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How Real is VR for Design?
Use of extended reality (XR) products has become an increasingly hot topic in the design space.
Online Manufacturing has Grown Beyond 3D Printing
3D printing is one of the 20th century’s most catalytic inventions. The process empowers engineers to innovate in a revolutionary way, designing and building things we couldn’t have imagined even years ago. As the 3D printing trend continues...
Democratization Advancing, but Cautiously
Engineers are slowly embracing new technologies and design approaches, but doing so with some level of skepticism.
Data, Culture Snag Digital Transformation to MBSE
NIST, NASA, DOD dig deep to overcome legacy data and resistance to change in agencies.
Making Sense of Industrial Connectivity Trends
Today, the industry sees M2M as a set of technologies that connect machines, devices and objects in a way that helps them exchange information without human intervention.
Finding Value in Subscription Licensing
There are several factors to evaluate when you consider your options.
3D Metal Printing Applications on the Rise
Metal 3D printing is growing rapidly thanks to advancements in additive manufacturing technology and in materials among other advances.
Why Digital Transformations Fail
The first question an enterprise should ask is: “Are we resilient?”
Graphene-Based Innovations for Smart Homes
With all of the smart home technologies already on the market, the implementation of graphene and related materials is poised to further enhance the smart home offering.
Real-Time Simulation for a Faster, Better Design
A new generation of technologies is making simulation and test more accessible than ever.
Speeding with Caution
Relating the speed sketching process to simulation and analysis.
Material Concerns in a Complex Design World
The use of more composite materials, the emergence of generative design approaches, new simulation tools and the adoption of various additive manufacturing (AM) solutions are playing a role in increasing this complexity.
A More Open, Accessible Future
Our focus on democratization in this issue is pointing to the future, but also telling an old story.
A Fond Farewell
Looking forward to seeing what changes the design engineering community tackles next.
Why BOM Management Matters
Late product introductions and wasted time are a couple of the negative consequences of a problem oft preventable with more proactive bill of materials management practices.



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