'Manufacturers want to work more closely with their customers'

'At the concept stage you can make changes,' PLM Central director Niketh Shetty said in a panel with Onshape and Cadonix at the DFM Summit in London. 'As the product matures, the more you delay the changes, the more it costs in the end product.'

'Everything in design and manufacturing is a graph'

'We have had CAD/CAM software, ERP, all of these software systems around for the last thirty years,' developer Paul Reeves said at the London DFM Summit in December, 'and they haven't had as much of an impact on productivity as they could.'

Siloed design tools CAD CAM CAE set to integrate

'You will start seeing design tools become much more holistic in terms of being able to take in massive amounts of data around the simulation and manufacturing processes,' nTopology co-founder Brad Rothenberg said at the last DFM Summit in New York.

Manufacturing Source developing CAD plugins for sourcing

Sam Al-Mukhtar's experience sourcing bespoke parts as a product designer was the seed to develop Manufacturing Source. 'It is a really inefficient way that people go about doing business at the moment.'


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