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1. ANSYS Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
ANSYS, Inc. today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016. The Company
reported GAAP and non-GAAP revenue growth in constant currency of 6% and 5%, respectively,
and GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.63 and $0.77, respectively, for the
quarter. Recurring revenue, which is comprised of lease license and maintenance revenue,
totaled 78% of revenue for the first quarter .
2. Gerber Technology's Digital Solution Links Data, Smart Machines to Drive Mass Production
and Mass Customization
Gerber Technology is showcasing its Digital Solution at the Texprocess Americas show in
Apparel and industrial companies are under significant competitive pressures to design, develop
and produce their products faster and more efficiently while ensuring they get the right products
to market at the right time and at the right price. Whether producing volume for the masses or
customizing small lots, companies are struggling because of an inability to move data from
process to process and machine to machine. At Texprocess, Gerber will demonstrate each step
of its Digital Solution to illustrate how companies can network their software and smart machines
to form an end-to-end solution to help meet the workflow challenges of mass production and
3. FARO Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
FARO Technologies, Inc. (FARO) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended
March 31, 2016.
Sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 were $75.7 million, up 8.3% compared with $69.9
million in the first quarter last year. Excluding approximately $0.9 million of unfavorable foreign
exchange impacts, first quarter sales would have increased approximately 10% as compared with
the first quarter of 2015. The Company's sales growth was driven primarily by higher metrology
sales within the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions.
Gross margin for the quarter was 56.3% compared with 56.6% in the prior year period with
product and service margins remaining relatively consistent with the prior year period.
Operating income for the quarter was $4.3 million compared with $1.9 million in the prior year
period, reflecting increased sales volume partially offset by a modest increase in operating
4. Cadence Expands OrCAD Solution to Address Flex and Rigid-Flex Design Challenges for IoT,
Wearables and Mobile Devices
Today at CDNLive EMEA, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the OrCAD 17.2-2016
release with new capabilities for OrCAD® Capture, PSpice® Designer and PCB Designer that
address challenges with flex and rigid-flex design as well as mixed-signal simulation complexities
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in IoT, wearables and wireless mobile devices. This latest release reduces PCB development time by addressing the need to design reliable circuits for smaller, more compact devices. This OrCAD portfolio includes technology enabled for integrated rigid-flex planning, design and real-time visualization, as well as built-in translators that enable direct design imports from select EDA vendors. PSpice Designer now supports system-level simulation using C/C++/SystemC and VerilogA, via the new PSpice compact model interface. This enables hardware/software virtual prototyping so that electrical engineers can design and simulate intelligent IoT devices. OrCAD is the only fully scalable PCB design solution available in the market that seamlessly transitions from mainstream to enterprise PCB solution with the Allegro® environment . 5. Intergraph Process, Power & Marine Releases SmartPlant Instrumentation 2016 Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine, part of Hexagon, has released SmartPlant® Instrumentation 2016, the latest version of its industry-leading instrumentation solution. Available today, SmartPlant Instrumentation 2016 – part of the SmartPlant Engineering Design Tools suite – boasts significant enhancements to improve the user experience, including productivity, integration and the ability to deliver high-quality design data and deliverables. This new SmartPlant Instrumentation (SPI) builds upon the industry-leading instrument engineering solution's technology with exciting new features such as the Query Builder and the Engineering Data Editor, providing Intergraph customers with a competitive advantage by delivering an innovation-packed solution to help improve their businesses. SPI 2016 delivers an interactive solution that is easy to understand for engineers and designers using the software, making it efficient without the confusion of too many options or complicated IT jargon. SPI 2016 also harmonizes the user experience across the different Engineering Design Tools solutions, resulting in higher productivity and higher-quality designs. 6. ModuleWorks Releases 2016.04 CAD/CAM Components ModuleWorks has announced the latest release of its CAM components, ModuleWorks 2016.04, the first major update of 2016. Each ModuleWorks release contains many new and enhanced features across the product range. This latest version includes new features for 5-Axis, 3-Axis and Simulation. ModuleWorks is at the forefront of 5-Axis machining and simulation technology, providing the toolpath and simulation technology that powers many of the leading CAM systems available around the world today. Highlights of the new release are below:
5Axis Machining: The new tilting to common direction feature enables you to find a single tool axis orientation, either on the full toolpath or on an individual contour. It can be used for all tilting strategies. When tilting to a common direction, the tool axis is set to a normalized, single direction for all toolpath points.
