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December 6, 2016

3DEXPERIENCE: Your Road Map to Gaining Competitive Advantage

Industry 4.0 has created a level of uncertainty in the minds of some and meeting its challenges has become the goal of others. The demands on manufacturing engineering has never been greater: make it quicker, cut costs, be environmentally friendly and of course the consumer wants a personalised product created to meet their specific requirements.

UK Intelligent Engineering Forum 2017: Industry 4.0

It’s clear to see that the next generation of automation won’t just be limited to manufacturing. The internal, vertical, value chain from Sales to Service will need to go through the same radical reform that the horizontal value chain (Supplier/Partner – Company – Customer) will experience.

Digitising and optimising the value chains

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes addresses many of the issues that hold back engineering companies, both large and small, with a fully integrated digital approach.

The opportunities for horizontal value chain digitisation are delivered through real-time collaboration and data/information sharing with partners and suppliers while customers/consumers contribute through interactive life-like virtual reality directly into sales, marketing, concept design and manufacturing engineering.

Liberate information and exploit Intellectual Property

Meanwhile, within the vertical value chain, the platform makes data, information and Intellectual Property more valuable to the entire organisation by freeing it from specialist silos. At the same time it includes the project management, dash-boarding and analytics tools to optimise its use.

Partnership to deliver a complete solution

Each industry has its specialist software partners. The UKIEF encourages partners to join the forum that complement the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to deliver a diverse range of complete and robust systems to meet all the needs of specific industries. Some partners include elements of their product with the Dassault Systèmes software others integrate to provide functionality. The exhibition, demonstrations and presentations within the forum aims to simplify the selection of holistic solutions and provide all the information and resources required to understand and take advantage of the latest technology developments and process innovations.

Addressing the challenges, gaining advantage from new opportunities

As Industry 4.0 heralds the introduction of new technologies and processes that will deliver the much needed efficiencies and productivity enhancements to maintain a competitive edge; the future of product development will have its own unique set of challenges to ensure that any product concept can be intelligently engineered with processes intuitively managed through real-time management and dash-boarding with system wide analytics providing unique insights that will drive greater productivity in areas not traditionally thought of as opportunities for automation.

Join the forum and start connecting today

Enhance your Intelligent Engineering systems and processes at the UK Intelligent Engineering Forum (UKIEF), 5th April 2017 at the MTC Conference & Training Centre in Coventry. More information and the opportunity to join the networking group today can be found at