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IHS Markit’s Engineering Workbench: Productivity Supercharger?

IHS Markit’s Engineering Workbench is an engineering search and knowledge management solution. This post details its capabilities and advantages. Despite the applicability of fancy 3D modeling and simulation to mechanical engineering, working with documents and spreadsheets is often just as important. It’s researching the properties of new materials. It’s finding, reusing and merging existing standards

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Generative Design and 3D Printing: Revolutionizing Design?

November brought news for both Generative Design and 3D Printing. This post explains how the intersection of these two trends could revolutionize design. It has been a really interesting month. Early on, I went to Denver for a 3D Systems event where they launched new units that promise production 3D Printing. A few weeks later,

3D Systems’ Figure 4 Platform: Taking 3D Printing to Production

3D System’s Figure 4 Platform is the first production 3D printing solution. This post reviews its capabilities and implications for engineers. On November 7th, 3D Systems announced several key product launches that promise to bring 3D printing from prototyping to production. Have we finally reached the tipping point for printing parts in manufacturing? In this post,

Mentor’s Capital: Enterprise Electrical Design

Mentor’s Capital Platform is a software suite for electrical systems and harness design. This post details its capabilities and associated benefits. 110 pounds of wiring. That is, in total, the estimated amount of wiring in the Bentley Bentayga, one of their latest luxury SUV offerings. On the surface, that alone might seem like a lot.