Tilting to common direction: Laser aided manufacturing is a new toolpath creation feature that can be used for motion control of manufacturing systems that are mounted either on robots or inside standard milling machines.
The new adaptive roughing strategy ensures the cutting conditions remain almost constant. This offers significant improvements compared to conventional constant offset roughing strategies. The strategy avoids full-width cuts and guarantees a stable load on the tool which enables a faster material removal rate.
3Axis Machining: With the new lead-in/ lead-out extensions, the approach and retraction movements are smoother and more gradual.
Lead-in/ lead-out extensions: The new 3D trimmer for triangle and mesh parallel cuts significantly improves the quality of rest finishing toolpaths and the accuracy of the steep shallow boundary calculation.
7. 3D Systems Q1 Revenue Down 5% to $153M with $18M Loss ROCK HILL, SC, May 6, 2016 – 3D Systems Corp. announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. For the first quarter of 2016, the company reported revenue of $152.6 million, a decrease of 5% from the prior year period. Excluding the contribution of consumer products and services that the
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company no longer sells, revenue decreased 2% year-over-year. The company reported a GAAP loss of $0.16 per share and non-GAAP earnings of $0.05 per share. 8. Autodesk Forge: Re-Inventing AutoCAD Platform? - Forge appears as set of Web services, APIs to access design data, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, May 4, 2016. 9. CAD Schroer announced MEDUSA4 Personal 6.1 10. FARO Technologies, Inc. announced the FARO Factory Robo-Imager product line. 11. 3D Systems announced GibbsCAM 2016. 12. Quadra Solutions announced a partnership with Siemens PLM. 13. Siemens and Local Motors announced a partnership. 14. SofTech, Inc. announced its third quarter fiscal year 2016 operating results. Revenue was approximately $912,000. 15. Zuken announced its sponsorship of the 2016 FED PCB Design Awards. 16. Stratasys Releases First Quarter 2016 Financial Results Company reports $167.9 million in revenue and generates $31.6 million in cash from operations for the first quarter First quarter non-GAAP net income of $0.6 million, or $0.01 per diluted share; and GAAP net loss of $23.1 million, or ($0.44) per diluted share MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announced financial results for the first quarter of 2016 .
Q1-2016 Financial Results Summary :
Revenue for the first quarter of 2016 was $167.9 million .
GAAP operating loss for the first quarter was $21.1 million, compared to a loss of $220.9 million for the same period last year .
Non-GAAP operating income was $4.0 million, compared to a loss of $0.8 million for the same period last year .
GAAP net loss for the first quarter was $23.1 million, or ($0.44) per diluted share, compared to a loss of $216.3 million, or ($4.24) per diluted share, for the same period last year .
Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter was $0.6 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $2.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, reported for the same period last year .
The Company generated $31.6 million in cash from operations during the first quarter, and currently holds approximately $280.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and short-term bank deposits .
The Company invested a net amount of $22.8 million in R&D projects (non-GAAP basis) during the first quarter, representing 13.6% of net sales .
Non-GAAP EBITDA for the first quarter amounted to $12.6 million .
The Company sold 5,125 3D printing and additive manufacturing systems during the quarter, and on a pro-forma combined basis, has sold a total of 151,149 systems worldwide as of March 31, 2016 .
"Although the overall market environment remains challenging, we made significant progress in improving our operating efficiency during the first quarter, which is demonstrated by the favorable trends we observed in operating expenses and cash generation during the period," said David Reis, chief executive officer of Stratasys. "We believe the recent refinements to our operating structure will make us more productive and better position us for future growth."
