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Accelerate Design Cycles and Lower Production Costs

3D Printing - Today’s product development landscape is characterized by high demand for variety, increasing customer expectations and near constant innovation. To

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Discover the Fifth Wave: Metal Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing - Metal additive manufacturing is revolutionizing how parts are designed and produced, offering solutions that were impossible just a few years ago.

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Optical design challenges in virtual and augmented reality

Design Software - Freeform optical design software and virtual prototyping are accelerating the progress in bringing AR and VR headsets to market.

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Six best practices for optical product design teams

Design Software - In their groundbreaking study Six Myths of Product Development, * Stefan Thomke and Donald Reinertsen (Harvard Business Review, May 2012) exposed common fallacies of product development and presented 12 best practices for overcoming them. This paper highlights how Zemax Virtual Prototyping applies six of these best practices—and what it means for the optical products you design.

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3D Scanning in the Automotive Industry

Advanced Manufacturing - With over 100 years of production history, the automotive industry has been at the forefront of manufacturing technology since its inception. Whether the transformative technology of the day was the assembly line, the integration of robotics into the manufacturing process, or the switch from steel to aluminum frame chasses, the automotive industry has consistently implemented advanced technology into its manufacturing and production workflow to improve manufacturing and product performance. Today, the same is true.

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Green light on lidar: Developing low cost systems for autonomous vehicles

Design Software - Lidar has been around for quite some time, but to date, it’s been custom—and expensive. Right now, there isn’t a clear-cut solution that’s suitable for all applications, such as lidar in autonomous vehicles. As they explore options, optical and mechanical engineers are forced to make choices and tradeoffs during the design process.

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eBook: A manager’s four-step guide to buying optical product design and simulation software

Design Software - When it comes to choosing optical product design and simulation software for your team, don’t compromise performance with software that isn’t comprehensive enough to meet your needs.

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Additive Manufacturing Capabilities in CREO

3D Printing - With Creo you can design, optimize, validate, and run a print-check all in one environment reducing overall process time, tedium and mistakes.

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Design Guide for Metal 3D Printing

3D Printing - With metal 3D printing adoption on the rise, it's critically important for engineers to learn how to specifically design for the process. By not understanding the guiding principles and limitations of a technology, it could lead to undesirable results including non-functioning parts, wasted time and money.

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Case Study – Rize 3D Printing Digitally Transforms the Customer and User Experience at HMS

3D Printing - HMS Industries, Inc., manufacturer of custom metal stamping and industrial tooling, provides high-quality manufacturing services, including product and prototype development, EDM, tool design, tool and die manufacturing, as well as high-volume stampings and CNC machining, to manufacturers across all industries.

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Research Report - The Digital Transformation of Product Design

Designer Edge - Digital transformation has already begun. The time of localized, fractured and siloed product development is coming to an end.

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Research Report – Speed is King: How Digital Manufacturing Can Accelerate Lean Production

Advanced Manufacturing - Entrepreneurs, project managers and engineers know the importance of time-to-market for a successful product launch. No matter where a manufactured part or product is headed, it’s critical to maximize the speed and efficiency of its production.

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Research Report: Reverse Engineering and 3D Scanning

3D Printing - 3D scanning is revolutionizing how engineers digitize parts. Not long ago, if you had a physical object and wanted to create a 3D model of it, you had one option: bust out the calipers, measure every nook and cranny, and create the model yourself.

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White Paper: Thermoplastic Material Selection for Injection Molding

3D Printing - Material selection can be a guessing game, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re an engineer looking to quantitatively analyze a material to determine if its properties fit your application, then you’ll need to be ready with a wide range of facts.

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White Paper: Preventative Maintenance – Keeping Your Machines Safe and Production Moving

Hardware - Teach pendants are a critical part of the factory environment as they act as the human/machine interface for industrial robots. But since teach pendants are handheld, they are under a greater risk of damage due to falls.

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Case Study: Transforming Productivity for Agile Manufacturing Enterprises with the FabPro 1000

3D Printing - Product development in most companies requires a sequential iterative process to come up with the right product. It can be time-consuming and time is a resource that is in the shortest supply.

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White Paper: Two-Tier ERP – A Strategy for Today’s Manufacturers?

PLM/ERP - Today’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) landscape is mature, with most companies having implemented some level of ERP solution.

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White Paper – 5 Ways CFD Helps Architects and Engineers Improve Building Performance

BIM - Buildings are the human response to inclement weather. Be it the shining sun, heat, cold, wind gusts, rain, snow, dust or any other harmful elements of nature, our shelters allow us to rest, work or carry out almost any activity in comfort and safety.

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White Paper – Preventing Thermal Damage of Electronics with Simulation

Electronics - As electronic systems become ever smaller and more powerful, the thermal energy released by their components increases. This is especially true for RF testing equipment, where CPUs, controller chips and hard drives are packed into the smallest footprint possible.

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eBook – Prototyping and Manufacturing Services to Help Satisfy Modern Market Expectations

3D Printing - Design and manufacturing expectations keep escalating. There’s a heightened consumer desire for variety, customization, automation and technological innovation.

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