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Breaking Down the Barriers of 3D Printing

It lives up to the promise of making businesses more competitive by giving them the tools to streamline and enhance the product-creation processes. 

It’s no secret that businesses need to quickly respond to changing customer and market demand to stay competitive. That’s true for small design firms as well as large, established manufacturers. Getting a new product out before your competition helps you generate new revenue and maintain market leadership. But doing that is not easy. 

So, you have to ask yourself the question “is this the right time to invest in 3D printing?” 

In this white paper you will learn:  How 3D printing can shorten product development times. How 3D printing process has been made easier and more user friendly. How 3D printing can reduce the cost of product development.

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Racing to Success with Additive Manufacturing

During the racing season, teams like Penske compete on and off the track by adding innovative features to their cars to push the limits of performance in search of a win. The same is true for all businesses, even if you're not flying around an oval at 150mph. 

But, what does that mean for companies outside of the racing game? 

It means that adopting the right technology to fuel rapid product development cycles is critical for business success. One technology that stands above others for its ability to handle fast-paced iterative design cycles is 3D printing. In this white paper, you'll learn how winning teams like Penske Automotive have leveraged 3D printing to see success on the track and in their consumer product divisions. 

In this white paper you will learn:  How Penske uses 3D printing across their design scheme. How 3D printing can make product assembly easier with rapidly produced jigs and fixtures. How 3D printing can help with composite tooling.

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Get the Heat Out of Your Designs -- Fixing Your Electronics Cooling Problems

Electronics used within products are constantly changing and improving, but the need to ensure proper cooling of these components remains. To maximize product performance, engineers need to overcome common electronics cooling challenges like:  Reduction in product size Increase in overall product performance Reducing overall cost Extending product lifespan Optimizing circuit board design So, what would you design differently if you had the ability to see the invisible elements, like airflow and heat transfer? In this webinar, you will see how one product is used to help users visualize, identify, and solve electronics cooling challenges. 

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Elektronische Komponenten: Kritische Verbindungen fr das Smart Home

In unserer zunehmend vernetzten Welt spielen Qualität, Zuverlässigkeit und Konsistenz eine große Rolle, insbesondere im Kontext des Smart-Home-Ökosystems. Die Antennen, Anschlüsse, Relais, Sensoren, Schalter, Klemmen und Schläuche in diesen Geräten spielen eine entscheidende Rolle für die ultimative Funktionalität des Produkts. In diesem Artikel behandeln wir: Die Bedeutung der Komponenten für die Zuverlässigkeit der Anwendung Komponentenanforderung für verbundene Heimgeräte Auswahl eines Design-Partners mit Connected-Home-Expertise Ob es eine Waschmaschine, ein Thermostat, ein Haussicherheitssystem, eine Kaffeemaschine oder ein anderes Haushaltsgerät ist, die Benutzer erwarten einen nahtlosen Betrieb von den angeschlossenen und intelligenten Geräten in ihren Häusern. Entdecken Sie, wie das vernetzte Zuhause dank der kleinen Komponenten im Inneren ermöglicht wird.

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Getting Started with Office 3D Printing

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This document provides a comprehensive insight into all of the considerations that need to be addressed when you're considering investing in an in-house 3D printing solution. After reading the document, you should be able to answer the following questions: How to establish buy-in across the organization and overcome barriers to adoption? What organizational considerations should be taken into account? How should the logistics of a new in-house 3D printing setup be managed? What to expect once the 3D printers are up and running? Download the white paper now!

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Electronic Components: Critical Connections for the Smart Home

In our increasingly connected world, quality, reliability and consistency matter a great deal, particularly in the context of the smart home ecosystem. The antennas, connectors, relays, sensors, switches, terminals and tubing inside these devices play critical roles in the product’s ultimate functionality. In this paper, we’ll cover: The importance of componentry to application reliability Component needs for connected home devices Choosing a design partner with connected home expertise Whether it’s a washing machine, thermostat, home security system, coffee maker or other home appliance, users expect seamless operation from the connected and smart devices in their homes. Discover how the connected home is made possible thanks to the small components used inside.

