Industrial organizations are looking for innovative ways to drive analytics into the edge of their operations. Using edge intelligence, data-driven decisions can deliver immediate, contextualized outcomes, while overcoming the unavoidable constraints and difficulties of industrial environments and fully leveraging the cloud. ARC’s latest report, entitled “Growing Role of Edge Intelligence”, explores the hottest topics in edge to cloud intelligence for industrial operations, including:
What and where is the “edge” Value of keeping data local An “edge-first” approach to industrial analytics and machine learning Four edge intelligence use cases The power of edge to cloud approaches
Download the report and get expert recommendations on how industrial organizations can employ edge intelligence to drive operational decisions.
Honeybee Robotics is a design and engineering solutions firm known for contributions of critical planetary analysis technology to NASA's past three Mars missions. Their designs are "destined for work on Earth, Mars and beyond." Their work extends to other industries as well, leveraging hard-fought expertise in designing mechanisms, robots and robotics systems for work in challenging environments. Download the business case to learn how Ultimaker desktop 3D printers boosted their productivity.
Snow Business uses Ultimaker 3D printers in-house to prototype, test, and create final parts for snow machines operated in the film and TV industry. By incorporating 3D printing into their prototyping, testing, and part creation process, they’ve been able to cut back on costs while also saving valuable time to improve efficiency.
Volkswagen Autoeuropa faced a problem common to most mass producers of consumer goods: tooling, jigs and fixtures represented a large investment that was expensive to build, costly and time consuming to manage. 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 3D printing improves ergonomics in manufacturing applications Major cost savings possible with 3D printed tooling How 3D printing also solves prototyping and spare parts issues
Download the white paper to learn how Volkswagen Autoeuropa saved $375,000 in 2017.
Traditional PLM solutions fail to integrate across an increasingly splintered software landscape, and businesses can’t or won’t spend the money to buy into enterprise software ecosystems. Organizations want to use best of breed software, but inevitably end up stringing their solution together with manual processes and clunky data manipulation.
In this webinar, you’ll see how cloud PLM can help unite disparate best of breed software solutions, so users can leverage the tools they know while still achieving the enterprise governance they need.
Bringing electric vehicles (EVs) which are profitable, reliable and fit for everyday use to the market is still a challenge. While most correlations and phenomena in conventional, combustion engine-powered vehicles are well understood, the different system setup in EVs and new components, such as the battery, create new tasks for engineers to solve.
In this webinar, Thomas Hofmann, Product Marketing Manager for SimulationX, a system simulation software proven in the automotive industry for many years, will address some of the most important challenges in developing and virtually testing EVs and how system simulation helps to solve them.
And customer demands are evolving at speeds never seen before. For companies serious about innovating at scale and transforming their business in order to dominate their market, it will take innovative thinking, disruptive technology and near flawless execution. This challenge, perhaps best described as the perfect blend of art and science, is more than achievable, but only if you have the right partner. Which is why we want you to meet Leonardo, by SAP. SAP Leonardo is a digital innovation system that enables organizations of all sizes to transform at scale with minimal risk and disruption. SAP Leonardo brings new technologies and services together to help businesses power their digital transformation.
Choose incorrectly and you could find yourself facing development delays, increased costs and slow time to market. This guide highlights the key topics to address in order to determine your best product fit.
We’re in a major component shortage. The electronics industry is currently experiencing the most extreme component scarcity in over a decade. Lead times on passive components have drastically increased as a result, with some suppliers quoting as far out as mid-next year. The shortage and its impact is so widespread that the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN) is urging electronics buyers to “review their outlook on lead times for components amid surging global demand and reports of allocation risks on certain products.” This is a long-term sourcing challenge that industry analysts see lasting beyond the new year. Many organizations have responded to the supply deficit by double- and triple-ordering components, but this has only aggravated the problem further. Suppliers are starting to allocate their inventory, resulting in massive lead times and increased prices. Find out how electronics manufacturers are mitigating risks and planning ahead for component shortages.
Readers are design engineers, R&D, and IS/IT managers in the communications systems/equipment, consumer electronics, cellular and internet industries. WDD is published 6 times a year (February, April, June, August, October and December) and is available in print or digital format.
Molecular analysis of micro-scale layered materials is an important issue with growing impact and wide extent. In this field, Raman and infrared spectroscopy are powerful and complementary techniques, with an extensive use spanning from biomedical, pharmaceutical and material sciences, to name just a few.
DLC-coatings (DLC - Diamond-Like-Carbon) have gained significant importance due to a steadily rising number of applications. For instance, DLC-coatings are applied on tooling components, parts of motorcycle engines, hard-disk read heads, medical implants and high precision watches.The main desirable features are hardness, wear resistance and low friction. The properties of the coating can be determined and altered to some extent by changing parameters in the deposition process.One major property is the thickness of the DLC-layer. Its geometry and profile on technical components like toothed wheels or injection nozzles can be rather complicated. DLC coatings are generally deposited from a gas phase. To obtain the desired properties the thickness of the DLC layer has to be monitored very closely.
