In a recent post, we discussed the challenges associated with a traditional approach to simulation where engineers and analysts work in silos using unintegrated tools. When team members can’t collaborate effectively, companies must contend with inaccurate or incomplete data that cause delays and increased costs. In order to address these issues, companies need to take …
The Escalating Complexity of NPI
Companies are trying to keep up with escalating consumer demands. As a result, companies’ new product introduction processes have become more complex.
This is the second in a series of six articles outlining findings from our 2021 NPI and Sourcing study.
The Fundamental Problems with Modeling and Simulation
Amid a landscape of shortened timelines and more complex products, companies are increasingly using simulation to digitally verify that a product meets requirements and performs as designed. Yet, engineers and analysts often find themselves working in silos, making contributions that are not in sync. Design engineers use computer-aided design (CAD) tools to design, while the …
Achieving Excellence in NPI: 2021 Study Reveals Key Drivers for Success
The pressure of consumer and market demands is driving product complexity upwards. As a result, the NPI process is harder to manage. In response, many organizations are making targeted investments in digital transformation initiatives to help improve their NPI processes.
Join us for a discussion between Supplyframe CMO, Richard Barnett, and Lifecycle Insights Chief Analyst and CEO, Chad Jackson, as they review findings from a 2021 NPI and Sourcing study commissioned by Supplyframe.
The Engineer’s Guide to Next-Generation Collaboration
Engineers and designers grapple with new, significant challenges to their product development processes. These processes now require radical change to successfully and succinctly develop next-generation products, while keeping pace with consumer and market demands.
This brief reviews those challenges, revealing the emerging collaborative approaches and technologies that can minimize disruption during this period of ongoing product evolution.
Flexibility and Adaptability in Digital Transformation Initiatives
What kind of flexibility and agility do you need in your digital transformations? Our CEO and Chief Analyst Chad Jackson talks through the need for both in this Aras’ post.
Altair: Managing the Data Twin and the Physics Twin
Using a digital twin in the design process has enabled engineers to refine product designs through models and simulations. Most digital twin systems are centered around modeling the operation of a product, but Altair has a different perspective that incorporates two separate digital twins. Altair’s Digital Twin Concept Altair takes a two-pronged approach to implementing …
The Engineer’s Modern Toolset for Fluid Power Systems
The fluid power industry is now entering a period of change. The components and systems are increasing in complexity. All these issues are converging, creating a set of demands that fluid power manufacturers have to now fulfill to create next-generation smart, connected products and systems.
These products must be configurable from the top down and bottom up, while minimizing energy expenditure, and maximizing uptime. It’s a complex balancing act, but one which fluid power manufacturers need to master at every point in the product development lifecycle to survive and thrive in this dynamic market.
Solid Edge 2022: Boosting Mechanical Design Processes with Modeling and Simulation
Mechanical design is a complex and demanding field. But a range of new capabilities in the latest release of Solid Edge can help ease the pressure on design engineers. This post highlights the new features of Solid Edge 2022 that can improve the mechanical design process. Challenges in Mechanical Design Numerous challenges exist when designing …