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.
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?”
The ROI of Augmented Reality in Product Development
AR and VR have captured the imagination of many manufacturers. Yet, its cost justification and ROI isn’t always obvious. In this video, Chad Jackson recaps several categories of ROI for AR from a Liveworx session
Does Generative Design Deliver Productivity Gains?
Generative Design uses a variety of algorithms to automatically produce mechanical designs. So in the worst case, it should deliver some kind of productivity boost, right? Well, according to Chad Jackson, it’s not that simple. Watch to get a little more insight on the hidden effort behind Generative Design.
Prototyping Your IoT Platform
Can you virtually prototype an #IoT platform for a smart, connected product with a #DigitalTwin? That’s the topic Chad Jackson takes on in our latest video.
Soft Returns in Cost Justifications
In covering technology-led engineering initiatives, we get asked a lot of questions about return-on-investment. Many include soft returns, focusing on productivity. In this video, Chad Jackson points out the shortcomings in soft returns.