Flying Cars, No Longer Sci-Fi

Summertime and early Autumn in New England brings the kind of traffic that lasts hours and crawls forward inch-by-inch. The kind of traffic that forces you to sit in your car and fantasize about growing wings and flying over the miles of backed up cars to break free of you anger and frustrations. Scientists are not […]

Industry Convergence: Protecting Connected Cars by Combining IT and Auto Engineering Skills

270 million mobile computers roam U.S. roads today. Not traditionally associated with either computers or networks, cars and light trucks increasingly serve as end-points of the Internet of Things (IoT). In the first quarter of 2016, mobile carriers reported activating moreconnected cars than phones for the first time. Connected cars increase consumer safety and convenience, […]

Innovation Platforms – the Operating System for the Digital Enterprise

What is an innovation platform and why does it matter? If you ask different people, you’ll get a lot of different opinions. Some will tell you it’s the next generation of product lifecycle software, and they’re not wrong. An innovation platform enables a cohesive approach to product innovation, product development and engineering, and continues to […]

Can machines really learn? And should we be afraid?

Science fiction books and movies love to portray machines that grow so smart that they have no use for flawed humans and want to either enslave them or eliminate them. With the growth of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – is that future fast approaching? When you buy a few different items from Amazon and […]

It’s Not Your Father’s Auto Industry

Staying Relevant (and Profitable) in Today’s Brave New Automotive World Barring a few exceptions for cyclical downturns, automakers have marched to a relatively steady drumbeat for decades. Customer applause and occasional groans resound as each model year introduction has been eagerly anticipated, providing vehicle designers with valuable annual feedback. And since work on each year’s […]

Five Questions to Ask to Improve Your Aerospace Business

Aerospace companies rely on innovation to improve performance while managing growing program complexity (more complex systems, and an extended supply chain) as they face more competition than ever before. Companies need every advantage to succeed. Today’s complex aircraft require Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers to improve the way they design, build and deliver them. […]

Digital Manufacturing in the Industrial Internet of Things

Physical products can’t be produced digitally, of course, but digital resources can and do support manufacturing in a big way. Although manufacturing has made use of computers for decades, ever more powerful systems, sophisticated software, the Internet, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have expanded the digital world of manufacturing, delivering unimagined speed, efficiencies […]

Understand the Impact of Engineering Changes

Fast-changing markets and technologies are forcing manufacturers of all sizes to move more quickly. Manufacturing planners have to take products through the process at a faster pace—and make sure that the plan works the first time.DELMIA Virtual Build enables manufacturing companies to transform their process plans by visualizing and validating the assembly sequence. This results […]

Manufacturing Network Pays Dividends

Every nation needs a strong manufacturing base. In the United States, the issue figured prominently in the last presidential election. So it’s good timing that an initiative launched in 2014 to strengthen manufacturing—Manufacturing USA—is now bearing fruit, according to a study conducted by Deloitte. Manufacturing USA is a national network of institutes, each one a […]

The OEM Handoff

Shifting responsibility puts greater burden on aerospace suppliersGrowing market demands and increasing competition are requiring aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to restructure their relationships with their suppliers. Large companies at or near the top of the supply chain are shifting even more responsibility for innovation and productivity gains to the smaller, lower-tier builders of components […]