Juliann Grant, Author at Adaptive Corp

Author: Juliann Grant

10 May 2018

Adaptive in the News: Design2Part A New Era of 3D Printing

In this Design2Part article, Frank Thomas explains how 3D Printing has evolved as a valid approach for manufacturers to enhance their agility on the plant floor by employing 3D printing for additive manufacturing. Whether they create replacement parts, tooling or jigs, the advancements in the durability of materials has enabled 3D Printing to be a dependable solution that is more affordable than ever before. Here are a few excerpts from Frank:

Thomas said that until fairly recently, additive manufacturing was used most often as a tool to create parts that you could hand to somebody so that they could see it, touch it, and provide some input as to what might need to be changed or modified. But that’s changed in recent years as new materials have been developed that enable printers to make stronger, more durable parts.

“Metal printing has always been there, but that has an economic value proposition that’s a bit challenging for it,” he said in an interview. “The ABS and nylon and other plastic 3D printers, up until the last couple of years, weren’t necessarily dimensionally accurate, and then they had challenges creating a part that’s functional. That’s what I think is different about the market today, compared to just, really, a couple of years ago.”

If the demand for 3D printed metal parts is going to grow significantly, especially for critical use cases, OEMs will have to be able to count on high-quality parts. Thomas believes the additive metal industry is up to the challenge because he’s already seen major improvements in quality in recent years.

“At the end of the day, this is really a materials game. If the materials that we’re able to bring to the market provide the end use quality that people are looking for, that’s critical.”

Read the entire article here

10 Apr 2018

Adaptive in the News: Metrology for the Masses

Our very own Frank Thomas was recently interviewed by Digital Engineering for the April issue that was focused on Design for Additive Manufacturing.  In this article “Metrology for the Masses“, Frank is quoted a few times where he explains some of the challenges around metrology in manufacturing.

It was good to note that the metrology market is on a growth curve for the next ten years:

The global metrology market will experience a compound annual growth rate of 6.82% through 2027, growing from $607.9 million in 2016 to $1.25 billion in 2027, according to a report by Market Research Future. That includes traditional coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) as well as portable CMMs, laser scanners and optical digitizers.

Among Frank’s comments, he noted:

Many engineers don’t understand how laser scanning or otherforms of metrology can help them, according to Frank Thomas, metrology and additive manufacturing solution specialist at Adaptive
Corp. “It would surprise you how many engineers—when we show them the ability to 3D scan a part in a minute or two and in three mouse clicks, tell them if it matches their tolerance requirements or not—have never seen that,” Thomas says. “It was not nearly as fast and simple in the past as it is today.

Read the full article here

 

 

05 Apr 2018

Visit us at COE Experience and TechniFair 2018

Adaptive is pleased to be a sponsor and exhibitor for this year’s COE Experience and TechnicFair held April 15-18th in San Diego, CA.

Visit us at Booth #401

This year we will have several folks from the Adaptive team in attendance to answer your questions about the latest developments in 3DEXPERIENCE R2018x, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, CATIA Generative Design and more.  We will also be demonstrating the Markforged Two 3D printer, where we will be printing parts at the booth so you can see for yourself the strength in carbon fiber composite materials. We will also have some new information about their latest MetalX printer soon to be released this quarter.

Make sure to stop by and say hello.  We’d love to see you there.

 

 

 

03 Apr 2018

John Hayes of Engineering.com to Present Keynote Address at Adaptive User Conference

We are pleased to announce that John Hayes, President of Engineering.com will present the keynote address at the 2018 Adaptive Corporation User Conference.  This event is scheduled for June 11 to 13, 2018 at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin. Below is a brief summary of what he will share with our customers:

Six Reasons Why Your Product Design Practices Won’t Survive in 2020

John Hayes, President of Engineering.com
John Hayes, President Engineering.com

Whether product designers want to admit it or not, tectonic shifts in consumption patterns, manufacturing, and design technology are upon us. In this presentation, John Hayes of Engineering.com, an expert in design technology with over 20 years of experience working in and covering the field, will break down the 6 reasons why traditional product design practices won’t survive in 2020.

One change that will affect product teams across every industry from CPG to transportation to industrial products is the demand for products that can be purchased as services, leaving the manufacturer with responsibility for the performance of their products in the field. Another is that design teams will be under even greater pressure to shorten their design and production cycles to hit shrinking windows for product launches.

Traditional design processes and technology are a poor match for this new environment. However, new technologies promise to allow design teams to adapt and even thrive. Are they the real deal, or are they over-hyped?

About the Speaker

John Hayes is the President of Engineering.com and also serves as its PLM editor and chief data cruncher. He has published and presented extensively on technologies for product design such as PLM and IoT. Every year, John conducts research studies on the state of technology for product realization and presents those findings through research reports and live events.

John has an MSc in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to Engineering.com, John was a management consultant specializing in data analysis and strategy development.Join us at our upcoming User Conference

23 Mar 2018
POWER'BY for 3DEXPERIENCE Introduction

Digital Twins Powered by POWER’BY?

In this blog post by Jonathan Scott of Razorleaf, he shares how the Dassault Systèmes POWER’BY capability on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can help with Digital Twin initiatives.  He states that POWER’BY represents a “useful evolution in CAD authoring tools… and helps overcome the deficiencies in current CAD tools today”.

Other POWER’BY highlights he mentioned include:

  • Makes it easier for non-CAD users to quickly imagine new mechanical designs simply by mashing-up parts of BOMs of existing products
  • Takes advantage of high-end downstream capabilities, like DELMIA manufacturing planning and SIMULIA simulation without first having to rip-and-replace, or translate data from, their existing mid-range CAD tools
  • Enables users of any 3D CAD tool to leverage their data into instance-specific, digital twin models

To read Jonathan’s whole article, click here.