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As It Partners with Cisco, IBM Seen Showing the Way Toward the 'Internet of Everything'

Smart Manufacturing Editor Brett Brune


IBM may be the furthest ahead with the “Internet of Everything” (IoE), which is “a little bit beyond the ‘Internet of Things’ ” (IoT), Mohanbir Sawhney, director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation and of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, said today at the 2d Smart Factory World Symposium. In his talk at the conference, Sawhney made a passing reference to IBM’s Watson IoT business analytics technology but did not note that the tech giant today publicized the fact it is working with Cisco to “provide instant IoT insight at the edge of the network.” Full Article

PTC Adds to Its IoT Arsenal

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Amid all the hype over the Internet of Things (IoT), CAD/CAM and PLM software developer PTC (Needham, MA) has slowly created an IoT infrastructure that aims to offer manufacturing operations a platform for building the connected future factory. Full Article

Smart Manufacturing in the Age of Digitalization

Senior Editor Patrick Wauzyniak


At this week’s Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series: The Digital Transformation event put on by SME (Dearborn, MI) at the NextEnergy Inc.’s (Detroit) headquarters, manufacturing executives and attendees got a glimpse of what it takes to reach cutting-edge smart manufacturing levels today, and how to gain competitive advantages in the IIoT-fueled future. Full Article

Manufacturing Gets its Day in Simulation

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey


The growing power of CAE simulation in support of manufacturing processes means more options for the shop floor engineer. Providers are embracing additional challenges beyond accuracy and fidelity to include easy to use and integrated simulations. Full Article

Stratasys Launches Universal Design-to-3D Print Application, GrabCAD Print

Press Release - Stratasys


Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today unveiled a bold, new software strategy designed to make 3D printing significantly easier, more intuitive and highly accessible. The approach is powered by a new, open architecture “design-to-3D print” workflow application, GrabCAD Print* – residing on the popular GrabCAD SaaS platform and supported by a community of more than 3 million designers, engineers and students. Full Article

Siemens Gives Some Details of 'Digital Twin' Work with SpaceX, Maserati

Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing Editor


Siemens is working to fulfill the Industry 4.0 vision with the digital twin, speakers from the software firm told people attending its namesake product lifecycle management (PLM) software conference this week in Orlando, FL. Zvi Feuer, senior vice president of manufacturing engineering software for Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, recalled a visit to Hawthorne, CA-based SpaceX a few months back. Full Article

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