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17. Review: Siemens PLM NX 11 - clean UI, LightWorks' Iray becomes new photo realistic rendering engine, greater support for working with point cloud, mesh-based data, introduction of convergent modeling, new NX topology optimization module, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, May 9, 2016. 18. Optomec and Autodesk's Delcam Enter into Global Sales Partnership for Advanced Software Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics, and Delcam, an Autodesk company, one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CADCAM solutions for the manufacturing industry, have entered into a global sales partnership whereby Optomec will sell and support Delcam products in conjunction with sales of its Aerosol Jet systems for 3D printed electronics. Beginning in 2015, the companies commenced development activities to enhance Delcam's FeatureCAM software to support Optomec's Aerosol Jet five-axis system for 3D printed electronics. This collaboration brings together Delcam's industry leading additive manufacturing software expertise with Optomec's industry leading 3D printed electronic technology to address next generation electronics manufacturing challenges. The end result enables Delcam software to create additive five-axis tool paths that drive Aerosol Jet systems to print sensors, antennas and other functional electronics virtually anywhere onto mechanical structures maximizing design and manufacturing flexibility for a new generation of smart devices. This industry-leading collaboration builds upon the recent strategic investment Optomec received through Autodesk's Spark Fund which supports ideas that push the boundaries of 3D printing. 19. Mentor Graphics Valor Production Plan Tool Achieves SAP Certification as Powered by SAP NetWeaver Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that its Valor® Production Plan software has been certified by SAP as powered by the SAP® NetWeaver® technology platform. The integration of the Valor Production Plan tool with SAP NetWeaver streamlines PCB assembly planning, including surface mount technology (SMT), manual assembly and test, helping to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce operational cost. The Valor Production Plan solution can add finite printed circuit board (PCB) production planning to the SAP® ERP application . The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that Valor Production Plan integrates as a content package of SAP Process Integration technology (version 7.4) to exchange critical data with instances of SAP Business Suite software. As part of this certification, the Valor Production Plan software has demonstrated capabilities to exchange bill of material, work/purchase order and material availability check between SAP ERP 6.0 and Valor Production Plan. The SAP certification helps Mentor customers to quickly and easily integrate Valor Production Plan software into SAP solutions. This benefits customers by improving the interoperability of the Valor Production Plan tool with SAP applications and with the large ecosystem of solutions that run on SAP NetWeaver. Choosing an SAP-certified solution can also help reduce overall IT investment costs and risks. 20. ANSYS v17.1 Released for Simulation PITTSBURGH, PA, May 16, 2016 – Engineers can optimize system performance for next-generation products quicker and easier with the newly released ANSYS 17.1. Building upon the 10x improvements in performance and productivity delivered in ANSYS 17.0, engineers can tap into new system-wide simulation capabilities to optimize system performance early on in the design process thanks to enhancements made across ANSYS' core solutions. Using simulation early in the product design cycle enables organizations to reduce product time-to-market by 9x, minimize cost by 4x and maximize quality by correcting any design flaws early in the design phase. 17.1 takes another big step forward towards ANSYS vision of full virtual prototype. 21. Siemens Releases Solid Edge ST9 for CAD.
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22. ProtoTech Updates 3D PDF Exporter for Inventor 2017
PUNE, India, May 19, 2016 – ProtoTech Solutions released it's new version of 3D PDF Exporter
for Inventor. 3D PDF Exporter for Autodesk Inventor allows the designers to export their 3D
design to highly portable 3D PDF (.pdf) format which can be shared easily with others. The new
version now supports latest version of Inventor (2017).
23. PROSTEP's OpenDXM GlobalX Wins Industry Award
DARMSTADT, Germany, May 19, 2016 – The Outlook integration for PROSTEP's managed file
transfer (MFT) solution OpenDXM GlobalX has been awarded the Industriepreis (Industry Award)
by the "Initiative Mittelstand" for what is already the second time. The OpenDXM GlobalX Outlook
integration ranked among the leading group of products and was awarded the distinction "Best of
2016″. The integration makes sending confidential files of any size with real end-to-end
encryption as simple as sending an e-mail and ensures compliance with company-specific rules
relating to the secure data exchange.
Best Of Industriepreis 2016
The Industriepreis is awarded annually by the publishing house Huber Verlag für Neue Medien in
recognition of the economic, environmental, technological and social benefits offered by
innovative industrial products in a variety of categories. These include, among others, IT and
software solutions that help simplify and automate processes and workflows in industrial
companies. The products and solutions are evaluated by an independent jury of experts
comprising professors, scientists, industry representatives and trade journalists. The award
ceremony is held during Hanover trade fair (HMI).
24. Autodesk 2017 Updates - plans to go subscription-only for new suites, set to provide online e-
learning opportunities, Revit is now single product, Advance Steel 2017 adds new parametric tool,
replaces Autodesk Desktop App with Autodesk Application Manager, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine,
May 17, 2016.
