If you’ve ever designed a custom piece of tooling or machining equipment, you know that traditionally it takes weeks and weeks from design to delivery. But now there’s a platform that allows you to design on Monday, order on Tuesday and get the machine delivered on Wednesday. It sounds unbelievable, but it’s the future of machine building, and it’s made possible through the development of 3D CAD in the browser. Tune in to learn more about Vention from CEO and Co-Founder, Etienne Lacroix.
Simulation is something that anyone in manufacturing is familiar with, and in this episode of Beyond 3D we talk with David Heiny, co-founder and CEO of SimScale. David talks about how simulation in the cloud has evolved, how the cloud has enabled more powerful and rapid simulation, and also where simulation is headed – that it is much more than just the power of the cloud, but how real-time collaboration simulation is now possible, even more accessible and that’s enabling more small and mid-size companies to take advantage of simulation early on in the design process.
In this episode of Beyond 3D we talk about services for the first time. And who better to talk about services for the engineering world other than AMC Bridge, one of the largest engineering service providers in the world.
This is truly an interesting time in the world of design. How do I know? It’s the first time I can recall hearing smack talk since around the time of the first desktop CAD solid modelers.
During the first week of October I was in Munich, Germany. As you might expect, there were plenty of highlights. Drinking beer at Oktoberfest was pretty great. Attending a Bayern Munich match with a friend was fun. Working on 2015 planning with my Tech Soft 3D colleagues was fruitful.
Many of you may have read The Lean Start-up by Eric Reis, a book that has become almost a manifesto for many companies, particularly technology companies. Basically, the premise is that you start with an assumption or hypothesis. Next you think about how you can test that hypothesis, then determine what you need to build in order to learn whether you were right (also known as a Minimum Viable Product).
There’s a major shift in 3D as companies move to cloud and mobile solutions. And even though we live and breathe the complicated world of 3D, nobody has a crystal ball. Nevertheless, here are my thoughts about what I see happening with the different approaches and challenges to viewing 3D data on modern platforms.