Lawrence S. Gould

The Fourth Dimension in Additive Manufacturing

June 03, 2019 at 9:37 PM

A new software suite for 3D printing analyzes, repairs, and prepares 3D models using the native file formats of a variety of CAD systems, saving the conversion to STL for last.

Does Simulation Totally Replace Physical Prototypes?

May 03, 2019 at 2:32 PM

The reports of the death of physical models are greatly exaggerated. Digital artifacts and simulation do not replace physical models in all cases.

AI Advances into Production

April 03, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Adopting new technology in design and manufacturing is usually a series of baby steps. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are no different.

Manufacturing Execution in the Age of IoT

March 04, 2019 at 2:10 PM

The latest wave of manufacturing execution systems takes advantage of the Internet of Things, leading to simpler and faster implementations and truly real-time data analysis, decision-making, and problem resolution.

Digital Assembly Comes of Age

February 04, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Digital assembly is increasingly comprehensive and allows smoother product launches.

Time to Upgrade Your CAM Software?

January 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Improvements to the 2019 versions of CAM software go well beyond user interface/experience enhancements, even though the changes might seem small.

Using Pattern Recognition to Improve Industrial Operations

December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Machine learning through pattern recognition can be a faster, less-expensive approach to monitoring manufacturing.

Solid Edge 2019: It’s Not Just a CAD Package Anymore

November 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

The latest version of Solid Edge blows away the archetype for CAD packages by providing CAD, CAE, CAM and more for both mechanical and electrical design.

Keeping the Multi in Multiphysics Analysis

October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Vehicular design can be a computer-aided engineering nightmare because of its domain breadth and multi-domain nature. COMSOL Multiphysics can handle that.

Networking Vehicular Electronics Gets an Assist

August 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM

A new SAE J1939-based software tool helps design electrical/electronic systems in tomorrow’s commercial heavy-duty vehicles.

Managing Manufacturing Ops with Software-as-a-Service

July 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Cloud- and subscription-based real-time systems are available for manufacturing operations management.

Preparing for Artificial Intelligence

June 29, 2018 at 11:32 AM

AI will usher in new jobs, according to a book from the consulting firm Accenture. It’s a quick and worthwhile read.