Online and mobile experiences are changing how we buy products. Online, mobile and digital showrooms enable us to choose the product configuration we want that is then manufactured and packaged on demand for us. The advent of low cost sensors and internet based data services changes how we can understand actual product use. In manufacturing, our product design, development and production processes are changing to support consumer customization, on demand production, sensor mediated feedback and delivery. But how do these changes impact our PLM tools? Are the current PLM technologies and processes designed to support these new ways of driving product demand? If not, how do we redesign the product development tools to accommodate them? This session, moderated by Kenneth Wong, Senior Editor, Desktop Engineering,will explore these questions.
Applied Materials experiences and impression while migrating it's 3D mechanical CAD cloud to next generation technology. Applied Materials has 2000+ engineers spread across 93 locations in 22 countries. Each engineer has access to a private cloud CAD blade-station accessing terabytes of engineering data within the server room. Applied Materials has begun deploying the next generation of CAD in the cloud technologies. The goal is to enable improved service and resource management for the private cloud . Audience members will learn about the details for operating a cloud infrastructure, the challenges involved using current technologies, and the benefits that Applied Materials is currently seeing. From this real world example, audience members will gain key insights for determining if this type of solution is right for their company.