Due to another unfortunate weather system making a guest appearance on the East Coast of the USA this week I was unable to successfully get into and out of Orlando for Dassault Systèmes, 3D Experience Forum. Which is a shame because it looks like the range of innovations shared that are using 3D visualization to drive
Innochat featured a rich discussion of biomimicry last week, moderated by Graham Hill. Biomimicry means emulating designs from nature to solve structural, material or system design problems. As Janine Beyrus, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, puts it, biomimicry is “a design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.”
In this episode of our Irresistible Innovators podcast series, Renee Hopkins interviews Michel Tellier, Vice President of Defense and Aerospace at Dassault Systemes. Tellier discussed a bit about the history as well as the future of aerospace innovation and the innovation opportunities offered by Dassault’s 3D Experience platform. Click the arrow to listen to the
When I travel I never cease to be amazed at the range human ingenuity I see as people create workarounds to improve their lives. More often than not, I am not driving or I’m traveling by public transport (most places I visit are cities and they have decent public transport – a novel concept for
3D printing technologies let designers manufacture almost any shape they’ve imagined and computed in 3D software. Traditionally, designers were constrained by materials’ properties because forms and shapes had to be manufactured in a reductive way (removing material to make the shape). 3D printers, in contrast, mimic nature by letting objects “grow.” That is, 3D printers
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
What are you looking forward to at the Dessault Systemes 2011 conference? I’m looking forward to interviewing Cedric Simard about the Ice Dream project, which is a fascinating project that involves harvesting icebergs and transporting them over the ocean to areas that need water. The concept used Dassault Systemes 3D software to conduct a simulation