It takes the concerted efforts of many people to take a product from an idea, or concept, to a final product. It starts with generating ideas of how to solve a problem, or improve upon an existing design. Ideas for new products must be conceived, vetted, discussed, tested, and refined until an optimal solution is found. Rushing through this critical phase of product development prohibits truly innovative design.
Having the right tools at your disposal and employing best practices can make all the difference. SOLIDWORKS Solutions provide you with a full suite of tools that enable you to quickly and fluidly create and capture concepts and transfer these into solid models that can easily validated and used ultimately to manufacture the product—all in one fully integrated system.
Using 2D tools to create designs can be easy, but using them to analyze assembly designs can be time-consuming and challenging. With static 2D design tools, it's almost impossible to determine proper hole alignment and find interferences between components.
Create a more accurate design the first time by working in 3D.
With the growing demand for large screen displays with greater resolution, HDR is poised to be the next big thing in media and entertainment — providing deeper and more accurate colors, and giving a more lifelike appearance to lighting effects.
To gain a deeper understanding of HDR's impact, The Future Trust caught up with Gary Mandle, Senior Product Manager, Professional Solutions America, for Sony Electronics. Mandle currently is working on the development of displays used for video production and post production applications.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) has historically been closely associated with rapid prototyping applications, which continues to be an important use of AM, but in more recent years, companies have found new AM applications throughout the value chain.
The differences among non-AM or traditional Product Design and Development (PDD), Rapid Prototyping (RP) and Digitally Optimal Design (DOD)
How using AM for rapid prototyping helps you to compress product development cycle times, reduce costs, enhance the final product's quality and design and better communicate with key stakeholders
How designing and prototyping for full AM production with the more emergent concept of Digitally Optimal Design allows for design freedom and simplified manufacturing
Although traditional methods for fabricating tooling are still widely used, newer technologies such as Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing are helping companies to decrease both development and production costs, shorten lead times and offer opportunities for innovation. Because tooling is often produced in low volumes and in complex shapes, AM is becoming more attractive as a tooling fabrication method.
The framework for understanding the four additive manufacturing tactical paths and where tooling applications fit
The benefits of integrating AM for tooling - from lead time and cost reductions to improved functionality (specifically the ability to produce complex geometries) and customized part production
How applying AM to tooling fabrication improves the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains and products
Real examples of how companies have implemented AM technology and their resulting performance improvements
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When competing in today's global economy, investments in the design process can help companies quickly develop high-quality, innovative products more economically—helping them stand out from the competition.
For 2015, we predicted value-based reimbursement, mHealth, 3-D printing and the push for global transparency would drive industry change. As we move further into 2016, we see many of these trends continuing to evolve, and some exciting, albeit challenging, trends beginning to emerge. Non-traditional medical device companies, such as Google and Apple, are entering the space, disrupting the business models of major industry players.
The explosion of consumers interacting with brands on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms is forcing device makers (and regulators) to get serious about social media, specifically how they engage sponsors, correct misinformation and field off-label requests. Outdated IT infrastructures and increased cybersecurity threats are sabotaging operational and compliance efforts. Beyond all of this is a regulatory environment in an unprecedented state of flux. This white paper contains five trends likely to affect the medical device industry in the near term including how:
Non-health care companies will continue to invade the device market
Companies that master Social Media will gain a competitive edge
2016 will bring a stronger focus on cybersecurity threat in medical devices
Increasing health care/medtech consolidation will expose the need for better IT tools
Regulatory turmoil will continue to deepen in the U.S. and Europe
Consulting-Specifying Engineer is a practical, application-oriented magazine that chronicles the changes sweeping across the construction industry. It cultivates an environment where mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers realize an integrated M/E/P building systems design process for today's commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental and public utility buildings creating more efficient, occupant and environment-friendly buildings.
This 12-page white paper explains why transitioning to 3D is easier than you think, and explores the advantages and the myths of using 3D for manufacturing. See real world examples of companies that have accelerated time to market and saved money by switching to 3D.
PM Engineer is the magazine of choice for those involved in the design and specification of plumbing, piping, hydronic/radiant heating and fire protection. It is also the only non-association magazine exclusively covering the design and specification of products and systems for the "wet side" of the industry.
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Each monthly magazine is written in technically sound language, yet retains a non-theoretical application-oriented approach to the commercial/industrial/institutional HVACR markets. Engineered Systems examines the latest changes in the design, specification, maintenance and management of non-residential HVACR systems and components.
Published monthly, Automotive Engineering International (AEI) covers new technology, emerging products, and supplier capabilities along with information needed to make supplier and product choices in a technology-driven marketplace.
Companies considering the purchase of a new or replacement 3D CAD system need to evaluate how efficient each package is at creating the types of products they make, because one size does not always fit all.
Incorporating Design for Manufacturability (DFM) tools into 3D product design can help to streamline manufacturing. Just as core-and-cavity capabilities facilitate development of molds, DFM tools assess moldability, helping companies avoid production problems and extending mold service life.
It's now possible for manufacturing to create tool paths in parallel with design so that production is fully prepared once a product's design is released. Learn how CAD/CAM integration is improving the product development process. By enabling a concurrent, collaborative approach to design through manufacturing, product design and manufacturing personnel improve communication and quality, saving time and money.
While 3D CAD technology has revolutionized mechanical design for decades now, its electrical counterpart has languished in 2D. But no longer. Electrical design doesn't need to be an afterthought when it comes to product development.
Evaluation Engineering has published in-depth technical information to the engineering test market for more than 50 years, serving engineers, engineering mangers, and corporate managers responsible for test and quality of electronic products and systems. EE is a multimedia resource delivering a monthly magazine and digital edition, weekly e-newsletters, e-product showcases, special reports, trade show events, and a comprehensive website to buyers and specifiers of test equipment in semiconductors, medical, communication, RF, microwave, and wireless applications.
Using different tools for product design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) can result in communication barriers and a disjointed workflow.
By enabling an integrated CAD/CAM approach, product design and manufacturing personnel can improve communication, quality, time to market and revenue.
In this nine-page white paper, you will learn:
The benefits of CAD/CAM integration
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To create tool paths parallel with design
Gear Solutions is a monthly B2B magazine containing editorial content that emphasizes emerging technologies, processes, materials, and R&D. Readers find valuable, in-depth technical articles on hobbing, grinding, finishing processes, lubrication, heat treating, cutting tools, workholding, high-tech coatings, metrology, gear design, noise, hardness, and other topics — all specifically related to the manufacture of gears for industrial applications.