create solutions that turn raw data into valuable insights.

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For example, imagine an assembly worker having the ability to visually receive pick-and-place instructions, or safety alerts if tools are working incorrectly or are out of tolerance. 

How can your enterprise benefit from this new technological trend? In this eight-page white paper, you will learn about: 

  • The benefits of IoT-assisted AR applications
  • The challenges of building IoT and AR applications
  • Existing IoT platforms and their benefits for building IoT and AR applications
  • The key capabilities of IoT platforms to consider
  • One company’s experience using IoT-enhanced AR applications


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