“75-90 percent of a product’s environmental impact is determined the product development stage,” says Kevin Myette, Director of Product and Supply Chain Sustainability at outdoor gear and clothing retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.).Given that fact, it’s extremely important for product designers to have access to information about the sustainability of materials when making decisions about
Renee Hopkins, Jill Hart, Francois Gossieaux and I had the pleasure of attending Dassault Systèmes’ 3DXForum in the US, and two weeks later it was Europe’s turn. The forum was exciting to follow even just virtually. Here are a few of the highlights in photos. First, the 3DSCATIA booth was running a live demo on yacht design
Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away…My apologies; the recent purchase of Lucas Film by Disney has given me Star Wars nostalgia. I remember a time when stop motion photography and the destruction of meticulously crafted models were considered the pinnacle of movie special effects. It was also a time when I was
Tata Technologies is partnering with Dassault Systemes to develop an electric car priced under $20,000. The design challenge for the new car — called the Tata eMO (for “electric mobility”) — looms large. Tata wants a car that can drive 100 miles on a single charge, which means its weight must be kept low. At
When consulting firm Booz & Company asked R&D leaders in 186 countries in 19 nations to name their top three challenges, the #2 challenge cited was how to encourage collaboration across geographic locations and functions. How do firms tackle the challenge? The most effective solution is to use collaboration platforms, like Dassault Systemes’ ENOVIA, that let
Forty years ago, Georges Mougin got an idea: solve water shortages in drought-ridden countries by towing an iceberg over the sea to them. Floating icebergs are pure drinking water, but they slowly melt into seawater. Why not harvest them before all that drinking water is lost? The idea of towing an iceberg, however, seemed crazy.
What if… you could teach an entire country to do CPR; … you flew in a yet to built plane; … you could treat arthrosclerosis faster and more easily than angioplasty? Wouldn’t it be cool to run a company that did that? Bernard Charlès thinks so. He’s CEO of Dassault Systèmes, (DS), creator of 3D simulation
Author Steve Shapiro interviews #DSCC11 attendees live on the exhibit floor to gain their impressions of the conference and ask them what they learned, what were their favorite topics and tools, what insight they gained, or what they might do differently after attending this year’s Dassault Systemes Customer Conference.
Author Steve Shapiro interviews Andrew Rodger, Director Technical Sales – ENOVIA Americas, live from the Dassault Systemes Customer Conference 2011 (#DSCC11). Andrew manages the ENOVIA Technical Sales team for Dassault Systemes and shares his experiences in the broad range of industries that use ENOVIA technologies.
Author Steve Shapiro interviews Stanley Pryzbylinski, Director of Research CIM Data live from the Dassault Systemes Customer Conference 2011 (#DSCC11). CIM DATA is a strategic consulting and market research company that focuses on PLM. Stanley shares his thoughts about trends and tools and the challenges their clients have faced in adopting new tools and techniques