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Beth Stackpole is a contributing editor to Digital Engineering. Send e-mail about this article to DE-Editors@digitaleng.news.

Roadblocks Slow the Digital Twin Race

Digital twins will give Hendrick Motorsports the speed and agility to make competitive design changes. Images courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports.

Companies are proceeding with caution on the digital twin journey, slowed by varying interpretations of the technology, the complexity and the lack of a packaged tool set.

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Mass Customization’s Data Challenge

adidas is leveraging Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis 3D printing technology to mass produce custom, high-performance sneakers. Image courtesy of Carbon.

3D printing has evolved to make mass customization a reality, but capturing and integrating the relevant data to drive designs still requires some heavy lifting.

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PLM Gets a Collaboration Makeover

Solid Edge Portal allows users to upload their designs and maintain fully associative parts lists for easy project accessibility and part visualization. Image courtesy of Zumex Group and Majenta PLM.

Vendors are revamping platforms with new technologies aimed at democratizing engagement and facilitating collaborative workflows.

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IoT Analytics: More Hype Than Reality?

FusionConnect’s business intelligence-level analytics helps engineers make sense of IoT product data. Image courtesy of Autodesk.

Although predictive maintenance and asset monitoring are among the top IoT use cases gaining traction, leveraging analytics to drive product design is still in the formative stages.

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Shatter Multimaterial Barriers

A meshed model showcases how a unit cell can deliver different material properties for metal 3D printing. Image courtesy of TNO via COMSOL.

New multimaterial 3D printing capabilities usher in more realism to prototypes while advancing the freedom to design and manufacture innovative products.

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Vendors Push Parts Reuse to the Next Level

Aras Innovator can directly import/export SysML models and replicate their structure inside the PLM platform, promoting reuse at a systems level. Image courtesy of Aras.

CAD and product lifecycle management platforms are being modernized with parts classification, Google-like search, and systems modeling capabilities to promote model and parts reuse.

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