Virtual prototyping is a critical tool for companies looking to successfully develop and optimize products as well as navigate product behavior complexities. In fact, virtual prototyping users saw a 13 percent decrease in overall development time. This report from Aberdeen Group, a U.S. technology and services company, explores how Best-in-Class companies are using virtual prototyping to innovate and differentiate products from the competition.
Commercial trucking plays an important role in the economy. When hauling perishable goods and materials, it’s critical for buyers and suppliers to seek cost efficiencies and deliver in a timely manner. To help, Jeremy Singley collaborated with Bob Sliwa to create an ultra-aerodynamic tractor-trailer that could reduce draft and lower fuel consumption by up to 25 percent. This article discusses how these innovators used SOLIDWORKS design software to create a SuperTruck prototype.
The product development ecosystem is complex, as it entails nearly every area of an enterprise — each with its own set of tools, files and needs. Enterprises need the right solutions to untangle the web of data management and enable a smarter approach to manufacturing. This article discusses how distributed data management, now an integrated part of SOLIDWORKS Manage, stores and regulates design data to streamline processes and improve the movement of information.
Quality is a top priority for any organization, whether it’s defined by reliability and customer satisfaction or conformance with manufacturability specifications. Manufacturers are continually challenged to maintain quality while optimizing the bottom line. Inspection, testing and documentation are critical to this process; however, manual translations are riddled with error, inconsistencies and lost productivity. This article reveals how SOLIDWORKS Inspection software optimizes the inspection process, reduces costs and helps create higher quality products faster than ever.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has paved the way for a number of innovations that rely on connectivity between devices and the internet. Now, this interconnectivity is impacting the beer brewing process, providing brewers with a consistent, reliable, data-driven experience — and serving customers with a tasty, better brew. This article discusses how the IoT and smart, connected brewing appliances are redefining the industry landscape one beer at a time.
Additive manufacturing has transformed the traditional manufacturing process, influencing various industries with the rising popularity of 3D printing. This revolutionary technology is producing a broader range of materials, faster and more efficiently than ever before — greatly impacting the product development process and adding value to businesses. This article dives deeper into the evolving role of 3D printing and how it can improve part-design flexibility, reduce lead times and create smarter, customized product designs.
Valley Dairy Farm Automation (VDFA) is a leading manufacturer of customized, innovative dairy farm automation products. After experiencing a rapid demand for its products, the company needed to expand its product offerings in order to deliver the best possible job for its customers. This case study reveals how VDFA implemented SOLIDWORKS solutions to establish its Lyntech subsidiary, tripled product offerings, advanced dairy farm automation technology, and minimized mistakes and design errors in the process.
There’s growing, industry-wide pressure to integrate more software and electronics into products. In fact, innovative products are now critical to the success of future-thinking companies — 52 percent of companies developing smart products fear they’ll lose market share unless they continue to make products smarter. There are, however, unique challenges that come with perfecting development processes and managing complexities. This e-book, by research firm Tech-Clarity, outlines steps to successfully transforming your products into smart, connected systems.
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the evolution of connected devices and data can often make it difficult for teams — including designers, engineers and communication specialists — to efficiently work together. The SOLIDWORKS connected devices ecosystem, however, provides development capabilities that easily bring teams together to manage complexities and synchronize and facilitate product development. This webinar further explains smart, connected devices and how SOLIDWORKS can leverage these capabilities to help drive business change.
Traditional tools of the engineering trade don’t accommodate today’s need for cross-team collaboration. From using different mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) applications to working on projects with stakeholders located all over the world, engineers have to overcome various obstacles to get the job done. Learn how technology can help streamline communications and collaboration, ultimately setting up your team for success.
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t an aspiration — it’s a reality. Engineers have strict expectations to meet when it comes to designing smart connected products, and system engineering is a critical skill set in this new age of design. Read the e-book "Engineering Handbook for Designing Smart Connected Devices" to learn how to master this competency.
How do you design and manufacture products suited for the Fourth Industrial Revolution — the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI)? Hint: You can’t do it with single-point 3D modeling and 2D drawing solutions. Learn how upgrading to an integrated 3D product development solution can help boost productivity, reduce costs, improve quality, foster collaboration and increase innovation.
Form and function have always been key considerations for industrial designers and mechanical engineers; and with 3D design software, those qualities are easier than ever to fine-tune. Learn how SOLIDWORKS® 3D design and visualization solutions helped nine consumer products companies improve features and functionality, bring products to market more quickly, reduce production timelines and more.
In this educational webinar from Dassault Systèmes, industry experts share best practices on how to streamline manufacturing collaboration and design when it comes to plastic injection molding. Learn how to find valuable resource materials such as part design guides and technical service bulletins, and troubleshoot common challenges that occur during every stage of the injection-molding process using 3D simulation software.
Dassault Systèmes' has been named by Gartner, Inc. as a “Leader” in its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems. 2017 is the first year for the Gartner Magic Quadrant for MES, which specifically covered the MES market, including MOM applications.
Because of our position as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant we believe it confirms the positive response we are receiving on our vision and ability to execute the transformation of manufacturing. We also believe we are being recognized for our unique and holistic approach to MOM / MES and the greater transformative value that digital continuity with DELMIA has across manufacturing engineering, manufacturing operations and the supply chain.
