Traditional mechanical products have changed completely over the last few years. Once, these products were standalone assemblies, primarily composed of mechanical components with some electronics.
Now, mechanical products have evolved into complex and interconnected systems.
For consumers, the opportunities are endless. But engineers and designers must grapple with new, significant challenges to their product development processes.
This brief reviews those challenges and reveals the emerging cloud- based collaborative approaches and technologies that can minimize disruption during this period of ongoing product evolution.
Lifecycle Insights conducted the 2022 Engineering Strategies for Small and Mid-Sized Companies Study, a survey-based worldwide research project. The study’s findings reveal organizations’ biggest challenges and their plans for the future.
This eBook shares the study findings along with recommendations about how to formulate successful strategies to improve engineering and shift towards a profitable future.
Manufacturers are adopting solutions to support the digital transformation (DX) initiatives that improve their processes and make them more competitive. This trend is particularly evident in product development, where many companies are turning to product lifecycle management (PLM). PLM enables companies to manage processes and information across the product lifecycle.
This eBook demystifies cloud-based SaaS PLM, showcases its advantages, and answers questions managers often have.
Startups typically employ ad-hoc approaches to developing products, but they can benefit from a greater level of structure and discipline. The right tools—strong, secure, scalable digital solutions—can help tremendously on that front, providing that valuable structure and increasing productivity.
This eBook details some of the most prominent product and organizational complexity challenges that manufacturing startups face. It also discusses best practices that startup leaders can put in place to help drive long-term success.
This eBook highlights the role of simulation and test in streamlining product development and manufacturing processes. Each section will explore the ROI of these efforts by comparing the most progressive and least progressive companies against critical business parameters.
The roles of simulation and testing in product development and achieving ROI of digital transformation
Manufacturers rely on design documentation to successfully drive the entire development process. Design documentation acts as the definition that guides all activities, including manufacturing, procurement, quality, and service, so it is no surprise that companies continue to invest in improving their documentation practices.
One innovation that is gaining momentum in the field is the use of an MBD. This eBook is a primer for the changes needed to pave the way for an MBD initiative, detailing the creation and consumption of an MBD as well as highlighting the benefits manufacturers can realize from it.