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eGuide: Advanced Product Design for Industry 4.0

Electronics - The world of product development and manufacturing are changing. With Industry 4.0, we’re on the brink of a new dawn of automation and intelligence, with smart, connected products and the smart factories that produce them.

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White Paper: Rapid Manufacturing with FDM

Advanced Manufacturing - The automotive industry is increasingly turning to additive manufacturing, and fused deposition modeling (FDM) specifically, as a reliable alternative to traditional metal-cutting methods, like milling, turning and boring.

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White Paper: Revolution in Design

3D Printing - Open up new possibilities for your business by changing the way you think about product development. Compared to traditional methods, 3D printing offers advantages that allow you to make more innovative products and get them to market faster.

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Case Study: How 3D Scanning Improves Virtual Design and Construction

3D Printing - 3D scanning has advanced dramatically in recent years, and the breadth of fields where the technology has found an application has grown. Reverse engineering is no longer the only player in the 3D scanning market.

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Research Report: Mapping the Friendly Skies: How Drone Mapping is Changing the Construction Industry

Advanced Manufacturing - Drones are becoming increasingly popular on construction sites for mapping and surveying. One reason for their popularity is that drones shorten the data-collection process significantly.

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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. Manufacturers across all industries want parts that are more durable, lightweight, and cost-efficient.

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Research Report: How a Digital Twin of Your Product Can Drive New Revenue Streams

Design Software - The wave of digital twins has arrived, but some still wonder what the digital twin is, and how it can benefit their company.

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Research Report: Design Teams: Requirements Management & Product Complexity

Design Software - In late 2018, engineering.com surveyed 246 design and engineering professionals to ask them about the growing complexity of their company’s products and how increasingly complex product requirements are being managed. An overwhelming portion (92%) reported their products increased in complexity over the last five years.

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White Paper: Industrial Control Basics: Contactors

Advanced Manufacturing - A contactor is an electrical device used for switching an electrical circuit on or off. Considered to be a special type of relay, contactors are used in applications with higher current carrying capacity, while relays are used for lower current applications.

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White Paper: Top Enhancement in Creo Parametric 5.0

Design Software - Eight years into its development, PTC’s Creo Parametric continues to expand its toolset, making computer-aided design (CAD) easier and more efficient.

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White Paper: CNC Machining: Designing for Speed

Advanced Manufacturing - Although additive manufacturing seems to be grabbing all of the headlines these days, precision machining has been and will be a critical part of manufacturing for the foreseeable future.

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Research Report: State of IoT Adoption in Product Development 2019

IoT - This research report, based on a survey of 234 product development professionals, examines the current state of Internet of Things (IoT) adoption by product design teams, its perceived importance, and what features and capabilities teams consider important when making decision about adding IoT functionality to their products.

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Research Report: Augmented Reality for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

AR/VR - The term Industry 4.0 denotes a cluster of technologies that’s poised to fundamentally reshape manufacturing and bring about a new industrial revolution. These include 3D printing (AM), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality technologies, more commonly known as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

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Research Report: How the IIoT Enhances Predictive Maintenance

IoT - Predictive maintenance is not a new concept, but as the cost of industrial IoT sensors and infrastructure continues to come down, cloud-based predictive maintenance solutions are becoming an intriguing option for many companies in the manufacturing and industrial sectors.

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Research Report: The Next Product You Design Might Be a Service Thanks to the IoT

IoT - For this report, the editors of engineering.com interviewed companies on the leading edge of implementing products as a service with a view to describing and categorizing the types of products that can be delivered as a service and the technologies that make it possible—one company in high-tech manufacturing, another who helps ensure access to clean water in developing nations, and a third in the mass transportation industry.

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The Real Costs of an Industrial Robot Integration

Advanced Manufacturing - When researching industrial robotics, cost is a critical factor, but finding accurate information is a challenge.

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What they didn't Teach you in School about Heat Transfer

Electronics - Heat, like most things, prefers the path of least resistance. But it is not welcomed everywhere. Sometimes, heat is the enemy, such as in the design of consumer electronics, where powerful chips are squeezed into tighter and tighter quarters.

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How 3D Scanning Speeds Up Reverse Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing - Given the increased adoption of 3D scanning for reverse engineering, it’s important to understand what the technology is and how it works in the real world.

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Research Report: Why do product teams miss their cost targets?

Design Software - In this research report we will detail the relationships between a team’s ability to meet their cost targets, the type of BoM management system they use, and their satisfaction with that system. The results are striking

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White Paper: Industrial IoT: The Two Year Trendline

PLM/ERP - Digital Transformation may be defined in a number of different ways by analysts or enterprise software vendors.

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