25. New Autodesk Desktop App - content delivery solution is developed to keep Autodesk
Subscription customers up-to-date on all new product updates, new releases, features, special
subscriber-only learning, training materials, Bryce Ochoa, Ketiv Side Note, May 2016. ERP/CRM/SCM/MES
26. Accenture Receives Two 2016 SAP Pinnacle Awards: Internet of Things Partner of the Year
and Services Provider of the Year
Accenture has received two 2016 SAP® Pinnacle Awards, Services Provider of the Year and
Internet of Things Partner of the Year, which recognize its outstanding contributions as an SAP
alliance partner. SAP presents these awards annually to the top alliance partners that have
excelled in developing and growing their alliance with SAP and helping organizations run better.
Winners and finalists in 19 categories were chosen based on recommendations from the SAP
field, customer feedback and performance indicators in the following umbrella categories: Build,
Service, and Sell.
27. SAP Launches New SAP S/4HANA Service Packages
SAP announced availability of SAP S/4HANA service packages to help enable fast and effective
support for implementations of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) and provide a
base for adopting future innovations.
28. Infor Announces Acquisition of Merit Globe AS
Infor today announced the acquisition of Merit Globe AS (Merit), a leading provider of consulting
services for Infor M3 across Europe. Merit brings approximately 240 seasoned consultants with
decades of experience on Infor M3 to expand and enhance Infor Services in Europe. Infor will
also leverage best-practices and technology developed by Merit to deliver proactive services to
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customers, detecting and resolving issues before customers have experienced any business
29. Learn How to Implement SAP Cloud for Analytics with the openSAP Platform
In this free course, you'll learn best-practice approaches to implementing the SAP Cloud for
Analytics solution. Get advice, illustrations, and demonstrations of how to maximize your
investment in SAP Cloud for Analytics. PLM/PDM
30. CIMdata Announces New PLM Leadership E-Learning Course
CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm,
announces that it has added a new E-learning course to its PLM Leadership education and
training offerings .
The new "PLM Basics" e-learning course, has been created to provide a way for the broader PLM
community to experience CIMdata's world-class PLM education opportunities. The PLM Basics e-
learning course is delivered through three self-paced, on-line educational sessions. Each session
lasts for one hour and can be taken at a time that is convenient to the participant's schedule.
Each module has a related web-based individual assessment. Successful completion of the
course and assessments leads to a Basic Certificate of PLM Leadership being award.
Commenting on the addition of this new e-learning program to the CIMdata PLM Leadership
education and training offerings, CIMdata's president, Peter Bilello said that, "It has long been
CIMdata's desire to expand our education and training offerings to make PLM education and
training available to a wider group of PLM professionals. The introduction of our first e-learning
course will serve as a way of democratizing the availability of PLM education, while at the same
time further enhancing our goal of providing high quality, non-biased education for today's PLM
professionals." Mr. Bilello also stated that, "CIMdata has been working with the PLM industry for
more than 30 years. Our consulting services and research expertise are known and respected
around the world for their best practice-based content. CIMdata's educational offerings draw on
this vast knowledge and experience. Our new e-learning course leverages CIMdata's
internationally recognized five day PLM Certificate Program for Industrial Organizations and PLM
31. TCS Enables Connected Products Landscapes: a CIMdata Commentary
The growth of complexity in products in recent years has been relentless and is accelerating.
Embedded electronics and software within products is a key driver of additional complexity. Using
embedded technology gives manufacturers a new way to add capabilities with enormous profit
potential, but it is forcing them to work differently. CIMdata has always viewed electronics and
software as an integral part of the product definition, but in most companies, mechanical,
electronics, and software are usually designed in a loosely coupled manner, if not in disconnected
silos. Integrating all aspects of the product definition is becoming necessary to compete in most
A simple example of the growing complexity is the automotive ignition key. Historically it
consisted of a flat piece of metal and a big advancement was to mold plastic on one end to serve
as a handle. Today's key fob is a complex electro-mechanical device responsible for
authentication and security via secure wireless signals. Manufacturers are now able to produce
identical key fob assemblies and program each of them to work only with a single vehicle. In the
old days unique physical keys needed to be manufactured for each car.
A much more complex example is the autonomous or self-driving car. Automation needs to take
over many functions that previously were done by humans. The advancement to making
autonomous decisions in real-time based on the unpredictable environment external to the car is
huge. And it has to be perfect or the autonomous vehicles will not be accepted.