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The Case for Automation at Companies of Any Size

As technology—specifically robotics—evolves to include robots designed to collaborate with humans, rather than replacing them, the business rationale for automating production is stronger than ever. 

Still, many decisionmakers wonder if the cost of automating is worth the investment, and what kind of automation they're willing to bring on site. What's more, many worry that automation will ultimately lead to the decimation of jobs, crippling the economy at large. In this white paper, the case for cobots— collaborative robots that work in close proximity to humans—is made, by explaining that some forms of automation are easy to integrate, and can even create more jobs, while boosting the bottom line. 

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Disruption Is Here in Automotive and Ground Transportation

The automotive and ground transportation industry is being rapidly disrupted and transformed into a mobility industry with self-driving, electric, connected and shared vehicles, presenting both threats and opportunities to incumbents and newcomers. This is a once-in-a-century opportunity to leapfrog the competition and gain a dominant market position. Simulation solutions are ready and available to help speed your product innovation. Are you ready to meet the challenges?

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

Though it began in rapid prototyping, 3D printing has begun to proliferate throughout the manufacturing sector. Many engineers now find themselves faced with a simple question: 

Should I 3D print my next part? 

The answer to this question depends on the answers to many others. These include:
  What material properties do you need? Is high strength or light weight a priority? Which geometric features make sense for additive manufacturing (AM) and which do not? Do you have rigid cost or time constraints?

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Maximizing Customer Engagement for Maximum Revenue Growth

Are you maximizing your customer engagement efforts? Most organizations have not evolved their customer engagement strategy for today’s digital world. In partnership with Forrester Consulting, Bold360 surveyed 468 across industries with the goal of defining a Customer Engagement maturity model that can serve as a blueprint for those organizations considering how to evolve. This white paper analyzes four different companies with all different definitions of customer engagement and how they stack up against each other. Included in this white paper: The customer engagement maturity model Profiles in customer engagement Use cases, challenges and opportunity examples

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The Future of The Future of Customer Engagement

One would think that with so much customer data available, in so many places, companies would know exactly how and where to engage with their customers most effectively. But in fact, the distance between companies and their customers has never been wider. Why? Because traditional customer service systems and CRMs just aren’t up to the task of today’s decentralized, fragmented customer data. They can’t collect it, let alone curate it and harvest insights from it to help companies understand who their customers are and what they’re saying and doing. As a result, there’s a major disconnect between what customers want and what companies are delivering. To understand this, we need to look at three seismic forces rocking the customer engagement landscape: Shifting demographics and new channels Intelligent self service The changing nature of customer interactions

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Mixed Reality Transforms Planning And Innovation: A Spotlight On Design

Mixed reality presents an opportunity for designers to transform design processes and customer interactions by using digital, 3D holograms as a vehicle for creating and communicating their vision. A Forrester Consulting study sought to identify pain points that mixed reality could address and how, evaluate the business processes and end users who can benefit most from mixed reality, and understand key considerations for implementation.  The study came away with the following key findings: Design firms are investing in product innovation and deepening customer relationships. Planning and product development are top MR opportunities in design. Design firms expect MR to help accelerate learning, drive productivity, and enhance customer interactions. Download this exclusive report to learn more.

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Manufacturing In The Age Of Experience - Delivering Personalized, Emotional Experiences For Customers

Responding to this consumer demand for personalization, businesses in the Age of Experience are ushering in a revolution of manufacturing innovation, transforming from mass production to mass customization—the proverbial “one-off order.” Today’s manufacturing is: Creative, enabling new business models with cost-effective mass customization Smart, improving speed and agility with real-time learning Value, connecting value streams end-to-end from ideation through manufacturing to ownership Human, empowering collaboration and augmenting human creativity The digitalization of manufacturing brings new levels of collaboration, using big data analytics, real-time data acquisition and digital continuity from ideation to design to production and even to ownership. By embracing technology advances (such as 3D printing, Internet of Things, robotics) with a mindset of continuous improvement and competitive agility, businesses can drive value, meet market demands and deliver unique, one-to-one experiences for everyone.