Product development in the industrial world can be a long and expensive process. In a competitive market, the window of opportunity for significant revenue can close before a new competitive product could even exit the development cycle. The obvious solution to keeping up in a competitive market is to acquire the product in question, disassemble it, and analyze it. This reverse engineering process can greatly expedite the immediate introduction of competitive products into the marketplace. There are many tools for determining the physical properties of materials that will not be discussed here. The chemical properties can be readily determined by utilizing analytical tools such as gas phase chromatography, atomic absorption spectroscopy and many others. Molecular spectroscopy (infrared and Raman) is among the most powerful tools in the reserve engineering process.
Whereas most frameworks for requirements-driven model-based design support a single discipline, what is really needed is a multi-multi-disciplinary approach.
This strategic white paper discusses:
Increasing the value of multi-disciplinary systems engineering
Optimizing the current framework: requirement, functional, logical and physical (RFLP)
Establishing value at the highest levels of system structure
Shifting from a tools-based viewpoint of systems engineering to a development-based approach will allow automakers and suppliers to execute with great effectivity in all three aspects of cost, quality, and timing.
The time for simulation-driven design is now! In order to stay competitive while pushing the envelope on innovation, simulation must drive the entire design process from the early concept design phase all the way to production. Leveraging robust simulation—including motion analysis, finite element analysis, and manufacturing feasibility analysis—early and often has become a necessary driver to innovation and is helping numerous industry-leading companies to meet quality, cost, and time-to-market targets.
Join us for this webinar to see how a variety of tools are enabling companies to leverage simulation in unique and inventive ways.
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.
With a turn around time of one to 15 business days, rapid injection molding gives engineers the ability to test product materials, product versioning and a number of other design attributes that can be crucial to a product’s success.
But just like all manufacturing technologies, rapid injection molding has a few important rules that have to be followed to ensure that a good prototype is produced. In this white paper, you’ll learn what aspects of a design need to be built for rapid injection molding, providing you with an indespensible resource for moving ahead with this important manufacturing technology.
In this white paper you will learn:
About rapid injection molding Applications for rapid injection molding. The most important design considerations to keep in mind when building a molding project.
When developing highly complex and regulated product with an increasingly global workforce and widespread network of contractors and suppliers, quality is often sacrificed in the name of profitability, or time to market – sometimes with disastrous results. There is a need to eliminate organizational boundaries in order to accelerate the release of new products to market. Unfortunately, companies often address product quality too late, using disjointed processes and technologies with inadequate cross-functional communication.
Integrating a quality lifecycle management solution within an enterprise business platform provides a formalized, systematic approach for managing all aspects of product quality, reliability, and risk. It’s time to rethink your product development approach and look for a business platform that supports the full total product lifecycle from ideation through manufacturing and post-market and shares quality information across the enterprise.
Organizations that digitalize their businesses by embracing the principles and technology that deliver digital continuity across the entire innovation continuum will win. This will better serve the drive toward open innovation, collaborative research and engineering, manufacturing and the ultimate delivery of differentiated patient experiences. It will transform the way they innovate and operate, driving significantly enhanced margins with patient centric experiences and increased productivity and profits.
Watch this interactive webinar to learn how you can improve product development efficiencies through digital continuity, and achieve breakthrough innovations while delivering high quality and global regulatory compliance.
Medical device manufacturers need to be at the forefront of their markets in developing highly competitive products that have high value and meet patient, healthcare provider, regulatory and payer needs.
This resource covers:
Addressing the challenges
Using systems engineering to improve workflow
Synchronized collaborative systems engineering and medical device development
Evolving the development approach
The case for synchronized collaborative systems engineering
See how this approach can help you address increasing complexities, improve patient experience and deliver reliable products on time and to cost.
Robots were physically restricted and forced to move at slow speeds in order to keep hazards low for humans working in their vicinity. This changed over the last decade, with the widespread adoption of certified safety technology that restricts robot motion via software and electronics, eliminating the need for mechanical stops while facilitating human-robot collaboration.
But how do these andvances in robotic safety and the increase in close human-robot collaboration lead to increases in revenue?
In this white paper you will learn about:
The benefits of human-robot collaboration that extend beyond safety How advanced robots can save floor space and open up new opportunities for your factory How new safety bus technology makes robots easier to use and therefore more productive.
While a large percentage of shopping has moved online, electronics are still overwhelmingly purchased in stores. Features such as touch screens, high-resolution displays, and surround sound speakers cannot be adequately assessed through online pictures or video advertisements. Due to these factors and the high price points of electronics, brands must pay special attention to how their products are marketed and displayed in retail stores in order to achieve sales goals and reduce the possibility of losing sales to competitors.
A product’s life cycle begins with an idea, but it doesn’t end when the product reaches the market, or even when it’s replaced by a new generation or the next big thing. In many cases, companies must provide service and support for years after a product becomes obsolete, and upfront planning is critical. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) provides a central repository for all product information. It includes rough drafts and sketches from the design stage, written processes and manufacturing instructions from selling stage, and the end of life strategy and disposal plans. In addition, it ensures that a product’s design stays on schedule and meets any regulatory requirements necessary. PLM is one of the most critical applications for a company, but it can be hard to navigate the competitive market. This whitepaper provides a comparison framework for understanding the market and choosing the right solution to meet your company’s unique needs.
One big question is cost. How does cloud-based software compare to on-premise data processing and storage?
This white paper seeks to answer this question by exploring the following topics:
Capital and operational expenses for cloud versus on-premise product development solutions Indirect costs and other considerations A case study illustrating the use of cloud solutions for product development