32. PTC announced FlexPLM 11.
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33. Gerber Releases YuniquePLM v7 for Cloud NEW YORK, NY, May 9, 2016 – Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automated solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announces the release of YuniquePLM as a software subscription in the cloud with its new version 7 release of the software. Configuring YuniquePLM v7 is easy to execute for businesses of all sizes with an intuitive user interface in either the cloud or enterprise installation – achieving faster return on investment for customers. With YuniquePLM v7, any user administrator can configure the application to match their business needs. They can create or hide fields and drag-and-drop fields across the application with a few simple clicks. YuniquePLM V7 is highly configurable, making it easy to use out of the box so companies can implement it faster to achieve optimum results. Additionally, v7 brings improved supply chain agility, collaboration, productivity and seamless integration with the industry's leading AccuMark software. This integration allows users to effortlessly switch between AccuMark and YuniquePLM and eliminates the need to re-enter information, offering users the ability to create virtual samples and reduce costs and cycle times. 34. Microsoft Selects Zuken's DS-2 for Engineering Data Management Phase 1 Addressed Component Management Zuken's DS-2 engineering data management solution is being used to develop the Microsoft Surface device family
10May 2016 – Westford, MA, USA – Zuken announces that the Microsoft Devices division has selected Zuken's DS-2 engineering data management solution for library and design data management with supply chain connectivity . Microsoft's Devices division, which includes Surface, Xbox, Band, HoloLens, Phones, and Surface Hub needed to manage design data more effectively, improving data integrity and connectivity with the supply chain. The growth in Microsoft's Devices portfolio warranted reuse and sharing of electrical CAD data across devices improving design and reducing design cycles. The design team also wanted better notifications when supply chain factors changed that could affect their design delivery and manufacturability. 35. Global Cloud Product Lifecycle Management Market 2016-2020 May 05, 2016 This global market research presents a detailed analysis of the key factors that influence the prospects for growth in the global cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) market. It also segments the market by product (cPDM, CAD, and DM) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The leading vendors mentioned in this industry research report are Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, PTC, and Siemens PLM. Global outlook of the cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) market The global market for cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) will grow steadily during the forecast period and will be positively affected by factors like the reduction in operation costs. By incorporating cloud PLM software, enterprises can reduce costs across different stages of the product lifecycle, including product planning, development, manufacturing, and support. This increase in the incorporation of cloud PLM software will help enterprises to minimize the cost of products offered. Since cloud PLM provides cost-effective access to a well-developed IT infrastructure without extensive capital expenditures, its demand among the end users will increase significantly over the next few years. A comprehensive market study carried out by the analysts has shown that the global market for cloud PLM will grow at a steady CAGR of almost 9% by 2020. The augmented role of cloud PLM in Internet-of-Things (IoT) supporting devices is a major factor spurring the growth prospects for this market over the next few years. IoT involves connecting devices with each other and with their end user's communication devices. The major components of IoT include radio-frequency identification, near field communication, wireless sensor networks, cloud services, gateways, data storage and analytics, and visualization elements. Cloud PLM software is required by the global IoT market as it helps in the development of smart connected devices in various industries such as automotive and aerospace and defense. Therefore, with the growth of the global IoT market, the need for cloud PLM solutions will increase. This recent
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increase in the need for cloud PLM solutions will lead to the steady growth of this market over the next four years. 36. The Benefits of SOLIDWORKS PDM - better organization of data, searches document based on filename, secured access to system, allows viewing documents through SOLIDWORKS explorer or web-based viewer tool, Innova Systems, Apr 5, 2016. 37. Should You Buy Design Space Exploration Technology from a PLM Vendor? - likely benefits: favorable pricing, good synergies among software offerings, design space exploration tools by vendor, Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research, 3D CAD World, May 5, 2016. 38. Granta to Launch MI:Enterprise Connect for Teamcenter Releases MI:Materials Gateway v4.1 CAMBRIDGE, UK, May 13, 2016 – Granta Design announced two major enhancements in materials support for CAD, CAE and product lifecycle management (PLM) – providing product development teams with enhanced access to reliable, controlled materials data, saving time and improving the consistency and quality of materials decisions. At next week's Siemens PLM Connection meeting in Orlando, FL, Granta will launch a new integration option, MI:Enterprise Connect for Teamcente, that enables automated enterprise-level synchronization of approved materials datasets from the GRANTA MI materials information management software into Teamcenter PLM. Granta has also released the latest version of its MI:Materials Gateway embedded applications for direct end-user access to materials data from within a broad range of CAD, CAE, and PLM software, supporting fast product analytics and accurate simulation. 39. Centric, China's 361° Partner for PLM LOS GATOS, CA, May 13, 2016 – Centric Software announces that 361° (the 361 Degrees Group), a leading sports brand in China, has selected Centric to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution.
