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Making the difference

From lightweighting and strengthening a VW bus to putting a paraplegic mountain biking champion back in the saddle, generative design is seeing significant real-world applications.


Collaboration is the key

Competitive advantage has always been the driver of business. However, BuroHappold Engineering’s global design & technology director, Neil Billett, says proprietary software is actually harming ...






What’s new in Creo 5.0

PTC has been providing CAD products ever since Pro/ENGINEER in 1987, shortly after the company was founded. It is now releasing its latest suite of CAD apps in the form of Creo 5.0. Tom Austin-Morgan ...






Science behind the gold rush

Great Britain had a phenomenally successful Olympic Games in 2012, winning 65 medals (29 golds). It was our most successful Games since London first hosted the event in 1908. But although the home ...


Embracing digital telepathy

The digital twin creates a fully symbiotic relationship between the virtual and the physical across the product’s whole life cycle to bring hidden benefits that engineers never thought existed.


Design for Manufacture 2.0

While many get by with a little knowledge about the world of manufacture, it may lead to inefficiency. With reshoring set to rise, there is an opportunity for designers to do more. But there is a ...


Sports car in reverse

Majenta PLM has partnered with Physical Digital, a 3D scanning and reverse engineering company, to transform the design and manufacturing processes of DAX Sports Cars.


Raising the BAR

If you have the best sailor in the Olympic history, sailing the best boat available, then the long wait for a British victory in the America's Cup will be over. Easier said than done of course



Siemens PLM helps Red Bull Racing go full throttle

It is difficult to think back to the days when reams of paper drawings consumed rooms, along with jumbled test results and random design concepts on loose sheets of paper. Even with impressive ...



Autodesk's PLM 360 solution proves a hit

Having been announced at Autodesk University in December 2011 and launched as a product in February 2012, Autodesk's PLM 360 cloud-based PLM platform has, depending on your viewpoint, either recently ...



PLM and ERP collaborate effectively

ERP, enterprise resource planning, the backbone management information system that handles the operational aspects of a business, and PLM, product lifecycle management, which manages the product ...


Crowdsourcing design model is moving forward fast

The concept of collaborative design – 'crowdsourcing' ideas in order to design and develop genuinely innovative commercial products – has been a minor obsession of the design community as long as the ...


Autodesk to enter PLM market

Autodesk says will offer a PLM solution from next year. Justin Cunningham talks to two of the company's executives to find out what's behind the move.