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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?

Chief Innovation Officer

Engineering Education Now: The Chief Innovation Officer

The role of the Chief Information Officer has changed so radically some believe it should be renamed, to the Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)

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.