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The Evolution of Medical Device Clinical Trials: Their Background and a Look Toward the Future

Global regulatory affairs and compliance expert David Dills provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of medical device clinical trials regulations and explains how in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and the application of rigorous clinical investigation processes can help companies accelerate the time it takes to bring new devices to the market.

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Microwave Product Digest

Microwave Product Digest: Serves the government/military OEM and user market field including: electronic warfare, radar, telemetry, and CATV broadcast systems, ground support, communications, test and measurement equipment, navigation, active and passive components, industrial & academic laboratories.

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Three Approaches to Integration that Deliver Greater PLM Value

A solid integration will eliminate duplicate data entry, reduce errors, save time, lead to more accurate data and therefore improve productivity and the bottom line. 

However, this begs the question “How do I integrate two (or more) disconnected systems?” Are there multiple options? Are some options better than others? Are there commercial tools available in the market to help with this or is everything custom programming? 

This white paper will answer these questions about PLM integration. Specifically, you will learn:  How to assess your PLM needs with real world use cases Three of the most popular forms of PLM integration How to choose which PLM integration method is right for your business.

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PLM and PDM for the Engineering-Centric Enterprise

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help businesses small and large proactively manage their mission-critical intellectual property and control their product definitions. 

But what is PLM? What is PDM? And what problems can PLM and PDM help solve or avoid for your design team? Furthermore, how do you choose and deploy a PLM or PDM scheme? 

In this white paper you’ll learn answer to those questions and find ways that you improve your product design and management scheme by learning:  What PLM and PDM are How to deploy a PLM and PDM solution How to choose which PLM or PDM systems will work for your operation

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Optimizing Medical Device Development with Full Regulatory Compliance

Customers now have the tools to easily compare products, making quality, reliabilty and safety integral to product success. But how do you keep up with innovation while also ensuring that your product meets your customets rigorous demands? 

One method of doing so is by pursuing a cross-functional product development approach. To be most effective, quality should be managed early in the product development lifecycle and consistently throughout the entire process, using multi-pronged, collaborative methods. 

This white paper is presented here to help you integrate this type of product development template into your design scheme, with a specific focus on medical device manufacturers. 

In this white paper, you will learn about:  How to optimize your design controls How to optimize communication and design reuse. How to maintain design intent for manufacturing and regulatory filings

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Defining a Technology Strategy to Support Product Development

While those productivity gains are impressive, they haven’t translated that well to the product development processes for all companies. 

Considering that product development cycles continue to shrink, its important that businesses that want to keep up with the pace of cutting edge product development teams make their product development process as productive as possible. But how is that done? 

One of the most important aspects of improving product development processes is ensuring that your team has the right technology strategy to make your engineers as productive as possible. 

In this white paper you will learn about:  How to assess what supporting technologies you’ll need to improve product development productivity Understanding product development sub-processes and interfaces. What types of productivity gains you can expect by bringing the right technology into your product development scheme

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STEM Education: Enhance Student Learning with Simulation Apps

If you want to learn about using simulation apps to improve student learning, then tune into this webinar with Ivana Milanovic from the University of Hartford.  Simulation-based design and inquiry-based learning can be embedded in any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course to enhance the delivery of the material and help balance the time devoted to theory, problem solving, and skill development. Apps involve creating a simplified interface that contains the full efficacy of the underlying model without exposing the end user to its complexity. In this webinar, you will see how STEM courses can be modified to contain scaffolded and contextualized simulations with app building. These simulation apps help develop students’ technical competency and deeper understanding of physical concepts by solving realistic technological problems. 
 

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Top 5 Medical Device Industry Trends in 2018

This will be especially true for software-enabled products in disposables as well as reusable devices. This white paper examines trends that will significantly impact the medical device industry in 2018 and offers tips on how medical device companies can respond to the trends in order to maintain a strong presence in the industry.

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