° 61 founded in 2003, is a comprehensive sporting goods company which integrates branding, R&D, design, production, and distribution of products including sports shoes and apparel, related accessories, childrenwear, and high-end outdoor products. The tagline of 361° is "one degree beyond". 361° has grown rapidly in China, began its international expansion in 2013 and is now present in the US, Europe, and South America. 361° is an official supplier of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to international expansion, 361° is transforming from a wholesale to a retail business model. This exciting time of growth and change has brought several challenges, leading the company to consider using a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline design, production, and retail. 40. Oracle's PLM Cloud Connects Product Master Data from Ideation to Commercialization: a CIMdata Commentary Key takeaways :
Oracle PLM manages the creation, maintenance, and governance of the Common Product Model which includes the complete definition of a product or item end to end from ideation to commercialization and extends that definition to include all the operational attributes and constructs needed for to support ERP, SCM, and CRM
PLM Cloud provides flexible entry to managing product data in the cloud through innovation, development, and commercialization
PLM Cloud enables social product development by connecting social input to product definition for long term traceability
A common product approach enables data harmonization across PLM, ERP, and SCM
More than ever, there is a heavy emphasis on innovation and ideation within product development companies. There is fresh energy around entrepreneurship and empowering collaborative innovation. From Kickstarters to the well-established, everyone is looking at how to redefine products and services with outside-the-box thinking. Yet capturing ideas, sharing ideas, and qualifying ideas in order to create new products is increasingly challenging without the proper
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tools to help convert those ideas into products. With Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Cloud, Oracle has made significant strides in connecting innovation to the ultimate product commercialization. The challenge today is that innovation is no longer happening on a napkin at a restaurant by co-located personnel. Instead, innovation is happening in the social medium across global boundaries, in essentially a text-based stream of consciousness. The ability to capture, retain, and execute on this information is often lost or fails to be seen by decision makers. 41. Wipro Unites Software Development with PLM: a CIMdata Commentary Key takeaways:
Software increasingly has become the technology differentiator in today's complex products—without integrating software into the product development process, product launches can become market failures
Integrated Product Development Lifecycle should be tool agnostic and able to use existing installed toolsets that are already in production, rather than requiring a rip-and-replace approach
Wipro has developed an holistic and product agnostic framework uniting software development into PLM
Over the last few decades, manufactured products have become increasingly "smart," driving growth in the level of embedded electronics and software. The ubiquity of Internet access and the availability of cheap sensors and computing power make it easy to connect these smart products to drive new value for customers, enable innovative business models, and help manufacturing companies learn how their products are actually used and perform in the field. Based on CIMdata's consulting experience, many industrial companies are still struggling to adopt the technologies and processes necessary to make smart, connected products. Traditionally, PLM has been more focused on the mechanical elements of a product with software development running a parallel, disjointed process, shown in Figure 1. As products became smart, the embedded software was developed using other tools, sometimes licensed, but often open source. That software routinely became part of the bill of material (BOM) by attaching a .zip or .tar archive to the mechanically oriented BOM. Just as PLM evolved from authoring tools and data and process management, tools for software development evolved to support authoring, configuration management, change management, workflow, and other capabilities under the application lifecycle management (ALM) umbrella . 42. Siemens Expands Commitment to Joining Forces Initiative Siemens has announced its 2,000th veteran hiring since the company began participating in the Joining Forces initiative in 2011, and has committed to hire an additional 500 veterans over the next five years. Additionally, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management software business has committed to train 500 veterans in high-tech software platforms. Helmed by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, Joining Forces works to support and honor America's service members and their families. Siemens has proudly participated in the White House's Joining Forces initiative since its inception. The company started out with a goal of hiring 300 veterans but has since exceeded its initial commitment by more than six times. 43. Learn About a Connected Product Lifecycle Using the example of a Mobilair compressor from Kaeser Kompressoren, the video demonstrates the benefits of a closed-loop SAP Product Lifecycle Management application that allows you to efficiently manage all aspects of the process – from the initial request for an engineering change, through early product costing, to the handover to manufacturing and monitoring of the change. Watch the video 44. Siemens, TCS Expand Partnership for Big Data Analytics ORLANDO, FL and MUMBAI, India, May 16, 2016 – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Siemens, a global technology