DELMIA® Manufacturing Operations Management solutions transform global production operations to achieve and sustain operational excellence. This is accomplished through digital continuity, a shared digital landscape connecting all stakeholders to improve visibility into, control over a
This white paper outlines a framework that emphasizes digitization and business transformation and the new opportunities pull processes bring.
The mechanism of “Pull” processes—those triggered by an actual event instead of a forecast—is nothing new. It is at the heart of many successful manufacturing strategies. Recent technological advances in digitization, including the harnessing of Big Data analytics, the use of the cloud, Business Process Management (BPM), social media, IIoT, and mobility, have extended the power of Pull beyond Lean manufacturing. In the wake of the current technological innovation wave, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to not know what next step to take.
In light of these new developments, this white paper will focus on the mechanism of business transformation enabled by these technologies, which can be attributed to two major forces: the power of Pull and digitization. Nine practical applications are detailed, showing how innovative manufacturers can better
Business and manufacturing professionals are looking for new ways for operations to support improvements to their company’s products, services, and bottom line.
This eBooks delves into:
• Industry drivers and challenges
• Accelerating success through people
• Accelerating success through the process
• Accelerating success through technology
• Recommendations for accelerating your Operational Excellence journey
Leading companies are aligning people, optimizing processes, and supporting both with MOM software applications in order to accelerate their Operational Excellence journeys. Make sure your company isn’t falling behind.
As more companies compete for business, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) increasingly demand higher production rates and greater production flexibility from suppliers. If smaller-sized companies want to compete, they need the right tools and latest technology. NC Machining manufactures should ask three primary questions when considering the tools to improve competitiveness and implement Lean practices:
• Do the tools provide the means for improved collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, and incorporate manufacturing best practices?
• Can all data and program information reside in one database or platform that is accessible concurrently by all enterprise stakeholders—from design engineering to the shop floor?
• Is it possible to perform real-time multi-disciplinary simulations to improve performance and manufacturing targets?
Discover how to optimize your NC Machine Shop Production, minim
Companies that manufacture industrial equipment find themselves in a unique place among manufacturers:
• Their products can range from small components to mammoth machines for mines or mills.
• They rarely order large production runs and may be called on to create a process that results in an order of one.
• Their markets impose challenging constraints.
Customers want more choices, more options, more extras, and more features. And they want the order to be fulfilled sooner. The competitive environment is forcing model cycles to shrink, pressuring manufacturers to accelerate processes that are unable to keep pace. Dassault Systèmes DELMIA has assembled an industry-specific set of roles for industrial equipment manufacturers that brings these challenges under control.
Robot programmers frequently find it challenging to deliver material handling, arc welding, spot welding, or drill and riveting programs that work with certainty on the first run. Because robot programming is not part of the design phase, they are forced to implement fixes and workarounds on the shop floor. Costs escalate as production cycles expand and changes are made without knowledge of the shop floor impacts.
DELMIA Robotics on the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers high quality, collision-free programs in the native robot language with no need for intervention on the shop floor. In the virtual world, programmers and designers work in concert to create the most productive tooling operations and robot cycle times. Programming can move ahead independently without interrupting production, and robot programs perform predictably the first time. Costs of programming and production are significantly reduced, and products move to market more quickly.
Learn how offline robot
Learn about challenges, solutions and benefits of 7 DELMIA customers from different industries. Delivering quality products is important in all industries, but it is especially critical where consumer health and safety are affected. Automotive is one of those industries. That’s why Autoliv, a supplier of airbags and safety systems to all of the global automotive OEM’s, wanted to better manage quality and material flows, achieve greater traceability, and drive continuous improvement across its manufacturing plants. They have chosen DELMIA Apriso as their manufacturing execution platform. Autoliv has now an enterprise solution to streamline production operations from planning, to inventory and material flow management, to traceability and continuous improvement.
Im Zeitalter der Erlebnisse üben Kundenerwartungen einen enormen Druck auf Anbieter aus Industrie und Dienstleistungsgewerbe aus: für Entwicklung, Konstruktion, Support, Transport, Planung und Distribution wird ein unvergleichlich hohes Niveau erwartet. Jetzt ist es an der Zeit, neue Technologien zu nutzen, um die virtuelle Welt der Modellierung und Simulation mit der realen Welt der Betriebsprozesse zu verbinden, von Fabrik über Logistik bis hin zu Mitarbeitern. Die Lösung von Dassault Systemès bietet eine modellbasierte und datengesteuerte Plattform, die Silos zwischen verschiedenen funktionalen Anwendern aus den Bereichen Engineering, Fertigung, Betrieb und Dienstleistern beseitigt.
The Life Sciences industry has changed significantly over the past 10 years. With a view to developing new, more effective treatments, industry leaders are exploring new therapeutic areas and approaches like biologics and precision medicine. To address this shift, pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers look to connect systems, people and data - characterized by more predictive and adoptive facilities that leverage machine learning, 3D modeling, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), digital twin, and augmented reality.
This eBook explains the main challenges of manufacturing and explores 5 manufacturing experiences that disrupt the future of manufacturing in the Life Sciences industry.
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