Lawrence S. Gould

Being There While Not Being There

May 01, 2015 at 1:37 PM

Virtual presence systems can make design reviews, inspections and more almost as good as being there. And without the hassle of travel.

Improving CAM for Better Machining

April 02, 2015 at 2:09 PM

The latest improvements in CAM lead to reduced cycle times, reduced tool wear, better profits.

Data Transfer Secure & Swift

March 02, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Just email or FTP the CAD file, right? Sure, if you don’t consider security, traceability, intellectual property, file size, and other considerations. But you should.

Better Assembly Through Software

January 30, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Software packages are available to make sure that not only is the object designed right for assembly, but that workers can physically assemble that object.

Need Help Selecting Materials?

January 05, 2015 at 3:35 PM

There’s software that helps choose new or substitute materials for a product.

Making CAD Immersive

October 30, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Here’s technology that helps transform 2D CAD designs into the third dimension.

Systems Engineering in Product Development

September 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Systems engineering in increasingly being recognized as a valuable approach to vehicle development - both in design and production. Siemens posits that PLM is the right software system for systems engineering.

Plex's Cloud ERP Goes Beyond Finite

August 28, 2014 at 2:23 PM

The sky’s the limit in cloud computing. The evidence: some recently added and enhanced modules to the ERP system from Plex Systems.

CAM: Getting Better and Going Cloud

July 31, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Acquisitions haven’t stopped two CAM vendors from advancing their software. In fact, the acquisitions have also helped put CAM into the cloud.

When CAD Isn't Additive

May 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM

With the increasing popularity and advantage of additive manufacturing, a different set of design tools are required.

FEA Goes Deeper into Vehicular Development

May 01, 2014 at 1:47 PM

What in the world is left for finite element analysis to model, simulate, analyze? Everything. Just look at the analysis programs from MSC Software in the past year.

Industrial Control Keeps Getting Better

March 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM

The changes in PLCs and PACs aren’t so much in operational, but in networking, user interface, and compute horsepower.