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powerhouse, are leveraging their longstanding partnership to expand and enhance the delivery of big data analytics to the global manufacturing industry. Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) software business will support TCS' big data experts in the delivery and effective use of the Siemens Omneo Performance Analytics solution. By leveraging Omneo big data analytics, which is provided as a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) offering, manufacturers will have the potential to unearth product performance intelligence that will enable them to identify and resolve complex product issues in seconds instead of days. Omneo creates a complete big-data picture of product performance by connecting, unifying and contextualizing big-data sources – such as PLM, enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing execution systems (MES), quality management systems (QMS), and customer relationship management (CRM) – into one easily accessible hub. TCS' experience on the Omneo platform will bring extensive domain and global technology experience that will accelerate the process of continuous platform engineering and enrichment. This collaboration will build statistical tools and industrial solution accelerators to simplify and automate the processes on product performance intelligence. 45. CD-adapco STAR User Conference - disclosed acquisition of CD-adapco by Siemens PLM, list of three potential buyers, projects currently running CD-adapco tools, insight into HEEDS software, BAE systems' presentation about handling CFD models, Stephen Holmes, Develop3D, May 13, 2016 46. Matereality v10 Released for CAD, CAE, PLM ITHACA, NY, May 18, 2016 – Matereality's Version 10 release provides new software components for its enterprise installations, including bulk data loading capabilities and enhanced material parameter conversion support for LS-DYNA and Altair RADIOSS software. The release delivers tools to manage the CAD/PLM/CAE materials workflow, customize role-specific user experiences, and expands the authorship layer for creating and disseminating technical documentation. Data Import: Company data is often contained in many isolated tables and databases which must be consolidated into the enterprise-wide system. This tedious process, a hurdle for enterprise-wide adoption, is greatly eased with the Simple Loader, a new app which enables bulk loading of tables of single-point property data from Excel, greatly speeding up the capture of large quantities of data. It is now possible to rapidly populate a materials database with relevant information of the enterprise. In addition to importing property data, bulk loaders are available to import lists of materials and specifications to Matereality's data libraries, making them more complete and meaningful. Material Model Parameter Conversion: Incorporating a new software framework, Matereality v10 handles increased demand for material model parameter conversion. Support for LS-DYNA MAT_089 and MAT_019 is now available with graphical drag-and-drop capability to tune and extrapolate plasticity curves as well as rate-dependency parts of these models. Support for Altair's RADIOSS explicit solver has also been initiated with a CAE Modeler module for its commonly used Law 36. "We continue to devote resources to this important task of incorporating materials into simulation, bringing years of DatapointLabs experience to simplify this complex and sometimes confusing process," says Hubert Lobo, DatapointLabs founder and Matereality CTO. "For those of our clients who perform their own parameter conversion, a standard export from our software allows them to locate the right data and supply it to their own macros for streamlined data processing."
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47. Oracle Buys Opower
Oracle today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Opower, the
leading provider of customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services to utilities, for
$10.30 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $532 million, net of
Opower's solutions enable over 100 global utilities, such as PG&E, Exelon and National Grid, to
deliver a modern digital customer experience. Opower's big data platform stores and analyzes
over 600 billion meter reads from 60 million utility end customers, enabling utilities to proactively
meet regulatory requirements, decrease the cost to serve, and improve customer satisfaction.
48. PTC Releases ThingWorx v7 for IoT
NEEDHAM, MA, May 11, 2016 – PTC announced the availability of ThingWorx 7, the latest
version of its Internet of Things (IoT) platform. New features of ThingWorx 7 include an enhanced
set of tools for managing connected products, powerful new analytics capabilities, support of
public clouds, and simplified platform components that make it easier for developers to use their
preferred tools to experiment with, prototype, and develop new IoT solutions.
