Bruker Alicona’s MetMaX: The Role of Software in Optical CMM

An optical coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is now a necessary tool in industrial manufacturing and forms the backbone of modern metrology. And as automation becomes more prevalent in industrial manufacturing, the need for advanced software solutions to work with and control these CMMs has grown. Bruker Alicona’s MetMaX metrology software solution includes many industry-changing features …

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The ROI of Digital Transformation Benchmark Report

This report shares the findings of Lifecycle Insights’ 2021 ROI of DX Study. It offers new insights into the various drivers motivating manufacturers to invest in DX improvements, the benchmarking methodology used to compare companies, and the enablers of DX initiatives that are providing different manufacturers the ability to better manage the rising complexity demanded in today’s market.

Get More Value from Your MBD

Join Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights CEO and Chief Analyst, and Jeremy Morse, PTC’s Strategic Segment Specialist, for a discussion on MBD and the value it creates for companies. Get real-life tips on how to overcome objections, set-up teams, and ensure a successful rollout across the organization.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 11 AM (EDT)

The digital twin’s changing role

Manufacturing organizations are increasingly looking to digital twins to save time and money in the product development lifecycle. In this Siemens’ blog post, Chad Jackson discusses how these virtual models of both products and plants help organizations streamline the product development process from design to operation and leverage the symbiotic relationship between plants and products to gain insights that power more informed decisions.


Profitability requires the right balance between cost and performance. This is a complex undertaking when designing plastic parts. Manufacturers want to drive down costs and time-to-market while maintaining or exceeding product performance levels. Suppliers and job shops must have accurate project estimates before providing a quote to avoid taking on unprofitable jobs, or losing work.

This report focuses on the plastic part design cycle. It introduces a progressive approach to address these challenges,

The Manager’s Survival Guide to Digital Engineering

Taking a digital engineering approach to manufacturing—one composed of architecture-driven and model-based engineering—offers significant advantages (not to mention tangible benefits both in terms of time and costs). Yet, change is never easy. How can engineering executives ease the transformation? This Survival Guide to Digital Engineering will help create a path to success.

The Role of the Digital Thread and Digital Twin in Digital Transformation

While the concepts of the digital twin and the digital thread are relatively new to the industry, they have quickly gained traction. In this Siemens’ post, Chad Jackson discusses the roles of both the digital twin and the digital thread in greater digital transformation initiatives.

What is The Connection Between Accelerating Product Complexities, Systems Thinking, and PLM Platforms?

Join Chad Jackson, Chief Analyst and CEO, Lifecycle Insights, and Paweł Chądzyński, Sr. Director Product Marketing at Aras, as they discuss the role of Systems Thinking and PLM platforms have in effectively managing accelerating product complexities.

Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. ET

The Manager’s Survival Guide for Architecture-Driven Engineering

Architecture-driven engineering, a relatively new engineering approach where an optimized and validated architecture is developed before detailed design, shows quite a bit of promise in the manufacturing industry. As a result, many organizations are exploring whether this method is a good fit and whether it’s the right place to start their digital engineering initiatives.