Technology Insights

Digital Twins of production systems. 1D? 3D? What is the best fit?

Commissioning production systems is no easy task. The effort is complex. The schedule is short. Everyone wants to minimize downtime in facilities and plants. Getting a head start on commissioning through virtual methods instead of waiting for physical hardware is a step in the right direction. However, when it comes to the tactics of virtual commissioning, there are multiple options. Some organizations use 1D simulation process models. Others leverage detailed 3D designs with animations. Yet others use combinations of these two approaches. In this post, we’ll take a look at each, identifying the advantages and disadvantages of these different methods.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for ThingWorx

Are there implications from PTC’s acquisition of Onshape for ThingWorx? Since ThingWorx is already a cloud-based IoT platform, it might not be directly affected. However, in this video, Chad Jackson shares where there are implications with PTC’s other apps running alongside ThingWorx in the cloud.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Integrity

Where’s the intersection of PTC’s Onshape acquisition with Integrity?This video is the third of a five part series where Chad Jackson discusses the implications. Other videos to follow will be on ThingWorx and Vuforia.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Windchill.

What are the implications for PTC’s acquisition of Onshape? This video is the second of a multi-part series where Chad Jackson discusses the implications for Windchill. Other videos to follow will be on Integrity, ThingWorx and Vuforia.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Creo

What are the implications for PTC’s acquisition of Onshape? This video is the first of a multi-part series where Chad Jackson discusses the implications for Creo. Other videos to follow will be on Windchill, Integrity, ThingWorx and Vuforia.

Altair Knowledge Works: Applying Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning To Engineering Simulation

How does the newly announced Altair Knowledge Works product use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in simulation to improve the design process? In this video, Chad Jackson talks about how these technologies can lead to new product innovation, reduced design time, and better product performance.

Can we skip CAD in design?

Although CAD in design is obviously needed, there are some areas where you can skip it completely. In this video, Chad Jackson discusses when CAD isn’t needed and which vendors provide solutions.

Atlas 3D’s Additive Manufacturing Solution

Are you having to print alot of metal parts to avoid deformation? If so, let’s talk about Atlas 3D. In this video, Chad Jackson discusses their cloud-based solution and how they enable you to print parts right the first time.

FARO and 3D Scanning for Engineering

Who is FARO? They are a company that offers both hardware and software for 3D scanning. In this post, we will discuss the capabilities, the applications, and the differentiators of their offerings. First off, FARO offers what’s called a scan arm. The scan arm is like a little gun attached to an arm that you …

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