49. PTC and EPAM Partner to Deliver Vertical-Specific Internet of Things Solutions
PTC today announced that EPAM Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of product
development and software engineering solutions, will combine its extensive engineering and
integration capabilities with PTC's industry-leading ThingWorx® Internet of Things (IoT) platform
to build and offer IoT solutions across key verticals, including financial services, life sciences and
healthcare, and retail and distribution.
The rapid increase of IoT devices and the rise of data generated by these devices have led many
businesses to look for solution providers that can provide cost-effective and easily adaptable IoT
applications to fit their specific needs. ThingWorx and EPAM are partnering to develop vertical-
focused IoT solutions for end customers in the areas of product development, data, and analytics.
ThingWorx's open IoT platform and rapid application development capabilities will be used by
EPAM to complement its full end-to-end IoT service capabilities, from industrial design and low-
level programming of connected devices to infrastructure, middleware, and integration
50. Industrial 3D Printing Market (3D Manufacturing) by Process, Technology (SLA, FDM, SLS,
DMLS, EBM, LMD, PJP, DLP, LOM, Inkjet Printing), Software, Service, Application, End-User
Industry and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022
The industrial 3D printing market is expected to reach USD 4.75 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of
29.2% between 2016 and 2022. In this report, the industrial 3D printing market has been
segmented on the basis of process, technology, software, service, application, end-user industry,
and geography. The direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) technology enables the creation of high-
quality metal parts as it facilitates the construction of complex geometrics of metals which makes
it ideal for manufacturing industry. DMLS is used to develop complex structures in industries such
as aerospace, automotive, and healthcare for tooling, machinery parts, and so on. Detailed
resolution, cost-efficient production, and quick & easy handling are the major drivers for the
growth of DMLS technology in the industrial 3D printing market. The base year considered for this
report is 2015 and the forecast period is from 2016 to 2022.
This research study involves the extensive usage of secondary sources to identify and collect
information useful for this technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the industrial 3D
printing market. The primary sources are mainly several industry experts from core and related
industries and preferred suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, reimbursement
providers, technology developers, alliances, and standard and certification organizations related
to all the segments of this industry's value chain. In-depth interviews have been conducted with
various primary respondents including key industry participants, subject matter experts (SMEs),
C-level executives of key market players, and industry consultants among other experts to obtain
and verify critical qualitative and quantitative information as well as to assess future prospects.
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LEAN & SIX SIGMA TECHNIQUES, CMMI, BPM, BEST PRACTICES
51. Reduce Pressure on QA Departments
ZEISS PiWeb software combines measurement data from multiple systems into graphical part
stories, SPC charts, quality documents and dashboards. It allows engineering, production and
quality managers easy, remote access to all reports at any time.
52. Is GE the Apple of Mfg?
Long synonymous with lightbulbs and washing machines, GE now is reinventing itself as a digital
industrial company and is building an Industrial Internet ecosystem resembling Apple's
intertwining operating system, computers, phones, and app store. EVENTS
53. PLM Road Map for the High Tech & Medical Device Industries
Santa Clara, California, May 24, 2016.
54. CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on Materials Engineering & Product Lifecycle Management
(PLM) for the Automotive Industry
CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm,
announces an upcoming free educational webinar, "Materials Engineering & PLM for the
Automotive Industry." The webinar will take place on June 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will
address how materials engineering impacts PLM and its use within the automotive and other
similar industries .
55. The premier industrial technology event in North America, IMTS 2016 – The International
Manufacturing Technology Show will take place from 12 to 17 September 2016 at McCormick
Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA. More than 2,000 companies will exhibit, and anticipated
attendance will exceed 120,000 buyers and sellers of machine tools, controls, computers,
software, components, systems and processes. The top industries represented include
automotive/transportation, aircraft/aerospace, metalworking machinery and equipment, medical
equipment and instrumentation and controls.
56. Announcing PDT Europe 2016 and CIMdata's PLM Road Map 2016 for the Aerospace &
Eurostep, the long-time producer of PDT Europe, and CIMdata, the leading global PLM
consulting and research firm, are pleased to announce the co-location of PDT Europe 2016 and
PLM Road Map 2016 for the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Community .
The two events will be held in conjunction with each other at the same venue in Paris, France.
Participants can choose to attend one of the events or both at a discounted rate. PLM Road Map
for the A&D Community takes place on November 8, while PDT Europe takes place on November
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