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Engineering

  • Changes In Aerospace Development Process Trends

    In addition to knowledge management, collaboration is another key aspect of today’s engineering world. Due to the aforementioned more complex and diverse engineering projects, the classic waterfall type of information flow is inadequate to successfully complete design projects within ever stricter time and resource constraints.....
  • Does the 3DEXPERIENCE platform beat BREXIT?

    The media like throwing logs on the fire of a good story and the supposed uncertainty of business life after BREXIT will become enflamed as more logs than most are thrown at as we, yes you and me, work our way through the next couple of years. Just the other week I was at the UK Intelligent Engineering Forum (which I had the dubious pleasure of organising) with more than a few friends, colleagues and partners...
  • How to Engrave Your CATIA V5 Model

    One of the most commonly asked questions by trainees on one of our CATIA V5 Fundamentals courses is “How do I put engraving on my model?” By this, they usually mean adding text in the form of a pad (emboss) or pocket (deboss) to permanently identify the part. A simple alpha-numeric text string on a flat surface either raised or embedded by a millimetre or so will suffice. CATIA V5 does not have this function built in as a directly available modelling feature....
  • STL (STereoLithography) file and CATIA V5/3DEXPERIENCE

    A Stereo Lithography (STL) file is a standard file format created by 3D Systems, USA. It also goes by other nick names of Standard Triangle Language or similarly Standard Tessellation Language. It is a very popular file format related to additive manufacturing [http://www.intrinsys.com/blog/2016/is-it-time-to-consider-additive-manufacturing], or 3D scanning and/or printing as it may be more commonly known...
  • 5 to Follow – Important Trends in Engineering

    The engineering world is an ever changing environment with new developments influencing key decisions and practices. Here are five important trends that your engineering business needs to know about today. Hundreds of years ago Britain went through its first industrial revolution. It transitioned from hand production methods towards mechanised production processes and has developed through an increasing use of semi-automated, and automated machinery in manufacturing. Today’s industrial....
  • Guest Blog: The Creation of True-Load

    Hi, I'm Tim Hunter, founder and president of Wolf Star Technologies and the creator of True-Load. I would like to tell you a little about the struggles and triumphs I encountered (and overcame) in my engineering career and how that led to the creation of True-Load. Yes, before I was a software developer I was an engineer, just like you. I started out my career quite a few years ago (thirty to be exact) at Harley Davidson...
  • How do you design for manufacturing excellence in the world of Additive Manufacturing?

    If you are one of the many businesses considering 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing (AM), how can you ensure that your designs are right the first time, every time? It was not that long ago when creating a product prototype meant employing a number of specialist professionals and expensive manufacturing processes with an associated high cost and lengthy lead-time. Nowadays we are told that production components and prototype parts can be reliably created...
  • Intelligent Engineering, the Fourth Musketeer

    No need to worry help is at hand. For those of my era “Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring!”. Yes industry is facing a tidal wave of change driven by an overabundance of data. Yes there are more opportunities out there to radically shake up the status quo by clean sheeting business models fuelled by greater understanding and access to consumer demand than ever before. For most it’s not so much about being the game changer it’s more about...
  • Will Enterprise PLM Tame Additive Manufacturing?

    As the amount of R&D pounds aimed at developing new Additive Manufacturing technologies and applications heads skywards so does the spend and the development time that is focused on the PLM design, analysis & simulation and digital manufacturing software to exploit it. Moving away from the ‘quirky’ and academic only realms, 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM) as engineering professionals are now calling it, is on the cusp of becoming mainstream...
  • I once had a Coke! Is Big Data and Business Analytics working?

    It’s an annoyance story that used to be replayed as marketing professionals bemoaned how advertising used previous purchase data to target offers. You may know the story; Guy walks into a bar and orders a Coke. Next time and the next time, and on and on when he walks in the bar person asks ‘Would you like a Coke?’ But let me think, this was over twenty years ago. With Big Data, IoT and the proliferation of smart phones, tablets, and wearable tech, we must have moved on from ‘Would you like a Coke?’...