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The Equipment Supplier’s Guide to Profitable RFQ Processes

Suppliers win bids by delivering the first proposal, right? Well, recent research says differently. Join this webinar as Chad Jackson shares findings from Lifecycle Insights’ most recent study, “The Custom Equipment RFQ Study.”

Webinar hosted by Autodesk.

Insights from Research: Finding and Accessing Information in Engineering

I think we all know that engineers use a lot of different information to make design decisions. And the big question is, how do they find that information, and how do they access it? Well, this year, we conducted some research to look into the answers.

Xometry: Who Are They and What Do They Do?

So who is Xometry, and what do they do? They’re a manufacturing bureau with a network of about 3,000 manufacturing partners. How it works is you upload your 3-D model, specify how you want it manufactured, and what materials you want to use. As you upload your part, it looks at the geometry, the PMI, and other tolerances you specify.

Generative Design and Engineering Ethics: Where’s the Intersection?

Let’s talk about how generative design and engineering ethics intersect. Generative design offers a ton of capabilities to automate, explore, and discover new design options.

Finding a Mentor

Engineering Education Now: Finding a Mentor

Developing a mentor relationship benefits any engineer. Having a mentor is perhaps the most powerful way to gain insight into your decision making.

Is the Smart, Connected Product Trend Driving Modular Design?

So, let’s talk about the smart connected products trend and how IoT connectivity actually might force a lot of companies towards modularity and platform design. If a company is developing multiple products that are smart and connected, you have to think, “Well, what’s the common platform they’re all connecting to?”

Vertex: Do We Need Another 3D Visualization Tool?

Okay, so let’s talk about Vertex. First off, what is it and, what does it do?

ParaMatters: What is it? What’s the value?

Let’s talk about ParaMatters’ traits and characteristics.
Number one, it is a cloud-based platform, so you access it through a browser. Number two, it is a token-based purchase, so you buy tokens and consume them based on the jobs that you run.

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What printers does Formlabs offer and how are they different?

Let’s talk about Formlabs. There’s a lot of innovation happening in the whole additive manufacturing space, and Formlabs has some tangible differences in what they’re doing. The most noticeable difference is they print the parts upside down, and this is stereolithography, so they are using a resin.