The Next Aviation Disruption

Anyone who still considers the idea of point-to-point, on-demand air taxis too futuristic to merit serious thought may want to rethink such a notion. A market for urban air transportation is emerging—effectively airborne versions of Uber and Lyft—and it is probably closer than most people realize. Proof-of-concepts of air vehicle designs, batteries, autonomous systems, and […]

Advanced Robotics: Changing Industries Everywhere

When we think of robots, we often think of manufacturing. After all, machines have taken over numerous jobs that humans used to do by hand—from assembling cars to loading trucks and packing boxes. But as today’s artificial intelligence continues to expand—even, in some cases, adopting the emotional characteristics of human beings—the potential for the use […]

Data-Centric Design: The Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet of Things

Gartner says that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide this year, up 31% from 2016. IDC estimates that worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow 16.7% in 2017, reaching just over $800 billion. When we talk about big numbers such as these, it’s always advisable to look at the big […]

Reinventing the Wheel: Smoothing the road for the next generation of automotive pioneers

Imagine how difficult it was for Armand Peugeot or Henry Ford to stake their fortunes and reputations on the newfangled, “who really cares” invention called automobiles? After all, there was nothing wrong with the horse-drawn carriage or bicycle. Why would anyone in their right mind want to replace these trustworthy forms of transportation with noisy, […]

The Next Generation Mining Workforce

Recruiting Tech-savvy Workers With innovation taking center stage in the mining industry, what the next generation mining workforce will be is only just beginning to take shape. Digitization of all aspects of the mining value chain will bring more opportunities to reshape how the industry works and who will staff it as artificial intelligence, block […]

Technology Makes Manufacturing Work

A company I know has a thriving business making small electrical components by the millions, selling them to major electronics companies around the globe. If you’re wondering how a U.S.-based company successfully competes with Chinese manufacturers, and actually sells a lot of product to these same Chinese companies, the answer is technology. A tour of […]

Robotic Process Automation: The First Step in Digital Transformation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been leading the digital transformation movement which has upgraded operations and business models in many enterprises over the last few years. Regardless of its success, however, the name chosen for this technology still generates confusion among uninitiated business executives. No, it does not involve the type of hardware-based robots which […]

Four Ways Simulation is Improving Product Development

Growing up, one of my friend’s parents was a structural engineer. I can still remember him laboring away at his desk, measuring and calculating any number of design options to determine which was the safest. When CAD was developed, it felt like a God-send. None of us would have guessed the industry could get more […]

How 3D simulation can improve our cities

Successful smart city projects are scarce. An excessively one-sided approach to complex issues and a fragmentation in stakeholders create an ideal breeding ground for failure. Moreover, the term is now used for lots of things, and so any practical possibilities remain vague. Who will take the initiative? Who will invest? A 3D platform for simulating […]

The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace – The Amazon of Manufacturing

Ask any engineer or designer about creating the next new thing, engineering it, and prototyping it, and they will tell you countless stories of trial and error before they succeeded making their ideas a reality. In the past decade,  the internet has become an integral part of the design process and when it comes to […]