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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.

The Implications for Design Accountability in Agile for Hardware

Are you thinking about switching over to using agile for hardware development? There’s one cultural change you might want to consider before you make the switch.

Digital Twins: Why? What’s the Application? What’s the Value?

So what is the value behind a digital twin?

When I am talking about digital twin, I’m talking about feeding virtual sensor data from simulations to your IoT platform. So you have a real-time mimic of your physical product.

Kubotek’s K-Force Tools: What Are They? What’s the Value?

What are Kubotek’s solutions, and how can they be used?

So let’s talk about Kubotek’s offerings in this space. For context, when you talk about mechanical design, pretty much everybody is working with suppliers nowadays.

The Impact of System Level Prototype Failures

Anecdotally, we know that failures with system testing are bad. But how does it affect design release? In this video, we review a finding from our research that quantifies the connection.

PostProcess Technologies’ Connected3D: Design for Additive PostProcessing

During the additive post-processing phase of design, most steps need to be carried out manually in order to clean the printed product. Enter PostProcess Technologies, the company that helps you automate and standardize the post-processing procedure. Chad Jackson gives us insight into how their software performs during the last stages of additive design.

nCode: Automating Simulation and Test for Durability and Fatigue Prediction

nCode by HBM Prenscia is a platform that helps engineers conduct durability analysis and predict fatigue failure. Chad Jackson reviews and provides insight on this solution in today’s video.

Anark: What is it? What’s the value?

Anark software has taken #MBD and created a way for it to be shared, edited, and published easily. Chad Jackson takes us through how it compares to older processes of sharing and MBD.