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┬áparts 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.

Zuken’s CR-8000: Enabling Multi-Board System Design

Zuken’s CR-8000 is a software suite for electronics engineering, including multi-board system design. This post details their capabilities and advantages. Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve been digging deeper and deeper into system engineering. Very frequently, that means using methodologies to deal with the complexities of designing across multiple engineering disciplines.

You Might Not Know It, But You’re Designing Systems

Does your company need system engineering? That’s a basic question that an increasing amount of companies are starting to ask themselves. No organization can afford to really ponder these kinds of questions without some motivation. No, there’s a reason they are becoming introspective in this way: there are some serious implications of failed system-level prototypes.