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Concurrent Engineering Blog

How is Software Starting to Change the Products We Make

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 23-Jan-2015 09:50:00

Software completely changes the way we interact with a product. It changes what that product can do. It changes the way that product can collect information about its usage, its diagnostics and its service needs.

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The Challenge of Personalisation in Product Design

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 16-Jan-2015 09:54:00

People want different things. In the modern world, where customisation and personalisation are becoming increasingly common and expected, it's no longer enough to make a single product that you ship everywhere in the world. 

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What are the benefits of optimising product development time?

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 07-Nov-2014 10:43:00

For companies, getting products to market faster than ever before is a key priority.

It’s about making sure you get ahead, and stay ahead, of your competition. And, at the same time, working ensuring your products are still the best in class option for your customers. It’s a challenge for manufacturers across the world. But, to be successful, companies are increasingly required to optimise their product development processes and reduce time to lead.

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What value does ‘Smart’ add to products?

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 01-Aug-2014 11:31:00

You’re no doubt familiar with the trend for smart products - perhaps you are even reading this blog on your smartphone or tablet. But this trend for smart products is not just referring to phones and computers. It can refer to any product that has the ability to behave in a smart way. 

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How does Design Reuse Benefit the Whole Organisation?

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 23-May-2014 12:34:00

You are working on a new product design and need a particular part to complete the model. So, what are your options in this situation? Often engineers will opt to design a new part: purpose designed and built for the new product. 

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How Manufacturing Transformation Helps Create Value [Quick Summary]

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 08-May-2014 17:37:00

A recent study conducted by Oxford Economics, in partnership with PTC, explores the expected impact over manufacturing transformation over the next three years. The global research study questioned 300 manufacturing executives from a range of different business functions and industries. The aim of the survey was to validate a hypothesis on manufacturing transformation; to find out how the changing manufacturing landscaping is affective companies around the globe.

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Why Companies Need to Capture Digital Prototypes?

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 08-Aug-2013 15:31:00

Companies that are designing sophisticated products, with either electro-mechanical or highly engineered components need to balance product development costs, quality and time to market pressures.

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How to collaborate with others on design data

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 04-Jul-2013 17:25:00

If you’re an engineer, you know you’re pretty important to the product development process. But, as well, there are lots of other people who need to be involved in the project. First of all, there are other engineers in your team.

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How to Increase Design Reuse with Product Data Management

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 20-Jun-2013 12:50:00

Time is increasingly important for companies. Getting products to market faster and reacting to customer demands are essential to remain competitive. 

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What simulation driven design could mean for your product design

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 23-May-2013 16:54:00

Today we are going to talk about simulation driven design. What we are seeing people try to do now is to bring simulation in at an earlier stage of the design process. So, it is no longer restricted to later stages, such as design validation and verification. By introducing simulation earlier in the design process, it opens up the possibility of making a lot more changes; using it to drive the overall design instead of limiting it to the backend of the process. 

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