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The Next Evolution of Chatbots: How to Ensure a Bold Bot Future

A lot has changed since chatbots first debuted. Today’s natural language processing and machine learning technologies have made artificial intelligence more human than ever. Follow these tips to ensure your chatbot implementation is a success.

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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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How Embedded Force Sensors Make Medical Devices that Empower Patients

Since most of these devices require a change in force to function – whether made manually or mechanically – this eBook shows how embedding ultra-thin, low power force sensing technology can address key patient demands and make medical devices easier to use.

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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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Address More Manufacturing Challenges with Composite and Metal 3D Printing

By understanding both printing technologies and their unique advantages, you can maximize the utility of high strength 3D printing in your operation.

Download the white paper to learn several ways you can leverage these complementary technologies to quickly improve your manufacturing processes.

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How to Identify Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in Your Workplace

View this on-demand webinar to learn where 3D printing is a best fit in your manufacturing operations such as: Machine set-up for line commissioning Manufacturing aids for fixturing, positioning and tooling Production line optimization for custom component add-ons and upgrades Presented by Daniel Leong.

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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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ARC Advisory Group Report: Growing Role of Edge Intelligence in IIoT

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.

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Rapid design iterations for early product stages with desktop 3D printing

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.

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3D printed final parts for high-value snow machines

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.  

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Maximizing production efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures

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.

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Leverage Best Of Breed Software With Cloud PLM

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. 

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Developing and Virtually Testing Electric Vehicles Using System Simulation

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. 

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Accelerating Digital Transformation In The Chemical Industry

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.

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Surviving Electronic Component Shortages

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. 

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